50,000 Norwegian books available on the net

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The Norwegian National Library has just made 50,000 Norwegian books accessible on the net – at no charge and perfectly legal! The service, Bokhylla.no was officially opened by Minister of Culture Trond Giske.

Based on the results of the High North Project, the National Library through this project will make available on the Internet all books published in Norway through three decades, namely those between 1790-99, 1890-99 and 1990-99. During a three year period, the public will get easy access to a considerable body of Norwegian literature, around 50,000 books. 10,000 books were made available when the service opened.

“The project will provide new and important information, and will be an important step on the road towards permanent solutions for net access to Norwegian literature,” says National Librarian Vigdis Moe Skarstein.

“Bokhylla in itself is a great project. Making the cultural heritage accessible is important and the project serves as a model for others,” the Minister of Culture said in his speech. 

Source: NRK / Norway Post

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