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19/11/2013

Latvian national symbol - the Freedom Monument in the NLL digital collection

Rīga. Brīvības pieminekļa atklāšana, 1935. From www.zudusilatvija.lv
Rīga. Brīvības pieminekļa atklāšana, 1935. From www.zudusilatvija.lv
Rīga. Brīvības piemineklis, [193-]. From www.zudusilatvija.lv
Rīga. Brīvības piemineklis, [193-]. From www.zudusilatvija.lv
Rīga. Brīvības pieminekļa fragments. From www.zudusilatvija.lv
Rīga. Brīvības pieminekļa fragments. From www.zudusilatvija.lv
Rīga. Brīvības piemineklis. Tēlu grupa, [193-]. From www.zudusilatvija.lv
Rīga. Brīvības piemineklis. Tēlu grupa, [193-]. From www.zudusilatvija.lv
Latvijas armijas parāde pie Brīvības pieminekļa Rīgā, 1936-11-18. From www.zudusilatvija.lv
Latvijas armijas parāde pie Brīvības pieminekļa Rīgā, 1936-11-18. From www.zudusilatvija.lv
Rīga. Brīvības bulvāris, [194-]. From www.zudusilatvija.lv
Rīga. Brīvības bulvāris, [194-]. From www.zudusilatvija.lv
Rīga. Brīvības bulvāris, [196-]. From www.zudusilatvija.lv
Rīga. Brīvības bulvāris, [196-]. From www.zudusilatvija.lv
Rīga. Brīvības pieminekļa restaurācija, 2000-09-21. From www.zudusilatvija.lv
Rīga. Brīvības pieminekļa restaurācija, 2000-09-21. From www.zudusilatvija.lv
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Celebrating Latvia's Independence Day on 18 November the National Library of Latvia (NLL) invites to take a look in the collection "In Search of Lost Latvia" and view Latvian national symbol - the Freedom Monument at various stages in its history.

25/10/2013

Latvia’s historical sound recordings – a new digital collection of the National Library of Latvia

Latvia’s historical sound recordings – a new digital collection of the National Library of Latvia
Latvia’s historical sound recordings – a new digital collection of the National Library of Latvia
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To mark the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, the National Library of Latvia is launching a new digital audio collection – Latvia’s historical sound recordings: http://audio.lndb.lv/en/

24/09/2013

Some digital library collections will be temporarily unavailable

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!

11/09/2013

Myth and reality at the Europeana Newspapers information day

Myth and reality at the Europeana Newspapers information day
Myth and reality at the Europeana Newspapers information day
Myth and reality at the Europeana Newspapers information day
Myth and reality at the Europeana Newspapers information day
Myth and reality at the Europeana Newspapers information day
Myth and reality at the Europeana Newspapers information day
Myth and reality at the Europeana Newspapers information day
Myth and reality at the Europeana Newspapers information day
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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.

28/08/2013

Europeana celebrates successful "Baltic Way" collection days with 164 memorabilia items digitalized

Photo by Anete Rūķe
Photo by Anete Rūķe
Photo by Anete Rūķe
Photo by Anete Rūķe
Photo by Anete Rūķe
Photo by Anete Rūķe
Photo by Anete Rūķe
Photo by Anete Rūķe
Photo by Anete Rūķe
Photo by Anete Rūķe
Photo by Neil Bates
Photo by Neil Bates
Photo by Neil Bates
Photo by Neil Bates
Photo by Neil Bates
Photo by Neil Bates
Photo by Neil Bates
Photo by Neil Bates
Photo by Neil Bates
Photo by Neil Bates
Photo by Neil Bates
Photo by Neil Bates
Photo by Neil Bates
Photo by Neil Bates
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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.

15/08/2013

Latvians invited to take part in creation of digital map of Baltic Way

Photo by: Anete Rūķe
Photo by: Anete Rūķe
Director of the Special Collections Department of the National Library of Latvia Ineta Kivle. Photo by: Anete Rūķe
Director of the Special Collections Department of the National Library of Latvia Ineta Kivle. Photo by: Anete Rūķe
Head of Communications for Europeana Jonathan Purday. Photo by: Anete Rūķe
Head of Communications for Europeana Jonathan Purday. Photo by: Anete Rūķe
Latvian ambassador of the Europeana 1989 project Sarmīte Ēlerte. Photo by: Anete Rūķe
Latvian ambassador of the Europeana 1989 project Sarmīte Ēlerte. Photo by: Anete Rūķe
Representatives of the Europeana 1989 project in Latvia hold up a map of the Baltic Way. From left to right: Frank Drauschke (Facts and Files), Jon Purday (Europeana), Sarmīte Ēlerte (Ambassador), Ineta Kivle (Latvian National Library), Ivars Prauliņš (organiser of Baltic Way Cēsis phase) and Artis Ērglis (Museum of The Popular Front of Latvia). Photo by: Anete Rūķe
Representatives of the Europeana 1989 project in Latvia hold up a map of the Baltic Way. From left to right: Frank Drauschke (Facts and Files), Jon Purday (Europeana), Sarmīte Ēlerte (Ambassador), Ineta Kivle (Latvian National Library), Ivars Prauliņš (organiser of Baltic Way Cēsis phase) and Artis Ērglis (Museum of The Popular Front of Latvia). Photo by: Anete Rūķe
Photo by: Anete Rūķe
Photo by: Anete Rūķe
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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.

11/06/2013

Europeana 1989 - we made history - European project launched

Europeana 1989 - we made history - European project launched
Europeana 1989 - we made history - European project launched
Europeana 1989 - we made history - European project launched
Europeana 1989 - we made history - European project launched
Latvia project ambassador Sarmīte Ēlerte
Latvia project ambassador Sarmīte Ēlerte
Europeana 1989 - we made history - European project launched
Europeana 1989 - we made history - European project launched
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Europeana has launched a new project titled 'Europeana 1989'. People across Europe are invited to share their experiences, stories and memorabilia from the time of the fall of the Iron Curtain in a digital archive.

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