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 Wales story so far
- Dirt, inergen gas and students – it’s all in a day’s work!
- 50 years of service to the world of books in Wales
- Spotlight on Museums 2011
- A Museums Strategy for Wales: the story so far
- Access all areas
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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 important aspect of the Libraries Inspire strategy (2012-16). Investing in the workforce will help improve the quality of services for customers.
For full details, please read the document here (scroll down for the Library Workforce Develoment Grants document). The path is CyMAL website / Grants / Innovation and Development Grants 2012-13/ Library Workforce Development Grants.
If you have any queries please contact Alyson (email@example.com) or training and development adviser Denise Lavis (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 0300 062 2111.
The Libraries Inspire Delivery Plan for 2012-13 is now available.
The Delivery Plan outlines specific actions and targets relating to deliver the priorities in each section of Libraries Inspire. It is a dynamic document and will be revised to reflect new priorities which arise during the duration of the Framework. It will also provide an opportunity to highlight the work carried out by the library sector.
Download: Libraries Inspire Delivery Plan
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 Innovation and Development scheme. The closing date for applications is 23rd January 2012.
More information from: http://libalyson.wordpress.com/2011/11/25/2012-13-cymal-grant-schemes-open/
Libraries Inspire: The strategic development framework for Welsh libraries 2012-16
Libraries Inspire outlines CyMAL’s plans to work in partnership with the library in sector in Wales.
Public, educational, and workplace libraries, are at the heart of their communities. The very reason for their existence is to inspire and assist people to make a positive difference to their lives. Libraries contribute to the social, educational, cultural and economic wellbeing of the people of Wales.
This strategy describes how CyMAL will maintain and develop new innovative services to meet the needs of the people of Wales over the next 5 years.
Download in English
Llyfrgelloedd yn Ysbrydoli: Fframwaith strategol ar gyfer datblygu llyfrgelloedd Cymru 2012-2016
Download in Welsh
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 the first time, and lots of other things.”
Read more at: http://libalyson.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/whizzy-revamped-website-for-welsh-libraries/
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The official launch of CyMAL’s new strategy is 7th November in Treorchy library, Rhondda Cynon Taf, with the Minister for Housing, Regeneration and Heritage. There will be an online version of the strategy on the CyMAL website shortly.
Alyson Tyler has written a short blog post to explain current projects and programmes – see http://libalyson.wordpress.com/2011/10/25/your-guide-to-several-l-words/
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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 Action Plan 2011-13. Our strategic vision for the “Sharing Library Services Programme” is to enable access to the collective resources and services of a virtual academic library for Wales.
Our ambition is that the Programme will have direct impacts on individual learners and/or citizens, learning institutions and Wales as a vibrant knowledge economy;
- Individuals will be able to exploit the shared services delivered directly to them,
- learning institutions (across the sectoral boundaries) will find it easier to collaborate for learning, teaching and research and
- Wales will have a visible platform for access to knowledge within & to Welsh businesses as well as showcasing the knowledge created in Wales to economic and political partners.
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.
Summary of responses to the Libraries Inspire consultation is now available on the Welsh Government website: http://wales.gov.uk/consultations/cultureandsport/librariesinspire/?lang=en