Preserving collections so that they can be accessed and passed on to future generations is one of BnF’s key roles; to this end, BnF applies a preservation policy that is both preventive and curative.
The Preservation Services Department also works for outside professionals in the information and culture fields, offering a variety of services that include training, making available the skills of its experts and laboratories, and taking part in national work and international programs in the area of preservation.
Preservation at BnF
The preservation policy applied by the library, the activities of the laboratory, and preservation at the various BnF sites.
A range of information on the implementation and smooth running of an emergency plan to back up collections in the event of an incident.
Preservation and expertise
The Preservation Services Department offers services that are accessible to libraries and archive centers: restoration, disinfection, deacidification, and analysis.
Practical information sheets
Practical tips on prevention, preservation, restoration, and biological assessment of documents.
The training unit offers courses and training in preventive preservation and putting in place an emergency plan.
International PAC/IFLA program
The IFLA (PAC) “Preservation and Collection Care” program: history, operation, actions, and publications.