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World Digital Library | WDL

Launched in 2007 by UNESCO and the U.S. Library of Congress, the World Digital Library aims to reduce the North-South digital divide and promote intercultural dialogue through the availability of documents representing the diversity of our world heritage.


A multilingual interface in English, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Russian provides access to about 11,000 documents from 181 partner institutions. Document descriptions are available in each of the portal's seven languages. In addition to traditional search criteria (place, theme, institution, period, etc.), the new site version now offers geolocation and timelines.

Monday, June 12, 2017