The Bibliothèque nationale de France began digitizing its collections in the early 1990s.
Against a backdrop of changes in internet user behaviors, search engines, and digitization techniques, as well as the implementation of mass digitization projects (the European Digital Library, Francophone digital library, Google Book Search, Open Library, etc.), BnF is stepping up its digital activities, in particular via its online library Gallica
From the selection of a document through to its release, not forgetting digitization, preservation, and rights management, this section provides information on BnF practices and methodological tips for libraries and other institutions wishing to embark on digitization projects.
The French Ministry of Culture (Ministère de la Culture) also provides a collection of useful information and links
on the digitization of cultural heritage on its website.