In search of disciplinarity

Cross-curricular approaches are essential in the development of learning as well as in the integration of knowledge. And yet the organisation of libraries - based on subject divisions - as well as the pressure of numerous exclusive users hardly favour such approaches, thus posing real intellectual and practical problems of management. In proposing a detailed re-think of the building of collections, about where to put them spatially, in the catalogue and in bibliographies, and in questioning the objectives of cultural involvement in a library, the article opens up some leads and suggests some means, which are potential sources of real added value for improving forms of documentary supply of libraries, public and university.