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Project “The Sound of Pages”, launched at the National Library

The project “The Sound of Pages”, by which the National Library of Romania will develop the greatest digital institution of this genre for vision-challenged people in the country, was launched at the end of past week.
Initiated by the National Library and funded by the Orange Foundation, the project intends to reunite digital documents created in Romanian libraries in one sole collection, that will be developed by adding documents scanned with a high-quality scanner and made accessible in the Library.
“Vision-impaired users will thus have access to this digital library both offline, at our headquarters, and online, at any location in our country, based on their ID and password, in order to act accordingly to law stipulations regarding the protection of author rights”, Adriana Boruna, Head of the Institutional Development Service declared.
The project “The Sound of Pages” will be developed during May 2015 – June 2016 and has a total value of RON 316,600, 221,800 of which are a funding granted by the Orange Foundation, as part of the program “The World in Colours and Sounds”.
At this time, the National Library grants access to all its rooms and collections to everyone who is able to visit the central headquarters, the due the project DReam (Digital Resources — easy to access and manage).
The National Library supports the integration of all people in society, granting the vision-challenged the newest technologies of access, while at the same time supporting their attendance to educational and cultural events organized by the institution.

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