India has recently signed pact with which country on digital preservation and conservation of rare written treasures?
India and France has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conserve, develop and publicize written heritage, at the National Library in Kolkata. Both the countries will also share expertise viz. description of Indian manuscripts in Sanskrit and Tamil. The MoU will assist a programme on digitization of old manuscripts and documents which had begun in France 7 years ago. On completion, the National Virtual Library (NVL) will share and link all knowledge resources lying within the possession of various government institutes and other organizations of both the countries. The MoU was signed between Ms. Sreya Guha, Joint Secretary (Library) in the Union Ministry of Culture and Bruno Racine, President of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France (BNF), the National Library of France.