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Collections d'excellence pour la recherche - Persée (CollEX-Persée)
Hosting Legal Entity
National and University Library of Strasbourg
6, place de la République, Bibliothèque nationale et universiitaire de Strasbourg, Strasbourg cedex, PO: 67070, Grand-Est (France)
5 rue Joffre, Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire de Strasbourg (BNUS), Strasbourg, PO: 67000, Grand-Est (France)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Participating Countries
Provider Country:
Agence bibiographique de l'enseignement supérieur - Abes | Bibliothèque nationale de France - BnF | Campus Condorcet | Centre technique du livre de l'enseignement supérieur - CTLes | Institut d'études politiques Paris - IEP Paris | Institut de l’information scientifique et technique -Centre national de la recherche scientifique INIST-CNRS | Ministère de l'enseignement supérieur, de la recherche et de l'innovation - MESRI | Museum national d'histoire naturelle - MNHN | Persée - unité mixte de services (UMS3602 : ENS de Lyon, CNRS, Université de Lyon) | Université Grenoble-Alpes | Université Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne | Université Paris Descartes | Université Paris Nanterre | Université Paris-Sud
Current Status:
Operational since 2017
Scientific Description
CollEx-Persée is a coordinated network pooling a national digital facility (Persée), large research libraries, including the French national library, and national STI entities (ABES, CTLES, Inist). All these stakeholders are gathered under the umbrella of a scientific interest group, or GIS, together with the CNRS and the Athéna Alliance. Its main purpose is to ease access to, and to foster use of, information resources by research communities. CollEx-Persée focuses on large collections held by research libraries and heritage institutions, whether it is printed documents, digitized corpora, electronic resources, special collections, archives and more generally any type of materials to support research in all disciplines. It is a framework for the development of national policies for digitization and shared preservation and for the implementation of concerted actions. Four priorities are addressed: (1) improving the visibility of the collections by mapping and referencing them; (2) enriching the information offering through document collection and digitization, and licensing; (3) developing new services with researchers (subject-based expertise, management of datasets, support to Digital Humanities projects, information literacy, open access to research outputs, interlibrary loan, etc.) and (4) ensuring long-term preservation of collections. Persée is the key operator for both coordinating the digitization programs with researchers and managing scholarly enhancement and online dissemination of digitized corpora.CollEx-Persée provides access services to scientific and technical information for independent workers, VSEs and SMEs that do not have major documentary capabilities (particularly in law, medecine, economics, management, engineering sciences).

RI Keywords
Data visualisation, Excellence, Cultural heritage, Research, Library network, Open-access, Digital collections, Scientific collections, Collections and archives, Digital Humanities, Data services
RI Category
Research Libraries
Research Data Service Facilities
Conceptual Models
Research Archives
Scientific Domain
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Information Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Biological and Medical Sciences
Humanities and Arts
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
Chemistry and Material Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Social and Cultural Innovation
Access to scientific litterature and research data
Date of last update: 18/07/2018
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