The Crimson project, developed by the Ministry of Presidency and Finance, currently has about 95,000 pages in the process of digitalization corresponding to 12 municipalities
The Autonomous Community has recently delivered to the City of Totana a total of 8,874 documents scanned in the maco of the tenth phase of the Crimson Project (Catalog of Archives of the Region of Murcia in the Information Society), of which 8,006 are chapter minutes 19th century and 868 patterns.
The event took place last week within the conference on "Digital transformation in the consumption of documentary heritage" held in the Regional Archive as a meeting point where to share experiences and reflections on the application of technology and creativity in dissemination of documentary heritage to extend its use and assessment among citizens.
The mayor, Juan José Cánovas, the Councilor for Culture, Verónica Carricondo, and the municipal archivist, María Carmen Crespo, who received recognition for their collaboration in this project, met.
This project, which began 15 years ago and is already in its last phase, has contributed to favor the conservation and dissemination of the historical and cultural heritage of the Region through the application of digital technology;
in which more than 1.2 million pages of historical documents belonging to seven centuries of the history of the Region have been digitized.
In this phase, almost 95,000 pages corresponding to historical documents of 12 municipalities are being digitized, including nineteenth-century chapter acts or neighborhood standards from, among others, the funds of the municipal archives of Alhama de Murcia, Mazarrón or Totana.
Within the framework of the Crimson Project, directed by the Integra Foundation in collaboration with the General Archive of the Region of Murcia, "Digital transformation in the consumption of documentary heritage" was born as a meeting point where to share experiences and reflections on the application of technology and creativity in the dissemination of documentary heritage to extend its use and valuation among citizens.
The first chapter of this new initiative is dedicated to web portals, the fundamental means by which traditional archives disseminate their funds through the Internet, allowing non-face-to-face consultation of documents.
Specifically, since the launch of this initiative, 69,525 pages of medieval historical documents dated between 1245 and 1504 have already been digitized;
107,156 pages of Chapter Acts of the 16th century;
201,904 pages of Chapter Acts of the seventeenth century, 312,847 of the eighteenth century and other 53,941 of the nineteenth century, as well as 75,833 pages of other documentary series such as Royal Letters, municipal registers, court records and lawsuits, episcopal and pontifical letters, notarial deeds, proclamations or censuses
This rich documentary collection also has 35,744 photographs of the twentieth century structured in 12 collections and which reflect aspects of the social, cultural or business life of the Region since 1915, as well as landscapes, festivals and traditions, portraits or others. aspects such as the evolution of transport or the trace of the presence of the armed forces in the Region.
Last week, within the framework of this project, the conference 'Digital transformation in the consumption of documentary heritage' was held, during which renowned experts in documentary heritage management analyzed both the trajectory of this project led by the Integra Foundation and the Regional Archive of Murcia as of other Spanish archival portals.
The day, which had the collaboration of the Ministry of Education and Culture, also served to honor the participants in this project and reflect on the application of artificial intelligence, virtual reality and other connected technologies as creative and innovative experiences in the regional sector of archives and multimedia content in the Region.
The Crimson Project is part of the Digital Heritage project, managed and coordinated by the Integra Foundation and in which the Ministry of Education collaborates through the Regional Archive.
The initiative is financed by European funds ERDF and the General Directorate of Strategy and Digital Transformation of the Ministry of Presidency and Finance.
All digitized documents, once described and cataloged, are accessible for consultation on the project website.