President of the French National Library, Bruno Racine on India visit
Bruno Racine, President of the French National Library (Bibliothèque nationale de France) is visiting Delhi, Kolkata and Puducherry from 26th October to 3rd November 2015.
New Delhi, 26 October 2015
On this occasion, he held a conference on Digitization and Cultural Heritage, as part of the lecture series celebrating the 125th Foundation year of the National Archives of India.
Mr. Racine gave a perspective on the first four stages of digitization at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, starting with 1989 when the idea of building an on-line digital library emerged, and further focusing on the developments of the last five years.
Linking the concept of national heritage with library collections, the lecture also dwelt on the issue of copyright and protected works.
Born in Paris is 1951, Bruno Racine graduated from Ecole Nationale d’Administration (The French National Academy that trains administrative cadre) and joined the French national audit jurisdiction. He also served as the Director of Cultural Affairs of the city of Paris from 1988 to 1993. He held several noteworthy portfolios at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was in charge of strategic and cultural affairs. He also served as the Chairman of the Pompidu Centre in the period 2002-2007.
A distinguished author, Bruno Racine has written many books, among them are: Google et le nouveau monde (2010), Adieu à l’Italie (2012), Le Côté d’Odessa (2007).