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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

 TECHNICAL SECRETARIAT

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 

Congreso.publicas@mecd.es

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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

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State Public Libraries in Spain: Ciudad Real

This gallery contains 30 photos.

Ciudad Real is a city of 75,000 inhabitants situated in the region of Castilla-La Mancha, approximately 200 Km south of Madrid. The State Public Library of Ciudad Real is one of the existing 52 State Public Libraries in Spain. It … Continue reading

Maneras de leer: Meeting of Best Practices on Reading

Next 20th and 21th September, the Congress “Maneras de Leer- Ways of reading” will be held in Madrid, organized by both the Education and Culture Ministries. The main topic of the congress will be to disseminate different experiences of reading in libraries and education centres.

During the congress, there will be reading experiences in volving diverse section of population: youth, senior, men, women, multicultural populations and broad population. Overmore, other experiences reading in different media (radio, TV, Internet) and in different fields (libraries, schools, hospitals and prisons) will be introduced by the speakers. The attendants are teachers, librarians and book and reading professionals. In short, the meeting will promote the interchange of opinions and knowledge about reading.

For more information:
http://www.manerasdeleer.es/manerasdeleer/Inicio.html

Subdirectorate General for Libraries Coordination 
Ministry of Culture
Spain

Czech E-conference on E-books

Czech libraries are facing to the problem of lending e-books and e-readers. The current main challenge is licensing and connected legal issues. The new e-conference EKNIHY (i.e. EBOOKS), was launched in June. Detailed information and application form can be found on the address:

https://andrea.vc.cvut.cz/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/eknihy

The language of the conference is Czech.

Eva Bartunkova
Department Head of Information Centre for Librarianship
Czech Republic

Estonian Public Libraries

557 public libraries, ca150 inplaces where library does not have to be. According to the Public Library Act public library has to be in places where lives at least 500 inhabitants. In such places library usually is the only public institution and local authorities keep them because lot of public services can get in the library. Free Internet for public use is very much needed in smaller places.  

Last three years has been very difficult economic situation in Estonia, but it has been very interesting time too. For libraries there were many challenges, for examples how to organize the everyday work of libraries in view of significant budget cuts both – from the state and local government side. But only 2 part-time working libraries were closed this time. From 2009 library use is growing again. We are especially glad to witness that children and young people have come to visit libraries more in last couple of years. 2010 we celebrated the year of reading and lot of library events helped to get library more needed and attractive.  We even built some new libraries during these hard years. The most beautiful is of course the Tallinn  University of Technology Library. And several new buildings for public libraries in a bigger villages.

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EBooks: the Irish Story, so far…

More information in this link:
EBooks: the Irish Story, so far…

Norma McDermott
Director of An Chomhairle Leabharlanna- The Library Council
Ireland