On-line resource announcement: HUNGARICANA

HUNGARICANA is a common website of Hungarian archives, museums and libraries, operated by the Library of Parliament, Hungary (Országgyűlési Könyvtár). The digitization was financed by the NKA (National Cultural Fund of Hungary) in the past years and the main goal is to publish the cultural heritage of Hungary on one site: databases, records, documents, images, maps, etc. Now more than 100 institutes serve data, some of them from foreign countries. The main databases are:

- Library: publication of archives, museums, libraries

- Postcards: more than 300.000 postcards

- MAPIRE: Historical Maps of the Habsburg Empire

- Maps: unique historical maps from the biggest Hungarian collections

- Documents: medieval charters, notarial records, criminal cases, civil law cases, etc.

- Old Hungarian Library (RMK)

Hungaricana can be the major information source for a research, but also a collection of unseen documents that were kept in secret from the world, but now available for everyone.