University libraries and regional cooperation

Here are the thoughts of a librarian who did not wait for the Eighties to practise cooperation : Even if it may be thought a priori that a University library director has nothing to do within a regional association, facts show, however, that their basic cares are always similar. The chief action lines of the association called ACCOLAD are : bibliographic information access, preservation and enhancement of the written and graphic collections (old and regional holdings), professional training, and, last but not least, counsel and leadership. This cooperation, which brings together the regional deputies, seems absolutely essential to the author.