Obituary: Francesco Dell’Orso, librarian at the Fondation Napoléon (2000-2001)

dellorsoIt is with deep sadness and a real sense of loss that we learned this week of the death of one of the first librarians of the Fondation Napoléon, Francesco dell’Orso. A renowned librarian in Italy and one of the pioneers in the adoption of digital systems for book cataloguing, he joined the Fondation team in 2000. His arrangement of the collection of books and his establishment of the system of cataloguing is still the one we use today, and in this way his presence lives on in the library.

We send our deepest sympathy to his widow Odile Martinez.

Full details here in Italian.