October 4, 2015

Google Will Digitize 140,000 Volumes From Czech National Library

From the Prague Post:

Google will digitize about 140,000 volumes for the Czech National Library (NK), and its manuscripts and old prints will be available for free in the Google Books project and the Manuscriptorium European Digital Library on the basis of the 2010 agreement, NK’s Adolf Knoll said today.

As of today, Google has digitized more than 30,000 books from the NK’s collections, Knoll, director in charge of science, research and international relations, told reporters.


Knoll told the Czech News Agency today about 4,000 manuscripts and old prints had been digitized. The NK has some 14,000 manuscripts, more than 4,200 incunables and 200,000 volumes of old prints.

Books from its Slavic Library, mainly 19th-century literature, are also being digitized as part of the Google project.

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