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internetnews.com: IBM, Linux to Power Library of Congress Archive

Sep 03, 2003, 15:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clint Boulton)

"With Linux finding its way into larger slices of mainstream America, it makes sense that the open source operating system has also found favor among a swath of scholarly pursuits.

"IBM Wednesday aired its latest Linux-oriented win when it announced that the University of Washington, Rutgers Universities Libraries, and the Georgia Institute of Technology Interactive Media Technology Center have opted to run Linux on Power4 chip architecture to build an online catalog of film, television and digital video for the Library of Congress.

"The $900,000 catalog, called the Moving Images Collections Portal Project (MIC), will house roughly 80,000 images from libraries, national archives, museums and broadcasting companies all over the world. The MIC will work like an Internet search engine, albeit modified to find only moving images, where users can find what they need with just a browser..."

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