De Gruyter to digitise entire book archive

Scholarly publisher De Gruyter plans to digitise its backlist dating back to 1749.

The De Gruyter Book Archive will include almost 40,000 titles by the end of 2020.

Each book will be made available as an e-book as soon as it has been scanned and produced. The works will also be made available as high-quality hardcover books printed on demand.  3000 titles will be added in 2017, with priority given to series that will allow librarians to complete their holdings.

The archive includes works by Noam Chomsky and versions of Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

Sources: STM Publishing; Library Journal