Resources: World Digital Library

in DigiLib BLog
April 28th, 2009

Have you seen the World Digital Library yet? It’s fantastic. In the creators’ own words, the WDL “makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.” The interface, developed by the Library of Congress with support (including financial) from worldwide entities, is slick. Navigation tools are available in several languages including Arabic and Russian. You can browse primary materials by place of origin, time period, owner institution, topic, and type of item. The specific technologies used to create the WDL site are not clear, though a quick look at the home page source suggests just JavaScript and CSS – anyone know for sure?

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