Documentation Policy and the Service commun de la documentation at Lyon 3

The constitution of the documentation network at Lyon 3 is based on the existence of quadrennial contracts with the State which have allowed the insertion in successive projects of the main objective that is represented by the accompaniment of teaching by research in the university and by putting to work its own documentation policy. One part of this objective has been achieved thanks to a voluntarist programme applied to the development of new technology to alleviate the poverty of traditional documentation holdings. Currently, on the point of a new contract, this voluntarist programme no longer suffices, because jurisdictional and financial constraints beyond the single establishment have appeared, and the policy choices of the university are, more than ever, conditioned by the success of the documentary information system and the participation of this in local, national and international networks.