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Welcome to Library Network Support Services Western Balkans Platform

Welcome to Library Network Support Services Western Balkans Platform

Library Network Support Services (LNSS), an initiative funded under the EU Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education (CBHE) funding programme, are proud, excited, and honoured to present the LNSS Library for Librarians online platform.

In collaboration with our Partners in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Montenegro and with the help and assistance of the crew at SpringShare we have created a “World First”.

The Western Balkan Online Library Platform is a highly inventive, innovative and unique collaborative reservoir of library related resources and expert content which can be used, shared and further developed by any Library or Information Centre to help develop their service.

Using this fabulous resource and platform, we have developed a host of resources, which are both in English and can be translated into the language of our Partners. The Platform is a pioneering development for libraries in the Western Balkan region. They are now part of the SpringShare international community, a unique global phenomenon of over 120,000 libraries from 80 countries that is growing exponentially.

We would like to express our gratitude to all our Partners who have worked on this project. We thank them for their efforts in not only creating the highly original eight module LNSS Curriculum that will be taught physically in classrooms, but also this Online Platform, a hugely important online presence to support the Curriculum. We would also like to thank our EU partners in Germany, Romania and Greece for all their help and assistances. We express our gratitude also to all the team in SpringShare, particularly Kevon Petralia (Regional Sales Manager), for his help, training and forbearance.

Finally to the crew in Limerick Institute of Technology, Rep of Ireland, particularly Monika Bukowska, Brian O’Donnell and Padraig Kirby for all their hard work, sweat and tears.

We hope this platform will further the development of Libraries in the Western Balkans for decades to come.


Jerald Cavanagh
Project Leader Erasmus+
Limerick Institute of Technology


Library Network Support Services Western Balkans Platform