184 Year Old Kerala State Central Library Starts Digitizing Hundreds of Rare Books

“The Kerala State Central Library, which happens to be one of the oldest in India, has made the big leap to the digital age by having digitized hundreds of books,  some which dates back hundreds of years. Located in Trivandrum, the capital city of the South Indian state of Kerala, the library has to its credit books, documents and letters in which physical access to them are highly restricted. The library has started their digitization drive since 2006 and has been making digital copies of its rare collection to be added to its Digital Archive. During the initial phase, 707 rare documents which includes 644 English and 63 Malayalam books comprising 3,28,268 pages were added to the Digital Archive. 480 more English books comprising a total of 1,84,321 pages were added in the second phase in 2012.”

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    [...] Kerala State Central Library Starts Digitizing Hundreds of Rare Books The Kerala State Central Library, which happens to be one of the oldest in India, has made the big leap to the digital age by having digitized hundreds of books, some which dates back hundreds of years. During the initial phase, 707 rare documents which includes 644 English and 63 Malayalam books comprising 3,28,268 pages were added to the Digital Archive. 480 more English books comprising a total of 1,84,321 pages were added in the second phase in 2012. http://www.librarystuff.net/2013/02/22/184-year-old-kerala-state-central-library-starts-digitizing-h…. [...]

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