The University Library now makes available online the Bibliographie de la littérature française
The online BLF is an inventory of all the studies which have appeared in France and abroad since 1998 concerning French and Francophone literature from the sixteenth century to the present day. It is a precious resource for anyone carrying out research on a writer, theme or period from French or Francophone literature.
The online BLF is the result of a convention signed in January 2014 linking three institutions: the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Société d’Histoire littéraire de la France, and Classiques Garnier numérique.
The database is enriched daily with new references thanks to the work of the team at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, who are in charge of its creation, and the help of the Société d’Histoire littéraire de France. The digital editor of the BLF, Classiques Garnier numérique, ensures that the database is up to date.
The aim is to offer users an updated database which is a real crossroads of information in which bibliographic references link to contents available online. The three partner institutions are working to establish permanent links to the resources they each develop (such as Gallica and data.bnf for the BnF).
Alongside these projects, the conversion of all paper volumes of the BLF predating 1998 is being managed by Classiques Garnier numérique. Once finished, the online BLF will allow users to search for all studies produced since 1894 which relate to French and Francophone literature from the sixteenth century to the present day.
The Bibliographie de la Littérature française is a research tool which has long been available only on paper. At first a simple bibliographic chronicle appearing at the end of issues of the Revue d’Histoire littéraire de la France (from 1894 to 1949), it later became a separate volume constituting the annual special edition of the Revue d’Histoire littéraire de la France, published by the Société d’Histoire littéraire de la France (PUF).
Sometimes referred to as the ‘Rancoeur’ – the name of the first bibliographer to be in charge of its production in the 1950s – the Bibliographie de la Littérature française has been produced by a custodian of the Bibliothèque nationale de France since 1996, in line with a convention linking the BnF and the SHLF.
The Bibliothèque nationale de France presents ‘l’alchimie du livre’, an exhibition of more than 100 books, made by Anselm Kiefer between 1968 and 2015. These will be exhibited alongside recent paintings and sculpture.