CRL asks that a library formally join the project if one or more of its staff are interested in participating in CIFNAL activities and in furthering its goals. The level of involvement depends on the degree to which individual institutions wish to devote staff resources to furthering the goals of the project. As with any collaborative endeavor, the success of CIFNAL depends on institutional commitment and active participation.
Institutions wishing to become involved in the Cooperative Initiative for French and North American Libraries should fill out the Participant Agreement for Institutions. As of FY22, Institutional Members of CIFNAL pay an annual membership fee. The fee is U.S. $250 per year for institutions that are members of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL); the fee is U.S. $350 per year for institutions that are not CRL members.
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.
The opportunity for an institution to participate in digitizing decisions and priorities of ARTFL while supporting its growth is possible through the Sustaining Member Program. Sustaining institutions will also be given the texts digitized under this program.
To learn more about CIFNAL, please contact Judy Alspach.
To join the CIFNAL listserv, please e-mail Judy Alspach with your full name, e-mail address, and institutional affiliation.