Travesía - Digital resources for library cooperation

Travesía came into being in 2000 as the Spanish Public Libraries Portal and has since developed into a digital library that supports library cooperation within the Spanish libraries systems.

Objectives of Travesía

The complete texts of the documents are included, authors rights permitting. Otherwise Travesía gathers all the metadata and links to the document on the publisher's website.

Travesía has a multi-lingual interface in Spain's official languages as well as in English.


Communities and collections

Travesía currently has two major blocks of information:


Technical aspects

The metadata entered in Travesía are coded using Dublin Core and adapted, as far as possible, to the Library Application Profile (DC-LIB). The format of the metadata used in Travesía can be downloaded here. Also is available the manual para editores de Travesía.

This can be recovered by subjects using the Librarianship Thesaurus and CINDOC Documentation.

Travesía is constructed using DSpace an open source code application widely used to construct digital repositories.

Travesía is an OAI Data Supplier, its base URL is:


Bibliographic metadata policy

All bibliographic metadata, produced by editors are open according to the Open Data Commons Open Database License