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On the Road With Fedora and Atos Origin in Paris

Paris, France The Bibliotheque Nationale de France (BnF) with it’s novel architecture based on the visual concept of four open books standing upright and facing each to make an interior square in downtown Paris, is built on seven centuries of history and scholarship in five locations. Vast collections include rare and ancient texts as well as audio visual collections, image banks and interactive services. BnF has contracted with Atos Origin, an international information technology services company, to create a Fedora-based repository system. A multi-institutional team is planning a Fedora architecture for the BnF project using OAIS reference model standards. For more information contact Thornton Staples.