The computerization of the departmental public library networks at stake

These stakes have been recently introduced into the professional debate. This notion, influenced by institutional, technical and social logics, or even determinisms, refers to imprecise professional concepts. It is to be hoped that the evolution of the professional debate will lead to clarify this notion of networks and their juridical positions ; particularly, the part of departmental lending libraries in future computerized local networks should be reinforced, especially in order to face supply of outside networks. At the same time, a new conception of computer science should be realized, not only as a technical progress, but also as a best way to contribute to a documentary and bibliographical construction also based on renewed relations between libraries.