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Profession Culture: the 2015 professionals-in-residence at the BnF

Marianne REFAAT AYAB AZAD, Egypt

Dates of Stay: 1 - 31 October 2015

Drapeau de l´Égypte
Marianne REFAAT AYAB AZAD is librarian at the French Institute for Oriental Archeology (IFAO) in Cairo.

Research Subject: Define common standards for the cataloguing of the documents in Arabic, starting from a documentary sample from the BnF's Collections, within the framework of the shared digitization project Bibliothèques du Levant.

Naïma KEDDANE, Morocco

Dates of Stay: August 3 - September 30, 2015

Drapeau du Maroc
Naïma KEDDANE is Director of the Monographs and Special Collections Department of the National Library of the Kingdom of Morocco.

Research Subject: Identification of books and documents on Morocco to enrich Gallica, as well as the Moroccan digital library and the portal of the Francophone Digital Network (RFN).

Urszula KROL, Poland

Dates of Stay: June 1 - July 31, 2015

Drapeau de la Pologne
Urszula KROL is in charge of digitization at the Prints and Drawings Department of the National Museum in Warsaw.

Research Subject: Identification and selection of documents from Gallica that will be used for the shared digitization project, France-Pologne.

Li-Chung TU, Taiwan

Dates of Stay: May 4 - July 30, 2015

Drapeau de Taiwan
Li-Chung TU is Editor at the Special Collections Department of the National Library of Taiwan.

Research Subject: Selection and description of 300 identified documents from the Catalogue of Chinese Xylographers by Maurice Courant.


Dates of Stay: May 4 - June 30, 2015

Drapeau de l´Argentine
Natalia GONZALEZ TOMASSINI is Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections Reference and Consultation Service of the National Library of Argentina in Buenos Aires.

Research Subject: Digitization practices of the BnF, control procedures and monitoring of digital files.

Thi Huong Giang DUONG, Vietnam

Dates of Stay: April 1 - June 30, 2015

Drapeau du Vietnam
Thi Huong Giang DUONG is in charge of Francophone Relations at the National Library of Vietnam in Hanoi.

Research Subject: Identification of books and documents published in Vietnam to be found in the Indochinese legal deposit of the BnF, with a view to enriching Gallica, as well as the future shared digitisation portal on Indochina and the Francophone Digital Network (RFN).

Faten NAEEM, Egypt

Dates of Stay: March 16 - April 16, 2015

Drapeau de l´Égypte
Faten NAEEM works as librarian at the French Institute for Oriental Archaeology (IFAO) in Cairo.

Research Subject: Identification of a BnF corpus (number of documents, state of preservation...) towards the set up of the Bibliothèques du Levant, a digital library that will showcase the most remarkable resources of the BnF, of French research libraries and of Francophone Middle-East libraries on this region of the world.

Thursday, November 26, 2015


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