An aspect of the crisis of the universities : the interuniversity libraries's system in question

Far from being a movement within the world of libraries, the recent crisis of the bibliothèques interuniversitaires is the result of the crisis within the French universities. As an indirect result, the services communs de la documentation might be themselves touched by this phenomenon. After a short history of the interuniversity libraries'system, the author examines the stakes of the situation, with the arguments of the different protagonists.