PPUR is the in-house publishing arm of world-famous l'Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). It is based in the campus of the EPFL in an idyllic setting on the shores of Lake Geneva. This year PPUR is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its foundation and it has launched digital versions of selections from its collection leveraging Geneza's technology to launch PPUR MediaINFO. MediaINFO handles effortlessly items within the collection that would represent a challenge for any technology such as "The Treatise of Electricity", a monumental work in 22 volumes and over 8600 pages which is also the publication that helped establish PPUR 30 years ago. This and many other works are now available on the PPUR MediaINFO platform.
The 99 year-old newspaper celebrates its history by revisiting every single issue going back to its founding. Mediainfo makes l'emilie, visually searchable, zoomable and indexable as never before. L' Emilie is named after its founder Emilie Gourde, who campaigned for female suffrage in Switzerland. The publication is supported -among others- by the Bibliothèque de Genève, The Swiss National Library, and the City of Geneva.
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
Geneza has once again joined with ASSY S.A. - 4DIGITALBOOKS in a project to present libraries with most advanced solutions for their digital collections and alternative workflow for processing data. We were present at IFLA 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden, 10-15 August 2010. We would like to thank all visitors for their time and feedback. Those who couldn't find time to visit IFLA, can see our live demos on one of the next trade shows or schedule a visit to our production facility.
An archive collection of DP 1963-1997 has been made publicly available using MEDIAINFO. Customized skinning was applied and only a subset of features enabled. You can read more about Domain Public at their homepage DomainePublic.ch and visit their free MediaINFO-powered archive at DomainePublic.info
One of the most advanced digital libraries of the world
National Library of Norway not only has truly impressive collection of digitizing equipment for all sorts of printed and electronic media. They are also one of the biggest digital libraries in the world with tens of millions of digital items. They have chosen to use MediaINFO Viewer product as their choice of presenting digitized newspapers online. Implementation allows them to link their existing technologies with our MediaINFO viewer to bring user experience to the next level with latest cutting-edge technology.
Swiss automated scanners and digitization services
4DigitalBooks is one of the leading manufacturers of scanning equipment, including fully automated page-turning robotic scanners. Not only they produce this amazing scanning technology, but are also extremely successful and important scanning bureau serving clients worldwide. Their vast experience and contributions to MediaINFO system has made 4DigitalBooks ASSY s.a. one of the most important partners of Geneza. MediaINFO was selected as their technology of choice for serving presentational layer to their clients. Initially, 32 servers were dedicated to running MediaINFO workflow solution for serving their clients with number of different customized setups.
Their digitization center is result of private-public partnership with National Library of Slovenia. Situated in library itself, they are a leading digitization center for bound material in the region. MediaINFO was selected as a platform for processing and serving over 5 million articles online. Old METS/ALTO processing method was substituted by our complete automatic workflow. Existing METS structures were seamlessly integrated into MediaINFO presentational system. Setup includes billing module for copyrighted material.
MediaINFO G3 generation was unveiled to the public for the first time. Besides innovative new approach for displaying content, visitors could see the demonstration of full workflow from scanning process to fully automatic processing and web presentation. New, easier and much more accessible solution was welcomed as an alternative to existing solutions for libraries and publishing industry.