Last Thursday 21 August, the closing session of the 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly took place at Lyon.
If you couldn`t attend the Conference, you can still visit their web page, where they’ve been publishing different articles, reports and interviews.
Visit http://conference.ifla.org/ifla80 for further information
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The Model Programme for Public Libraries is an ambitious project launched and funded by the Danish Agency for Culture and Realdania. It offers “an interactive, web-based inspiration catalogue and tools that are to communicate new knowledge, best practices and inspiration for brand new space/function interplay for library developers”
From the beginning in October 2012 the program contemplated a dialogue with its end users (library managers and developers) through 2 Conferences and was tested in “local change projects” who enthusiastically participated in a tailor-made design workshop.
You can visit their web page for further information: http://modelprogrammer.kulturstyrelsen.dk/en/
Or contact Tone Lunden, member of the Steering Committee for the Programme: firstname.lastname@example.org
IFLA has published a very interesting paper drawing an updated state of worldwide library e-Book lending. You’ll find useful information about the different e-Book licence and purchase models in libraries worldwide, library advocacy initiatives such us the EBLIDA Right to e-Read Campaign or the ReadersFirst Initiative and so on.
You can read and download the full text through this link
The ALA’s National Forum on Libraries & Teens is “a year-long grant funded effort that will bring together key stakeholders from the areas of libraries, education, technology, adolescent development and the for-profit and non-profit sectors to explore the world of young adults and library services to this population, and ultimately produce a report which will provide direction on how libraries need to adapt and potentially change to better meet the needs of 21st century teens”.
You can find the 2014 final report through this page
Today, you can read the presentation from Sweden at the NAPLE Assembly 2014. Anna Lundén talked about coordination, the Swedish library landscape, the National Library of Sweden (KB) and their strategic objectives for the public library service.
Country update Sweden
Today, you can read the Annual Report of the Sister Libraries Program, with updated figures of libraries participating and number of sisterships, along with information about the most succesful activities developed by the sisters.
NAPLE Sister Libraries. Annual Report 2013-14
Today, you can see the presentation of Greece at the NAPLE Assembly. Greece has recently joined the NAPLE Forum and through its representative, Afroditi Fragkou, is now a member of the Board.
Greek Public Libraries
NAPLE is a member of Europeana. Rianne Brouwers, from the Netherlands Institute for Public Libraries and Dutch representative in NAPLE, gives a preentation about Europeana and its New strategic plan 2015-2020.
NAPLE & Europeana
The Reading and Writting Foundation was invited to the NAPLE Assembly. They attended to all the contributions from NAPLE members and gave a presentation, opening the door to possible ways of cooperation in the future.
European Public Libraries
Today, you can see the presentation summarizing the meeting of the NAPLE e-Book Working Group celebrated last May 12th 2014 in Athens.
NAPLE e-Book Working Group