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In the next 20 years, the Dutch national library will digitize all printed publications since 1470, some 730M pages. To realize the first milestone of this ambition, KB made deals with Google and Proquest to digitize 42M pages.
Since 2003 KB has operated its e-Depot, a system for permanent digital object storage. KB is now replacing it with a new solution to better deal with future demands, allowing improved storage of its mass digitization output.
To meet user demand for centralized access, KB is also replacing its scattered full-text online portfolio by a National Platform for Digital Publications, both a content delivery platform for its mass digitization output and a national domain aggregator for publications. From 2011 onwards, this collaborative, open and scalable platform will be expanded with more partners, content and functionalities.
The KB is also involved in setting up a Dutch cross-domain aggregator, enabling content exposure in Europeana.