IISc library to digitise books, doctoral theses

(1 March 2016, Bengaluru) The library committee of the Indian Institute of Science, has outsourced the scanning of thesis papers. The remaining work like preparing the index, making data legible and easy searching with links was done by the library staff.

Each thesis has around 250 pages and around 5,000 theses are to be digitised.

The earliest thesis of 1983 as well as books dating to 1888 have been digitised.  Digitised data is accessible to the IISc community alone. Those from outside the IISc can only see the abstracts.

The Deccan Herald has the full story.