Books and Lit­er­acy: yes­ter­day, to­day, to­mor­row

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An in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ence coor­gan­ised by the Na­tional Book Coun­cil, the Depart­ment of Li­brary In­for­ma­tion and Ar­chive Sciences of the Univer­sity of Malta, and the Malta Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion As­so­ci­a­tion (MaLIA) will be held on 12 Novem­ber at the MCC.

This one-day event is part of the ac­tiv­i­ties of the Na­tional Book Fes­ti­val in Malta. It ex­plores the tra­di­tional re­la­tion­ship be­tween books and lit­er­acy within the con­text of the evo­lu­tion of pub­lish­ing – and the ever ex­pand­ing un­der­stand­ing of what lit­er­acy means within the mod­ern tech­no­log­i­cal en­vi­ron­ment and the knowl­edge econ­omy. How the dif­fer­ent novel lit­era­cies – dig­i­tal, me­dia, and vis­ual to name just a few, in­ter­play with the tra­di­tional lit­er­acy? Are we, the ed­u­ca­tors, au­thors, pub­lish­ers and li­brar­i­ans, do­ing our best to sup­port the young gen­er­a­tion along this mul­ti­fac­eted lit­er­acy world to­day? Aimed at pub­lish­ers, li­brar­i­ans, ed­u­ca­tors, aca­demics and any­one who is en­chanted by books and knowl­edge, the con­fer­ence will ex­plore th­ese ques­tions bring­ing to­gether ideas from Bri­tish and Mal­tese speak­ers.

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