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Lecture given in France at the national library school (enssib) on December 5, 2012.

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Cooperation and French Collections in Academic Libraries of North

America: CIFNAL, etc. Heather Lea Moulaison, PhD

enssib Villeurbanne, France

December 5, 2012

Agenda

CIFNAL, its history and its structure

Some current initiatives at research libraries in North America (samplings from the Sussman study)

Your potential for involvement

CIFNAL/ICBFN

The Collaborative Initiative for French and North American Libraries/ Initiative de collaboration entre les bibliothques franaises et nord-amricaines http://www.crl.edu/grn/cifnal/index.asp

A new and important effort to enhance international cooperation among francophone and North American academic and research libraries through the exchange of ideas and resources.

Initiated by French Studies specialists of the Western European Studies Section (WESS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries Division of the American Library Association in 2005

Coulombe, D. (2007-8). Collaborative Initiative for French and North American Libraries / Initiative de collaboration entre les bibliothques franaises et nord-amricaines (CIFNAL/ICBFN). French Studies Library Group Annual Review, 4, 22-25.

Divisions of the ALA

ACRL has seventeen sections to help members individualize their ACRL experience through specialized programming, preconferences, discussion lists, recognition, and focused activities. Western European Studies Section = Section des tudes de lEurope occidentale African American Studies Librarians Section Anthropology and Sociology Section Arts Section Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Section College Libraries Section Community and Junior College Libraries Section Distance Learning Section Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Instruction Section Law and Political Science Section Literatures in English Section Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Science and Technology Section Slavic and East European Section University Libraries Section Women and Gender Studies Section

Origins of CIFNAL

The origins of CIFNAL/ICBFN go back to an international WESS Conference in Paris in 2004, a paper delivered by Tom Kilton then at the University of

Illinois , entitled A French-American Resources Project: Needs and Potentials in a World of Migration.

Kiltons vision was instrumental in the articulation of the concept of a GRN-based group for French resources.

Four large areas of potential collaboration were identified in his paper:

1. Collection Development and Reference 2. Bibliographic Control 3. Digital Projects 4. Document Delivery.

Coulombe, D. (2007-8). Collaborative Initiative for French and North American Libraries / Initiative de collaboration entre les bibliothques franaises et nord-amricaines (CIFNAL/ICBFN). French Studies Library Group Annual Review, 4, 22-25.

CIFNAL origins, continued

As a result of this recommendation, an ad hoc committee was formed and a proposal to launch this collaborative initiative was presented to the Global Resources Network at the Center for Research Libraries; this proposal was subsequently approved in 2005.

Under the leadership of the ad hoc committee a development plan and by-laws were written; the membership officially adopted them in 2007. Based on this success, an interim Steering Committee composed of Sarah G. Wenzel (chair), Tom Kilton (past chair), Jeffry Larson, Sarah Sussman, and Kati Radics, working in close partnership with James Simon, Director of International Resources, and Judy Eckoff Alspach, GRN Project Coordinator, both at CRL, have completed CIFNAL/ICBFNs transition to a GRN-based project. A newly elected Steering

Finding a home for CIFNAL

Center for Research Libraries (CRL) http://www.crl.edu/ s Global Resources Network http://www.crl.edu/grn/index.asp (GRN) is the primary supporter of CIFNAL (even thought the idea came from WESS) The Global Resources Network, a voluntary and collaborative initiative

of higher academic research institutions, is playing a key role in the expansion and enhancement of access to international scholarly resources.

Recognizing that academic and research libraries are becoming increasingly interested in providing access to international resources and in working on collaborative projects with partners worldwide, CIFNAL/ICBFN is joining similar GRN-based programs such as: the German-North American Resources Partnership (GNARP) the Cooperative African Newspapers Project (AFRINUL) the Digital South Asia Library (DSAL), and the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP).

Coulombe, D. (2007-8). Collaborative Initiative for French and North American Libraries / Initiative de collaboration entre les bibliothques franaises et nord-amricaines (CIFNAL/ICBFN). French Studies Library Group Annual Review, 4, 22-25.

Center for Research Libraries (CRL)

Programmes du Rseau de

recherche mondiale

(GRN)

Programmes des collections Programmes dachat

Collections thmatiques

tudes rgionales

Thses du doctorat

Revues de recherche

Journaux mondiaux

Achat sur demande

Achat propos

Achat partag

Partenariat des journaux africains (AFRINUL)

Initiative de collaboration entre les bibliothques franaises et

nord-amricaines

(ICBFN/CIFNAL)

Bibliothque numrique de lAsie du Sud (DSAL)

Project des ressources germano

nord-amricaines (GNARP)

Projet des ressources de recherche sur lAmrique latine (LARRP) Association Internationale Francophone des Bibliothcaires Documentalistes

5 aot 2008 Le Rseau des Ressources Mondiales (du Centre des Bibliothques de Recherche [CRL]) et le contexte de l'ICBFN Sarah G. Wenzel (University of Chicago)

CIFNALs initial goals

1. Improve access to French and French-language resources for North American partners as well as access to North American resources for French and Francophone partners, and

2. Encourage collaboration between North American and Francophone establishments, endeavoring to develop connections between the collections.

http://www.crl.edu/grn/cifnal

Membership in CIFNAL

Membership in CIFNAL/ICBFN is open to institutions and individuals who are involved in higher education and scholarly research, and are interested in participating in expanding the availability of resources relating to French and francophone studies. Annual memberships for institutional members of CRL are currently

set at $250 and $350 for non-CRL members. There are currently 45 member institutions in North America

Individuals who work at institutions that are not institutional members may join CIFNAL by filling out the Individual Participant Agreement. There is no membership fee for Individual Members of CIFNAL. Currently, there are 19 individual members of CIFNAL in the United States,

but also elsewhere in North America, in Europe, in Africa, etc.

Further information on members: http://www.crl.edu/grn/cifnal/member-list

Membership and the participant agreement are available on the CIFNAL web site http://www.crl.edu/grn/cifnal/about-cifnal/join

Coulombe, D. (2007-8). Collaborative Initiative for French and North American Libraries / Initiative de collaboration entre les bibliothques franaises et nord-amricaines (CIFNAL/ICBFN). French Studies Library Group Annual Review, 4, 22-25.

Consortial agreements

Currently, CIFNAL has entered consortial agreements for electronic products critical to the study of the French language and to conduct research on French scholarship. These include Le Grand Robert, CAIRN, and the Electronic Enlightenment.

The work of Jeffry Larson (Yale, now retired), Sebastian Hierl (Harvard), Sarah Sussman (Stanford) and James Simon (CRL) has resulted in exploring and developing consortial agreements for electronic resources. An example of such a subscription is the Grand Robert lectronique.

Coulombe, D. (2007-8). Collaborative Initiative for French and North American Libraries / Initiative de collaboration entre les bibliothques franaises et nord-amricaines (CIFNAL/ICBFN). French Studies Library Group Annual Review, 4, 22-25.

http://www.crl.edu/grn/cifnal

CAIRN

Another example of a consortial agreement negotiation is CAIRN. Cairn.info is a leading French language e-journal database which is

highly regarded for its scholarly content. It was first developed by four leading publishing houses: Belin, De Boeck, La Dcouverte and Ers with the aim of improving the internet presence and distribution of scholarly journal publications for the human and social sciences. With the additional association of the Bibliothque Nationale de France from February 2006, and later the support of such organisations as Gesval, a publishing arm of the University of Lige) and Le Centre National du Livre, it is now widely considered as a key database for francophone content in these subject areas.

Over the years the content of Cairn has expanded from journals to magazines and e-books. The full service currently includes over 300 full text e-journals. These are sub-divided into a number of thematic collections which include law; economics; geography; history; philosophy; psychology and linguistics. Institutions can opt to subscribe to the whole database or a range of sub-sets.

Dawson, H. (2011-12). Review of Cairn.info French Studies Library Group Annual Review, 8, 7-10.

CIFNAL: Bibliothque bleue project

CIFNAL/ICBFN and ARTFL are collaborating with the Mdiathque de