National Library of France
The BnF's involvement in international professional organizations and associations leads to take part in the seminars and events in this category.
The CNDL is an international association of national library directors. It was created in 1974.
The BnF takes part in the CDNL's annual meeting and in working groups set up to deal with the key issues of national libraries.
The CENL was founded in 1987. Its aim is to develop and reinforce the role of national libraries in Europe, particularly in the fulfillment of their core duties, which are conserving the national cultural patrimony and providing access to knowledge for all. Its members are the national libraries of the member states of the Council of Europe.
The BnF actively participates in the CENL as a member. Since 2004, the library is involved with others national libraries, members of the CENL, in the construction of the European Library, gateway to digital resources of European national libraries.
The BnF also sits on the Common Committee between the CENL and the Association of European Publishers working on the deposit of electronic documents.
Founded in 1927, the IFLA is made up of library associations, librarians and information services and of library and information organizations from the public, private and voluntary sectors.
To achieve these objectives, IFLA has set up:
The federation's activities are the result of the contributions from all these professional units.
BnF's participation in IFLA federation
As a member of IFLA, the Bibliohtèque nationale de France has representatives in the following professional units:
Within this framework, the BnF's staff conducts numerous projects, contributing to the definition of new concepts, the establishment of new recommendations or practices and the publication of reference works and work tools. Aside from the activities carried out within these groups, the BnF takes part in the discussions and debates during the annual congress organized by the Federation and presents many papers at this event.
Since 1992, the BnF has hosted the international center for the IFLA Preservation and Conservation program (PAC/IFLA).
Director: Christiane Baryla
PAC’s major activities consist in raising awareness, inform and propose training about the preservation of cultural heritage to library professionals and more broadly to all persons in charge of cultural properties. To that end, it publishes "International Preservation News" and information documents in the field of preservation and conservation. It also organises seminars, symposiums and training workshops.
LIBER is a non-governmental organization, created in 1971 under the auspices of the Council of Europe, whose aim is to represent and promote the interests of European research libraries.
The BnF actively participates in LIBER's work. It has a representative in one of the organization's four professional divisions (library management and administration) and its Map and Plan department is part of LIBER's Map Curators' Group, a committee of experts attached to the Collection Development Division.
The Library is member of the network set up by LIBER to insure security of European cultural heritage .
Thursday, July 18, 2013