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A Library for the World’s
Children

Ben Bederson, Allison Druin, Ann Weeks

University of Maryland

ICDL Foundation

Mongolia READ

Rural Education & Development


World Bank funded project run by MECS


Select excellent Mongolian Children’s books


Distribute to all Soum and Bagh schools


Teacher training


Standardized evaluation



And digital access to books

What is the
ICDL
?


a project of the ICDL Foundation

created by the University of Maryland


launched in November 2002


over
60,000

pages of digitized books


books in
35

languages


website in
13
languages


1,000,000

users in
200

countries


ICDL
Ambassadors
Albania, Argentina,

Australia
,
Azerbaijan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile
,
China
,
Croatia, Cyprus,

Egypt, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran,
Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro,
Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines,
Poland, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, South
Korea, Spain, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tobago, Trinidad Turkey,
United Arab Emirates, United States, Ukraine, United Kingdom,
Vietnam, and Virgin Islands


Over 200 world
-
wide volunteers


share ICDL resources with children,
librarians, teachers, and other members
of their communities

An Illinois public librarian now offers
Digital Storytime

for children…


participants are 2
-
8 years old


offers activity sheets with mazes, scavenger hunts, & word searches


the ICDL is changing a public library



“I used the ICDL this week for digital storytimes with older children
(1st

through 6th grade)

it was a complete success!


I was a little
concerned about the ability of this group to read the text off the
screen while I was reading

and wondered whether that would
affect their experience of the story

and whether they might be
distracted by the text.


From what I saw (and I REALLY wished I
could have had videocameras rolling again…) they were completely
attentive

and afterwards were really enthusiastic about the story
and the experience.


They wanted another digital story….. “

Teachers in
Taiwan

support working
mothers and their children with
electronic resources in
English



English is taught as a second language


children’s books are used for students to
read and write their own stories


the ICDL is a tool for second
-
language
acquisition

The ICDL
Kidsteam



12 faculty, staff, and graduate students


19 children from U.S., Germany,
Honduras, New Zealand


7 children in our lab weekly


partners in
brainstorming

new ideas,
testing

technology,
cataloging

and
reviewing

books

Demo…

Mongolia ICDL


www.read.mn


Soon…

How does it
work
?


JSP on Linux w/ Apache/Tomcat
server


Mysql
database


Lucene text
index


Unicode

international fonts


Javascript & Java

optional


JPEG
scans

stored in multiple resolutions


Optional
log
-
in

for preferences, bookshelf, etc.


Administrator website for
multilingual

metadata

entry,
book management

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The ICDL
Partners
...


authors and illustrators


national libraries


publishers


national and international advisors


other organizations

The ICDL
future



larger international
studies


(e.g., impact on literacy, on cultural awareness, on social communication)


curriculum
guides


(e.g., to using the ICDL in school settings)


adapt
software

for broader international
needs
(e.g., non
-
network version, more readable scans)


continue
collection

development

(special collections for local communities; special topic collections, e.g.,
health information; historical materials)

Acknowledgements



ICDL team,
Hilary Hutchinson, Anne Rose, Sabrina Liao, Mary
Ramos, Sheri Massey, Kara Reuter, Laura Hadley, Tracy Masterson, Aaron
Clamage, Ben Bederson, Ann Weeks, Allison Druin, Dana, Tara, Jonah,
Genna, Grace, Zeke, Jamie, Oska, Mamae, Camille, Sonovia, Devin,
Chamira, Alberto, Alma, Jose Raul, Grace, Max, Sarah


funding,
National Science Foundation, Institute of Museum and
Library Services, Microsoft Corp., Adobe Corp., Government of Mongolia