Over 225 years of Spanish journalism now on the web

March 8th, 2009 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS  

Madrid, March 8 (EFE) Material from 2,000 newspapers published in Spain and Latin America from 1777 up to 2005, amounting to 4.3 million pages, can now be consulted on the Internet.
It is available at the site of the Virtual Press History Library (Biblioteca Virtual de Prensa Historica, in Spanish).

On the web page prensahistorica.mcu.es the Spanish Culture Ministry has made accessible the entire contents of all the country’s public libraries as well as those of other institutions with which it has signed agreements, including city halls and universities, as well as newspapers with whom it has agreed to make public their publishing history.

The virtual library’s aim is to simultaneously preserve and make accessible library materials that are unique and, thus, otherwise difficult to access.

The online library is one of the main digitisation projects to be carried out in Spain.

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