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WIPO Copyright Committee (37th Session)

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 18/12/2017 - 17:18

The 37th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) takes place in Geneva from 26 - 30 November 2018.

EIFL will participate in the session when delegates from WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) member states will discuss limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives, education and research, and a proposed treaty for the protection of broadcast organizations, among other topics.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

WIPO Copyright Committee (36th Session)

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 18/12/2017 - 16:06

The 36th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) takes place in Geneva from 28 May to 1 June 2018.

EIFL will participate in the session when delegates from WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) member states will discuss limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives, education and research, and a proposed treaty for the protection of broadcast organizations, among other topics.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Call for bids to host the 16th IFLA Interlending and Document Supply Conference (ILDS) 2019

IFLA - ორშ, 18/12/2017 - 13:41

Call for bids to host the 16th IFLA Interlending and Document Supply Conference (ILDS) 2019

Deadline: 15 February 2018 [PDF]

 

 

Introduction

IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, invites bids from IFLA Members to host the 16th IFLA Interlending and Document Supply (ILDS) Conference to be held in September or October 2019. This conference typically runs 2 to 3 days in length, attracts between 150 and 250 delegates, and operates with a budget of approximately EUR 50,000 - 100,000.

Interlending and document supply is one of the cornerstones of any library's operations. The continuing development of technology and the increasing use of electronic resources make this conference an exciting opportunity for the international community to come together to discuss the delivery of quality services to users. Interlending and document supply is an integral part of IFLA’s strategic plan and Key Initiatives.

Recent conferences have been in:

·       2017 – Paris, France

·       2015 - Istanbul, Turkey

·       2013 - Beijing, China

·       2011 - Chicago, USA

·       2009 - Hannover, Germany

·       2007 - Singapore 

·       2005 - Tallinn, Estonia

·       2003 - Canberra, Australia  

·       2001 - Ljubljana, Slovenia

The ILDS Planning Committee is responsible for all local arrangements, including venue selection, catering, web site development, promotion and marketing, social events, setting the conference budget, registration, fundraising and corporate sponsorship, soliciting and selecting exhibitors, and assisting speakers and delegates with visa or travel questions.

The IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Standing Committee assumes all responsibility for soliciting and selecting papers to be delivered at the conference.

Organization of the conference is carried out completely by the host organization, which must be willing to commit the amount of time and level of staff required to plan an event of this magnitude. Applicants may use a Professional Conference Organizer if they so desire to assist with conference logistics.

Criteria against which submissions will be considered

Candidates are advised to provide information on all the criteria. Submissions should be made in electronic form (see below).

1. The host

a. IFLA member responsible for the bid and, if successful, is legally and financially able to be contracted by IFLA to host the conference and form the ILDS Planning Committee.  The host organization is responsible for securing all conference funding; IFLA does not provide financial assistance. Please also include names and contact details of the persons responsible for the bid.

b. Opportunities that the conference provides to place an international focus on the local and regional profession, and for the local and regional profession to take an international focus;

c. The types of support offered within the local profession;

2. Local and regional professional activity

a. Professional activity and innovative ideas that would be of interest to delegates;

b. Proposed dates – the conference is ideally held in October.  Please advise if there are any local or national events that might conflict with, or enhance the conference. If there may be a conflict or a more beneficial date, please propose alternative dates for the conference;

c. Other conferences scheduled in your region for 2017 that may also attract ILDS conference delegates, or detract from ILDS conference attendance. If you are proposing that the conference could be held jointly with, or adjacent to, a national or regional conference, please give details including the advantages and disadvantages for IFLA;

3. Levels of wider support

a. Capacity of the ILDS Planning Committee to secure financial support and sponsorship; estimate expected level of financial and other support for the conference;

b. Visa policy and process, and restrictions on any countries for the issuing of visas;

c. Ability to provide assistance with visa questions.

4. The venue

Main Conference Hall including AV equipment (PC with internet connection, a projector and sound system)

+/-250 seats

Free Wi-Fi for delegates

 

Speakers rehearsal room (optional)

with 1 PC

Registration area

 

Exhibition area

with space for +/- 10 - 20 tables

Lounge area for coffee breaks & lunch

 

Baggage storage room

 

5. The location

a. Accessibility via air and rail travel routes.

b. Local sites of interest for pre- or post-conference tourism.

Please submit any further supporting documents, such as official letters to provide evidence of any promised support.

Deadline

Submissions should be sent to pcoll@upenn.edu
by 15 February 2018

Selection Process

Call for submissions opens

December 2017

Submissions due

15 February 2018

Submissions considered by the IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section for recommendation to the IFLA Governing Board

March 2018

Governing Board decision

April 2018

IFLA enters into a formal agreement with the successful bidder

TBD

Successful bidder announced

April 2018

The Announcement will be made via IFLA.org and IFLA-L mailing list

Contacts

For more information, please contact:

Manager, Conferences and Business Relations
Christine.Graham@ifla.org

For more information on the professional programme, please contact:
Peter Collins,
Chair of the Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section pcoll@upenn.edu

 

 

Accessible, Open, Empowering, Lasting: IFLA Engages on Internet Governance

IFLA - კვი, 17/12/2017 - 09:19

IFLA will be attending this year’s annual Internet Governance Forum – the 12th edition – in Geneva, Switzerland. This is an important opportunity both to make the case for an Internet that works for libraries, but also to show how libraries can build a better Internet.  

 

Why Engage?

It is increasingly impossible – and unimaginable – for libraries to be able to serve their users without effective Internet access. From viewing journal articles on third-party servers to helping users create their own content, and from library access to document supply services to users’ access to the tools which help them connect with their families.

 

Libraries do not just need to be connected to the Internet, but also for it to work effectively. When access is subject to interference, restrictions or blocking, connections can be meaningless. And when relevant information for library users is unavailable – because of censorship, copyright restrictions, or just because it doesn’t exist – there is little value in going online.

 

IFLA, as the global voice of libraries, is therefore active in discussions on Internet governance. We are making the case both for the necessary infrastructure investment to bringing connectivity to all libraries, but also for the laws and regulations that keep the Internet open.

 

In doing so, we are underlining the positives – how access in libraries gives everyone the chance to connect, how they offer the skills, knowledge and competence necessary to make everyone an effective user, how they can help ensure that the creativity of today is not lost for tomorrow.

 

In attending the Internet Governance Forum, IFLA has the possibility to share this message with non-governmental organisations, businesses, and governments. As potential partners and supporters of libraries, they can be invaluable in ensuring our institutions achieve their potential.

 

You can find out more about why IFLA engages by listening to the recording of our webinar, in English and in Spanish.

 

What are the Issues at IGF 2017?

Access remains a priority. With the Internet, and the access to information it offers, such an important driver of development, it is unacceptable that half of the world’s population remains offline. IFLA will be promoting public access through libraries, and exploring the policy changes that can make this a reality in a session on Tuesday 19 December. We’ll also be looking forward to engaging with sessions on how new technologies and techniques can boost access.

 

2017 has shown that fake news and the actions – or inaction – of Internet platforms are not going away as issues. Under pressure from governments, major Internet companies are now making efforts to identify and even delist information labelled as deliberately misleading. This raises important questions as to how they are doing this – and how they can be held to account if they go too far. With the launch of a European Union consultation on the subject, the possibility of direct action by governments is not yet off the table.  

 

The importance of digital literacy is ever clearer. As economic, social and civic life shifts to the Internet, it is clear that for development to be democratic, everyone should have the ability to engage. The argument also holds in the face of fake news, cybercrime and some of the negatives of online life – the most effective way to keep people safe online is to ensure that they can spot lies, frauds and threats for themselves. IFLA will be talking about libraries’ contribution to delivering digital literacy in an event on Sunday 17 December.

 

Internet shutdowns are becoming increasingly common. IFLA’s own statement, in August 2017, underlined that these are a bad way of achieving policy goals – by preventing access to information, they do more harm than good. As we argued, the long term costs – a loss of confidence and so of investment in the Internet in countries that use shutdowns – are yet to be seen, but could be highly damaging. IFLA will attend sessions organised by partners such as Access Now and the Internet Society.

 

Gratifyingly for libraries, the need to preserve born-digital content is also becoming a more mainstream issue. On 30 December, the first International Digital Preservation Day took place, with libraries and archives around the world highlighting the importance of this work. We’ll be organising a lightning session on the issue on Tuesday 19 December at 2:40pm.

 

Join Us!

You can register as an online participant to the IGF, and follow the discussions live. We’ll be on social media throughout the week, so keep an eye on @ifla, and at the hashtag #IFLAatIGF, for more. We’ll be blogging every day too on the Library Policy and Advocacy blog. See also our infographic about how libraries build a better Internet.

Call for Papers: "Art Libraries versus Their Users: Who Is Transforming Who?"

IFLA - კვი, 17/12/2017 - 01:45

The IFLA Art Libraries Section invites proposals for the Open Session entitled "Art Libraries versus Their Users: Who Is Transforming Who?"

Art libraries today, like any other institution that collects and disseminates knowledge in the information era, are dealing with new challenges brought by changing societies, new technologies and… art library users. How are they coping with all these challenges? Do they simply try to catch up, or are they sometimes a step forward being ready to propose to their users something revolutionary new? Are they able to make a real impact on modern societies with what they have at their disposal — images and texts, art documents and archives, special thematic services and virtual art collections?

See the full Call for Papers on the IFLA WLIC 2018 website.

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The IFLA Member and Viewpoints Survey: requesting your feedback

IFLA - პარ, 15/12/2017 - 12:45

IFLA is undertaking its first member and viewpoints survey and invites your input.

IFLA aims to be the international voice of the library and information profession – advocating and supporting the development of the library field, providing opportunities to meet and network with professionals from around the world, and disseminating standards and guidelines for library and information work.

Your feedback is vital in ensuring that we continue to deliver the best possible support to library associations, institutions and librarians. Every IFLA member should have received an invitation to the survey by email. If you have not, use the link below to provide your feedback. IFLA also invites interested associations, institutions and librarians who are not members to provide their views.

We’re undertaking a viewpoints survey to give you the chance to tell us what you think and your expectations of the IFLA.

IFLA has engaged TBI Communications to carry out the survey and analysis.

The survey can be completed in all IFLA languages: English, Español, français, Deutsch, Русский, 中文 and العربية.

To participate, please visit the IFLA viewpoints survey

In appreciation of your input, if you complete the survey before 15 January 2018, you can choose to enter into a competition to win your choice of the following prizes:

  • Two years free individual membership of IFLA;
  • Free personal registration to the 2018 IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Kuala Lumpur (24-30 August 2018);
  • A selection of four IFLA monographs of your choice from the IFLA Publications or Global Studies in Libraries and Information series.

You will have the chance to enter the competition at the end of the survey – but rest assured that if you choose to enter, your survey responses will remain anonymous.

Many thanks in advance for your time and your ideas.

Gerald Leitner
IFLA Secretary General

Winter 2017 Newsletter Now Online!

IFLA - პარ, 15/12/2017 - 05:38

New Publication: Winter 2017 Newsletter released

The latest IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section's Winter 2017 newsletter has been published.

The Section would like to take this opportunity to thank Pam Ryan and her team at Toronto Public Library for preparing this issue of the newsletter.

Shared History, Shared Challenges, Shared Efforts – Preserving Francophone African Heritage

IFLA - ხუთ, 14/12/2017 - 22:06

The countries of French-speaking Africa have a rich and diverse history. Much of this is recorded not through books or manuscripts, but through a vibrant tradition of oral history and know-how. Yet with preservation practices not always well-suited to these forms of heritage, and limited resources available, the need for cooperation in order to ensure that they are not lost is essential.

 

Taking advantage of the common language, a group of committed and passionate librarians from across francophone Africa met in Senegal on 17-19 November in order to reflect on how to respond to the challenge. IFLA was represented by Marwa El Sahn, Governing Board Member, who gave an introduction to IFLA’s broader engagement on safeguarding cultural heritage.

 

Building on the work of the Francophone Africa Preservation and Conservation Centre, and in particular Sophie Madiba, the conference looked at particular at how to help Africans take a more active role in defining their own documentary heritage. In order to take steps to preserve, it is important that everyone sees the cultural value of what they are doing.

 

Other sessions focused on the treasures that administrative archives may contain, how effectively to build partnerships between institutions and countries, and the urgent need to act to save audiovisual heritage, often recorded on media that are decaying or obsolete.

 

Despite the challenges, the conference ended on a note of optimism. Participants explored how to collect information on available resources, to concentrate scarce funding to support this work, and to find ways of continuing the discussion.

 

The conference may have been the first such attempt to bring together librarians involved in safeguarding cultural heritage in Francophone Africa, but will hopefully not be the last!

Getting Copyright Right in Viet Nam: IFLA Speaks at WIPO Event

IFLA - ხუთ, 14/12/2017 - 19:53

Like all aspects of government policy, copyright laws should serve to promote the long-term public interest. It is essential to ensure that creators receive fair compensation. But it is also essential that everyone, now and in the future, can access and use these works in order to generate new ideas and knowledge.

 

As the way in which people create and access information changes, copyright needs to evolve to reflect this. IFLA, represented by Sue Warren (Gold Coast, Australia), underlined this message at a conference in Viet Nam, organised by the World Intellectual Property Organisation.

 

As the Vietnamese government reflects on the shape of a future copyright law, there is a real opportunity. The preservation of damaged documents, public lending, and fair uses of copyrighted works are all key for achieving libraries’ public interest objectives. In a digital age in particular, we need to be able to digitise documents, and get around contract terms and technological protection measures and contract terms that prevent the enjoyment of exception and limitations to copyright.

 

Librarians should not have to carry out these activities without certainty about whether they are acting legally.

 

Sue drew on the Australian experience, where libraries have successfully put forward-looking reforms on the agenda. Participants at the Viet Nam workshop were keen to learn more about these efforts, in order to inspire their own work. 

 

Read more about IFLA's work on copyright here.

Great exam results! Support our project in Ghana!

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 14/12/2017 - 19:03

The EIFL-supported ‘Hands-on computer classes for 1,800 Ghana children’ project has contributed to an 81% pass rate in the information and communications technology (ICT) exam pass rate at 17 schools in poor and rural areas of Ghana.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Webinar Video: Supporting Data Literacy

LIBER news - ხუთ, 14/12/2017 - 16:20

Research libraries are increasingly focusing on providing better support and training for data literacy, both to their staff and to their community of users.  Two experts in this area are data librarians Robin Rice of the University of Edinburgh and John Southall, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford — authors of the Data Librarian’s Handbook. They…

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IFLA is Coming to Greece: World Library and Information Congress 2019 to be held in Athens

IFLA - ხუთ, 14/12/2017 - 13:00

IFLA today announced that the World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) 2019 will take place in Athens, Greece. Following the opening of a new national library building, and its designation as 2018 World Book Capital, the city will in two years’ time play host to the biggest truly international gathering of the library field.

President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón said, ‘Libraries are motors of change, and WLIC is the biggest single opportunity each year to refuel. By exchanging with colleagues across the world, hearing about how others are providing excellent library services, and discussing the challenges we face, we can create an unstoppable momentum in favour of better libraries, and a better society’.

Secretary General Gerald Leitner added, ‘I am thrilled that we are returning to Athens, where we started the IFLA Global Vision process earlier this year. We are building a united library field, one that is empowered not just to react to change, but to shape it. We can only do this when we meet, talk, and build together’.

With thousands of library and information professionals, from all corners of the world, all types of library, and all career stages coming together, WLIC provides a unique opportunity to learn and grow, both for individuals, and the library field as a whole.

Hundreds of formal sessions, as well as countless opportunities for discussion make WLIC the ideal place to get a global perspective on how the library field is meeting the challenges of today, and ensuring that libraries make an ever greater contribution to growth, education, innovation and social cohesion. Through streaming and social media, many thousands more will benefit.

Echoing the Athenian agora of over two thousand years ago, we look forward to a Congress that will bring the latest ideas and innovations to bear in the service of better library services and a strong library field. See you there!

ИФЛА едет в Грецию - Всемирный библиотечный и информационный конгресс WLIC 2019 пройдет в Афинах

IFLA - ხუთ, 14/12/2017 - 12:26

14 декабря ИФЛА официально объявила, что Всемирный библиотечный и информационный конгресс (WLIC) 2019 состоится в Афинах, Греция. После открытия нового здания национальной библиотеки и объявления Афин Всемирной книжной столицей 2018 года, через два года город примет у себя крупнейший международный библиотечный форум.

Как заявила Президент ИФЛА Глория Перес-Сальмерон: «Библиотеки - это двигатели перемен, и Всемирный библиотечный и информационный конгресс - оптимальная общая возможность для всех нас каждый год "подзаправиться". Обмениваясь опытом и идеями со своими коллегами со всего мира мира, узнавая о примерах высококачественного библиотечного обслуживания и обсуждая новые вызовы, стоящие перед библиотеками, мы можем создать непреодолимый импульс к новым библиотекам и лучшему обществу".

"Я очень взволнован, что мы возвращаемся в Афины, где ранее в этом году дали старт проекту "Глобальное видение. Мы формируем объединенное библиотечное сообщество, которое может не только реагировать на перемены, но и создавать их. Мы можем добиться этого только в том случае, если будем встречаться, говорить и действовать вместе", - добавил Генеральный секретарь ИФЛА Джеральд Ляйтнер.

Будучи местом встречи тысяч специалистов разного уровня в области библиотечной и информационной науки, представляющих все типы библиотек, Конгресс дает уникальные возможности для роста и развития как отдельных специалистов, так и библиотечного сообщества в целом.

Сотни заседаний и бесчисленные возможности для дискуссий делают Конгресс идеальным местом для получения представления о том, как глобальное библиотечное сообщество встречает вызовы современности и вносит еще больший вклад в развитие, образование, инновации и социальное единство. Благодаря социальным сетям и прямой трансляции заседаний, тысячи наших коллег могут воспользоваться возможностями Конгресса.

Вспоминая афинскую Агору, существовавшую еще более двух тысяч лет назад, мы с нетерпением ждем Конгресса, который принесет с собой новые идеи и инновации для более качественного обслуживания пользователей и усиления библиотечного сообщества. Увидимся в Афинах!

 

Call for Papers / Genealogy and Local History Section joint with the Asia and Oceania Section

IFLA - ოთხ, 13/12/2017 - 17:58

Theme
"Local Histories and Genealogies in Multicultural Asia"

Date
22-23 August 2018

Venue
George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Bangunan UAB, Event Hall (ground floor), No 21-25 Gat Lebuh China, George Town World Heritage Site, 10300 Penang

Organizer
Genealogy and Local History Section joint with the Asia and Oceania Section

Host organization
Areca Books/Think City  in  cooperation with the following institutions/organizations: Penang Heritage Trust, Wawasan Open University and Penang State Public Library Corporation

Persons responsible for the pre-conference
Chihfeng P. Lin, Takashi Nagatsuka, Rashidah Begum and Khoo Salma

The main session welcomes papers that discuss:

  • saving and promoting historical and cultural memories
  • supporting contacts and understandingbetween different local and regional communities
  • therole of libraries, museums and archives in participatory projects based on multi-ethnic and multi-generational collaboration

Participants are encouraged to discuss both successes and failures in their papers.

We encourage evidence based practice and invite presentations and analysis of projects which can be of practical value to others. Submission in other formats than academic papers *such as reports and essays are welcome.

Submission Guidelines

The deadline for submitting a detailed summary (up to 250 words) and full author details is 15 February. Proposals should be submitted using the following web address.

If this web site is unavailable, please contact Section Chair

Chihfeng P. Lin
Email: chihfeng@mail.shu.edu.tw

Bozena Rasmussen
Email: bozennara@gmail.com

With Strong Libraries, Everyone Can Learn: Cameroonian Librarians Engage at WIPO Conference

IFLA - სამ, 12/12/2017 - 23:25

Around the world, libraries are at the heart of education institutions, giving access to the materials students and teachers need. This role is as crucial in Africa as elsewhere, given that for many, access to books and other materials may otherwise be impossible. In order to fulfil this mission, Africa’s libraries need balanced intellectual property rules.

 

On 21-22 November in Yaoundé, Cameroon, a team of librarians from the Cameroonian Association of Librarians, Archivists and Documentalists took this message to a meeting of culture ministers from across Africa, organised by the World Intellectual Property Organisation. Led by the President of the Association, Alim Garga, they engaged in discussions, and made the case for libraries to ministers.

 

While supporting the importance of developing truly local content, they stressed that focusing purely on creating markets or licences would come at the expense of learning. Education and research in Africa would, in the long run, benefit more from universal literacy and giving more people the chance to study and innovate. Libraries are an essential part of the chain, but cannot do their job if materials are unaffordable, or if there are excessively strict rules on their use.

 

Thanks to their work, the final conclusions of the meeting underlined the need to improve legislation for libraries, and given them a full role in discussions around promoting books and reading nationally. As a highlight, the Chadian Minister used his closing speech to underline his own support for libraries, and to encourage others to do the same. 

"ბლუმსბერის კულტურის ისტორია" ჩვენი მკითხველებისთვის

"ბლუმსბერის კულტურის ისტორია" ჩვენი მკითხველებისთვის

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