It is true, that the 6th Transnational Partner’s Meeting (TPM) of the “BIBLIO-Exchanging ideas on transforming Libraries in the digital age” EU project, was very successful, marking its closing phase. It was a hybrid meeting organized on 28th and 29th March 2023, in Brussels by the ALL DIGITAL (AD) network, Belgian project partner, putting emphasis on the project deliverables, its results and the efforts related to the sustainability aspect.
The BIBLIO project addressed the skills gap in the library/archives sector due to the digital transformation that is changing the role of Libraries.
The DAISSy Research Group of the HOU participated in the TPM and was represented by its Director, Prof. Achilles Kameas and DAISSy’s Project Manager, Ms Fotini Gatomati, who delivered detailed presentations about the completion of specific deliverables. They also provided information about the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of the BIBLIO Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and the e-learning platform, for which DAISSy served as the Leader partner on their design, implementation and maintenance. In addition, they participated actively in all the discussions and announced the organization of the hybrid multiplier event targeting the dissemination of the BIBLIO results and its sustainability, which will be held by DAISSy-HOU, in April 2023, in Patras (Greece).
The meeting was hosted by the ALL DIGITAL (AD) network, Belgian partner, and all ten (10) partners from five (5) EU member-states (Italy, Bulgaria, Latvia, Belgium, Greece), were represented. They used the opportunity to exchange in the most constructive way and to discuss in detail the pending project deliverables and the completion process, emphasizing on the next steps about capitalizing the valuable project results and their sustainability.
The last TPM was linked perfectly with the BIBLIO policy event, that benefited the networking with the European Parliament (EP) – it took place on the 28th March2023 in the morning, and it was hosted by the Luxembourg MEP, Mr. Marc Angel, at his EP office in Brussels, providing the possibility of online participation (via the zoom platform).
The policy event triggered the interest of the EP members, in both the results of the BIBLIO project and the policy recommendations regarding the new roles of the library community in the digital era. The DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University (HOU), joined the event and was represented by Leonidas Papachristopoulos, Librarian at the Distance Library and Information Centre of the HOU (DLIC-HOU), Researcher of DAISSy, who addressed the positive experiences of the Library professionals, who joined the BIBLIO modular educational program in Greece, as well as its valuable impact on their professional development.
- The “BIBLIO: Boosting digital skills and competences for Librarians in Europe” EU project started in November 2019, will be completed in April 2023, and is co-funded by ERASMUS+ (612411-EPP-1-2019-1-IT-EPPKA2-SSA) EU program.
- The DAISSy Research Group of the HOU is the Greek BIBLIO partner and implements the project in cooperation with the Distance Library and Documentation Centre (DLIC) of the HOU, associate partner.
Stay tuned with the upcoming hybrid multiplier event of the BIBLIO project, to be organized by the DAISSy-HOU, in April 2023, in Patras (Greece).
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