You may have seen a lot of libraries but today this library is a digital library which has been created by UNESCO and its basic goal is to provide knowledge to everyone related to science, agriculture, communication and education. There is all kinds of information.Through this organization, research and ideas are exchanged on the Internet.UNESCO is particular working to expand the digital library to every corner of the globe.Science and technology have made communication much easier. Even today and in the past, sharing information was not so easy but now you can easily exchange information from one corner of the world to the other.
The World Digital Library (WDL) is an international digital library operated by UNESCO and the United States Library of Congress.
It plans to grow non-English and non-western substance on the Internet, and add to insightful research. The library plans to make accessible on the Internet, for nothing out of pocket and in multilingual configuration, noteworthy essential materials from societies around the globe.
Today’s knowledge is generally divided into four building blocks, are follow.
Number one is Knowledge Creation, Knowledge Preservation, Knowledge sharing and Knowledge Application.
The main purpose of creating a digital library is that all people will exchange information with each other and these libraries will have a very high degree of selection of resources and its criteria will be in accordance with the special mission that each type of facility will provide.
What will be the work of the library?
It will be their job to use this Distribution Network to provide information to everyone about the reason for the traditional release in any corner of the world.
It will promote international and intercultural understanding.
The variety and value of the Cultural content on the Internet will expand.
Also it will only provide resources for Educator for Scholar and for Journal Ordinance.
Build capacity in partner institution to narrow the digital divide within and between countries.
The WDL opened with 1,236 items. As of early 2018, it lists more than 18,000 items from nearly 200 countries, dating back to 8,000 BCE.
About the Digital World Library:
This digital library, which has been built in conjunction with the operation, includes the Library of Congress, the United Nations Educational Science and Culture Organization, partner libraries archive, Educational and Cultural Institute, other institutions around the world.With the help of all these, this library has been built on a valuable website and it has used very good documents including journal menus, scripts maps and photographs, film sound recordings etc. which tell stories about the culture of the world. This site is used for the general user, for the student, for the teacher and for the scholars.
The library is not in one language but includes English ,Chinese , French, Spanish, Russian but the original documents are in the original language.
A digital library in general is a library in which data is stored in digital format and can be accessed through a computer.
Characteristics of Digital World Library:
Features of digital libraries
No physical boundary. …
Round the clock availability A major advantage of digital libraries is that people can gain access 24/7 to the information.
Multiple access. …
Information retrieval. …
Preservation and conservation. …
Added value. …
Full ordered databases, cross-accessible
Propelled search highlights
Little document sizes to encourage downloading
Simple route through provincial assortments
Metadata gave in Excel so each title can be recorded in online library lists
COUNTER consistent utilization measurements for World Bank e-Library, WDI, GDF and ADI online databases.