The Bibliothèque nationale de France (French national library) recently announced ongoing plans to scan more than 70,000 titles from its archives each year. This is a 3 year undertaking, in partnership with Safig, and DIADEI subcontractor BancTec.
All documents will be scanned at 400dpi, and about 10% should be successfully OCRed and converted to Epub. You’ll be able to find all of BnF’s digital archive at Gallica.
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