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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

World Digital Library

The World Digital Library


The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.
The principal objectives of the WDL are to:
  • Promote international and intercultural understanding;
  • Expand the volume and variety of cultural content on the Internet;
  • Provide resources for educators, scholars, and general audiences;
  • Build capacity in partner institutions to narrow the digital divide within and between countries.
The WDL 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.

The WDL was developed by a team at the U.S. Library of Congress, with contributions by partner institutions in many countries; the support of the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); and the financial support of a number of companies and private foundations.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Remember to wiggle your toes.

Thanks again to Kevin Brooks who spoke to the students at RSS about making the most of life, no matter what cards you have been dealt. An active snowboarder, skater, hockey player and general dare devil, Kevin was never one to turn down a party. After a night of drinking, Kevin didn't listen to that inner voice telling him to go home to bed but instead jumped in the driver's seat of his car, with his friend Brendon next him and proceeded to flip the vehicle down an embankment. Kevin survived. Brendon did not. Kevin is now in a wheelchair unable to do the many sports he loves but he isn't letting that stop him. Listen to Kevin and you know he isn't letting anything stop him. He isn't giving up. Check out his website and blog to read more about Kevin and share your own story.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Do you want a skatepark in Rossland?

May 10th, Miner's 7:30. Our LAST consultation meeting on the site. We need the masses out for this one! Also see cool RSA report on interviews with 40 other towns in BC with skateparks.

Tired of skating outside Ferraro's? The Rossland Skatepark Association has worked tirelessly to see a skatepark in Rossland. Tell your friends and family about the May 10th meeting where the location will be discussed. Get involved in your community. For more information check out the RSA website.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

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