Digitization: Europe’s eBooks on Demand Network Expands With Addition of National Library of the Czech Republic
National Library of the Czech Republic now offers eBooks on Demand (EOD) service, enabling their collections of copyright free books to be ordered as e-books on users’ request from any part of the world.
The EOD network now assembles 36 European libraries from 12 countries.
The collection of the Czech National Library contains over 6,6 million items, including 18 893 historical documents. Important part is National Conservation Collection, which has been built on the basis of the legal deposit right since 1805. Items of the Slavonic Library are also offered, including Slavistic publications in the fields of history, philology and political sciences, as well as selected poetry and fiction.
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An EOD eBook is a single full text pdf file of a public domain book digitised at the user’s request.
If applicable, the file contains the image of the scanned original book as well as the automatically recognised full text. Of course any marks, notations and other notes in the margins present in the original volume will also appear in this file.
- E-Books Digitized on Demand Program Expands, Service Now Provided by 32 Libraries in 12 Countries (November 29, 2012)
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