Schweizerische Nationalbibliothek (Swiss National Library) contains all publications issued in Switzerland or written by Swiss authors, including Swiss daily newspapers, novels, documentaries, yearbooks, official publications, and geographical maps. Its two most important special collections are the Prints and Drawings Department and the Swiss Literary Archives, which consist of photographs, etchings, posters, postcards, and manuscripts. The Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel—which houses a large collection of works by Swiss painter and writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt—is also part of the Swiss National Library. The Swiss National Library’s collections comprise more than 5 million documents.
The Swiss National Library chose a solution based on Oracle Database due to its high performance, reliability, and manageability. With Oracle, the organization can ensure rapid data indexing and processing to provide researchers and the public with fast and accurate information on Swiss publications.
scopeArchiv is a comprehensive, modular, off-the-shelf solution for public and private archives. It supports the Swiss National Library’s entire value creation chain—from pre-archiving, processing, description, and storage, to dissemination via internet and intranet, including archived material purchasing.
“As a federal institution, we ran a public tender for selecting an archiving solution. Oracle partner scope solutions AG offered the best cost-benefit ratio, excellent process support, and a brilliant user interface. The company also builds its systems on the fully-featured Oracle Database, which is easy to manage and scale to growing IT needs,” said Stefan Kwasnitza, head of library and archival systems, Swiss National Library.