Public library development project "Trešais tēva dēls"

Suhanenkova, Silva and Mozulcika, Gunita and Veitas, Agnese Public library development project "Trešais tēva dēls"., 2008 . In 17th annual BOBCATSSS symposium (Bobcatsss 2009), Porto (Portugal), 28-30 January 2009. (Unpublished) [Conference paper]


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In the fall of 2006, the Latvia received 16,2 million US dollars from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), for development of Latvia’s municipal public libraries. The grant given to Latvia is the first outside of the Americas and the first in the Eurasian continent. All means are used to develop Latvian public libraries in the fields of information and communication technologies. The aim of the project was to ensure free access to computer and internet connection in all Latvian public libraries, to train librarians to work and to train library users to work with the new equipment and software, as well as use the electronic signatures and other innovative library activities. In essence, the project is cooperation between BMFG, the government and the local authorities.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: library, information professional, librarian, new technologies
Subjects: G. Industry, profession and education. > GE. Staff.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DC. Public libraries.
L. Information technology and library technology
Depositing user: 2009 Bobcatsss
Date deposited: 31 Mar 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:14


Public library development project “Trešais tēva dēls”. Retrieved October 2, from:

Rutka, Aiga. Reflecting libraries in the Latvian press in 2005 and 2006. University of Latvia, Social Science faculty, departament of Library and Information Science, Riga : 2007.


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