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New digitisation grant for National Library of Poland and the Jagiellonian University Library in Cracow

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The National Library of Poland has been awarded a grant for the project "Patrimonium – Monuments of Literature" ("Patrimonium – Zabytki piśmiennictwa").

The project aims to continue the digitisation of items from the collections of the National Library of Poland and the Jagiellonian Library, established in the fourteenth century. Digitised works will be available via the POLONA digital library, which currently contains 3.3 million objects. The new project will run from 2020 to 2022 and strengthens the partnership between the central library and the largest and oldest university library in Poland. In 2019, as part of their collaboration, the two libraries merged their catalogues. In early 2020 they completed the project "Patrimonium – Digitising and providing access to items from the collections of the National Library of Poland and the Jagiellonian Library that are part of Polish national heritage" ("Patrimonium – digitalizacja i udostępnienie polskiego dziedzictwa narodowego ze zbiorów Biblioteki Narodowej oraz Biblioteki Jagiellońskiej"), under which more than one million items were digitised and made available via POLONA.