Google is planning to digitise around 800,00 books and manuscripts, which are available at the Mysore University, India.
Mysore University has around 100,000 manuscripts, including the 'Arthasastra'. The literature would be digitalised either in Sanskrit or Kannada. The main purpose of the digitalisation is to get free links to these materials. Google will also provide expertise, software, and manpower for the digitisation work. The University will patent the digitised versions of manuscripts depending on exclusivity. Google will also digitise manuscripts as well as 700,000 other books free-of-cost.