Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Google to digitise 800,000 books at Mysore varsity
"At least 800,000 books and manuscripts, including India's first political treaties the "Arthasastra" written in the 4th century B.C. by Kautilya, that are lying in Mysore University in Karnataka, will be digitised by Google. "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"