Latest World Digital Library Stories

2014-05-23 23:08:31

The event will bring together speakers from leading organizations across the globe and is geared towards professionals who are either interested or directly involved in the production, publication, distribution and provision of digital books and access technologies for people with disabilities. Paris, France (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Together with BrailleNet and Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions section for...

2014-02-12 23:01:55

Gift to Support WDL Expansion of Content on American Achievements in Science and Technology Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 The Library of Congress today announced a gift from Jones International University® (JIU®) to the Library’s World Digital Library (WDL), an initiative which brings the rarest and most important cultural documents of the world to people everywhere. This gift of $250,000 will support WDL expansion of content on American achievements in science and...

2014-01-23 23:20:14

Enterprise Search company chosen to build a new public-facing electronic record access system that will make billions of NARA records publicly available online Herndon, VA (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Search Technologies was recently awarded a contract worth up to $6.34M from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and is the primary contractor chosen to build a new search system for the Online Public Access (OPA) resource, a portal to the billions of records that NARA...

Ancient Map Of "America" Found In Germany
2012-07-04 04:44:11

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In time for Fourth of July festivities, Librarians at a German university announced on Tuesday that they have found a 500-year-old version of a world map that was the first to have mentioned "America." The librarians were unaware of the map's presence until they found it stashed away inside an unrelated 16th century Geometry book. The map doesn't quite pre-date the 1507 map that Germany officially handed over to the U.S. back in...

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