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World Digital Library

World Digital Library

The World Digital Library is a free and growing Internet available collection of significant cultural treasures from countries and cultures all over the world. These digitized cultural treasures include photographs, books, manuscripts, maps, audio recordings and films amongst others. The database is searchable in 7 languages: Arabic, English, French, Russian, Chinese, Spanish and Portugese via an easy to use interface that enables browsing by place, time, topic, type of item and contributing institution, or by an open-ended search.

The World Digital Library has been created for use by students, scholars and members of the public. It is a UNESCO program led by the US Library of Congress in partnership with libraries all over the world. The National Library Qatar Foundation is one of a number of Library members from Arabic/Islamic countries who contribute content. The Qatar Foundation is a major financial sponsor of the World Digital Library.

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Workshop on “Digital Photography of Cultural Heritage”


Qatar National Library (QNL) is pleased to provide a free workshop on “Digital Photography of Cultural Heritage”. The workshop will highlight photography as an important tool that contributes to sharing information of cultural items.

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Training Sessions on Selected Business Online Resources


Qatar National Library is offering free hands-on training sessions on the effective use of selected business online resources: ABI/INFORM, Entrepreneurship Database, EcoLink (Dar Almandumah) and E-Marefa.

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