The International Children’s Digital Library: Viewing Digital Books Online

Juan Pablo Hourcade, Benjamin B. Bederson, Allison Druin, Anne Rose, Allison Farber and Yoshifumi Takayama,     Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory, A.V. Williams Building, University of Maryland, College Park. MD 20742 USA, +1 301 405 7445. E-mail address:


Reading books plays an important role in children’s cognitive and social development. However, many children do not have access to diverse collections of books due to the limited resources of their community libraries. We have begun to address this issue by creating a large-scale digital archive of children’s books, the International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL). In this paper ...

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