“The Challenges and development of the University of Cyprus Library” [presentation by Andreas K. Andreou]. National and University Library In Zagreb (Croatia), 4th Jul. 2016.
Hello everyone. First of all I would like to thank you for accepting my visit. I feel very lucky to be with you and I am looking forward for learning more about your Library.
Before presenting the Library of the University of Cyprus, I believe it’s important to introduce you to the island of Cyprus.
The Republic of Cyprus is an independent country since 1960. It is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean Sea. Cyprus is located at the eastern end of the European Union. Its population is one million and one hundred fifty thousands (1.141.166). Eighty two per cent (82%) are Greeks and eighteen (18%) Turks.
After the Turkish troop invasion in 1974 the island had been violently divided in two parts: the Cyprus Republic which is the officially recognized state and the Turkish occupied area (A de facto state only recognized by Turkey).