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Welcome to this quarter's action packed NLSA News. The overriding theme of this quarter is partnerships. Together with our partners and stakeholders we have engaged in a number of activities. As the saying goes 'together we can do more'. We invite you to read about some of our highlights.

In celebrating South Africa's 20 years of democracy, the NLSA received an ANC Centenary books donation of 300 books for distribution to libraries. We announce Mzansi On-line, the new name of the Global Libraries Pilot Project. Also read more about the RDA workshops, organised by the NLSA.

The Centre for the Book and NLSA Book Club (Cape Town campus) hosted an Out to Lunch session with Marlene Winberg. In October CFB will host the 2014 5th Funda Mzantsi Championship in partnership with the Department of Correctional Services. The South African Literary Classics Project embarked on a process of translating indigenous language literary classics into different indigenous languages. We celebrated International Literacy Day in partnership with Iziko South African Museum in Cape Town together with book club members from a variety of schools. We also celebrated the Heritage Festival with Central Library, Cape Town.

The annual LIASA conference is a highlight on the library and information services calendar. Read about the 16th Annual LIASA Conference that was held from 22-26 September 2014 in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, at the Birchwood Hotel and O R Tambo Conference Centre with the theme 'Celebrating libraries in 20 years of democracy: continuing the dialogue…' Also read about CFB's poster presentation at the conference.

Have you ever wondered where are all the stories? Book blogger and literary advocate, Bontle Senne, examines this topical issue.

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Anita Shaw, Editor


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