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  • February 7, 2013
    ICDL search tools available in Korean
    College Park, MD
    Thanks to help from our volunteer translator Kay Hong, the ICDL search tools are now available in Korean. View Korean interface.


  • August 19, 2010
    ICDL search tools now available in Polish
    College Park, MD
    Thanks to help from our partners at the National Library of Poland, the ICDL search tools are now available in Polish. View Polish interface.
  • March 12, 2010
    ICDL for iPad
    College Park, MD
    We are always hard at work developing versions of the ICDL for new devices. Lately, we have been developing for the “light tablet” style computer such as Apple’s “iPad” and HP's upcoming slates. On about April 3rd, we will release a version for the new iPad. It will include the full, beautiful collection of ICDL books. You will finally be able to read ICDL books to your child sitting in your lap – or easily hold up the “books” at digital story time. These screenshots show what it looks like – very exciting!


  • September 14, 2009
    StoryKit iPhone application released
    College Park, MD
    Create your own electronic storybook on an iPhone. ICDL Researchers at the University of Maryland have just released a new iPhone app that lets you write and share multimedia stories with text, images, sound and drawings. The app, called "StoryKit," even includes some books from the ICDL. Download for free - search for "StoryKit" in the Apple AppStore. Every time you use it, you will be helping us better understand the use and impact of the ICDL.
    Apple App Store


  • April 23, 2008
    Improving the readability of books in ICDL
    Important and exciting enhancements were made to the ICDL. Thanks to a series of technical innovations developed at the University of Maryland, our books are now much easier to read. We can now display translations of books so you can read books in their original language, and in your language! The translation process is not fast, so it will take some time for all books to be translated. If you cannot wait, we encourage you to help by volunteering to translate and review books.



  • December 16, 2005
    Introducing the ICDL Book of the Day at Google
  • November 28, 2005
    Introducing multilingual metadata for dozens of books
  • October 26, 2005
    Introducing our redesigned Web site, a customizable bookshelf, and a new interface language
  • May 25, 2005
    The ICDL searching and reading tools now available in nine languages




  • November 20, 2002
    Introducing the International Children's Digital Library (aka "ICDL")

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