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February 21, 2008

International Children’s Digital Library

by @ 4:05 am. Filed under Technology

Today’s Globe has a great story about the International Digital Children’s Library, a nonprofit whose self-stated mission is to “to excite and inspire the world’s children to become members of the global community – children who understand the value of tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas — by making the best in children’s literature available online.” Kids can select thousands of books by subject, age-appropriateness, languge (there are dozens to choose from), and even by the color of the book’s cover (”I’m looking for the blue book about family pets”).

The Boston Public Library is participating in this effort, by scanning its oldest and rarest children’s literature and adding it to the IDCL. As the BPL’s digital services director states in the Globe story, “It’s our goal as a library to put our collections in the hands of all our users, and one of the most effective ways we can do that is to digitize them and put them online, where there are no restrictions of time or space.”

Well said. That’s exactly how I feel about Land Records.

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