Cross-European survey to measure users’ perceptions of the benefits of ICT in public libraries - Final Report
Public libraries across the European Union (EU) have long played an important role in communities by providing free access to information, guidance from trained librarians, and public meeting space. As meaningful participation in society increasingly requires access to digital information and resources, many public libraries in the EU have expanded their offerings to include access to information and communications technologies (ICTs) like computers and the Internet.
Under the Europe 2020 Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, the EU has set ambitious objectives in many of the development areas to which access-to-information efforts contribute – specifically employment, innovation, education, and social inclusion. EU member states are expected to meet targets in these areas by 2020. There is anecdotal evidence that ICT access through public libraries can support the implementation of the specific growth, education, and cohesion policies related to the EU 2020 Strategy.
TNS, an independent research company with a global presence, was commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation to conduct research across 17 EU countries to identify perceptions and types of use of public libraries. The purpose of the research was to understand the impact that public libraries in the EU have on users’ lives.
The document may be accessed from here: http://irexgl.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/cross-european-survey-on-ict-and-public-libraries-released-to-the-public/
The Accelerating Science Award Program (ASAP) recognizes individuals who have applied scientific research – published through Open Access – to innovate in any field and benefit society. Anyone can nominate an individual or team. Individuals are also free to nominate themselves.
Wiki Loves Public Art is an international photo contest focusing on artworks that are publicly accessible.
To enable better networking and collaboration in agriculture, AgriVIVO, managed by the GFAR Secretariat and developed jointly with Cornell University and FAO, has been launched: http://www.agrivivo.net.
AgriVIVO is a search portal built to facilitate connections between all actors in the agricultural field, bridging across separately hosted directories and online communities.
Digital National Library of Serbia is built in accordance to principles of open access to knowledge and information. The digitised material from the NLS Collections represents a public national treasure.
Narodna biblioteka Srbije, Skerliceva 1, 11000 Belgrade
- Written by Angela REPANOVICI
- Parent: Presentations
- Category: Projects presentations
- Hits: 1185
In period April 11-13, 2013 Transilvania University hosted the meeting of the project "Development of New Information Services for Moldovan Higher Economic Education", funded by The Norwegian Cooperation Programme in Higher Education with Eurasia in partnership between the Academy of Economic Studies and the University of Bergen.
The contact between the institutions comes as part of us both cooperating with Prof. Dr. Angela Repanovici of Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania. [ROM: Dezvoltarea noilor servicii informaţionale pentru Învăţământul Economic superior din Moldova]
- Written by Administrator
- Category: Uncategorised
- Hits: 810
Fall 2013 will witness the largest international scientific event on digital heritage in history, bringing together hundreds of researchers, educators, scientists, industry professionals and policy makers to debate, discuss and present digital technology applied to the protection, documentation, and understanding of humanity’s shared heritage. For the first time ever, under the patronage of UNESCO, the leading scientific and industry events from across the digital and heritage spheres will join together under one roof to explore the state-of-the-art and address future emerging research scenarios.
Organized by CNRS (french National Center for Scientific Research) on behalf of the MAP Laboratory, in collaboration with local research institutions Provence (Aix-Marseille University, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, CICRP, School of Architecture and INRIA), the Congress will be held in Marseille, France, the 2013 European Capital of Culture. The venue will be Marseille’s architecturally stunning new waterfront museum complex (the restored Fort Saint-Jean and adjoining new MuCEM and La Villa Mediterranée).
The project is intended to provide technological modernization, functional integration and institutional expansion of academic library systems in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia nad Hercegowina. This project should provide:
- Installation of new servers in library system` nodes;
- Inclusion of unenclosed faculty libraries in the library-information system of their universities;
- Implementation of new library services to complete all ILS;
- Establishment of web portals for university curricula with the data about obligatory literature, teaching materials and lecture materials connected with repositories and library OPAC;
- Establishment of the system for archiving and use of digital university documents and their linking to library-information system and system of communication in science.
Implementation of new library services to complete all ILS:
- COBISS3 u COBISS-SR, COBISS.CG, COBISS.BH
- Implementation of new library services to complete all ILS:
- PHAIDRA (Beograd),
- PHAIDRA (Niš),
- PHAIDRA (Kragujevac),
- PHAIDRA (Crna Gora),
- PHAIDRA (Sarajevo),
- PHAIDRA (Tuzla),
- eTeze (Beograd),
- eTeze (Niš),
- eTeze (Kragujevac).
EIFL is delighted to announce that "Copyright for Librarians" (CFL) is now available online and in print in the Serbian language. The printed version has been distributed for use in academic libraries in Serbia and to national and university libraries in Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The online version is freely available to download from PHAIDRA, the repository of the University of Belgrade, established in June 2012 to permanently archive and manage digital objects at the University.
The CFL text was translated into Serbian (Latin script) by Dr. Stela Filipi Matutinovic, librarian at Svetozar Marković University Library, the main library of the University of Belgrade, with support from Professor Dr. Dragan Prlja, a legal expert at the University's Institute of Comparative Law, who reviewed and amended the text. The work was done as part of “New Library Services at Western Balkan universities”, a project of the EU TEMPUS programme, which supports the modernization of higher education in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Western Balkans and the Mediterranean region.
More @ the [SOURCE]
The BUFVC guidelines, launched on 27 March 2013, are designed to encourage best practice in citing any kind of audiovisual item.
They cover: film; television programmes; radio programmes; audio recordings; DVD extras; clips; trailers; adverts; idents; non-broadcast, amateur and archive material; podcasts; vodcasts; and games.
Download an interactive PDF version here: Audiovisual Citation Guidelines
The working group will be composed of metadata experts involved in governmental data portals.
The European Commission invites metadata experts who directly or indirectly work for a governmental data portal to participate in a Working Group that will define a common model for exchanging information about data sets between data portals in Europe.