Friday, April 22, 2005

National Diet Library working on digitization of books

In Japan, "the National Diet Library is wrestling to digitize 8.14 million books to keep pace with the age of the Internet and to prepare against major earthquakes and other natural disasters.
The Diet library, the only archive of the legislative branch of government in Japan, has been collecting publications issued in the country since its opening in 1948." Approximately 55,000 books are currently available on the Internet. Read the article in Japan Today for more information.

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