Newton's notebooks published online

Isaac Newton’s own annotated copy of his Principia Mathematica is being released online by Cambridge University, kicking off a project to create one of the world's most important digital libraries.

Darwin's library - complete with notes - goes online

Charles Darwin's entire personal scientific library - including his own scribbled notes in the margins - is to appear online for the first time.

Judge rejects Google's plans for world's biggest library

Google's attempt to create a massive digital library has been stymied by a New York federal judge, who's rejected the deal struck between the company and groups representing authors and publishers.

Project makes a million books available to the blind

A new initiative has pledged to double the number of books available to blind or dyslexic people, taking the number up to more than one million — from classic 19th century fiction and current novels to technical guides and research materials.