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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 


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


Digifolio is a project created by the Brasov County Library in Romania to pilot a “public library – school” partnership model that will develop students’ digital skills. The idea of the project is to improve involvement of children in the educational process and get productive usage of NTIC.

The project is developed for three months with a group of 62 pupils, 32 of second grade and 30 of sixth grade, from School n°. 6 “Iacob Muresianu” Brasov, Romania.

Other main objectives of this project are to develop their knowledge on how to create e-portfolio and to present that created e-portfolio, of this way they improve their multimedia communication skills.

Furthermore, they are thought to use web 2.0 instruments like Weebly, Voki, Prezi, Wikispaces, and YouTube, and various equipment, including cameras, digital recorders, and scanners.

For more information click on: http://digifolioen.weebly.com/index.html

Lithuanian public libraries‘ campaign “Safe and friendly Internet”

Lithuanian public libraries aiming to promote safe Internet use among library visitors and wider society in 2001 started a campaign “Safe and friendly Internet in libraries”. The campaigns program consisted of diverse actions that took place during the whole year.

Almost 1000 public libraries joined podcast seminars during the action “Safety month in libraries”. On Saturdays families were attracted to public libraries to take part into “Brain competitions on safe internet”.  During summer interactive library tent visited 16 small and medium size towns festivals, where in cooperation with local libraries staff and pulled forces of local volunteers organized various games, crosswords, competitions to demonstrate public library services and to promote safe use of Internet (photos). Live theatre performance on @tale “A cat and chanticleer” for the smallest and an augmented reality educational game, for any age were the highlights of library presence in the town festivals. The game was introduced in February last year at International Vilnius book fair, please look video.

Materials created during the campaign and experience gathered allowed to create two new educational instruments online – Safe internet test, suitable for under 18 and older – http://testas.bibliotekospazangai.lt/, to measure ones knowledge on safe and proper behavior online, as well as an online Safe internet encyclopedia to fill knowledge gaps – http://enciklopedija.bibliotekospazangai.lt/ .  Though both are in Lithuanian, but an international public can have a glimpse on illustrations of encyclopedia – those are pictures were done by children during the various activities of the campaign.

The campaign was coordinated by “Libraries for Innovation” team, based at Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania.

Ramunė Petuchovaitė
Lietuvos Respublikos Kultūros Ministerija

EIFL Fourteen Innovative Library Services Launched

EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) is proud to announce the launch of fourteen new public library services that help meet their countries national development targets by serving local community development needs.The 14 libraries are working in the crucial areas of agriculture and health, supporting children and youth at risk and promoting employment.

The 14 services, in Africa, Europe and Latin America, received small grants from EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (PLIP) to use technology to extend and expand their services to meet community needs.

Over the past three months, the 14 libraries have been purchasing and installing computers and other technology; setting up Internet connections; marketing their services through local newspapers, radio and TV; recruiting and registering service users, and training librarians and staff of partner organizations to implement the services.

The new services tackle important community development challenges, including promoting health among the over 60s; building farmers’ capacity to apply for government subsidies and modernize farming methods; helping young people and the homeless find jobs; extending e-health services to remote communities and fighting TB.

The libraries are using cutting-edge technology, including computer hardware and software and mobile phones. They are also making good use social networking tools like Skype, facebook, twitter, mobile phone text messaging (SMS) and webinars.

The 14 new services replicate innovative library services implemented by previous EIFL-PLIP grantees. Read more about the 14 new services and EIFL-PLIP’s past grantees. EIFL-PLIP grants and awards for innovative public libraries are announced on EIFL-PLIP’s website, so watch this space!

Jean Fairbairn
EIFL-PLIP Communications

Application for augmented reality: 8,215 Spanish libraries on your mobile phone.

The Subdirectorate General of Library Coordination of the Ministry of Culture presents an application for mobile phones that offers a free service of geo-referenced augmented reality in real time about Spanish libraries, for Smartphones ANDROID, IPHONE or SYMBIAN.

Through Layar, it offers a layer of digital information about national and regional libraries, public libraries, academic libraries and special libraries locations in the Spanish territory and abroad, overall 8,215 libraries.

Once you have selected the layer and maintaining the mobile phone in front of you, the view of the camera will appear with overlaid information about libraries on a 5 km radius. Turning around, you can point the mobile phone towards the interest points. If you click on a specific library, basic information as name, address, e-mail, web, videos, etc. will appear in your screen.

Moreover, the geo-referencing characteristic places the user’s position via GPS and gives him the best path to the library by foot, public transport or car.

Subdirectorate General for Libraries Coordination
Ministry of Culture

NAPLE Sister Libraries

The NAPLE sister libraries programme seeks to help libraries foster cooperation links in the way they decide. It is a programme open to public libraries situated in any of the participating NAPLE countries that wish to find a partner library in another country in order to establish a cooperation programme. For more information you can visit NAPLE Sister libraries

NAPLE Secretariat


State Public Libraries in Spain: Ciudad Real

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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

Alfared: Portal of Information Literacy in Spain

AlfaredAlfared is the portal of information literacy in Spain.

The website includes information about congress, conferences, guidelines, standards and best practices in public, university, specialised and national or regional libraries in Spain.

The website is coordinated by the Working Group of Information Literacy of Council of Library Coordination. You can find the last news about information literacy in the blog or you can do the Tutorial of Job searching, an interesting resource for the public libraries users.

Subdirectorate General for Libraries Coordination
Ministry of Culture