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The Digital Archiving Project of the Vatican Apostolic Library

The Vatican Apostolic Library has commissioned a project to create an online digital archive to preserve its manuscripts for future generations. This activity will form part of an enduring cultural legacy. NTT DATA has agreed to participate in the Vatican Apostolic Library digitization project, recognising that it is an endeavour that can be considered a major contribution to humanity. In April 2014, NTT DATA began working on the project, with plans to digitize approximately 3,000 handwritten manuscripts over the course of the next four years. The overall project is intended to digitally archive all manuscripts preserved in the Library, amounting to some 82,000 specimens and 41 million pages.

The project is of paramount importance for the preservation and dissemination of knowledge in the service of culture throughout the world.