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IASA 2014 Annual Conference in Cape Town 5-9 Oct #iasa2014 #archives

IASA 2014 Annual Conference in Cape Town 5-9 Oct #iasa2014 #archives | The Information Professional |

Connecting Cultures: Content, Context, and Collaboration

Cape Town, South Africa, 5-9 October 2014    #iasa2014

Conference themes: Content and technologiesConnecting dataContextualisation and CurationCurators and creatorsCustomer-driven services issuesCrowd-sourcing, cataloguing and content managementCollaborative learning

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World Digital Library

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"The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. These cultural treasures include, but are not limited to, manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings. Items on the WDL may easily be browsed by place, time, topic, type of item, and contributing institution, or can be located by an open-ended search, in several languages. Special features include interactive geographic clusters, a timeline, advanced image-viewing and interpretive capabilities. Item-level descriptions and interviews with curators about featured items provide additional information.


The principal objectives of the WDL are to:

•Promote international and intercultural understanding;

•Expand the volume and variety of cultural content on the

•Provide resources for educators, scholars, and general

Via Anne Whaits, Dennis T OConnor
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