In 2013, the Presses de l’enssib celebrated its 20th anniversary. The Presses’ catalogue contains more than 80 titles and is added to at a rate of 7 or 8 titles a year. A multimedia publishing programme was started this year. As the School’s predominant fields, information and library sciences form the main thematic scope of the publications.
The Presses’ publications are circulated and distributed to bookshops by the inter-institutional centre for the distribution of publications (Centre interinstitutionnel de diffusion - CID) ; all the works can be ordered from the online bookstore Le comptoir des presses d'universités (LCDPU): www.lcdpu.fr.
The Presses de l'enssib, with its two major collections :
Papiers (Papers) collection
The Papiers collection aims to explore new fields of analysis and reflection around information and library sciences. It gives authors the opportunity to produce new and original works on a variety of themes : history of the book and heritage, history of libraries, sociology of reading and readers, culture of information, history of publishing, etc. It is aimed at students, library professionals, researchers and all those interested in the developments of information and the world of libraries.
Boîte à outils (Tool Box) collection
The works in this collection, written by library professionals, are useful resources for those leading library and information science projects involving both public and university or research libraries.
Created in 1956, the Bulletin des Bibliothèques de France (BBF) (Bulletin of the Libraries of France) is a bimonthly review on libraries and their cultural, social, educational and political environment, in France and abroad.
Containing news and discussion and playing an important role in the continuing training of professionals, the BBF tackles a variety of issues relating to the development of libraries and documentation: the place and role of libraries in cultural, educational and research policies, the evolution of jobs and training, the content and constitution of collections, the changes brought about by new technologies and networks, etc.
The authors are library and documentation professionals, as well as political or administrative leaders (elected officials and local authority leaders, university presidents, for example), professionals from the world of publishing, culture or any sector of which the library activity forms part.
All the issues are available free of charge online on the BBF website.