From April 24-26, 2019, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will be hosting the general meeting of the Réseau francophone numérique (RFN), a worldwide organization bringing together 18 institutions in 26 countries spanning four continents.
Launched in 2006 with the support of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), this initiative initially aimed to ensure that French-language documentary heritage had its rightful place on the Web. Since then, the group has helped member countries preserve, consolidate and showcase their documentary heritage. The RFN partners also work together on mutually beneficial digitization projects, focused on the francophone dimension they share in common.
“Given that LAC played a key role 13 years ago when the RFN’s precursor (the Réseau francophone des bibliothèques nationales numériques) was created, LAC is today very pleased to finally host our colleagues from across the Francophonie here in Ottawa and Gatineau,” said Dr. Guy Berthiaume, the Librarian and Archivist of Canada.