The Czech National Library to Digitise Half a Million Items

Posted by admin on Feb 23, 2011

The Czech National Library (NK) will have half a million books and periodicals from the 16th to 21st centuries digitised within two large projects that have been launched, NK director Tomas Boehm told journalists yesterday.

One of the projects has been supported by the European Union with 255 million crowns, the other will be carried out in cooperation with Google firm, Boehm said. He said the library will buy special robotic scanners for the purpose within a tender.

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