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.

Archivo Colectivo

Out first platform for the publication of digitized images


The Archivo Colectivo (“Collective Archive”) was our first platform for the publication of digitized materials. It was developed in the framework of the “Digital Archive of Colonial Latin America” UC Humanities Research Institute project, with the support of the University of California, Santa Barbara. From 2020 to 2023, Neogranadina used this platform to publish digitized images from the Centro de Investigaciones Históricas “José María Arboleda Llorente” of the Universidad del Cauca in Popayán and the Archivo Histórico Regional de Boyacá in Tunja. The Collective Archive worked as a complement to the Collective Catalog of Colombian Archives, a parallel platform which we used to publish archival descriptions and inventories.

We retired the Collective Archive in 2023, and transfered all of its contents, along with those of the Collective Catalog of Colombian Archives to the ABC (Archive, Library, Catalog in its Spanish initials), our new, consolidated platform for the publication of images of digitised archival and library materials and their associated metadata.


  • The Collective Archive was one of Neogranadina’s prototypes for the publication of materials digitized in Colombian archives. At its peak, the platform contained 2,572 published documents, totalling about 78,223 images. These are now available on the ABC, alongside many more.
  • The platform was built with Omeka S, a content management system for digital collections developed by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. The images were made available using Universal Viewer, which allowed users to consult documents without needing to download high-resolution files. Users could also embed these viewers within other pages, such as course management platforms, blogs, and even personal pages for non-commercial ends.
  • The images were published using the IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework), to make them compatible with a broad range of other viewers and platforms.


University of California Humanities Research Institute

This project was supported in part by the University of California Office of the President MRPI funding MR-15-328710.