The World Digital Library

The World Digital Library makes it possible to discover, study, and enjoy cultural treasures from around the world on one site, in a variety of ways. 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.

Navigation tools and content descriptions are provided in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Many more languages are represented in the actual books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, and other primary materials, which are provided in their original languages.

The World Digital Library


Review: Timeline 3D

Timeline 3D, by beedocs is a Mac-based software that makes it easy for users to create and present timelines.  Users can create multiple rows in the same timeline, add images, links and notes, and customize the theme, colors, fonts and date format of the timelines.  It also offers multiple   After registering your version of Timeline 3D, you can also export your timeline to a text file, email, to Keynote, to a portable device and also to a Quicktime movie file.  You can also launch a “3D” presentation of your timeline within Timeline 3D itself, such as in the video below:

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