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The Verne-athon took place at Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris on 4 May 2016.

The aim was to build upon the Jules Verne base r-ball.


The combined data from the first Verneathon is available in the Verneathon 1 curated r-ball.


  • 9:00-9:30 Registration, Outline of the Day, and Setup
  • 9:30-11:00 Brief review of RIMMF functionality
  • 11:15-12:45 Let's RIMMF!
  • 12:45-2:00 lunch break
  • 2:00-3:30 Let's RIMMF!
  • 3:30-4:00 Gather « R-balls » (and break)
  • 4:00-5:30 Discussion and feedback


  • The works of Jules Verne. Including, but not limited to:
    • Le Tour du monde en 80 jours
    • 20 000 lieues sous les mers
    • Le Testament d'un excentrique
    • Michel Strogoff
    • De la Terre á la lune
    • Les Enfants du capitaine Grant
    • L'Île mystérieuse
    • Aventures de la famille Raton (posthumous)
    • Le Secret de Wilhelm Storitz (posthumous)
  • In single or multiple expressions
  • Carried on: objects, volumes, online ressources, audio-visual material, and everything in between and beyond.

Table topics

Attendees can choose between 7 tables, depending on the topic or work to which they best relate, their favourite type of ressource, and the level of difficulty they are willing to tackle, ie how comfortable they feel regarding the FRBR model and/or RDA instructions.

The topics are distributed as follows:

Topic/workResource typeDifficulty level
Table 1 : RIMMFons simplementLe Tour du monde en 80 jours and Le Testament d'un excentriquePrinted books - individual works onlyBeginner
Table 2 : Du noyau au nuageVoyage au centre de la Terre and Cinq semaines en ballonPrinted books, audiobooks, e-resources - individual works onlyBeginner - Confident
Table 3 : Jules Verne en technicolor et dolby surroundMusical and audio-visual adaptations of Verne's worksMusic and AV resourcesConfident - Advanced
Table 4 : Jules Verne et au-delàCritical or related worksAll types of resources (objects, books, etc.)Beginner
Table 5 : Le tour du monde en 80 traductionsVerne in translations (all works, all countries, all languages)Printed books and audiobooksConfident
Table 6 : Jules Verne vous parle d'outre-tombeVerne's posthumous worksAll types of ressourcesAll levels
Table 7 : Les empêcheurs de RIMMFer en rondVSequels, series, aggregates, multipart monographs : problematic casesFrench printed booksAdvanced

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Photograph of Verne-athon
Photograph of Verne-athon

Covers of books and other resources by and about Jules Verne