Latvian National Library unlocks archive access until April 14

Until April 14, the National Library of Latvia has unlocked the periodika.lv website featuring the archives of the digitalized versions of 1,400 newspapers and magazines from 1748 up to the present day.

While many items were available freely even before, part of the archive was only accessible from public libraries – now closed throughout the country. The library however has come to an agreement with AKKA/LAA, a copyright body that mediates and lobbies the interests of right holders, and with Culture Ministry support the entire archive is now available online.

In addition, 11 other digital access collections are available online from the National Library, alongside twenty foreign databases (registered access), the National encyclopedia, as well as content available on the library's social media profiles. 

And as pointed out by historian Gustavs Strenga, there is plenty of content available in English, too, including lectures by distinguished academics.

 

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