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France joins race to digitize world’s books

Reuters – “Amid the flat, wide fields of central France, a team of re-trained secretaries and IT experts is packaging Europe’s literary heritage for the digital era.”

One Response to “France joins race to digitize world’s books”

  1. jmr
    January 22, 2010 at 4:32 am #

    The municipal library in Lyon has entrusted the digitization of 500.000 books to Google. The Bibliothèque Nationale de France could do the same soon. That causes a major debate about the public/private balance which is a sensitive topic in France, particularly about the cultural digitization.

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