The Consell de Mallorca and the UIB have presented the Digital Library of Mallorca. An open access platform that will make the island’s periodical publications and scientific and cultural production available to the public. This new service for the island starts with the first phase, in which twenty-eight thousand pages have been digitized. Some of the most emblematic publications of their time in terms of cultural dissemination are included.

This is the case of the magazine “Tresor del avis”, edited by Andreu Ferrer between 1922 and 1928, dedicated to folklore and popular culture. The magazine has been digitized from the originals of the Craft Culture Library of Mallorca. The “Lluc” magazine, for cultural outreach, edited by the Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts, is also available, specifically the numbers published between 1971 and 1985. The “Palau Reial” magazine, edited by the Consell de Mallorca between 1984 and 1988. The “Latitud 39” magazine, for literary criticism and dissemination, published between 1981 and 1983, based on originals donated by Joan Melià and Miquel Company. Also included are the newspapers “La Almudaina” and “Correo de Mallorca”, from the period of the Civil War, thanks to donations of originals made by the Andreu Busquets family and Joan Francesc Rullán.

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Presentation of the Mallorca Digital Library. Photo: Consell.

This first phase of the Digital Library of Mallorca will also give access to the collection of bilingual and trilingual grammars from the Biblioteca de la Real and the manuscript “Vertaderas traces del art de picapedrer” from 1653″, from the Biblioteca Artesana.

The Digital Library of Mallorca, integrated into the Platform of the Digital Library of the Balearic Islands, is an initiative of the Library and Documentation Service and the Cultural Activities Service of the UIB thanks to funding received through a grant from the Department of Culture, Patrimony and Linguistic Normalization of the Consell de Mallorca.

The objective is to make available to the public, on an open access platform, publications of scientific and scholarly interest published in Mallorca, so that everyone can access them easily and free of charge through the Internet.