CENL Event

2nd July 2021

Bibliothèque nationale de France: Latest Events

France in the Americas

Launch of France in the Americas from the Shared Heritage collection

France in the Americas is a collaborative bilingual digital library (French – English) which is the result of the cooperation between the BnF and 18 French, Canadian, American, and British cultural institutions and universities including the Library of Congress, the National Archives and Records Administration, the British Library, the Bibliothèque et Archives Canada/Library and Archives Canada and the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec. This first phase of the project is dedicated to the French presence in North America between the 16th century and 1900.


The BnF publishes the ultimate guide to finding your way in its digital landscape and ecosystem!

How does the National Library of France (BnF) build and disseminate its digital collections? What is the role of data in its strategy and in its activities? What are its plans regarding Artificial Intelligence? What are the other areas of innovation in digital technologies? How does the Library fulfil its digital responsibility?

The new BnF Digital roadmap is a chance for you to experience and truly explore a panoramic and comprehensive view of the Library’s digital life. It illuminates the digital transformation of its services, jobs, and organization.

This document consists of a large map: drawings and metaphors have been used to bring humanity and poetry, to enable a common understanding of a complex subject and to promote the Library’s vision for the future.

To find out more:

Map: https://www.bnf.fr/sites/default/files/2021-04/SN%202020_poster_BAT_ANG%2003.pdf

Presentation: https://www.bnf.fr/en/digital-roadmap

Contact: schema.numerique@bnf.fr



The BnF joins The Generation Equality Forum

Portrait of Frida Kahlo © Louise Nelson


This year, the BnF is joining the Generation Equality Forum, a global feminist gathering initiated by UN Women and co-chaired by France and Mexico with the aim of making concrete and ambitious commitments in favour of gender equality. On this occasion, the association AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions is presenting from June 14 to July 4 an exhibition highlighting women artists of the 20th century. In addition, many resources have been made available to explore the history of women and feminism from multiple perspectives.


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