[LIS-Forum] Search engine Google to digitise 800, 000 books at Mysore varsity

M Nandeesha m.nandeesha at tcs.com
Mon May 21 11:48:05 IST 2007

Dear All,

The following newsclip from DNA India dt. 20-May-07 may be of interest to 
you all -----------

Search engine Google to digitise 800,000 books at Mysore varsity
Sunday, May 20, 2007  15:16 IST

NEW DELHI: At least 800,000 books and manuscripts, including India's first 
political treatise the 'Arthasastra' written in the 4th century BC by 
Kautilya, that are lying in Mysore University in Karnataka, will be 
digitised by Google, the world's leading Internet search engine.

"Written in both papers and palm leaves, there are around 100,000 
manuscripts in our library, some dating back to the eighth century. The 
effort is to restore and preserve this cultural heritage for effective 
dissemination of knowledge," said J. Shashidhara Prasad, vice chancellor 
of the university.

Full-Text ---> http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1097995


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