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1 Reaching and Engaging Users WDL Partner Meeting Munich, Germany November 14-15, 2011 Michelle Rago WDL Product Manager

2 World Digital Library We want people around the world to be aware of this project and to learn about and explore this content.

3 World Digital Library How many people use the site? Where are they? How are they getting to the site? What are they doing once they get there? What do they think of the WDL?

4 World Digital Library How many users? January – October ,000 visits per month

5 World Digital Library Where are they?

6 World Digital Library Where are they? Top 20 countries January – October 2011 Spain: 20.7% Mexico: 11.6% Brazil: 10.5% United States: 8.8% Argentina: 7.5% China: 3.9% Colombia: 3.8% Portugal: 3% United Kingdom: 2.7% Germany: 2.6% Peru: 2.1% Russian Federation: 2% France: 1.8% Iran: 1.7% Venezuela: 1.6% Chile: 1.3% Canada: 0.9% Uruguay: 0.9% Sweden: 0.8% Costa Rica: 0.7%

7 World Digital Library Language of pages viewed: 2009

8 World Digital Library Language of pages viewed: 2011

9 World Digital Library How are they getting to the site? August – October 2011 Italian Wikipedia Codex Gigas Google Mexico (Interest caused by digital library researchers) Globo, Brazilian TV Over 10 pages per visit Waldseemüller world map Teacher recommendation Spanish WDL

10 World Digital Library What are they doing once they get there? August – October 2011

11 World Digital Library Top Content: January – October 2011 Map of Spain and Portugal… National Library of Brazil Teresa Cristina Maria, Empress and Consort of Pedro II… National Library of Brazil Sweden Ancient and Modern National Library of Sweden Map of St. Augustine… Library of Congress Codex Gigas National Library of Sweden Antietam, Maryland. Allan Pinkerton, President Lincoln… Library of Congress The Light of the Eyes and the Enlightened Landscape of Vision National Library and Archives of Egypt Chola Woman, Full-Length Portrait, Standing, Facing Right, La Paz, Bolivia Library of Congress The Bible Bavarian State Library Description of Egypt: Antiquities… Bibliotheca Alexandrina

12 Launched Twitter account in May 2011 Over 3,000 followers Share news Build relationships with influential Tweeters Promote content World Digital Library The National Library of Albania has joined the World Digital Library. Welcome! (From UK history teacher) Primary source materials galore, nicely presented New on WDL: a manuscript of Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons).

13 World Digital Library From users Cool site for digital history (U.S) WDL is great! WOW! Big thanks to UNESCO (Argentina) Great thing. World Digital Library (Spain) Very interesting website, totally accessible and for free. (Canada) Práctica tu idioma favorito con textos muy variados e interesantes (Mexico) Biblioteca Digital Mundial, un excelente recurso de consulta! (Brazil) (From Dr. Love) A Newly Compiled Matchmaker's Wedding Recommend Discover/Announce Share individual items Regalo de la UNESCO para la humanidad… (Mexico) Recomendo fortemente! Simplesmente perfeito! (Brazil)

14 World Digital Library What we are working on… Partner reporting on use of your content Improved reference/contact service Amazing place. Love it!


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