December 14, 2017

Israel’s National Library Director Pledges to Place Disputed Kafka Manuscripts on Internet

via Haaretz:

The National Library in Jerusalem has prepared a program for handling Franz Kafka’s manuscripts and promises to make them and other rare collections available on the Internet. However, the court has yet to rule on the fate of the Czech writer’s manuscripts.

The manuscripts, part of the literary estate of Kafka’s close friend Max Brod, have been the focus of a prolonged legal battle. The Tel Aviv Family Court is to rule whether they will remain in private hands, be given to the National Library or be sold to the German Literary Archive

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National Library director-general Oren Weinberg pledged to digitize the archive and make its collections available on the Internet.

“The library will enable the public in Israel and abroad appropriate and reasonable access to collections, among other things with advanced technical means,” said Weinberg.

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