Oslo — The National Library of Norway said on Monday it would digitise literature from Nigeria following a seemingly unprecedented agreement which organisers hope will lead to an "African digital library". In the northern Norwegian town of Mo i Rana, at the rim of the Arctic Circle, the National Library of Norway plans to digitise part of its Nigerian counterpart’s collection. The library’s public division is located in the capital Oslo. "Our goal is for this project to serve as a model for other countries, and that we can help create a fully-fledged African digital library," the Norwegian library’s director Aslak Sira Myhre said in a statement. The agreement, which is to be signed on June 10 in Abuja, will initially cover works written in the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba languages, the library said. The costs will be shared, with the library in Nigeria responsible for collecting the works and the Norwegian library for carrying out the digitisation, with the transport covered by the Norwe...

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