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  • One of the organizations that provided the initial funding was the Carnegie Corporation of New York? Am I correct? Who were the other sponsors?- The Carnegie Corporation was not an initial sponsor, but they are a sponsor. You can see the list of sponsors here, http://www.wdl.org/en/about/contributors.html.
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    1. 1. World Digital Library www.wdl.org OSI | WEB SERVICES The World Digital Library: A Project Overview ICADLA 2-day Conference University of Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa November 17-18, 2011 John Van Oudenaren Director, World Digital Library Library of Congress
    2. 2. World Digital Library www.wdl.org OSI | WEB SERVICES A website, http://www.wdl.org, that provides free access to primary sources that document the histories and cultural achievements of all countries.  Rare books  Journals  Manuscripts  Maps  Prints and photographs  Films  Sound recordings
    3. 3. World Digital Library www.wdl.org OSI | WEB SERVICESTimelineJune 2005: Dr. James H. Billington proposes creation of a World Digital LibraryDecember 2005: Initial funding securedDecember 2006: Agreements with UNESCO; WDL Experts MeetingOctober 2007: Prototype unveiled at UNESCO General ConferenceApril 2009: www.wdl.org launchedMarch 2010: WDL Charter adoptedJune 2010: First partner meeting under the WDL charterNovember 2011: Second WDL partner meeting
    4. 4. World Digital Library www.wdl.org OSI | WEB SERVICES In addition to building a website, the WDL is also an effort to share knowledge and build capacity around the world by:  Assisting in the establishment of digital conversion centers (Egypt, Iraq, Uganda)  Encouraging digitization where little or no digital content is being produced  Facilitating cooperation between experienced institutions and those just getting started
    5. 5. World Digital Library www.wdl.org OSI | WEB SERVICES Digital conversion centersDelivering scanning equipment to the National Libraryof Uganda Training at the Iraqi National Library and ArchivesNewly trained staff at the National Library and Archives ofEgypt
    6. 6. World Digital Library www.wdl.org OSI | WEB SERVICES136 partners from 72 countries  National libraries  University libraries  Public libraries  Archives  Museums
    7. 7. World Digital Library www.wdl.org OSI | WEB SERVICES Governance  Charter  Executive Council  Project Committees  Content Selection  Technical Architecture  Translation and Language Library of Congress serves as Project Manager View project site for more information (http://project.wdl.org/).
    8. 8. World Digital Library www.wdl.org OSI | WEB SERVICES Statistics
    9. 9. World Digital Library www.wdl.org OSI | WEB SERVICES Visitors 17.4 million Engaged users Pages viewed 113 million April, 21 2009 – October 31, 2011
    10. 10. World Digital Library www.wdl.org OSI | WEB SERVICES [Begin Live Demo of www.wdl.org]

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