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Thursday, April 23, 2009

World Digital Library is Here!

World Digital Library

I am delighted to see that the World Digital Library, mentioned back in December 2007, is up and running.

The World Digital Library makes it possible to:
discover, study, and enjoy cultural treasures from around the world on one site, in a variety of ways. These cultural treasures include, but are not limited to, manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings.

Items may easily be browsed by place, time, topic, type of item, and contributing institution, or can be located by an open-ended search, in several languages. Special features include interactive geographic clusters, a timeline, advanced image-viewing and interpretive capabilities. Item-level descriptions and interviews with curators about featured items provide additional information.

Check it out now. This is a great educational resource!!

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