Thursday, November 16, 2006
The project for a World Digital Library was proposed by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington in a speech to U.S. National Commission for UNESCO in Washington in June 2005. The project will aim to build upon the experience of the Library of Congress and of other national libraries and cultural institutions around the world to create a large repository of significant primary materials representing cultures from across the globe.
The U.S. Mission to UNESCO has provided this factsheet on its website.
Posted by John Daly at 7:25 PM