Open Access refers to the provision of immediate, free, and unrestricted online access to intellectual property works. Access is provided with appropriate and lawful licensing, and without cost to the reader, namely by offering works with an open content license, to allow for the use and reuse of material knowledge from the works, into any digital or analogue medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The open content license may specify other conditions in addition to the attribution of original work, the observance of which is necessary for the lawful use of protected intellectual property works.
The Digital Collections Platform is a web-based gateway that hosts all digitized material. This material is divided into individual collections, each of which includes a set of digitized archives. For every collection and every archive, there is a corresponding description. All of the items hosted on the Platform are openly accessible and searchable online.
The Digital Collections Platform contains digitized manuscripts, monographs, and maps. The collections are constantly enriched with new digitized material.
Users can search, browse and access all digitized material at high resolution.
All digital material is scanned at high resolution with the aim of capturing significant and exact details, and of facilitating on-screen reading.