The project was created on the initiative of the National Library, which for many years has been carrying out activities related to digitization and making its resources available in electronic form. The implementation of the project will allow for significant quantitative and qualitative progress in remote access via the Internet to the most valuable and oldest resources of Polish literature.
"Patrimonium - digitisation and access to Polish national heritage from the collections of the National Library and the Jagiellonian Library".
The cultural resources originating from the two largest bookshops in the country, digitised and made available under "Patrimonium" constitute the core of the National Library Resource, which, according to the Regulation of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of 4 July 2012 on the National Library Resource, is subject to special protection consisting in ensuring safe conditions for a given type of library materials, including copying and recording on computer data carriers, which do not cause deterioration of their preservation or destruction. It will be made available through POLONA, the most modern digital library in Poland, whose graphic interface will be further developed. The professional equipment for digitization purchased under the project will ensure high quality digital image, as well as archiving of the objects and their protection in accordance with the standards in force in the National Library.
The project "Patrimonium - digitisation and making available of Polish national heritage from the collections of the National Library and the Jagiellonian Library" was co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund under the Operational Programme Digital Poland 2014-2020 and co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. It lasted in 2017-2020 years.
All objects selected for the project belong to the public domain, which allows for their unlimited use for scientific, educational, artistic and commercial purposes. Documents from cartographic, music and iconographic collections as well as magazines, ephemeral prints, manuscripts, old prints and books from the 19th and 20th century were digitised. Some of them are subject to special protection for conservation reasons and are not available on a daily basis. These include cymelia, prints from before 1801, manuscripts (including music manuscripts and manuscript maps), engravings, drawings, photographs, maps from before 1946, and archival copies of ephemeral prints from before 1946.
26 498 999 USD