In October 2019 an agreement between the Central Institute for the Union Catalogue (ICCU) and the Veneto Region-Directorate for Cultural Assets and Activities was signed.
It stemmed from the need of fostering the knowledge and fruition of manuscript heritage preserved in Italian libraries and institutions through data and information exchange.
The first, important goal is to make the manuscript data stored in Nuova Biblioteca Manoscritta (NBM) available to users also in Manus Online (MOL).
Each year the Veneto Region shall provide an updated data download of NBM cataloguing data in XML format, and they will be published in MOL: they will be available to users together with all manuscript descriptions of libraries and institutions taking part in the Manus Online project.
The NBM data will of course remain property of the Veneto Region and of the libraries taking part in NBM.
Other cooperation and sharing actions are also provided; to this end both partners will contribute to yearly developing additional initiatives.