Bulgaria

UNESCO Chair on ICTs in Library Studies, Education and Cultural Heritage (1000), established in 2012 at the State University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, Sofia (Bulgaria)

Fields/Disciplines

ICTs in library studies, education and cultural heritage.

Objectives

The specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • carry out research on the use of ICTs in library studies, education and cultural heritage jointly with partners, and propose innovative ethodologies to inform policy and practice in this field;
  • develop education materials related to the use of ICTs in library studies, education and cultural heritage, and provide graduate and postgraduate training to students, researchers and professionals;
  • foster links and cooperation with relevant local and international institutions, as well as facilitate student and faculty exchanges, visiting professorships and scholarships; and,
  • set up a platform for the exchange of ideas, resources and good practices, and help create a virtual community of practice in ICTs in library studies, education and cultural heritage.

Host Institution

State University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (Bulgaria)

UNESCO Chair's web site

Event

Signing ceremony of the agreement between UNESCO and the State University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, Sofia, establishing a UNESCO Chair on ICTs in Library Studies Education and Cultural Heritage (20 November 2012, UNESCO-HQ) 

Partners

Association of university libraries in Bulgaria (AUL)

Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

University Computing Centre, Sofia University

Union of Chitalishta (Municipality Cultural Centres)

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UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Education

 

Contact: Professor Stoyan Dentchev, Rector

The State University of Library Studies and Information Technologies

119, Tzarigradsko Shouse

1784 Sofia, Bulgaria

Phone: +359 (0) 2 971 80 52/ +359 (0) 2 971 80 68

Fax: +359 (0) 2 971 80 52

E-mail: unibit(at)unibit.bg