May 23, 2022

120,000 Books Going Online for First Time as Part of Historic National Library of Israel – Google Collaboration

From the National Library of Israel:

The National Library of Israel (NLI) and Google have announced that 120,000 books from the NLI collection are going online for the first time, as part of an historic collaboration.

The books include all of the NLI’s out-of-copyright books which have not yet been digitized. About 45% of them are in Hebrew and other Hebrew-letter languages such as Yiddish and Ladino, with the rest of the works in a variety of languages, including Latin, English, German, French, Arabic, and Russian.

The digitization process now underway is complex. State-of-the-art shipping containers meeting strict climate-control and security requirements transport the books from the National Library in Jerusalem to the Google digitization center in Germany via Rotterdam.

Read the Complete Announcement Including List of Five Titles that Will Be Digitized

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