Thursday, April 24, 2014

Press Release: EBLIDA highlights "The Right to e-Read" on World Book and Copyright Day - European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA)

Copyright Day

24 April 2014



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On 23rd of April, to coincide with the United NationsWorld Book Day and World Copyright Day,
World Book Day and World Copyright Day, the European Bureau of Library
Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA) is rallying the
European community to its "Right to e-Read" Campaign.
EBLIDA’s campaign aims to raise awareness among policy makers and the
general public about the difficulties facing libraries trying to provide
access to e-books and other digital content.


During the day, EBLIDA did a press conference tour from the EU Parliament Library in Brussels to the Hague.


Luigi Berlinguer (MEP, S&D’s) talked positively in his video message about the importance of the development of e-reading. 

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

World Book Night @ NYPL on Livestream

World Book Night @ NYPL on Livestream

Queens Library at Arverne Celebrates Re-Opening, Following Superstorm Sandy Re-Build » Public Libraries Online

News & Opinion

Queens Library at Arverne Celebrates Re-Opening, Following Superstorm Sandy Re-Build

by by Thomas W. Galante, President and CEO, Queens Library on April 22, 2014
On April 18, Queens Library celebrated the
grand re-opening of its library in Arverne, one of four on the
beachfront peninsula known as “the Rockaways.” Members of the community
and elected officials crowded the rebuilt library to marvel at how
wonderful it looked and to trade memories about the dark weeks following
Superstorm Sandy. Queens Library at Arverne was one of four Queens
Libraries devastated by the October 2012 hurricane. Storm surge 4 feet
high ruined the walls, furniture, computers and all electrical wiring.
The community residents fared much worse. Economically challenged before
the storm, they depended on their library for after school enrichment,
computer access, job skills training, so much more.


Hurricane Damage
The Arverne library – after the hurricane. Read more...
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