Category Archives: Statsbiblioteket

70TB, 16b docs, 4 machines, 1 SolrCloud

At Statsbiblioteket we maintain a historical net archive for the Danish parts of the Internet. We index it all in Solr and we recently caught up with the present. Time for a status update. The focus is performance and logistics, … Continue reading

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SCAPE All-Staff Meeting 2014 in Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal

People in our own department at the State and University Library have complained, that we don’t talk enough, tell enough, write enough about this SCAPE project, we are working on, so here goes. I won’t tell you about the SCAPE … Continue reading

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Searching and presenting digitized newspapers

As a break from the more tech-heavy postings, this will be a loosely structured post with general observations and a few ideas. Going digital We have kilometers of paper at our library and a vision that says to digitize it … Continue reading

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The road ahead

When we’re Out There at conferences or visiting other libraries, we’re sometimes asked why we bother “developing our own search engine”. It is a really good question. One that we ask ourselves from time to time, to make sure we’re … Continue reading

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ECDL 2010

ECDL Conference Digital Resources Dep. People report from ECDL2010 Have been meaning to write about our fascinating conference experience for days! This is it. The first keynote was by Susan Dumais from Microsoft Research on a study in retrieval of … Continue reading

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New Blood

Mikkel – one of the core Summa developers – has decided to move on. He will be working for Canonical which has been his dream job for years, so we can only wish him the best of luck. Mikkel has … Continue reading

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Experimental GUI for code4lib

For this year’s code4lib Jørn and I had prepared an demo called Kill the Search Button. The demo has an experimental GUI and boasts some of the ideas and concepts we’ve developed over the last few years when working with … Continue reading

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