Sunday, April 27, 2008
My visit to Bibliothèque nationale de France
I visited Paris during April 22-25. This is my first to Paris, even to Western Europe.
I visited Bibliothèque nationale de France (National Library of France), and had a short meeting with some of my IFLA colleagues (Françoise Leresche and Nadine Boddaert) and discussed some issues concerning the Anonymous classics: Chinese literature. The project should be completed before the IFLA general conference in Québec.
BnF is made of steel, glass and wood. I am very impressed by the buildings, the collections and the services of the library. Several hours of visit is not enough to see them all.
Mr. Cheng Pei was on his holiday. One of his colleagues, Mrs. Jie Formoso, discussed with me about the cataloging of Chinese monographs and showed me around the library.