Monthly Archive for September, 2012

Information Literacy and Media Indicators Mileposts

UNESCO has published a timeline of media and information literacy idicators mileposts: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/media-development/media-literacy/global-framework-on-mil-indicators/development-of-the-media-and-information-literacy-indicators/

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Reading Worldwide

Even though national initiatives for the promotion of reading have almost become a worldwide standard, knowledge about literacy projects and related experiences across borders is scarce. However, reading promotion comes in many creative and unique ways, such as books hidden in taxis and at the hairdressers’ in Singapore, book prescriptions […]

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Library Priorities Report

OCLC Snapshots of Issues and Priorities in US, UK, Dutch and German Libraries OCLC conducted a member survey to understand librarians’ top priorities, current key initiatives, thoughts on service and top methods for keeping current on happenings in the library field. Libraries in the U.S.: A Snapshot of Priorities & […]

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UK Literacy Report

Study: U.K. Kids Reading Less, But Digital Formats Pick Up New National Literacy Trust research Children’s Reading Today shows that children are reading less as their lives get more crowded. In 2005, four young people in 10 read daily outside of class. Today only three young people in 10 read […]

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IFLA conference report

Please find below a report from ALADIN member Heike vom Orde (IZI Documentation Centre, Germany) on her recent participation at IFLA 2012, the World Library and Information Congress that took place in Helsinki in August 2012.   During my stay in Helsinki I attended the IFLA off-site event at Sello […]

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International Literacy Day

Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of the International Literacy Day, 8 September 2012 This year, International Literacy Day has a special focus on the fundamental relationship between Literacy and Peace. This has tremendous relevance in our current turbulent times. Countries with patterns of violence […]

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