Pour le maintien à Paris des livres asiatiques de la BNF


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2014-07-16 17:37

I find this petition very misleading and comments from international colleagues show it. The BNF has not been relocated anywhere and the oriental department is not suppressed. The salle orientale (eastern manuscript room) and occidentale (western manuscripts) have both been merged into one. The manuscripts have been temporarily relocated outside of Paris during the time of the renovation. But they stay accessible during the whole period, with NO INTERRUPTION OF MANUSCRIPTS CONSULTATION: how many libraries and librarians did chose this extremely complicated system during renovation work? The consultation system is a bit tiresome but the work of the librarians who make it possible should be noticed.