India, France ink MoU on preserving Written Heritage at National Library in Kolkata
Indian and France have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conserve, develop and publicize written heritage at the National Library in Kolkata, West Bengal.
It was signed by Sreya Guha, Joint Secretary (Library) in the Union Ministry of Culture and Bruno Racine, President of the National Library of France.
Key facts of MoU
- Entails development of digital co-operation, competency and skill-building, sharing of technical and other expertise and cultural co-operation between the two countries.
- It will assist a programme on digitization of old manuscripts and documents which had begun in France 7 years ago.
- It will also make Indian side to gain experience and high quality expertise in this field from France.
Union Ministry of Culture is emphasizing on building project of National Virtual Library (NVL) in India which will store and share numerous manuscripts, archives, artworks etc. This co-operation will go a long way in efficient implementation of this project.
On completion, NVL will share and link all knowledge resources lying within the possession of various government institutes and other organizations of both the countries.