The 5th Conference on Library and Municipality took place last 1st October. This year’s edition was dedicated to the presentation of good practises on collaboration of public and school libraries.
This Conference aims to highlight and promote the establishment of agreements between public libraries and political authorities on a local basis; this year, the experiences presented involved yet a third party, school libraries. These projects involving three key institutions (political authorities, schools and libraries) have revealed quite fruitful in relation with the costs of implementation, showing that transversal cooperation is one of the ways of tackling the budget cuts our libraries are suffering throughout Europe.
You can check the experiences and presentations at http://www.mecd.gob.es/v-encuentro-bibliotecas-municipio/presentacion.html (in Spanish)
Tine Vind, Head of Division for Libraries from the Danish Agency for Culture, sends us some information about libraries in Denmark we think may be of your interest:
The “Act regarding library services”, signed in Copenhagen in 2001, containing the legal basis for all kinds of public libraries in Denmark.
The public libraries in the knowledge society : Summary from the committee on public libraries in the knowledge society (2010), a 13-page English summary of the report that underlies much of the Danish Agency for Culture’s strategic efforts with the library sector.
Two links to library sections within the Danish Government: the The Ministry of Culture’s section on libraries, Denmark and the section on libraries of the Danish Agency for Culture
The NAPLE Seminar on eBooks was held in Milan last 13th May. We’ll be publishing the presentations in the next weeks. This first presentation is a report by Jan Braeckman (Bibnet Flanders, Brussels) and Frank Huysmans (University of Amsterdam) about ebooks and public libraries in Europe.
E-book business models in European public libraries
Today, we publish the last of the presentations at the NAPLE’s Annual Assembly: Gérard Cohen talks about the last measures took by France for encouraging the introduction of e-books in libraries.
Presentation from Czech Republic about their legislation on libraries at NAPLE’s Annual Assembly.
Presentation from Lithuania at NAPLE’s Annual Assembly.
Today, the presentation from Flanders at NAPLE’s Annual Assembly.
New library legislation
Latvia’s presentation at NAPLE’s Annual Assembly. This time, it’s a video titled “Libraries for Communities (2012)” and was presented by Liga Masena.
Libraries for Communities (2012)