Polish University taps IBM Big Data tools to bring Middle Age manuscripts to the public

IBM and the Wroclaw University Library in Poland announced a national scientific project to preserve and digitize nearly 800,000 pages of distinctive European manuscripts, books, and maps dating back to the Middle Ages and rarely accessible to the public until now, Internet Evolution reports. IBM’s solution consisting of System x servers and Storage is helping the Wroclaw University Library Poland digitize, manage, and provide fast online access to rare manuscripts, books, and maps, with a total capacity of 300 terabytes. The project, co-founded by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund, creates the largest digital archive of medieval manuscripts and ancient geographical atlases in Poland. It uses a solution consisting of IBM System x servers and Storage disk and SAN solutions to address the Big Data challenge of managing and providing fast search and retrieval services for up to 300 terabytes of information.

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