World Digital Library

David Berry has drawn my attention to the World Digital Library produced by UNESCO. The aims are provided:

The principal objectives of the WDL are to:

  • Promote international and intercultural understanding;
  • Expand the volume and variety of cultural content on the Internet;
  • Provide resources for educators, scholars, and general audiences;
  • Build capacity in partner institutions to narrow the digital divide within and between countries.

The BBC also has coverage (“UN puts global treasures online“, April 21, 2009).

A website offering free access to rare manuscripts, books, films and maps from around the world is being launched by the UN’s cultural agency.

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