Digital Library of India
Type of site
Digital Library of India, part of the online services of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and partner in the Million Book Project, provides free access to many books in English and Indian languages. The scanning of Indian language books has created an opportunity for developing Indian language optical character recognition (OCR) software. The publications are mainly in PDF or QuickTime format.
Because of copyright laws, the texts are all out of copyright and therefore not sources for current information, but rather useful for history and background.
As of 2016[update], DLI had scanned 550,603 titles.
Representative titles include:
- Ancient India, McCrindle J. W.. 1885.
- Ancient Indian Polity, Aiyangar K. V. Rangaswami. 1935.
- History of the Parsis Vol-I, Karaka Dosabhai Framji. 1884.
- A Treatise on Kala-Azar, Brahmachari Upendranath. 1928.
- "Aligarh kee taleemi tehreek", Khwaja Ghulamus Sayyedain, 1931
- "Makateeb-e-Sanai" by Professor Nazir Ahmed, 1962
Books in Urdu and Persian are also available. Examples include " Aligarh kee taaleemi tehreek" by Khwaja Ghulamus Sayyedain and Makateeb-e-Sanai by Professor Nazir Ahmad
DLI website has not been operational for maintenance reasons from 2017. The contents are available from archive.org
- "Government of India, Department of Electronics and IT webpage on National Digital library". Archived from the original on 30 June 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
- Pratha, Lakshmi (2012). "Content development for digital library of India" (PDF). pdf.js. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
- "Public library of India".
- Digital Library of India, Govt. of India website
- Digital Library of India, Bangalore
- New website of Digital Library of India with downloadable PDFs