Monthly Archives: April 2013

Digital Heritage Conference 2013

IFLA has published this information at their web page; we’re publishing it for further dissemination:

UNESCO will provide patronage for an international event being organized in Marseille from the 28th of October to the 1st of November.

This conference is picking up the conversation started at the 2nd UNESCO International Conference on Memory of the World in the Digital Age in Vancouver. This initial conference resulted in the Vancouver Declaration. IFLA has been involved in the Memory of the World Conference and is now actively involved in implementing the roadmap of the Vancouver Declaration.

The call for participation is now online and we would very much encourage libraries worldwide to participate in this ongoing and important conversation.



New award for library services that empower women and girls

EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) is launching a fifth innovation award call for public and community libraries that empower women and girls through ICT.

The award celebrates International Women’s Day – March 8 2013. It includes a prize of US$1,500 and is open to all public and community libraries in developing and transition countries.

The deadline for submitting applications is May 8 – less than two months away – so start preparing your application now! Applications will be accepted in English, French, Russian and Spanish.

This is the fifth in EIFL-PLIP’s series of Innovation Awards for libraries that improve lives in their communities. Through the awards, EIFL-PLIP is seeking exciting stories about how innovative libraries contribute to community development.

To read more about the award for empowering women and girls through ICT, click here.

Jean Fairbairn
EIFL-PLIP Communications