Thursday, 1 November 2007

The World Digital Library

The Independent (UK), The Washington Post and The New York Times all report on the World Digital Library project, a prototype of which was unveiled in Paris on October 17th. The project involves the US Library of Congress, Unesco and libraries in Egypt, Brazil and Russia, as well as financial support from google and technical support from Apple.

The project is to digitise and make available, for free, in multiligual format, primary resources from around the globe, including maps, rare books, manuscripts, photographs, film and music. While the prototype is not currently available, there is a nice little video Experience the Vision.

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