Bibliothèque nationale de France

The Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) is one of the largest research and public libraries in the world collecting and conserving the national heritage entrusted to its care, in whatever form, for the use of all researchers, students and professionals. Today its patrimonial collections encompass all areas of culture and knowledge in a great variety of languages and illustrate the library’s encyclopaedic nature through all kinds of materials. The BnF offers access to its digital library Gallica, which now contains over 3.6 million digitised documents. On-site, it also gives access to a 24 billion url web archive focused on the French web since 1996. Moreover, the BnF is collecting, as part of its legal deposit mandate, every kind of audiovisual and multimedia material published in France, as well as ebooks. The BnF aims to preserve all this digitized and born digital heritage in its bespoke preservation system, SPAR, that already holds more than 2 Petabytes of data and 5 million digital documents.

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