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20/03/2020

Publishers and e-resource providers offer free access to publication collections

Publishers and e-resource providers offer free access to publication collections
Publishers and e-resource providers offer free access to publication collections
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Increasingly, publishers and various e-resource providers – in response to the global emergency and disruption to on-site education caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus – are temporarily offering free access to a variety of specialist publications (including on COVID-19), extensive textbook collections, distance-learning courses, etc.

17/03/2020

Online Library resources and services

Online Library resources and services
Online Library resources and services
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The National Library of Latvia (NLL) is providing remote access to its digital resources and e-services during the state of emergency declared by the Cabinet of Ministers. The NLL Digital Library has 12 collections. In addition, more than 20 full-text foreign subscribed databases, the National Encyclopaedia, as well as lecture, discussion, conference, reading and other audio and video content on NLL social networks are available for study and research purposes.

13/03/2020

European Library Automation Group Conference (ELAG2020) is postponed to 2021

European Library Automation Group Conference (ELAG2020) is postponed to 2021
European Library Automation Group Conference (ELAG2020) is postponed to 2021
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After careful consideration, we have decided to cancel the European Library Automation Group Conference (ELAG2020) which was scheduled to take place on 9-12 June in Riga, Latvia. The Conference is postponed to 2021. Our primary goal is to help ensure the safety and health of conference participants and staff. More details will follow later.

12/03/2020

Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries Conference (DHN2020) is postponed

Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries Conference (DHN2020) is postponed
Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries Conference (DHN2020) is postponed
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After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone the Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries Conference (DHN2020) which was scheduled to take place on 17-20 March in Riga, Latvia. The Conference is postponed to 20-23 October 2020. Our primary goal is to help ensure the safety and health of conference participants and staff.  More details will follow later.

18/02/2020

Latvian Military Cartography exhibition

Latvian Military Cartography exhibition
Latvian Military Cartography exhibition
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The exhibition Latvian Military Cartography – displaying cartographic works prepared for military use since the 17th century – will be opened in the level 6 gallery at the National Library of Latvia (NLL) at 16.00 on 21 February. Over this period, the territory of Latvia has been mapped by the armed forces of Sweden, Poland, France, Germany, the Russian empire, the Soviet Union, Estonia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Latvia. The exhibition is open until 30 December. Entrance is free.

12/02/2020

Public talk by anthropologist Irena Kašparová on homeschooling and notions of childhood

Public talk by anthropologist Irena Kašparová on homeschooling and notions of childhood
Public talk by anthropologist Irena Kašparová on homeschooling and notions of childhood
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On Tuesday, February 25, at 18.00 anthropologist Irena Kašparová will give a public talk titled Life without school: Homeschooling in the context of the Czech Republic and Central Europe. The event will take place in the Baltic Research Centre for East Asian Studies (ASIARES) Reading Room (Level M), National Library of Latvia. Event language: English. Free admission.

10/02/2020

Exhibition "2020: A Perspective on Eternity"

Exhibition "2020: A Perspective on Eternity"
Exhibition "2020: A Perspective on Eternity"
The Orbita text group. Publicity photo
The Orbita text group. Publicity photo
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An interdisciplinary exhibition 2020: A Perspective on Eternity – dedicated to the creation and conservation of the Library's collection – will open at 17.00 on 14 February at the Exhibition Hall on the Level 1 of the National Library of Latvia (NLL). A collaboration between the NLL and the Orbita text group, it will be on display until 26 April. Entrance is free.

29/01/2020

Sociologist Miloš Jovanović on homosexuality and Europeanization in Serbia

Sociologist Miloš Jovanović on homosexuality and Europeanization in Serbia
Sociologist Miloš Jovanović on homosexuality and Europeanization in Serbia
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On Tuesday, February 11, at 18:00 sociologist Miloš Jovanović will give a public talk titled Homosexuality in Serbia: Between Formal Acceptance and Informal Rejection. The event will take place in the Baltic Research Centre for East Asian Studies (ASIARES) Reading Room (Level M), National Library of Latvia. Event language: English. Admission free.

27/01/2020

Registration open for the Digital Humanities conference DHN2020

Registration open for the Digital Humanities conference DHN2020
Registration open for the Digital Humanities conference DHN2020
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After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone the Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries Conference (DHN2020) which was scheduled to take place on 17-20 March in Riga, Latvia. Our primary goal is to help ensure the safety and health of conference participants and staff. The Conference is postponed to autumn 2020. More details will follow later.

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