Système universitaire de documentation
The système universitaire de documentation or SUDOC is a system used by the libraries of French universities and higher education establishments to identify and manage the documents in their possession. The catalog, which contains more than 10 million references, allows students and researcher to search for bibliographical and location information in over 3,400 documentation centers, it is maintained by the Bibliographic Agency for Higher Education. Official website
Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale
The Institut français d'archéologie orientale known as the French Institute for Oriental Archaeology in Cairo is a French research institute based in Cairo, dedicated to the study of the archaeology and languages of the various periods of Egypt's civilisation. The IFAO is under the authority of the French Ministry for National Education, Advanced Instruction, Research; the Institute conducts archaeological excavations and publishes a number of books and journals. The IFAO was created on 28 December 1880 by a signed decree of the French Minister of Public Instruction and Fine Arts Jules Ferry, which created a permanent Mission in Cairo, intended as a counterpart in Egypt of the French School of Athens and French School of Rome, under the name of French School of Cairo; the School adopted its current name of Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale in 1898. 1880-1881 Gaston Maspero 1881-1883 Eugène Lefébure 1883-1886 Eugène Grébaut 1886-1898 Urbain Bouriant 1898-1912 Émile Chassinat 1912 Mgr Louis Duchesne 1912-1914 Pierre Lacau 1914-1928 Georges Foucart 1928-1940 Pierre Jouguet 1940-1953 Charles Kuentz 1953-1959 Jean Sainte-Fare Garnot 1959-1969 François Daumas 1969–1976: Serge Sauneron 1977–1981: Jean Vercoutter 1981–1989: Paule Posener-Kriéger 1989–1999: Nicolas Grimal 1999–2005: Bernard Mathieu 2005-2010: Laure Pantalacci 2010-2015: Béatrix Midant-Reynes Since 2015: Laurent Bavay Jean-Pierre Corteggiani This section from French Wikipedia article: Fouille archéologique en ÉgypteAbu Roash, directed by Michel Baud25 March - 28 April 2004 Adaima1 November - 15 December 2003'Ayn-Manawir 4 October - 28 December 2003 7 October 2005 - 7 January 2006'Ayn Soukhna, in collaboration with the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities4 January - 8 February 2004Bahariya Oasis, directed by Frederic Hake27 March - 18 May 2004Balat 20 December 2003 - 4 May 2004Baouit11–29 September 2003Cairo, on the Ayyoubide Wall 12 April - 12 June 2003 7 October - 22 November 2003 26 April - 15 June 2004Deir el-Bahri, with Nathalie Beaux-Grimal Deir el-Medina Dendera, conducted by Sylvie Cauville27 September - 25 October 2003Ermant, by Christophe Tiers12–15 December 2003Karnak-North November 2003 - February 2004Qal' At Al-Guindi17 February-6 March 2004the temple of Qasr Al-AguzApril 2001, carried out by Pr Claude Traunecker 10 April 2004 - 29 April 2004 Saqqara-South, directed by Vassil Dobrev8 October 2003 - 30 December 2003Tebtunis, joint mission with the University of Milan1994 25 August - 30 October 2003in the area of Aïn Soukhna, joint with the University Paris IV-Sorbonne Tanis Tinnîs, in collaboration with the British expedition of the University of Cambridge5–17 April 2004El Tôd, carried out by Christophe Thiers 15 November - 11 December 2003Tuna el-Gebel, by Jean-Pierre Corteggiani The Institute has a library containing more than 80,000 volumes, publishes a variety of books and journals.
The IFAO's scientific members belong to two sections: the first studies ancient Egyptian and papyrological matters, while the second studies the Coptic and Islamic periods. Journals and book series of the IFAO include: Annales islamologiques Bibliothèque d'études Bulletin critique des Annales islamologiques Bulletin de la céramique égyptienne Bulletin de l’Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale Cahiers des Annales islamologiques Cahiers de la céramique égyptienne Documents de fouilles de l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale Études alexandrines Études urbaines Fouilles de l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale Mémoires publiés par les membres de l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale Mémoires publiés par les membres de la Mission archéologique française du Caire Paléographie hiéroglyphique Publications du Service des antiquités de l'Égypte et de l'Ifao Recherches d'archéologie, de philologie et d'histoire Répertoire chronologique d'épigraphie arabe Textes arabes et études islamiques Temples ptolémaïques Textes et traductions d'auteurs orientaux Voyageurs occidentaux en Égypte Official website MacScribe
Collège de France
The Collège de France, founded in 1530, is a higher education and research establishment in France. It is located in Paris, in the 5th arrondissement, or Latin Quarter, across the street from the historical campus of La Sorbonne; the Collège is considered to be France's most prestigious research establishment. As of 2017, 21 Nobel Prize winners and 8 Fields Medalists have been affiliated with the Collège, it does not grant degrees. Each professor is required to give lectures where attendance is open to anyone. Professors, about 50 in number, are chosen by the professors themselves, from a variety of disciplines, in both science and the humanities; the motto of the Collège is Docet Omnia, Latin for "It teaches everything". The Collège has research laboratories and one of the best research libraries of Europe, with sections focusing on history with rare books, social sciences and chemistry and physics; as of June 2009, over 650 audio podcasts of Collège de France lectures are available on iTunes.
Some are available in English and Chinese. The Collège de France's website hosts several videos of classes; the classes are followed by various students, from senior researchers to PhD or master students, or bachelor students. Moreover, the "leçons inaugurales" are important events in Paris intellectual and social life and attract a large public of curious Parisians; the Collège was established by King Francis I of France, modeled after the Collegium Trilingue in Louvain, at the urging of Guillaume Budé. Of humanist inspiration, the school was established as an alternative to the Sorbonne to promote such disciplines as Hebrew, Ancient Greek and Mathematics. Called Collège Royal, Collège des Trois Langues, Collège National, Collège Impérial, it was named Collège de France in 1870. In 2010, it became a founding associate of PSL Research University; the faculty of the Collège de France comprises fifty-two Professors, elected by the Professors themselves from among Francophone scholars in subjects including mathematics, chemistry, history, linguistics, oriental studies, the social sciences and other fields.
Two chairs are reserved for foreign scholars. Notable faculty members include Serge Haroche, awarded with Nobel Prize in Physics in 2012. Notably, 8 Fields medal winners have been affiliated with the College. Past faculty include: Institut de France Raymond Couvègnes Collège de France website, English home page Alphabetic list of all professors since establishment in 1530
Virtual International Authority File
The Virtual International Authority File is an international authority file. It is a joint project of several national libraries and operated by the Online Computer Library Center. Discussion about having a common international authority started in the late 1990s. After a series of failed attempts to come up with a unique common authority file, the new idea was to link existing national authorities; this would present all the benefits of a common file without requiring a large investment of time and expense in the process. The project was initiated by the US Library of Congress, the German National Library and the OCLC on August 6, 2003; the Bibliothèque nationale de France joined the project on October 5, 2007. The project transitioned to being a service of the OCLC on April 4, 2012; the aim is to link the national authority files to a single virtual authority file. In this file, identical records from the different data sets are linked together. A VIAF record receives a standard data number, contains the primary "see" and "see also" records from the original records, refers to the original authority records.
The data are available for research and data exchange and sharing. Reciprocal updating uses the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting protocol; the file numbers are being added to Wikipedia biographical articles and are incorporated into Wikidata. VIAF's clustering algorithm is run every month; as more data are added from participating libraries, clusters of authority records may coalesce or split, leading to some fluctuation in the VIAF identifier of certain authority records. Authority control Faceted Application of Subject Terminology Integrated Authority File International Standard Authority Data Number International Standard Name Identifier Wikipedia's authority control template for articles Official website VIAF at OCLC