This collection contains documents on the know-how and techniques associated with documentary materials, management of their content and making them available to the public. Its main purpose is to respond to staff needs. However, it is also aimed at a wide audience with an interest in new practices in information sciences.
The open shelves library and information studies collection consists of around 1,300 books and 20 titles of periodicals dealing with library studies, information science and the history of libraries.
An extensive collection of over 4,500 documents is also available in the stacks.
There is a particular wealth of materials on the following topics:
- library occupations, documentation centres and archives
- bibliographical searching
- information management
- collection development
- public services
- IT in libraries
The collection on the history of books is also available to users.
The printed collections are supplemented by an extensive array of digital resources.
- IFLA publications (International Federation of Library Associations) dealing with the ways libraries, information centres and information professionals all over the world can set their objectives, exert their influence, protect their interests and find solutions to international problems
- Cairn for publications in French
- EBSCOhost e-book Collection, Sciencedirect and Taylor & Francis book collection for a selection of documents
Titles of periodicals:
- RESSI and Bulletin des bibliothèques de France, Library resources and technical services, Reference & User Services Quarterly and emerlad e-journal collection, for example
- Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts, which contains bibliographical references as well as abstracts of articles, books, theses and reports, and sometimes the full text, and e-print in library and information science, an international database for libraries and information science with over 21,000 freely available documents.