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A World Digital Library in the Works

Ok, I’ve tried this a couple of times, now, and I think Blogger officially hates YouTube (maybe it’s some step-sibling rivalry or something). So here I go again… shorter… not as much excitement in my tone… and not as much detail. Blame Blogger.

This morning’s keynote was on the Library of Congress’ new project (scheduled to be available summer of 2008) to digitize culturally significant items from seven countries: the U.S., Brazil, Russia, Spain, France, Egypt, and the Netherlands. And yes, everything will be available in all seven languages. What a job.

The talk was interesting, but the demo video he showed at the end was very, very cool. Yes, I like shiny things… Very cool. Check it out:

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