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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Profile of Gallica

Natalie Pigeard-Micault, Science and the History of Science on Gallica, High Energy Physics Libraries Webzine, August 2005.
Abstract: Gallica is a project of the Bibliothèque nationale de France which aims to digitize classic, French books that are no longer in copyright. The texts are available through a Web gateway. Usage of the mathematics and physics collection is analysed. A partnership with the MathDoc team exists which benefits both systems. In future, it is hoped that Gallica data can be offered to other libraries via the OAI protocol, and in turn, that Gallica can grow by harvesting from other digitized sources.

(PS: Gallica preexisted Google, but has been turned into the French response to the Google Library project.)