Monthly Archives: December 2011

The “Bibliothèque nationale de France”: its history

The “Bibliothèque nationale de France“: its history On Tuesday 29th of November, we visited the Library François Mitterrand, a part of the “Bibliothèque nationale” de France (National library of France), also called “BnF”. This National Library is made up of seven … Continue reading

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The legal deposit in France

The legal deposit in France The legal deposit is the obligation to all the producers of documents, free or not, to deposit copies to the State. The obligation concerns professionals like publishers, printers and importers, but private individuals also can … Continue reading

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Archiving Internet

Archiving Internet At the BnF, there is a digital legal deposit department which is responsible for archiving the French web to avoid a “digital memory lapse”. Actually, since 2006 and the DADVSI law (about authors’ rights and related rights in … Continue reading

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The BnF and the geoweb

The BnF and the geoweb On Wednesday, 23rd of November, we went to the François Mitterrand Library (the newest site of the BnF) to attend a debate: “Cartography at the time of the geoweb: practices and reactivation”. We propose you … Continue reading

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