POLONA – Malakh technology
Each image stored in the archives of Digital National Library can take up even a dozen gigabytes on the server. Uploading a file of such volume may be very time-consuming, especially when the speed of our internet connection isn’t great.
Therefore, we triggered R&D works, which resulted in Malakh – the technology which allows the user to load, enlarge and zoom high-quality files rapidly.
The source code of the project has been shared on the GitHub platform – one of the most popular social media for developers. Each user of GitHub may therefore improve the code of Malakh and use it for his own purposes.
The technology was greeted with enthusiasm both in Poland and abroad – among other developers, programmers from Stanford University expressed their interest in Malakh, as they were willing to use a similar solution in one of their digital catalogues.