Digitization project of the U.S. Library of Congress

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Library of Congress Puts Thousands of Historic Books Online

Nearly 60,000 books prized by historians, writers and genealogists, many too old and fragile to be safely handled, have been digitally scanned as part of the first-ever mass book-digitization project of the U.S. Library of Congress (LOC), the world’s largest library. (See full article)

A video presentation of the project can be found here. As the project was organized in cooperation with the Internet Archive, a list of electronic books can also be found here.

Nice to see that not only Google can initiate projects of this kind.

The Library of Congress already has a rather impressive archive of digitalized material (see their Digital Collections).

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