World Digital Library Project
I think this would be a great tool for research. This is just the beginning. Imagine 2 years from now if You have access to as many historical and current records from all the major libraries in the world all in one place...what that would do to all of us and our work? I like to imagine the potential...
This site contains information about the World Digital Library project. To visit the World Digital Library go to www.wdl.org
The World Digital Library will make available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, architectural drawings, and other significant cultural materials. The objectives of the World Digital Library are to promote international and inter-cultural understanding and awareness, provide resources to educators, expand non-English and non-Western content on the Internet, and to contribute to scholarly research.