Library of Congress Plans World Digital Library

“The Library of Congress is launching a campaign today to create the World Digital Library, an online collection of rare books, manuscripts, maps, posters, stamps and other materials from its holdings and those of other national libraries that would be freely accessible for viewing by anyone, anywhere with Internet access.

“This is the most ambitious international effort ever undertaken to put precious items of artistic, historical, and literary significance on the Internet so that people can learn about other cultures without traveling further than the nearest computer, according to James H. Billington, head of the Library of Congress.”

David A. Vise. World Digital Library Planned. Nov. 22, 2005.

See also:

James H. Billington. A Library for The New World. Nov. 22, 2005.

Danny Sullivan. World Digital Library Project Announced, Backed By Library Of Congress & Google. SearchEngineWatch. Nov. 22, 2005.

Michael Liedtke. Google Donates $3M to Help Scan Documents. Nov. 22, 2005.

Katie Hafner. Google Gift to Digital Library. The New York Times. Nov. 22, 2005.

(Editor’s Note: The Post allows free access to their stories on the Web for 14 days before sending the stories to the paper’s fee-based Archives.)

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11/23/2005 at 09:00

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