French national library in talks with Google

Tuesday 18 August 2009 | 09:01 CET | News
France's national library has entered negotiations with Google about digitising its holdings, a change in strategy linked to the high cost of putting books into digital format, writes La Tribune. Bibliotheque Nationale de France (BNF) deputy general director Denis Bruckmann said he expected the talks to come to a conclusion within a few months. It costs between EUR 0.12 and EUR 0.74 per page to convert books to digital, depending on format type and digitisation quality, according to the newspaper. If a deal with Google goes ahead, BNF would be France's second major library to strike a deal,

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