Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Scanned texts from Canadian libraries
A January posting to the SHAKSPER discussion list talks about books that have been scanned by the University of Toronto and placed online with the Internet Archive. Currently, the Canadian Library gateway, which includes books from several Canadian libraries, has 786 books available with more being added. Books may be downloaded as DjVu facsimiles (similar to PDF files) and require the DjVu plug-in/viewer. The University of Toronto is housing the scanning facility for this project, and is using a Kirtas scanner. The web site report that they are scanning at a rate of 10,000 pages per day.