Microsoft Bing to index French national library holdings

Friday 8 October 2010 | 09:54 CET | News
French national library BNF has reached an agreement with Microsoft to improve access to the 1.25 million documents on the Gallica digital library via the Bing internet search engine, reports AFP. The deal was announced at a press conference by BNF president Bruno Racine and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. It covers works that are in the public domain. "It is the first deal of its kind for Microsoft, and is a decisive step in realising the company's vision of internet search in France in collaboration with local institutions and partners, respecting their identity, intellectual property and the

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Companies: Bing / Microsoft
Countries: France
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