The University of Denver, University of Maryland, University of Notre Dame, University of Ottawa, and Princeton University have joined the Collaborative Initiative for French Language Collections (CIFNAL) since August of this year.
CIFNAL, part of the Global Resources Network at the Center for Research Libraries, aims to 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. The organization also encourages collaboration between North American and Francophone establishments, endeavoring to develop connections between the collections.
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 Electronic Enlightenment.