Pencho Slaveykov Regional Library

Bulgaria

The Pencho Slaveykov Regional Library (PSRL) in Varna, founded in 1883, is a public institution supported by the municipality and the government. The library has been depository of the Bulgarian national literature since 1945 and its collections include over 850 000 books, serials and other materials. The Library is one of the leading institutions in Bulgaria in the field of digitisation. It started to digitize its rare and unique collections of serials, post-cards, photos, maps etc. In 2008 the Pencho Slaveykov Regional Library set up the Varna Digital Library – a virtual service providing access to the library’s and its partner-museums’ digitised materials.

 

PSRL was the Bulgarian content provider in the EuropeanaLocal project, where an OAI-PMH repository was set up for aggregating content from Bulgarian libraries and museums and it is currently a partner in the Europeana Awareness project. The Library is the biggest Bulgarian content provider for Europeana and is operating as an aggregator since 2011.

 

Tasks in LoCloud: Coordination of content supply from Bulgaria, testing of tools developed in WP3, national dissemination (WP6) and engagement of small and medium sized institutions.