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Kato's celebrated paper "p-adic Hodge theory and values of zeta functions of modular forms" is published in the bound Asterisque collection "Cohomologies p-adiques et applications arithmétiques. Volume III".

I have a copy of this book, but I'm searching (to no avail) for a digital copy of Kato's paper. This would be nice for at least two reasons:

(1) I wouldn't need to carry the book around if I had a laptop/tablet handy.

(2) I could print out portions of the paper and write notes all over them.

Does anyone know where a digital copy of the paper can be found, or whether there are legal reasons preventing a digital copy from existing?

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What about spamming? I mean scanning. – Franz Lemmermeyer Jan 24 '13 at 16:30
@Franz I'm not sure what you're implying with the "spamming" comment. I think this question is quite reasonable for MO, considering both the importance and scarcity of this paper. Scanning is not really an option since it is a borrowed book and I'm afraid that scanning would do considerable damage to the binding. @Serge Thanks, but I checked there and they don't have it. It's a hard paper to track down. – Jeff H Jan 24 '13 at 17:00
see also here (for bad news):… – YangMills Jan 24 '13 at 17:01
There are also wand-style scanners which would allow you to scan the book without damaging the binding. I had decent results doing this for a (short!) tract of Poulet from the 1920s. – Anonymous Jan 24 '13 at 18:14
Dear Jeff H, I have a digital copy (of a manuscript version). I can send it to you if you send me an email (and if I can find it!). Regards, – Emerton Jan 24 '13 at 18:37