GLN 15-16 has been made possible by numerous contributions from various people and institutions.
Mme Bettye Chambers,
Bibliographical Society (Londres)
Its publication on the Web would not have been possible without the following people and institutions :
Christophe Plattet, concepteur de systèmes d'information, Direction des systèmes d'information et de communication,
A look back at the acknowledgments
The GLN project has been made possible thanks to financing from various public scholarly sources. Since the idea of a database concerning present-day French-speaking Switzerland grew out of the Bibliotheca calviniana undertaking, this early stage must be mentioned.
The Bibliotheca calviniana
In 1989, Jean-François Gilmont was commissioned by the family of the late Rodolphe Peter to complete and have published the bibliography of Calvin's works on which he had been working since the late 1970s. The Bibliotheca calviniana was published in three volumes between 1991 and 2000.
This undertaking received financial support from the following institutions :
Fonds National Suisse de la Recherche Scientifique : a two-year research fellowship (CHF 195 000).
Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (Belgium) : research grants (BEF 720 000).
Newberry Library, Chicago : bourse de recherche (USD 200).
Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington : research fellowship (USD 750).
Comité genevois pour le Protestantisme français (CHF 25 000).
For a total of approximately BEF 6 262 750.
The GLN 15-16 project
As soon as Bibliotheca calviniana was published, Jean-François Gilmont undertook to expand his database on Calvin by adding the other works published in Geneva between 1536 and 1600, and then adding works published in Lausanne and in Neuchâtel. He extended his chronological limits backward, first to 1500 and finally to 1476, when the first incunable was published in Geneva.
Financial support between 2000 and 2007 for this new stage is as follows :
Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (Belgique) : research grant (€ 16 500).
Musée Historique de la Réformation de Genève (CHF 6 000).
Société Académique Vaudoise de Lausanne (CHF 4 000).
Comité genevois pour le Protestantisme français (CHF 5 000).
Bibliographical Society de Londres (GBP 1 260)
Houghton Library de Cambridge [Ma] (USD 2 500)
To date, this second stage has received approximately € 30 865.
In all, this undertaking has received some € 186 000 to date.
Except the FNRS grant for the years 1990-1992, these funds have been used mostly to cover the expenses incurred in visiting various European and American libraries.