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EIFL renews agreement with IOP publishing

eifl licensing news - ოთხ, 22/01/2020 - 18:51

EIFL has signed a renewal agreement with the Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing for its collection of journals, IOPscience. The IOPscience Standard Package includes 52 high impact journals, and the IOPscience Premium Package gives access to 90 journals. Subjects covered are biological physics, chemistry, engineering, environment, mathematics, medical physics, and general physics.

EIFL has negotiated free access to the Standard Package for some EIFL partner countries, and discounted access to the Premium Package and/or the Standard Package for others.

EIFL renews agreement with IOP publishing

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 22/01/2020 - 18:51

EIFL has signed a renewal agreement with the Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing for its collection of journals, IOPscience. The IOPscience Standard Package includes 52 high impact journals, and the IOPscience Premium Package gives access to 90 journals. Subjects covered are biological physics, chemistry, engineering, environment, mathematics, medical physics, and general physics.

EIFL has negotiated free access to the Standard Package for some EIFL partner countries, and discounted access to the Premium Package and/or the Standard Package for others.

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EIFL renews agreement with IOP publishing

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 22/01/2020 - 18:51

EIFL has signed a renewal agreement with the Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing for its collection of journals, IOPscience. The IOPscience Standard Package includes 52 high impact journals, and the IOPscience Premium Package gives access to 90 journals. Subjects covered are biological physics, chemistry, engineering, environment, mathematics, medical physics, and general physics.

EIFL has negotiated free access to the Standard Package for some EIFL partner countries, and discounted access to the Premium Package and/or the Standard Package for others.

EIFL renews agreement with IOP publishing

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 22/01/2020 - 18:51

EIFL has signed a renewal agreement with the Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing for its collection of journals, IOPscience. The IOPscience Standard Package includes 52 high impact journals, and the IOPscience Premium Package gives access to 90 journals. Subjects covered are biological physics, chemistry, engineering, environment, mathematics, medical physics, and general physics.

EIFL has negotiated free access to the Standard Package for some EIFL partner countries, and discounted access to the Premium Package and/or the Standard Package for others.

Call for Papers 2020 — Satellite Meeting of IFLA Special Interest Group Environment, Sustainability and Libraries with Preservation and Conservation Section

IFLA - ოთხ, 22/01/2020 - 10:03

ENSULIB SIG and Preservation and Conservation are honoured to invite proposals for papers for satellite meeting in Cork, Ireland. The meeting takes place before the 2020 World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Dublin, Ireland

Theme: "Environmentally inspiring and engaging buildings, research, education and library services"

Date: 12-13 August 2020

Venue: University College Cork, Ireland

Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group (ENSULIB) with Preservation and Conservation (P&C) Section invites LIS professionals and students to submit proposals for two-day satellite meeting to be held in Boole Library in University College of Cork, Ireland 12-13 August 2020. The theme for the meeting is Environmentally inspiring and engaging buildings, research, education and library services. IFLA WLIC 2020 will be held in Dublin, Ireland 15 - 21 August.

ENSULIB and P&C are proud to invite presentations that address any one or more of the following topics related to sustainability:

  • Research and education concerning environmentally sustainable libraries
  • Environmentally sustainable libraries and library services
  • Sustainable library and LIS projects, library programs or educational programs.
  • Libraries giving possibilities for users and citizens to create their own sustainable projects (user or citizen engagement)
  • Sustainable technologies for (digital and physical) library materials preservation and conservation. 

To keep the session vibrant and exciting two alternative styles of presentations are accepted: a presentation (15 minutes delivery) or the PechaKucha format (20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each for a total of 6 minutes 40 seconds).

Proposals must be submitted by 23rd February 2020 and selected presenters will be notified by 20th March 2020.

Submission guidelines:

Proposals should be sent to:  

Harri Sahavirta, secretary, Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group
Email: harri.sahavirta@hel.fi

Proposals must include:

  • Title of the presentation or PechaKucha (clearly indicated which one)
  • Abstract of no more than 400 words.
  • Author(s) name, professional affiliation, postal address, email address
  • A brief biographical statement of no more than 150 words.
  • All proposals and presentations will be required to be in English.
  • The planning team reserves the right to ask applicants to make small adjustments to the shape or content of their papers to support the needs of the program.

Requirements for speakers and final papers: 

  • Final papers should be a maximum of 4000 words in length and the presentation time is 20 minutes with discussion (15 min + 5 min)
  • Final PechaKucha should be a maximum of 20 slides and the presentation time is 6 minutes 40 seconds.
  • Papers should be original submissions (not published elsewhere)
  • Papers must be submitted as formal papers for inclusion on the IFLA conference website by 30 May 2020
  • Papers should be submitted with a one-page abstract in English, although the final paper may be written in any of IFLA’s official languages. All the presentations in the satellite conference are to be given in English since no translation is available.
  • All papers that are presented at the satellite meeting will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license
  • Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form
  • At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the satellite meeting in Cork, Ireland. Abstracts should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.

Important dates

  • Deadline for submission of abstract: 23rd February 2020
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: 20th March 2020
  • Final papers due: 1st June 2020

Please note

All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to authors.

Congress Participation Grants

List of opportunities for support is available on the Conference Participation Grants webpage.

Placemaking; Purposing; Partnerships - our Mid-Year Seminar in Montreal March 6 2020

IFLA - ოთხ, 22/01/2020 - 00:49
This one-day seminar will delve into myriad ways library buildings are contributing to an authentic sense of place, inspiring productive partnerships to be fostered, and creating a positive impact on the people working in and using them.

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Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/placemaking-purposing-partnerships-propelling-libraries-into-the-future-registration-85258521533

Join us in Montreal and learn from local, regional and international perspectives about national, public and academic library design in new builds and in transformed historic buildings, partake in a workshop on designing inclusive buildings, and engage with an international panel about library design trends around the globe. Attendees will come away inspired, and with renewed perspective on the role the built environment plays in creating healthy, resilient communities.

 

Call for Papers for our Open Session at WLIC 2020 in Dublin

IFLA - სამ, 21/01/2020 - 22:38

IFLA’s Library Buildings and Equipment Section and the Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group invite you to submit a proposal for its Open Session at the 86th IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2020 in Dublin, Ireland, 15-21 August. The theme for the session is:

Something old – something new. Transforming an existing building into a new library

 

Many new libraries are being built to serve the growing needs of users. A new library, however does not necessarily mean that it must be a new building. This programme will focus on libraries created from existing building and on requirements and opportunities for revitalization of an old, derelict or abandoned building into a new library. We are looking for experiences with the transformation of a building with a different purpose into a library. The Programme will focus on the challenges and opportunities of this kind of transformation and the compromises which must be made for these transformations. The re-use of a building can also be an opportunity for sustainability. We are looking for best practice examples and lessons learned from all types of libraries in historic urban environment or in rural areas. Sustainability and the libraries impact on the environment is a key focus.

Proposal abstracts must be submitted by: 21 February 2020

 Selected presenters will be notified by: 9 March 2020

Authors to submit Authors’ Permission Form: 31 May 2020

Written papers due:  1 June 2020 

Presentation slides due:  7 August 2020

Read the full call for papers. We look forward to hearing from you and hope that you will join us in Dublin!

 

Call for Papers: 2020 News Media joint with Digital Humanities–Digital Scholarship, FAIFE (Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression Advisory Committee), and CLM (Copyright and Other Legal Matters Advisory Committee)

IFLA - სამ, 21/01/2020 - 22:19

Theme: "How Fake News Impacts and Engages the Library Mission and Services "

Background

The News Media Section seeks proposals for papers to be presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland, from August 15-20, 2020. This open program is co-sponsored by the IFLA’s Digital Humanities / Digital Scholarship Special Interest Group, Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) Advisory Committee, and Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) Advisory Committee.

What’s true in an age of fake news and alternative facts?

Fake news and alternative facts dog users of news media and media researchers.  The pace of this development is rapidly increasing in digital media.  With regard to this IFLA Open Programme Session, ‘fake news’ is defined as “news that conveys or incorporates false, fabricated, or deliberately misleading information, or that is characterised as or accused of doing so” (Oxford English Dictionary).  ‘Alternative fact’ is defined as “a theory posited as an alternative to another, often more widely accepted, theory” (Collins dictionary).

Possible Themes and Research Questions in This Session Could Include
  • Librarians and educators as gatekeepers and fact-checkers of news for their users: How do we identify what news what is real or fake?  What are the ethical, legal and practical implications we must consider when filtering news for users?  What role, if any, does library and information science have in defining fake news and alternative facts?
  • Through what channels and formats do fake news and alternative facts appear? How and why should fake news and alternative facts, if identified, be archived and preserved?
  • Where are the borderlines of politically- and ideologically-biased news, fake news, and alternative facts? When politicians “spin” information via the news media, how does this affect the freedom of speech of librarians and educators?
  • Fake news and alternative facts as a manufactured product: How do outlets for fake news and alternative facts attract users and consumers?  What roles do search algorithms and online advertising play in bringing fake news and alternative facts to users?  How can librarians and educators gain online authority and find their place in the digital public sphere?
  • What is the role of fact-checkers in the digital news environment? By what authority do fact-checkers do their jobs?  How can librarians and educators cooperate with them?
  • Fake news and alternative facts may seem to be recent phenomena, but they actually do have a long history. How do we know today which news and historical facts from a long time ago are real or fake?
  • Case studies about how libraries successfully address Fake News are welcomed.
Submission Guidelines

Proposal abstracts must be submitted by 29th February 2020, must be in English, and should clearly include:

  • Title of proposed paper
  • Abstract of proposed paper (no more than 500 words)
  • Name(s) of presenter(s) and position(s) and/or title(s)
  • Employer(s) / affiliated institution(s) of presenter(s)
  • Contact information including email address(es) and telephone number(s)
  • Short biographical statement(s) of presenter(s)

 

Abstracts must be submitted as an MS Word attachment to:

Minna Kaukonen
Email: minna.kaukonen@helsinki.fi

and

Ann Okerson
Email: aokerson@gmail.com

The Conference Planning Committee members and proposal reviewers include:

Spencer Acadia, Mazelan Anuar, Raphaëlle Bats, Laurie Bridges, Minna Kaukonen, Ann Okerson, Anke Winsmann, and Frederick Zarndt.

Selected presenters will be notified by 27th March 2020.

Accepted Papers

  • Complete accepted papers should be 3000-6000 words in length, be an original submission not published elsewhere, preferably be written in English, and must use the template that will be available with IFLA’s 2020 Guidelines for Paper Authors and Presenters.
  • Complete accepted papers must be submitted as MS Word attachments to the two committee members listed above, along with accompanying presentation slides, by 15th June 2020.
  • Approximately 15-20 minutes will be allotted for a summary presentation of the paper. It is strongly recommended that the presentation is supported by a visual element such as PowerPoint, Prezi, or other presentation software.
Important Dates

29 February 2020: Proposal abstracts due

27 March 2020: Acceptance notices sent to authors

15 June 2020: Completed papers and presentations submitted

Please note:

At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program in Dublin. Abstracts should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.

The paper must be an original submission not presented or published elsewhere. All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2020 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.

All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.

For further information please see the CFP Page.

Congress Participation Grants

List of opportunities for support is available on the Apply for Grants & Awards webpage.

Now available: Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action - Briefing for Libraries

IFLA - სამ, 21/01/2020 - 15:31

The 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action set out an ambitious UN agenda to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality. 2020 marks their 25th anniversary, and a large-scale review has been launched to assess the progress made towards implementing the Declaration and the Platform. This review process offers libraries an opportunity to reflect on how their work can help advance gender equality and take further action.

The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action recognise the importance of access to knowledge, information and training in realising gender equality and advancement of women. By ensuring equal access to education and alleviating female illiteracy, protecting women’s health, encouraging women’s participation in the economy and political decision-making and more, access to information and training plays an important role in in several strategic objectives and key areas of concern highlighted in the Declaration and Platform.

Access to information and knowledge, literacy and lifelong learning are among the key aspects of libraries’ work. As such, they can contribute to the goals and activities the Platform sets out. The aim of this brief is to offer libraries an overview of:

  • the role that access to information, knowledge and lifelong learning play in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action;
  • library activities and initiatives noted in national reports prepared as part of the Beijing+25 review.

Visit our publication page to read the briefing.

IFLA PAC Centres in Qatar and Russia Continue Cooperation in the Field of Preservation of Cultural Heritage

IFLA - სამ, 21/01/2020 - 14:07

In October 2019, the IFLA PAC Center in Russia hosted a visitor from the IFLA PAC Centre in Qatar to facilitate exchange of expertise and cooperation between specialists from the two centres. 

This visit was the third of its kind within this framework of bilateral cooperation. These events started in 2018 with the visit of Chanaka Perera, the conservation technician from the Qatar National Library, who took part in the International Scientific and Practical Conference “Preservation of Rare Books” organized by the Library for Foreign Literature. During this visit, he also introduced conservation specialists from Russia to some of the activities of the Qatar National Library and the Qatar PAC Center. 

In April 2019, two conservation specialists Mariia Kolpakova and Evgenia Vivdenkova from the Library for Foreign Literature visited the Qatar National Library and participated in the workshop “Book Bindings Conservation”. In this workshop, the participants were introduced to various methods and techniques for the conservation of book bindings. The Russian conservation specialists drew upon the expertise of the Qatar National Library, which they found of great interest and use.

In October 2019 the Interdisciplinary Scientific and Practical Conference “Rare Books in the Context of Preservation” was held in Moscow. This conference was organized by the Library for Foreign Literature and the PAC Center for the CIS and Eastern Europe.

The main topics of the conference included the study of rare book collections of Russia and Austria, problems of preservation and conservation of rare books and sheet music, documents, photographs, in addition to other library materials. More than 100 specialists from Russia, Austria, Switzerland, and Qatar, attended the conference.

The conference was also webcasted online; the webcast received more than 220,000 views, giving this conference a wide exposure worldwide.

The participation from Qatar came through Fareed AlShishani, the Conservation Technologist at the Qatar National Library, with a presentation of an insightful paper on the Qatar National Library’s experience in risk management.

In his presentation Fareed described the different types of disasters and their risks, how to prepare for them, and minimize the damage before, during, and after the disaster. The presentation also introduced the different types of damage on library collections, resulting from various disaster hazards, and the measures to prevent such damage, with the aim to preserve the library resources and the authenticity of library materials.

We look forward for further cooperation and exchange of expertise between both PAC Centers on such important topics for the preservation and conservation of library collections.

IFLA PAC Centres in Qatar and Russia Continue Cooperation in the Field of Preservation of Cultural Heritage

IFLA - სამ, 21/01/2020 - 14:07

In October 2019, the IFLA PAC Center in Russia hosted a visitor from the IFLA PAC Centre in Qatar to facilitate exchange of expertise and cooperation between specialists from the two centres. 

This visit was the third of its kind within this framework of bilateral cooperation. These events started in 2018 with the visit of Chanaka Perera, the conservation technician from the Qatar National Library, who took part in the International Scientific and Practical Conference “Preservation of Rare Books” organized by the Library for Foreign Literature. During this visit, he also introduced conservation specialists from Russia to some of the activities of the Qatar National Library and the Qatar PAC Center. 

In April 2019, two conservation specialists Mariia Kolpakova and Evgenia Vivdenkova from the Library for Foreign Literature visited the Qatar National Library and participated in the workshop “Book Bindings Conservation”. In this workshop, the participants were introduced to various methods and techniques for the conservation of book bindings. The Russian conservation specialists drew upon the expertise of the Qatar National Library, which they found of great interest and use.

In October 2019 the Interdisciplinary Scientific and Practical Conference “Rare Books in the Context of Preservation” was held in Moscow. This conference was organized by the Library for Foreign Literature and the PAC Center for the CIS and Eastern Europe.

The main topics of the conference included the study of rare book collections of Russia and Austria, problems of preservation and conservation of rare books and sheet music, documents, photographs, in addition to other library materials. More than 100 specialists from Russia, Austria, Switzerland, and Qatar, attended the conference.

The conference was also webcasted online; the webcast received more than 220,000 views, giving this conference a wide exposure worldwide.

The participation from Qatar came through Fareed AlShishani, the Conservation Technologist at the Qatar National Library, with a presentation of an insightful paper on the Qatar National Library’s experience in risk management.

In his presentation Fareed described the different types of disasters and their risks, how to prepare for them, and minimize the damage before, during, and after the disaster. The presentation also introduced the different types of damage on library collections, resulting from various disaster hazards, and the measures to prevent such damage, with the aim to preserve the library resources and the authenticity of library materials.

We look forward for further cooperation and exchange of expertise between both PAC Centers on such important topics for the preservation and conservation of library collections.

IFLA PAC Centres in Qatar and Russia Continue Cooperation in the Field of Preservation of Cultural Heritage

IFLA - სამ, 21/01/2020 - 14:07

In October 2019, the IFLA PAC Center in Russia hosted a visitor from the IFLA PAC Centre in Qatar to facilitate exchange of expertise and cooperation between specialists from the two centres. 

This visit was the third of its kind within this framework of bilateral cooperation. These events started in 2018 with the visit of Chanaka Perera, the conservation technician from the Qatar National Library, who took part in the International Scientific and Practical Conference “Preservation of Rare Books” organized by the Library for Foreign Literature. During this visit, he also introduced conservation specialists from Russia to some of the activities of the Qatar National Library and the Qatar PAC Center. 

In April 2019, two conservation specialists Mariia Kolpakova and Evgenia Vivdenkova from the Library for Foreign Literature visited the Qatar National Library and participated in the workshop “Book Bindings Conservation”. In this workshop, the participants were introduced to various methods and techniques for the conservation of book bindings. The Russian conservation specialists drew upon the expertise of the Qatar National Library, which they found of great interest and use.

In October 2019 the Interdisciplinary Scientific and Practical Conference “Rare Books in the Context of Preservation” was held in Moscow. This conference was organized by the Library for Foreign Literature and the PAC Center for the CIS and Eastern Europe.

The main topics of the conference included the study of rare book collections of Russia and Austria, problems of preservation and conservation of rare books and sheet music, documents, photographs, in addition to other library materials. More than 100 specialists from Russia, Austria, Switzerland, and Qatar, attended the conference.

The conference was also webcasted online; the webcast received more than 220,000 views, giving this conference a wide exposure worldwide.

The participation from Qatar came through Fareed AlShishani, the Conservation Technologist at the Qatar National Library, with a presentation of an insightful paper on the Qatar National Library’s experience in risk management.

In his presentation Fareed described the different types of disasters and their risks, how to prepare for them, and minimize the damage before, during, and after the disaster. The presentation also introduced the different types of damage on library collections, resulting from various disaster hazards, and the measures to prevent such damage, with the aim to preserve the library resources and the authenticity of library materials.

We look forward for further cooperation and exchange of expertise between both PAC Centers on such important topics for the preservation and conservation of library collections.

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CFP Annual 2020

IFLA - ორშ, 20/01/2020 - 21:32

Library Publishing: Catalyst for change

The Library Publishing Special Interest Group (SIG) is holding its Open Programme at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland, August 15-21, 2020. The committee welcomes proposals for presentations at that programme.

For details, see:  https://2020.ifla.org/cfp-calls/library-publishing/

 

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Call for Submissions for the 2020 IFLA ARL Hot Topics Session, Dublin

IFLA - ორშ, 20/01/2020 - 06:30

This year’s theme “Libraries as Catalysts: Inspire, Engage, Enable, Connect” solicits topics that align with libraries’ need for constant evolution to accommodate the needs, expectations and learning styles of their users. These evolutions present an opportunity for libraries, both to evolve for today and plan for future change. How do we, academic librarians and our libraries, position ourselves to lead change on our campuses and the broader communities we serve?

The 60-minute session will consist of three hot topic speakers. Each speaker will have just 3 minutes to introduce their topic. Following the three brief presentations, speakers will join roundtable discussions to engage the audience on their topic. 

Please submit your abstract to Lorraine Haricombe at ljharic@austin.utexas.edu by March 6, 2020.

The IFLA WLIC will be held in Ireland Dublin from 15 – 21 August, 2020. For more information about registration see: https://2020.ifla.org/imp. ortant-dates-to-remember/

WLIC 2020 Open Session Call for Papers

IFLA - ორშ, 20/01/2020 - 04:56

Smarter Bibliographies: Connecting and engaging national bibliographies with new platforms

The world of cataloguing is changing. As cataloguers, we attend conferences where machine learning is the new black and open linking techniques can help solve our current and future needs of Universal Bibliographic Control. At the same time, we are moving very fast and very slowly indeed. How to act? How to keep on curating metadata collections for the benefit of our libraries, nations and the rest of the world? The future is present but the present has not left the building.

The IFLA Bibliography Section will be hosting a 2-hour open session during the 2020 conference in Dublin, Ireland.  We are seeking papers that highlight inspiring and creative ways of creating and distributing national bibliographies.

Topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Metadata for output of national bibliographies
  • Quality assessment methods
  • Teamwork and productivity issues
  • Updating of skills
  • Incorporating non-traditional methods of scholarly communication and other grey literature
  • The relevance and benefits of national bibliographies in the 21st century
  • Targeting new audiences

Deadline for proposals: 1 April 2020

IFLA Signs on to Letter Calling for Transparency over Guidelines on Upload Filter Provisions in Europe

IFLA - კვი, 19/01/2020 - 23:35

IFLA has joined with over 40 civil society organisations across Europe in calling for the sharing of draft guidelines on the implementation of the controversial upload filter provisions in the Copyright Directive.

While the European Union’s Copyright Directive entered into force in June 2019, it leaves a number of questions still to be resolved. Crucially, each Member State will need to make choices about how it implements the rules.

In the case of the Article 17, which includes controversial provisions about the steps that internet platforms should take to prevent copyright-infringing content being available, this task is particularly difficult.

The Article contains a number of contradictions, including provisions which appear to oblige platforms to use technology to monitor all content uploaded by users, while at the same time declaring that there should be no monitoring obligation. It also calls for measures to protect copyright exceptions and limitations, without any evidence of the existence of technological tools which can recognise them.  

In order to address these concerns, a series of stakeholder dialogues is taking place in order to inform the preparation of guidelines to Member States. IFLA is participating actively in this work as the only representative of the library field.

In this context, groups representing users are keen to ensure that the final guidelines fully reflect the input received. To do this, it is necessary to have the possibility to comment on a draft, rather than simply be presented with a final version.

To encourage the Commission to agree to this, IFLA has signed onto a joint letter led by the European Civil Liberties Union. This underlines gratitude for the willingness of the Commission to engage user rights groups in the process, and calls for the sharing of a draft of the guidelines, in the same spirit.

You can read the letter from our publications page.

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