internetnews.com: IBM, Linux to Power Library of Congress Archive
Sep 03, 2003, 15:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"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..."