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The Archives of the Crown of Aragon: latest news

In recent years an ambitious program of action has been developed regarding the centre's most valuable documentation, especially the Registers of the Royal Chancellery (description, restoration and reprography through microfilm or digitalisation). All the digitised ones from the last ten years can be consulted online, since the resulting image has been linked to the revised description in the Portal of Spanish Archives (PARES).Nueva ventana

At present, the information introduced to PARES in previous years through a bulk upload of existing manuscript and typed description tools is being reviewed. In parallel, new descriptions are being added and existing ones expanded, following the international ISAD(G) and ISAAR(CPF) standards, as well as the rules for the creation of access points of the General Sub-directorate of State Archives.

Likewise, the fields and levels of description are being reviewed and modified to facilitate the international exchange of information and facilitate the connection of PARES with the European Archives Portal through the APE project.Nueva ventana

The description of the Arab Letters collection has been completed.

The description of the Royal Letters of the time of Ferdinand the Catholic has been reviewed and completed.

The ACA joined last year 2019 to the celebration of the Ibero-American Year of Archives, locating and describing a sample of documents indicative of the research possibilities offered by the rich funds it houses. Starting from the Capitulations of Santa FeNueva ventana, the description already published in PARES of documents related to America, on the one hand (17th-19th centuries), has been revised and expanded, and new ones have been described, such as the protests of sea for breakdowns suffered by the loading of ships on their way from an American port to Barcelona (1779-1868), or a set of files processed as a result of the request for a shipping license to go to America during the War of Independence (February-August 1810).Salto de línea They can be easily found in PARES by searching for the expression "Año Iberoamericano".Nueva ventana

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