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EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project

eifl licensing news - ორშ, 04/02/2019 - 14:10

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will provide additional training for university repository managers at the University of Yangon, Yangon University of Economics and Yezin Agricultural University. The training is part of the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project.

Open Access Working Group: Statement on Plan S guidelines

LIBER news - ორშ, 04/02/2019 - 14:00

The recently published guidance for the implementation of Plan S offers welcome new details on how full and immediate Open Access to research publications would be achieved under this new initiative. As LIBER stated in September, when Plan S was first announced, we fully support the ambitions of Plan S. It aligns with LIBER’s 2018-2022…

The post Open Access Working Group: Statement on Plan S guidelines appeared first on LIBER.

Call for Papers - Academic and Research Libraries Section with Health and Biosciences Libraries Section is now open

IFLA - ორშ, 04/02/2019 - 10:03

Theme: "Library Integration into the Research Lifecycle: A STEM Perspective"

Deadline for proposals: 8 March 2019

See details at: https://2019.ifla.org/cfp-calls/academic-and-research-libraries-with-health-and-biosciences-libraries/

 

Call for Papers "LIS Education Role in Libraries Dialogue for Change" for WLIC in Athens Greece Aug. 24-30

IFLA - კვი, 03/02/2019 - 16:09

Theme: "LIS Education Role in Libraries Dialogue for Change"

 

The IFLA Education and Training Section invite interested professionals to submit proposals for the open session to be held in Athens, Greece, 24-30 August 2019.

There is an increasing awareness about the prospective and important role of LIS education in directing LIS professional through the changing trends in a rapidly evolving information society. Implementing powerful learning strategies in the LIS discipline academic and practice sectors,  resonates with the  IFLA president’s theme, “Libraries Motor for Change.” This call to action urges LIS educators to work on their program plans and curricula.

This session’s  objective is to provide complementary coverage of new techniques, infrastructure, and academic and professional aspects for LIS future development.

We are particularly interested in proposals which explore these issues:

– The impact of new information technologies on LIS education

– The experiences of LIS educators and their pedagogy for future  LIS education and training

– Implementation of e-learning for librarians and library users

– Employer perspectives in using e-learning, e.g. views of human resource managers or supervisors with responsibility for staff development and performance planning and review

Language of the session:

The language of the session is English. However, presenters may also give their talk in any of the IFLA working languages. Simultaneous translation is not guaranteed; therefore, presenters are encouraged to provide the PowerPoint in English to facilitate understanding of the ideas presented.

Submissions

Proposals should include:

1. Title of proposed presentation

2. An extended structured abstract of the proposed paper of 1,000 words maximum; for information about structured abstracts, see  http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/authors/guides/write/abstracts.htm

3. Name(s) of presenter(s)

4. Position or title of presenter(s)

5. Employer or affiliated institution of presenter(s)

6. Email address

7. Telephone/fax numbers

8. Short biographical statement(s) regarding the presenter(s)

Please email your proposals by 28 February to: saljabri01@gmail.com and w72161643@hotmail.com

Important Dates

28 February 2019: Deadline submission of abstract

30 March 2019: Successful candidates will be notified

31 May 2019: Deadline submission of full text:

Details on the format and length of the final paper will be emailed to those candidates whose abstracts are accepted.

Please note:

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

All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2019 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

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

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

Congress Participation Grants

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

Call for Papers "LIS Education Role in Libraries Dialogue for Change" for WLIC in Athens Greece Aug. 24-30

IFLA - კვი, 03/02/2019 - 16:09

 

 

Theme: "LIS Education Role in Libraries Dialogue for Change"

 

The IFLA Education and Training Section invite interested professionals to submit proposals for the open session to be held in Athens, Greece, 24-30 August 2019.

There is an increasing awareness about the prospective and important role of LIS education in directing LIS professional through the changing trends in a rapidly evolving information society. Implementing powerful learning strategies in the LIS discipline academic and practice sectors,  resonates with the  IFLA president’s theme, “Libraries Motor for Change.” This call to action urges LIS educators to work on their program plans and curricula.

This session’s  objective is to provide complementary coverage of new techniques, infrastructure, and academic and professional aspects for LIS future development.

We are particularly interested in proposals which explore these issues:

– The impact of new information technologies on LIS education

– The experiences of LIS educators and their pedagogy for future  LIS education and training

– Implementation of e-learning for librarians and library users

– Employer perspectives in using e-learning, e.g. views of human resource managers or supervisors with responsibility for staff development and performance planning and review

Language of the session:

The language of the session is English. However, presenters may also give their talk in any of the IFLA working languages. Simultaneous translation is not guaranteed; therefore, presenters are encouraged to provide the PowerPoint in English to facilitate understanding of the ideas presented.

Submissions

Proposals should include:

1. Title of proposed presentation

2. An extended structured abstract of the proposed paper of 1,000 words maximum; for information about structured abstracts, see  http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/authors/guides/write/abstracts.htm

3. Name(s) of presenter(s)

4. Position or title of presenter(s)

5. Employer or affiliated institution of presenter(s)

6. Email address

7. Telephone/fax numbers

8. Short biographical statement(s) regarding the presenter(s)

Please email your proposals by 28 February to: saljabri01@gmail.com and w72161643@hotmail.com

Important Dates

28 February 2019: Deadline submission of abstract

30 March 2019: Successful candidates will be notified

31 May 2019: Deadline submission of full text:

Details on the format and length of the final paper will be emailed to those candidates whose abstracts are accepted.

Please note:

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

All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2019 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

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

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

Congress Participation Grants

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

Please see this and all the IFLA calls for papers on the WLIC website at: https://2019.ifla.org/conference-programme/calls-for-papers/

Job opportunity at IFLA Headquarters: Policy and Research Officer

IFLA - პარ, 01/02/2019 - 18:13

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
1 February 2019

Policy and Research Officer

IFLA - პარ, 01/02/2019 - 18:12

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Headquarters is looking for a Policy and Research Officer to work on digital issues, as part of a dynamic international team. As the global organisation for libraries, IFLA has a role both in promoting the contribution of libraries to development through access to information globally, and in supporting its own members to fulfil their potential.

Technology plays an increasingly central role in the way that we create, share, access and use information today. In many cases, it has enabled libraries to offer new services and opportunities to their users, and move closer to the goal of equitable and meaningful access to information for all. However, it has also brought with it challenges, both for those on the wrong side of the digital divide, and for people who are connected and faced with uncertainty and concerns. There is a pressing need to ensure that everyone – including librarians – has the possibility, knowledge and skills necessary to make the most of the possibilities on offer. The successful candidate will work to make this happen.

Location

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

Key areas of Responsibility

Under the direction of the Manager Policy and Advocacy, the successful candidate will be the lead policy and research officer on questions around technology and digital issues and their impacts on the library field. Your work will contribute to the effectiveness of IFLA’s advocacy and lobbying work internationally, as well as help the global library field to understand technology trends and their implications.

To do this, you will engage in international discussions, prepare research and responses to consultations, support overall evidence gathering around the contribution of internet access through libraries to development, and provide materials and guidance to members.

Qualifications and Experience
  • Excellent knowledge of technology issues;
  • A strong understanding of library and information services and related policy issues;
  • Strong research skills;
  • Outstanding communication skills in English, both written and oral, and fully competent in using the web and social media;
  • Have a sense of diplomacy and the ability to convey this in writing;
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills, able to relate to people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds;
  • Demonstrable understanding of the policy process, including policy development;
  • Demonstrable project management skills;
  • A commitment to participative management practices, workplace diversity and to working effectively within a team environment;
  • Experience in working in a distributed, international team.
Additionally, the candidate will have:
  • Experience in working within an international NGO organisation;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field;
  • Proficiency in one of the other official languages of IFLA (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish).
Salary

The gross monthly salary offered will be EUR 3,660 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 22 February 2019. 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 and motivation letter addressing the responsibilities and skills required for the position in English to vacancies@ifla.org. Only candidates with valid documentation to work in The Netherlands will be considered.

Call for Papers - IFLA World Library and Information Congress - 2019

IFLA - პარ, 01/02/2019 - 03:47

The 2019 IFLA meeting (WLIC-World Library and Information Congress) is being held this August in Athens, Greece, (https://2019.ifla.org). The Health and Biosciences Libraries Section is holding a pre-conference satellite meeting and two other sessions during the meeting, one jointly with the Academic and Research Libraries Section. Please see the links below for the calls for papers and consider submitting.

Satellite meeting – Health and Biosciences Libraries Section

"International and local developments that enhance scholarly communication in the biomedical and social sciences"

https://2019.ifla.org/cfp-calls/health-and-biosciences-libraries-section/

 

Open session – Health and Biosciences Libraries Section

"Health information professionals - Developing the dialogue, addressing the challenges of the future"

https://2019.ifla.org/cfp-calls/health-and-biosciences-libraries-section-2/

 

Open session – Academic and Research Libraries Section with Health and Biosciences Libraries Section

"Library Integration into the Research Lifecycle: A STEM Perspective"

https://2019.ifla.org/cfp-calls/academic-and-research-libraries-with-health-and-biosciences-libraries/

IFLA joins the call for deletion of articles 11 and 13 in the EU copyright reform

IFLA - ხუთ, 31/01/2019 - 19:00

This week, 89 organisations, defenders of freedom of expression and freedom of access to information, co-signed a letter asking for the deletion of controversial articles in the proposed European copyright directive. IFLA, who had already openly underlined the threat posed by these provisions to access to information, is among the signatories. There is right now momentum for their deletion.

Last week, disagreement between Germany and France on Article 13 lay behind a delay in the supposedly last round of discussions on the copyright directive. The Council of Ministers – made up of Member States – could therefore not adopt its mandate to go to the last negotiations with the Parliament and the Commission.

While these two countries disagree on a specific aspect of Article 13, which would force internet platforms to filter all user-uploaded content, several others have called for its deletion. They rightly argue that there has been too much disagreement along the way, proving that there are deep and fundamental flaws in both this, and in Article 11, which provides a new right for press publishers.   

IFLA has consistently advocated for solutions that would make these articles less bad for research and library services; however, technical discussions are over, and although research repositories are more or less exempted, the solution is not yet good enough.

With very positive provisions having been agreed in other parts of the Directive, it is mainly these two articles that would make the Directive a failed attempt to adapt Europe’s copyright to the digital age and to a harmonised digital market. We are hoping that decisionmakers will listen to our call.

Read the joint letter.

IFLA Standing Committee Elections 2019–2023

IFLA - ხუთ, 31/01/2019 - 04:00

For those Sections where the number of nominees exceeded the number of vacancies, a postal ballot has been dispatched on 29 January 2019 to all Members and Affiliates registered for the respective Section.

DEADLINE: 29 March 2019

See also:

The Sections for which a postal ballot is being held in 2019 are:
Section number Section name

1

National Libraries

2

Academic and Research Libraries

8

Public Libraries

10

Libraries for Children and Young Adults

13

Cataloguing

15

Document Delivery and Resource Sharing

18

Rare books and Manuscripts

19

Preservation and Conservation

21

Information Technology

23

Education and Training

24

Library Theory and Research

26

Asia and Oceania

27

Latin America and the Caribbean

29

Subject Analysis and Access

31

Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities

32

Library Services to Multicultural Populations

40

Management of Library Associations

Only those Members and Affiliates who have paid their 2018 membership fees in full and who are not in arrears are eligible to vote in these elections.

The original ballot paper, complete with membership details, including the membership number, must be used. It must be signed by the authorised representative of the member.

Completed ballot papers should be sent preferably by email or FAX but may also be sent by post:

email:
elections@ifla.org
[PDF format only]

FAX: +31 70 3834827

Post:

IFLA HEADQUARTERS
P.O. Box 95312
2509 CH The Hague
The Netherlands

 

Yours sincerely,

Gerald Leitner
IFLA Secretary General

Our January 2019 newsletter is now online!

IFLA - ოთხ, 30/01/2019 - 23:25

Find out what colleagues are doing in multicultural library services around the world and what the section has planned. Download the newsletter (PDF) here to read:

  • Message from the Chair by Adjoa K. Boateng
  • Invitation and schedule for our Midyear Meeting in Colorado Springs, USA
  • Russian language for children of migrants by Elena Shevchuk and Olga Vasilyeva
  • All-Japan Library Conference in Tokyo by Kenji Murakami and Yasuko Hirata
  • Tess Tobin of IFLA MCULTP receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Section very warmly thanks all our contributors, as well as newsletter editor Pam Ryan and her team at Toronto Public Library for preparing this issue of the newsletter.

IFLA/UNESCO School Library Manifesto 1999 into Farsi

IFLA - ოთხ, 30/01/2019 - 17:21

The IFLA/UNESCO School Library Manifesto 1999 is now also available in Farsi. Farsi is one of the Western Iranian languages within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family.

The Manifesto is now vailable in 35 languages and maybe the most translated official IFLA document.

Although the Manifeto is not outdated, the Joint IASL/IFLA Committee is working on an update.

Listen, Hear Our Voices: Preserving and Valuing Indigenous Languages and Cultures

IFLA - ორშ, 28/01/2019 - 12:36

Preserving and celebrating culture can be key to efforts to promote cohesion and cooperation in diverse societies. This is no truer than in the case of indigenous communities, who have historically been isolated or persecuted, but now, rightfully, demand equality.

In the context of the International Year of Indigenous Langauges, IFLA's first profile of a library active in this field focuses on Library and Archives Canada. Thank you to colleagues at Library and Archives Canada for this contribution.

The First Nations, Inuit and the Métis Nation population in Canada is over 1.6 million, according to the 2016 census. Together, they use more than 70 spoken Indigenous languages. While the number of people who speak an Indigenous language grew by 3.1% between 2006 and 2016, these languages are still at risk of extinction.

Indigenous languages exist in multiple locations across Canada in dictionaries, lexicons, songbooks, and audio and video recordings. Small local libraries, right up to national cultural institutions hold some of this knowledge. However, libraries have traditionally focused on books, articles and newspapers published within the dominant colonial culture.

It is vital that libraries collect and preserve historical and culturally diverse records to ensure that Indigenous groups also benefit and see themselves reflected in the work of libraries.

As a national institution, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) acquires, preserves, and provides access to documentary heritage materials that represents all experiences in Canada. To support a relationship with First Nations, Inuit and the Métis Nation in Canada, LAC launched two initiatives: We Are Here: Sharing Stories and Listen, Hear Our Voices.

These initiatives increase access to LAC’s Indigenous-related content and support Indigenous communities to preserve oral recordings in First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation languages. LAC established an Indigenous Advisory Circle to guide the initiatives and ensure that they develop in a way that respects the spirit of reconciliation.

Listen, Hear Our Voices offers services to Indigenous communities in their efforts to identify, digitize and preserve recordings of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation languages. LAC works directly with Indigenous communities and utilizes a collaborative approach to deliver tailored services. Through identifying and preserving existing recordings in Indigenous languages, it is the hope to support language revitalisation efforts at the local level.

To this end, LAC offers training and digitisation services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation communities and organizations with audio and audiovisual recordings in Indigenous languages.

To complete this work in a meaningful way, LAC has hired and trained First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation staff who work from within their traditional territories and homelands across Canada. LAC engages in collaborative agreements with Indigenous organizations within these territories to offer a workspace for the employees. In exchange, the employees contribute to the work and priorities of the Indigenous organization.

An empowered and Indigenous staff at LAC deliver these services across the country and reaffirm LAC’s commitment to be inclusive of the values and wishes of participating communities.

Read IFLA's Guide on how to get into the International Year of Indigenous Languages, as well as our news story about the year.

Bringing the Marrakesh Treaty closer to practice: IFLA releases new monitoring report

IFLA - ხუთ, 24/01/2019 - 12:00

IFLA has today published an update to its Marrakesh Monitoring Report. This sets out which countries have ratified or acceded to the Treaty, and which have taken the necessary steps at the national level to make it a reality. It underlines the need for continued attention at the national level to make a reality of the promise of Marrakesh.

The Marrakesh Treaty is a key legal instrument adopted by the World Intellectual Property Organisation in 2013. It sets out to end the book famine for visually impaired people around the world. The Treaty provisions allow institutions such as libraries, under specific circumstances, to produce and exchange accessible format copies of works, including across borders. By doing so, more works will be available for people with print disabilities.

IFLA is keeping track of changes at the national level to bring national legislations in line with the Treaty. This is important, as in almost all cases, for the Treaty to have an impact, there needs to be both ratification or accession to the Treaty, and national reform.  

The monitoring report published today follows up on the previous edition from October 2018. Many countries have been added to the list, and several more have made legislative changes in their national law since then. More and more are effectively ready to start using the Marrakesh Treaty provisions.

While we haven’t yet seen many cross-border exchanges of accessible format copies under the Marrakesh Treaty provisions, the ratification of the Treaty is helping librarians to encourage the production of accessible format works in their countries.

Libraries for the blind are also raising awareness among other libraries in their country who can act as authorised entities to encourage their involvement with the Marrakesh treaty provisions.

The overview also offers useful evidence to those currently involved in advocacy efforts. To simplify the use of Marrakesh provisions in practice, countries should be as aligned as possible in the key aspects showed that the overview shows.

For instance, if two countries want to exchange works across-borders, but one has remuneration provisions and the other doesn’t, questions as to whether the second one needs to abide to those may arise and complicate the exchange. The simpler and more aligned provisions are, the more likely it is that the Treaty will be a success.

IFLA will be publishing updates of this document on a regular basis. Comments and updates are very welcome - contact us.

Download the Marrakesh Monitoring Report (January 2019 update)

Convocatoria Sección de América Latina y Caribe - WLIC 2019

IFLA - ოთხ, 23/01/2019 - 15:30

Read this new in English

INTRODUCCIÓN: La Sección de América Latina y Caribe, invita al sector bibliotecario a participar presentando ponencias relacionadas a la innovación en las bibliotecas considerando no solo la innovación en el área tecnológica, sino aspectos relacionados con la educación, los servicios, los usuarios, entre otros.

OBJETIVO: IFLA LAC busca presentar en IFLA WLIC 2019, iniciativas, proyectos, programas, planes que tengan como objetivo incluir innovación y una mejora continua en las bibliotecas para responder a cambios universales del sector. Estas innovaciones deben permitir ofrecer un servicio de calidad adaptado a la era digital y demás tendencias posicionando y defendiendo el papel que desempeñan las bibliotecas y los bibliotecarios en el desarrollo social y la defensa de la Agenda 2030. Todos están invitados a aportar experiencias, testimonios o evidencias relacionadas con el tema principal de la sesión.

SUB TEMAS

  • Innovaciones en las competencias de los profesionales de la Bibliotecología: la educación bibliotecaria retos y nuevos perfiles de los profesionales y de los usuarios;
  • Innovaciones en infraestructura: edificios de bibliotecas, espacios de lectura, espacios para niños y jóvenes, espacios para personas de la tercera edad y con capacidades diferentes. Espacios virtuales, redes y telecomunicaciones.
  • Innovaciones en la creación y presentación de la información: el mundo audiovisual y virtual y los retos para las bibliotecas y los servicios a sus usuarios.
  • Innovaciones en los entornos y modalidades de la educación y la investigación
  • Otras experiencias innovativas dentro del tema central de la Sesión.

NORMAS DE PRESENTACIÓN

Resúmenes

  • Las propuestas deben tener 500-600 palabras. Deben incluir: tema, objetivo, metodología, resultados, aportes, originalidad. Información necesaria para su evaluación. Enviar a correos: iflalac.chair@gmail.com y iflalac.secretaria@gmail.com
  • Se seleccionarán hasta 4 documentos basados en el resumen presentado

Trabajos completos

  • Deben tener 3000-5000 palabras, deben ser trabajos originales no publicados.
  • Ser escritos en uno de los idiomas oficiales de IFLA (preferentemente Inglés, Español o Francés).
  • Al menos uno de los autores del artículo debe asistir a la sesión abierta en Atenas para presentar su trabajo.
  • Todos los textos estarán disponibles en el sitio web de WLIC 2019 y en la IFLA Library con licencia Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.
  • Los autores de los trabajos aceptados deberán completar el formulario de la IFLA de permiso de los autores.
  • Todos los costos, inclusive el de la inscripción en el congreso WLIC 2019, alojamiento, pasajes, etc. son de responsabilidad de los autores. IFLA no proveerá ningún apoyo económico. Si los autores requieren una carta especial de invitación, solicitarla en el enlace invitation letter.
  • Los autores tendrán 15 minutos para hacer su presentación en la Sesión abierta.

FECHAS IMPORTANTES:

  • 1 de marzo 2019: Fecha límite para presentación de resúmenes (o abstract) (500-600 palabras)
  • 18 de marzo 2019: Notificación a los autores de las ponencias seleccionadas
  • 1 de mayo 2019: Entrega de los textos finales (documento completo) en iflalac.chair@gmail.com e iflalac.secretaria@gmail.com
  • 15 de mayo 2019: Sugerencias de cambios se envían a los autores
  • 30 de mayo 2019: Alojar el texto completo en sitio web de IFLA LAC 2019

Ayudas de participación en el Congreso

Para la concesión de ayudas para la asistencia al Congreso, consultar la web Conference Participation Grants.

Now available: new resource for RELINDIAL papers

IFLA - ოთხ, 23/01/2019 - 13:21

Since our founding in 2013, the RELINDIAL SIG has sponsored (by itself or in association with) a number of publications, most of which are already online. We've now created a dedicated webpage that collects them all. 
 

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