May 26, 2016

NTT DATA Awarded Tender to Develop Digital Archive For Five Million Items from Spain’s National Heritage

From NTT Data:

NTT DATA [recently] announced [the company has] been awarded a tender to develop a technological solution for digitally archiving some five million historical and artistic items managed by the National Heritage, a state institution responsible for conserving the legacy of the Spanish Crown. The two-year project will leverage NTT DATA’s digital archive solution—the Advanced Museum Library Archives Deposit (AMLAD)—to efficiently integrate and manage collections hosted in five repositories of the National Heritage.

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AMLAD will serve as the centralized platform to process, store, manage and digitally archive some five million bibliographical and museum documents and related items, including art works, maps, musical scores, photographs, letters, manuscripts and files. NTT DATA has been demonstrating its digital archiving technologies in a similar project with the Vatican Apostolic Library that began in 2014.

AMLAD’s metasearch engine will efficient search and retrieval of items stored at five repositories—Historical Archives of the Palace, Inventory of Historic and Artistic Property, Restoration, Palace photo archive, and Royal Library and the  Royal Library at El Escorial—that will be interconnected through the project.

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See Also: Vatican’s Manuscripts Digital Archive Now Available Online (October 20, 2014)

See Also: Vatican Library and Japanese Firm NTT DATA Sign Accord for Digital Archiving Project (March 20, 2014)

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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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