May 28, 2022

Library of Congress, French Film Archive Swap Digitized Movies, TV Programs for Research

From the Associated Press: The Library of Congress and France’s national audio-visual archive announced plans Wednesday to exchange up to 500 hours of digitized film and TV shows that reflect how the United States and France have portrayed each other in media. The agreement between the world’s largest library in Washington and the French Institut […]

Library Congress to Expand Ties With Qatar Foundation

From The Peninsula: The Library of Congress is looking for possibilities to expand its collaboration with the Qatar Foundation and Central Library, following the successful partnership for the World Digital Library. “We will be expanding the collaboration between the Qatar Foundation Central Library and the Congress Library, which is very useful,” Dr James H Billington, […]

The National Library of Albania Has Joined the World Digital Library

Direct to World Digital Library Info About National Library of Albania National Library of Albania Website (in Albanian) National Library of Albania Catalogues (in English) Source: World Digital Library @WDLorg  

The National Library of Nigeria is Now a Member of the World Digital Library

That’s what we learned today via a World Digital Library (WDL) tweet. The National Library of Nigeria is the 129th organization to join the WDL. Direct to WDL See Also: “The Omani Digital Library is Now a World Digital Library Partner” (June 12, 2011) See Also: Abu Dhabi National Library Joins World Digital Library (February, […]

The Omani Digital Library is Now a World Digital Library Partner; 128 WDL Members as of Today

Via Twitter: The Omani Digital Library ( is now a World Digital Library partner. Welcome! That brings the total to 128 partners in 68 countries.

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 […]

World Digital Library: "A Portal to World History"

A number of stats and facts follow. From the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress: The WDL mission statement provides a good overall description of the project, “The World Digital Library makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and […]