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#174971 - 28th Sep 2007 2:01pm British Library Books To Go Digital
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More than 100,000 old books previously unavailable to the public will go online thanks to a mass digitisation programme at the British Library.

The programme focuses on 19th Century books, many of which are unknown as few were reprinted after first editions.

The library believes online access to the titles will help teachers.

"If there are no modern editions teachers cannot use them for their courses," said Dr Kristian Jensen, from the British Library.

"What we can read now is predetermined by a long tradition of what has been considered great literature," he added.

At full production approximately 50,000 pages per working day will be scanned.

Foook thats a hell of a lot of pages to be scanned lol!!

I wonder how they will do it, and also how they will scan some of the more delicate and fragile books, without damaging them.

Will be interesting when its online! It will be a Microsoft Live service, and is being done in conjunction with Microsoft.
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#174986 - 28th Sep 2007 3:21pm Re: British Library Books To Go Digital [Re: MattLFC]
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Bloody hell... thats a lot of TB of data... try and put that on Bittorrent hahahaha


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#174987 - 28th Sep 2007 3:21pm Re: British Library Books To Go Digital [Re: SoundLad]
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Aye lol, it will probably be PB when its finished haha!

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