Source and Holdings Notes:
Only the holdings of the Kannada Sahitya Parishattu Library will be included for this phase of the larger project on Kannada publications.
Existing Reformatted Materials:
Few reformatted early Kannada books are available aside from those held by SAMP and those created under a grant from the Endangered Archives Programme (EAP) in 2011. Nevertheless, HathiTrust, the Internet Archive, and OCLC will be consulted for each title prior to digitization to avoid duplication.
Intellectual Property Considerations:
The primary focus for this phase of the larger project on Kannada publications will be on titles published prior to 1924. But all of the NBIL publications are pre-1953 imprints and free of intellectual property restrictions under the Indian Copyright Act of 1957.