British Library to Digitize Unavailable Books
In an inevitable move, the venerable British Library announced that it will digitize 18th and 19th-century works that have been out of print and unavailable to the public for centuries, reports the BBC. When the scanning gets underway, up to 50,000 pages per day will be digitized, adding an untold amount of pages for scholars and fans to study and peruse.
The first 25 million pages are expected to take two years to complete, comments the BBC.
The books will be fully text-searchable.