October 19, 2017

National Library of Spain Announces 5 Million Euros ($5.6 Million) Digital Preservation Partnership

From the National Library of Spain (BNE) (Mechanically Translated via Google Translate):

The Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, through the public company Red.es, and National Library of Spain (BNE) have signed an agreement to collaborate in the digital preservation and making available to the public…

The general manager of Red.es, Daniel Noguera and the director of the Library Nacional of Spain, Ana Santos Aramburo, have signed the agreement that 2018 will be allocated 5 million euros to three contributed by Red.es and two by the library to preserve cultural backgrounds and develop the legal deposit of online publications, using Intensive Technologies of Information and Communications.

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With the funds provided by the NBS and Red.es will be provided with the technological infrastructure and associated services needed to manage and preservation of library funds and the legal deposit of online publications.

They will be implemented information systems management, capture, storage, indexing, access and distribution of content, and a system of long-term preservation for publications web captured by automatic means, for publications transferred the BNE by other means (e-books, electronic journals, etc.), and the digitalisation of the Library.

Thus, the stage is set to meet the objectives established in the regulations by Royal Decree regulating the legal deposit of online publications and entering into force next October 26.

Read the Complete Announcement (in Spanish) ||| in English (via Google Translate)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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