IBM and a Polish university library have partnered to convert almost 800,000 pages of medieval European manuscripts, atlases and other documents into electronic formats.
IBM provided an information technology platform for the Wroclaw University Library to manage up to 300 terabytes of library materials, the company said Wednesday.
“We selected IBM to help us identify, choose and implement a solution in line with our goals of digitizing the library’s documents and making them available to the broader public online,” Wroclaw University Library official Adam Zurek said.
The IBM infrastructure comprises System x3400 M3 servers, Storwize V7000 unified disk systems and SAN24B-4 Express storage area network systems.
Grzegorz Dobranowski, business partner organization director of IBM Poland, said the company aims for the technology to help the institution preserve, collect and index different kinds of digital content.
The company says its partner, ProSystem SA, deployed the IT computing platform at the university library.