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Norway to digitize entire contents of its national library

•, Travis Andrews
 For example, it’s pretty difficult to search traditional books for a certain phrase, and you’re not about to carry 100 of them around at once.And you definitelycan't carry around the hundreds of thousands of books that currently reside in Norway’s libraries. Luckily, soon, you won’t have to (not that you ever did).

The National Library of Norway has announced its plans to digitize all of its books by the mid 2020s. Every. Single. Book. In. Norway. (That’s in Norwegian.) Norway’s laws state “all published content, in all media, [must] be deposited with the National Library of Norway.” So we’re not just looking at published versions of Twilight and 50 Shades of Grey.

People in Norway can access all of this data (for free, obviously). Those trying to access are measured by their IP addresses.

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