The Provenance Database of the Bibliothèque de l’Institut de France
|Keywords||Provenance Evidence – Manuscripts – Early Printed books – Rare Books – Records Structure – Data Structure|
|Citation||DELESTRE, Béatrice. The Provenance Database of the Bibliothèque de l’Institut de France. Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia litterarum. Prague: National Museum, 2013, 58(3-4), 35-37. ISSN 0036-5351. Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/amnphl/58-3-4/the-provenance-database-of-the-bibliothque-de-linstitut-de-france|
Since December 2012, the Bibliothèque de l’Institut de France has offered a provenance database including rare books and manuscripts. The records have been divided into four parts: the former owners, the mark of ownership, the book, and the photographs of the mark and its location. Finally, links to and from the database and catalogues allow a reconstruction of the collection as owned by a person or an institution. The page ‘Aide à la recherche’ (search assistance) is quite useful.