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  • François Mitterrand site
  • F. Mitterrand Site, one of the reading-rooms
  • The so-called Chambre de Mazarin The salle Labrouste, future reading room of the INHA The galerie Viennot The rotonde van Praet
  • The Richelieu exhibition galleries.
  • Richelieu BnF reading-rooms.
  • A map of the San Geronimo site in Genova, before the building of the Jésuites School, from the Martellange collection, about a thousand documents of the 17th and 18th centuries from the Prints and Photographs department at the BnF.
  • A drawing of a theater set for Versailles, the park, dating from the beginning of the 19th century, from the Opéra Library-Museum, forming part of the Music Department.
  • Gazette des beaux-arts founded in Paris in 1859, one of the most important French art critical magazine (until 2002).
  • L'Image : revue artistique et littéraire , a monthly review, decorated with wood engravings, dating from 1896-97. The director was the notorious French literary and art critic Roger Marx.
  • An eighteenth century art sale catalogue : Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, diamans, bagues de toute espèce, bijoux & autres effets,... It is dating from 1748 and was published by the famous art seller Gersaint.
  • A photograph from the ROL press agency collection, Prints and Photograph department, 35 000 photos from 1904-1918 This picture shows a Paris street, january 1910, during the great floods of the river Seine, with a hippomobile vehicle.
  • 4 juin 2010 Numérisation en arts
  • Pomponius Gauricus. De sculptura . Johannes Petreius, 1542. Strasbourg University Library. L'Architecture francoise [sic, française] des bastimens pa rticuliers composée par Me Loüis Savot, Augmenté dans cette seconde édition de plusieurs figures,& des notes de Monsieur Blondel… , 1685. Centre National des Arts et Métiers Library Traité de la peinture de Leonard de Vinci donné au public et traduit d'italien en françois par R. F. S. D. C. - A Paris : de l'imprimerie de Jacques Langlois, M. DC. LI. - 1651. Polib. Lille University Library . Abraham Bosse . Traité des manières de dessiner les ordres de l'architecture antique [...], 1690. Tours, Bibliothèques virtuelles humanistes . Frederick A. Talbot. Moving pictures : how they are made and worked . London : William Heinemann, 1912 . Cinémathèque française Library. L’Architecture et art de bien bastir . Sans imprimeur, 1553 . Tours, Bibliothèques virtuelles humanistes.
  • http://www.bnf.fr/fr/professionnels/numerisation.html
  • Digitisation of Art Collections -Lucile Trunel

    1. 1. ICLAM 2011 User empowerment through digital technologies 15-17 February 2011
    2. 2. Digitisation in the field of art collections The approach of the Bibliothèque nationale de France Via Gallica Lucile Trunel, Head of Art Section Literature and Art Department, Bibliothèque nationale de France
    3. 5. The collections at the BnF <ul><li>Preserving the French national heritage : </li></ul><ul><li>13 million books and printed works </li></ul><ul><li>250,000 manuscript volumes </li></ul><ul><li>350,000 periodical collections </li></ul><ul><li>15 million prints, photographs and posters </li></ul><ul><li>800,000 maps and charts </li></ul><ul><li>2 million musical documents </li></ul><ul><li>One million audio documents </li></ul><ul><li>Tens of thousands videos and multimedias </li></ul><ul><li>550,000 coins and medals … </li></ul>
    4. 7. Mansart gallery Crypt Creation of the Treasures gallery in the Mazarine gallery
    5. 8. Reading rooms to be renovated
    6. 10. The collections at the BnF <ul><li>The BnF, also an « art library » : </li></ul><ul><li>The specialised collections (Prints and photographs, Performing Arts, Coins, Medals and Antiquities, Manuscripts, Music, Maps, Arsenal library, Opéra library and museum) </li></ul><ul><li>The printed art collections at the F. Mitterrand site : an art and archaelogy library inside an encyclopaedic library (heritage and legal deposit collections, open access collections) </li></ul>
    7. 12. Digital collections at the BnF <ul><li>Gallica : the BnF digital library </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning in 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Online access today to more than 1 300,000 documents (206,000 books, 797,000 periodicals and newspapers, 10,600 maps, 6,500 manuscripts, 228,000 pictures, 3,600 scores, 1,600 sound recordings) </li></ul><ul><li>33,000 documents from e-distributors + 37,000 from partner libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Covering all fields, including art history and special collections </li></ul><ul><li>Ranging from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the 20th century </li></ul>
    8. 14. Digital collections at the BnF <ul><li>The place of the arts in Gallica </li></ul><ul><li>Printed collections : historically, an increasing part of art periodicals, writings on art, art history « classics », art sales catalogues, art exhibition catalogues … have been digitised in Gallica, the BnF digital base </li></ul><ul><li>An important iconography from the specialised collections of the BnF: prints, illuminations, drawings, photographs, maps, posters, theater sets, musical manuscripts, … </li></ul><ul><li>Also sound archives </li></ul>
    9. 18. Digital challenges for the BnF <ul><li>National, but also European </li></ul><ul><li>and international challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preserving and communicating heritage collections to the great public </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helping French libraries with BnF skills and resources: other French partners are part of Gallica, especially art libraries like the INHA library (30.000 documents from other libraries, 27.000 books from current publishers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Becoming part of the Europeana portal (all the contents digitised by the BnF are indexed in http://europeana.eu ) and of the Francophone Digital National Libraries Net (RFBNN) </li></ul></ul>
    10. 19. More than one million documents http://gallica.bnf.fr/
    11. 20. Innovative functionalities <ul><ul><li>Richness of Gallica’s contents : one of the most comprehensive portals for French-speaking culture, with free access to public domain works, and access (subject to conditions) to the full text of copyrighted books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Several functionalities through a unique search interface : simple or advanced search in the whole database, faceted search using multiple criteria, full text indexing and speech synthesis of documents digitised in text mode </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flash viewer for a fluid browsing experience and a powerful zoom, viewer widget that enables viewing and sharing documents on one’s own website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog or personal environment … </li></ul></ul>
    12. 22. Research modes : access by theme Simplified Dewey indexation
    13. 23. Research modes Simple research (free) Advanced research = with criterias and filters
    14. 24. Advanced research <ul><ul><li>Multicriteria research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Filters </li></ul></ul>
    15. 25. Flash viewer
    16. 26. Gallica today <ul><li>BnF heritage </li></ul><ul><li>collections </li></ul>Heritage collections in free access Partner libraries’ collections Copyrighted documents Selections from publishers SHS periodicals, free access until 2000 More than one million documents
    17. 29. Mediation tools <ul><li>Publishing tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gallica « blog » </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gallica’s letter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gallica’s thematic files (renewed in 2010) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook, Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Netvibes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>«culture augmented » on mobiles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In the future on diffusion platforms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr, Wikimedia commons etc. </li></ul></ul>
    18. 30. http://www.bnf.fr/fr/professionnels/numerisation.html
    19. 31. Conclusion <ul><li>Maturity of technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For creating directly information on the Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For « dematerialising » documentary heritage and permitting to explore it more easily </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Virtuality : special space for cooperation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unite different strengths to reach a &quot;critical&quot; mass or aim at the exhaustiveness in certain domains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mutualize tools and infrastructures to reduce the costs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digitising is not the final aim, but a beginning </li></ul>