Press: US digital library brings culture, history online

Posted by Vicky Zeamer on April 14, 2013 in Press.

“WASHINGTON: A new “digital public library” set to launch this month aims to provide an alternative to Google for those looking for American cultural information online.”

“Visitors will be able to view, for example, letters penned by George Washington, a copy of the Declaration of Independence in the handwriting of Thomas Jefferson, and ambrotype and daguerreotype images of Abraham Lincoln.”

“The Digital Public Library of America site will launch April 18 with more than two million objects — including digital renderings of photos, books, manuscripts and other items from places such as the Smithsonian Institution, along with museums, libraries and historical institutions around the country.”

An excerpt from The Economic Times, US digital library brings culture, history online

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