Thursday, April 23, 2009

prepare to be AmAzEd!

Behold!  The World Digital Library!  

From the Washington Post

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.

James H. Billington, the librarian of Congress who launched the project four years

 ago, said the ambition was to make available on an easy-to-navigate site, free for scholars and other curious people anywhere, a collection of primary documents and authoritative explanations from the planet's leading libraries.

It's official, James Billington is now my favorite librarian in the world...right behind Nancy Pearl of course.  Billington will only surpass her when he gets his own action figure.


Kenny P. said...

Cool! Hopefully the Romans, Christians, and Muslims won't be able to burn THIS one down.

Holley T said...

too true...