Bibliobase

Bibliobase

Introduction

BiblioBase is a bibliographic database of 19th century literature. It is based on the digital edition of a source that is exceptional in terms of its longevity and completeness: the Bibliographie de la France. Founded in 1811, this periodical, which is still published today, is designed to provide an exclusive list of all printed matter authorised after legal deposit, week by week. The precision of the information associated with the book entries, such as the socio-professional category of certain authors, the places and prices at which they were sold, the quality of the paper or the use of illustrations, makes this journal an unprecedented record of the history of books, as close as possible to the latest news from authors, booksellers and readers.

The aim of BiblioBase is to enable visual interrogation of the massive data extracted from this bibliographic source. It begins with the publication of abbreviated data relating to the “Belles-Lettres” and “Litt√©rature” categories of the “systematic tables”, published annually during the 19th century. Secondly, it will include the detailed and structured information corresponding to each reference. In the longer term, it could incorporate bibliographic information relating to all the other fields listed for the same period (History, Philosophy, Jurisprudence, Theology, Beaux-Arts, etc.).

Hosted by the EMAN digital publishing platform, the BiblioBase is accessible, searchable and viewable by all researchers. It is defined as an evolving project to which people can contribute. Get in touch with the team!