Legal deposit or how to be madly in love with paper !

The legal deposit department of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (French National Library) only collects paper documents. It is made up of 5 services and receives "publisher" and "printer" deposits on a daily basis from the Île-de-France area. Rationality and efficiency preside over the organization and circulation of this mass of books and periodicals. Despite the regular increase in publishing production, the department's aim remains to achieve exhaustiveness. The reform of the 31 December 1993 decree appeared in June 2006, should alleviate the flow of documents and rationalize the redistribution of copies.