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From: <Lauri.K.Hirvonen@nokia.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2009 16:35:50 +0100
To: <boyera@w3.org>, <public-mw4d@w3.org>
Message-ID: <227455977C217E4C8E1B1E066A3C370D27E7F3F1AB@NOK-EUMSG-01.mgdnok.nokia.com>

Hello W3C - MW4D project team

1) I have made the promise to send information
about the Nokia mobile training program
for Africa. The program is done together
with MIT in Boston USA. Here is the
link to the Wiki site of the project:


2) To access Library books, maps, pictures, videos by
using mobile phone.

There is a project called: World Digital Library.

The prototype was developed for the UNESCO meeting and was
shown live to around 200 ministers of the UNESCO member
countries, mostly from developing countries. Here is the
target of the demonstration:

World Digital Library Prototype
At the UNESCO General Conference in Paris on October 17, 2007 the Library of Congress, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the National Library of Brazil, the National Library and Archives of Egypt, the National Library of Russia, and the Russian State Library presented a prototype of the future World Digital Library. The prototype features books, manuscripts, maps, films, prints and photographs, and sound recordings contributed by the partner institutions. It functions in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, and includes content in additional languages. Other features include search and browse by place, time, topic, type of item, and contributing institution; a "Memory of" section devoted to in-depth exploration of the culture and history of individual countries; and videos by curators that explain why particular primary source documents are important and what they tell us about a culture.

Nokia did there the Mobile Phone demonstrations with
help of one mobile developer from India.

Here is story of the event in UNESCO WEB-site:


3) Here is the link to the latest issue of the Expanding Horizons Magazine,
which has many good stories about mobile phone and developing
countries applications:


Br. Lauri
Received on Monday, 2 February 2009 15:37:14 UTC

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