Google digitises 4,000 books for the Maastricht University Library

Google digitises 4,000 books for the Maastricht University Library

21 Nov 2019

Last summer Google has digitised 4,000 books, as part of their Digitization Google Books NL project. From the Dutch books printed before 1900, so far 86% is now digitised in colour.

​50.000 gigabytes of historical heritage

Due to the Google Books agreement, signed in 2010 by Google and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague, the amount of digitised books has increased with 160,000. Now, a total of 550,000 Dutch books, printed before 1900, are available free of copyright in Delpher. This amounts to 50,000 gigabytes of historical heritage.

 

Google’s Mission

Despite the closure of this project, new Google projects are expected. Furthermore, work will continue on improving the quality of metadata, scan and OCR. All in the spirit of Google’s Mission: “Organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful”.

Author: Guy Jaegers

 


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