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IFLA Metadata Newsletter Volume 7, Number 1, June 2021 : First Steps for the Francophone Name Authority Program

First Steps for the Francophone Name Authority Program

By Bernard Bérubé, Cataloguing Librarian, Library and Archives Canada
Nathalie Mainville, Senior Librarian, Library and Archives Canada

In spring 2020, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) and 15 French-language Quebec libraries in the Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI), joined together to create the Francophone Name Authority Program (Programme francophone des autorités de noms, PFAN).


… the program participants added their name authorities to the Canadiana file, previously managed exclusively by LAC. This meant 1.4 million new records in Canadiana, which already had over 650,000 records.



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