From the document to the information the evolution of the documentary services of the Documentation française

Since 2 years, The Documentation française has got new missions in administrative information for the public. New products have appeared to develop documentary resources and to adapt to new information access means. While supplying its traditional public, the Documentation française turned itself onto the citizens. DOCTEL seems to be the first link in a series of videotex services such as ADMITEL, the videotex version of the Répertoire de l'Administration française, and Vos Droits, a videotex guide of rights and procedures. CD-ROM « Politics and society, France in the eighties » sketches out connections between editorial and documentary activities. At last, new projects keep the Documentation française in a permanent state of technological awareness : for exemple, a videotex service on photography or the informatisation of the library.