BnF thus maintains relationships with a large number of external organizations, and has long cooperated with other French libraries: borrowing and lending materials for exhibitions; research programs; sitting on scientific councils and acquisitions committees; providing expertise and assistance in the field of document restoration and preservation; standardization; involvement in domestic and international professional federations; etc.
BnF has covered the nation with a network of public, community, and private libraries which are linked to it by various types of cooperation agreements.
BnF’s agreed partner libraries and regional partners undertake common activities with BnF under the terms of a partnership which is formalized in a three-year framework agreement (the current agreement covers the period 2009-2011) and further defined in annual implementing agreements.
These partnerships encompass four types of activity:
143 partner institutions in two networks: :
Cooperation: a heritage responsibility for BnFThis responsibility was written into the 1994 decree that established BnF by merging the Bibliothèque Nationale and the Établissement public de la Bibliothèque nationale de France.
This role was confirmed by the 2003 agreement linking BnF with the Ministry for Culture and Communication (Ministère de la culture et de la communication/MCC):
« As the national operator designated by the MCC, BnF is required to run a national document sharing network.»
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Présentation du réseau national de coopération des pôles associés de la BnF [fichier .pdf – 61 Ko – 10/03/11 – 2 p.]