Biblioteca Digital del Patrimonio Iberoamericano

Biblioteca Digital del Patrimonio Iberoamericano (BDPI) is a project of the Asociación de Bibliotecas Nacionales de Iberoamérica (ABINIA). Its objective is the creation of a portal that provides access, from a single search point, to the digital resources of all the participating libraries. These libraries are the national libraries of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Spain, Panama, Portugal, and Uruguay. In December 2014 about 225.000 items were available.

Users can search BDPI by basic or advanced search, by collection, or by library. In December 2014 available collections were:

  • Manuscripts
  • Drawings, engravings, photographs
  • Maps
  • Geography and travel
  • Music
  • Periodicals
  • Tales and legends

BDPI provides a bibliographic description of each selected item. By clicking on the item, the user will be led directly to the digital object as displayed on the interface of the library holding the item online. Details and conditions under which it is possible to save the items depend on the library holding the work. File formats include pdf, jpeg, tiff, and mp3.

Design and creation of the portal was undertaken by the National Library of Spain (BNE).

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Sunday, 10 May 2015 - 7:32pm
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