Uganda Joins World Digital Library

Posted by admin on Apr 5, 2010

Finally, Uganda joins the World Digital Library (WDL) project after receiving equipment worth Ush600 million ($300,000) from Carnegie Corporation of New York and Ush6 billion ($3 million) from Google.

During the handover of the equipment, the National Library of Uganda (NLU) director Gertrude Kayaga Mulindwa, said WDL is intended to promote international and inter-cultural understanding mainly among young people.

It will also be used to expand the volume and variety of cultural content on the Internet, provide resources for educators, scholars and general audiences, as well as build capacity in partner institutions in a bid to narrow the digital divide within and between countries.

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