BnF Plans to Digitize 70 Thousand Books This Year

The Bibliothèque nationale de France (French national library) recently announced ongoing plans to scan more than 70,000 titles from its archives each year. This is a 3 year undertaking, in partnership with Safig, and DIADEI subcontractor BancTec.

All documents will be scanned at 400dpi, and about 10% should be successfully OCRed and converted to Epub. You’ll be able to find all of BnF’s digital archive at Gallica.

via BnF

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