June 15, 2007 issue. This file presents an archive copy of the issue of the FYI France ejournal, ISSN 1071-5916, which was distributed via email on June 15, 2007.
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The Bibliothèque Municipale de Lyon has been a leader in digital libraries for a long time... Their efforts are ongoing, however, and it seems time again for a very interesting update.
The BMLyon now offers, inter much alia: [tr. JK}
** Collections Numérisées
-- convenient homepage for an overview of BMLyon digital library resources, which currently include the following --
"The database... offers around 150,000 news and magazine articles from 1993 to current, about Lyon, Greater Lyon, and the Rhône-Alpes region. These articles have been selected by the librarians from regional and national periodicals..."
"...distinct photograph collections held at the BMLyon:
"The fonds Jules Sylvestre offers about 4500 images, including 3900 glass-plate, most in 18 x 24cm format, of Lyon and Villeurbanne. It covers the period 1850 to 1950, with several large groupings on the industries of the region, on the architect Tony Garnier..."
Wonderful 19th century photography!:
-- set browser & security etc. to allow popups,
-- click on "recherche simple",
-- enter "Place Bellecour",
-- in the "Contient" pull-down menu select "Egal",
-- click on "lancer la recherche - Mosaïque"...
"The fonds Marcelle Vallet [adding in 2007] contains 5000 images of which 1800 are negatives... in the style of Robert Doisneau... 1950 to 1970, witness to a lifestyle and an era..."
"The fonds Georges Vermard [adding in 2007], documentary collection of 13,000 negatives classified among 580 topics, taken by this news photographer in Lyon and its region from the 1960s through the 1980s..."
"A site for encountering writers, authors and illustrators... both adult and youth literature..."
A link to BMLyon catalog listings for same:
"Aut/Title/Subj = url(gallica) [Keyword]
Records 1 to 10 /559..."
-- and so an interesting integration of catalog resources with the website: might be offered for other popular searches too, on Page 1 of the library's Online Presence... real "media convergence", then, at last... website & OPAC...
"12,000 images found in 457 documents, manuscripts of the 5th to the 16th centuries, incunables, and Renaissance books..."
"the prints held in the collections of the BMLyon, 10s of thousands of prints... greatest names of various schools of engraving, national and regional, from the 16th through the 19th centuries... Hans Holbein... Jacques Callot and Rembrandt... Claude Mellan and Robert Nanteuil...
"not forgetting the Italian School of Raimondi, the Carraci, Canaletto... Cataloging began with the 16th c. and is proceeding chronologically. Already there are entries for 5000 prints, among these works by Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach, Adrian Collaert, Abraham Bosse, Israël Silvestre, Tiepolo, Canaletto..."
"reliure armoriée, ex-libris, notes de lectures, etc.... enabling the establishment of the geographic and intellectual itineraries of these books, by identifying their historical owners and readers.
"The presentation of each owner can include several images, information about the person or institution, a transcription, a description of the marks of ownership, approximate dates of the usage of these marks... A link to the owner's name enables the retrieval of other books... Another link leads to the work's complete catalog entry..."
Available in English and in German: "In re-establishing, through the use of these images, a part of the dialog of ancient owners and readers with their books, the library hopes to contribute to the History of the Book and to the stories of ancient collection dispersals, together with numerous other institutions throughout the world which now are describing their collections in similar terms..."
The BMLyon works closely now with the Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek in Weimar, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich, and the Consortium of European Research Libraries / CERL: see,
"800 posters, a panorama of the production of the years 1890 to 1914... Chéret... Steinlen, Toulouse-Lautrec, Bonnard, Grasset, Willette, Grün, Valloton, Dorival... George de Feure, Dudley Hardy, Aubrey Beardsley, John Rhead... the two world wars, as seen from France & the USSR & the USA..."
"The Textile database offers a collection of documents, texts and images, on the manufacturing techniques of fabrics, of dyes, of silk... the library of the Ecole de Tissage, a municipal school of Lyon created in 1884...
"The Ecole de Tissage was dissolved in 1984 and the oldest collections of its library joined those of the BMLyon, about 7000 titles from the 18th c. to 1960... in cooperation with the Institut Textile et Chimique de Lyon...
"Searching may be done:
* on precise subjects or larger themes, using technical terms in French or in English;
* on title words of documents or image labels;
* by date
-- and criteria may be combined."
Lyon was home to the Canuts, to Jacquard and his loom, to much of the French cloth industry and trade, and its long and fascinating and sometimes-tortuous and momentous history... and that of the Industrial Revolution generally...
So, a visit to Lyon... its Musée des Tissus, its Maison des Canuts, its La Croix Rousse, its Parc de la Tête d'Or -- "Vieux Lyon", the "Presqu'Ile", the Saône, the Rhône, the Monts du Lyonnais -- the Musée de l'Imprimerie, the BMLyon -- the cuisine, the chocolate, the views of the Alps -- "worth a journey"...
And if you can't make it in person, right now, they're online, too.
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