The Lang Library: A priceless treasure

The Lang Library, is one of the oldest public libraries in western India. It was established in the year 1856 in Rajkot, a city in the present-day state of Gujarat. The library has undergone many changes in its nomenclature, and is currently called as Arvindbhai Maniyar Library. It was set up in the memory of […]

Multilingualism and Literature

Recently, I read the article ‘Lost in Translation: On fostering a conversation between languages’ by Kylie Maslen. Being from Australia, a monolingual and quite isolated country, it covered a topic I had never really been faced with – the decision on whether to write, publish or speak in a particular language. Reading this article, I […]

Sustainability and libraries: the academic library perspective

In June 2016, the Academic Libraries 4 conference, held in Hong Kong, focussed on a theme of sustainability. The conference program held a wide range of presentations on the theme of sustainability, from green initiatives to web archiving, to how to ensure traditional reference and enquiry services can be scaleable and sustainable. While the conference […]

Artist’s Books: Opening a New World of Creativity

Artist’s Books are works of art that utilize the form of the book but transform it into something else. At times they are also called Altered Books, but in either event, what is produced is often an amazing visual re-imagining of the book (or books) themselves. They are mediums of artistic expression that use the […]

Bridging the Digital Divide

As people working in the information industry, the ‘digital divide’ is an important issue that many of you will be aware of. The concept refers to the gap between those with opportunities to access information and communications technologies (ICTs), such as the internet, and those without such access (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). While […]

#welcometomydesk: Agnes Koreny in Budapest, Hungary

Today’s #welcometomydesk comes from Agnes Koreny the ILN Ambassador for Hungary: This is a photo of my workspace, a beautiful old style office and a desk of a graceful shape. The reason for this is that our headquarters and parts of our central library are situated in an old baroque palace building. (Here you can have […]

The year in my library: Cate Carlyle

Today’s post comes from the ILN’s Ambassador for Canada, Cate Carlyle. Thanks Cate! The Curriculum Resource Centre at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax Nova Scotia is my home away from home, 5 days a week, from 8:30am to 4pm. The centre, affectionately known as the “CRC”, is open to all but mainly serves Child […]