Monthly Archives: April 2013

Get Online Week 2013

Nearly half of the European labour force (47%)  is not confident their computer and internet skills are sufficient in today’s labour market, while the demand for employees with ICT skills is growing considerably, by around 3% a year. By 2015, 900.000 ICT job vacancies are forecasted to remain unfilled.

The Europe-wide Get Online Week campaign, organized in 26 countries between 18 and 24 March 2013, highlighted the essential role ICT skills play in today’s society and focused on encouraging young people to take up a career in ICT.

For more information visit www.getonlineweek.eu and www.telecentre-europe.org

 Lize De Clercq
Communications Manager Ad Interium at Telecentre-Europe AISBL

 

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10th International Librarians’ Conference

Organised by the Cantonal and University Library Bihac of Bosnia and Herzegovina, this Conference, known as June on Una River, will be celebrated from 13-15 June 2013.

 The aim is to extend the implementation and benefits  of the Tempus project Developing Information Literacy for lifelong learning and knowledge economy in Western Balkan countries, leaded by LIT (Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland).

 For further information you can check their web-site:  http://bibliotekabihac.com/pdf/juni_na_uni/eng.pdf

23/04 CILIP’s Umbrella Conference 2013

Next 2 and 3 of July, this year’s edition of the CILIP’s Umbrella Conference will be celebrated. It will take place in Manchester, under the title Bringing the information world together – Discover. Connect. Achieve.

 For more information visit http://www.cilip.org.uk/umbrella2013

Summary of news on the Sister Libraries Blog

This week at Sister Libraries, some new activities the Public Library in Aleksandrow (Poland) is doing with their sister library in Spain Allo Public Library

Check it at the Sister Libraries’ blog

Bicycool Library

European librarians seem to love bikes: this is the second event linking bike riding and libraries this year: a few months ago, Mace Ojala presented the Cycling for libraries project and now, Dominika Paleczna sends us information about  the Bicycool Library, a successful polish project (first edition was organised in May 2010 and in 2012 it was organised in almost 100 places in Poland) that aspires to be replicated in other European countries.

 Follow them on Facebook or through their website: more useful materials will be released there, so make sure to visit regularly.

For further information you can contact Dominika Paleczna at d.paleczna@bicycoollibrary.org

ENISA’s report on Cloud Computing

ENISA -the European Network and InformationSecurityAgency- is “the EU’s response to the cyber security issues of the European Union. As such, it is the ‘pace-setter’ for Information Security in Europe, and a centre of expertise”.

They have recently published a report in which they study cloud computing from a Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) perspective, based on a survey of public sources on uptake of cloud computing and large cyber attacks and disruptions of cloud computing services.

You can access this report through this link.

Summary of news on the Sister Libraries Blog

This week at Sister Libraries, Daruvar Public Library (Croatia) and Municipal Library Český Těšín (Czech Republic) present the event Night with Andersen. Also, the  activities from both sisters Piekary Slaskie (Poland) & Kaunas(Lithuania) and Kuusamo (Finland) & Tavernes (Spain). We have some pictures from Kuusamo City Library too. Finally, we present the children book that was recently illustrated by the children of sister libraries Arucas  (Spain) & Piekary Slaskie (Poland).

 Check the new posts at the Sister Libraries’ blog

TPDL 2013

Next September the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries will be celebrating its 17th edition. Organized by University of Malta, it will bring together researchers, developers, content providers and users in the field of digital libraries. You can read the Call for Contributions and check all the dates at their web page.

Blog on Rural Libraries

The Borisov Central Regional Library (Republic of Belarus) maintains a blog dedicated to Rural Libraries. It’s published in Cirilic, but some web browsers, as Google Chrome, are capable of translating web pages so we can take advantage of the information published in other alphabets. 

The blog has only been running for a few months but presents some interesting projects of libraries in Belarus and other countries, activities, etc.

 You can check the blog through this link.

Summary of news on the Sister Libraries Blog

This week at Sister Libraries, some pictures of the Edinburgh City Libraries, that joined the program recently. Also, another edition of the series “Interviews with NAPLE Sister Libraries”; this time, with Valentina Grinevičienė, from Kaunas County Public Library (KCPL) in Lithuania.

Check the new posts at the Sister Libraries’ blog