A Policy for libraries

Under this title is presented the speech that the Minister of Education delivered during the last session of the IFLA Conference in August 1989. The Minister proclaims the priority he wants to give to school and university libraries within a general policy in favour of libraries. He states the three priorities he brought out of the Miquel report : development of the reception, of the collections, of the national and international cooperation. Finally, he announces the creation of a High Council for Libraries (Conseil supérieur des bibliothèques), independant from the Government as well as from the Administration and endowed with a part of orientation, sustaining and evaluation of current actions.