The greatest library in the world

April 23, 2009 at 2:12 pm Leave a comment

… to be.

Officially launched by UNESCO and partners, The World Digital Library extended its prototype life to the big time on Tuesday.

The WDL aims to provide, on its website, free access to cultural treasures from around the world including but not limited to manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings.

Items on the WDL may be browsed by place, time, topic, type of item, and contributing institution. Site navigation tools and content descriptions are provided in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish, with many more languages represented in the actual holding items.

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The WDL was proposed by US Librarian of Congress, Jame Billington.

Other main digital libraries (at this time) are Google Books and The Europeana.

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