Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bibliotheca Alexandrina - Digital Assets Repository (DAR)

Digital Assets Repository (DAR) at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina

DAR is a system to create and maintain library's digital collections. DAR acts as a repository for all types of digital material, thus preserving and archiving the digital media as well as, providing public access to digitized collections through a web-based search and browsing facilities.

Over 170,000 books are now available on DAR's website. For books that are out-of-copyright, their contents are fully available on the Internet. For books that are in copyright, Internet users can browse only 5% of the book, with a minimum of 10 pages. However, all the books are digitally available inside BA. Further more, for in copyright books, the publishing module allows simultaneous access to the number of books purchased by BA only to intranet users.

Advanced search interface allows to search by Subject, Author, Language or Collection and is available here

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