Wednesday, April 22, 2009

U.N. opens it Digital Library

The Chronicle of Higher Education online has a brief but eye-catching note that the United Nations has opened a World Digital Library. Well, when you get there, it turns out to be more like a digital archive. It's pretty cool. It has lots of map images and photo images, a few scanned pages. It is really international. But it's not a library as I understand it, and it's not the answer to Google Book Project or any other digital library project. hmmm.

And speaking of Google Books Project, the same issue of the Chronicle has an article stating that Brewster Kahle's Internet Archive project has petitioned the judge in the Google Books Project Settlement case to be part of the settlement. I don't find the update at, but it may just be too soon for it to have been entered there.

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