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Archives of Indian Labour was constituted with the long-term objective to act as a specialised repository of records and voices of the workers, and contain textual, visual and oral records on labour in India. At present in total 8 special collections comprising 40,000 printed pages, 100 hours of taped interviews are stored in digital form. In addition several special reports and articles on labour history of India are also available on this digital library. This library has been developed using Greenstone open source software at V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, Noida. Registration is required to access the library.

National Digital Library of India is a digital library of books which are free-to-read, searchable, available to everyone over the Internet. Ministry of Human Resource Development under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology has initiated the National Digital Library of India (NDL India) pilot project to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility.

Digital Library of Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode is developed by IIMK library holds documents on management, economics, sociology, etc and IIMK staff publications. The number of documents included is less as the library is in development stage.


Alaxanderia Digital Library Project is a distributed digital library with collections of georeferenced materials. ADL includes the operational library, with various nodes and collections, and the research program through which digital library architectures, gazetteer applications, educational applications, and software components are modeled, prototyped, and evaluated.

California Digital Library contains digital collection of University of California campuses.

Collect Britain: Putting history in place is a collection of maps, prints and drawings, photographs and documents, rare early sound recordings from around the globe. It has been developed by British Library using its collections.

Digital Library of Commons is a gateway to the international literature on the commons. This site contains a Working Paper Archive of author-submitted papers, a full-text Digital Library, and links to relevant reference sources on the study of the commons.

Digital South Asia Library provides digital materials for reference and research on South Asia to scholars, public officials, business leaders, and other users. Its collection include reference sources, books and journals, images, maps, statistics, etc.

eScholarship Editions collection includes the full text of more than 1,400 books from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction. Access is free to all.

Digital Library for Earth System Education [DLESE] is a geosciences community resource that supports teaching and learning about the Earth system. DLESE is funded by the National Science Foundation and is being built by a community of educators, students, and scientists to support Earth system education at all levels.

Digital Library of Historical Directories is a digital library of eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth century local and trade directories from England and Wales.

Ethnomathematics Digital Library [EDL] provides access to online resources worldwide. There are about 700 items in the collection, and regularly adding new ones, particularly those relevant to the Pacific region. is non-profit independent research library with collections documenting every aspect of the history and background of American culture from the colonial period to the end of nineteenth century. offers multiple institutions a combination of new technologies for sharing information about primary resources of interest to scholars and researchers, and it provides researchers a publicly searchable web interface to a collection of freely available, difficult-to-access, academically-oriented resources related to politics and religion.

Mind Project addresses the problems faced by users in terms of their ability to access and exploit the increasing number of Digital Libraries available internationally through networks, such as the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW). It will assist users to: know where to search, how to query different media and how to combine information from diverse sources.

National Science Digital Library includes collection in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

NYPL Digital Library will provide free and open online access to thousands of digital images from the collections of NYPL's Research Libraries. its purpose of the Open Video Project is to collect and make available a repository of digitized video content for the digital video, multimedia retrieval, digital library, and other research communities.

Networked Digital Library of Thesis and Dissertations [NDLTD] is a digital library of thesis and dissertations. Individuals and institutes can participate in it by making their thesis or dissertations available to the network in electronic format.

The New Zeland Digital Library project is a research programme at The University of Waikato whose aim is to develop the underlying technology for digital libraries and make it available publicly so that others can use it to create their own collections. They have developed a 'Greenstone' Software for the development of digital library. It is available for download.

Universal Library is proposed to create the Universal Library with a free-to-read, searchable collection of one million books, primarily in the English language, available to everyone over the Internet. Within 10 years, it is their expectation that the collection will grow to 10 Million books. The first major project of Universal Library is the Million Book Digital Library project. This project is a collaboration between different Institutes and Universities all over the world and Carnegie Mellon University.

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