Andy Atkins-Kruger

Portal offers 100,000 books scanned for searching in German

A fascinating cross-lingual scientific search engine called Dandelon.com - a collaborative project between the university libraries of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and AGI – information management consultants, together with GBV – has reached a landmark 100,000 books scanned and prepared for searching. This is claimed to be the the largest European collection of searchable tables of contents of scientific books.

The search engine enables scientists, academics and researchers to discover relevant texts whatever language they are stored in – from one of the co-operating libraries. There is even a visual map view of the query terms!

So Google isn’t the only library cataloguing project!

Andy Atkins-Kruger
Andy is the CEO of Webcertain. He is a trained linguist with 20 years experience in international marketing, having helped major brand leaders with their advertising and public relations projects on five continents. Webcertain has been operating multilingual search marketing campaigns for over 15 years and is one of few agencies which only deal with international campaigns; the company doesn't deal in single market projects. Andy speaks regularly at conferences around the world, writes for the Multinational Search column of SearchEngineLand.com and is the Managing Editor of the Multilingual Search blog.

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