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Anna Ioannidou

Co-founder, Limassol Int'l Book Fair; Founder,; poet

Anna Ioannidou is one of the founders at Limassol Int’l Book Fair. Since 2021, she practices Counseling and Psychotherapy, while she has studies in English Language, Psycholinguistics, Human Resources and Counseling & Psychotherapy. In 2022, she published her first poetry collection Apotipomata (Armida Books) which was shortlisted for the State Literature Awards in the category “Young Writer 2022”.

Since 2016 she runs the Poetry and Literature blog “Apotipomata”


Anna has worked for 8 years at Heart Group where she was the Head of Partnerships and Communication at Reflect festival for 4 years. Reflect is the largest technology and innovation festival organized in Cyprus. 


Katerina Fragou

Agent, founder, Iris Literary Agency

Catherine Fragou was born in Athens, studied French Literature in the University of Athens, Comparative Literature in Paris X Nanterre and Translation in Paris VII Jussieu. She had courses in History of Art and Sociology of Art at EHESS. 


She created Iris Literary Agency in 1995 and represents Greek and Cypriot authors worldwide and international publishers in Greece. She works also as a primary agent.

She translates from French and she has edited three short story books. She has been an agent for Greek artists when she used to live in Paris. In 2017 she worked for the National Library of Greece, being responsible for the list of books of the public lending sector.She is always expanding her agency and since 2023 deals with film rights for her authors.


Iris Literary Agency represents international publishers in Greece and Greek authors worldwide. The interests of the agency vary from fiction to non-fiction books, from reference to academic and from children to comic and graphic novels. Iris Literary Agency also advises Greek and international publishers on their special needs and new projects.  

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Theo Votsos

Translator, cultural journalist

Theo Votsos, born in Stuttgart in 1966 as the son of Greek migrant workers, works as a freelance translator of Greek and German literature. He also works as a film and literature editor for various print and online media. He studied political science, sociology and philosophy in Konstanz and Tübingen. In 2001 his comprehensive study on Antonio Gramsci's concept of civil society was published by Argument Verlag. His published translations include the works of numerous classical and contemporary Greek authors, e.g. by Jannis Ritsos, M. Karagatsis, Stratis Myrivilis, Alexis Panselinos, Vassilis Papas, Helene Varopoulou, Agoritsa Bakodimou, Lila Konomara, Christos Chryssopoulos and others, on the one hand, Robert Walser, Jeremias Gotthelf, Gottfried Keller, Adolf Muschg, Paulus Hochgatterer, Eugen Ruge, Nelle Neuhaus, Timur Vermes, Lucy Fricke and others. on the other hand. He lives between Cologne, Germany, and Thessaloniki, Greece. In Cologne, between 2001-2017, he has been involved in various projects in the free cultural scene, e.g. worked as a program officer for the Cologne Mediterranean Film Festival and as managing director of the intercultural theater and cultural center "Bühne der Kulturen". Since 2008 he has been working exclusively as a freelance literary translator and culture editor and in this capacity regularly enjoys working stays of several weeks in writers' and translators' houses in various European countries. He also works as a freelance film and literary critic.

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Anne Bergman-Tahon

Director, Federation of European Publishers (FEP)

For the last several years, Anne has worked to support the European publishing community through her role as Director of the Federation of European Publishers. She actively participated in discussions throughout the adoption of the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive representing the views of the book industry. Anne is a medieval historian by training coupled with a legal degree in issues pertaining to IP law. She unsurprisingly loves reading, but also going to art shows and exhibitions, watching ballets, movies or listening to concerts.


Stavros Christodoulou

Author, journalist, EU Prize for Literature winner 2020

Stavros Christodoulou was born in 1963 in Nicosia, Cyprus. He studied law in Athens and went on to become a journalist. His first novel, Hotel National, was published by Kalentis Publications in Athens in 2016. Kastaniotis Editions in Athens published his books The Day the River Frozen (2018) and Three Fields of History (2022). His new novel Black Flamingo will be published in 2023 by Kastaniotis Editions.


He won the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) in 2020 and the Cyprus State Literature Prize in 2019 for his book The Day the River Frozen, His books have been translated into various languages and his short stories have been included in anthologies and collective works like the French anthology Le Grand Tour: Autoportrait de l'Europe par ses écrivains (Éditions Grasset, 2022).

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Sherif Bakr

General Manager, Al Arabi Publishing and Distributing

Sherif Bakr has worked in publishing since 1997. He has worked in Al Arabi Publishing and Distributing for 26 years now. Al Arabi Publishing and Distributing was founded in 1975. In the last 13 years Al Arabi started the series #Different_Books with over 400 titles from 65 countries. 


He has worked as General Secretary of the Egyptian Publishing Association where he was responsible for the Development and e-publishing committee for 4 years. Bakr has also been elected three times as a member of the Freedom to Publish committee in the International Publishing Association (IPA), and he has been a member of the Book and Publication Committee of the Supreme Council of Culture in Cairo, and of the Egyptian Export Council for Printing, Packaging, Paper, Literary and Artistic Works. He has been a speaker and lecturer at many conferences and book fairs.

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Nathan Hull

Chief Strategy Officer, Beat Technology

Nathan Hull is CSO at Beat Technology powering audiobook and ebook services for the publishing industry. Beat is the pulse within market leaders Skoobe (DE), Fabel (NO), Fluister (NL), Audiotribe (RO), Volume (PL), Adlibris (SE & FI) and Jukebooks (GR). Prior to Beat, Nathan launched the curated Dutch service Bookchoice in 9 markets and was Chief Business Development Officer at Denmark’s Mofibo launching in two further markets prior to its purchase by Storytel. Notably Nathan was also Penguin Random House’s Digital Product Director, with strategic responsibility for its award-winning digital portfolio and innovation strategy working closely with the likes of Stephen Fry, Jamie Oliver, Jeff Kinney, and Roald Dahl’s estate. As well as having spoken and moderated at major publishing and technology events in over 25 countries, Nathan has also mentored start-ups in 12 countries and consulted for the likes of New York Public Library and the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development.


Andrey Mishenev

CEO and co-founder, ABP Publishing and Booka

Andrey Mishenev studied as engineer-physicist at National Research Nuclear University (MEPHI) in Moscow and early on in his career turned to digital projects for books and education as a serial entrepreneur. He co-founded and served as Chief Development Officer at, an educational videos production and distribution service, and as CEO at Bookee, a digital books distribution service. Based today in Limassol, Cyprus, he is the CEO of three companies he has co-founded: ABP Publishing, an audiobook production company in European languages; LoudBook, which specialises in audiobook production and distribution; and Booka, a platform with with educational e-books for children from 0 to 9.

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George Andrew Zannos

Managing Director, Greek Collecting Society for Literary Works (OSDEL)

Since 2016 George Andrew Zannos has been the Managing Director of the Greek Collective Management Organization OSDEL (in the field of reprography). He has extensive experience in the field of intellectual property, especially in relation to the cultural sector. He studied law in Germany (University of Freiburg) and Greece (University of Athens) and went on to obtain an LL.M in Intellectual Property from UCL (London). Since 1989 has been a member of the Athens Bar Association with rights of audience before the Hellenic Supreme Court. In his professional practice as a lawyer he has represented many important music authors, organizations such as the Union of Greek Composers, the Collective Management Organizations ERATO (performers) and OSDEL (reprography), the Orchestra of Colours, the Camerata of Megaron, BSA (Business Software Alliance), recording companies, publishers, film producers, and others. He has also served as legal counsel (advisor) in the Office of the Greek Minister of Culture (2009-2012) coordinating the Minister’s legal team and contributing to policy issues in the field of copyright and culture and has sat on the Boards of the Greek National Opera, Greek Public Radio and Television (ERT) and the Greek Film Festival.


Nopi Chatzigeorgiou 

Coordinator of Thessaloniki Book Fair, Hellenic Foundation for Culture

Nopi Chatzigeorgiou has been working in the book industry (cultural management and communication) since 1997. After studying philosophy, philology, (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), and theater she collaborated for five years with Kastaniotis Editions; after that she worked at the National Book Center of Greece (EKEBI) as a Press and Communication manager. Since 2014, she is working as the Coordinator of the Thessaloniki Book Fair and the Greek participation in international book fairs around the world at the Hellenic Foundation for Culture (which succeeded EKEBI).


Hera Ioannou-Emilianides

Director, Hippasus Publishing

She has been involved in publishing since 2015 when she took over as the director of Hippasus Editions. She graduated from the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and holds an LLM from the University of Leicester. She taught at the Law School of the University of Nicosia in the years 2015-16, 2016-2017, and 2018-2019, and is one of the founding members of the portal ‘’Δικαιοσύνη’’. She is a Partner at the law firm A & E. C. Emilianides, C. Katsaros & Associates LLC and she is the Partner of the litigation and corporate department.  She is a Board Member of the Cyprus Bar Association since October 2023.


Evi Triantafyllides

Founder & CEO, Worldwide Buddies

Evi is the founder and author at Worldwide Buddies - a boutique publisher that creates picture books and toys that celebrate diversity. One of her books, "The Book of Cultures", is amongst the 10th most backed children’s book campaigns on Kickstarter. Through Worldwide Buddies, Evi has worked on international licensing deals with various publishing houses, including Scholastic, Psichogios and Penguin India. Worldwide Buddies’ books and toys are currently distributed by Ingram Publisher Services and the line can be found in places such as Nordstrom, WHSmith and B& In 2024, Worldwide Buddies will be the exclusive book publisher of PBS' latest animated show. 

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Mina Charalambous

Director, University of Nicosia Library; Board member of Cyprus Libraries Consortium

Mina Charalambous is Director of the University of Nicosia Library and the Library at the University's School of Medicine. Her educational background includes a bachelor's in communication studies and a master's in library science. She has spent the past 30 years in the field of librarianship and, since 2011, in the field of administration. She  has served on EBSCO's advisory board since 2010. Additionally, she has served on the board of directors of the Cyprus Library Consortium (CALC) since 2018. She was also the CALISP (Cyprus Association of Librarians and Information Scientists) organizational secretary from 2008 to 2012, and as of this year, she is the CALIS (Cyprus Association of Librarians and Information Scientists) secretary of international relations.


Andreas K. Andreou

Ηead of the Library's Information Systems and Technologies Department, University of Cyprus Library

Andreas K. Andreou (Andreas Kapandreou) is a librarian and writer. He studied Librarianship, Information Sciences and Educational Sciences (Continuing Education). He works at the University of Cyprus as the head of the Library's Information Systems and Technologies Department. He is a member of the Council of the University of Cyprus, a member of the Board of the Hellenic Spiritual Club of Cyprus (EPOK), while he was also president of the Cyprus Association of Librarians and Information Scientists (CALIS). In 2010 he co-authored, together with Filippos Tsimpoglou, the Strategic Development Plan of the Cyprus Library: from reality to ideal, through the possible. He is also the author of five literary books. His works have been translated and published in other languages.


Prodromos Alabritis

Member of Parliament 

Member of the House Standing Committee on Educational Affairs and Culture

From 2021, Prodromos Alabritis is a member of parliament in the Electoral District of Larnaca, elected with DISY. He was born in Larnaca in 1982. He obtained a degree in Educational Sciences from the University of Cyprus. He continued with postgraduate studies in Educational Leadership at the European University and in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Cyprus. Until his election to his parliamentary position, he worked as a primary school teacher.


Marios Zervas

Director, Cyprus University of Technology Library; Vice-President, Cyprus Libraries Consortium (CALC)

Marios Zervas is the Library Director at the Library of the CUT since November 2006. He has promoted policies and actions that have contributed to the internationalization of the Library. Through the creation of the digitization laboratory, he has developed partnerships with local institutions for the digitization and preservation of significant collections of Cypriot cultural heritage. Since 2018 he is the Vice President of the Consortium of Cyprus Libraries and a member of the negotiating team. He is a member of the EUA Group of Negotiators and the Springer Advisory Committee. His research interests, in addition to open access, include information literacy and school libraries.

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Barbara Aristidou

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

Barbara Aristidou since 2001 has a graduate degree in Librarianship and Information Science from the Higher Technological Institute of Athens. In 2009 she acquired her MBA degree from the University of Nicosia. After completing her studies she has held librarianship positions, in such organizations as the University of Cyprus Library (Cataloguing department) and the Cultural Services of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture. Since 2007 she is the head of the Cataloguing department of the Cyprus University of Technology Library. Her duties involve the supervision and development of the cataloguing systems and policies used by the CUT Library (Millennium and KOHA). In addition she has a fundamental role in the promotion and development of the School Union Catalogue Project.

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Dr Christos Kyriakides

Cyprus State Archivist

Cyprus State Archivist. He graduated from the Department of History and Archeology of the University of Cyprus, from which he also received (2015) the title of Doctor (Ph.D. in Modern and Contemporary History). Earlier (2005) he received his Master degree (MA) in Modern Greek Studies at King’s College of London. His research interest focuses on the political and economic history of Cyprus during British rule, with an emphasis on the history of the Legislative Council. Member of the Editorial Team and Publication Coordinator of the six-monthly review Η Δέλτος. He participated in various research projects of the University of Cyprus and was a collaborator of the Parliamentary Standing Committee for the “Cyprus File”. 


Petros Papapolyviou

Dean of the School of Letters; Associate Professor, Department of History and Archaeology, University of Cyprus

BΑ at the Faculty of Philosophy with specialization in Historical Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1983). PhD at the Department of History and Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1997). His research interests and writings mainly focus on the Contemporary Greek History (World War II, Occupation and Resistance, Civil War, Greek National Claims) and on the political and social history of Cyprus from 1878 to 1974 (British Colonial Rule, Enosis Movement, Liberation Struggle 1955-1959, Cypriot Volunteerism, Turkish invasion of 1974).

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Michalis Kalamaras

Co-curator, Limassol Int’l Book Fair Conference; publishing consultant; Head of Marketing and Content, Partner, Thinking; founder,

Michalis, with studies in Greek philology, has more than 15 years of experience as a book professional. Since 2013, he works in consulting, digital marketing and content development at Thinking, an Athens-based technology and design agency providing digital services and products for the book industry in Greece and abroad. Since its inception in 2022, he is co-curator of the Limassol Int’l Book Fair Conference in Cyprus. He founded (“e-reader” in Greek), in 2008, a news and analysis website on digital editions, ebooks and audiobooks, and the digital transformation of the book industry. He has participated in conferences and seminars including FutureBook, ReBoot Books, SIDT Books, Readmagine, Digital Publishing Summit and Let’s Talk!, and he has attended the London Book Fair, Bologna Children’s Book Fair / BolognaBookPlus, Frankfurt Book Fair and Thessaloniki Book Fair. He is a member of the Network for the Research on Typography and Publishing (DETE) and of PEN Greece.


Chrysothemis Armefti

Senior agent, 2 Seas Agency

Chrysothemis Armefti was born in Paphos, Cyprus. She pursued Comparative Literature at the Paris Diderot University and later completed her studies in International Publishing Management at the University of Stirling, Scotland. Her career journey began with various internships and marketing roles in the publishing industry, and a non-profit cultural association that she founded in Portugal. In 2015, she realized her lifelong dream when she secured a position at 2 Seas Agency, where she collaborates closely with the agency's founder, Marleen Seegers. Her role at 2 Seas Agency revolves around selling foreign rights, a task that requires her to attend numerous book fairs annually and actively participate in literary events and fellowships. Chrysothemis remains at the forefront of the ever-evolving world of literature, dedicated to connecting authors and their stories with readers around the world.

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Nenad Bogdanovic

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

With over 20 years of experience in international cultural cooperation and EU cultural and youth funding programmes, Nenad Bogdanovic is Planning and Development Coordinator at the Organisation for European Programmes and Cultural Relations (OEPCR). In that capacity, he serves as Head of Creative Europe Desk Cyprus, National Contact Points for “Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values” (CERV) programme and New European Bauhaus. Also, he serves as Focal Point of the Cyprus national member of the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) and similar global initiatives operated by the OEPCR. 


Haris Ioannides

Co-founder, Limassol Int'l Book Fair; publisher, Armida Books; Board member, Cyprus Publishers Association

Haris Ioannides (51) grew up in Nicosia, Cyprus and studied in Canada and the US. He has been in charge of Armida Books for over 22 years. He has dedicated his professional life to promoting Cypriot authors overseas, with Armida now boasting several titles in translation in over a dozen languages. He is also one of the founders of The Limassol Int'l Book Fair and a member of the board of the Cyprus Publishers Association.

Established in 1997, Armida is a multiple award-winning indie publisher based in Nicosia, Cyprus. Armida publishes intelligent contemporary Fiction and distinguished Non-Fiction of the highest standard, by both local and international authors, with a focus on the Eastern Mediterranean region. After receiving the EUPL prize in 2011, Armida became and has since remained one of the leading exporter of literary rights of Cypriot Greek literature overseas. 


Hari N. Spanou

Author, EU Prize for Literature 2023 Special Mention

Born in Cyprus, in 1964, she graduated from the Pancyprian Gymnasium and studied Medicine in Salonica. She works as a physician in Nicosia. From early on her vivid imagination was coupled with writing - she lives in her mind equally as in ‘reality’. She contemplates that laborious observation, exploring, even imagination is common both in Medicine and Literature; an attempt to comprehend human condition. She published her first book of fiction in 2015 (shortlisted for the Shorts stories and Novella State award) followed by a novella in 2018 and a novel in 2022. Twice divorced, she has three adult children. She presently lives with her two cats, Rho and Hermes, tends to her flowers and herbs and lives in a flat full of books. She reads more than she writes. Up until 1974, she was sure that she would become a ballerina – she was thrilled by dancing and ballet. That same year, the Turkish invasion took place while she was summering with her family in Kyreneia, her grandmother’s birthplace. The first troops landed 500 meters away, they survived; others did not. Her grandmother continued to nurture her with the stories  of their seamen ancestors.


Carlo Carrenho

Publishing consultant, Carrenho Publishing Consulting

Carlo Carrenho is a publishing consultant based in Sweden. He was the founder of book trade media PublishNews in Brazil and Spain. He recently joined a partner in his home country Brazil to launch Pop Stories, an audiobook company. Majored in Economics at the University of São Paulo and a Radcliffe Publishing Course graduate, Carlo accumulates almost 30 years as a book publishing professional. He loves to interact, to network and to learn from people. This is why he loves to be a co-organizer of Reboot Books, a mixture of conference, think tank and community. 


Along his career, Carlo focused on digital developments in the publishing industry and also on new business models. He held executive positions in companies such as Thomas Nelson (Brazil), Ediouro (Brazil) and Word Audio Publishing International (Sweden). He has also consulted for companies in Brazil, Germany, Finland, Spain, Argentina, Canada and the US. Currently his consulting activities are more focused on audiobooks and Print on Demand for European companies. 


Carlo lives in the idyllic town of Trosa in Sweden with his wife Carla and two kids. He loves movies, books, traveling and just sit at the piers of his town and contemplate.

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Hanife Içten

Key Account Manager for English-Language World, Cyprus, Greece & Türkiye, Frankfurt Book Fair

Hanife was born in a village near Kütahya, Türkiye, close to Aizanoi. She came to Germany at 9 months old and considers herself a cosmopolit and a Greek by heart. She lived in Cologne until University and she studied at Münster, Cardiff (Wales), Strassburg and Frankfurt am Main. Hanife holds a Masters in English Philology and loves reading in German, English and Turkish. She Started working for Frankfurt Book Fair in the year 2000. Since 2017 she has been responsible for customers from the English-language world, Greece, Türkiye and Cyprus. She lives currently on a remote German island in the North Sea, where no cars or other vehicles are allowed.


George Poutos

Managing Director and co-founder, JukeBooks

George Poutos is the co-founder and Managing Director of JukeBooks and an experienced executive in managing both traditional and digital products and services. He studied Economics and Computing in London and has worked in large Greek organizations such as Cosmote, Eurobank, Diageo and Public. He was lucky enough to "experience" the birth of the internet in the beginning of his career and participated in the establishment of the IAB Hellas and Greca associations. He has a special relationship with the book industry, having crossed paths with it on two occasions, before JukeBooks.


Mirella Batziania

BiP manager of

Mirella Batziania was born in 1968 and attended studies in the IT field. For 22 years she worked as a freelancer in sales and sales training. Since 2014, she has been working at OSDEL, the Greek Collective Management Organization for literal works, and is currently responsible for the content and management of the Books in Print database,

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Constantine Papadopoulos

C.E.O., Dioptra Publications

He was born in Canada to Cypriot parents, his origins are from two villages just outside of Limassol. He came back to Greece with his family in 1974, just before the invasion in Cyprus. He has a bachelor's degree in computer science and postgraduate degrees in computer networks and business administration. After working in IT, he started working officially in Dioptra Publishing from 1997, even though he was close to the publishing house from childhood. Since 2007, he has taken over as CEO of the publishing house from its founding father, George Papadopoulos.


Giorgos Georgallides

Managing Director, PERIZITITO (Cyprus) LTD / Bookstore TOTELiO

George Georgallides studied Civil & Environmental Engineering in the UK. After completing his MSc in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics at Imperial College London, he worked for business consultants in the UK, before moving to Greece to work on several construction projects of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.


An MBA course that he completed in 2005 proved to be a major changing point in his life and business career. In 2006 his love for books and his business passion led him to create his own company. He founded PERIZITITO, an e-commerce company based in Athens, which started as an online bookshop, and has become over the years a major distributor of Greek and Cypriot books and other publications, to all over the world. During the Covid-19 pandemic, he founded the brand TOTELiO, which is a new online bookshop of the company targeted solely for retail customers.


With more than 15 years as a book professional, George has extensive experience across eCommerce, Sales, Digital Marketing and Logistics in the book industry. He regularly visits many of the major International Book Fairs around the world, where he meets with current and prospective customers, suppliers and other business partners and establishes sustainable and profitable relationships within the B2C & B2B environment.


Chrysostomos Moyseos

Founder, Peridiavasi bookstore

Chrysostomos Moyseos, 33 years old, comes from Aradippou. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Political Science, specialising in International Relations from the University of Cyprus. He is married and the father of twins. 


Since 2014 he has been working in the publishing industry at his Peridiavasi bookstore. Since 2022 the bookstore also has an e-shop and in the last few years it is also active in wholesaling, distributing books from a number of publishing houses in the Cyprus market. Moreover, he prepares for his next professional step with the relocation of the bookstore to a renovated privately-owned building in Livadia, Larnaca.


Apostolos Kouroupakis

Journalist, Kathimerini newspaper

He was born in Chania, Crete, and obtained his undergraduate degree from the Department of History at the University of Trieste in Italy. He furthered his academic pursuits by earning a Master’s degree in “Methodology on Criticism and Publication of Historical Sources” from the Ionian University (Corfu). He holds a PhD in medieval history, from the Department of History at the University of Cyprus. Journalist in the newspaper Kathimerini (Cyprus) and holds the position of editor-in-chief for the cultural insert of Kathimerini. Furthermore, he provides editorial guidance as an adviser to the magazine Niochoritiki Phoni, published by the Community Council of the occupied community of Neo Chorio Kythrea.

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Elena Diomidi-Parpouna

Acting Director, University of Cyprus Library; board member, Cyprus Libraries Consortium (CALC)

Elena Diomidi-Parpouna holds a Library and Information Science degrees (BSc and MSc) and a Master in Business Administration (MBA). She has been working at the University of Cyprus since its establishment and she is currently leading the University Library as the Acting Library Director. She has been the link between the library and the architects (The Ateliers Jean Nouvel) of the new and monumental library building known as “Stelios Ioannou” Learning Resource Center. She has engaged the University of Cyprus Library in local and European projects as well as actively promoted the establishment of the Cyprus Library Consortia (CALC).

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Andreas Chatzithomas

Μember, Cyprus Library Advisory Committee

Γεννήθηκε στη Λευκωσία το 1950. Τελείωσε το Παγκύπριο Γυμνάσιο και ακολούθως σπούδασε Ιστορία και Αρχαιολογία στο Εθνικό Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών. Εργάστηκε ως καθηγητής σε σχολεία της Μέσης Εκπαίδευσης. Από το 1989 μέχρι το 1994 διατέλεσε Διευθυντής της Κυπριακής Βιβλιοθήκης. Διετέλεσε επίσης Διευθυντής σε σχολεία της Μέσης Εκπαίδευσης. Είναι Πρόεδρος της Βιβλιογραφικής Εταιρείας Κύπρου, Πρόεδρος του Κυπριακού Συνδέσμου Τεχνών και Επικοινωνιών (ΚΥ.ΣΥ.Τ.Ε.) και Πρόεδρος του Συμβουλίου «Στέγης Γραμμάτων και Τεχνών Λευκωσίας». Υπήρξε Μέλος του Συμβουλίου της Ευρωπαϊκής Πρωτεύουσας «Πάφος 2017». Επιμελήθηκε πολλές εκδόσεις ιστορικού και λογοτεχνικού περιεχομένου (8 τόμοι Ιστορία της Κύπρου κ.ά.). Εξέδωσε ποιητικές συλλογές (βραβείο Κώστα Μόντη), βιβλιογραφικές εργασίες, ευρετήρια περιοδικών, μονογραφίες και μελέτες. Έχει δημοσιεύσει άρθρα και κριτικές των εικαστικών και του βιβλίου σε εφημερίδες και περιοδικά. Είναι εκδότης του περιοδικού Τεχνών και Πολιτισμού «ΔΙΟΡΑΜΑ».

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Pani Skitini

Librarian, Digital Culture and New Technologies Unit, Deputy Ministry of Culture

Pani Skitini is a librarian at the Digital Culture and New Technologies Unit of the Ministry of Culture. She graduated from the Department of Library Science of TEI Thessalonikis with postgraduate studies in Business Administration at the University of Nicosia. She is responsible for the coordination, library support, training and collection development of the Cyprus Libraries. She is a member of the project team for the creation of the National Cultural Heritage Repository of Cyprus. Her activities include actions and collaborations with various institutions for the promotion of Cyprus Libraries.


Panagiotis Themistokleous

Officer, Open University of Cyprus Library

Panagiotis has been working as Librarian at Open University of Cyprus since 2006. He holds a Bachelor in Librarianship (2003) and Master Degrees in Continuing Education (2010), MBA (2017) and Public Management (2020). Alongside with his daily duties as a Librarian, he also collaborates with a Research Center in the specific field of Bibliographic Documentation and Metadata Management for specific Research Projects. In addition, he was consecutively a member of the board at Librarian’s Union for the last 10 years, serving in various positions and representing the Union in several actions, inside and outside Cyprus.

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Vasiliki (Sylvia) V. Koukounidou

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

Sylvia Koukounidou is a University officer and holds the position of the coordinator of the Digitization and Archives office of the University of Cyprus Library. 

She has a BSc in Archives, Library Science and Museology (Ionian University) and an MBA with concentration in MIS - Management Information Systems. She is currently a PhD candidate. Since 2004, Sylvia has participated in many projects of the University of Cyprus Library related to archival management (analogue and digital forms). In addition, since 2011 she is acting as the OpenAIRE National Open Access Desk and she has been actively involved in several European funded projects related to Open Science policies and other aspects. Due to her expertise she is representing the University of Cyprus in European and local networks and working groups related to Open Science.

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Μimis Sophocleous

Academic, Academic Director, Historical Archives and Research Centre of Limassol


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