Access to digital resources: principles
Every week, several thousand documents are digitized by BnF’s in-house staff and external service providers. This means that a process is needed to make these new documents available to Internet users via Gallica. When digital resources arrive at BnF, they undergo a series of processes to add them to the BnF master catalog, convert them into a form that can be accessed by Internet users under the best possible conditions, reference them in the Gallica search engine (known as document indexing), and update the digital library.
Access to digital resources: technical architecture
Resources are placed online on a weekly basis.
Each week, all newly digitized resources are added to the Gallica index, together with amended resources (e.g. where metadata has been updated or full text has been digitized).