Alvin is a platform for the long-term preservation and accessible storage of digitised collections and digital cultural heritage materials. It is also a catalogue of materials that have not yet been digitised.

Alvin is managed and developed by Uppsala University Library in collaboration with other cultural heritage institutions. In Alvin, you will find archives of authors and other people, advertising posters, medical history, portraits, pictures from polar expeditions, botanical posters, letters, sketchbooks and many other materials. Since the process of digitisation has been going on for many years the quality of the image files may vary. Most of the materials can be downloaded and used without any restrictions. Here you can find a technical presentation of Alvin.