Ministerio de Educacion, Cultura y Deporte

Spain

The Directorate General for Fine Arts and Cultural Assets and Archives and Libraries is the administrative unit of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, under the Secretariat of State for Culture. Its mission is to manage the state archives and museums, the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage and the development and coordination of Spanish libraries, with a special emphasis on public libraries and bibliographic assets.

The Directorate General has been carrying out large-scale digitisation projects in cooperation with public and private libraries and institutions from all over Spain and is in charge of Hispana the Spanish national aggregator for Europeana, which had made a major contribution to EuropeanaLocal.

Tasks in LoCloud: national aggregator for Spain, being responsible for the aggregation of content to  contribute to Europeana; carrying out dissemination aimed at engaging small and medium sized institutions, hosting a content provider workshops (WP1), testing tools developed in WP3.