Teresa Malo de Molina
Digitisation of the Historic Press at the Biblioteca Nacional de Espaņa
The Digital Newspaper Archive represents the outset of the
"Hispanic Digital Library" project, the aim of which is the public dissemination
via Internet of the Spanish Bibliographic Heritage preserved at the National Library.
In this first phase the public is offered access to the digital collection of historic Spanish press contained at the Library, initially composed of 143 titles, published between 1772 and 1933, which represents the possibility of consulting approximately 500,000 digitalised pages. This is just the beginning. The offer of titles will gradually be extended to cover the historic evolution of the Spanish press. During 2007 it is planned on progressively incorporating new publications edited in the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as incorporating press headlines that are essential for the 19th century study.
This digital collection has arisen with the intention of becoming a benchmark for research and consultation of the Spanish historic press. In addition to providing reading and consultation of texts, it offers information about the main digital newspaper archive collections, thus facilitating a knowledge and access to the Spanish newspaper archive heritage, which is today still partly unexplored.