Note: The following info comes via an article in La Parisien, a French-language newspaper. We translated into English using Google Translate.
Here’s what we learned.
Partnership Number One
- Signed with ProQuest to digitize 70,000 French antique books dating from 1470 to 1700
- Agreement is part of the “Early European Books” project.
- Access: A selection of 3500 books, chosen by the BNF, will be immediately available via open access via BNF’s digital library Gallica. More books will be available moving forward.
Partnership Number Two
- Signed with Believe Digital and Memnon Archiving Services
- Plans to digitize 200,000 33 1/3 and 78 rpm vinyl records
- Over 700,000 tracks (in many genres) will become available on major digital music distribution services
Here’s the official news release (in French)