Digitisation project using OCLC’s CONTENTdm wins award
On the website Letralia, Tierra de Letras - an Internet magazine for Latin American readers – it was announced that Cervantes Institute in Tetuán, Morocco, received an award for the digitisation and distribution of one of their collections, which was made possible by using OCLC's CONTENTdm software.
The award was presented on Thursday 21 November, during the XV Jornadas de la SEDIC (SEDIC , Spanish company for documentation and information) of the National Library of Spain in Madrid. The work of architect, Alfonso Sierra Ochoa was digitised by made accessible through the institutions website using CONTENTdm - OCLC’s solution to store, manage and make collections accessible online.
In 1989 the Biblioteca Vicente Aleixandre Cervantes Institute received a donation from the architect Alfonso Sierra Ochoa, which has enabled them to implement a digitisation programme to make his collective works accessible electronically. The work of Alfonso is particularly important to Spanish heritage, at the time of the Spanish protectorate he contributed greatly to the urban development of Tetuán. Thanks to this donation and to CONTENTdm library professionals can continue the maintenance, preservation and cataloguing of the collected works of this architect and with more collections in the future.