“3i – see, capture, place!”(involving local community into preserving and researching heritage of the parish) Mārtiņš Lagzdons Kursishi Library 30.09.2011
Project was developed during training programme of BMGf Global Library Leader and Innovators Program at the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs (University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign, USA) 12 librarians from different regions of Latvia took part in this training program in the USA which lasted for a month, form September 10 til October 10 in 2010. As a part of this program, three different projects were carried out in Latvia, they were: ◦ 3i – see, capture, place (Ezernieki, Kursishi, Pure, Ugale libraries) ◦ “Library comes to its’ user ” (Aluksne, Klintaine, Ogre, Pededze libraries) ◦ Photovoice strengthens families and activates the society (Broceni, Jerceni, Staicele, Viesatu libraries) Total costs covered by BMGF for each project were 10 000$ .
Project “3i – see, capture, place” is carried out by Ezernieki, Kursishi, Pure and Ugale libraries in cooperation with local communities. The project is performed within the Leader and Innovator Program with the support of Mortenson Center and “Third fathers son” project. Project is managed by state agency “Culture and information systems”. Project is supported by Dagda municipality Ezernieki parish, Saldus municipality Kursishi parish, Tukums municipality Pure and Jaunsatu parish, Ventspils municipality Councils. Duration of the project as from February 2011 until December 2011.
To strengthen the capacity of librarians and potential of involving local society into production of local content in order to display uniqueness of the community. To promote creativity and spending qualitative free time. To display events at the local community in a form or chronics at the libraries’ portal. To develop traditions of local history studies bringing them onto new quality – collection of interactive materials (photos, video). To facilitate volunteer movement at the library work.
Training of the concerned users on filming, making video clips and editing photoes. Equipment purchase (video, audio cameras, TV, DVD player, projectors) for all four libraries taking part in the project. “3i” pilot action – society documents events and local environment. Materials of the local history studies – on the Internet, at the library archive. Arranging photo exhibitions, video clips’ displays. Publicity of the project.
Cooperation between libraries Experience at carrying out international, inter- municipality project. Improving material and technical base of the library. Diversification of the materials on local history studies. Involvment of the society and embodying volunteer traditions. Encouraging of the local patriotism
Improved the cooperation between local athorities and non-governmental organization, the image of the library is fortified. Availability of local community content in the Internet environment for remote users. Colleagues have acquired enough experience and knowledge during seminars for librarians, publications on the Latvian libraries’ portal to open and provide new services for the clients in their local communities.
Project as a facilitator for fresh ideas for further projects (Ugale – video collection, youth project; Ezernieki – possibilities for tourism development; Kursishi – creating a youth area; Pure – photo orienting, digital data base for local history stydies;...) Applying acquired knowledge in the fields outside the project. Using of equipment for other programs and events of the library. Improving of services at the library.
At the libraires portal - www.biblioteka.lv At the local press and homepages. Presentations during seminars and conferences.