Isidore is a platform of search allowing the access to digital data of Humanities and Social Sciences. Open to all and especially to teachers, researchers, PhD students, and students, it relies on the principles of Web of data and provides access to data in free access (open access).
Isidore is a realization of the great infrastructure of research Huma-Num (CNRS, Aix-Marseille University, Campus Condorcet). A market of realization was entrusted to a consortium made up of companies Antidot, Sword and MONDECA.
What are we putting in place?
The platform of search Isidore differs from traditional search engines in many ways:
To date and for the opening in April, more than 800 sources of data and metadata are harvested. The harvesting can be incremented in suitability. These various connectors allow the retrieval of a set of metadata and constitute entry points towards the complete text who is also indexed when it is possible.
The re-exposure of the enriched metadata follows, in turn, the principles of Web of data claimed by the movement of provision of public data as data.gov (USA) and data.gov.uk (UK). As such, the platform of search Isidore contributes widely at this movement for the research in social sciences in France. In addition to a guarantee of transparency of the actions made by the engine to help in the search, this component is essential, because, more than of simple search interfaces, ISIDORE, offers due to this feature, the means to the whole community to enrich constantly its own data.
Furthermore, on www.rechercheisidore.fr, the interfaces of search offer the possibility to extend and complete his search by responses from major bibliographic catalogs, such as those of the ABES for example, or BNF. It is possible to add bibliographic catalogs.
Due to his vocation, Isidore will favor the access to data in free access (open access) produced by research organizations and higher education, laboratories, research teams: electronic publishing, documentary databases, funds digital research library, research notebooks, announcements of scientific events.
From the beta-test version to the version 1
From December 2010 to March 2011, Isidore was launch version, adjustment and testing. We since April 2011 version 1, but we continons improve Isidore daily; In this context, we encourage you to let us know of bugs and problems you see over your discovery of Isidore by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 2009, the TGE Adonis, today merged into Huma-Num, has put on-line several technical guides of good practice, one of which is dedicated to Isidore. This guide will help you understand how Isidore harvests metadata and data and it will tell you what open standards are compatible with Isidore. This guide, free, online access is updated regularly (at least once per year).
|Publication Director :||Olivier Baude (Director of Huma-Num)|
|Contracting Owner :||Huma-Num|
|Providers :||Antidot ; Mondéca ; Sword|
|Project director :||Jean-Luc Minel (Professeur des Universités, université Paris Ouest, Nanterre la Défense), Stéphane Pouyllau (ingénieur de recherche au CNRS)|
|Information officer :||Shadia Kilouchi (ingénieur d'études au CNRS)|
|Project manager :||Laurent Capelli (ingénieur de recherche au CNRS)|
|Assistance to the contracting owner :||Gautier Poupeau (Atos Consulting)|
|Software developers :||Laurent Capelli (ingénieur de recherche au CNRS), Jean-Baptiste Génicot (ingénieur d'études contractuel au CNRS), Yannick Barborini (ingénieur d'études au CNRS), Philippe Correia (ingénieur d'études au CNRS), Loic Comparet (ingénieur d'études contractuel au CNRS)|
|Creation of Isidore's logo :||Jean-Marc Dumont (L'ENDROIT)|
ISIDORE's realization was financed thanks to the economic stimulus package of the government.