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The World Digital Library provides free access to manuscripts, rare books, maps, photographs, and other important cultural documents from all countries and cultures, in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
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The World Digital Library (WDL) is an international digital library operated by UNESCO and the United States Library of Congress.
The World Digital Library is a cooperative project of the Library of Congress, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and partner libraries, archives, and educational and cultural institutions from the United States and around the world.
World Digital Library Project Site The purpose of this site is to provide access to documentation about the World Digital Library project. If you would like to visit the World Digital Library please go to www.wdl.org .
· RT @TeachingLC: Casting a #vote at Cardozo High School, Washington, DC, 1964 go.usa.gov/xPdgm #ElectionDay
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· TwitterFrom 1606, this is “Ji he yuan ben,” the earliest Chinese translation of the “Elements” by Greek mathematician Euclid. The translation is by Matteo Ricci and Xu Guangqi. Explore it, and learn more about its impact, here: wdl.org/17216/#utm_sou… #math #geometry
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· TwitterRT @LOCMaps: Paul Sample’s “America, Its Soil” is a stunning 1946 pictorial map, celebrating American agriculture and fishing from coast to coast!
Take a closer look here: go.usa.gov/xPpS8
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· TwitterRT @librarycongress: November is National #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth — the Library joins with several other federal agencies in paying tribute to the rich ancestry & traditions of Native Americans nativeamericanheritagemo…
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· TwitterRT @librarycongress: What better way to celebrate #Halloween than by taking a look at #EdgarAllanPoe, author of “The Raven,” “The Tell-Tale Heart” & other stories of the macabre blogs.loc.gov/international-…
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World Digital Library The World Digital Library will make available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, architectural drawings, and other significant cultural materials.
In early September 2008, the Organization of American States (OAS) agreed to join with the Library of Congress in developing the World Digital Library. Secretary General José Miguel Insulza signed the “Contributor Agreement” with Librarian of Congress, Dr. James Billington, at an OAS headquarters ceremony.
James H. Billington, creator of the project and U.S. Librarian of Congress, said the digital library “brings together cultural heritage that’s scattered around the world” and is “an entryway to learning for those who are living in an audiovisual world.” Browse more must-see sites and learn how they’re selected.