Monthly Archives: November 2012

Summary of news on the Sister Libraries Programme

This week in Sister Libraries, we have an important announcement to do: a new region is joining in! It’s Scotland.

You’ll also find the activities designed  by four sister libraries: a couple of projects to bid farewell to the current year by the Allo Public Library (Spain) working with the Aleksandrow Public Library (Poland) and the activities scheduled for 2013 by the Salamanca Public Library “Torrente Ballester” and its Sister library, the Lousada Municipal Library in Portugal.

Get more information at Sister Libraries

Support the financing of Europeana and the European Digital Projects

The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) is specifically designed to promote growth, jobs and competitiveness through targeted infrastructure investment at European level. With a proposed budget of up to €50 billion between 2014-2020, it allocates €9.2 billion for broadband and e-services.

In the following weeks, Member States are expected to decide the EU’s budget for 2014-2020 and the permanence of the CEF as it was designed is not clear at all. There’s an initiative for supporting the maintenance of the project, you can read the declaration and sign it here.

Source and further information

Directive 2012/28/EU on certain permitted uses of orphan works

On 25 October 2012 the Directive 2012/28/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on certain permitted uses of orphan works was approved.

Here you can find the full text, along with other useful information as the previous public consultations and hearings, FAQ’s, etc.

Summary of news on Sister Libraries Programme

This week at the NAPLE Sister Libraries site, we have an announcement: the program has opened a Twitter account. Follow us on @NAPLESisLib and if you wish to tweet about it, use the hashtag #NAPLESisLib



We Are More-Act for Culture in Europe

We have received information related to an European-wide campaign for the arts and culture by Culture Action Europe.

Find out more about its demands:

Call for proposals for ELAG 2013: The INSIDE – OUT Library

Here we reproduce the information received through listservs about ELAG 2013:

Call for proposals for ELAG 2013: “The INSIDE – OUT Library” ELAG 2013, 28-31 May 2013, Ghent, Belgium

 We are looking forward to your ideas about the “The INSIDE-OUT Library”. Send your proposals for #elag2013 in Ghent:

  Call for proposals for ELAG 2013: Presentations, Workshops and Pre-Conference Bootcamps

You will find:

 Call for proposals for Presentations 2013 at

Call for proposals for Workshops 2013 at

Call for proposals for Pre-Conference Bootcamps 2013 at

For inspiration about topics for your presentation, workshop and pre-conference bootcamp, see the sub-themes page:

 To propose a presentation, please complete the form below and send to: Peter van Boheemen (, Chair of the ELAG 2013 Programme Committee

 All proposals will be reviewed by the ELAG 2013 Programme Committee

 The deadline for proposals is Friday 1st February 2013.

 The results of the review process will be sent by Friday 15th February 2013.



Name of presenter(s):

About the presenter(s):

Intended audience:



Nominations for ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects

Here we reproduce the information received through listservs regarding the nominations for the ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects:

Call for Nominations: The ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects

The ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects began as an ALA Presidential initiative of Dr. Loriene Roy, ALA President in 2007-2008 and Notable IRRT Member. Citations are awarded each year by the ALA President at the International Relations Round Table (IRRT) International Librarians Reception during the ALA Annual Conference to recognize innovative contributions to international librarianship. IRRT is a Round Table of the American Library Association with a mission to develop the interests of librarians in activities and problems in the field of international library relations.  In 2010, IRRT was invited to collaborate with future ALA Presidents in the nomination and award process. At this time, a decision was made to change the previous title, ALA Presidential Citation for International Innovation to ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects.

Projects must be nominated by an ALA member or an individual with an IFLA affiliation. Nominators may submit nominations for more than one project. In order to nominate a library project, nominators must complete the Nomination Form and submit it to the International Relations Office by e-mail or regular mail. Distinct projects by an individual, group or organization may be nominated separately in the same year. However, it is unlikely that the Citation will be awarded for more than one of the projects. Past recipients of the ALA Presidential Citation for International Innovation may be considered only for new innovative projects. Citations recognize innovative projects that result from the work of an individual, group or organization.

The deadline for nominations is December 1st of each year. Nominations are submitted to the ALA International Relations Office (e-mail: for review by the IRRT Advisory Award Committee on the ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects.

The following criteria will be used in selecting recipients:

  • the recipient will have designed and implemented a highly visible innovative library service(s) in a country outside of the United States within the last three years;
  • the innovative service(s) must be unique, original, and greatly improve existing library services for users;
  • the service(s) should draw attention to the potential of library service/s to creating positive change;
  • the service(s) must demonstrate a strong likelihood of sustainability and have potential to serve as a model for other libraries;
  • the service(s) must be current, that is, it must be in operation during the year that the Citation is awarded.

For more information including the nomination form and a list of prior recipients:


Summary of news on the Sister Libraries Programme

This week at the NAPLE Sister Libraries site you can read some news on the October activities of the Sister Libraries Krapina Public Library (Croatia) and Tielt-Winge Library (Belgium).

Click here for the text and pictures.

IFLA Singapore 2013 Call for Posters

The Call for Posters for the next IFLA Conference, to be held in Singapore next 17-23 August 2013 is already published.

All details can be found here, the deadline for submissions is set on 1 February 2013.

IFLA International Marketing Award for 2013

We publish the information received through the IFLA-L listserv:

The IFLA Section on Management and Marketing in collaboration with Emerald has the pleasure to announce the IFLA International Marketing Award for 2013.

The IFLA INTERNATIONAL MARKETING AWARD will honor organizations that have implemented creative, results-oriented marketing projects or campaigns. Three finalists will be recognized for their outstanding achievements. From these three finalists, the winner will be chosen and receive airfare, lodging and registration for the World Library and Information Congress: 79th IFLA General Conference and Council in Singapore during 17-23 August 2013, as well as a cash award of USD 1,000 which must be used to further the marketing efforts of the recognized organization.

Three finalists will be announced in March 2013 and the top ten applicants will be mentioned. The first place winner will be chosen and two distinctions will be awarded. The winner will be announced officially during the Press Conference of the Congress in Singapore.

For detail, please visit:

Last date of submission of applications: 15 January 2013

The award has attracted 276 applications from 55 countries during last 10 years and has been covered in many publications….