Portal de Archivos Españoles

Content

Providing access to Spain's historical and cultural archives in a digital format, the PARES website provides a fair amount of data easily accessible and organized in several archives, three of them fully digitized and available online.

Selection

A project of the Spanish Department of Culture, the PARES portal consists in several networked repositories and is open to gather other public and private initiatives under the Ministry of Culture umbrella, which also manages the portal's website

Format

The content currently available is organized under a simple but effective structure. Several archives both digitized and not store the whole material

Information density

Aiming at providing access to Spain's historical and cultural archives in a digital format, PARES content is generally consistent with the overall project, with a fair amount of data now available. The main feature is a general growing repository currently containing three main projects

Content Pertinence to Political Science

Covering mostly historical and cultural matters, the PARES website provides good material for PS studies

Updating Rate

It is not clear how and when new material is being posted, but one should assume the updating rate depends on the digitalization of new material. Some archives seem to be added monthly