Vinodolski zakonik - Glagolitic textSummary: The project aimed to bring Glagolitic texts closer to the public and ensure its recognition and preservation as world heritage by bringing all available content into one place. It provides access to valuable manuscripts, rare books and other material freely available to researchers and general public, primarily from national (Croatian) sources, but includes purchases from other countries, and content included with the permission of foreign libraries.

Type of Project: The documents were from diverse sources but in a common language.

Countries Involved: 5



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During turbulent historical events in South East Europe, manuscripts and books written in Glagolitic were scattered around the world, becoming part of different heritage collections, making the access to the Glagolitic documents and its research almost impossible. 

The dispersion of the material makes it difficult to bring Glagolitic closer to the general public and introduce it as part of the world written heritage. With the aim to preserve Glagolitic material as a world heritage, the NSK launched the project of gathering all Glagolitic content in one place. 

The result of the first phase of the project is portal with valuable manuscripts, rare books and other material freely available to researchers and general public.

The project is national but it also includes an international aspect – the purchase of the glagolitic manuscripts digital reproductions from other institutions/countries (Italy, Germany). The National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) managed to get permissions from two libraries (Slovenia, Bulgaria) to include their metadata and digital objects in our portal. 


  • National and University Library in Zagreb, Croatia
  • Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Library, Croatia
  • Old Church Slavonic Institute


  • Ongoing (2017-)

Access to Data and Documents

Available for consultation on an online catalogue.


483 digitised documents, 20.387 digitised pages.