This digital library project was initiated and implemented by the Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire Scientifique Jussieu as part of the four-year 2005-2008 contract of the University Pierre et Marie Curie, with the financial support of the Sous-Direction des Bibliothèques et de l'Information Scientifique. Additional funding given by the Direction de la Technologie enabled a substantial addition to the number of digitized books. Cooperation with lab libraries (for instance the library of the Institut de Minéralogie et de Physique des Milieux Condensés) also permitted an enrichment of the corpus.
Since 2009, the BUPMC is associated with the National Library of France and is consequently granted by the BnF for digitization projects.
The projet includes mainly printed monographs in french language, a few offprints and manuscripts, ranging from the end of the XVIIIth century to the beginning of the XXth century. The corpus is organized in main domains.
By the beginning of 2012 the digital library numbers over 350 000 digitized pages.
The selection of the corpus followed several criteria :
This selection would not have been possible without the support and implication of the scientific community.
The library wishes to thank particularly for their help Santiago Aragon, François Couraud, Renée Gatignol, Jean Gaudant, Gabriel Gohau, Catherine Goldstein, Emmanuel Lacôte, Bertrand Laforge, Elisabeth Nicot, Robert Mathieu, Bernard Pajot, Marie-Françoise Quinton, Stéphane Tirard, as well as the members of the UFR 927. The library also thanks M. Buffetaut and Mme Rangin for their contribution to the project concerning the publications of the French geological society.
This project was implemented by the Service Commun de Documentation Médicale as part of the four-year 2001-2004 contract of the University Pierre et Marie Curie with the Ministère de l'Education nationale. The BIUM (Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire de Médecine) contributed to its realization by assisting in the choice of documents and lending the Revue de l'hypnotisme. The Fondation de France's financial support was also instrumental in ensuring the completion of the project. It has been continued in 2007-2009 by the digitization and the publication online of new sets of documents.
The BUPMC keeps in the Bibliothèque de Neurosciences Jean-Martin Charcot, historical collections mainly constituted by J.M. Charcot's personal library (books, journals, theses and offprint collections, manuscripts, observations, neurological covering the second part of the XIXth century) to which is added the Salpêtrière Interns' library (books, journals, neurology and psychiatry theses for the period 1900-1950).
Part of these collections was digitized with the double aim of preserving the original documents and ensuring the valorization of collections notable for their iconography:
In 2009-2010, new sets of documents have been published to complete the Charcot digital collection,in particular the Archives de neurologie (1880-1907), the Nouvelle Iconographie de la Salpêtrière (1888-1918) and the Recherches cliniques et thérapeutiques sur l'épilepsie, l'hystérie et l'idiotie (1872-1906).
The project privileges access to information over the preservation of the material aspect of the book. Thus bindings and blank pages were not digitized. Illustrations and tables were reoriented for easy reading if necessary, and pages cleaned when possible.
Digitization was carried out by Arkhênum and Jouve for Charcot collection, Dataland, Safig and then Jouve for science collection. 300 dpi grayscale images (or color if needed) were produced. The resolution of Jpeg files available on the site is 150 dpi for basic display, 300 dpi in zoom version (except for some documents from Charcot collection). A PDF document is also available for those wishing to download the entire document.
Printed texts were subjected to uncorrected OCR, the product of which may be searched as well as displayed beside the image page.
Tables of contents were typed and encoded in XML format, and bibliographic metadata encoded in Dublin Core, in consistency with the UPMC library portal.
For some documents from Charcot collection (digitized by Arkhênum in the early 2000s), the features of zoom, search on the full text and use of tables of contents entriesare not available.
For file weight reasons, downloadable PDF contain binarized images.
This site is built by AJLSM relying on PLEADE tools, a free environment for the browsing and research of archives in XML/EAD format. These tools are developped and maintained by AJLSM and Anaphore, publisher of the software Arkhéïa.
Bibliographic records are available for OAI-PMH harvesting.
The digitized documents are in the public domain. Use is free for non-commercial purposes with mandatory acknowledgement of the source and without adulterating the work. Fore more details, please refer to legal information.
Bibliothèque universitaire Pierre et Marie Curie has set up an OAI-PMH repository, avalailable at : http://oai.upmc.fr/oai/.
Three types of sets have been defined :