Key note speaker: John Van Oudenaren, Senior Advisor, World Digital Library Initiative, Library of Congress (LC).
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. The objectives of the World Digital Library are to promote international and inter-cultural understanding and awareness, provide resources to educators, expand non-English and non-Western content on the Internet, and to contribute to scholarly research.
National libraries and other cultural institions:
– Bibliotheca Alexandria
– National Library of Egypt
– National Library of Brazil
– Russian State Library