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Two examples of cooperation
The latest volumes to be published were Indre, Loire-Atlantique, and Moselle in 2009, and Ardennes in 2010.Currently in preparation are the Meurthe-et-Moselle, Dordogne, Charente, Côtes d’Armor, and Cher regions.
The Retrospective Inventory Department (Collections Division) is responsible for the program. The program has been financed by loans by the Research and Technology Mission of the Ministry of Culture and Communication (Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication/MCC) (BnF staff under contract) and, since 2007, by additional cooperation loans (with staff under contract cataloging collections located in regional libraries and departmental archives). External activities are governed by agreements.
Gallica: learned societies
The significance of this corpus of texts lies in the multidisciplinary nature of the subjects covered (agriculture, archeology, physics, economics, linguistics, etc.) and the variety of works available (editions of unpublished documents, research progress, findings from archeological digs, bibliographical reports, speeches, etc.).
BnF digitizes publications by learned societies using collections of duplicates and collections loaned or donated by regional partners (municipal libraries, departmental archives, and learned societies themselves). These publications began to be digitized in 1997, before the regional centers were established (2005). The inclusion of this objective in agreements entered into with agreed regional partners should significantly speed up the program’s progress.
Learned societies in Gallica: status as at February 2010
Map of regional programs to digitize publications by learned societies
Tuesday, April 12, 2011