Digital Francophone Library

Voyage à Joal / [David] Boilat Boilat, David (1814-1901), http://rfnum-bibliotheque.org/ark:/12148/btv1b53067292v/f6.item.r=Voyage%20%C3%A0%20Joal%20%20%5BDavid%5D%20Boilat%20Boilat,%20David%20(1814-1901)Summary: The Réseau Francophone Numérique (RFN – Francophone Digital Network) is an association that brings together the French-speaking world’s greatest documentary institutions. It provides evidence, through unique but currently little known heritage collections, which are sometimes in danger of deterioration - of the intense cultural exchanges that have been made possible through shared use of the French language.  

Type of Project: Bringing together documents held in a range of institutions.

Countries Involved: 10 (19 partners)

Websitehttp://rfnum-bibliotheque.org/

Detail

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Website

Description

The Réseau Francophone Numérique (RFN – Francophone Digital Network) is an association that brings together the French-speaking world’s greatest documentary institutions. 

This network, which gains new members each year, provides evidence - through unique but currently little known heritage collections, which are sometimes in danger of deterioration - of the intense cultural exchanges that have been made possible through shared use of the French language.

Its digital library benefits from maximum search engine optimisation, and provides 274 million French speakers (IOF figures) with the Gallica digital library’s search and consultation functionalities.

Given the richness of contents to be included over time, geographic corpuses and theme-based selections are on offer, presented by top Francophone researchers. 

Partners

  • Bibliothèque nationale de France, France
  • National Library of Quebec, Canada
  • National Library of the Kingdom of Morocco, Morocco
  • Royal Belgian Library, Belgium
  • Fifteen others

Duration

  • Ongoing (started 2015)

Access to Data and Documents

Materials are available for free through IIIF, available for free for non-commercial use, and for a fee for commercial use.

Metadata is available on Open linked data (OLD), for consultation on an on line catalog, for free for non-commercial use, and for a fee for commercial use.

Volumetry

6 000 documents

PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Digital preservation, digital unification

Last update: 25 July 2019