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From the creation of the republican school system to modern-day education.

Multimedia materials for educational use

Educational multimedia materials used for training purposes (whether in a school, para-school, professional, or personal context) constitute more than one third of the Bibliothèque nationale de France’s collection of multimedia materials.
The Library holds the earliest educational multimedia materials, which appeared in the following forms:
  • bulky briefcases similar to suitcases, used for group teaching
  • luxurious boxes consisting of board games for internal use by companies (e.g. Initiation à l’électronique, published by Française d’instrumentation) 
  • language learning attaché cases

Language learning is a key area within the multimedia collection, with more than 10,000 materials across all media (published, for example, by Hachette, Nathan, and Assimil, or self-published for rare languages).

From teaching to self-directed learning for the general public in every area of day-to-day life (e.g. Permis auto and Permis moto by Emme and Anuman Interactive), to advanced materials developed by companies (e.g. CBT: Computer-based Training by DaimlerChrysler), CD-ROMs and DVD-ROMs are used for a variety of educational purposes.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014