BEIJING, June 18 (Xinhua) -- The National Library of China will strengthen the restoration and protection of ancient books, according to Zhang Zhiqing, the library's deputy chief.
The ancient books will include Yongle Encyclopedia, the largest encyclopedia from ancient China, as well as books on the Yellow River and Yangtze River.
The library will cooperate with ByteDance, a Chinese tech company, to use technology in ancient book restoration and protection. The company has devoted 10 million yuan (1.55 million U.S. dollars) in funds for the project.
Technologies such as 5G and virtual reality will be adopted to help digitalize the ancient books and create real-time interaction online to make the ancient books better known to the public.