The National Library took another step towards digital transformation

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The technological giant Microsoft announced yesterday the implementation of a new stage in the digital strengthening project of the Mariano Moreno National Library that proposes the democratization of access to culture and services to its users.

The conference was attended by the Minister of Culture of the Nation, Pablo Avelluto, the director of the National Library, Alberto Manguel, and the general manager of Microsoft Argentina, Diego Bekerman, who announced the donation of more than one million eight hundred thousand dollars in cloud services and software.

Among the novelties, the National Library will improve the experience of the more than two hundred and seventy thousand visitors it receives every year. There will be greater fluidity in communications, more agile access to the consultation of materials and possibilities to work collaboratively from different parts of the country.

The donation consists mainly of Office 365, a set of productivity and collaboration tools, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Skype, Sharepoint, Teams and others. These tools that are in the cloud, in the computers and in the institution’s servers will facilitate the daily work of the library’s employees, who will be able to collaborate more efficiently.

Azure will also be donated, the IT platform that includes a series of services in the cloud and server products, such as Windows Server, SQL Server, virtualization tools, among others, for the national library to advance in its plans for digitization and services to citizens.

These technological innovations will also allow the library to interact in a coordinated manner with other libraries in the interior of the country and abroad, allowing researchers to create communities to share knowledge, and above all, help library users and visitors to access the library. to content easily and quickly.
In the center, Diego Bekerman, general manager of Microsoft Argentina, and the Minister of Culture of the Nation, Pablo Avelluto.

In the center, Diego Bekerman, general manager of Microsoft Argentina, and the Minister of Culture of the Nation, Pablo Avelluto.

“We appreciate the valuable donation from Microsoft to our Library. It is an act that speaks of the company’s commitment to the development of knowledge and culture that we celebrate. From now on our National Library will have better technology to give an increasingly greater and more effective service, “were the words of the Minister of Culture of the Nation, Pablo Avelluto.

The Mariano Moreno National Library was founded in 1810 and has been and is an undisputed cultural reference for different organizations. Its collections, books, documents, magazines, maps and photographs are permanent reference material for researchers and users around the world.
In the center, Diego Bekerman, general manager of Microsoft Argentina, and the Minister of Culture of the Nation, Pablo Avelluto.

The National Library will improve the experience of the more than two hundred and seventy thousand visitors it receives every year.

In addition, it preserves a collection of more than one million books, fifty-five thousand titles of newspapers and magazines, thirty-five thousand photos, twelve thousand maps and other documents of the history of Argentina and other countries.

“The process of digital transformation that we started involves making the latest technology available to the Library so that all citizens who access it can have better experiences. It is not only about adapting to the needs of the new generations but also to bring all the information that preserves, cares for and shares the Library to the 21st century to preserve it and make it more accessible in the country and in the world “, Diego Bekerman explained. general of Microsoft Argentina.