The Danish Royal library (KB.dk) has announced a new
pilot project, starting November 1, 2012, and lasting
until the end of 2014.
Text in Danish:
Text in English:
My summary in English:
This is a partnership under the "EOD" (e-books on
demand) framework, http://books2ebooks.eu/da
Danish books older than 1600 have already been fully
digitized and can be downloaded as PDF from the REX
library catalog, but only from Danish IP addresses.
Danish books 1600-1700 are currently being digitized
and are being made available in the same way.
Danish books 1700-1900 can be digitized on demand,
by links in the REX catalog, and are e-mailed as a
PDF file to each customer. This service is made
FREE OF CHARGE.
The Swedish Royal library (KB.se) also participates
in the EOD program, but they charge 100 SEK per book
plus 3 SEK per page, or 400 SEK ($65, €45) for a
typical book of 300 pages.
The limitation to Danish IP addresses seems ridiculous
to me. I have asked for the reason. I hope someone in
Denmark can mass upload these PDF files to Wikimedia
Lars Aronsson (lars(a)aronsson.se)
Project Runeberg - free Nordic literature - http://runeberg.org/