The Bulgarian National Library already has more than 200 000 publications in its virtual catalog, with about 550 hits per day, thanks to DocuWare document management system.
The achievements were announced during an international conference with more than 300 specialists in the area of Library studies.
“Digital technologies allow to expose at one place books, thumbnails and old manuscripts from different libraries all over the world and Bulgaria has its own input in the process”, says prof.Boyana Hristova, Director of the Bulgarian National Library.
The digitization of valuable materials from the St. St. Cyril and Methodius National Library collections started in 2006. In autumn 2007 these digital images became accessible for users through the library’s website. Over 290 000 files have been digitized till the end of 2012 – manuscripts, old printed books, unpublished documents from the Bulgarian Historical Archive and Oriental Department, portraits and photos, graphical and cartographic editions, Bulgarian newspapers and journals from 1844 to 1944 – images and their systematical descriptions. Users could search in the Electronic archive through the specialized electronic document management system DocuWare.
Find out more about the project on the Library’s website.