The protection of collections

The author of the article gives an account of the work of international library cooperation in protecting collections. Preventative measures, procedures in the case of loss, cooperative structures in the fight against theft are raised. In an interview, Jean-Noël Jeanneney and Agnès Saal return to the dedicated policy of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, which now has a Plan for the protection of its collections and for staff training.