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Webinar Video & Audio: Reproducibility Librarianship in Practice

LIBER news - ხუთ, 06/12/2018 - 11:17

Librarians are already engaged with research data management, open access publishing, grant compliance, pre-registration. In this webinar, organised by LIBER’s Research Data Management Working Group, speaker Vicky Steeves says it’s time we as a profession add reproducibility to that repertoire. The webinar was recorded and can now be viewed on YouTube. An audio recording is on Soundcloud and…

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Work continues at the World Intellectual Property Organization: a week of #Copyright4Libraries

IFLA - ოთხ, 05/12/2018 - 13:38

Last week, IFLA attended the 37th meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR). This is the primary international forum for governments to discuss copyright, and in particular limitations and exceptions to copyright for libraries.

It is a place where major change is possible. Among other things, WIPO has the competence to adopt international instruments, and the Marrakesh Treaty is the most recent example with an impact on the work of libraries. For more information, see our “Get into WIPO” guide.

IFLA has engaged at WIPO over a number of years to raise awareness and promote progress on the rules that allow libraries to do their job in a globalised, digital world. In line with a mandate given by WIPO’s General Assembly in 2012, IFLA supports the development of a legal instrument that will help harmonise and update copyright legislation for libraries globally.

IFLA keeps insisting on the need of an international instrument that harmonises and updates legislation on the topic of copyright for libraries around the world and is engaging to make sure that the action plans will lead to consensus on that solution.

Libraries on the Agenda

At the previous meeting of the SCCR, Member States successfully adopted action plans on libraries, as well as archives, museums and educational and research organisations. Last week’s meeting therefore focused on proposed studies on how copyright laws affect the work of our institutions.

After opening statements where Member States underlined their support for the work of libraries, the Committee heard how Professor Kenneth Crews, author of several WIPO studies, plans to develop a ‘typology’ of copyright exceptions. This promises to allow exciting new possibilities to reflect on and compare laws in place, and identify areas of convergence and divergence. It will also be a powerful resource for library advocacy around the world.

In parallel, IFLA engaged closely with delegates to encourage them to use upcoming regional meetings – another element of the agreed action plans – effectively. These meetings will offer an opportunity to hear the experiences of librarians on the ground who have to deal with uneven, and often outdated copyright laws.

With strong similarities in the way copyright laws affect all cultural heritage institutions, libraries are often discussed alongside archives and museums. IFLA therefore also participated in discussions on a study on museums. We look forward to further information from Professor Crews, as well as a report on archives, at the next meeting in April 2019.

You can download IFLA’s general statement on exceptions and limitations.  

A Wider Perspective

While IFLA focuses its efforts on questions around exceptions and limitations to copyright, the Committee itself has a longer agenda.

This includes a draft treaty for broadcasting organisations. While there appears to be some progress on this dossier, it remains controversial. Without proper exceptions and limitations to copyright, it could seriously complicate the work of libraries holding audiovisual collections. See IFLA’s brief on the proposed broadcasting treaty for more, and our statement at SCCR on the topic.

There were also discussions about a possible study on the distribution of revenues from digital music services (among others, the question behind reforms in the European Union which have threatened the rules that allow libraries to manage institutional or open educational resource repositories). This work may, potentially, be extended to literary works in future, which would create valuable new evidence. IFLA also made a statement on the topic during SCCR.

What’s next

IFLA will keep engaging with its members and Member States to ensure that the regional seminars create an adequate forum of discussion that helps us advance on the matter. These efforts will lead up to an international conference in October 2019, where Member States will discuss how best to deliver progress for libraries and others.

Once again, IFLA was lucky to collaborate with many partner organisations that are joining efforts to ensure the best results at WIPO. We also wish to thank the many library associations who followed our call for action and who tweeted using #Copyright4Libraries ahead and during SCCR/37. As a follow up, we will soon release a list of quotes of what Member States said about libraries.  

The sessions can be watched through the WIPO web stream.

Delivering the Promise: IFLA Secretary General Urges Support for Copyright Reforms that Benefit South African Libraries, Users

IFLA - ოთხ, 05/12/2018 - 13:10

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner has written a letter to key South African ministers and parliamentarians, urging them to take the final steps necessary to approve a copyright reform that will be good for libraries and good for their users. People with print disabilities will benefit particularly from the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty that the reforms enable. 

It has been forty years since the last major update of South Africa's copryight reform. While the country has seen many changes in the meanwhile, copyright laws have stood still, creating an increasing barrier to libraries in their work to support users in a digital age. 

A bill introduced five years ago has made slow progress, but seen a number of improvements along the way. Libraries have been particular closely engaged, ensuring that the opportunity is taken to do better for the country's learners, researchers and readers.

Following a positive vote in the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, it remains for the South African Parliament as a whole to approve the bill.

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner has therefore written to key Ministers and Parliamentarians in order to encourage them to take the final step, and not to pay heed to arguments that create confusion and doubt. 

The letter is below, addressed to Dr Rob Davies, Minister for Trade and Industry: 

 

Dear Dr Davies,

I am writing to you as Secretary-General of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. Our organisation represents over 2.3 million libraries worldwide, serving over a billion users. We are proud to count South African associations and institutions amongst our membership.

We have followed closely the copyright reforms in South Africa, which promise to deliver long-overdue change in the laws for library activities. From early in the process, provisions on exceptions and limitations have been central to the proposals, and the library community has duly looked to support law makers in creating a law that would best promote education, innovation, research and creativity.

We wanted therefore to welcome the vote by the Portfolio Committee, which makes important progress towards a law that will empower South Africa’s libraries, and in doing so, drive development. If agreed in its current form, it will set a fine example to Africa and the world.

I am aware that the discussions have been intense. It is crucial to remember that libraries are founded on the principle of balance. They spend $30bn globally per year on buying books, supporting rightholders, and then provide access to users in a way that ensures the students and readers of today can become the innovators and creators of tomorrow.

They benefit from rules that adapt to technological change, and offer greater certainty to librarians as they offer help to users. The version of the bill agreed by the Committee would do this.

What it would not do is lead to unreasonable prejudice to the interests of rightholders. Libraries will not be able to take copies of entire in-commerce books and make them available, despite claims to the contrary. Rather, they will continue to buy works, and so support authors and publishers. 

Furthermore, suggestions that the current reforms would be in contravention with the Berne Convention, and would make South Africa unable to accede to the Marrakesh Treaty have been clearly dismissed, and serve only to create confusion and doubt.

What is certain is that South Africa is only a few steps away from passing a law that will demonstrate the country’s regional leadership, and help the country achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Yours sincerely,

Find out more about IFLA's work on limitations and exceptions to copyright for libraries.

Webinar: Finding the evidence for global and disaster health

IFLA - სამ, 04/12/2018 - 14:30

Caroline De Brun (Knowledge and Evidence Specialist, Public Health England) and Isla Kuhn (Medical Librarian, University of Cambridge Medical Library) presented our first webinar. The recording and slides are now available.

This was run in partnership with Evidence Aid as part of Humanitarian Evidence Week 2018, promoting a more evidence-based approach to natural disasters and other humanitarian emergencies. 

Subtitles / closed captions are available - click on Settings then Subtitles/CC and select 'English (United Kingdom)'.

IFLAPARL's latest Action Plan and most recent Annual Report are now available

IFLA - ორშ, 03/12/2018 - 18:45

The Section’s latest Annual Report, for 2017-2018, is now available here and its new Action Plan for 2018/19 can be found here.

 

Memories of Wolfgang Dietz and Gerhard Hahn

IFLA - ორშ, 03/12/2018 - 18:34

The article was written by Dr Russell Cope, Parliamentary Librarian at the Parliament of New South Wales from 1962 until 1993.

Please click here to read the article.

Call for nominations to the IFLAPARL Standing Committee

IFLA - ორშ, 03/12/2018 - 16:52

Nomination forms for elections to the Standing Committee will have been mailed out by IFLA to all paid-up libraries, institutions and members, using the contact names & adresses supplied on the membership form.  Please note:

  • You can nominate anyone - they do not have to be members of the section or even IFLA.  But they do need to be individuals who will actively contribute to the work of the Section and attend Standing Committee meetings at the IFLA Congress.
  • You can nominate yourself.
  • You have to use the form that was sent to your institution or library.
  • You have to obtain the consent of the person you are nominating and they have to complete the online Nominee Consent Form.
  • Nomination forms can be sent to IFLA by email, fax or post.  They must be submitted to IFLA HQ by 3rd January 2019.

​In our current Standing Committee:

  • Lillian Gassie, Eduardo Goldstein and Dianne Heriot have all served the maximum of two consecutive terms on the Standing Committee and therefore are not eligible for re-election this year.

  • Karin Finer, Cecilia Izquierdo, Ida Kelemen, Adama Kone, Paola Mandillo, Chama Mfula, Hiroyuki Okuyama, Iain Watt and Steve Wise come to the end of their first term on the Standing Committee this year.  They are all eligible for re-election if nominated. 

Further information on the nomination and election process can be found on the main IFLA website.

Editor's Note

IFLA - ორშ, 03/12/2018 - 13:39

Hello everyone,
Welcome to the third issue of IFLA Asia & Oceania electronic newsletters. 
In this issue, we feature the exciting happenings at the 2018 WLIC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as well as other events in the Asia & Oceania region. 
With the year coming to an end, do spend some time catching up with friends and your loved ones too.
Cheers and enjoy reading.

Soh Lin Li
Manager
IFLA Regional Office for Asia and Oceania  

 

Asia Oceania at IFLA WLIC 2018

IFLA - ორშ, 03/12/2018 - 13:36

IFLA WLIC 2018 with the theme “Transform Libraries, Transform Societies”, jointly organised by IFLA, Librarians Association of Malaysia (PPM) and the National Library of Malaysia was successfully held from 24 to 30 August 2018 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). The Congress was strongly supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia and Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB).  

WLIC 2018 attracted 3,520 attendees from 102 countries with seven of the top ten represented countries from the Asia Oceania region that is Singapore (160), China (155), Australia (86), Korea, Republic of (76), Indonesia (74), Japan (68) and Malaysia (1,241).  For the first time in the history of WLIC, Bangladesh sent 23 delegates to the Congress. There were 2 plenary sessions, 249 sessions and 220 papers presented during the entire Congress. 

 

In conjunction with IFLA WLIC 2018, Satellite Meetings were successfully held throughout Malaysia and neighbouring countries either before or after the Congress. A total of 17 satellite Meetings were held with 15 in Malaysia and a satellite Meeting each in Singapore and Calcutta, India. 

The ASEAN CAUCUS, jointly organised by the National Library of Malaysia and the National Library Board, Singapore, was successfully held on 25 August 2018 at the KLCC. 475 participants attended the session that went very well. Some of the feedback from IFLA and attendees as a testimony of the best IFLA WLIC ever held.

IFLA WLIC 2018 was deemed as an “outstanding” success and the “very best that I have ever seen in my 25 years in IFLA.”
Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, IFLA President

Attending an IFLA Conference for the second time was a great experience for me on the personal and professional level. Malaysia offered us an incomparable Convention Centre, hospitality, conference quality and a great opportunity to familiarise us with the culture and history of the country."
Iro Tzorpatzaki, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki

Although I have attended many IFLA Congresses, each one is special to me and is linked to the city, the culture and the people.  Kuala Lumpur had a wonderful conference venue, a friendly atmosphere, a surreal skyline, great food and very good conference sessions. The organising committee had done a great job."
Alexandra Papazoglou

It was my first visit to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia although it was my 10th time attending an IFLA WLIC. Year by Year, my belief that the IFLA conference is a lifelong learning course for me becomes stronger. The WLIC 2018 added a new dimension to my experiences from attending the WLIC."
Eva Semertzaki

Report on ASEAN Caucus held during the 84th IFLA World Library and Information Congress held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), 24 – 30 August 2018.

IFLA - ორშ, 03/12/2018 - 13:20

The ASEAN CAUCUS, jointly organised by the National Library of Malaysia and National Library Board, Singapore, was held on 25 August 2018. The session took place at The Plenary Theatre of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Malaysia. 
The session had a full house attendance Mr Hasbollah Atan from the Perdana University and the President of the IPI Aceh Branch opened the session and shared the development of libraries in Aceh after the Tsunami. The libraries required a lot of help to re-build from what was left after the disaster. Libraries are not only places where people turn to for books, but it is also a place where the communities gathered to build faith and goodwill together after a calamity. Libraries are places which are dearly needed in developing countries to improve literacy, especially in ASEAN, due to the education level and economic conditions in the region. 

 

Full house attendance for ASEAN Caucus with 475 participants

After the sharing session on ACEH libraries, Mr Chopra Singh, Managing Director of Civica Singapore gave a talk on the services provided by them. 

The session ended with IFLA Regional Office Manager, sharing about how libraries can contribute to the IFLA Library Mao of the World that demonstrate the contribution of libraries in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The attendees were treated with lunch sponsored by Civica Singapore. 
Overall, the ASEAN CAUCAS was very well received by the participants. 

 

Asia and Oceania Open Session at the 84th IFLA World Library and Information Congress held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), 24 – 30 August 2018

IFLA - ორშ, 03/12/2018 - 13:09

Nearly 100 abstracts were received from the authors in Asia and Oceania region and beyond for the Open Session of the Asia and Oceania Section at IFLA 2018 in Kuala Lumpur in response to the theme "Libraries Transformed to Transform Their Communities (Society)". After a long and vigorous review process, the Programme Committee finalized six papers for presentation and confirmed Dr B Shadrach, a Public Library Consultant in India, as the keynote speaker.

The much anticipated Open Session was held on 28 August 2018 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The number of attendees reached a new high of around 300 delegates.

Dr. B Sadrach in his thoughtful and inspiring keynote talk introduced an overall approach to transforming libraries to transform societies. The other five presentations showcased the different ways in which different types of libraries in various parts of Asia and Oceania re-positioned themselves to contribute to the social, educational and economic development of the communities they serve. Details can be seen from the list of topics below:

Keynote Talk:

Transforming Libraries to transform societies: Where do we begin?

B Sadrach, Public Library Consultant, India

Presentation/paper title:

1.  Full STEAM ahead: Empowering and catalyzing creative thinking and social entrepreneurial skills of the community through library makerspace

Donna Lyn G. Labangon, Libraries, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. Randolf D. Mariano, American Spaces, U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, Manila, Philippines

2.  The SolarSPELL Offline Digital library

Kristen Linzy & Laura Hosman, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA.

3.  Community Library Spaces for Promoting Reading for Pleasure in Thailand -

Chommanaad Boonaree, Anne Goulding & Philip Calvert, School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.

4.  Identifying the role of open access information in attaining the UN Sustainable Development Goals -

Jayshree Mamtora, Research Services Coordinator & Prashant Pandey, Acting Director, Office of Library Services, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory 0909, Australia

5.  New Styles of “Reading Space” as the Way to expand Public Library Service in China and Japan.

Xiaofang Zhang; Ph.D Candidate, Department of Information Management, Peking University.  Dr. Takashi Nagatsuka, Professor Emeritus, Tsurumi University, Japan.

 

Following the presentations, the floor was opened to the audience. Participants and presenters had a warm discussion and the session concluded in good time with success and joy.

Dil Ruksana Basunia’s Experience at her First IFLA Congress 2018 in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

IFLA - ორშ, 03/12/2018 - 13:01

One of my biggest professional dreams came true when I was awarded the “IFLA, ARL Grant Winner 2018” to attend the IFLA WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 24 to 30 August 2018. I have always desired to attend the IFLA Congress. Being selected for this grant was like a dream comes true for me.  I had the opportunity to meet other library professionals around the world. I am keen to put into practice everything that I had learnt through the program. 


My IFLA WLIC 2018 experience
Newcomers Session: At the Newcomer Session, Gloria Perez-Salmeron (IFLA President), Christine Mackenzie (IFLA President-elect) and Gerald Leitner (IFLA Secretary-General) welcomed the new comers.   The new comers were encouraged to attend a mixture of sessions. With this, I made a conscious decision to explore as many different conference tracks as possible.                        

Opening Session: The Opening Ceremony reflected the IFLA’s WLIC 2018 theme “Transform libraries: Transform Societies” in the context of Malaysia. IFLA President, Secretary General and Government. officials of Malaysia gave speeches. There was a special message from the Honourable Tun Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohammad, The Prime Minister of Malaysia.   

IFLA Highlights: The IFLA Highlights Session was the quickest way to find out all about the IFLA’S main projects and initiatives. The IFLA WLIC 2018 was attended by more than 3500 participants from over 112 different countries. IFLA’s two initiated projects on Global Vision and Library Map of the World were also discussed during this session.  

Exhibition: There were an estimated 70 booths in the exhibition hall. Some of the exhibitors included Digital Books, American Library Association (ALA), Bibliotheca, EBSCO, Elsevier, IEEE Explore Digital Library, IFLA and IFLA WLIC 2019 Athens, OCLC, Oxford University Press, ProQuest, SAGE Publishing, Taylor and Francis Groups, Wiley, etc.        

Poster Presentation: Posters were an idea festival. There were approximately 122 unique poster presentations. The IFLA conference participants had the opportunity to learn from Poster Presenters on the new ideas, service concepts and programs during the Poster Sessions. 

Establish Networking with International Librarians and Professional Bodies:  During the congress time, I have met with many librarians from all over the world. I also had the opportunity to network with colleagues from the professional bodies such as IFLA, American Library Association (ALA), OCLC, and Library Associations of different countries: Russia, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the National Library Board Singapore etc. 

Photos with International Library Professionals and Professional Body Members

 

Twin Tower Sky Bridge visit and Cultural Program at MaTiC

IFLA WLIC 2018 was one of the highlights of my career.  I had a great experience for the duration of the conference. By meeting with library professionals around the world, I have gained a wealth of knowledge and have been inspired by many of them. I plan to put some of my IFLA WLIC 2018 experience in my current role as Deputy University Librarian. My attendance at the IFLA Congress has helped boost my professional confidence which would always have a great impact in my future career endeavor. 

IFLA WLIC 2018 KUALA LUMPUR: SATELLITE MEETINGS

IFLA - ორშ, 03/12/2018 - 05:47

In conjunction with the recent IFLA WLIC 2018 held in Kuala Lumpur, Satellite Meetings (SMs) were held throughout Malaysia and neighbouring countries either before or after the Congress. These Meetings were organized by the various IFLA Sections/Special Interest Groups (SIGs) in partnership with local host organizations. Through these SMs, the IFLA Sections/SIGs had more time to focus their discussions on specific topics. It also provided an opportunity for them to engage with the locals who were not be able to attend the Congress or are involved in other IFLA-related activities. Most of the SMs took place within Kuala Lumpur or at most, within 3 hours’ flight travel time or 6 hours' over-land travel time to Kuala Lumpur.  

Even though IFLA has 44 Sections and 17 SIGs, not every Section/SIG holds a SM every year. For this year’s Congress, 17 SMs were held. Of these, 4 SMs were jointly organized by 2 professional units. One SM each was held in Calcutta, India and Singapore. Of the15 held in Malaysia, 10 were in Kuala Lumpur, and 1 each in Bangi, Salak Tinggi, Shah Alam, Georgetown and Kuching. Each SM has its own theme which reflects the theme of this year’s Congress – Transform Libraries, Transform Societies. All the SMs were held before the Congress except that of the Indigenous Matters Section which was held after the Congress. 

Participants of the References and Information Services Section (+ Information Technology Section) SM hosted by the University of Malaya Library       Courtesy of PPM

Presentation by the team from the New Professionals Special Interest Group at the SM hosted by the Selangor Public Library Corporation
Courtesy of PPM

One of several speakers at the Genealogy and Local History Section (+ Asia and Oceania Section) SM hosted by Areca Books/Think City in cooperation with Penang Heritage Trust, Wawasan Open University and Penang State Public Library Corporation 
Courtesy of PPM

Participants of the Management of Library Associations Section SM hosted by the National Library of Malaysia & Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia
Courtesy of PPM

An end to the Social Science Libraries Section SM hosted by Tun Seri Lanang Library, (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)
Courtesy of PPM

 

 

All the SMs were well attended by both the local and international participants.

 

26th CDNLAO Meeting held in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on 2 May 2018

IFLA - ორშ, 03/12/2018 - 04:56

The 26th CDNLAO Meeting was successfully held at Mingalar Thiri Hotel in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on 2 May 2018. The meeting was organized by the Department of Historical Research and National Library under the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture. 

Participants of 26th CDNLAO

Director General(s) and Director(s) from 14 national libraries in Asia and Oceania including Bhutan, Cambodia, Peoples’ Republic of China, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam attended the meeting. The National Library of India and National Library of Mongolia apologise for not being to attend. 

Mr. Aung Myint, Director General of the Department of Historical Research and National Library, the Chair extended a warm welcome and greetings to the Director General(s) and Director(s) from the national libraries in Asia and Oceania.to the first CNDLAO held in Myanmar. 

 The 26th CDNLAO theme of “Preserving Culture by the National Libraries” was aligned to the role of National libraries as important institutions for preserving the cultural heritage of the country. He emphasized the importance of digital preservation, the connection and collaboration among national libraries in Asia and Oceania as the rationale behind the choice of the theme. 

On the establishment of CDNLAO Secretariat, Ms. Tay Ai Cheng from National Library Board Singapore explained that said the draft policies formulated by CDNLAO would be presented to IFLA during the IFLA WLIC 2018 in August.

The meeting witnessed interesting presentations on the theme: “Preserving Culture by National Libraries” conducted by Dr. Kaythi Aye (Myanmar), Ms. Jaesun Lee (R. O. Korea), Mr. Sun Boyang (P. R. China), Ms. Tay Ai Cheng (Singapore) and Mr. Walimunige Sunil (Sri Lanka) respectively. They shared the activities and programmes of cultural preservation by their national libraries. 

Presentation of ‘Preserving Cultural Heritage’ by National Library of Korea 

In his presentation, D. Kaythi Aye focused on the digital preservation of documentary heritage for future generation. She mentioned the digitization project of National Library of Myanmar and its challenges. Ms. Jaesun Lee shared the comparison of past and present preservation functions of National Library of Korea which was now applying the mass de-acidification system and rare collection restoration. Website www.nl.go.ke/iflapac. 

Mr. Sun Boyang provided an overview of cultural heritage preservation and conservation of the National Library of China. NLC has been doing the National Strategic Depository of Document Preservation Project, Literature Preservation and Conservation Nationwide project, China Memory Project, etc. NLC has established the IFLA Preservation and Conservation Center since 1984.

Ms. Tan Huism highlighted the twin mission of build and preserve the national collection; and build and support national reference. She said that since 2005, National Library, Singapore has been providing online content as part of the digital content strategy. 

The Chair announced that the 27th CDNLAO will be hosted by National Library Board Singapore in 2019. We need to seek the host country for 28th CDNLAO in 2020.

Welcoming to Singapore, next host of 27th CDNLAO

The delegates of the 26th CDNLAO delegates, except Bhutan, Fiji and Sri Lanka participated at the 17th Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSAL XVII) event on 3-5 May 2018. The opening ceremony of CONSAL XVII was held at Myanmar International Convention Center 2 in Naypyitaw. State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi graced the ceremony and delivered the Opening Remarks. This was followed by a photo-taking by CDNLAO delegates with State Counsellor.

CDNLAO delegates visited the Parliament, National Library, National Museum and National Archives on 5 may 2018. They were given a new experience of presentation on parliament session, visits to superior exhibits and showrooms at the National Museum (Naypyitaw) and National Archives (Naypyitaw), and large collection of traditional manuscripts at the National Library (Naypyitaw).

Copyright (C) 2018 National Library of Myanmar

25th Anniversary Year of the IFLA-UNESCO Public Library Manifesto

IFLA - ხუთ, 29/11/2018 - 16:58

The UNESCO-IFLA Public Library Manifesto was last updated and finalised on 29 November 1994. 29 November 2018 therefore marks the start of the Manifesto’s 25th year!

First created in 1949, the Manifesto in its current edition establishes a set of missions and principles for public libraries, agreed by UNESCO’s Member States.

It highlights the key role of public libraries in education, social development and the preservation of heritage, as well as how they can promote freedom of expression and creativity.  

As a new article released by IFLA today indicates, the Manifesto has not only provided an inspiration to lawmakers and libraries alike around the world, but forms the basis of legislation and library strategies. There are also interesting examples of its use in assessing and measuring libraries and their services.

To celebrate, IFLA is working, in particular with its Public Libraries Section, to raise awareness of the document, encourage discussion about its implementation, and reflect on its relevance today.

How can you get involved?
  • Join the discussion on social media using the hashtag #PublicLibraryManifesto. Tell the world what means most to you in the Public Library Manifesto, and share photos of this.
  • Add a frame to your Facebook profile by clicking here, or following these instructions:
    • Go to www.facebook.com/profilepicframes
    • Select a frame from the menu or search for the frame you want to use (search using the “25 Years Public Library Manifesto” or just “IFLA”)
    • Set for how long you want to have this frame
    • Click Use as Profile Picture to save
  • Watch out for further announcements in the coming months!

New IFLA Publication: Global Action on School Library Education and Training

IFLA - ოთხ, 28/11/2018 - 12:35

Just off the press in the IFLA Publications Series…​

Global Action on School Library Education and Training
Edited by Barbara Schultz-Jones and Dianne Oberg
Berlin/Munich: De Gruyter Saur, 2018
ISBN 978-3-11-0613124
(IFLA Publications; Nr 178)
Euro 89,95 / for USA, Canada, Mexico US$ 103.99

Read all about it

New information on IASL / IFLA Joint Committee

IFLA - სამ, 27/11/2018 - 22:17

The information on the IASL / IFLA Joint Committee and Roster is updated. 

LIBER 2018: Annual Conference Survey Results

LIBER news - სამ, 27/11/2018 - 18:27

Thank you to everyone who participated in our feedback survey for LIBER’s 2018 Annual Conference in Lille, France. The main findings are listed below and will be used to improve our 2019 conference in Dublin, Ireland (26-28 June at Trinity College Dublin). Presentations and recordings from LIBER 2018 can be found here, and highlights are summarised…

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