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The World Digital Library

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:16 pm
by Minimalist
http://www.wdl.org/en/

http://apnews.excite.com/article/20090421/D97MVG4O0.html

PARIS (AP) - National libraries and the U.N. education agency put some of humanity's earliest written works online Tuesday, from ancient Chinese oracle bones to the first European map of the New World.

U.S. Librarian of Congress James Billington said the idea behind the World Digital Library is not to compete with Google or Wikipedia but to pique young readers' interest - and get them reading books.

"You have to go back to books," Billington said in an interview in Paris, where the project was launched at UNESCO's headquarters. "These are primary documents of a culture."

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:49 pm
by Sam Salmon
"You have to go back to books," Billington said in an interview in Paris, where the project was launched at UNESCO's headquarters. "These are primary documents of a culture."

I hope so.......

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:13 am
by curious01
Thanks for the link. Looks interesting.