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A digital library provides users with access to collections of electronic documents, and may contain a number of different file types including text, image, sound and multimedia or any combination thereof. While it may be associated with a physical library, a digital library can stand on its own without a physical counterpart. A digital library may also be referred to as: a virtual library; an electronic library; a hybrid library; or an electronic document collection. Please note that there is separate category for "printed literary texts available on the Internet" called Electronic Text Archives: Arts/Literature/Electronic_Text_Archives.
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Digital map collections at the University of California Santa Barbara.
A digital library of more than 18,000 pages of eyewitness accounts of North American exploration. A collaboration between the Wisconsin Historical Society and National History Day.
Site hosted by the Library of Congress as a gateway to online collections of the history and culture of the United States, totaling more than 7 million digital items.
Search, order and purchase items from the thousands of images from the library’s collections.
Provides access to scholarly materials, databases of journal article abstracts and citations, electronic journals, publishing tools, and reference databases for the University of California. The CDL also builds collections and provides public access to cultural heritage materials though a variety of innovative programs.
A paid subscription service providing access to articles, scholarly journals, electronic books and re-digitized documents from cultural and scientific publications related to central and eastern Europe.
Aims to improve the dissemination and feedback of scientific literature, and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness. Rather than creating just another digital library, CiteSeer provides algorithms, techniques, and software that can be used in other digital libraries. CiteSeer indexes Postscript and PDF research articles on the Web, and provides a number of special features.
Builds and maintains an open crawl of the web.
Based at the Institute of Chinese Studies at the University of Heidelberg (Germany), the collection includes websites, e-journals, films, snapshots of discussion boards, and single documents covering social and political subject matters.
Provides access to text, images, photographs, newspaper articles, audio and video collections as well as virtual exhibits. Bilingual site (Maori and English).
Developed by the School of Information Resources and Library Science and the Arizona Health Sciences Library at the University of Arizona using Open Archives Initiative (OAI) compliant Eprints v.2 software.
A University of Pennsylvania selection of digital library collections, exhibits, and finding aids prepared by digital librarians. Information on tools and technology.
Text-based collections, photographs, map images, finding aids, databases, audio-visual material, and bibliographic catalogs of collections to aid the research of scholars, historians, faculty, and students at the University of Pittsburgh.
Special collections at Case Western Reserve University, including medieval manuscripts and items from the US 1930s Works Projects Administration era.
Materials related to South Asia, including maps, statistics, photographs, and official publications.
This is a repository of digital research materials for scholarly work taking place at MIT, including an increasing number of conference papers, images, peer-reviewed scholarly articles, preprints, technical reports, theses, working papers.
A browsable and searchable digital library of materials for K-12 teachers and students.
Collection of links and papers covering the interaction of mathematics and culture, with emphasis on the indigenous mathematics of the Pacific region.
A collaboration of the Center for the Public Domain and The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill to provide public domain material, organised by subject and UDC (Universal Decimal Classification) including journals, ebooks and a special collection of linux programs and documentation.
Provides access to text, images, maps and audio collections as well as virtual exhibits. Includes information on digitization projects and links to further resources.
Multicultural digital library of outstanding children's books.
A digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Includes a text archive of digitised books from Canadian libraries, Carnegie Mellon University, and Project Gutenberg.
A collection of hundreds of short films in MPEG-2 format
A multilingual, open access and XML-based digital library offering texts and corpora in 36 languages from religions, humanities, and research.
Provides descriptions of Canadian information resources created for the Internet, including general digital collections, resources centered around a particular theme, and reference sources and databases.
Online catalogs and databases, online tutorial and help with internet-based research, a virtual reference desk, and access to Kentuckiana digitized collections, serving Kentuckians and supporting the Kentucky Commonwealth Virtual University.
Presents the collection of the Dutch Royal Library and the Museum Meermanno-Westreenianum in The Hague. Highlights and database with images and backgrounds.
A source for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. Funded by the National Science Foundation.
Promotes the adoption, creation, use, dissemination and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations.
Provides access to over 275,000 images digitized from the library collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, and printed ephemera.
Based at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. The site contains text, image and audio-visual collections; including historical documents, humanitarian and development information, computer science technical reports and bibliographies, literary works, and magazines.
Special collections held by the National Library of Scotland including: The Murthly Hours medieval manuscripts, Experiences of War, Maps of Scotland, First Scottish Books, Scottish Decorative Bookbinding, Photographs of Modern Scottish Writers, Churchill, Robert Louis Stevenson, and The Last Letter of Mary Queen of Scots.
Collections provided by the New York Public Library covering Black culture and experience, history, literature, maps, New York City and State, performing arts, prints, and photographs.
This union database of manuscripts and images from institutions across California is comprised of over 5,000 archival finding aids encoded using Encoded Archival Description (EAD) standard and the SGML document type definition. Part of the California Digital Library.
Free educational media. Find thousands of free online courses, audio books, textbooks, eBooks, language lessons, movies.
An evolving collection of resources for the study of the ancient world, including archaeology, atlas, texts and translations, text tools and lexica.
Paid subscription service that provides access to a large online collection of books and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences, plus magazine and newspaper articles.
Provides public information for citizens of and visitors to Maryland, including resources for health, business, education, and history.
An image database of historically significant documents, manuscripts, photographs and related graphic materials of the San Fernando Valley. Administered by the State Librarian of California.
An online library featuring fulltext journals from Academic Press and other scholarly publishers. Access by subscription.
Focus is on the humanities and fine arts, with access to local and world library catalogs, electronic journals, databases, virtual reference desk, digitized documents, and departmental resources. Partners with the physical Paul Meek Library to provide face to face services.
List of collections, and links to collections at various UW branches.
A collection of text, essays, and fiction written during the Victorian period, by women writers.
Information on this library consortium of shared digital collections.
Talks about types of digital libraries, digital preservation and its future, searching, construction and organization, advantages and problems.
Significant primary materials from cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs and architectural drawings 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. [multilingual]
Brings together records including digitized photographs and documents, indexed newspaper articles, burial records from cemeteries, historic artifacts, audio and video. Worthington, Ohio.
Paid subscription service that provides access to a large online collection of books and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences, plus magazine and newspaper articles.
Special collections held by the National Library of Scotland including: The Murthly Hours medieval manuscripts, Experiences of War, Maps of Scotland, First Scottish Books, Scottish Decorative Bookbinding, Photographs of Modern Scottish Writers, Churchill, Robert Louis Stevenson, and The Last Letter of Mary Queen of Scots.
An online library featuring fulltext journals from Academic Press and other scholarly publishers. Access by subscription.
Special collections at Case Western Reserve University, including medieval manuscripts and items from the US 1930s Works Projects Administration era.
Provides access to text, images, photographs, newspaper articles, audio and video collections as well as virtual exhibits. Bilingual site (Maori and English).
Developed by the School of Information Resources and Library Science and the Arizona Health Sciences Library at the University of Arizona using Open Archives Initiative (OAI) compliant Eprints v.2 software.
Free educational media. Find thousands of free online courses, audio books, textbooks, eBooks, language lessons, movies.
A source for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. Funded by the National Science Foundation.
This is a repository of digital research materials for scholarly work taking place at MIT, including an increasing number of conference papers, images, peer-reviewed scholarly articles, preprints, technical reports, theses, working papers.
Brings together records including digitized photographs and documents, indexed newspaper articles, burial records from cemeteries, historic artifacts, audio and video. Worthington, Ohio.
Presents the collection of the Dutch Royal Library and the Museum Meermanno-Westreenianum in The Hague. Highlights and database with images and backgrounds.
Builds and maintains an open crawl of the web.
Promotes the adoption, creation, use, dissemination and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations.
Provides descriptions of Canadian information resources created for the Internet, including general digital collections, resources centered around a particular theme, and reference sources and databases.
Based at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. The site contains text, image and audio-visual collections; including historical documents, humanitarian and development information, computer science technical reports and bibliographies, literary works, and magazines.
A digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Includes a text archive of digitised books from Canadian libraries, Carnegie Mellon University, and Project Gutenberg.
A collection of text, essays, and fiction written during the Victorian period, by women writers.
Significant primary materials from cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs and architectural drawings 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. [multilingual]
Talks about types of digital libraries, digital preservation and its future, searching, construction and organization, advantages and problems.
A University of Pennsylvania selection of digital library collections, exhibits, and finding aids prepared by digital librarians. Information on tools and technology.
An evolving collection of resources for the study of the ancient world, including archaeology, atlas, texts and translations, text tools and lexica.
Provides access to text, images, maps and audio collections as well as virtual exhibits. Includes information on digitization projects and links to further resources.
Provides public information for citizens of and visitors to Maryland, including resources for health, business, education, and history.
Text-based collections, photographs, map images, finding aids, databases, audio-visual material, and bibliographic catalogs of collections to aid the research of scholars, historians, faculty, and students at the University of Pittsburgh.
List of collections, and links to collections at various UW branches.
A collection of hundreds of short films in MPEG-2 format
A collaboration of the Center for the Public Domain and The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill to provide public domain material, organised by subject and UDC (Universal Decimal Classification) including journals, ebooks and a special collection of linux programs and documentation.
This union database of manuscripts and images from institutions across California is comprised of over 5,000 archival finding aids encoded using Encoded Archival Description (EAD) standard and the SGML document type definition. Part of the California Digital Library.
Provides access to over 275,000 images digitized from the library collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, and printed ephemera.
A multilingual, open access and XML-based digital library offering texts and corpora in 36 languages from religions, humanities, and research.
Online catalogs and databases, online tutorial and help with internet-based research, a virtual reference desk, and access to Kentuckiana digitized collections, serving Kentuckians and supporting the Kentucky Commonwealth Virtual University.
Information on this library consortium of shared digital collections.
An image database of historically significant documents, manuscripts, photographs and related graphic materials of the San Fernando Valley. Administered by the State Librarian of California.
A digital library of more than 18,000 pages of eyewitness accounts of North American exploration. A collaboration between the Wisconsin Historical Society and National History Day.
A browsable and searchable digital library of materials for K-12 teachers and students.
A paid subscription service providing access to articles, scholarly journals, electronic books and re-digitized documents from cultural and scientific publications related to central and eastern Europe.
Collections provided by the New York Public Library covering Black culture and experience, history, literature, maps, New York City and State, performing arts, prints, and photographs.
Materials related to South Asia, including maps, statistics, photographs, and official publications.
Search, order and purchase items from the thousands of images from the library’s collections.
Provides access to scholarly materials, databases of journal article abstracts and citations, electronic journals, publishing tools, and reference databases for the University of California. The CDL also builds collections and provides public access to cultural heritage materials though a variety of innovative programs.
Digital map collections at the University of California Santa Barbara.
Focus is on the humanities and fine arts, with access to local and world library catalogs, electronic journals, databases, virtual reference desk, digitized documents, and departmental resources. Partners with the physical Paul Meek Library to provide face to face services.
Collection of links and papers covering the interaction of mathematics and culture, with emphasis on the indigenous mathematics of the Pacific region.
Based at the Institute of Chinese Studies at the University of Heidelberg (Germany), the collection includes websites, e-journals, films, snapshots of discussion boards, and single documents covering social and political subject matters.
Site hosted by the Library of Congress as a gateway to online collections of the history and culture of the United States, totaling more than 7 million digital items.
Aims to improve the dissemination and feedback of scientific literature, and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness. Rather than creating just another digital library, CiteSeer provides algorithms, techniques, and software that can be used in other digital libraries. CiteSeer indexes Postscript and PDF research articles on the Web, and provides a number of special features.
Multicultural digital library of outstanding children's books.

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