11th Croatian Conference on Public Libraries: “Public Library Network – Cooperation in the Development of Digital Services and Public Presentation”
The National and University Library in Zagreb is organising the 11th Croatian Conference on Public Libraries, which will take place from 11 to 13 October 2017 in Crikvenica. The Conference’s co-organisers are the Croatian Library Association and Crikvenica Town Library, with the National and University Library in Ljubljana (Narodna in univerzitetna knjižnica Ljubljana) and the Slovenian Library Association (Zveza bibliotekarskih društev Slovenije) acting as partners.
The Conference’s theme is Public Library Network – Cooperation in the Development of Digital Services and Public Presentation and its programme will accordingly provide insight into various theoretical and practical issues concerning public libraries’ online services and viable models of connecting public libraries in the online environment, along with addressing issues concerning the strengthening of cooperation between public libraries in joint projects and their linking through a system of portals and dynamic websites at the national level. Examples of practice of libraries from other countries will also be presented and opportunities offered for establishing international cooperation.
The programme will also cover issues associated with the digitisation of library resources, setting up of digital collections, digital content management, creation of virtual exhibitions, acquisition and management of e-publications and e-books, development of e-culture, development and integration of library information systems, library cooperation by linking through portals, both national and international, and dynamic public library websites making widely available – both to library users and online visitors – information on a particular library, its resources, projects, programmes, events, and all other activities.
The Conference will also present various national programmes and campaigns, as well as several EU-funded projects aimed at the modernisation and renovation of public libraries, provision of new and improvement of the already existing services in the digital environment and the development of e-librarianship in Croatia.