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Please join in the Rare Books and Special Collections Section events in Wroclaw, Poland.

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The 2017 WLIC in Wroclaw, Poland is almost upon us, and the Rare Books and Special Collections section invites you to join our programme of events during the Congress.  

Business meetings
Saturday, 19 August 2017 | 12:30-14:30 | Conference Room C

SC I - Rare Books and Special Collections

 

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 | 13:30 – 16:00 | Conference Room C

SC II - Rare Books and Special Collections

 

 

 

Programme Sessions

 

Monday 21 August 2017 | 09:00 – 17:00 | Off-site*

 

Session 088: “Collections and Books [A]cross Borders

Sponsored by Rare Books and Special Collections jointly with Indigenous Matters

 

If you plan to attend this session, please register here: https://iflarbses.konfeo.com

 

* Off-site venue: Biblioteki Uniwersyteckiej we Wroclawiu (Wroclaw University Library), ul. F. Joliot-Curie 12, 50-383 Wrocław,  Poland

Session 088 Programme and Map

 

 

 

Tuesday 22 August 2017 | 16:00 – 18:00 | Imperial Hall

 

 

Session 170: “Libraries: A Call to Action: Best Practices in Moving Collections from the View of Preservation and Conservation”

Sponsored by Preservation and Conservation jointly with Rare Books and Special Collections

Session 170 programme (PDF)

 

 

 

Thursday 24 August 2017 | 10:45 – 12:45 | Auditorium Hall (SI)

 

 

Session 231: “Out of the Stacks: Special Collections in Society”

Sponsored by Rare Books and Special Collections

Session 231 programme (PDF)

Summer 2017 Newsletter is now available.

IFLA - ორშ, 26/06/2017 - 19:48

Dear Colleagues,

The Section Summer 2017 Newsletter is now available.
 We hope that you join us in welcoming our newest committee members and enjoy updates about our past year.
Please also remember – Early registration prices (14.95euros) for our Satellite conference end on 30th June.

For more information - See our website

Register here - Via Eventbrite 

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El Boletín de Verano 2017 ya está disponible.
Esperamos que se unan a nosotros para dar la bienvenida a nuestros miembros más recientes del comité y disfruta leyendo las actualizaciones de último año.
También recuerde: los precios de inscripción anticipada (14,95 euros) para la conferencia por satélite finalizará el 30 de junio.

Para más información - Website

Regístrese aquí - Eventbrite

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La Newsletter d'été 2017 est maintenant disponible.
Nous espérons que vous vous joignez à nous pour accueillir nos membres les plus récents du comité et profiter des mises à jour concernant notre dernière année.
Rappelez-vous également: les prix d'inscription anticipée (14,95 euros) pour la conférence satellite finniseront le 30 juin.

Pour plus d'informations - Website

Inscrivez-vous ici - Eventbrite

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Der Sommer-Newsletter 2017 ist ab sofort verfügbar.
Wir hoffen, dass Sie werden, um unsere jüngsten Ausschussmitglieder zu begrüßen und die letzten Updates des letzten Jahres zu lesen.
Denken Sie auch daran, dass die Vorregistrierungspreise (€ 14,95) für die Satellitenkonferenz am 30. Juni enden werden.

Für weitere Informationen - Website

Melden Sie sich hier - Eventbrite

IFLA Global Vision materials for self-facilitated discussions now available in Chinese, Russian and Arabic

IFLA - ორშ, 26/06/2017 - 17:09

See Also:

We are pleased to announce the availability of Chinese, Russian and Arabic versions of our resource package for self-facilitated discussions under IFLA’s Global Vision. This will help bring together even more representatives of the library field worldwide to explore how a connected library field can meet the challenges of the future. Now it’s your turn! 

Become a part of the global brainstorm: host a self-organised discussion!

Now available in Chinese, Russian and Arabic:

  • Guidelines for Facilitators
  • Guidelines for Organisers
  • Communications materials

Implement or experiment with the discussion format. Engage the audience in vibrant discussion about the future of the united library field.

You’ll also find examples of draft communications to use in your own campaigns, but you are encouraged to be creative and adaptive to better meet the needs of your specific regional community.

Visit the Global Vision resources webpage

This material will soon be available in all seven official IFLA languages.

About the IFLA Global Vision

IFLA is facilitating a Global Vision discussion through a series of high-level meetings and workshops in different parts of the world following our kick-off event in Athens, Greece on 4 April 2017.  Face-to-face and online, future-oriented conversations will be taking place throughout the year. See the Global Vision discussion website: globalvision.ifla.org for more details, and join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram using the #iflaGlobalVision hashtag.

Together we create the future: Join us!

Gerald Leitner
IFLA Secretary General

EU Digital Assembly 2017 – Libraries As Relevant As Ever in the Internet Age

IFLA - კვი, 25/06/2017 - 02:21

This year’s European Digital Assembly took place in Malta, bringing together representatives of the EU, national governments, business and civil society. It focused on the opportunities and challenges raised by the development of the digital economy, and how policy makers should respond. Morgane Gourgand from the University of Malta Library attended.

 

For libraries, digital technologies offer strong potential to further progress towards the goal of access to information for all. They also increase the importance of spaces where people can develop their information literacy skills, receive training throughout their lives, and feel safe.

 

Highlights of this year’s Assembly included discussions about WiFi4EU, a project which will allow local authorities to work with community institutions to bid for money to install public WiFi. Libraries are potentially very strong candidates, given their trusted status and ability to offer other services.

 

Participants also discussed digital skills, and their importance for employability. There are many options out there, from boot camps to MOOCs. Here too, given their position within communities, libraries can make a contribution as resource centres and training venues. They could also serve as workspaces for people working remotely, enabling them better to balance professional and personal lives. 

LIBER Executive Board Nominations: Voting Process

LIBER news - პარ, 23/06/2017 - 10:36

At LIBER’s 2017 Annual Conference, two new members will be appointed to the Executive Board. Four candidates were nominated. They are: Dr Søren Bertil Fabricius Dorch, University Library of Southern Denmark, Denmark Proposer: Mr Wilhelm Widmark, Stockholm University Library, Sweden (Nomination Form) Dr Anna Maria Wałek, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland Proposer: Professor Janusz Smulko,…

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Showing libraries' contribution to development: How public libraries contribute to the STEM agenda

IFLA - ხუთ, 22/06/2017 - 13:42

by Sue McKerracher, CEO, Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)

 

The STEAM into Sydney conference took place on 16 and 17 March 2017, alongside the IFLA Public Libraries Section mid-term meeting. Organised by Section Chair Marian Morgan-Bindon and Secretary/Information Coordinator Jan Richards, the event was booked out within a couple of hours, demonstrating the strength of interest in the Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics (STEM) agenda across the globe.

Determined to make the most of the stories generated through the conference presentations, Jan and Marian worked with the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) to produce a summary of these: How public libraries contribute to the STEM agenda. As an easy to read, highly illustrated document, this report has already proved to be a valuable advocacy tool, helping library managers explain to local, state and territory governments what can be achieved by investing in makerspaces and technology programs. For some politicians and their advisers, it is difficult to understand the link between libraries and STEM. This report not only makes that connection, but also provides examples of inspirational activities, from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway and Sweden.

The report is the first Australian publication specifically designed to show the impact of libraries in contributing to the UN 2030 Agenda. This particular document relates to Sustainable Development Goal 5 "Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls" - Target B: "Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women". The report has been shared with the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Ministry of the Arts. Further reports are planned over the coming months along with advice to library managers about how they can use them as conversation starters with local councils and their communities.

 

International Advocacy Programme (IAP): Ten projects now under way

IFLA - ხუთ, 22/06/2017 - 11:37

Earlier this year, IFLA launched a worldwide call for proposals to request funding for the implementation of regional or national awareness-raising and capacity building activities for 2017-2018, as part of the International Advocacy Programme (IAP).

A record number of proposals were submitted (115 from all regions in the world) showing the great commitment of the library and information community to ensure libraries are involved in the United Nations 2030 Agenda planning and implementation at the local, regional and global level.

All proposals were carefully analysed by the IFLA IAP Steering Committee, with the support of IFLA’s Manager for Development Programmes.

Preference was given to proposals from library associations, national libraries, and the public library sector. Regional proposals involving countries that hadn't take part in any of the IAP Regional Workshops organised by IFLA in 2016-2017 were also preferred.

The ten funding proposals selected aim to continue showing libraries’ contribution to the UN 2030 Agenda, and to advocate for libraries to be recognised as government partners to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by their inclusion in National Development Plans.

A regional distribution of the selected proposals is as follows:

Africa Americas Asia Oceania Europe Global

West Africa 
(Regional)

Including:
Benin
Burkina Faso
Cote D’Ivoire
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Liberia
Mali
Niger
Nigeria
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Togo

Brazil

Asia Pacific (Regional)

Including:
Australia (ALIA)
New Zealand (LIANZA)
Singapore

East Europe (Regional)

Including:
Czech Republic
Hungary
Poland
Romania
Slovakia
Ukraine

International Leaders Programme (ILP) 2nd Cohort Associates 

Countries involved:
Colombia
China
Egypt
Mexico
Philippines
Senegal
Serbia
United States of America

East Africa (Regional)

Including:
Kenya
Rwanda
Tanzania
Uganda

Central America (Regional)

Including:
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Central Asia (Regional)

Including:
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Uzbekistan

DACHS (Regional – German speaking countries)

Including:
Austria
Germany
Italy/ South Tirol
Switzerland

    Costa Rica         Trinidad and Tobago      

The IFLA IAP will launch a second call for proposals towards the end of 2017. Stay tuned to learn more and don’t miss the opportunity to take action!

About the International Advocacy Programme (IAP)

The IFLA IAP is a capacity-building programme designed to promote and support the role libraries can play in the planning and implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Through the IAP, IFLA aims to establish an engaged community of advocates who will clearly articulate the significant opportunities to increase the profile and highlight the positive impact of library and information professionals in the achievement of the SDGs.

Article processing charges - what will you pay?

eifl licensing news - ოთხ, 21/06/2017 - 16:08

As more and more publishers introduce options for publishing in open access, it can be difficult for researchers to decide where to publish and what they should expect to pay. This blog provides an overview of publishing options and article processing charges (APCs) offered by EIFL’s publishing partners.

IFLA marks World Refugee Day

IFLA - სამ, 20/06/2017 - 19:47

On World Refugee Day, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions wishes to highlight the richness and vibrancy of an inclusive and open society by reminding how libraries play an integral role in democratization and integration. IFLA believes that open societies are healthy societies and that libraries guarantee basic human rights by enabling access to information and knowledge for all.

Today, therefore, we wish to celebrate the work of libraries engaged in working with one of the most vulnerable segment of our societies: refugees and immigrants. As cultural institutions with a long history of inclusion, libraries are well-positioned to perform activities to support integration and multicultural practices. Libraries provide free access to computers and wi-fi, a safe and welcoming space to use to learn about the new host country and the immediate community, activities for children and families and a host of other services pivotal to the well-being of refugees.

Human emergencies such as conflicts and economic distress have caused tremendous mass movements. Tens of millions of individuals have fled war and persecution and they need our support to find a stable place they can call home. Children are uniquely vulnerable to the dangers caused by dislocation and migration. Unjustified barriers to the movement of people are cruel and contrary to human rights. These children and their families need guidance and support. Libraries represent safe-havens where they can start the process of integration.

IFLA believes that by giving people the access to information and support they need, we will have healthier society and stronger democracies. 

IFLA marks World Refugee Day

IFLA - სამ, 20/06/2017 - 19:47

On World Refugee Day, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions wishes to highlight the richness and vibrancy of an inclusive and open society by reminding how libraries play an integral role in democratization and integration. IFLA believes that open societies are healthy societies and that libraries guarantee basic human rights by enabling access to information and knowledge for all.

Today, therefore, we wish to celebrate the work of libraries engaged in working with one of the most vulnerable segment of our societies: refugees and immigrants. As cultural institutions with a long history of inclusion, libraries are well-positioned to perform activities to support integration and multicultural practices. Libraries provide free access to computers and wi-fi, a safe and welcoming space to use to learn about the new host country and the immediate community, activities for children and families and a host of other services pivotal to the well-being of refugees.

Human emergencies such as conflicts and economic distress have caused tremendous mass movements. Tens of millions of individuals have fled war and persecution and they need our support to find a stable place they can call home. Children are uniquely vulnerable to the dangers caused by dislocation and migration. Unjustified barriers to the movement of people are cruel and contrary to human rights. These children and their families need guidance and support. Libraries represent safe-havens where they can start the process of integration.

IFLA believes that by giving people the access to information and support they need, we will have healthier society and stronger democracies. 

Check out these IFLA WLIC sessions of interest in Poland!

IFLA - სამ, 20/06/2017 - 19:46

Thanks to Sandy Hirsh for preparing a great annotated list of interesting sessions at WLIC in Poland.

Check out these IFLA WLIC sessions of interest in Poland!

IFLA - სამ, 20/06/2017 - 19:46

Thanks to Sandy Hirsh for preparing a great annotated list of interesting sessions at WLIC in Poland.

A new CPDWL newsletter is now available

IFLA - სამ, 20/06/2017 - 19:15

The June 2017 newsletter of the Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section (CPDWL) is now available.

A new CPDWL newsletter is now available

IFLA - სამ, 20/06/2017 - 19:15

The June 2017 newsletter of the Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section (CPDWL) is now available.

LIBER’s New Executive Director: Astrid Verheusen

LIBER news - სამ, 20/06/2017 - 18:12

The LIBER Executive Board is very pleased to announce that, following its recent recruitment for a new Executive Director and interviews held in The Hague on 1 June 2017, Ms Astrid Verheusen has been appointed as LIBER Executive Director.  Ms Verheusen was appointed to the post of LIBER Interim Executive Director on 15 March 2017,…

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Supporting the Practical Adoption of Open Science

LIBER news - სამ, 20/06/2017 - 13:22

The Challenge Open science and its importance are gaining more and more attention. A large part of the conversation however, still focuses on the level of awareness and encouragement. How can we help researchers go from awareness to actual implementation of open science in their own discipline? The Project The FOSTER Plus project builds on…

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FOSTER Plus Project on Open Science Training Kicks Off

LIBER news - სამ, 20/06/2017 - 10:06

After the success of the initial FOSTER project on open science training, we are happy to announce that the followup-project, FOSTER Plus, kicked off on the 22nd of May. Twenty people from 11 different institutions came together in Guimarães, Portugal, to discuss a wide range of topics and ensure a smooth start. The main goal…

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Congratulations to our new ARL Standing Committee Members

IFLA - სამ, 20/06/2017 - 01:35

Name

Institute

Country

Marga Koelen

University of Twente, Library & Archive

Netherlands

Lorraine J. Haricombe

University of Texas at Austin Libraries

United States

Ursula Arning

ZB Med

Germany

Jayshree Mantora

Charles Darwin University

Australia

Tiiu Tarkpea

Tartu University Library

Estonia

Melita Ambrozic

National and University Library

Slovenia

Xin Li

Cornell University Library

United States

Ramesh C. Gaur

Central Library, Jawaharlal Nehru University

India

Jonas Fursy Ake

Institut National Supérieur des Arts et de l'Action Culturelle (INSAAC)

Cote D'ivoire

Damiana Kiilu

United States International University, The Library

Kenya

Silvia Stasselová

Slovak Librarians Association

Slovakia

Invitation to attend IFLA 2017 Satellite meetings

IFLA - ორშ, 19/06/2017 - 19:21

This is a call for participants to register and attend below Satellite meetings held 16 & 17 Aug 2017.

Open Access, Public Access, Meaningful Access: Libraries heard at WSIS Forum and Human Rights Council

IFLA - ორშ, 19/06/2017 - 11:52

Article 19 of the Universal Convention on Human Rights offers freedom of access to information for all. This freedom has long been at the heart of the work of libraries.

 

IFLA’s presence at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2017 and the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council allowed delegates to hear the library perspective on three aspects of access – open (free for users), public (Internet access in libraries) and meaningful (ensuring that people have the skills necessary to make information useful).

 

Promoting Open Access

 

IFLA has advocated for open access to research publications since the early 2000s, arguing that this is key to ensuring that the benefits of science and innovation can spread to the largest possible number of people. When work is produced by public institutions, or using public money, the argument for open access is all the stronger.

 

This is the point IFLA made in a panel looking at the adoption of open access by intergovernmental organisations, alongside the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), UNESCO, the World Health Organisation, CERN, the European Space Agency, and the Asian Development Bank. UNESCO and WIPO have been particularly active in this field, a point underlined by IFLA in calling for further progress across the board.

 

Promoting Public Access

 

The role of libraries and other community spaces in giving free public access to the Internet will be important for as long as there are people who do not have the money or inclination to get Internet access at home. In a session focusing on the situation of Small Island Developing States, IFLA stressed that libraries can play a vital role in places where an Internet connection can cost as much as the average wage. In addition, by providing a trusted public space, they can bring together other services, and contribute to community building.

 

For public access to work, it is important that there are no unnecessary barriers. IFLA joined a consultation at the Human Rights Council, underlining concerns about the use of filtering technologies and algorithms in controlling Internet access – how can people know whether what they are seeing or posting is being blocked or manipulated?

 

IFLA also highlighted the risk that contract terms and technological protection measures can undermine the rights given to uses through exceptions and limitations to copyright.

 

Promoting Meaningful Access

 

Finally, IFLA highlighted the importance of ensuring that access to information comes with the skills that allow people to use it. With the current concern about fake news, IFLA suggested that the only effective response was to help people of all ages develop the skills necessary to spot lies online. Given the speed at which stories can travel, no regulation could be fast enough.

 

On the positive side, developing skills and attitudes online could help everyone take advantage of the opportunities created by the Internet. There are countless examples of libraries doing this, drawing on their unique, trusted place in the community, and the skills and motivation of their staff.

 

As our societies and the ways in which we access information changes, the role of libraries is changing also. Far from diminishing, libraries are as important as ever, not only in terms of their practical work in bridging the digital divide, but also in bringing their values and working methods to the governance of the Internet.

 

 

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum is an annual event bringing together governments, business and civil society, from around the world. This year’s theme was how Information and Communications Technologies can help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals. The Human Rights Council meets at least three times a year, and discusses both country specific reports and broader themes, for example freedom of expression or cultural rights. 
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