Carnegie Mellon and other Universities are implementing a project of digitalization of books, called The Universal Digital Library or The Million Book project.

Link: http://www.ulib.org/index.html 

I would prefer the last denomination. Especially if we consider the following  words  written by Annalee Newitz in an article at Alternet last year:

The myth of the universal library is not only widespread; it’s also dangerous. Believing in the myth makes us forget that we need to be working hard right this second to preserve information in multiple formats and to make it available to the public any way that we can.

An article review the project “Online library offers 1.5 million works and counting” by Candence Lombardi gives an review of this project of digitalization.

Also, here is a  list of other libraries in China, India, and Egypt working on the project:

China
* Beijing University
* Chinese Academy of Science
* Fudan University
* Ministry of Education of China
* Nanjing University
* State Planning Commission of China
* Tsinghua University
* Zhejiang University

Egypt
* Bibliotheca Alexandrina

India
* Arulmigu Kalasalingam College Of Engineering
* Goa University
* Indian Institute of Information Technology – Allahabad
* Indian Institute of Science
* International Institute of Information Technology – Hyderabad
* Shanmugha Arts,Science,Technology & Research Academy
* Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
* Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation
* University of Pune

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