World Digital Library
April 19, 2009 11:34 AM   Subscribe

The World Digital Library is set to open on the 21st of April, but appears to be operating as of now. Coral Cache
posted by djgh (6 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
very nice
posted by davidstandaford at 12:15 PM on April 19, 2009

interesting pieces presented in aesthetically pleasing fashion. i can ask for no more. i may only be grateful to unesco for making the wdl and djgh for alerting us.
posted by the aloha at 2:19 PM on April 19, 2009

Where are the British institutions?
posted by tellurian at 5:26 PM on April 19, 2009


It would appear that they did not choose to participate ... /me shrugs; not that many US institutions either, but what the heck. I'm just delighted to see it and find it fully-operational!
posted by aldus_manutius at 10:59 AM on April 20, 2009

Maybe the Europeana library (overview / partners) goes at least part way to explain why the lack of UK sites. By the way, I made up a sampling (selflink) from the WDL the other day. It's hard to know what the right balance is between individual institution availability and what is contributed to these portals. A lot of the WDL stuff was already online (maybe half?). I guess as a consumer it's a case of 'the more the merrier' but there must be a lot of politics and economic/rights hand wringing and arguments going on in the background.
posted by peacay at 5:13 PM on April 20, 2009

Short (text) interview with the Director of the WDL, John Van Oudenaren.
posted by peacay at 3:21 PM on April 21, 2009

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