"National Library of France Revamps Online Search"
The Bibliothèque nationale de France has revamped the search engine for its online library, Gallica.
Founded in 1997, the site contains over 120,000 volumes and thousands of image and recordings. In a bid to improve the accessibility of Gallica, the institution selected search software from French vendor Exalead. According to the supplier, the chosen search platform contains semantic functionality and the ability to index unstructured data.
To date, the BnF has digitized more than one million works, including books, maps, manuscripts, images, periodicals, scores and sound recordings, and made them available to the public via its Gallica Web platform, gallica.bnf.fr.
The BnF will use Exalead’s CloudView technology.
See Also: Gallica (English Language Version)
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.