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The University of Barcelona creates a digital collection of priceless historical items

 

In May 2014, the University of Barcelona’s Learning and Research Resources Centre (CRAI) made available its Digital Heritage Library.  

In this initial phase, The Digital Heritage Library contains six collections and is intended to grow with the digitization of the more than 2,100 manuscripts, 1,000 incunabula and 150,000 other items from the University of Barcelona’s 16th to the 19th century documents and archives.  Other collections will also be added in the future. This unique digital collection is powered by OCLC’s CONTENTdm Digital Collection Management Software.

For the first time, the University of Barcelona has a website dedicated to sharing this exceptional bibliographic heritage from one of the largest library collections of historical materials in Spain. The value of some of these items is priceless due to their age or because there are few examples in the world with the same originality or artistry.

[The University of Barcelona’s press release about this collection is available at: http://bipadi.ub.edu/cdm/about]