National funding in Spain

Simurg

Description/Main requirements

Simurg is the name of the digitized Heritage CSIC collections preserved under the Digitization Master Plan. The Unit of Information Resources for Research has long been promoting digitization policies to enhance and preserve the CSIC libraries heritage holdings.

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Red.es

Description/Main requirements

Red.es is the public corporate entity attached to the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism (MINETUR) which is responsible for promoting the development of the Information Society in Spain. Our mission is also to carry out projects related to information and communication technologies (ICTs) in accordance with the strategic priorities of the State Secretariat for Telecommunications and the Information Society (SETSI), in collaboration with the autonomous communities, councils, local authorities and the private sector.

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Virtual Library of Bibliographical Heritage

Description/Main requirements

It’s a cooperative project of the Ministry of Culture and the Autonomous Regions, which aims to distribute printed books and manuscripts from Spain’s Historical Heritage by digital facsimile. This initiative will give users unrestricted access to sources which are, by their very nature, difficult to access. More than two hundred and fifty thousand pages are available from almost one thousand books kept at Public State Libraries. Other institutions with heritage resources have also entered into the agreement and have started participating.

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Hispanic Digital Library

Description/Main requirements

The Hispanic Digital Library is the digital library of the Biblioteca Nacional de España. It provides access free of charge to thousands of digitised documents, including books printed from the 15th to the 19th century, manuscripts, drawings, engravings, pamphlets, posters, photographs, maps, atlases, music scores, historic newspapers and magazines and audio recordings.

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