Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Copyright free #books from #India


The West Bengal Public Library Network is a digital repository of copy right free rare books which are under the custody of various libraries of West Bengal, India. The aim of this digital repository is to provide free service to academics, researchers, and students. It is a digital service that collects, preserves, and distributes rare digital material.

The books provided by this library network are excellent candidates to source facts and to make people familiar with their cultural heritage. It will get us for instance a grammar of the Pushto languageHalayudha's Abhidhanaratnamala which is a Sanskrit vocabulary..

The fact that these books have been digitised indicates their notability. By including them in Wikidata we promote the use of these resources. It is an obvious win win situation; the WMF achieves its goal by enabling people to share in the sum of all knowledge.
Thanks,
      GerardM
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