Libraries and Learning
The 15 November marks “Courage Day” in New Zealand, recognising writers who defend the right to free speech, and those who suffer oppression and imprisonment because of their writing.
#metkids is an imaginative way for kids to explore the world of art from Metropolitan Museum of Art collections.
Curated by Roger Smith, of Wellington based cartography firm Geographx, Unfolding the Map – The Cartography of New Zealand looks at the history of cartography in New Zealand, tracing its development from pre-European times through to the modern digital era of GPS and interactive mapping.
According to accounts from the US and UK, eBook sales are falling, and print sales rising. Two leading newspapers - the New York Times and The Guardian (UK) - are reporting on declining ebook sales, and rising sales of physical books.
How does your library measure up? Are we behind or ahead in an international context? IFLA's 2nd edition of its School library guidelines, released June 2015, draws on contributions from a wide international library community.