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R2R Advocacy in Africa kicks off

EIFL-OA news and events - 5 საათი 44 წუთი წინ

In May, the newly formed Steering Group for the Right to Research (R2R) in Africa, that is part of a three year international project ‘Contributing to Public Interest Copyright Policy at WIPO Promoting Access to Knowledge and the Right to Research', held its first meeting online.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

R2R Advocacy in Africa kicks off

EIFL - FOSS news - 5 საათი 44 წუთი წინ

In May, the newly formed Steering Group for the Right to Research (R2R) in Africa, that is part of a three year international project ‘Contributing to Public Interest Copyright Policy at WIPO Promoting Access to Knowledge and the Right to Research', held its first meeting online.

R2R Advocacy in Africa kicks off

EIFL news and events - 5 საათი 44 წუთი წინ

In May, the newly formed Steering Group for the Right to Research (R2R) in Africa, that is part of a three year international project ‘Contributing to Public Interest Copyright Policy at WIPO Promoting Access to Knowledge and the Right to Research', held its first meeting online.

IFLA PressReader International Marketing Award Winners 2021

IFLA - ორშ, 14/06/2021 - 22:39

Sponsored by PressReader, the IFLA PressReader International Marketing Award is presented by the IFLA Section on Management and Marketing, Now in its 18th year, this award honours organizations that implement creative, results-oriented marketing projects or campaigns.

The top three winners are:

1. Monash University (Australia) and Penn State University (USA) libraries: The Monash and Penn State Great Rare Books Bake Off

sites.psu.edu/greatrarebooksbakeoff and monash.edu/library/rare-books-bake-off

2. The City Libraries of Jinan (China): Quancheng Study – “Delivery” Buddies Post

jnlib.net.cn

3. LGMA / Libraries Ireland (Ireland): Your Library – Take a Closer Look

librariesireland.ie

Monash University and Penn State University share 1st place for their Great Rare Books Bake Off, a friendly competition that engaged their communities by inviting participants to bake featured recipes from their collections and post to social media. The project provided an enjoyable, creative outlet during the pandemic. The 1st place winner receives 3000€ towards purchasing new technology.

 

The City Libraries of Jinan (China) is the 2nd place winner for Quancheng Study – “Delivery Buddies” Post. This program helps library service delivery workers by understanding patrons’ needs and offering reading resources in a multi-functional manner. The 2nd place winner receives 2000€ towards purchasing new technology.

LGMA / Libraries Ireland (Ireland) takes 3rd place for their campaign, Your Library – Take a Closer Look. This national campaign promoted Irish public libraries by encouraging everyone to “take a closer look” at the modern and innovative library services on offer. The 3rd place winner receives 1500€ towards purchasing new technology.

Submissions were received from all over the world, with entries from Australia, Belarus, Brazil, China Colombia, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Ghana, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Ukraine, the United States, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Norway. Applications were selected based upon criteria that demonstrated innovative and original project marketing strategies. The top ten entries include the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners and seven unique projects.

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession, with more than 1,300 members in 140 countries worldwide. The headquarters is based in The Hague, Netherlands.

“We hope that libraries around the world will learn from and be inspired by these award winners,” says Anya Feltreuter, chair of the IFLA Section on Management and Marketing. “With such diversity of projects and campaigns, we think most library organisations can find something useful regardless of their budget size or target audience.”

As the leading digital and print-on-demand newspaper and magazine platform, PressReader (about.pressreader.com/) helps IFLA to recognize and support creative, inspired, results-oriented marketing campaigns. In addition to sponsoring the 1st, 2nd and 3rd  place awards, PressReader is proud to provide the top 10 winners with an exclusive one-year VIP account with PressReader.

“In spite of the myriad challenges experienced over the last year, libraries worldwide showed remarkable resilience and adaptivity in the wake of sudden-lockdowns”, says James Fairbotham, Senior Area Manager, EMEA - Libraries, PressReader. “The exceptional measures libraries embraced ensured the continuation of services for their patrons. As with any challenge, however, comes great innovation and creativity, and this is certainly exemplified by this year’s award recipients. Congratulations to the winning libraries and all those that participated.”

Along with the top three winners, the next seven organizations and their marketing campaigns are recognized for their innovative and creative approaches to marketing (in alphabetical order):

Centralized Library System of Moscow District (Russia): “Big Bang” Exhibition Space

www.cbs-msk.ru

 

Ghana Book Development Council (Ghana): Learn to Read; Read to Learn

facebook.com/gbdc.moe

 

Morgantown Public Library (USA): A Wild and Weird Calendar Fundraiser: Raising Money for a Good Claws

mympls.org/CALENDAR/

 

Pikes Peak Library District (USA): All You Need Is Your Library

ppld.org/MyLibrary

 

Public Library Cultural Center (Colombia): Maker20 – Communication in the Library has no limits!

facebook.com/BiblioCentroCulturalC20

 

Shanghai Library (China): My Battle against Covid-19, Online Pop Up Reading Marathon

library.sh.cn

 

Wenzhou Library (China): The Comics of Wenzhou Library

wzlib.cn (official website not accessible in all countries; for more info, visit their Wikipedia page)

 

Media inquiries:

Jeremiah Walter, IFLA Management & Marketing Information Coordinator JWalter@ppld.org

Eva Wu, PressReader, evaw@pressreader.com

 

About PressReader

PressReader is on a mission to improve the way people discover stories that matter to them. With offices in Vancouver, Dublin and Manila, the company provides the largest all-you-can-read platform of newspapers and magazines where people can discover relevant and trusted content from anywhere in the world, and read global titles like The Guardian, The Independent, Los Angeles Times, and Le Figaro.

Using their phone, tablet or computer, readers can browse content online or download entire issues using the PressReader app. They can subscribe for unlimited access, or get the full experience sponsored by one of its brand partners, businesses that leverage the premium content platform to enhance their customers’ experience – household names like British Airways, Turkish Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Air Canada, Marriott, Fairmont Hotels, Seabourn Cruise Lines, Princeton University, and the New York Public Library.

Open Science Fair 2021

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 14/06/2021 - 17:07

The Open Science Fair 2021 (OSFair 2021), under the banner, Fostering local and global open science communities, is organized as an emblematic initiative of OpenAIRE, co-organized by key international initiatives in the area of open science: COAR, EIFL, FORCE11, LA Referencia, LIBER, OPERAS, SPARC and SPARC Europe.

Open Science Fair 2021

EIFL news and events - ორშ, 14/06/2021 - 17:07

The Open Science Fair 2021 (OSFair 2021), under the banner, Fostering local and global open science communities, is organized as an emblematic initiative of OpenAIRE, co-organized by key international initiatives in the area of open science: COAR, EIFL, FORCE11, LA Referencia, LIBER, OPERAS, SPARC and SPARC Europe.

Open Science Fair 2021

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 14/06/2021 - 17:07

The Open Science Fair 2021 (OSFair 2021), under the banner, Fostering local and global open science communities, is organized as an emblematic initiative of OpenAIRE, co-organized by key international initiatives in the area of open science: COAR, EIFL, FORCE11, LA Referencia, LIBER, OPERAS, SPARC and SPARC Europe.

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All Aboard for Fedora 6.0

DSpace news - პარ, 11/06/2021 - 23:34

As you may have heard, earlier this month the Fedora 6.0 Release Candidate was announced, which means we are moving full steam ahead toward an official full production release of the software. After 2 long years of laying down the tracks to guide us toward a shiny new Fedora, this train is nearly ready to leave the station and we couldn’t be more excited. We fully expect to see a production release in the coming weeks and want the community to climb on board as we charge ahead.

So what’s with all the train metaphors? Allow me to explain. It is my pleasure to finally be unveiling the Fedora train!

This image was a collaboration between the Fedora team and the Communication Outreach Marketing and Community Sub-Group and was created by Sam Mitchell, the graphic designer at LYRASIS. We wanted to create something that was representative of the progress we have made in reaching Fedora 6.0 as well as our desire to bring all community members forward to the latest version of the software. Enter the Fedora train.

With it’s sleek, modern design and capacity to hold many passengers, the train felt like the ideal symbol for Fedora. You may notice the hex shapes, integrated in to the image, and this was another intentional piece we wanted to incorporate. Much like the hex stickers that are often seen decorating the fronts of laptops, they fit together seamlessly and in infinite configurations. This is how we feel about Fedora. Fedora is the base hex, on which you can build your repository. The hex is also a subtle nod to Fedora 6.0 – the hex being a 6-sided figure to denote the most recent version without being overly literal.

If you’ve been following along with any of our Fedora presentations on the conference circuit this year, you will have seen that we are always using the train metaphor in our presentation titles – Fedora Software & Community Update: All Aboard for Fedora 6.0. In the development of Fedora 6.0 we recognized a need to bring the community forward and as a result have invested in the creation of extensive tooling, documentation and support for the migration process.

Where can you find the train? We have made a small store on Red Bubble where you can purchase a few items with the new image on it. You can access the store here. At present, it is set up as at-cost pricing, so there is no profit being made by Fedora on the sale of these items. In the future we hope to have the train image available on more merchandise when we get back to in-person conferences and events.

 

A special thanks goes out Sam Mitchell at LYRASIS, the Communication Outreach Marketing & Communications Sub-Group and Fedora staff team for all their work in developing this image. We are excited to be able to share it with you today and hope you love what it represents as much as we do.

 

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Libraries, Minority Rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: IFLA contributes to an OHCHR call for inputs

IFLA - ხუთ, 10/06/2021 - 14:21

The key theme of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda is “Leaving No-one Behind”; the pandemic has highlighted the urgency of addressing disproportionate barriers and disparities that various minority groups are experiencing. An IFLA input to a United Nations Human Rights Council consultation examines the role of access to information in facilitating minority rights within the sustainable development context, and ways that libraries support it.

A recent call for inputs by the UN Human Rights Council centred on the persistent issues of discrimination, exclusion and marginalisation experienced by various national, linguistic, ethnic and religious minorities. From outsized negative impacts of nascent technology trends on specific groups to more severe health outcomes and disproportionate economic impacts from COVID-19 pandemic response measures, it is now as crucial as ever to accelerate efforts to address these disparities.

The consultation aims to look at these inequalities through the lens of sustainable social and economic development. Drawing on the library field’s experiences with leveraging access to information as a key driver of development, this submission discusses:

Inequalities in access to information experienced by ethnic religious, linguistic and national minorities:

  • Unequal access to ICT and connectivity
  • A lack of access to relevant content, particularly for linguistic minorities; and disparities in access amnd representation in media
  • Inequalities in access to information which enables use of key services, the realisation of fundamental rights, and overall wellbeing

Good practices from the library field which seek to address these disparities:

  • Tailored initiatives to meet the information needs of specific minority groups
  • Access to educational and cultural materials
  • Initiatives that facilitate access to learning opportunities, inclusion and empowerment.

You can access the submission on the publications page.

Libraries, Minority Rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: IFLA contributes to an OHCHR call for inputs

IFLA - ხუთ, 10/06/2021 - 01:12

The key theme of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda is “Leaving No-one Behind”; the pandemic has highlighted the urgency of addressing disproportionate barriers and disparities that various minority groups are experiencing. An IFLA input to a United Nations Human Rights Council consultation examines the role of access to information in facilitating minority rights within the sustainable development context, and ways that libraries support it.

A recent call for inputs by the UN Human Rights Council centred on the persistent issues of discrimination, exclusion and marginalisation experienced by various national, linguistic, ethnic and religious minorities. From outsized negative impacts of nascent technology trends on specific groups to more severe health outcomes and disproportionate economic impacts from COVID-19 pandemic response measures, it is now as crucial as ever to accelerate efforts to address these disparities.

The consultation aims to look at these inequalities through the lens of sustainable social and economic development. Drawing on the library field’s experiences with leveraging access to information as a key driver of development, this submission discusses:

Inequalities in access to information experienced by ethnic religious, linguistic and national minorities:

  • Unequal access to ICT and connectivity
  • A lack of access to relevant content, particularly for linguistic minorities; and disparities in access amnd representation in media
  • Inequalities in access to information which enables use of key services, the realisation of fundamental rights, and overall wellbeing

Good practices from the library field which seek to address these disparities:

  • Tailored initiatives to meet the information needs of specific minority groups
  • Access to educational and cultural materials
  • Initiatives that facilitate access to learning opportunities, inclusion and empowerment.

You can access the submission on the publications page.

“Using Retro Technologies in a Children’s Library”: Latest addition to the SC Best Practices YouTube channel

IFLA - ოთხ, 09/06/2021 - 20:18

In particular, we show filmstrips to children as part of our entertaining and learning activities Miracles of Fairytales. Meetings for children from age 4 to 8 last 50 minutes each and take place 4 times a month.

At the meetings children train their main soft skills: memory, attention, develop imagination and communication skills, independence and creative thinking.

This short video about the program at RSLYA is a good example for spreading an inspiring idea throughout the library field. Do you have an idea you want to share with your colleagues around the world? Here is your chance!

If you want to join the Best Practices Project of the IFLA Section Libraries for Children and Young Adults, please meet the following conditions:
1. Make your own video for the project about one interesting program of your library aimed at children and/or young adults.
2. The video must be about 3-5 minutes. But not longer than 5 minutes!
3. The language for all videos is English. Don’t worry if English is not your first language – watch the other videos on our channel!
4. The video must start with a logo screen. You can download it here.

5. Please send a link to the video via this form.  

EIFL-PLIP T-break on Online training

EIFL - FOSS news - სამ, 08/06/2021 - 19:21

Public librarians who have completed training-of-trainers programmes organized by the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) and partners in Kenya, Namibia, Uganda and Zambia are invited to attend this informal knowledge sharing event - a ‘T-break’, where T stands for trainers - on the topic, 'Online training: successes and challenges'.

EIFL-PLIP T-break on Online training

EIFL news and events - სამ, 08/06/2021 - 19:21

Public librarians who have completed training-of-trainers programmes organized by the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) and partners in Kenya, Namibia, Uganda and Zambia are invited to attend this informal knowledge sharing event - a ‘T-break’, where T stands for trainers - on the topic, 'Online training: successes and challenges'.

EIFL-PLIP T-break on Online training

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 08/06/2021 - 19:21

Public librarians who have completed training-of-trainers programmes organized by the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) and partners in Kenya, Namibia, Uganda and Zambia are invited to attend this informal knowledge sharing event - a ‘T-break’, where T stands for trainers - on the topic, 'Online training: successes and challenges'.

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A haven for community: value of public libraries

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 08/06/2021 - 14:08

Ugne Lipeikaite, EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) Impact Manager, discusses a remarkable Danish public library impact study and asks - can the evaluation approach be applied in developing countries?

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

A haven for community: value of public libraries

EIFL - FOSS news - სამ, 08/06/2021 - 14:08

Ugne Lipeikaite, EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) Impact Manager, discusses a remarkable Danish public library impact study and asks - can the evaluation approach be applied in developing countries?

A haven for community: value of public libraries

EIFL news and events - სამ, 08/06/2021 - 14:08

Ugne Lipeikaite, EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) Impact Manager, discusses a remarkable Danish public library impact study and asks - can the evaluation approach be applied in developing countries?

Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section Open Standing Committee Meeting June 25, 2021

IFLA - სამ, 08/06/2021 - 10:19

Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section will conduct a Standing Committee Open Meeting on June 25, 2021. The virtual meeting will be held  via Zoom:

June 26th, 2021, 08h00 Montréal (check what time this is for you) [PLEASE NOTE THIS DATE CHANGE!!]

Join Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/93190506350

Implementation of the European directive on the digital single market: Member States go into extra time

IFLA - ორშ, 07/06/2021 - 18:50

In June 2019, the European Union’s Digital Single Market Directive entered into force. This Directive contains several articles dedicated to cultural institutions such as libraries, archives, museums and research and educational institutions.  7 June 2021 marks the deadline for the transposition (i.e. making the necessary changes in national law) of the Directive for the European Union’s Member States, although it is one that all but a small number will miss, taking the transposition process to extra time.

 

What does the Directive contain and why does it matter for libraries? 

 

The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (DCDSM) sets out a number of goals Member States should achieve, but leaves them some flexibility in how they get there. This means that the legal texts leave room for countries to organize themselves nationally while respecting the European Directive.

 

A number of the articles in DCDSM aim to address specific needs of cultural institutions such as libraries, archives, museums and educational and research institutions. They allow the creation of the legal procedure to identify what is legal, what is not, the procedures to remunerate the creators fairly.

 

  • Articles 3 and 4 - Text and Data Mining
  • Article 5 - Use of Works in Teaching Activities
  • Article 6 - Preservation of Cultural Heritage
  • Article 7 - Contract Override and Technological Protection Measures
  • Articles 8 - 11 - Out-of-Commerce Works
  • Article 14 - Works of Visual Art in the Public Domain
  • Article 15 - Press Publishers Right
  • Article 17 - Use of Protected content by online content-sharing service providers.

If you want to know more, discover our guidelines

 

Countries on the finish line and those playing overtime

 

Only 3 countries, The Netherlands, Germany and Hungary, have already transposed the full Directive before the deadline. The Netherlands was the most reactive team in this process, followed by Hungary. 

 

Germany mobilised towards the end of the time limit, while other countries started to transpose articles sporadically: France validated articles 15 and 17 of the Directive in record time, even ahead of the publication of Guidance by the European Commission giving recommendations on the latter article (EU’s recommendations).

 

Many countries have admitted that they are going into extra time on the transposition field, with more time needed for  the parliamentary process (Croatia, Estonia, Italy), studying final drafts laws (Finland, Slovenia, Romania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czechia, Lithuania, Denmark, Slovakia), or preparing pre-drafts (Greece, Latvia, Malta, Norway, Poland, Spain and Sweden), while some are not yet on the field (Portugal).

 

When will the game end?

 

It is not yet clear how much more time countries will need to complete transposition. In particular, some countries that have rushed to implement Article 17 may have to rethink their plans in the light of the Commission’s guidance.

 

IFLA will remain vigilant and assist its members in the remaining consultations.

 

Even in those countries which have already passed laws, there may well be more to do, for example in passing regulations to provide necessary details, as well as the practicalities of implementing the new rules. 

 

One piece of this puzzle has fallen into place today, at least, with the the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) launching its new portal for non-commercial works which you can find here.

 

LSN Brochure translated into Croatian

IFLA - ორშ, 07/06/2021 - 18:24

Library Services to People with Special Needs Section is pleased to announce the publication of the section’s brochure in Croatian.  It was translated under the direction of Maela Rakocevic Uvodic and joins 10 other translations of the brochure.  It can be found at:  IFLA -- Library Services to People with Special Needs (LSN) Section Brochure

Thanks to all of the contributors who made these translations possible.

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