This month we're opening an experimental access interface, Archives de l'internet Labs. This interface provides full-text searching of a small part of our collections, with the possibility to export results and save searches and selections in a personal workspace. It also provides access to statistics and metadata on the collections.
This interface builds on the work we have done over the past year or so on data mining and full text indexing. It is part of a four-year project at the BnF studying the creation of a service to provide researchers with corpora from the digital collections of the BnF, the web archives having been chosen as the case study for the first year of the project. For the moment this interface will only be available to researchers working on two specific projects who have signed a convention with the BnF, but as part of the overall project we will be looking at how this kind of service can be offered to more researchers.