Digitization means acquiring, converting, storing and providing information in a computer format that is standardized, organised and available on demand from common system Manuscripts are converted into compressed digital formats with specialized scanners and stored systematically for future reference.

Why digitize?
  • To promote access to manuscripts
  • For preservation in a longer lasting medium and creating a back up copy with as close a resemblance to the original as possible.
  • To reduce handling of very fragile or frequently used original manuscripts
  • This vast archival resource will be accessible to users through the National Manuscripts Library to be eventually set up by the Mission.

Digitization is the primary step in order to preserve the contents of the Manuscripts and one of the Mandate of NMM. It is essential to save the Manuscript treasure and its knowledge base as much as possible before it is lost forever keeping in view the condition of the ancient Manuscripts.