Biblioteca de CatalunyaLibrary of Catalonia

Organization Type: Regional Library
Country: Spain
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L’Arxiu Web de Catalunya (The Web Archive of Catalonia)


Start date: 2005
Archive interface languages: Catalan, Spanish, English
Access methods: URL search, Keyword search, Alphabetic browsing, Subject browsing, Topical collections
Harvesting methods: Regional Domain, Bulk, Selective, Event, Thematic

Digital Heritage of Catalonia (PADICAT) is a repository destined to collect and preserve the entire cultural, scientific and general output of Catalonia in digital format, that is, to preserve Catalan websites and to guarantee their open and permanent access.

The Biblioteca de Catalunya (Library of Catalonia), that is the national library of Catalonia, initiated the Padicat project in June 2005, with the technological collaboration of the Centre de Supercomputació de Catalunya (CESCA) and the support of the Secretaria de Telecomunicacions i Societat de la Informació de la Generalitat de Catalunya.

The aim of the project is to acquire, preserve and make available knowledge and information on the Internet of the day for coming generations and to create the Web archive of Catalonia.