The World Digital Library (WDL) (مكتبة العالم الرقمية)

The World Digital Library (WDL) includes information about and links to cultural and historical resources from around the world. It is a project of the Library of Congress, carried out with the support of UNESCO, and in cooperation with libraries, archives, museums, educational institutions, and international organizations from around the world.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Author The Library of Congress
Last Updated February 19, 2021, 16:27 (GMT)
Created April 8, 2020, 10:58 (BST)
Project URL
Project principal and co-investigators

The Library of Congress

Project start date 2009-04-21
Project status Completed
Project funder

Carnegie Corporation of New York

The Qatar National Library of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development

Google, Inc.

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

The Library of Congress National Digital Library Trust Fund

Microsoft, Inc.

The Library of Congress Third Century Fund, Jeffersonian Fund

James Madison Council of the Library of Congress

Glenn R. Jones

Raja W. Sidawi

Roger S. and Julie Baskes

Consuelo Duroc-Danner

Mikhail Khodorkovsky

H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest

Susan Carmel Lehrman

Philip Milstein

Martha H. Morris

B.F. Saul

The Lawrence and Mary Ann Tucker Foundation

Buffy M. Cafritz

William and Inger Ginsburg

Beverly and Lyman Hamilton

L. Dennis and Susan R. Shapiro

Tabizuru Foundation

Bridges of Understanding Foundation

Kathleen L. Casey

Maria Leticia de Alencar

Robert H. Enslow

Jennifer Langer Jacobs

Nancy Hart Glanville Jewell

Legacy Works Foundation

Tom and Kay Martin

Thomas and Jamel Perkins

Albert H. Small

West Hartford Library Board

Citation information

Van Oudenaren, J., (2017), The World Digital Library. Bibliothek Forschung und Praxis, 41(2), pp.242-249.

Time Periods Hashemite, Modern
Data type Text essay, Images Photograph, Databases, Images Map