Numelyo, the Lyon digital library

The Lyon digital library, which recently celebrated its first birthday, offers readers a broad range of digital documents as part of its various digital campaigns. Numelyo has long been collecting digital material, providing open access to a significant proportion of Lyon’s rich holdings. To date, over 62,000 items have been digitised – a total of over two and a half million pages. The authors look back at the innovative aspects of the new digital library, whose framework was designed to guarantee long-term access to the data while the digitised items were structured to maximise their openness and portability.