Yesterday, 8th Septmber, UNESCO celebrated the International Literacy Day 2014 under the slogan “Literacy and Sustainable Development”.
For celebrating it, UNESCO along with the Government of Bangladesh organized the International Conference on “Girls’ and women’s literacy and education.
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The BBC has published a very interesting article about an initiative from the Internet Archive. Based on a technology developed by Kalev H. Leetaru, from Georgetown University, a Flickr page has been created to offer a pool of millions of … Continue reading
EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) is inviting applications for their new innovation award – for Public libraries contributing to education of children and adults.
- This call is open to public and community libraries in developing and transition countries.
- The prize includes US$1,500 and wide publicity through EIFL’s global communication channels and networks.
- The deadline for submitting applications is October 11, 2014.
- Applications will be accepted in English, French, Russian and Spanish.
This is the seventh award in the exciting series of EIFL Public Library Innovation Awards. There will be more than one winner – so who knows? Your library could be one of them.
Read more about the EIFL Public Library Innovation Award and how to apply.
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This week at Sister Libraries, take a look at The Employment Information Service at Ljubljana City Library (Slovenia).
Visit the Sister Libraries’ blog for further information.
The NMC Horizon Reports were born in 2002, aimed to “serve the higher education, K-12, and museum communities across the globe in their desire to understand the impact of emerging technologies on their chosen field or discipline”.
This year, in a special session at the 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly the NMC Horizon Report > Library Edition which, for the first year, “delves into the realm of academic and research libraries in a global context”, was presented.
“The research behind this report is a collaboration between the New Media Consortium (NMC), the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Chur, the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB), Hannover, and ETH-Bibliothek Zurich”.
You can access the full text through this link
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.
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