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Programme

In memory of Filippos Tsimpoglou (1956-2023), Director of University of Cyprus Library (1999-2014), General Director of National Library of Greece (2014-2023)

 

08:30-09:30: Registration and reception

Registration will be open throughout the day

09:30-09:45 Welcome remarks

  • Anna Ioannidou, Co-founder, Limassol Int’l Book Fair; Founder, Apotipomata.com; poet

  • Michalis Kalamaras, Co-curator, Limassol Int’l Book Fair Conference; publishing consultant; Head of Marketing and Content, Partner, Thinking; founder, eAnagnostis.gr

 

9:45-13:00 Mapping the challenges of Cypriot libraries

Co-organised with Cyprus Association of Librarians – Information Scientists (CALIS) and University of Nicosia Library

 

Welcome remarks: Theodora Petrou, President, Cyprus Association of Librarians – Information Scientists (CALIS); Librarian, University of Cyprus Library
 

9:45-10:45 Cyprus Library: Challenges and opportunities

  • The imperative of a modern national library for the Republic of Cyprus

  • The opportunity of the new building for the reorganisation of the Cyprus Library

  • The Cyprus Libraries Network and the role of the Cyprus Library

Talk: Andreas K. Andreou (Andreas Kapandreou), head of the Library's Information Systems and Technologies Department, University of Cyprus Library: “From reality to the ideal, through feasible: a forgotten proposal for the reorganization and development of the Cyprus Library

Panel discussion​​

  • Prodromos Alambritis, Member of Parliament, Member of the House Standing Committee on Educational Affairs and Culture

  • Andreas Chatzithomas, member, Cyprus Library Advisory Committee

  • Elena Diomidi-Parpouna, Acting Director, University of Cyprus Library; board member, Cyprus Library Consortium (CALC)

  • Moderator: Apostolos Kouroupakis, Journalist, Kathimerini newspaper

 

10:45-11:00 Break

 

11:00-12:00 The imperative of a Collective Catalogue for the Cyprus libraries 

  • Current integrated and union catalogues of libraries in Cyprus

  • The needs of the general public and the researchers

  • Challenges and opportunities of a collective catalogue

  • Next steps, coordination, technical issues

 

Talk: Marios Zervas, Director, Cyprus University of Technology Library; Vice-President, Cyprus Library Consortium (CALC): “The dynamics of collective catalogues through collaborative actions in Cyprus

 

Panel discussion

  • Pani Skitini, librarian, Digital Culture and New Technologies Unit, Deputy Ministry of Culture

  • Barbara Aristidou, Head of the Cataloguing Department, Cyprus University of Technology (CUT)

  • Panagiotis Themistokleous, Officer, Open University of Cyprus Library

  • Moderator: Mina Charalambous, Director, University of Nicosia Library; Board member of CLC (Cyprus Libraries Consortium)

 

12:00-13:00 Archives in Cyprus: From preservation to digital usability 

  • Their role at conservation, preservation and usability 

  • From current services to new digital projects 

  • The needs of the research community

  • Exploitation for culture and education

 

Talk: Dr Christos Kyriakides, Cyprus State Archivist: “Cyprus State Archives: Preserving the past, with the glance into the future” 

 

Panel discussion

  • Sylvia Koukounidou, Archivist, librarian, museologist; Coordinator of Digitisation and Archives Office, University of Cyprus Library; OpenAIRE NOAD

  • Petros Papapolyviou, Associate Professor, Department of History and Archaeology, University of Cyprus

  • Μimis Sophocleous, Academic, Academic Director, Historical Archives and Research Centre of Limassol

  • Moderator: Mina Charalambous, Director, University of Nicosia Library; Board member of CLC (Cyprus Libraries Consortium)

 

13:00-14:00 Lunch break & networking

 

14:00-16:00  Paths to get published and translated: agents, translators, grants and prizes

Co-organised with Creative Europe Desk Cyprus

 

14:00-15:00 Selling/buying rights and getting published in Cyprus and abroad

  • Best practices for selling and buying rights

  • What is the role for agents in facilitating publishers and authors

  • How translators mediate books across cultures

  • The long term goal of building professional networks

 

Panel discussion

  • Katerina Fragou, agent, founder, Iris Literary Agency

  • Chrysothemis Armefti, senior agent, 2 Seas Agency

  • Theo Votsos, translator, cultural journalist

  • Moderator: Michalis Kalamaras, Co-curator, Limassol Int’l Book Fair Conference; publishing consultant; Head of Marketing and Content, Partner, Thinking; Founder, eAnagnostis.gr

 

15:00-15:15 "EU funding opportunities through Creative Europe programme for publishers, writers and translators"

  • Presentation by Nenad Bogdanovic, Planning and Development Coordinator, Head of Creative Europe Desk Cyprus, Organization for European Programmes and Cultural Relations (OEPCR)

 

15:15-16:00 Not just another book prize: the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL)

  • Circulation and translation of literature, creativity and diversity in Europe

  • Success stories and means of promotion of EUPL winners

  • The new structure of EUPL

 

Panel discussion

  • Nenad Bogdanovic, Planning and Development Coordinator, Head of Creative Europe Desk Cyprus, Organization for European Programmes and Cultural Relations (OEPCR) 

  • Anne Bergman-Tahon, Director, Federation of European Publishers (FEP)

  • Haris Ioannides, Co-founder, Limassol Int’l Book Fair; publisher, Armida Books; Board member, Cyprus Publishers Association

  • Hari N. Spanou, author, EU Prize for Literature 2023 Special Mention

  • Moderator: Stavros Christodoulou, author, journalist, EU Prize for Literature winner 2020

 

16:00 - 16:30 Break 

 

16:30 - 18:00 New horizons: the Arab book market, audiobooks

 

16:30-17:00 “Getting to know the Arab book market: trends in publishing and bookselling”

  • Talk by Sherif Bakr, General Manager, Al Arabi Publishing and Distributing

  • Moderator: Carlo Carrenho, publishing consultant, Carrenho Publishing Consulting

 

17:00-18:00 Audiobooks: From an international trend to audiobooks in Greek

  • The continuous growth of the audiobook markets

  • Business models and content for audiobooks

  • The inauguration of audiobooks in Greek

 

Panel discussion

  • Carlo Carrenho, publishing consultant, Carrenho Publishing Consulting

  • Nathan Hull, Chief Strategy Officer, Beat Technology

  • Andrey Mishenev, CEO and co-founder, ABP Publishing and Booka

  • Giorgos Poutos, Managing Director and co-founder, JukeBooks

  • Moderator: Michalis Kalamaras, Co-curator, Limassol Int’l Book Fair Conference; publishing consultant; Head of Marketing and Content, Partner, Thinking; Founder, eAnagnostis.gr

 

18:00-18:30 Break

 

18:30-20:30 Networking and reimagining the Cypriot book market

 

18:30-19:00  “Collective management of rights in text and image works for book creators and publishers”

  • Talk by George Andrew Zannos, Managing Director, Greek Collecting Society for Literary Works (OSDEL)

  • Moderator: Michalis Kalamaras, Co-curator, Limassol Int’l Book Fair Conference; publishing consultant; Head of Marketing and Content, Partner, Thinking; Founder, eAnagnostis.gr

 

19:00-19:30 Networks and book fairs: From Limassol to Thessaloniki to Frankfurt

  • The role of book fairs for building networks of book professionals at home and abroad

  • The cooperation of the international book fairs of Limassol, Thessaloniki and Frankfurt

  • The open call to the Cyprus book market by the Thessaloniki Book Fair and the Frankfurt Book Fair

  • Best practices for successful participation in the international book fairs

 

Panel discussion

  • Hanife İçten, Key Account Manager for English-Language World, Cyprus, Greece & Turkey, Frankfurt Book Fair

  • Nopi Chatzigeorgiou, Coordinator of Thessaloniki Book Fair, Hellenic Foundation for Culture (HFC)

  • Moderator: Anna Ioannidou, Co-founder, Limassol Int’l Book Fair; Founder, Apotipomata.com; poet

 

19:30-20:30 The next generation of Cypriot publishers and booksellers 

  • New booksellers and publishers in Cyprus

  • Reimagined content and business models

  • The challenges and opportunities of generation change 

  • Women participation and leadership

 

Panel discussion

  • Hera Ioannou - Emilianides, director, Hippasus Publishing

  • Evi Triantafyllides, Founder & CEO, Worldwide Buddies

  • Giorgos Georgallides, Founder & MD, PERIZITITO / TOTELiO bookshop

  • Chrysostomos Moyseos, Founder, Peridiavasi bookstore

  • Constantinos Papadopoulos, publisher, Dioptra Publications

  • Moderator: Michalis Kalamaras, Co-curator, Limassol Book Fair Conference; publishing consultant; Head of Marketing and Content, Partner, Thinking; Founder, eAnagnostis.gr

 

20:30 Cocktail reception & networking

Free admission for Limassol Int’l Book Fair Conference attendees.

Workshops

Queen Eleanor Hall

 

Saturday 18 November, 10:00-12:00

EU Creative Europe programme: Collaboration and funding opportunities for literature professionals and how to apply successfully

Organised by Creative Europe Desk Cyprus

 

A 2-hour workshop on EU-wide collaboration and funding through Creative Europe programme, including a step-by-step guide on how to identify relevant calls and documentation and how to apply successfully.

 

Special registration is needed (free admission)


Saturday 18 November, 14:00-15:00

Libraries and Library Science in Literature 

Speaker: Andreas Κ. Andreou 

Organised by the Cyprus Association of Librarians – Information Scientists (CALIS)


 

The presentation is about the influence and the inspiration that various authors had from libraries. At the CALIS (ΚΕΒΕΠ) stand you can see a small exhibition of books referred to libraries. The exhibition is a small part of Marios Sokratous (Phillips University Librarian) collection.

 

Special registration is needed (free admission)

 

Sunday 19 November, 11:00-13:00

The books-in-print database osdelnet as a distribution tool for books in Greece and Cyprus

Speaker: Mirella Batziania, BiP manager of osdelnet.gr

Organised by the Greek Collecting Society for Literary Works (OSDEL)

 

A 2-hour workshop on why and how publishers and booksellers from Cyprus can upload and maintain metadata on their books to οsdelnet. Moreover, on how booksellers in Greece and Cyprus can use Greek metadata in their bookshops to host up-to-date and accurate information.

 

Books-in-print database osdelnet hosts metadata on more than 300,000 books from more than 4,600 publishers in Greece and Cyprus. Osdelnet is a project of the Greek Collecting Society for Literary Works (OSDEL)

 

Special registration is needed (free admission)

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