The article presents and analyses selected digital humanities projects and research initiatives in which libraries and other heritage institutions participate actively. These ambitious global projects supplement the existing knowledge on general and specific social and cultural-historical phenomena in the field of written cultural heritage with the help of web-based applications, tools and the collaborative location-independent research approach.
As part of its mission in the Slovenian librarianship sphere, IZUM puts great emphasis on education and training. Today’s way of life is very information- and technology-oriented, and e-learning with its online access to contents can additionally improve information literacy and also the quality of lifelong learning as a basic human right.
In recent years, encouraging early reading and developing literacy as an important competency for lifelong learning, success in education and life in modern society have become an increasingly important topic among experts and scientists of various profiles. One begins to realise that this complex pedagogical and psychological activity, if it is to be implemented efficiently and effectively, requires adequately competent providers and creators and suitable programs to be developed for this purpose.
The paper deals with the history, operation and organization of the Library and Information Association of New Zealand (LIANZA). It shows the general characteristics and development of the Association and its role in the social, cultural and economic life of New Zealand.
Libraries account for about 7 % of the total information market, which in terms of quantity makes them a significant part of this market. The roles they have been performing for centuries and for which they have been paid tremendous amounts of money, are in this modern world put under question.
In this paper, the author gives a brief review of basic needs and possibilities challenging the way modern libraries operate. The development of the information society and the informatisation of a part of man’s work have caused libraries to transform into public communication and information services.