Migrate to Libre Software: the selection of archives of the CRIÉE

Speaker(s) : Laure Mellifluo

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Confirmed
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Tuesday 10 July 2012
  • Schedule : 14h40
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail R150
Target audience : ProfessionalsDecision makersGeeks


The CRIÉE (Communauté de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur l’Éducation et l’Enfance / Interdisciplinary Research Community on Education and Childhood) collects since 1988 school and childhood memories in order to preserve Geneva’s school heritage. 15’000 items have been indexed in a database which is now obsolete. Thus, the CRIÉE has commissioned the Department of Information Science of the Geneva School of Business Administration to carry out the migration of the database towards a free and sustainable solution. Since April 2012 the inventory is available based on the free software CollectiveAccess (http://www.collectiveaccess.org) which is particularly suitable for managing and disseminating museums or archives collections on the web. This application is suitable for every cultural institution, whether small or large, and respects open standards commonly used in these organizations like Spectrum or PBCore.


Assistant Professor in the School of Business Administration in Geneva within the field of Documentary Information, Laure Mellifluo interests are focused on libre and open source software used in libraries, documentation centers and archives. These software such as PMB, CollectiveAccess, Greenstone, etc.. are both taught at the Bachelor and background information and used to carry out mandates, as is the case for the CRIÉE.