We are a Colombian non-profit devoted to using new technologies to protect and promote the historical heritage of Latin America.

We design and build custom scanners to digitize historical collections, create tools and platforms to make them accessible, and develop digital history projects.


Archive, Library, Catalogue: our new description, management, and publication platform


The ABC (Archivo, Biblioteca y Catálogo) is Neogranadina’s latest digital tool for the description, management, and publication of all the digital materials generated in the projects that we have participated in. This tool is maintained in solid infrastructure for the maintenance and enrichment of multiple collections and archives, and makes use of cloud technology to transfer files archives quickly and efficiently, protect materials from possible attacks or failures of servers, and scales the provision of metadata and digital file sets progressively. It is also a platform for the public access of these materials, allowing users to search, select, share, and export materials.

You can access it here.


  • The ABC was developed using open source software, CollectiveAccess, which allowed us to customise the tool without compromising its stability or efficiency. This means that we were able to incorporate the archives and collections that we have worked with without necessitating fundamental changes to their original metadata schemes. Furthermore, it allows connectivity with external platforms through OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting. This infrastructure ensures the future and sustainability of the collections, and is centered on the security and consistency of the stored data and archives.
  • The ABC also allows users from all over the world to access, browse, read, and search through all of these collections. This facilitates interconnection between different archival holdings which, for institutional or administrative reasons, the public can usually only access disjointedly and with tools that are incompatible with one another.
  • Registered users can select materials, create and save groups of elements to consult later, share materials with others, and even create presentations. These can be exported and saved in PDF, Excel, and Powerpoint formats for offline use.


This tool was developed with the help of the University of California, Santa Barbara.