Want to preserve your family history for 1,000 years? That is about to become a possibility. All you need to do is to publish the information in Norway.
The National Library of Norway’s (NLN) secure storage facility plans to digitize everything ever published in Norway: books, newspapers, manuscripts, posters, photos, movies, broadcasts, and maps, as well as all websites on the Norwegian .no domain.
Their work has been going on for the past 12 years and will take 30 years to complete by current estimations.
At the moment, the library has already saved more than 540,000 books and over 2,000,000 newspapers in its archive. These have been mass-scanned and OCR-processed before being stored, so all the content in the library is free-text searchable.