16 July 2010

NL - Google Books goes Dutch

(Google European Public Policy Blog) Google and the National Library of the Netherlands, the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB) will be working in partnership to add to the library's own extensive digitisation efforts. Google will be scanning 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.