Meet the global network of Emerging International Voices: young digital experts at their institutions and advocates for the future of libraries.
We asked the participants of the programme how they felt about the state of digital libraries in their home countries.
- Partha Pratim Das - National Digital Library of India and the Covid Pandemic (08.10.2020) (PDF, 817 kB)
- Katie Moffat - Building User Centered Digital Platforms (08.10.2020) (PDF, 2 MB)
- Kathrin Schuster - From a Physical to a Virtual Community Space What is Possible (15.10.2020) (PDF, 841 kB)
- Marie Oestergaard - Public libraries digital community building (22.10.2020) (PDF, 5 MB)
- Harry Verwayen - Public Spaces & Big Tech (22.10.2020) (PDF, 5 MB)
They are young, they are bold and they are connected – and they are the future of our libraries. 22 emerging international voices discuss the role of digital libraries – and digital technologies in libraries – in their countries. Join the discussion and participate in a series of online seminars with the best experts in the field.
The three online seminars will take place on the 8th, 15th and 22nd October 2020 at 1PM - 2 PM CEST and will be open to the public. The seminars will be followed by a 45 minute masterclass with the speakers during which the participants of the Emerging International Voices Programme will have a chance to discuss the subject further. The outcomes of the project will be published on a platform goethe.de/EmergingInternationalVoices as well as IFLA website in the form of statements and articles by the participants as well as a collection of best practice examples of libraries worldwide engaging with their communities digitally.
„Emerging international voices“ is a joint project of the Goethe-Institut and IFLA. Its long-term purpose is to establish an international network of young individuals engaged in library advocacy in their countries. The participants had been chosen by the local Goethe-Institutes in an open call process.