“All the Memory in the World”

An interesting film by Alain Resnais from 1956 about the Bibliothèque nationale in France. It showcases the monumental effort to preserve, store and catalogue “all the memory in the world”.

It’s amazing to see how book cataloguing and processing has changed so much in the past half century.

(Music is by Maurice Jarre, the composer from the film “Lawrence of Arabia”.)

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October 5, 2013 · 10:03 am

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