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21/03/2013

The extent of Newspaper Digitisation in European Libraries

As part of the Europeana Newspapers project, which aims to aggregate and refine of newspaper content as part of the freely accessible online service Europeana, The European Library undertook a survey to identify and analyse all newspaper collections digitized by national, research and public libraries in Europe by 2012.

08/03/2013

Marquise’s pencil: Women in Latvian printmaking (1970-1990)

The exhibition of original work, "Marquise’s pencil: Women in Latvian printmaking (1970-1990)", can be viewed in the Small Exhibition hall at the National Library of Latvia (NLL, 5th Floor, 14 K. Barona Street). The exhibition features Lolitas Zikmane’s, Jeļenas Antimonova’s, and Neles Zirnīte’s prints.

21/02/2013

From the castle of light to Stendhal’s handwriting: The ambassador of Italy' visits the national library

From left: Katalin Schoninger (Ambassadors wife), V.E. Giovanni Polizzi (Ambassador of Italy to Latvia), Andris Vilks (NLL Director), Andrea Laudanna (Technical Director of the “National Association of Builders”), Domenico Argiro. Photo by: Viktorija Moskina
From left: Katalin Schoninger (Ambassadors wife), V.E. Giovanni Polizzi (Ambassador of Italy to Latvia), Andris Vilks (NLL Director), Andrea Laudanna (Technical Director of the “National Association of Builders”), Domenico Argiro. Photo by: Viktorija Moskina
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This week the Ambassador of Italy to Latvia H.E. Giovanni Polizzi visited the National Library of Latvia building site together with his partner and several Embassy representatives. The National Library of Latvia (NLL) Director Andris Vilks and his colleagues, among them Andrea Laudanna, the Italian born technical Director of "Nacionālā Būvkompāniju apvienība" (the "National Association of Builders") escorted The Ambassador through the new Library building – the Castle of Light.

07/02/2013

Architect Gunnar Birkerts has been nominated for the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal 2013

The new National Library of Latvia building. Photo: Janis Dripe
The new National Library of Latvia building. Photo: Janis Dripe
Gunnar Birkerts. Photo: Janis Dripe
Gunnar Birkerts. Photo: Janis Dripe
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News has reached Latvia that architect Gunnar Birkerts has been nominated for the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal 2013 and stands as on of the final candidates for this prestigious award. It signifies the international recognition and high acclamation for his years of creative work, among them the National Library of Latvia building.

16/01/2013

Einstein and Early X-Rays Feature In New Virtual Exhibition

Tvaika kuļmašīnas lokomobile, [192-], www.zudusilatvija.lv, Latvia
Tvaika kuļmašīnas lokomobile, [192-], www.zudusilatvija.lv, Latvia
Various types of steam-driven vehicles and flying machines, 1829, Wellcome Library
Various types of steam-driven vehicles and flying machines, 1829, Wellcome Library
Double cylinder press, c. 1890, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Netherlands
Double cylinder press, c. 1890, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Netherlands
Marie and Pierre Curie (centre) in their laboratory, Paris, 1900, Wellcome Library
Marie and Pierre Curie (centre) in their laboratory, Paris, 1900, Wellcome Library
Hispano Olivetti a gift that retains its value, 1930, National Library of Spain
Hispano Olivetti a gift that retains its value, 1930, National Library of Spain
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Handwritten correspondence with Albert Einstein and videos of 1930s operating theatres: these and hundreds of other notable scientific personalities and achievements from the 19th and 20th centuries are now on display in Science and Machines, a new featured collection from The European Library.

19/12/2012

"Leaving Europe: A new life in America"

James Well Champney. First sight of New York Bay - arrival of a European steamer (1877). Source: NYPL Digital Gallery
James Well Champney. First sight of New York Bay - arrival of a European steamer (1877). Source: NYPL Digital Gallery
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To mark the beginning of a unique digital collaboration, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and Europeana are pleased to announce the launch of Leaving Europe: A new life in America. The all-new virtual exhibition tells the story of European emigration to the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries.

13/09/2012

Launch of the Europeana Newspapers project

Europeana Newspapers
Europeana Newspapers
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A group of 17 European partner institutions have joined forces in the "Europeana Newspapers" project to, over the next 3 years, provide more than 18 million newspaper pages to the online service Europeana. Europeana is a single access point to millions of digitised books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records sourced from throughout Europe.

07/05/2012

A postcard from Hitler – Europeana shares extraordinary stories of WW1

A bottle containing a richly decorated wooden crucifix. Made by a Russian prisoner of war in Slovenia
A bottle containing a richly decorated wooden crucifix. Made by a Russian prisoner of war in Slovenia
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What connects a life-saving Bible, a crucifix in a bottle and a postcard from Hitler? Web portal Europeana has collected and shared these extraordinary personal stories of World War 1 from across Europe.

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