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Subject: Alla dessa ultimata bibliotek
From: Jan Szczepanski <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:BIBLIST - Topics in Nordic research library user services <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 19 Oct 2007 09:56:06 +0200

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Här är en intressant nyhet klippt ur Gary Price's ResourceShelf:

UNESCO and Library of Congress sign agreement for World Digital Library

UNESCO and the US Library of Congress will join forces to build a World 
Digital Library, following the signing of an agreement by Abdul Waheed 
Khan, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Communication and 
Information, and the Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, at 
UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 17 October, 2007.

The World Digital Library initiative has been designed to promote 
international and inter-cultural understanding, increase the quality and 
diversity of cultural content on the internet, and contribute to 
education and scholarship. Individuals and institutions in more than 40 
countries and the IFLA have participated in working groups and expert 
meetings to plan the World Digital Library.

“Libraries are key actors for ensuring universal access to information 
and building knowledge societies,” said UNESCO Director-General, 
Koïchiro Matsuura. “We are very pleased to build on the excellent 
partnership that we have long enjoyed with the Library of Congress to 
work in innovative ways to preserve and make accessible the memory of 
the world.”

Direct to World Digital Library Web Site
++ Partners in the Project

Source: UNESCO (via UN Pulse)


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