US Congressional library sets up digitization project

US Congressional library sets up digitization project

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The Library of Congress in US has announced plans to establish a World Digital Library allowing online access to manuscripts, maps and other materials held in library collections around the globe. The project will be funded by nonexclusive partnerships with public and private organizations and has been kick-started by a $3 million donation by search engine company Google. The Library of Congress and Google have already completed a year long project involving the digitization of more than 5,000 books in the public domain.