Developed by the Library of Congress and partner institutions, the World Digital Library provides free access to manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from around the world.
The stated mission of the World Digital Library is to:
* Promote international and intercultural understanding;
* Expand the volume and variety of cultural content on the Internet;
* Provide resources for educators, scholars, and general audiences;
* Build capacity in partner institutions to narrow the digital divide within and between countries.
With the ability to search for items on the World Digital Library by place, time, topic, type of item, and contributing institution, the World Digital Library is a valuable, easy to use resource whose contributions will only enrich your research.