The "Riga 2014" team has announced a participatory campaign as the central opening event of the European Capital of Culture – it’s "Chain of Booklovers". 2014 will kick off with the opening of the new Latvian National Library building "Gaismas Pils" ("The Castle of Light") to the public.
For technical reasons some digital library collections of the National Library of Latvia will be temporarily unavailable after October 1st:
- Graphics Collection of the Baltic Central Library
- Nonconformism in Graphic Art
- Collection of Latvian and Foreign Ex-Libris
- Collection of Latvian and Foreign Prints and Miniature Prints
- Collection of Latvian Posters
- Collection of Latvian and Foreign Postcards
We apologize for the inconvenience!
On August 22nd Europeana Newspapers information day was held in Riga in one of the central parks at a three story high exhibition tent specially built for Riga European Capital of Culture 2014 information purposes. Around 150 people attended the information day and were informed on the project main results and upcoming European-wide portal of digitized newspapers. During information day a focused discussion was also organized at the same venue. Around 30 people attended the discussion and included both representatives from libraries and archives.
Special Baltic Way memorial days were held on 23-24 August when Europeana, Europe's Digital Library, and the National Library of Latvia invited Latvians to bring their photos and memorabilia from the Baltic Way, and 164 items were brought along to be digitized and preserved for generations to come.
On 20 August at 17.00, everyone is invited to "People's Bookshelf" ("Tautas grāmatu plaukts") opening event at "Rīga 2014" culture and summer house "Esplanāde 2014", with the leading line "Special book at the special place".
Baltic Way Commemoration Days will be held on the 23-24 August from 12:00 till 20:00 at the Esplanade at ‘Riga 2014'. The public are invited to bring their stories and memorabilia from the Baltic Way to be digitised and added to the Europeana 1989 online archive of the fall of the Iron Curtain.