Monthly Archive for November, 2016

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Manifesto for more imagination

          Guest Blogger: Rob Bruijnzeels, independent advisor and founder of the Ministry of Imagination Library buildings have long been designed based on paradigms from the 19th and 20th century with the typology of covered bookcases and the arrangement of an old-fashioned catalogue cabinet. But the world […]

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Certification of Public Libraries

          Guest Blogger: Willem Camphuis, director Stichting Certificering Openbare Bibliotheken (Netherlands Institute for Public Library Certification). The quality of public library services in the Netherlands is an important element in the innovation process of public libraries. Based on an agreement by the Netherlands Public Library Association (VOB) […]

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The importance of Reading Promotion in the Dutch Library Act

          Guest Blogger: Adriaan Langendonk, programme coordinator Reading Promotion Art of Reading (Dutch Reading Foundation and the National Library of the Netherlands). On 1 January 2015, a new Library Act was introduced in the Netherlands. One of the five core functions of libraries, as set out […]

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Call for Proposals – STEAM into Sydney

IFLA Public Libraries Section Mid-Term Meeting  Theme:   STEAM into Sydney – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEaM) Date: 16-17 March 2017 Venue:  State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia In a rapidly changing environment join us to celebrate the responsiveness of public libraries to the ever changing digital […]

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Systematic Joy of Reading Award Launched

As we all know only too well illiteracy is a global problem. The Systematic Joy of Reading Award will acknowledge projects that promote the joy of reading and address illiteracy. Applications are now open until 1 March 2017. The award has been established by the IT-company Systematic in collaboration with Next […]

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Campaign The Library Enriches You

              Guest Blogger: Coen van Hoogdalem, policy advisor Marketing of The Dutch Association of Public Libraries The Library® is an easy accessible public facility that helps people with their personal development. The Library intends to have every person fully and independently participate in society. Moreover, […]

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Route 2020: undertake and cooperate

          Guest Blogger: Henriëtte de Kok, Tour guide Route 2020. Digital developments, cost reductions and changing usage are external developments that influence the work of public libraries. The collective libraries of the Netherlands have decided to undertake actions to anticipate these trends. A budget has been […]

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