Google Books digitizing Dutch national library to accelerate the growth of Europes' digital library

Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), a team from the National Library of the Netherlands, are working in Hague to make the rich fabric of Dutch cultural and political history as widely accessible as possible via Internet. Google says that "they'll be working in partnership to scan more than 160,000 of its public domain books, and making this […]

Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), a team from the National Library of the Netherlands, are working in Hague to make the rich fabric of Dutch cultural and political history as widely accessible as possible via Internet. Google says that "they'll be working in partnership to scan more than 160,000 of its public domain books, and making this collection available globally via Google Books. The library will receive copies of the scans so that they can also be viewed via the library's website. And significantly for Europe, the library also plans to make the digitised works available via Europeana, Europe's cultural portal."

Anyone interested in Dutch history will be able to access and view a fascinating range of works by prominent Dutch thinkers, statesmen, poets and academics and gain new insights into the development of the Netherlands as a nation state.

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