Tag: CyMAL

Welsh Information Literacy Project conference

A conference to mark the conclusion of the Welsh Information Literacy Project will take place at Glyndwr University, Wrexham on Thursday 26 March.  The event is free but places are limited and need to be booked in advance by emailing

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Libraries: “vital role” in Wales says review

An excellent summary by Alyson Tyler, of the recently published review of Welsh public libraries.

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Cardiff Metropolitan University Library wins CyMAL Marketing Innovation Award

Cardiff Metropolitan University Library Services have scooped a national award in the Welsh Libraries and Archives Marketing Innovation Awards 2014 – receiving a trophy and £500 prize for the promotion of their ‘I love DocDel’ initiative, part of the Document

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Latest edition of CyMAL magazine now available

Featuring news and articles from the museum, archive and library sector in Wales, the CyMAL magazine is published twice a year. In this issue you will find the following articles: Transforming children’s lives Discovering, contributing and sharing: the People’s Collection

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Bursaries to improve your library skills

Thanks to Alyson Tyler for this notification. As in previous years, CyMAL is providing a variety of grants to librarians in Wales to help improve the skills, qualifications and confidence of the library workforce in Wales. Workforce development is an

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2012-13 CyMAL grant schemes open

The CyMAL grant paperwork is now available and the schemes are open for applications from libraries (and museums and archives) in Wales for 2012-13 projects. Libraries in Wales can apply for grants in a range of priority areas within the

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From Alyson Tyler: “The long-running libary portal in Wales (librarywales.org) has had a big revamp, redesign, refresh. It’s now a lovely blue colour, has user-friendly wording (e.g. ‘find a book’ rather than Cat Cymru) and also features book reviews for

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Sharing services

A successful bid by WHELF to CyMAL: Museums Archives Libraries Wales has funded a feasibility study into shared library management systems. This is seen as a potential area to drive further collaboration and forms a key part of the WHELF

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CyMAL’s latest magazine published

Worth a look at the new CyMAL magazine: http://wales.gov.uk/docs/drah/publications/110905cymalmag11en.pdf Major articles from Peter Keelan and Janet Peters on Cardiff Rare Books and Alan Vaughan Hughes on Welsh Newspapers and Journals Online … plus a profile of Lorna Hughes.

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Marketing Innovation Awards 2009-2010

Many libraries in Wales run innovative activities, often with limited resources. These awards aim to celebrate the valuable work that library staff undertake to bring library services to new audiences and to develop new activities for existing users. The awards

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