Brill and Semantico announced BrillOnline Primary Sources - Brill's new online platform for primary sources. The platform consists of thematic collections of unique materials such as rare books and documents from around the world. These essential research tools in the area of humanities and social sciences are an integrated part of Brill's product portfolio.
Primary Sources offers access to over six million high resolution scans of documents, research data, models, illustrative images and associated metadata in over 70 collections in nine subject areas. Scholars are offered access to Brill's primary source collections in an easy to use online environment.
Semantico built the site using Scolaris -- the integrated content platform, is engineered to manage the complexities of journals, reference works, and dictionaries. Scolaris promotes discoverability by providing intelligent, full-text search powered by Solr and allows rich taxonomy support for faceted search and browse. Content is consumed through the Scolaris Reader, a solution for viewing and annotating rights-managed PDF files.