Research Field 03 - Network of Museums, Libraries and Public Cultural Institutions
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Research Field 03 is devoted to investigating, identifying and proposing innovative coordination strategies between European museums, libraries & other public cultural institutions around the themes of European cultural and scientific heritage, migration and integration, and ICT.read more
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IFLA World Library and Information Congress on ‘Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge’ - 29 November 2013
The 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly will be held in Lyon, France, from 16-22 August 2014, with an exciting and relevant congress theme for MeLa research on cultural networks: ‘Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge‘.
A Call for Paper has just been published for the Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section, on the theme ”Libraries as Modern Towers of Babel – Fostering Development from an Individual to a Social Being: the Role of Multiculturalism for Mutual Understanding”.
The above IFLA Section invites proposals for papers to be presented at a two-hour session at the conference, focusing on the issues of diverse communities and the means libraries are using to provide equal access to all kinds and forms of information in our modern multicultural and multilingual society; becoming a universal public, social, neutral and welcoming space for every patron, and a unique resource for self-development, building relationships and careers. [...] Read more
UNESCO Roadmap for Long Term Access to Digital Heritage - 5 November 2013
As a continuation of the implementation of the outcomes of the conference “Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation” (Vancouver, 26 to 28 September 2012), the National Archives and the Royal Library of the Netherlands will host the inaugural meeting of the UNESCO Digital Roadmap project. The UNESCO Digital Roadmap meeting will be held on 5 and 6 December 2013 in The Hague, where experts from various backgrounds will introduce current and future challenges facing heritage institutions worldwide in providing reliable long-term access to digital information.
This initiative was one of the recommendations formulated in the UNESCO/UBC Vancouver Declaration which mentions the: pressing need to establish a roadmap proposing solutions, agreements and policies that ensure long term access and trustworthy preservation. This roadmap should address issues like open government, open data, open access and electronic government. It should dovetail with national and international priorities and [...] Read more