May 28, 2022

The World Digital Library is Now Tweeting and More About the WDL

A Hello to the World Digital Library on Twitter!

Follow: @WDLorg

If you’re unfamiliar with the WDL here are a few fast facts and links:

The World Digital was first proposed by Dr. James Billington, Librarian of Congress, in 2005 and was officially launched in April, 2009. UNESCO has been a partner since the very beginning.


  • 119 members (Primarily Libraries and Archives)
  • A Few of the WDL’s 119 Members Include LC, NARA, Smithsonian Institution, British Library, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, The Royal Library (Denmark), and, Russian State Library
  • Database Provides Access to 1575 Items (Additions are Made Regularly)

Direct to World Digital Library (Search, Browse, Timeline)

See Also: “A Portal to World History” (via NDIIPP, March, 2011)

See Also: World Digital Library FAQ

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.