Google and National Library of Netherlands team up to digitise 160,000 books

Google said Wednesday it is teaming up with the National Library of the Netherlands to scan more than 160,000 of the books in its collection. The Internet giant said in a blog post that the public domain works will be made available via Google Books and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek will receive copies of the scans that can be viewed via the library’s website. “The books we’ll be scanning constitute nearly the library’s entire collection of out-of-copyright books, written during the 18th and 19th centuries,” said Philippe Colombet, a Google strategic partnership development manager. “Anyone interested in Dutch history will be able to access and view a fascinating range of works by prominent Dutch thinkers, statesmen, poets and academics and gain new insights into the development of the Netherlands as a nation state,” he said. Google said the National Library of the Netherlands had already started scanning other works in its collection. Google announced similar agreements earlier this year with the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and the Austrian National Library.

http://www.expatica.com/nl/news/dutch-news/google-to-scan-dutch-library-collection_83509.html

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