Conseil Général de la Gironde - Archives Départementales de la Gironde

France

The 'Archives Départementales de la Gironde' contain 60 km of shelving. They represent the second archival centre in France in terms of covered surface after the Paris archives and the fourth one in terms of stored data volume and importance of collections.

The public web site offers access mainly to civil and marriage registers. The archives contribute to the development of several documentary and patrimonial networks in the Aquitaine region in cooperation with various public and associative partners.

Since 2004, the Conseil général de la Gironde has  financed a large digitisation programme (Archinum) to create the department’s virtual documentation database to be made accessible by the largest possible public. Since 2002, the Conseil général has been a partner of the Regional Bank of the Knowledge of Aquitaine. It is also involved in the development of a documentary network shared with various regional partners on the topic of the Estuary of the Gironde and its patrimony.

The Archives Départementales de la Gironde were partner in the EuropeanaLocal project.

Tasks in LoCloud: contributing to increase and enhance the local presence of its collections in Europeana, aggregating content from small local institutions, gathering resources from different types of partners (associations, museums, territorial libraries), carrying out dissemination at a national level (WP6).