Thursday, April 23, 2009

A World of Knowledge Just a Click Away

On Tuesday a partnership between national libraries and the United Nations Education Agency launched the World Digital Library.

The web site is in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian leads readers through a treasure trove of rare finds from more than a dozen countries. The goal is one every author can appreciate – to pique young readers’ interest and get them reading books.

The web site for the Library of Congress also offers a wealth of digital collections online. I’ve checked out both sites, and they are habit-forming (in a good way) to say the least.

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