|Author||Maltesh, Motebennur ♦ Lahkar, Narendra ♦ Gajakose, Swati|
|Source||Inflibnet's Institutional Repository|
|Subject Domain (in DDC)||Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science ♦ Library & information sciences ♦ Manuscripts & rare books|
|Subject Keyword||Digitization ♦ Digital Library ♦ Manuscripts ♦ Archiving ♦ Memory of the World|
|Abstract||The present paper discusses about digitisation of cultural heritages of India and other parts of the world encompasses the Memory of the World was built on the premise that the cultural society has the responsibility to preserve information about its history and to make it available also for future generations. It also highlights Organization role of metadata and delivery and access. Enumerates key projects taken in western countries and also initiatives in India. Highlights main issues regarding manuscript digitization and archiving.|
|Education Level||UG and PG|
|Learning Resource Type||Article|
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