A Digitisation project and then some

Norway will have practically all of its culture in digital format accessible to the public by the mid 2020s!

Norway’s National Library plans to digitise all the hundreds of thousands of books in Norwegian in its archives, a huge project. 

The National Library has a copy of each item of content published in the country on deposit, regardless of the type of communications media: books, newspapers, other. Once completed language,  literature, philosophy, history or any other subject covered in a publication will be available in digital format, a formidable task but it will be an amazing achievement.

Norway has decided to implement a simple solution for copyright . All works published in the 20th century will be freely accessible, and titles that are not subject to copyright – whether from centuries ago or the day before yesterday – will be able to be downloaded free of charge to Norwegian IPs.