MSNBC – Dusty books going digital

kctipton writes Here’s a new story on MSNBC about digitizing (scanning) old books, but NOT by libraries.

the historical society and many other institutions with large collections are doing something they see as means of survival: They’re going digital — creating and uploading images of many items in their collections for all the World Wide Web to see.

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The Open Directory Project has a Digital Library Development category as well as one for Digital Libraries and E-Text Archives (products of scanned texts that have been run through OCR software). ]”