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Digital Preservation of Manuscripts: Initiatives in India

Nida Khan, P. M. Naushad Ali,


India perhaps has more collection of manuscripts than any other country in the world. Approximately five million of manuscripts are scattered throughout the country which are written on different material and in different scripts and languages. These precious treasures of knowledge are deteriorating with time and are immediately calling for proper care and maintenance. Currently, a number of methods and techniques are available to safe guard the manuscripts but the present study deals with the digitization including the different methods of digital conservation and preservation. The study discusses the initiatives taken by some prominent organizations and agencies in India for digital preservation of the manuscripts.

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