Digital projects of BCU „Carol I”

The Lib2Life project – Revitalization of libraries and cultural heritage through advanced technologies that aim to revitalize the role of libraries, key institutions in the educational process; to revalue a cultural heritage overshadowed by the magnetism of new digital action formulas on concrete reality; to reinvent reading practices “in the image and likeness” of the contemporary user.

The Lib2Life project is developed by a consortium formed by four Central University Libraries, the Polytechnic University and the National Institute for Research – Development in Informatics, bringing together leading specialists in the field of heritage document restoration, librarianship and the most advanced IT technologies.

RESTITUTIO is the digital platform of the  Central University Library “Carol I” that aggregates digitized collections of manuscripts, old and rare books, press, magazines and other serial publications, current Romanian and foreign books, iconographic resources, cartographic resources and audio-video resources. RESTITUTIO offers library users an innovative tool for discovering information, which can be found at the level of the bibliographic description. The search can be done simply by entering the term of interest in the search box, and the results obtained are ordered by relevance. It is also possible to use the advanced search by using several search criteria (title, author, subject, publication date) or you can browse the list of authors, subjects and publication dates.