Regional and Local French Research Resources

Coordinator: Susanne Roberts, Yale University

The goal of this project will assess North American libraries’ coverage of regional and local French research resources, including publications of learned societies, local institutions and associations, and specialized publishers. North American research institutions and academic libraries will cooperate to ensure comprehensive coverage of such materials as archival inventories and guides, periodicals, monographs, and other formats of value for research into the history and culture of France. The project is likely to begin with a smaller pilot project to develop assessment and cooperation methods and test them in a single region or area.

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.