Heritage Computing: Digital Preservation

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C-DAC, Kolkata is the Regional Mega Scanning Centre, established in 2005 by DeitY, MC&IT, Govt. of India, for digitization and preservation of Rare and Copyright free Books & Manuscripts available at Eastern and North-eastern part of the country. The aim is to create a portal of Heritage Books and Manuscripts of India, which will foster creativity and free access to all human knowledge.

As a first step in realizing this mission, it is aimed to create the Digital Library of India with a free-to-read, searchable collection of one million books, predominantly in Indian languages, available to everyone over the Internet. This portal will also become an aggregator of all the knowledge and digital contents created by other digital library initiatives in India. The result will be a unique resource accessible to anyone in the world 24x7, without regard to socioeconomic background or nationality.

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