The Board of Directors of theAbes

Functioning of the Board of theAbes

Excerpt from Decree No. 94-921 of 24 October 1994

Art. 6 - The President of the Board of Directors shall be appointed by the Minister in charge of higher education from among the members of the Board (...)

Art. 7 - The Board of Directors shall meet at least twice a year. In the event of a tie, the chairman shall have the casting vote. The minutes of each meeting shall be sent to the Minister responsible for higher education within fifteen days of the Board meeting. […]

Art. 9 - The members of the Council other than the ex officio members are elected or appointed for a renewable period of three years. The term of office of the members of the Council shall cease when they lose the capacity by virtue of which they were elected or appointed. In the event of a vacancy occurring, for whatever reason, at least six months before the normal term of office, the members of the Council shall be replaced under the same conditions for the remainder of the term of office.


Role of the Board of Directors of theAbes

Art.11 - The Board of Directors shall deliberate on :

  • the general guidelines of the agency's policy
  • the school's internal rules
  • the budget and its amendments, the financial account
  • the agency's activity programmes
  • the annual activity report
  • the determination and rate of fees and remuneration of all kinds due to the Agency
  • acquisitions, disposals and exchanges of buildings
  • donations and legacies

It shall determine the categories of contracts, agreements or markets which, because of their nature or the financial amount involved, must be submitted to it for approval. It shall give its opinion on any question submitted to it by the Minister in charge of higher education or by the Chairman of the Board of Directors.


Composition of the Board of Directors of theAbes

The Board of Directors is chaired by Lise Dumasy, President of the Couperin Consortium.

Four ex officio members

  • Anne-Sophie Barthez, Director General of Higher Education and Professional Integration, represented by Pascale Bourrat-Housni, Deputy Head of the Strategic Coordination and Territories Department
  • Claire Giry, Director General for Research and Innovation, represented by Odile Contat, Head of DISTRD - Department of Scientific and Technical Information and Documentary Network
  • Nicolas Georges, Director of the Service du Livre et de la Lecture, Ministry of Culture, represented by Jérôme Belmon, Department of Libraries
  • Laurence Engel, President of the National Library of France, represented by Emmanuelle Bermès, Scientific and Technical Assistant to the Director of Services and Networks

Five personalities named

According to the Order of 25 October 2019, published in the BO of 7 November 2019The following persons are appointed for a period of 3 years:

  • Grégory Colcanap, general curator of libraries, director of the common documentation service of the University of Evry-Val d'Essonne, coordinator of the professional office of the Couperin consortium 
  • Lise Dumasy, President of the Couperin Consortium
  • Frédéric Fleury, President of the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, on the proposal of the CPU - Conference of University Presidents
  • Anne Laurent, University Professor, Deputy Vice-President for Open Science and Research Data at the University of Montpellier
  • Marc Martinez, Director of the SciencePo Paris Library, President of the ADBU

Three staff members ofAbes elected

  • Lætitia Bothorel, representing administrative, library and technical staff 
  • Brigitte Michel, representing the curators and conservators general   
  • Bahija El-Bakali, representing ITRF personnel