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Count-down begins for IFLA’s 84th World Library and Information Congress. Join us!

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There are only 9 days to go before the most international library conference in the world! IFLA WLIC 2018 promises to be a truly spectacular experience for library professionals worldwide.  

Each and every IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) is both a great way to build knowledge and collections, and an exciting cultural experience. This year will be no exception for the 3000+ delegates.  

There will be over 500 speakers including keynote speaker Tan Sri Ali bin Hamsa, Chief Secretary to the Malaysian Government, engaged in over 230 sessions covering every aspect of library work. There are also almost 250 Papers and Poster presentations and over 70 exhibitors, together making IFLA WLIC the unmissable international library event of the year. 

Beyond the wide-reaching professional programme, the chance to meet and learn about different cultures is what makes IFLA WLIC so unique. The Malaysian National Committee has put together an exciting programme of activities for delegates to experience and enjoy. 

As well as Malaysian massage and basket weaving, there will be the ever-popular Cultural evening - a unique opportunity for the host country to showcase their culture - and cuisine!- to the rest of the world. 

So join us for a week of ideas, inspiration, and incomparable experiences! 

Hear from last year's delegates about why IFLA WLIC is important to them
 

Registration is still open. Visit the IFLA WLIC 2018 website and register now!  

Call for online Articles: Young Adults at the Library

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The IFLA Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section invites proposals for online articles to be included in the December 2018 Newsletter with the special theme: Young adults at the library.     The suggested topics could include, but are not limited to:  • Helping young adults to question, think critically, and expand knowledge  • Meeting the needs of young adults as a librarian  • Integrating information literacy  • Informal learning  • Resource sharing  • Connected learning • Marketing • New trends • Projects • Cooperations with local society
  Proposals should include:  • Title of proposed article  • A short description of the proposed article (150 words) • Name of author  • Position or title of author  • Employer or affiliated institution of the author  • Email address 
  The language of the newsletter is English. However authors may also provide articles in any of the IFLA languages, as long as an English version is also provided. 
  Calendar Proposals due by September 1st, Articles due by November 15st. The reply regarding acceptance will be sent on email before September 20th. Proposals can be submitted to the editorial board via email to:  Jorun Systad, Jorun.Systad@forde.kommune.no

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

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Language is essential to culture, community and daily life. Through languages, people not only express their history, traditions and memory, but more importantly construct their future. Yet many languages are disappearing due to a variety of factors, with indigenous languages particularly vulnerable.

Libraries play an essential role in keeping a record of indigenous cultural heritage, knowledge and language. Their work in preserving these aims to ensure their survival in order to inform and inspire future generations.

Yet preservation and conservation are not the only way in which libraries contribute. They also promote cooperation in the field of culture and information services to indigenous communities as well as encourage indigenous leadership within the sector.

The United Nations (UN) has proclaimed 2019 to be the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IY2019) as a proactive response to concerns about their disappearance. This briefing offers an idea of how to get involved and how to get libraries’ work recognised.

Read the IFLA briefing on how to get involved here.

Job opportunity at IFLA Headquarters: Strategic Projects Manager

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There is a vacancy at IFLA Headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands for the position of:

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

At IFLA Headquarters an international staff of over 20 people manages and develops programmes for members and the library and information sector worldwide. IFLA’s strategic priorities include access to information, digital content, cultural heritage, the contribution of libraries to national development, and professional practice.

IFLA Headquarters
9 August 2018

Strategic Projects Manager

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The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Headquarters is looking for an experienced Strategic Projects Manager to join its dynamic team and global projects. Your responsibilities will include coordinating work in support of IFLA’s activities at the global, regional and national level. He / she will serve as a key link between IFLA leadership and staff in managing the overall project timelines for the development, review and implementation of a range of activities and services.

Over the next ten years, IFLA will transform public libraries, the library field and itself through concerted and coordinated efforts at the global, regional, and national level. While the ultimate benefit of this work will be seen at the local level through better library services – services helping more people gain literacy, find employment, improve their health, etc. – the effort will be aimed at specific changes in how libraries are led, assessed, and connected. IFLA is developing a new strategic framework to provide direction to these efforts. A key to their success will be the coordination of projects between IFLA, its organisational members, external partners and individual librarians around the world.

This position reports to the IFLA Secretary General and will work closely with him on the development and implementation of projects and activities.

Location

IFLA Headquarters in The Hague (next to The Hague Central Station) in the Netherlands.

Key Areas of Responsibilities
  • Responsible for coordinating and managing the implementation of IFLA’s strategic projects and activities:
    • will have an overall (bird's-eye) view of all new projects
    • will work with IFLA staff to keep projects on track
    • undertake all evaluation and reporting requirements
  • Coordinating and aligning IFLA’s project work in the context of IFLA’s overall strategic direction
  • Managing and coordinating external relations with IFLA’s project partners
  • Development and liaison with additional partners in the field
Qualifications and Experience
  • Master's degree plus at least 5 years of project management experience at senior level (coordination, delivery and implementation) gained in an NGO environment / membership organisation
  • Knowledge / awareness of issues in the information environment and library profession at an international level
  • Advanced working knowledge of Excel and MS suite of products including project management tools
  • Proven ability to manage competing timelines and priorities in a composed fashion
  • Results oriented and strong reporting skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills in English with experience of adapting your style and approach to the audience and message to be delivered
  • Ability to build close working relationships with stakeholders in diverse locations and advocate on behalf of IFLA
  • Experience with stakeholder management (up to Board level)
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to change and ability to support others to respond in a similar way
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team while providing strategic leadership and vision combined with innovative ideas
  • Proficiency in one of the other official languages of IFLA (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish)
Salary

The gross monthly salary offered will be € 4,299 per month in line with the Collective Agreement of Public Libraries in The Netherlands. You will also receive a holiday allowance (8% of your annual salary), an end of year bonus and enjoy 25 days of holidays per year. You will also participate in IFLA’s group pension scheme.

Closing date

The closing date is 30 August 2018.  Due to the high volume of applications we are expecting to receive, interested candidates are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible.​

How to apply

Please send your CV including a motivation letter addressing the responsibilities and skills required for the position in English to vacancies@ifla.org.

2018 Chinese Library Annual Conference Held in Langfang

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The 2018 Annual Conference for the Library Society of China and Chinese Library Exhibition was held in Langfang, Hebei province on 31 May and 1 June. The annual conference was organized by the Library Society of China and the People’s Government of Langfang Municipal under the guidance of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and sponsored by the National Library of China (NLC), the National Public Culture Development Center, China Ancient Books Preservation and Conservation Association and the Department of Culture in Hebei Province.

The theme of the event is “Library and Society: Sharing, Efficiency and Rule of Law”. Apart from the opening and closing ceremony, there were themed discussions, academic sessions, exhibitions, librarians’ evening, etc.

Distinguish guests included Xiang Zhaolun, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Xu Jianpei, Vice Governor of the People’s Government of Hebei Province, Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, President of International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).  There were also delegates and more than 3,000 library professionals and experts from libraries of all levels and types around the country who participated at the meeting by registering on the membership management and service platform of the Library Society of China.

Zhang Chunyan, Vice Mayor of People’s Government of Langfang Municipal, Wang Lixiang, Secretary of Party Committee of Department of Culture, Hebei Province, and IFLA president Glòria Pérez-Salmerón delivered speeches at the Opening Ceremony. Han Yongjin, President of Library Society of China and Director of the NLC, gave a speech and announced the opening of the annual conference. The ceremony was hosted by Chen Li, Vice President of Library Society of China and Executive Deputy Director of the NLC.

Han Yongjin noted in his speech that 2018 is an important year of in-depth study and implementation of the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the CPC and the 3rd plenary session of the 19th central committee, as well as the 40th anniversary of reform and opening up. He said that libraries as important part of the public culture service system, should play a vital role in the strategic deployment of “strengthening cultural confidence and promoting the prosperity of socialist culture”. Libraries at all levels and types around the country should take this as an opportunity to improve their service efficiency, meet people’s increasing needs in cultural life of the new era and demonstrate the value of library as the engine and booster of society. 

The Chinese Library Exhibition was held at the same time. Nearly a hundred exhibitors participated, including public cultural institutions of all levels and varieties of companies of library resources, technology and software. Xiang Zhaolun and Xu Jianpei, accompanied by Han Yongjin, Chen Li and others, visited the exhibition areas of Chinese Ancient Books Preservation Plan, Library Cultural and Creative Products Development Alliance, NLC Legislative Reference Service Achievements and National Digital Library.

This year’s annual conference has four highlights:

First, it focused closely on the theme to demonstrate the value of library in social development. The annual conference hosted a series of theme forums and academic sessions, with 200 invited experts and scholars contributing keynote reports, giving speeches and sharing experiences on 24 key topics. The conference showed the development of librarianship in recent years and its future prospects.

Second, it followed industrial features to show the bright prospects of libraries and librarians. The Library Society of China organized and featured the “beautiful stories of Chinese libraries”. Altogether, 7 moving stories, 18 excellent service projects and 14 innovative cases were chosen and added to the exhibition list. At the opening sessions, Wang Xuesong, from Heilongjiang Provincial Library, Li Yonggang, from Hefei Metropolitan Library, and Ma Xuemei, from Sunan Yugur Autonomous County Library, shared service cases of their libraries and personal stories, which were well received among other librarians.

Third, it reflected the cultures benefiting the people and organized various supporting activities. The annual conference was not only a grand gathering of those from the library field, but it also highlighted cultural befitting projects that created a cultural feast for the people. During the conference, activities such as “librarians’ evening”, “the first book carnival in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region and nationwide reading festival”, and “reading is around” were organized to enrich people’s cultural life.

Fourth, it followed the concept of opening up and stressing the importance of including both domestic and international involvement. This year’s conference invited the President and Secretary General of IFLA and 29 representatives from 13 countries and regions. The American Library Association (ALA) set up a booth at the exhibition and Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) hosted a symposium. In addition, Yu Jianjun, co-founder and CEO of the Himalayan, and Guan Renshan, president of Writers’ Association of Hebei province, made excellent speeches at the opening and closing sessions.

 

 

 

 

 

Building Strong Library Association (BSLA) Project, Nepal

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The Nepal Library Association conducted capacity building activities to strengthen Library (Librarians) Associations in Nepal in September 2017 as part of IFLA Building Strong Library Association (BSLA) Project.

The objectives were to coordinate and collaborate with libraries (Library Associations) of Nepal, strengthen the library association members and develop their knowledge and skills and provide equitable access to information services in line with BSLA principles. 

The activities conducted included a seminar of different library associations to strengthen Library Associations in Nepalvan and the training of trainers for Library Members (TOT). Other activities were the translation of BSLA training package in Nepali and the preparation of webpage for dissemination of information.  

The specific objectives for the two-days BSLA Workshop were to continue building libraries, strengthening the existing associations, and build new associations such as medical library association. There were 33 participants from community libraries, public libraries, academic libraries and special/research libraries.  Of these, 9 were from out of Kathmandu districts, namely, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Lamjung, Kanchanpur, Makwapur, Banke, Jhapa, Bhairahawa. There were 7 participants from Community/Public Libraries. , 8 from Academic libraries, 4 from School libraries, 7 from research/special libraries, 3 from government libraries and 4 from NLA, There were also representatives from Nepal Library Association (NLA), Lumbini Library Associations (LLA), Nepal Community Library Association (NCLA), Nepal Library Foundation (NLF), and Nepalese School Library Association (NASAL), Tribhuvan University Library Science Students Alumni Association (TULSSAA) and participants from research and special libraries of Nepal. 

 

The three-day BSLA TTT workshop helped to impart knowledge and skill to the library trainers on training, leadership, advocacy, communication, library association/networking, and sustainability.  The IFLA resource persons covered the topics on introduction to library associations, types of library associations, contextual factors for library associations, structure and governance of library associations, SWOT analysis of participating Library associations, building and managing stakeholder relationship, establishing strategic partnerships. Under the Module Train the Trainer, the participants worked in group and present their task in the context of adult learning process.  The TTT Workshop had participation from 33 library and information workers representing the Nepal Library Association, Lumbini Library Association, Purbanchal Library association, Nepal Community Library Association, Nepal Library Foundation, Nepalese School Library Association and the Tribhuvan University Library Science Students Alumni Association as well as from public, community, government, academic and research/special libraries.

Outcomes

The Nepal Library Association have received positive outcomes from the BSLA Programs.      Nepal Library Association (NLA) members especially from outside the Kathmandu valley is contacting regularly and sharing their work experiences.  They are also contacting local line agencies (Municipality, government offices like District Education Office, District Health Office) for support and cooperation to launch their library activities in a wider manner.

Members of the Nepal Library Association (NLA) are more enthusiastic after the completion of the project activities, namely, the two-day seminar and three-day BSLA TTT workshop. They have begun discussing the launch of the Library Management training in their respective areas following the Nepali Translation of BSLA Training Package.  Moreover, the launching of webpage of NLA become the common platform for sharing their experiences and lessons.

The online training activities following the suggestion given by IFLA BSLA Core trainers Dr. Gillan Hallam from Australia and Dr. Premila Gamage from Sri Lanka are popular among NLA members and have started in Kathmandu.  The online training activities would be extended out of Kathmandu in the coming days.

The support program has really benefited to the Nepal Library Association (NLA) which is emerging as an umbrella organization and trying to support district library associations and its members for their professional development.  However, the allocated fund is considered inadequate to carry out the activities outlined in the project. NLA considered the project a success and is happy to receive the IFLA support for the BSLA Training.

Success Story

The group exercises on Problem analysis and SWOT analysis at the September 2017 seminar were well received by the participants. The presentations of brief report of the participating district library associations helped the participants to realize their current situations, the need to bridge the gap and think of further improvement.

The highlight of the three days TTT workshop was the two-minute presentation by the participants.  They learnt how to prepare materials for the presentation, use of multimedia, need of body movement and eye contact with the audience and dealing the contents balancing within the time given. SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threat) analysis of participating library associations, namely, NLA, NCLA, Lumbini Library Association, Nepalese Association of School Libraries, TULSSA was another success story for this TTT.  This exercise allowed the participants to know exactly where they stand and how to move ahead in the future.

Follow-up Activities

As part of the follow-up activities mapped out by NLA, there would be continuous online training activities for the members both for Kathmandu and out of Kathmandu areas. BSLA ToT training in local language would be organized in Community Libraries once a year. Meeting would be held among the Library Associations in the country sharing the knowledge time to time, and interaction programme.

Lesson Learned

The Capacity Building Activities to Strengthen the Library (Librarians) Associations of Nepal was successfully completed.  The support of the IFLA/BSLA fund as well as the Core trainers's contribution was highly appreciated.

Participants were dedicated and keen to learn/share and work in group settings as well as they are expecting to conduct the training at their respective areas (district level).  Due to political condition (election time for the federal system), a few participants of the September Seminar could not participate in the December workshop.  

Overall, the Nepal Library Association is happy that the support program has been beneficial to Nepal especially for the library and information workers.  The NLA look forward to more cooperation from the IFLA/BSLA program.

 

Myanmar Library Association and 4th Regional Workshop on School Libraries in Southeast Asia, 2018

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Myanmar Library Association (MLA) is helping the country to promote reading, improve access to and use of new technology and in the area of information and ICT literacy development.  MLA pools their resources and make efforts to keep pace with new technology development and adopt suitable technologies for the efficiency and effectiveness of library operations and services, by collaborating with local and international organizations.     MLA believes there is an urgent need, throughout the country to transform school libraries into environments conducive for learning. Hence, it embarks on this pilot project to energize school libraries.        MLA provided the following support to the ten selected schools. (a) Equips teacher librarians with basic skills of library management, such as cataloguing their library collection, keeping borrowing records, etc.  It also provides training on information searching, skills of evaluating information, as well as training on using technology and the Internet to gain knowledge.   (b) Develops the library collections in print, electronic and other formats to meet the teaching and learning objectives of the school curriculum, with emphasis on supporting reading instruction, teaching, and learning.   (c) Aligns the collection with curriculum, with emphasis on titles to support reading instruction and classroom collections.   (d) Expands the library’s educational programme which includes orientation sessions for new students and teachers, library tours, book talks, book reviews, group discussion, best library use award, lectures, literary talks, etc.    (e) Improves the library’s physical environment for study and learning, including keeping equipment updated and furniture upgraded. Increases small group study space where possible.   (f) Produces a library manual and handbook for the school library   (g) Equips the library with hardwares and softwares to integrate new technologies. MLA has been implementing these using the open source like KOHA.   (h) Builds and strengthens partnerships with local and regional libraries and associations.   In Southeast Asian countries, school libraries are at various stages of development. Some countries have well-established and properly managed school libraries while others provide very basic facilities and limited reading materials. The Regional Workshops on School Libraries have been held annually in order to explore, learn and discuss and share the best practices, knowledge and experiences in developing school libraries among ASEAN Countries since 2015.     School libraries play an important role in the process of reforming the new education system and help to improve teaching and raise academic excellence,. By attending the series of regional school library workshop since 2015 in the southeast Asian region, MLA had the opportunities to continually network with school librarians in ASEAN countries, to collaborate school library programs among ASEAN countries and to create and sustain a communication and networking platform for school librarians and LIS professionals.   Myanmar is very proud to host the 4th Regional workshop for school Libraries in Southeast Asia and Japan as pre-conference of the 17th Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians and the workshop provides many benefits to the participants who were unable to travel to international conferences. This is the first time that we are able to host this regional workshop for school librarians around the region. MLA was able to connect and collaborate locally and internationally on professional development, and discussion on common issues in the region.    The 4th Regional Workshop in School Libraries in Southeast Asia held in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on May 2, 2018 was well attended by over 180 participants from the Department of Basic Education, Ministry of Education, public and private school librarians around the country and Southeast Asian countries.    The workshop was held to facilitate networking among school library stakeholders in the Southeast Asian countries. It provided great opportunities for participants to learn, discuss and share experiences in the development of school libraries. The workshop also served as a platform for communication among those involved with school librarianship – school librarians / teacher librarians, Ministry of Education, Universities with LIS Departments, National Libraries, Myanmar Library Association, publishers, and other interested community librarian groups. The workshop was organized by the Myanmar Library Association, National Library, Naypyitaw, Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Education, The International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) and other organizations and Local NGOs also contributed towards the event.   Union Minister for Education Dr. Myo Thein Gyi, Pyithu Hluttaw representative Daw Su Su Lwin, International Association of School Librarianship Prof. Dr. Diljit Singh, Director General of Department of Basic Education, high level from Ministry of Culture, the patron and executive members of the Myanmar Library Association and librarians from local and foreign countries were attended the ceremony,.   In his speech, Union Minister for Education Dr. Myo Thein Gyi applauded the tremendous efforts made to hold the workshop and find a solution on how to overcome the difficulties and challenges faced by the school librarians. This was the first time  a regional workshop was conducted in Myanmar. The Ministry of Education would be exploring how to create more opportunities for learning and to uplift the learning abilities of the students. It has been implementing the National Education Strategic Plan 2016-20, with the aim of establishing an accessible, equitable and effective national education system. It has laid down twelve priority tasks which can be able to implement nine sectors. Education plays a vital role to maintain peace and prosperity in the world we are living. The standard of education is correlated with the development of the libraries. We can foster our better future for our new generations by adopting more effective results.   At the ceremony, Patron of Myanmar Library Association U Tin Maung Lwin and International Association of School Librianship Prof. Dr. Diljit Singh gave the welcoming speech. This was followed by the performance of traditional dances and music by the students from B.E.M.S (3) and B.E.H.S (6), Pyinmana and Tatkone, Naypyitaw. After the opening ceremony, Union Minister for Education Dr. Myo Thein Gyi and all the attendees took commemorative group photos together.   At the workshop, Brunei, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Canada presented their country reports and shared their best practices. The parallel discussion sessions was led by Professor Dr. Diljit and MLA EC members with three topics; “connect and collaborate”, “Reenergizing school libraries” and “Planning library period and its activities.” There were interactive participation of the teacher librarians and raised the common issues facing in the region such as to-be-assigned teacher-librarian; proactive Principal, budget, library period, library building, etc.   Daw Tin Phone Nwe, a member of Myanmar Librarian made a closing remark and concluded the ceremony. A cultural evening was held on the day with dances and music performed by the Ministry of Culture to enable the participants to interact in a casual and relaxed manner.   As one of the MLA EC members, I am very pleased with the outcome of the workshop that is beneficial to people from the department of basic education, administrative level and teachers. This is specifically in achievements or changes in knowledge, attitude, behavior, condition to our target participants who are currently involved in transforming school libraries in the region. The quality of students’ learning outcomes is greatly enhanced by effective school libraries. School libraries promote lifelong learning through information literacy instruction that is integrated with classroom content. It also promotes critical thinking, creativity, engagement with information in all of its forms and the use of technology to enhance learning. In order to enable high-performance teaching and academic excellence, school libraries play an important role in the process of reforming the new education system.    Looking back, the first regional workshop was held at Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok,Thailand in June 2015, the second was held at Universitas Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia in May 2016. The third workshop focused on school library developments in the Region held in Kualua Lumpur, Malaysia.   The next workshop on School Libraries in Southeast Asia will be held in Manila, Philippine, 2019. MLA is looking forward to sharing the good and bad experiences at the upcoming workshop.

Licensing as a solution to rights management? IFLA publishes extended collective licensing background paper

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Libraries have a mission to maximize access to their collections, for culture, education and research. In doing so, they face challenges around clearing rights – i.e. how to make these books, articles, photos or other material available to the public without infringing copyright.

Mass digitisation projects have brought this issue into focus, but it has long been a challenge, for example for universities or schools.

One emerging solution, at least in cases where copyright exceptions and limitations do not apply, is extended collective licensing. For many libraries around the world, this is a reality. But is it efficient or effective? Are there limits to what it offers, and what are the disadvantages? Are other countries ready for such a system?

Under extended collective licensing systems, collective management organisations are entitled to represent rightholders who are not their members. They can therefore issue licences and collect fees for use of their works and should then distribute royalties back to the original rightholder, minus administration costs.

For libraries, this offers an alternative to the complexity of trying to find owners for each individual work in a large collection. Especially in the case of orphan works or out of commerce works, this is particularly difficult. It is also relevant to archives, and to higher educational institutions, where mass use of educational material, often by students directly, is sometimes managed through such licenses.

However, as a license-based system, much depends on whether libraries can acquire the licences they need for their users, at a reasonable cost. Also, in contrast to unremunerated exceptions and limitations to copyright, extended collective licensing is more bureaucratic given the need to identify collecting societies and negotiate a deal. Authors and other creators who are not members of collecting societies may also have concerns.  

As this solution for rights management seems to be gaining popularity, it is worth being aware of both its positive side and its limitations, and to draw on current experiences to inform further discussions.

The IFLA background paper on extended collective licensing presents examples of such systems under several jurisdictions. Reports from Canada, China, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Norway and Sweden provide an overview the circumstances that appear to be needed for extended collective licensing to be an efficient solution.

It also identifies some suggested conclusions about the conditions required for extended collective licensing to be a realistic option. The paper should provide a useful advocacy tool in discussions around extended collective licensing.

Access the full report in pdf.

Contributors: Karolina Andersdotter, Jean Dryden, Shen Xiaojian, Zhang Ruobing, Liu Yuchu and Hao Jinmin, Sylvie Nérisson, Armin Talke, Benjamin White, Janice Pilch, Kristine Abelsnes and Inga-Lill Nilsson.

 

 

2018 WLIC GIOPS Sessions

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GIOPS has some great sessions scheduled for the IFLA WLIC 2018 in Malaysia. All are welcome, please join us!

Business Meetings

  • Friday August 24: Session 024 SC I- Government Information and Official Publications, 13:30-15:30 Room 406
  • Sunday August 26: Session 088 SCII - Government Information and Official Publications, 8:00-10:30 Room 304
  • Stay tuned for information on attending these business meetings virtually!!

Conference Session

  • Tuesday August 28: Session 233 - Global E-Government: Trust, Transparency, and Transformation, 10:45-12:45 Conference Hall 3. Our presenters will explore the impact of eGovernment on information inequality, political corruption, and disaster planning and recovery. This session has something for everyone, so please join us in Kuala Lumpur for this fascinating discussion about global eGovernment! For more information and to read the papers, please visit the conference planner and look for session #233.

We hope to see you in KL!

For questions or comments, contact Kate Tallman (Info Coordinator) at kathryn.w.tallman@colorado.edu, Jim Church (Chair) jchurch@library.berkeley.edu, or Cornelie Butz (Secretary) cornelie.butz@bverwg.bund.de

 

Le Groupe d’intérêt spécial Femmes, information et bibliothèques au Congrès 2018 de l’IFLA : Collections, éthique, perspectives et parole

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Partout dans le monde, les bibliothèques commencent à examiner de quelle manière les méthodes établies de collecte, de catalogage, de conservation, de partage de l’information sur et d’accès aux ressources perpétuent les préjugés culturels, la pensée patriarcale, le racisme, le colonialisme, entre autres, et structurent et donc éclairent les collections elles-mêmes.

Les questions à aborder sont nombreuses, par exemple : comment les préjugés culturels jouent-ils dans la constitution des collections ; comment établir des relations avec les communautés locales ; à quel niveau commencer la conversation ; qui est responsable au premier chef de la résolution des problèmes liés aux accès sujets et aux classifications, tels que la classification décimale Dewey ou les LCSH ; les choix que font les bibliothécaires lorsqu’ils/elles présentent des collections en ligne et hors ligne ; les façons dont la technologie rend invisible la prise de décision et les méthodes de recherche ; la formation du personnel, le recrutement et la rétention d’équipes diverses ; l’utilisation de méthodes de recherche autochtones ; les collections closes et anciennes qui soulèvent des questions de restitution et de rapatriement.

Nous lançons une discussion sur ces sujets dans nos deux sessions au congrès 2018 de l’IFLA, les 28 et 29 août :

  • Session 207 - Collections, éthique, perspectives et parole : l’importance du contexte - Groupe d’intérêt spécial Femmes, information et bibliothèques et Groupe d’intérêt spécial Usagers LGBTQ
    28 août 2018, 13 h 45-15 h 45, Plenary Theater
  • ​Session 218 - Collections, éthique, perspectives et parole : atteindre les publics « hors d’atteinte » - Groupe d’intérêt spécial Femmes, information et bibliothèques
    29 août 2018, 8 h 30-10 h 30, Ballroom 1
Session 207 - Collections, éthique, perspectives et parole : l’importance du contexte - Groupe d’intérêt spécial Femmes, information et bibliothèques et Groupe d’intérêt spécial Usagers LGBTQ

28 août 2018, 13 h 45-15 h 45, Plenary Theater

Au cours de cette session, vous entendrez une série de présentations sur des recherches, des activités et des exemples concrets de la complexité de ces questions, par les conférencier.e.s suivant.e.s :

  •  LaVerne Gray, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, United States: Uncovering Collective Voice: Using archives to explore community-based information environments of African-American Activist-Mothers in Chicago Public Housing, 1955-1970
  • Reiko Aoki, National Women’s Education Center, Japan: Collection Development on Women’s Earthquake Disaster Experiences and Support Activities in Japan
  • Hollie White, Curtin University, Australia: Decolonizing the Way We Organize
  • ​ Bernard Dione, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal: Collection development and cultural context: The accommodation of professional to cultural values among Senegalese Academic Librarians
Session 218 - Collections, éthique, perspectives et parole : atteindre les publics « hors d’atteinte » - Groupe d’intérêt spécial Femmes, information et bibliothèques

29 août 2018, 8 h 30-10 h 30, Ballroom 1

Session avec interprétation simultanée

Cette session rassemblera les participant.e.s de la session 207 et quatre autres spécialistes pour approfondir les discussions à partir de trois initiatives de terrain :

Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group at WLIC 2018: Collections, Ethics, Perspective, and Voice

IFLA - სამ, 31/07/2018 - 15:11

Around the world, libraries are beginning to address the ways in which established methods of collecting, cataloguing, preserving, sharing information about and giving access to resources perpetuates cultural bias, patriarchal thinking, racism, colonialism, among other issues and structures and therefore informs the collection itself. 

There are numerous issues to address, including but not limited to: how does cultural bias play into building collections; how to build relationships with local communities; at what level to start the conversation; who has primary responsibility for addressing issues with subject access and classifications such as the Dewey Decimal System or LCSH; the choices that curators make when presenting collections online and off; the ways in which technology hides decision making and discovery; staff training, recruiting, and retention of a diverse workforce; the use of Indigenous research methods; addressing closed and inherited collections which bring up issues around restitution and repatriation.

We are starting a discussion around those topics in our two sessions at WLIC 2018, on August 28th and 29th:

  • Session 207 - Collections, Ethics, Perspective, and Voice: The Importance of Context - Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group joint with LGBTQ Users Special Interest Group
    28 August 2018,  13:45-15:45, Plenary Theater
  • Session 218 - Collections, Ethics, Perspective, and Voice: Reaching Out to the Hard to Reach - Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group
    29 August 2018, 8:30-10:30, Ballroom 1
Session 207 - Collections, Ethics, Perspective, and Voice: The Importance of Context -  joint with LGBTQ Users Special Interest Group

28 August 2018,  13:45-15:45, Plenary Theater

In this open session, you will hear a series of presentations that showcase research, activities, and real-world examples of the complexities around these issues, from the following speakers:

  • LaVerne Gray, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, United States: Uncovering Collective Voice: Using archives to explore community-based information environments of African-American Activist-Mothers in Chicago Public Housing, 1955-1970
  • Reiko Aoki, National Women’s Education Center, Japan: Collection Development on Women's Earthquake Disaster Experiences and Support Activities in Japan
  • Hollie White, Curtin University, Australia: Decolonizing the Way We Organize
  • ​Bernard Dione, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal: Collection development and cultural context: The accommodation of professional to cultural values among Senegalese Academic Librarians
Session 218 - Collections, Ethics, Perspective, and Voice: Reaching Out to the Hard to Reach - Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group

29 August 2018, 8:30-10:30, Ballroom 1

In this session, you will meet some of the speakers from Session 207 and further the discussion with them and 4 other specialists who will start the discussion with the presentation of 3 field initiatives:

WLIC 2018: events for AVMS

IFLA - სამ, 31/07/2018 - 09:29
AVMS section meetings

You are more than welcome to join the AVMS Section meetings, if you want to know more about the work or if you consider to become a member.

Our first meeting will be at Friday, August 24 at 13:30 – 15:30, Room 303.

Our second take place at Sunday, August 26, 16:15 – 18:45, Room 304.

Open Session

Session 075
Saturday, August 25, 13:45 – 15:45, Plenary Theatre
Theme: Winning strategies for collecting, cataloguing, providing, playing, and preserving video games in libraries.
Sponsoring IFLA Sections: Audiovisual and Multimedia with Information Technology

Hope to see you in Kuala Lumpur!

 

WLIC 2018, events for AVMS

IFLA - სამ, 31/07/2018 - 09:29

AVMS section meetings

You are more than welcome to join the AVMS Section meetings, if you want to know more about the work or if you consider to become a member.

Our first meeting will be at Friday, August 24 at 13:30 – 15:30, Room 303.

Our second take place at Sunday, August 26, 16:15 – 18:45, Room 304.

 


Open Session

Session 075. Saturday, August 25, 13:45 – 15:45, Plenary Theatre with the theme: Winning strategies for collecting, cataloguing, providing, playing, and preserving video games in libraries. Audiovisual and Multimedia with Information Technology

 


 

 

Hope to see you in Kuala Lumpur!

 

2018 Pre-Conference Programme: Update

IFLA - ორშ, 30/07/2018 - 19:18

Just to let you know of two updates to the programme for our pre-conference on Friday, 24th August.

  1. The agenda now has the details of the presentation from our colleagues in the Malaysian Parliament.
  2. Background informtion is now available for the presentation and workshop on Parliamentary Research & Library Service Ethics.  This includes a series of checklists, covering specific topics, that we will use as the starting point for our discussions in the afternoon workshop session. These outline checklists are avaliable on the project webpage for you to download and read in advance of the pre-conference.  Please have a look at these, if you have time - we will be keen to find out what you think.   

2018 Pre-Conference Programme: Update

IFLA - ორშ, 30/07/2018 - 19:18

Just to let you know of two updates to the programme for our pre-conference on Friday, 24th August.

  1. The agenda now has the details of the presentation from our colleagues in the Malaysian Parliament.
  2. Background informtion is now available for the presentation and workshop on Parliamentary Research & Library Service Ethics.  This includes a series of checklists, covering specific topics, that we will use as the starting point for our discussions in the afternoon workshop session. These outline checklists are avaliable on the project webpage for you to download and read in advance of the pre-conference.  Please have a look at these, if you have time - we will be keen to find out what you think.   

IFLAPARL July 2018 newsletter published

IFLA - ორშ, 30/07/2018 - 12:57

The July 2018 issue of the Section's newsletter is now available.

This edition includes the following: 

  • Message from the Chair 
  • How to join the Section 
  • Share and connect 
  • The IFLA WLIC & IFLAPARL Pre-Conference 2018
  • IFLA Global Vision 
  • Recent and upcoming events 
  • News from Parliamentary Libraries/Research Services & partners 

Complete revision of IFLA’s International Standard Bibliographic Description to start in 2018, and your chance to get involved!

IFLA - ორშ, 30/07/2018 - 12:30

The International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) is the only open and freely available bibliographic standard with the goal of ensuring access to information by making bibliographic data available, interoperable and shareable, across all countries and languages in the world.

The Review Group within IFLA that develops and maintains this standard, the ISBD Review Group, has been exploring the need to perform a review since the publication of its consolidated edition in 2011. In this direction, the group has published ISBD elements and vocabularies to be used as linked data, as well as many alignments and mappings to be fully prepared for the next steps. Now, after careful consideration, the group proposes to start a complete ISBD revision in 2018.

In addition to guaranteeing consistent, interoperable, and updated IFLA standards, some of the key reasons behind the need to perform this review include: the publication of a new version of the IFLA Statement of International Cataloguing Principles (ICP) in 2016 paying special attention to the accessibility, interoperability and openness of information; the publication of the new IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM) in 2017; suggestions for revisions already received by multiple stakeholders; and the need to keep up with a dynamic data and bibliographic industry that sees the creation of new types of resources (and changes to existing types) to which libraries need to provide access.

Would you like to influence the direction of the ISBD? This is your chance to have a say!

To facilitate the review process, the ISBD Review Group has developed a four-year plan, with a two-stage approach. The group is now looking for your input, through comments and questions, to ensure other views and options are considered, and key stakeholders’ voices heard. They also invite interested parties to get involved in the review work, after the proposal has been approved.

Download the four-year plan in PDF

Do you have comments or questions to the plan? Would you like to be involved? Contact the ISBD Review Group Chair, by 20 August 2018.

Global Vision Discussion 2018 - IFLAPARL's Response

IFLA - შაბ, 28/07/2018 - 22:30

During July 2018, members of the Standing Committee of the Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section discussed how a united library field could tackle the challenges of the future. Together all the participants represented 243 years of library experience.

We built on the results from the previous phase of the conversation last year to gather ideas for actions for IFLA and for our Section that could help to make the Global Vision a reality.  The discussions and suggestions reflect a general, as well as a parliamentary perspective.  The attached report represents our contribution to IFLA's ideas store of actions.

However, this is only a starting point.  Further Global Vision discussions will be going on around the world over the coming months and the results so far will be shared at the World Library and Information Congress in August.  In the meantime, have a look at the ideas that have been suggested by the Standing Comnmittee and please feel free to suggest your own ideas to Steve or myself.  All ideas are welcome and will provide input to the Section's Action Plan for 2018/19.

Keep up-to-date with news about the IFLA Global Vision discussion by following #iflaGlobalVision and the Global Vision news feed.  Be sure to check back in August when the "Ideas Store" platform will be lanuched. 

IAP Project Report: Uruguay 2018 – Workshop on Libraries as a Social Instrument

IFLA - პარ, 27/07/2018 - 16:19

Training of staff from Uruguayan public and community libraries to develop skills in gathering stories and data for use in showing how libraries contribute to the achievement of the UN 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Implementation of a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) interface for gathering information.

What were your goals?
  • Training librarians in the skills needed to gather, analyse and publish statistics and management indicators, allowing for evidence-based information supporting the contribution of libraries to the achievement of SDGs
  • Implementation of a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI)
  • Supplying accurate data to the IFLA Library Map of the World
How did you plan to make this happen?

The two-day "Workshop on Libraries as a Social Instrument," held at the National Library of Uruguay on 19-20 April 2018, attracted 40 participants from all over Uruguay. The workshop was conducted by governing board members of the National Library Association of Uruguay (Asociación de Bibliotecólogos del Uruguay – ABU) and an international expert on the implementation of SDI for social programmes. The workshop covered:

  1. Basic training on advocacy and United Nations 2030 Agenda
  2. Training in the gathering and use of management data
  3. Examples of SDI in practice
  4. Training on communication methods (WhatsApp and Google Groups) for future meetings of participants in remote locations

After the workshop, we sent SDI survey forms to participants, asking that they complete them.

How did it work?

The workshop was implemented as planned, with enough time for all scheduled activities. The proposed objectives were met by participants working with each activity.

How did you use communications during the project?

Different communication channels were used, including face-to-face meetings, virtual meetings, discussion lists, WhatsApp groups and social networks.

What did you learn in the process?

The project had a motivating effect, making participants eager to learn more and sharing how libraries help achieve the SDGs.

Showing participants what is possible using hands-on experience gave them the confidence to use the new technologies to share what they were already doing.

Close communications can be an invaluable tool to know the context in which each library exists and to share experiences that can be replicated.

They realised that most of their work was in support of achieving the SDGs, but they now needed the skills to tell stories promoting their work.

The main difficulty found was to collect information for community libraries in order to update the SDI and to provide the IFLA Library Map of the World with accurate information.

Most public and community libraries do not have professional librarians on their staff or financial resources to support their work. It is our belief that because of their professional training, only graduate librarians are skilled in designing and managing library services. Given the size and geography of Uruguay, sharing skilled resources on a regional basis could be a solution.

What are your next steps?
  • ​Groups in different social platforms will continue to be created as a means to keep open and fluid communication channels. This will support all participants in complying with the survey requirements about the data to be submitted to the IFLA Library Map of the World.
  • Meetings will be scheduled quarterly to follow up, exchange information and address problems that may arise within the project objectives.
  • To keep working on the regulations to implement the Public Libraries System law. 
  • To have frequent audiences with the Council of City Hall elected officials, who are the decision makers directly related to the affairs of public libraries.
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