IThèque is proud to subscribe to the “1% digital solidarity” principle set up by the
Global Digital Solidarity Fund (DSF) of Geneva. Thus, our company makes a commitment to pay 1 % of its transactions in the FSN, what contributes to reduce the digital fracture. From now, iThèque, our digital library carries the label of the digital solidarity.

The Global Digital Solidarity Fund is a worldwide foundation of financing working to :

· reduce the digital fracture
· put information and communication technologies (ICTs) at the service of human development
· build a united and including information society

The DSF intervenes in priority in the least advanced countries, by financing community-based development projects making use of ICTs. The DSF is funded through an innovative financing mechanism specifically designed to reduce the digital divide: the “1% digital solidarity principle ”

Our Vision : “The Digital Solidarity Pact”
In September 2000, the Heads of State and Government gathered in New York for the United Nations Millennium Summit adopted the eight Millennium Development Goals, (...). The deadline set for attaining these goals was 2015.

Initiation of The Chiclayo French Alliance to new learning tools for French language

iThèque is happy to offer a catalogue of cultural works based on a numerical loan. We would like to thank warmly Mr. Luis Mendoza, Director, and the teachers of French as a foreign language, and the trainers for their role in facilitating the use of this service by the students.

The catalogue is to be used for:
- completing the Mediatheque, Videotheque and Audiotheque physical catalogues
- develop the organization’s efforts
- offer the students a teaching service of both quality and efficiency
- support self-apprenticeship of the language and of communication
- offer a tool at the Information and Communication Technology level (ICT)
- integrate the ICTs in the learning of French as a Foreign Language (FFL).

iThèque numerical library together with its pedagogical partners offer a lot of cultural works with many products to animate a classroom: audio and electronic books, music, videos and games on the culture of Quebec and France through monographs and themes.

iThèque promotes oral competency through new teaching practices at school. The platform also answers the new approaches to didactic FFL. Training will benefit from these new resources and will adapt them to the proper students.

Teachers will be able to use in class an interactive device allowing projections on a computer screen which has an undeniable impact on the apprenticeship. Such a projection increases the students participation in a classroom and also their motivation and desire to learn. Through this method, animation techniques can be controlled and the participants’ imagination developed, facilitating the exchange between the teacher and his students.

iThèque proposes an instrument to practice and improve the French Evaluation Test (FET) at the exam level, verifying the communication competence, would it be written or oral French in different life situations. It is a plus for all the ones who are interested in the French international world communication.

In the ICT integration for the learning of FFL, access to iThèque as a designer of learning contents represents a very advantageous tool for the students who are motivated to continue exploring and learning a foreign language and become integrated in that culture. The French culture universe, one of the first known world-wide, is now available through iThèque’s creativity and broadcasting of many sites.

Come and discover Quebec through its various facets and photos taken by many artists.

IThèque gives a very warm welcome to the University Women of the Sacred Heart-UNIFE of the city of Lima, Peru. This organization is the first Latin American university within our subscribers, which has decided to subscribe to the service to offer the catalog iThèque to members of the library's Program Translation and Interpretation.

The involvement of this institution is very important because it offers its students a catalog consisting of electronic books (ebooks), audio books, videos, music and more in French and English language. This additional service is essential to the self-learning of language through reading and listening to audio books. The goal is to train competent professionals in Translation and Interpretation Program, ensuring that their students have a communicative competence-speech, translation and interpretation in three languages: Spanish, English and French.

IThèque proposes a great quantity of audio books which are being more and more popular around the. Within the wide variety of ebooks and audio books we have: novels, short stories, classical novels, health, spirituality, business, poetry, biographies, social sciences, and so on.
The publishers Select, Coffragants, the Naxos USA, and the French editor Livrior and Wordiz are part of our catalog.

We commend the staff of the library and the Faculty of the University for dedicating the time necessary to learn iThèque and to initiate their students to the service.

Universidad Femenina del Sagrado Corazón – UNIFE
Lima, Pérou

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Appel aux artistes de la relève et des pratiques émergentes
Faites du « Réseautage » aux Journées de la culture 2007
Artistes de la relève et des pratiques émergentes, nous avons besoin de vous ! Nous sommes à la recherche d’une quinzaine d’artistes allumés (et avides de nouvelles rencontres) qui s'impliqueront dans la réalisation d'une activité que souhaite organiser Culture Montréal dans le cadre des Journées de la culture 2007.
Comme le thème des Journées, cette année, porte sur la collaboration et l’innovation, nous désirons provoquer des rencontres inusitées entre les jeunes gens d’affaires et les artistes de la relève et des pratiques émergentes, qui modèlent, chacun à leur façon, le Montréal de demain.
Ainsi, l’activité « Réseautage » consistera en des « blind dates culturels » (et professionnels) qui auront lieu pendant les Journées de la culture, du 28 au 30 septembre.
Grâce à un pairage effectué par Culture Montréal, des artistes de la relève et des pratiques émergentes accompagneront un ou deux jeune(s) entrepreneur(s) à une activité culturelle dont ils auront convenu au préalable. L’activité proposée par l'artiste pourrait être, à titre d’exemples: une visite exclusive d’atelier, une introduction à une discipline par le biais de la pratique, un accompagnement particulier à l’une des activités des Journées de la culture, etc. Ces jumelages offriront aux jeunes gens d’affaires une expérience unique puisqu’ils auront, grâce à vous, l’occasion d’apprendre les dessous d’une discipline, d'interagir avec un artiste, et qui sait, d'entrevoir de possibles collaborations entre leur entreprise et le milieu artistique. Les artistes, pour leur part, auront l’opportunité de partager leur passion, de faire découvrir des pratiques et des lieux artistiques parfois méconnus et de découvrir une sphère d’activité à travers les yeux d’un jeune entrepreneur. Intéressé-e ?
Communiquez rapidement avec Karine Landry, coordonnatrice de projets, (514) 845-0303, poste 25

iTheque is now trilingual.
From now, iTheque is also available for English and Spanish users and we are really happy to share our convenient and enjoyable service with a considerably increased number of library users from all around the world.
And so, either you speak French, English or Spanish, Allow us to proudly say to each and everyone of you:

Bienvenue à iThèque, Welcome to iTheque, Bienvenido a iThèque
The Internet library refreshed its style by getting a new look, choosing a new, improved ergonomic style while keeping the Zen side of its personality!
We also invite you to discover the new functionalities of the iTheque V3.3!

..The iTheque Radio giving the option to listen to different musical genres :
_French pop
_Pop rock

..The public playlists
Create your own personal playlist and share it with other users by making it public
Thanks to you, many other subscribers will be able to make amazing discoveries and open themselves to many different horizons.

We would like to say welcome on iTheque to the four newly subscribed libraries following:
Toulouse library
Orléans library
Viroflay library
Ivry-sur-Seine library

Because we believe that iTheque will expand because of the ever-growing participation of more and more librarians and their subscribers, we invite them to contact us and write their commentaries that we will frequently publish in the news section.

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Nouveau film documentaire sur iThèque: Autres regards sur l’Iran
La projection aura lieu le 24 avril à 16h00 à la médiathèque Fellini, 240 rue de l’Acropole, Montpellier. Entrée libre

Ce film de 53 minutes est une production entièrement indépendante, dégagée des contraintes qui pèsent souvent sur le documentaire destiné aux chaînes de télévision. L’idée qui a présidé à sa réalisation était de mieux appréhender la réalité iranienne, trop souvent réduite aux images sensationnalistes de l’intégrisme. Nous avons cherché à donner la parole aux Iraniens sur des sujets quotidiens, tels que l’argent, les relations amoureuses, la vision de l’occident, l’émigration, la pratique personnelle de la religion. Nous espérons, au travers des images et des idées qui s’expriment, amener à prendre conscience des clichés qui formatent les esprits, d’un côté comme de l’autre.

Autres regards sur l’Iran

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iTheque offers the first French-speaking multimedia platform of secured online loan of musical artworks, audio books, electronic books, videos and games.

iTheque offers online loan service and multimedia listening post. Both of these aspects are dynamically conducted and managed by the librarians, through interactive & user-friendly management tools, allowing them to optimize iThèque to their own good will.

Users can enjoy going through a real virtual media library, available internally at the library or at home using any computer connected to Internet. Available artworks can be read or listened online or can be directly downloaded. Thanks to a unique solution of digital rights management (DRM), the artworks can’t be duplicated or dubbed. In addition, they cannot be consulted after a specified period of time.

iTheque puts forward to an original cultural content of quality complementing the existing physical libraries’ catalogues.

Via iTheque, users can have the opportunity to discover sounds, images and texts from the entire world; it is another way to broaden their cultural background by promoting the access to knowledge and culture.

iTheque also offers libraries to put their own content online, creating a specific service to meet their subscribers’ demand, allowing the promotion of the local cultural scene.

iTheque is available continuously, seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. iTheque is a remote service of proximity: it promotes the use of the remote access for people with physical disabilities, to easily support and distribute the information by consolidating the link between the library and its subscribers.

The iTheque Services:

A unique online loan system.
An online service accessible from home.
A downloading platform.
An interactive tool conducted and managed by professional librarians.
A rich and diversified multimedia catalog.
A complementary content to the physical offers of the libraries.

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