The World Digital Library

Post your tips and helper files here! Uploading, researching information, grant writing, you name it. If it will help someone or if you have a question, here's the place to post.

Moderators: Minimalist, MichelleH

Post Reply
Minimalist
Forum Moderator
Posts: 15800
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:09 pm
Location: Arizona

The World Digital Library

Post by Minimalist » Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:16 pm

http://www.wdl.org/en/

http://apnews.excite.com/article/200904 ... VG4O0.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."
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

-- George Carlin

User avatar
Sam Salmon
Posts: 349
Joined: Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:30 am
Location: Vancouver-by-the-Sea

Post by Sam Salmon » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:49 pm

"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.......

User avatar
curious01
Posts: 23
Joined: Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:27 am
Location: Central Florida

Post by curious01 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:13 am

Thanks for the link. Looks interesting.
One stupid primate swimming in an endless universe!

Post Reply