From shelves to digital media on digital archiving and publication

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R1, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, Number 81-87663-26-X, Bangalore (2002)



By the year 2008, it is expected that India would have 20 million personal computers and a 100 million Internet users, compared to the current figures of 4.3 million personal computers and 3.2 million Internet users. This expectation is also vindicated by the fact that in recent times there has been a swifter move towards using Information Technology in private and public sector services as well. Treasure-houses of cultural property such as national museums, archives and private collections, which possess a huge number of manuscripts of antiquity, are also touched by this movement towards an electronic era.


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