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New translation of IFLA School Library Guidelines, 2nd edition

IFLA - ორშ, 28/05/2018 - 14:30

The Guidelines are now also available in the Malay language.

  • Bahasa Melayu (Malay) [PDF] | [EPUB]

This brings the number to 10 versions of the IFLA School Library Guidelines, 2nd edition

Updated version of epub version of Turkish translation of Guidelines

IFLA - ორშ, 28/05/2018 - 13:55

An updated version of the epub version of the Turkish translation of Guidelines is available now. 

New Standing Committee member

IFLA - ორშ, 28/05/2018 - 13:38

Lesly Farmer is succeeded by Dr. Melissa P. Johnston as a member of the School Libraries Standing Committee for a first term 2017-2021.

Melissa P. Johnston is an Associate Professor at the University of West Georgia. She teaches graduate courses in the school library media certification program. Johnston worked as a school librarian for 13 years in Georgia before obtaining her PhD at Florida State University. Johnston’s research and publications focus on the school librarian as a leader, the school librarian's role in technology integration, and school librarianship on a global level. Johnston is the author of numerous articles in journals such as School Library ResearchSchool Libraries WorldwideSchool Library Connection, and Tech Trends. She is currently the co-editor for School Library Research and PI on for the REALISD Project, an IMLS funded grant, to provide professional development for school librarians to support STEM education efforts in their schools.

https://www.westga.edu/academics/education/profile.php?emp_id=91203

Towards Action: IFLA Returns to Geneva for the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights

IFLA - ორშ, 28/05/2018 - 13:20

The 36th session of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) will focus on defining action plans on copyright provisions for libraries. With these, we hope to see the organisation move in the direction of concrete steps that will make a real difference for our institutions. As the organisation that gave the world the Marrakesh Treaty, WIPO is well placed to drive change that delivers sustainable development.

 

IFLA engages strongly in the work of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in recent years in order to make the case for copyright regimes that work for libraries. The right rules – notably exceptions and limitations to copyright – have a decisive impact on the ability of libraries and other cultural heritage to carry out their missions.

 

The Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) is both the primary forum for discussing copyright laws globally, and a great opportunity to work with national policy makers.

 

At its 36th session, the Committee will discuss draft action plans for libraries, archives, museums and education. These offer a promising means of advancing discussions, and drawing on a wider range of expertise and experience, notably through regional meetings which will allow more librarians on the ground to share their experience.

 

IFLA will continue to underline the need to avoid creating unnecessary distinctions between libraries, archives and museums, given strong convergence in the work of the three types of institution. It will also urge Member States not to replicate work that has already taken place, but rather focus on activities that add value, and to accelerate progress accordingly.  

 

The IFLA delegation, led by Winston Tabb, will also use the opportunity to engage with Member State representatives to exchange views on ongoing national copyright reforms.

 

You can follow our engagement on Twitter (also here) and Facebook. You can also watch the meeting live.

See also IFLA's statements:

Embracing digital innovation: an inspired Asia and Oceania share their Global Vision

IFLA - ორშ, 28/05/2018 - 12:14

It was full steam ahead for the IFLA Global Vision Regional Workshop tour as key players from the Asia and Oceania library field came together on 23 – 25 May to contribute their ideas for actions in our second phase of this unique worldwide discussion.

Hanoi, Viet Nam, was our destination and the National Library of Viet Nam offered the 37 participants from 31 countries a welcome that stimulated a constant flow of ideas. With these, IFLA continues to turn the top ten highlights and opportunities from the IFLA Global Vision Report Summary into clear actions that will power literate, informed and participative societies.

With 858 collective years of library experience, the participants were well placed to ensure that the most relevant Global Vision Opportunities for Asia and Oceania were explored in depth. 

Embracing digital innovation

The speed of technological change represents a significant issue for libraries the world over. In the first phase of the IFLA Global Vision, it was recognised that, as a sector, libraries do embrace digital innovation (Highlight 4 in the Report Summary). The Asia Oceania region is indeed renowned as a thought-leader in this field.

In bringing together library leaders from very diverse backgrounds, the workshop provided a great opportunity to share experience and ideas on how to ensure all libraries can have the right tools, infrastructure, funding and skills. As the examples and ideas set out by participants underlined, a united library field would facilitate stronger collaboration and exchange to build networks. This in turn would give libraries everywhere the opportunity better to serve their communities using the potential of digital technology. 

Opening the fifth Global Vision Regional Workshop, IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón said:

Our local situations may be different. So too may be the specific actions needed to respond. But we share our overall goals, power and passion. And this is why we will deliver on our commitments because we know better than anyone else that “Libraries are the motor for change”

In her welcome to participants, Dr. Trinh Thi Thuy Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Viet Nam underlined: 

This regional workshop will strengthen relationships across the library field, address the challenges we face, and help the library field to grow stronger"

An ideas store for libraries

Rounding up the workshop, IFLA Secretary General, Gerald Leitner, urged the room to go back to their countries and organise their own workshops:

It's now over to you! What are the opportunities that matter locally and what ideas does your library community have? Bring this discussion back to your homes so that we can generate an ideas store that will be a source of inspiration for every librarian around the world."

IFLA Global Vision travels next to Africa for our final Regional Workshop on the 6-8 July. 

View all the photos from the Asia and Oceania Global Vision Regional Workshop in our Flickr album

SIG Reviews 2018

IFLA - პარ, 25/05/2018 - 15:19

IFLA Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are reviewed every four years. Due to the discussion about Dynamic Units during 2016 - 2017, the Professional Committee proposed to postpone the 2017 reviews to 2018. These are therefore starting ready for a final decision by the Professional Committee in August 2018.

Reviews of the Special Interest Groups set up in 2009 and 2013 will therefore be carried out during 2018 using a new SIG review process.

The following SIGs will be reviewed using this new process in 2018:

  • Agricultural Libraries
  • National Organizations and International Relations (NOIR)
  • Environmental Sustainability and Libraries (ENSULIB)
  • E-metrics
  • Library History
  • New Professionals
  • Women, Information and Libraries
  • LIS Education in Developing Countries
  • ATINA: Access to Information Network – Africa.
  • Religions, Libraries and Dialogue
  • LGBTQ Users.

The timeline for reviewing the SIGs in 2018 is:

30 June 2018:
Sponsoring Section to submit report to Division Chair (further details).
HQ to complete data collection and submit to Division Chair (further details).

31 July 2018 
Division Chair to submit report to Professional Committee (further details).

23 August 2018 
Professional Committee to make decision.

HERON Data Management Plan

LIBER news - პარ, 25/05/2018 - 14:35

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How Challenging is Doing DH in a Library in 2018?

LIBER news - პარ, 25/05/2018 - 12:01

In August 2012, Miriam Posner asked the question ‘What are some challenges to doing DH in the library?’. The blog post and subsequent article ‘No Half Measures: Overcoming Common Challenges to Doing Digital Humanities in the Library’, published in January 2013, became part of the often read literature lists of librarians starting with DH and…

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Delivering Information for All: #1Lib1Ref Returns for a Second Time in 2018

IFLA - პარ, 25/05/2018 - 09:36

#1Lib1Ref – one librarian, one reference – is the Wikimedia Foundation’s initiative to engage the collective knowledge of libraries to improve the quality and reliability of Wikipedia articles. At a time of worry about fake news, the need for broad access to reliable, fact-checked information – rather than censorship – has never been higher.

 

As underlined in two reports published in 2016, the site represents an increasingly important part of the information environment, especially for those without access to institutions with subscriptions to other sources.

 

There is strong potential for collaboration with libraries, who can both contribute their own time and research skills, and encourage users to do the same. Indeed, with the Internet reducing the barriers to people expressing themselves, libraries can help people realise this potential, and share their knowledge. This will also help ensure that more people find content relevant to their interests and experience online.

 

While #1Lib1Ref traditionally takes place in January, 2018 will see a second edition, in May and June, with a particular focus on developing countries. These parts of the world are currently under-represented online, with much content – blogs, news-sites, media and of course Wikipedia – coming from richer places. #1Lib1Ref promises to ensure stronger, more reliable Wikipedia pages all over the world.  

 

For any libraries and librarians interested in taking part, there are instructions available online. Good luck, and let us know how you get involved!

La convocatoria de trabajos a ser presentados durante la II Jornada IFLA El tráfico ilícito del patrimonio bibliográfico en América Latina y el Caribe - 28 de noviembre de 2018

IFLA - ოთხ, 23/05/2018 - 15:35
JORNADA “O TRÁFICO ILÍCITO DO PATRIMÔNIO BIBLIOGRÁFICO NA AMÉRICA LATINA E CARIBE”

ORGANIZA: FUNDACIÓN BIBLIOTECA NACIONAL DEL BRASIL & IFLA RARE BOOKS AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS SECTION

Está abierta la convocatoria de trabajos a ser presentados durante la II Jornada IFLA El tráfico ilícito del patrimonio bibliográfico en América Latina y el Caribe a realizarse el 28 de noviembre de 2018, en la Biblioteca Nacional del Brasil – Auditorio Machado de Assis – en la ciudad de Río de Janeiro.

De acuerdo con IFLA Cultural Heritage Programme Advisory Committee, el patrimonio cultural consiste en bienes tangibles e intangibles, naturales y culturales, muebles e inmuebles, heredados del pasado. El acceso, la preservación y la educación en torno al patrimonio cultural son esenciales para la evolución de las personas y de su cultura.

La Jornada surge con algunos objetivos específicos: conocer, analizar y discutir el tema de tráfico ilícito entre las bibliotecas de América Latina y el Caribe, teniendo presente la necesidad de posibles acciones integradas y conjuntas.

Para más información:

https://www.ifla.org/node/47218

Join Us For Career and Professional Development Coaching at WLIC 2018

IFLA - ოთხ, 23/05/2018 - 00:14

The purpose of the present work in the CPDWL (Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning) section is to develop a robust and varied selection of continuing professional development opportunities to better prepare IFLA and the global library workforce to support 21st century users. During IFLA WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, CPDWL will add an important and powerful initiative to the continuing professional development offerings within IFLA by hosting a session with career and professional development coaching for the individual. All WLIC delegates are welcome to join the coaching session.

More information on the session can be found at https://www.ifla.org/files/assets/cpdwl/conference-documents/cpdwl_coaching2.pdf

Introducing LIBER’s Linked Open Data Working Group

LIBER news - სამ, 22/05/2018 - 17:54

If Linked Open Data and semantic interoperability are current topics of interest for your library, come discuss and learn more about these topics via LIBER’s new Linked Open Data Working Group. The group, chaired by Matias Frosterus of the National Library of Finland, aims to produce a set of guidelines, best practices, and tools for…

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Webinar Video: GDPR & What It Means For Researchers

LIBER news - სამ, 22/05/2018 - 10:54

How does Europe’s new GDPR legislation relate to research data management? A recent LIBER webinar, run by our Research Data Management Working Group, looked at this question with input from speakers Maria Rehbinder (Senior Legal Counsel at Aalto University and Certified Information Privacy Professional)  and Marlon Domingus (Data Protection Officer at Erasmus University Rotterdam). The webinar…

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Daunting world - poster campaign

IFLA - სამ, 22/05/2018 - 00:14

The aim of the Project Literacy is to bring the power of words to the world, by building partnerships and driving action. These posters draws attention to the global problem of illiteracy. Print them out to make people aware of the daunting world of almost one billion adults around the world. Find the posters here: https://www.adsoftheworld.com/media/print/project_literacy_daunting_world_medicine

 

Developing a collaborative spirit: Great participation from Europe drives IFLA Global Vision further forward!

IFLA - ხუთ, 17/05/2018 - 12:21

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The IFLA Global Vision Regional Workshop arrived in Paris, France on 14 - 16 May for Europe's turn to generate their ideas for actions and what a wealth of ideas there were!

The Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, traditionally a crossroads for cultures and ideas, became a hub of stories, inspiration, and energy for the library field. Participants representing 36 European countries and all library types, with a combined experience of 1063 years in the field, explored the highlights and opportunities from the IFLA Global Vision Report Summary and how these can be turned into actions.   

Over three days of inspiring presentations, creativity and dialogue, participants focused on one overarching goal: to create a strong and globally united library field powering literate informed and participative societies. Europe’s librarians underlined their pride in the service and support they offer, and their desire to do more to ensure that all of the region’s inhabitants have the best possibilities to learn, earn, innovate and create, and can look to the future with optimism. 

The Deputy Head of the Libraries Department at the French Culture Ministry, Valérie Bouissou, who welcomed participants to Paris, strongly commended IFLA on its approach. At a time that the French government itself is reviewing library policy, they drew inspiration from IFLA’s Global Vision. 

Strong advocates at all levels

Europe is unique in its political structures. As such, it poses particular challenges, and opportunities, for advocacy. For libraries to get the laws they need best to serve their users, action – and collaboration – is necessary at all levels. As opportunity 5 of the Global Vision report sets out: every librarian an advocate.

With many participants involved in engagement on the ongoing copyright reform in the European Union, there were rich ideas for actions which would draw on the key strengths of libraries – our numbers, our passion, and our dedication. As Gerald Leitner, IFLA Secretary General underlined:

Success in the copyright reform can only be achieved through strong partnership between IFLA, library associations and librarians from all European countries." 

 

Such great participation was inspiring for IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón: 

Every day I am inspired when I hear from our colleagues the great work librarians are doing. Just imagine what more we will achieve collectively when all our ideas for actions are combined."     

Impressed by the participants’ passion, Gerald Leitner said:

"It is phenomenal to hear such positive stories from so many European countries. This sends a strong and united message to beyond the library community that advocacy and collaboration are key to achieving a global vision. Thank you, Europe, for bringing your collaborative spirit to Paris and contributing to our goal to create the biggest ideas store!"

Global Vision now says "Xin Chào!" as it wings its way to Hanoi, Vietnam on 23 – 25 May for our Asia and Oceania Regional Workshop.     

View all photos from Europe's Regional Workshop in our Flickr album   

IFLA at RightsCon 2018: “Digital literacy for all: how can libraries help?”

IFLA - ოთხ, 16/05/2018 - 14:03

As the world’s leading conference on human rights in the digital age, RightsCon is opening its doors, taking place in Toronto on 16-18 May 2018. The event brings together business leaders, policy makers, government representatives, and human rights defenders from around the world to tackle pressing issues at the intersection of human rights and digital technology. IFLA President 2015-2017, Donna Scheeder will represent IFLA at a workshop titled: “Digital literacy for all: how can libraries help?

The workshop, led by IFLA alongside Brookfield Institute will highlight the important role libraries have in helping users to access and apply the information they need for personal and community development. In the IFLA segment of the workshop, Donna will share examples of what libraries are doing in the field of digital literacy at a local level but also encourage participants to suggest ways libraries and other stakeholders could collaborate to further digital literacy at a global scale.

The Brookfield Institute’s segment will focus on digital literacy training by addressing identified gaps in the digital literacy education and training landscape in Canada, including demographic, geographic, sectoral, skill-based gaps.

The workshop also includes IFLA partners from the Toronto Public Library represented by Pam Ryan, Director, Service Development & Innovation, Eric Craven, Community Development Librarian from Atwater Library and Simona Ramkisson, Senior Project Officer at the Brookfield Institute. The workshop will take place on Thursday 17 May 2018, from 10:30 to 11:45. Come and join us!

Open Access in Practice – FinELib Speaks About Transparency and Publisher Negotiations

LIBER news - სამ, 15/05/2018 - 13:20

One of the primary goals of LIBER’s Open Access Working Group is to help libraries to share their experiences with Open Access. By exchanging information, we can better understand what works, what the challenges are, and find ways of speeding up the transition from subscription-based systems to Open Access (OA). This shift is an international…

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