Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia Partnership Brings Digital Collection to Libraries Worldwide

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Historical Content Available as New Module on BiblioBoard Library

“After the immediate success achieved with the Colección Samper Ortega App, we decided to grow our partnership with BiblioLabs and offer our content through BiblioBoard Library,” said Catalina Holguín, for the Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia.

The Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia (BNC) is extending its partnership with BiblioLabs to offer digitized historical content to libraries worldwide. The BNC’s digital content will be available for libraries to access via the Spanish Language Module on BiblioBoard Library.

BiblioBoard Library is a user-friendly platform that extends libraries digital offerings to patrons, at a fraction of the cost of traditional databases. BiblioBoard Library offers easy access to a wealth of primary source material organized into multimedia Anthologies for easy browsing and discovery. Covering a wide range of topics including Literature, Philosophy, History, Geography and Science, BiblioBoard Library contains more than 200 thematic Anthologies. In addition, libraries can subscribe to content modules created by partner institutions like the British Library, and now, the Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia.

The Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia originally partnered with BiblioLabs in 2012 to create Colección Samper Ortega, a free iPad® app. Released in October of 2012, the app includes more than 50 essays, short stories, novels and historical documents written by four Colombian authors of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, all published by Colombian Publisher, Minerva. Available for free, the Colección Samper Ortega can be downloaded in the App Store. Thousands of users have downloaded the App in dozens of countries worldwide.

“After the immediate success achieved with the Colección Samper Ortega App, we decided to grow our partnership with BiblioLabs and offer our content through BiblioBoard Library,” said Catalina Holguín, Coordinadora de Comunicaciones for the Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia. “We are thrilled to work together and develop a new product that channels our digital content directly into libraries around the world.”

BiblioBoard Library is available to order now. To learn more, visit http://biblioboard.com/library/. The Spanish Language Module will be available in early 2013.

“We are proud to partner with leading cultural institutions, like the Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia, to make their content universally accessible in a curated experience on BiblioBoard Library,” said Mitchell Davis, Chief Business Officer for BiblioLabs. “Library patrons around the globe will now be able to access historical texts that were previously only available within the walls of the Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia.”

BiblioLabs is a member of the Charleston Digital Corridor.

About Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia
The National Library of Colombia is the institution that ensures the recovery, preservation and access to the country's collective memory, heritage represented by bibliographic and in any media, as well as the promotion and development of public libraries, planning and policymaking related to reading, and meeting information needs essential for individual and collective development of Colombians. Learn more at http://www.bibliotecanacional.gov.co/

About BiblioLabs, LLC
BiblioBoard was created by BiblioLabs, LLC a hybrid software-media company that created a multimedia authoring tool which enables curators and subject matter experts to discover, enhance and create new works from the wealth of licensed, open source and public domain materials available within their core database. BiblioLabs works with leading organizations around the world to create widespread commercial access to rare and interesting materials in an innovative way. To learn more about BiblioBoard, visit http://www.BiblioBoard.com.

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