Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The World Digital Library

Under the auspices of UNESCO, the World Digital Library has made its début. This project aims to bring the cultural heritage of our world to the Internet. Many great institutions collaborate in this effort.

This resource is likely to become of immense importance to us because it aims to provide unrestricted public access, free access to this material. What I like best about the World Digital Library is that it aims to cover the whole world, all continents, all countries and all cultures. I hope that the WDL will help us to counter the current bias we have in Commons with Western oriented material.

As a present to the World Digital Library at its opening, Durova has restored this picture from Egypt. We hope for a great collaboration with this great new initiative.

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