Stocks of books on architecture in public libraries: a wealth of national heritage to be discovered

Collections of books on architecture in libraries are often in need of an archival or museum treatment, but archives and museums missions widely differ from those of libraries. The latter must therefore find solutions to reconcile library science and the specific treatment these collections require. They also need to find partners at local, regional and national level in order to enhance the collections and to bring them to the attention of the public, notably through digitization –a promising lead to follow