Alain Giffard has been the Information Technologies director of the “TGB”, the brainchild behind the digital library of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the deputy director of the Institut Mémoires de l’Edition Contemporaine (IMEC), the information society advisor to the Minister of Culture and Communication, and the president of the inter-ministerial commission for public access to Internet.

He has recently carried out a report on digital readership and on “industrial reading” for the Department of Culture and Communication. He is conducting a study on Hugues de Saint Victor, XII century philosopher and teacher.

Alain Giffard has published articles and essays on hypertext, digital readership, and on cultural practices related to the Internet. A large part of these texts are on his french blog

He is president of Alphabetville, active member of Ars Industrialis, and a collaborator of the Centre international de Poésie Marseille.

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