Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Read, Translate, Share, Listen, Organize - The World Digital Library is Almost Here

The Library of Congress, UNESCO and 32 partner institutions on April 21 will launch the World Digital Library, a website that features unique cultural materials from libraries and archives from around the world.

The site will include manuscripts, maps, rare books, films, sound recordings, and prints and photographs – available unrestricted to the public and free of charge. The browseable, searchable site will function in seven languages and offer content in dozens of languages.

For a sneak peek at what's coming head to the web site at http://www.worlddigitallibrary.org/project/english/ and watch the video.

Of special interest is the ability to select text from a book and have it translated right there on the web site. It looks like there will also be a focus on international materials, mobile technology, timelines tools, and even computerized voice technology.


Leah Kleylein said...


Judith Richards Shubert said...

Thanks for this news. I'll be looking forward to the 21st!gra