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China’s National Library Goes Digital To Preserve Ancient Books

Posted by Jean-Yves on Aug 9, 2019

The National Library of China has been digitizing its collection of antique books as a way of preserving and increasing the public accessibility, the China Culture Daily reported earlier this week.

The library’s dedicated online database now has more than 32,000 sets of ancient books, accounting for over 60 percent of its total antique book collection, according to the report. Transforming the books into digital versions enables equal access to rare book resources as readers can peruse the online texts anywhere, the report said.

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