Wednesday, April 22, 2009

UN World Digital Library

U.N. Launches World Digital Library - washingtonpost.com
PARIS, April 20 -- A globe-spanning U.N. digital library seeking to display and explain the wealth of all human cultures has gone into operation on the Internet, serving up mankind's accumulated knowledge in seven languages for students around the world.

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The site (www.wdl.org) has put up the Japanese work that is considered the first novel in history, for instance, along with the Aztecs' first mention of the Christ child in the New World and the works of ancient Arab scholars piercing the mysteries of algebra, each entry flanked by learned commentary. "There are many one-of-a-kind documents," Billington said in an interview.



Interesting but my first impression is that it is a bit bare. Listening to a video on Jefferson's A Summary View of the Rights of British America.

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