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Gloria Pérez-Salmerón

Glòria Pérez-Salmerón is the Stichting IFLA Global Libraries Chair from August 30th, 2019 and was Director of the National Library of Spain. She was President of the Spanish Federation of Societies of Archivist, Librarians and Museology 2014-2018 and 2017-2019 President of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. Glòria Pérez-Salmerón was born in Barcelona in 1958, she graduated in Documentation at Escola Universitaria Jordi Rubió i Balaguer in Barcelona and has a postgraduate diploma in Librarianship from the Barcelona University Faculty of Librarianship and Information Sciences. She received a postgraduate degree in "Library Management" from the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. Between 1992 and 2001, Pérez-Salmerón served as the first director of the Casacuberta Central Urban Library of Badalona, coordinator of the libraries in the north of the Barcelonés municipality and delegate at the UNET. Between 2001 and 2005, she was appointed Technical Director of the Network of Municipal Libraries of the Diputació de Barcelona.

In 2005 she became Head of Library Cooperation Service of the Department of Culture and Media at the Generalitat de Catalunya, from which she coordinated the Library System of Catalonia. In 2008, she was elected President of the Spanish Federation of Societies of Archivist, Librarians and Museology, a position she held until September 2010, whilst she was Head of the Office of Assistance in Electronic Administration at the Diputació de Barcelona in which she managed, amongst other duties, the municipal register of 268 municipalities of the province of Barcelona, “the adaptation to the LOPD, the technological development of the OACs and the design and maintenance of the municipal websites if the province of Barcelona. Glòria Pérez-Salmerón is Vice President of the European Bureau of Library and Documentation Associations and member of the Management Committee of The European Library. In July 2010 she was elected Director of the National Library of Spain, a proposal made by the Minister of Culture Ángeles González-Sinde, after consulting the Board of Trustees of the National Library.

Ángeles González-Sinde emphasised her experience in digitalisation projects and stated that she was the perfect person to see the Library “through the transition from analogue to digital”. As Director of the BNE, she elaborated and directed the activities to commemorate the institution’s tricentenary from the end of 2011 to the end of 2012, centred on bringing citizens closer to the BNE. During her time as director she established the drafting of the 29th of July 23/2011 law, the legal deposit and studied and initiated the drafting of the Royal Decree of Legal Digital Deposits as well as creating the National Repository which holds these, she began a Strategic Plan for the 2012-2014 triennial, based on a programme with four main values: quality, austerity and permanent vocation. Under Pérez-Salmerón's management, the BNE developed a project of systematic digitalization of holdings, thanks to a partnership agreement with Telefónica – it foresaw the digitalization of 200,000 book titles between 2008 and 2012.

In those two years, the Iberian American Digital Library project flourished and became a reality in October 2012, during the Association of National Libraries’ General Assembly, with the creation of an access portal to the collections of the American digital libraries. At the end of 2011, the BNE incorporated the World Digital Library, contributing with some of the most important works of its collections, she launched the BNE 2.0 intranet as a horizontal communication tool and the library’s Museum activities, improved the BNE’s presence on the Internet via its website and social media. Together with her team, she worked to achieve the library’s own statute, which facilitated its self-management and leadership abilities at a global level. In January 2012, the new government ratified Glòria Pérez-Salmerón in her role as Director of the National Library of Spain. On 18 February 2013, she was dismissed as Director of the National Library of Spain, she was the President of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions in 2018 and has been President of the Spanish Federation of Societies of Archivist, Librarians and Museology, Vice President of EBLIDA, European Bureau of Library and Documentation Associations.

Amorós-Fontanals, J. Ontalba-Ruipérez, J. & Pérez-Salmerón, G. La intervenció de la biblioteca pública a Catalunya en les polítiques locals d’informació, 1999. En Item: Revista de biblioteconomia i documentació. COBDC pp. 35–60. Amorós-Fontanals, J. Ontalba-Ruipérez, J. & Pérez-Salmerón, G. La información local o comunitaria en los servicios de información de las bibliotecas públicas, 2000. En BiD: textos universitaris de biblioteconomia i documentació. Facultat de Biblioteconomia i Documentació. Universidad de Barcelona. Pérez-Salmerón, G. "Leer en digital en las nuevas bibliotecas del siglo XXI." En El copyright en cuestión - Diálogos sobre propiedad intelectual, 2011. J. Torres Ripa y J. A. Gómez Hernández, Bilbao, pp. 137–142. Gibert Riba, E.. En: Congreso Nacional de Bibliotecas Públicas, 2004, Salamanca, pp. 395–402. Maniega-Legarda, D. Pérez-Salmerón, G. & Guerrero-To

Thrikkovil Sree Padmanabha Swami Kshetram

Thrikkovil - Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, is a Hindu temple with Lord Vishnu as the presiding deity, located at Vallicode village in Pathanamthitta District in Kerala, India. The temple comes under the Travancore Devaswom Board; as per local folklore, it is considered the second one of its kind after the famous Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram. More spectacularly the 10-day festival includes Rupmani Swayambaram. In going with the simplicity and elegant architecture of temples in Kerala, the temple premises here present a serene and spiritual outlook. There is a temple pond adjoining. Pathanamthitta District Temples of Kerala Thazhoor Bhagavathy Kshetram Temple architecture coverage & details in Udayamritham TV program. Sree Krishna Jayanthi Celebrations Wikimapia view of the temple

.sucks (registry)

.sucks is an internet domain registrar company that controls the rights to domains are owned and controlled by the Vox Populi Registry. Vox Populi won the rights gTLD in November 2014. Domains names became available after the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers approved the generic top-level domain name in 2014 and assigned it to Vox Populi Registry Inc. in March 2015. The number of registrations and renewals domains appears to be declining as of domains have generated controversy regarding potential cybersquatting, as individuals could purchase a trademarked domain with bad faith intent to sell the domain at an inflated price. Several celebrities and companies have domains in order to protect their brands from potential exploitation, including Taylor Swift, Apple and Microsoft. As a result of the company's pricing has been criticized for high costs associated with domains.

In 2015, ICANN sent a letter to the U. S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate Vox Populi Registry for illegal and predatory actions; the FTC concluded that Vox Populi did not break any rules, but pointed out that ICANN has ignored several concerns from the FTC on the topic of new domain names

Intze principle

The Intze Principle is a name given to two engineering principles, both named after the hydraulic engineer, Otto Intze. In the one case, the Intze Principle relates to a type of water tower. A water tower built in accordance with the Intze Principle has a brick shaft on which the water tank sits; the base of the tank is fixed with a ring anchor made of iron or steel, so that only vertical, not horizontal, forces are transmitted to the tower. Due to the lack of horizontal forces the tower shaft does not need to be quite as solidly built; this type of design was used in Germany between 1885 and 1905. Water tanks designed on the Intze Principle The method of dam construction invented by Otto Intze was used in Germany at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. A dam built on the Intze Principle has the following features: it is a gravity dam with an triangular cross-section the wall is made of rubble stone with a high proportion of mortar it has a curved ground plan it has facing brickwork on the upper part of the upstream side it has an earth embankment against the lower part of the upstream side, the so-called Intze Wedge it has a cement-sealed upstream face, coated with a layer of bitumen or tar it has internal vertical drainage using clay pipes behind the upstream faceThe purpose of the Intze Wedge is to provide an additional seal in the area of the highest water pressure.

During the 1920s, this type of construction was superseded by concrete dams or arched dams which were cheaper to build. List of dams in Germany Otto Intze and water tower construction Otto Intze and dam construction Intze tanks at

Gustav Jacob Born

Gustav Jacob Born was a German histologist and author. He was the father of Max Born. Born was a native of Province of Posen, he received his education first at the gymnasium of Görlitz, Prussian Silesia, where his father practised as a physician and held the position of Kreisphysicus, afterward at the universities of Breslau, Straßburg, Berlin, graduating as physician from Breslau in 1876. In the same year he was appointed assistant prosector and Privatdozent at the University of Breslau, in 1877 prosector. In 1886, he was elected assistant professor, in 1898 professor of histology and comparative anatomy, at the same university, receiving the Prussian Order of the Red Eagle of the fourth class in the latter year. Born was married twice, his wife Gretchen Kauffmann gave birth to Max and a daughter Käthe, but she died on 29 August 1886. Gustav married a second time. Several technical inventions, as well as new methods in the field of microscopy and embryology, made Born's name prominent in his lifetime.

Among these was a method for reproducing and plastically enlarging small anatomical and embryological objects, described in Zeitschrift für Wissenschaftliche Mikroscopie, vol. v. Ueber das Extremitätenskelett der Amphibien und Reptilien. Nos. 18, 19. "Ueber Verwachsungs-Versuche mit Amphibienlarven," Leipzig, 1897 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Singer, Isidore. "Gustav Jacob Born". The Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls. Gustav V R Born in Spiked Online


Havdhem is a locality situated on the Swedish island of Gotland with 300 inhabitants in 2014. Havdhem is the name of the larger populated area, socken, it comprises the same area as the administrative Havdhem District, established on 1 January 2016. Havdhem is the name of the locality surrounding the medieval Havdhem Church, sometimes referred to as Havdhem kyrkby, it is the name of the socken as well as the district. Havdhem is situated in the central south part of Gotland; as of 2019, Havdhem Church belongs to Havdhem parish in Sudrets pastorat, along with the churches in Näs, Grötlingbo, Eke and Silte. In 1961, Havdhem Municipality initiated a relief work project at Havor hillfort in Hablingbo that lead to the discovery of the Havor Hoard; the annual Havdhem Market is one of the major autumn markets on Gotland. There are five official markets held on the island in August–October: Slite, Havdhem, Kräklingbo and Hemse, each spanning a weekend. Media related to Havdhem, Gotland at Wikimedia Commons Objects from Havdhem at the Digital Museum by Nordic Museum