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The World Digital Library: Project Update John Van Oudenaren Director, WDL

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A website, http://www.wdl.org, that provides free access to primary sources that document the histories and cultural achievements of all countries.

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A website, http://www.wdl.org, that provides free access to primary sources that document the histories and cultural achievements of all countries.

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A website, http://www.wdl.org, that provides free access to primary sources that document the histories and cultural achievements of all countries. 

Rare books

Journals

Manuscripts

Maps

Prints and photographs

Films

Sound recordings

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Timeline June 2005: Dr. Billington proposes creation of a World Digital Library December 2005: Initial funding secured December 2006: Agreements with UNESCO; WDL Experts Meeting October 2007: Prototype unveiled at UNESCO General Conference April 2009: www.wdl.org launched March 2010: WDL Charter adopted June 2010: Partner meeting under the WDL charter January 2011: WDL Executive Council meets

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In addition to building a website, the WDL is also an effort to share knowledge and build capacity around the world by: 

Assisting in the establishment of digital conversion centers (Egypt, Iraq, Uganda)

Encouraging digitization where little or no digital content is being produced

Facilitating cooperation between experienced institutions and those just getting started

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Digital conversion centers

Delivering scanning equipment to the National Library of Uganda

Training at the Iraqi National Library and Archives

Newly trained staff at the National Library and Archives of Egypt

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122 partners from 66 countries 

National libraries

University libraries

Public libraries

Archives

Museums

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Governance 

Charter

Executive Council

Project Committees   

Content Selection Technical Architecture Translation and Language

View project site for more information (http://project.wdl.org/).

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Statistics

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Visitors

15 million Pages viewed

100 million Links from other Web sites

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World Digital Library www.wdl.org

Visitors

15 million Pages viewed

100 million

Engaged users

Links from other Web sites

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Current set of languages

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Current set of languages       

Arabic Chinese English French Portuguese Russian Spanish

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Languages of pages viewed French: 3.7% Arabic: 1.4% Chinese: 3.9% Russian: 5.2% Portuguese: 10.9%

English: 20.8%

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Spanish: 53.9%


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Top countries by visitor

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WDL Site Features

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World Digital Library www.wdl.org

WDL Site Features  Multilingualism  Consistent, high-quality metadata  Multiple methods to browse, search, discover,     

and compare content Curatorial and scholarly interpretation Enhanced display and zoom features Exposure to search engines Web 2.0 features Accessibility

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Ponencia Van Oudenaren  

I Seminario Internacional de la Biblioteca de Galicia. Bibliotecas digitales

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