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Virtual LET’S TALK meetings challenge participants to leave their comfort zone

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, libraries lost the opportunity to interact directly with their visitors. This only seemed to further encourage creativity of the librarians and made some activities more flexible. Most libraries are currently trying to provide as many remote services as possible by keeping in touch with the existing users and attracting….. Read More

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More library reading rooms re-open from May 25th

We would like to inform you that more library departments start issuing publications and some reading rooms are re-opening from May 25th . The library users are welcome to attend and read publications at the departments and rooms listed below: Lending Department; Main Reading Room; Region’s Cultural Heritage and Informational Publications Reading Rooms (except Periodicals….. Read More

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Lithuanian cultural heritage: nearly 13 000 images to be digitised in 2020

The Regional Digitisation Department of the library provides free scanning service of cultural heritage items (old publications, newspapers, manuscripts, photographs) to public libraries and memory institutions of Panevėžys and Utena municipalities since 2016. In 2019, nine public libraries and four memory institutions of Panevėžys and Utena municipalities used this service; they scanned 6578 images (from….. Read More

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Lithuanian libraries are utilising 3D printers to support medics

Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library joins other Lithuanian public libraries for a kind mission – printing protective equipment for medical professionals using a 3D printer. After testing and improving different models ‘Robotikos mokykla‘ (eng. ‘Robotics School’) developed a simple and functional design of protective face shields in collaboration with Lithuanian engineers and medical professionals….. Read More

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Library conversations: Olivera Krivošić, Serbia

Panevėžys county Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė public library has developed many partnerships with European libraries. Recognising that the present time is an exceptionally good time to reconnect and establish closer relationships with colleagues from abroad, we decided to start a new column “Library conversations”. Here is an interview with our dear colleague Olivera Krivošić from The Matica….. Read More

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National Library Week Begins

The tradition continues, but this year National Library Week in Lithuania is different. As libraries are closed due to quarantine, the celebrations are taking place online. This year the main theme of the National Library Week raises a question: „How did we change in 20 years?“ Library communities are invited to share their experience, photos,….. Read More

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Explore electronic resources

Learn about the electronic resources and access useful materials. Everything from electronic books to music recordings – keep yourself up to date. Open Research Library combines all Open Access book content in one place. It is designed for easy discovery and user-friendly navigation. EBSCO Publishing offers research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, e-books and discovery service….. Read More

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Information on COVID-19 and the Global Library Field

Libraries around the world face difficult challenges when deciding what services to offer for their visitors and how to comply with their visitors’ needs. In many countries, libraries are temporarily closed, some are restricting their services. Governments have different approaches: while some oblige all libraries to close, others state that the work must continue. There….. Read More