A Videodisk at the Sainte-Geneviève library in Paris.

Sainte-Geneviève library in Paris has elected to store on videodisk 3 400 miniature paintings excepted from about two hundred manuscripts from its Reservation. The videodisk is linked to a microcomputer and can be readily accessed through a relational data base. It can be interrogated by manuscript, by century and by topic (80 possible choices : God, Christ, death, love, daily life, etc.). In the near future, a " tribun ", will enable the operator to insert text, i.e. appropriate comments, on the screen. The development of specific image processing software system is under study.