French Pamphlets

The Collaborative Initiative for French Language Collections (CIFNAL) participated in a planning grant to investigate digitization and cataloging of French Revolution Era Pamphlets. The original intent was to create a catalog that would be a database resource able to link users to full-text, digital facsimiles of French pamphlets made accessible by CIFNAL member institutions, international partner collections, and other freely accessible digital library collections, such as the Bibliothèque Nationale de France’s Gallica collection.

A core group of interested CIFNAL members participated in the project, which was led by librarians at the University of Florida. Project partners discussed many challenges and options for enhancing discoverability of French Pamphlets.  Several of the project participants conducted environmental scans of their French Pamphlet collections, and a small amount of funding was provided to the Newberry Library and the University of Maryland library to digitize additional pamphlets and test workflows.

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Featured: Bibliothèque Bleue

CIFNAL is collaborating with the University of Chicago to add text-searching and analysis capabilities to Bibliothèque Bleue, a collection of fiction, popularized histories, and advice manuals printed in France in the 17th to the early 19th centuries.