Tag Archives: Digital Libraries

European Congress on E-Inclusion

 The European Congress on E-Inclusion (ECEI13) will be celebrating its fifth edition next Wednesday 3rd of October in Brussels, at the European Economic & Social Committee. This year’s title, “Building an Inclusive Digital Europe”. It is a free to attend event which will assemble over 100 delegates from the 27 European member states.

Different discussions will be addressed involving lifelong learning or social inclusion -among others- in a pan-European context.

Visit http://www.ecei13.com/ for further information and registration

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.

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

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: http://www.elag.org/

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

You will find:

 Call for proposals for Presentations 2013 at http://www.elag.org/callp.htm

Call for proposals for Workshops 2013 at http://www.elag.org/callw.htm

Call for proposals for Pre-Conference Bootcamps 2013 at http://www.elag.org/callbc.htm

For inspiration about topics for your presentation, workshop and pre-conference bootcamp, see the sub-themes page: http://www.elag.org/subthemes.htm

 To propose a presentation, please complete the form below and send to: Peter van Boheemen (peter.vanboheemen@wur.nl), 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.



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Two weeks for the Europeana Conference/ VI Congreso Nacional de Bibliotecas Públicas

See you all soon in Burgos, Spain!!

Just two weeks for the start of the conference, don’t forget to register here

We will have the chance to listen to the interesting reflections of Professor Arsuaga. Next, we will start the sessions with a necessary debate on the future of public libraries in the 21st century with Roger E. Levien and Javier Celaya.

 We would like you to actively participate in this debate, that will open this new edition of the Public Libraries National Conference of Spain, this time organised as a Joint Event with Europeana. It will have an important presence of Spanish and international professionals as Kristiina Hormia, from the National Library of Finland on the Finnish Digital Library ; Rob Davies, Ad Pollé and Jon Purday, who will be speaking of different Europeana projectsJeffrey A. Rubin on Louisiana Digital Library and Martin Palmer on e-books in public libraries.

 Three round tables will include a wide range of topics to debate. This debate will be encouraged by leading professionals and also by you, through your collaboration in social networks.

 The impact of the digital environment in library services. Moderated by Nieves González

  Libraries andtheir communitiesin the digital era.  Moderated by Fernando Juárez

 Cooperation with Archives, Museums,Audiovisual Institutions and otherOrganisations inDigital Projects.Moderated by Javier Álvarez

 And also:

Communications and videos that we expect to be of interest to everyone

 We will also have the opportunity to know the city, with visits to   

Museum of Human Evolution, the new State Public Library in Burgos, the Network of Municipal Libraries of Burgos, the University of Burgos Library, the Cathedral, the Cartuja de Miraflores and the Monasterio de las Huelgas , among others.

 Please visit our website, which includes all this information and the programme at: http://en.www.mcu.es/bibliotecas/MC/2012/CongresoBP/index.html

 Follow us on Twitter at @VICNBP. The hashtag for the Conference is #VICNBP


VI Congreso Nacional de Bibliotecas Públicas / Europeana Conference
Secretaría Técnica del Congreso
Subdirección General de Coordinación Bibliotecaria
Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte
Plaza del Rey 1, planta 0
28071 MADRID 


E-services and e-books in Estonia

Today we present one of the last presentations of last NAPLE Assembly. In this case, Meeli Veskus from Estonia shows a general outlook of e-services and e-books in her country.

Programme: Europeana Conference/VI Congreso Nacional de Bibliotecas Públicas

The provisional programme for the Europeana Conference/VI Congreso Nacional de Bibliotecas Públicas is already available here. More speakers will be added as they are confirmed.

The Conference, as published recently, will take place in Burgos on 9, 10 and 11 October 2012.

Europeana Conference/VI Congreso Nacional de Bibliotecas Públicas

The registration for the Europeana Conference/ VI Congreso Nacional de Bibliotecas Públicas to be held in Burgos, Spain, next 9th, 10th and 11th October is now open here

As we published some time ago in this post, the Directorate General for Fine Arts and Cultural Assets, Archives and Libraries of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, through the Subdirectorate General for Libraries Coordination, is organising the Europeana Conference / VI Congreso Nacional de Bibliotecas Públicas (6th Spanish Public Libraries Congress), which will take place in Burgos (Spain) on 9, 10 and 11 October 2012 under the theme Public Libraries: Individual Memory, Global Heritage. This year the Conference will be a joint event with Europeana.

 The website for the conference is: http://en.www.mcu.es/bibliotecas/MC/2012/CongresoBP/index.html

 A draft programme will be published soon here, meanwhile here you can check the major topics that will be addressed. This year there is also a call for videos, now open for participation:

Contact address: congreso.publicas@mecd.es

Digital Scotland

Here comes one more presentation from the last NAPLE Assembly. In this case, Digital Scotland – building e‐services in public libraries, by Elaine Fulton , from Scotland.

Netherlands National Digital Infrastructure for Public Libraries

Here comes one more presentation from the last NAPLE Assembly. In this case, Netherlands National Digital Infrastructure for Public Libraries, by Maria Heijne,  from Netherlands.