Monthly Archives: February 2013

IFLA 2013 Singapore – Public Libraries Section Program

An amazing program from Public Libraries and Metropolitan Libraries Section awaits you in Singapore  Exploring an e-book future (e-book lending models, copyright and other issues) and a World café.


We will present an exciting program of   3-4 short speakers followed by a world café discussing different themes concerning the e-book future.  This session is not to be missed.


CLM and MLAS Sections will also present of panel discussions examining existing e-book licensing models and issues with the uptake of e-book licensing models in different countries.

Metlib 2013

MetLib 2013 is coming up!

The Amsterdam Public Library and its staff is ready to welcome you with an exciting program.

In combination the city Amsterdam has a lot of special celebrations this year,
especially the re-opening of the famous Rijksmuseum two weeks before the MetLib conference.
A visit to its famous library is part of the Metlib 2013 program.
To add to this, there is also the coronation of our new King, just a week before the MetLib conference.

So, many reasons to come to Amsterdam from May 5 to May 10.
Be quick to register, to ensure a good place.

We invite you to take a look at the website:
and to fill in the registration form.

Wikimedians in Residence – Australia


Wikimedia Australia is seeking expressions of interest from GLAMs and Wikimedia contributors interested in World War I for Wikimedians in Residence.

The initial call for Wikimedia contributors has a deadline of 28 February 2013. See above link for a form to fill in.

Interested GLAMs (large and small, in capital cities and regional) should email .

The remuneration for each WiR will be AUD$5,000 per six months, or ~$192 per day for one day per week.

Each WiR will be provided with an operating budget of $5,000 from Wikimedia Australia, to be administrated by the partner institution

Library Value in the Developing World

SAGE is conducting a research study to investigate library value in the developing world. The project, Library Value in the Developing World, will investigate the value of academic libraries for teaching and research staff at twelve institutions selected from countries classified by the World Bank as low income and middle income economies (ie with a GNI less than $4035).

For further information about this project please contact Nell McCreadie, Group Marketing Manager, SAGE at