Digital Library of India (DLI) is a digital collection of freely accessible rare books collected from various libraries in India. DLI project started in early 2000 with the vision to archive all the significant literary, artistic and scientific works of mankind and to preserve digitally and make them available freely for every one over Internet for education, study, appreciation and for future generations. As a first step in realizing this vision, it is proposed to create the Digital Library with a free-to-read, searchable collection of one million books, predominantly in Indian languages. The Project was initiated by the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India and subsequently taken over by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Govt. of India. The idea was also to create a test bed for researchers to improve scanning techniques, optical character recognition, intelligent indexing and in general to promote Indian Language Technology Research.
 http://dli.ernet.in/ as on May’16