Digitization of Rare Books (Kazakhstan)

Details of the organization
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
International organizations

Information about the project
Digitization of Rare Books (Kazakhstan)
The project covers the digitization of parts of the rare books collections of the National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan (NLRK) - some of them are included in UNESCO’ Memory of the World Register. The project is being sponsored by IBM and the "Kus Zholy" Foundation of Kazkommertzbank which provide hard- and software and support a series of training for NLRK staff.. NLRK’s rare book and manuscript collections include more than 25,000 titles in Kazakh, Russian, and other Eastern and European languages from the fourteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Among them are 400 manuscripts in Persian, Arabic, Chagatai, Old Slavic, and Korean languages.
National implementation:
Ongoing from 2004 to 

WSIS information
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
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The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No