May 28, 2022

Digital Preservation: “India, France Enter MoU on Digitization of Old Manuscripts”

From iGovernment:

India and France today entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on digital preservation and conservation of rare written documents, archives and manuscripts.

The two countries signed the MoU to conserve, develop and publicize written heritage at the National Library in Kolkata, a statement here said.


Sreya Guha, Joint Secretary (Library) in the Ministry of Culture and Bruno Racine, President of the National Library of France signed the MoU on behalf of their respective countries.

From The Hindu:

The agreement will help in digitisation of old manuscripts and documents, Ms Guha said, adding that the Ministry is emphasising on the project of building a National Virtual Library in India which will store and share numerous manuscripts, archives, artworks.

Similarly, France is also keen to avail India’s assistance in sorting out, deciphering and gaining a better insight into their collection of the several thousands of Indian documents. These documents are in different languages like Sanskrit and Tamil and archived in their possession.

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