Cooperation : a definite yes

Presentation of the Centre national de coopération des bibliothèques publiques de Massy (National cooperation center for public libraries). The center was built up in 1984, after Yvert report, as the Direction du livre had to consolidate the cooperation service within the decentralisation program. The center was located at the public library of Massy which offered enough buildings and staff. The cooperation actions which started last fall are aimed in three essential directions. Reference service : management of the bibliographic base of LIBRA network, and of the authority list, creation of regional relays, insertion of phonogram entries; national patrimony : bringing a mobile unit of desinfection into service (working on demand); education-information : overall thought and continuing education and cooperation tests; development of the professional information center. Many other missions are expected, above all on professional information.