March 24, 2018

"National Library of France Revamps Online Search"

From Information Age:

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.

From Exalead:

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,

The BnF will use Exalead’s CloudView technology.

See Also: Gallica (English Language Version)

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