Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday Sharing--Digital Library Collections

I found a place to go to if you, like me, love old photos, and other interesting things. It's from the American Library Association I Love Libraries site and it highlights digital collections from libraries everywhere. Click here to start. You'll find collections of photos and more, such as postcards, maps, and vintage posters. For example, there's a link to the University of Virginia Art Museum Numismatic Collection where you can see ancient Greek and Roman coins. Or, there's the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies collection of oral history audio and video interviews. Of special interest to children's writers is the link to the International Children's Digital Library. This is from the Mission Statement on the ICDL homepage:
The mission of the International Children’s Digital Library Foundation is 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.
Check out the ICDL, and by all means, check out the I Love Libraries digital libraries section.


1 comment:

Sally said...

Very cool, Diane - I didn't know the ICDL.
My favorite is the British Museum: