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4th Global ESAC Workshop

eifl licensing news - ხუთ, 18/04/2019 - 12:20

Romy Beard, EIFL Licensing Programme Manager, will take part in 4th Global ESAC (Efficiency and Standards for Article Charges) Workshop, 'Transformative Agreements in Practice', at the Max Planck Digital Library offices in Munich.

The aim of the workshop is empower institutions and library consortia with deeper knowledge and insight into the workings of transformative agreements.

 

4th Global ESAC Workshop

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 18/04/2019 - 12:20

Romy Beard, EIFL Licensing Programme Manager, will take part in 4th Global ESAC (Efficiency and Standards for Article Charges) Workshop, 'Transformative Agreements in Practice', at the Max Planck Digital Library offices in Munich.

The aim of the workshop is empower institutions and library consortia with deeper knowledge and insight into the workings of transformative agreements.

 

European Directive on Copyright Adopted. Where To Next?

LIBER news - ხუთ, 18/04/2019 - 08:17

By LIBER, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA), the European University Association (EUA) and SPARC Europe. Following the European Parliament’s adoption of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market on 26 March 2019, the Council of Ministers of the European Union…

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Adoption of the European Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market

IFLA - ოთხ, 17/04/2019 - 16:43

Following the European Parliament’s adoption of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market on 26 March 2019, the Council of Ministers of the European Union has now also voted in favour of the text.

The text will enter into force in the coming weeks, once it is published in the Official Journal. This will be followed by a period of two years in which Member States must make the relevant changes to national laws.

Libraries in Europe have engaged strongly in shaping this important piece of legislation to ensure that it fulfils its promise of harmonising Europe’s copyright law and updating it to the digital environment. We have benefitted from the constant support of a number of Members of the European Parliament, whose work has allowed major progress to be made.

While important progress has been made for the library, cultural heritage, research sector and educational sectors, key flaws remain. Articles 15 (11 before the renumbering) and 17 (13 before renumbering) raise important challenges to the freedom of expression and freedom of access to information.

Yet discussions are far from over. Work at the national level will be essential if Europe’s libraries are to get the best out of this legislative text has to offer. IFLA, working alongside partner library and research organisations, looks forward to assisting our members in this task. Our first step will be to establish a discussion list for those involved in lobbying on the implementation of this Directive at national level, about which we will communicate separately.

Read more about what the library field has acheived - and still needs to do - in our blog onThe EU Copyright Reform: Battles Won, Bullets Dodged, and the Questions that Remain. You can find this release, as well as further resources on our publication page.

Call for nominations: Chair of IFLA Advisory Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) – term of office August 2019 – August 2021

IFLA - ოთხ, 17/04/2019 - 15:59

Dear Colleagues,

After a first call, no nominations were received for the position of Chair of IFLA’s Advisory Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE).

With the agreement of the Governing Board, we are now issuing a second call for nominations for an individual with the experience and expertise to play a leading role in IFLA’s work in this key area.

In line with the Rules of Procedure for the FAIFE Committee, national association members who have paid their dues for 2018 are able to make one nomination each. Interested candidates should therefore contact their national association, who received the relevant documentation on 17 April.

The deadline for submission of nominations is 6 May 2019 (12pm Central European Time). No late submissions will be accepted.

The Governing Board will then confirm the new Chair of FAIFE by 22 May 2019.

Please find more information about the work of the Committee below.

I am looking forward to receiving your response.

Yours sincerely,

Gerald Leitner
Secretary General

 

Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) is an initiative within IFLA with a mission to defend and promote the basic human rights defined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. FAIFE provides advice to the Governing Board and Secretary General on these issues in relation to IFLA’s strategic directions, and works in consultation with other relevant IFLA professional programmes and sections.

The responsibilities of the FAIFE Advisory Committee are to:

  • advise the Governing Board on freedom of access to information and freedom of expression in all aspects, directly or indirectly related to library and information services;
  • monitor the state of intellectual freedom affecting the library and information community worldwide;
  • promote awareness of and activities related to freedom of access to information and freedom of expression;
  • encourage reflection on and activities supporting the understanding of fundamental library principles and ethics;
  • support IFLA policy development on freedom of access to information and freedom of expression aspects, directly or indirectly related to library and information services,
  • collaborate with IFLA’s advisory committees and professional units where specific expertise may be provided by FAIFE or drawn from IFLA’s committees and their networks;
  • cooperate with other international human rights organisations, and respond to violations of freedom of access to information and freedom of expression as defined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

 

Tragedy of Notre Dame Underlines the Need to Focus on Prevention and Preservation

IFLA - ოთხ, 17/04/2019 - 15:11

The events of 15 April at the Cathedral of Notre Dame have shaken many, not just in Paris but around the world. For those who work in the heritage field, it is particularly heart-breaking.

While it will take time for the circumstances behind the fire to become clear, they have underlined how vulnerable our history is, even in the heart of the capital of one of the world’s most developed nations.

Clearly Notre Dame is just one proof of this, alongside the destruction of the library at the University of Mosul, the fire at the National Museum of Brazil, and far too many others.

It will likely not be the last either, but it is possible to reduce risks and increase the chance of future generations being able to enjoy our heritage.

In Paris, the bravery required to fight the fire and save so many important pieces must now be matched by persistence and dedication in salvaging, rebuilding and restoring. IFLA wishes those involved strength and courage in the work that lies ahead.

Elsewhere, it is clear that there is a need to invest time, effort and expertise in documenting, planning and preparing. Safeguarding the memory of the world is a key task for libraries and librarians, and one that IFLA is working to support. Greater support from governments – in line with the UNESCO 2015 Recommendation on Documentary Heritage – is also essential, and a focus of IFLA’s advocacy work.

IFLA Secretary-General Gerald Leitner said:

‘The damage to Notre Dame has brought back the same sadness that was felt at the pictures of damage to heritage in Mosul, Rio, and around the world. It is clear that heritage makes a strong contribution to our societies. Our efforts to protect and preserve it must be just as strong'.

Read more about IFLA’s work on cultural heritage.

Open Repositories 2019

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 17/04/2019 - 14:21

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, is to participate in the 14th International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2019), which brings together people from higher education, government, libraries, archives and museums to focus on repository infrastructure, tools, services, and policies.

The main theme for OR2019 is ‘All the User Needs'. In addition to serving on the OR2019 conference programme committee, Kuchma is co-chairing a poster session with Liz Krznarich, Tech Lead at ORCID.

EaPConnect’s OpenAIRE Training

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 17/04/2019 - 13:02

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will lead training in this two-day interactive workshop on open science for representatives of national research and education networks (NRENs) in six Eastern European countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine

IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Auckland now to take place in 2022

IFLA - სამ, 16/04/2019 - 05:00

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, 16 April 2019

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and the New Zealand National Committee announce that the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Auckland will now take place in 13-19 August, 2022. This postponement will enable the WLIC to be held as planned in the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC).

IFLA WLIC has a long established practice of being held in single-site convention centres. As the NZICC faced construction delays and no other single-site venue providing the same outstanding facilities was available for 2020 in Auckland, the decision was made to postpone the event.

Through this postponement, IFLA and the New Zealand National Committee will ensure that delegates from around the world have the best congress experience when WLIC is held in New Zealand for the first time. IFLA looks forward to coming to New Zealand in 2022, and will share information about plans for a new host city for the 2020 WLIC in August 2019.

Gerald Leitner
Secretary General

Inspiration in the Eternal City!

IFLA - ორშ, 15/04/2019 - 11:03

Join us at our Satellite Meeting in Rome 21-22 August 2019 when we will explore The evolving concept of ‘library’ and its impact on library design!

This topic will form the basis of our exciting and very practical program. We have adopted  a multi-pronged approach with a combination of exciting keynote speakers, panel sessions that highlight the work of practitioners from around the world and a workshop session on library design that welcomes all.

Delegates will have the opportunity to consider solutions for truly  inclusive libraries with their professional colleagues and to share and learn from others’ experiences

The Satellite is being  co-hosted by four IFLA Sections: Academic and Research Libraries; Library Buildings and Equipment; Metropolitan Libraries; and Public Libraries; and will be held in the  magnificent Sala della Protomoteca on Rome’s Capitoline Hill.

So join us in Rome  for our Satellite meeting before you head to Athens for the IFLA World Library and Information Congress. Registrations are now open with a special Earlybird rate offered until 15 May

We look forward to meeting you in Italy. In the interim if you have any questions please contact us

Ciao!

IFLA School Libraries Guidelines now in Catalan

IFLA - პარ, 12/04/2019 - 12:58
With the translation into Catalan, the IFLA 'School Libraries Guidelines' are now available in 14 languages. And more translations are in progress.  

Webinar Video: Finding and Reusing Research Data

LIBER news - პარ, 12/04/2019 - 12:43

Sharing research data is a practice that is increasingly encouraged by funders, institutions, and research communities. In this webinar organised by LIBER’s Research Data Management Working Group, Kathleen Gregory presented an overview of recent research investigating how researchers and librarians engage in practices of finding, understanding and reusing research data. She provided some tips for…

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Webinar Video: Library Carpentry – Teaching Data Science Skills & Upcoming Instructor Training

LIBER news - პარ, 12/04/2019 - 12:38

With appropriate training, libraries can effectively support the data science needs of their researchers, which is critical for the development of Open Science. In this webinar Christopher Erdmann introduced The Carpentries, a non-profit organisation that trains people in software development and data science skills, and Library Carpentry, a branch of this organisation focused on the…

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Availability, License Terms and Pricing of eBooks: an Interview with Rebecca Giblin

IFLA - პარ, 12/04/2019 - 11:52

ELending is becoming increasingly important and is already well-established in many countries. While jurisdictions approach the lending of eBooks and other digital material in many different ways, licensing is often part of the equation. And with that, challenges arise for the library sector.

Associate Professor Rebecca Giblin, from Monash University, Australia, is leading the elendingproject.org, investigating the availability of eBooks for lending and the terms for access. She has worked with a team of scholars from data science, social research and law and collaborated with institutions across the globe.

The initial results are finally out (here and here), and provide ground-breaking evidence on availability, licence terms and eBook pricing for libraries in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States and United Kingdom. A pamphlet with the headline results is also available for download. We were also lucky to have Rebecca at WLIC presenting some of her findings at the session “What’s up with eLending?”, available online.

We talked to Rebecca Giblin about some of the research findings:

Could you point out some of the most remarkable results in the study regarding availability of eBooks?

One big surprise was finding that bestseller new releases tended to be available to libraries for eLending very quickly – often earlier than print editions! Availability for eLending generally was also better than we had been warned to expect. In one study, looking at availability of a sample of ‘culturally valuable’ books across every aggregator operating in a single country, we found that 76% were available from at least one e-lending platform, and 51% were available from all five platforms. But that’s still considerably worse than physical availability for the same titles – 94% were available for libraries to buy as physical copies.

What about with regards to pricing?

We wanted to better understand how publishers set their eLending prices. For example, we wanted to know how title characteristics (like age, what rights libraries were actually getting for their money, and country) affected the prices that were offered. We used machine learning technology to figure out these relationships. One of the most remarkable things we found in our study of almost 100,000 books across five English language markets is that there is virtually no correlation between price and almost any of those factors! The only characteristic that really affects price is where the book is very old – in the public domain and no longer covered by copyright. Other than that, publishers seem to be setting prices entirely at their whim. 

And when comparing different jurisdictions?

One of the most striking findings across jurisdictions was the different availabilities by publisher. Take Hachette for example – the third largest trade and educational publisher in the world. Its titles were widely available in North America, but almost entirely missing from Commonwealth countries. It’s one thing to know that Hachette’s UK office has different policies to its US one – but quite another to realise that amongst our sample of almost 100,000 books, just 16 Hachette titles were available to libraries in Australia, New Zealand or the UK.

You highlight in the study that “while books are widely available to libraries for eLending, they are not necessarily accessible”. Could you explain this?

One of the really cool things we did was write an algorithm that let us estimate the original year each of the books in our dataset had been published. Obviously, older books are in much less demand than the newest ones, and we wanted to understand how that lighter demand was being reflected in publisher terms and pricing. And what we discovered is that it’s not – at all. In Australia, books that were 10 or 30 or 50 years old are being made available to libraries with the same kind of terms and same kind of prices as the very newest ones. That includes widespread use of what we call ‘exploding licences’ – time-based licences that force books to be deleted from collections after a certain period of time, even if they’ve never been borrowed at all.

Libraries obviously have limited collections budgets, and have to take into account factors such as likely circulations in deciding whether to license eBooks. Often it’s just not feasible for them to buy expensive older titles with unattractive licence terms. So we describe those books as being available without being particularly accessible.

Across all the research conducted, what differences do you observe between big multinational publishers and other (smaller) publishers?

Perhaps the biggest difference is how they license and price books across jurisdictions. Almost all of the license differences (for example, a book being licensed for perpetual access in one country and metered access in another) come from Big 5 publishers (ed. Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, Macmillan, Hachette, Simon & Schuster). And where the license terms are identical, Big 5 publishers are also responsible for most of the price differences across jurisdictions too.

You found many differences in terms of pricing by the same publisher across jurisdictions. Could you point out a few examples? What about pricing between platforms?

The price results were one of the biggest surprises – to us in the research team, but also to our library partners and the aggregators themselves! Aggregators told us that we’d find no licence or price differences within a country, because publishers wanted everyone competing on a level playing field. But in fact we found big differences for both licence type and price. More than 20% of titles had major licence differences across platforms – for example, being perpetual access from one provider, and metered access on another. And even where the licence was the same, we found some extraordinary price differences. For example, Edward P Jones’ The Known World (published in Australia by HarperCollins) was available from all five platforms, on identical 26 loan licences, for as little as $12.72 and as much as $53.22.

What are the bargaining possibilities of libraries in eBook licensing, based on the experience gathered during the study?

It took us almost a year to negotiate the rights to collect the data we’ve used in these studies, because of strict confidentiality clauses attached to some of the contracts. What we found shows us that even aggregators and publishers don’t really seem to understand all that’s happening in this space. The lack of transparency around terms and pricing means libraries can’t shop for the deals – and aggregators can’t effectively compete on price either. I think libraries can use this data to strengthen their case for more transparency.

Libraries can also ask more from publishers. We found that publishers seem to want aggregators to have the same terms and pricing for their titles – but do a pretty poor job of actually giving effect to that intention. I’d like to see libraries use the anomalies we’ve found to demand that publishers do a better job.

What is there to see on the elendingproject.org website?

So many cool things! We have released public versions of all our data, together with interactive dashboards that allow anyone to visually query it. You just need to click on the characteristic you’re interested in, and the whole thing updates live to zoom in on that. They’re lots of fun to play with and very quickly give you new understanding of publisher licensing practices – and what they might mean for you and your library. You’ll also find tutorials in how to use the dashboards, videos where we talk through the results, the written papers and more. Please visit and take a minute or two to check it out – and share with any of your interested colleagues.

What are the next steps for this research, and for your team?

Now that we’ve gathered all this new evidence about how publishers are actually licensing ebooks, we’re surveying librarians to understand how those practices are impacting their decision-making about which books to hold in their collections. After that, we’ll use all of that evidence and data as the basis for developing recommendations about how law and policy in this space should be reformed. Folks interested in following our progress should follow us @elendingproject on Twitter for updates!

PAC Workshop on Verdigris Hisotry and Deterioration

IFLA - ხუთ, 11/04/2019 - 18:44

The IFLA Preservation and Conservation Regional Center for Arab and Middle East countries at Qatar National Library is organizing the workshop "Various Greens in Persian Paintings with Reference to Copper Green Verdigris and its Deterioration and Stabilization". The workshop will be conducted by Mandana Barkeshli.

The purpose of this workshop is to present studies on various greens in Persian manuscripts and miniature paintings, and particularly copper green verdigris deterioration and stabilization.

Program

The workshop comprises four sessions. 
Session 1: Discussion about Persian green dyes and pigments, based on historical and scientific analysis
Session 2: Green verdigris pigment and its destructive mechanisms, based on historical and scientific surveys 
Session 3: Case study to investigate the reason behind the stability of green verdigris pigments in Persian miniature paintings
Session 4:Treatments for stabilization of green copper pigments and the visual examination of greens used in Persian manuscripts from the Libray's collection

Date: 13 April 2019 

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Language: English 

Target Audience: Conservators, researchers and scientists 

Seats are limited, to register or inquire, please contact us by e-mail at: qnlpac@qnl.qa

Get Connected: Public Access Policy Toolkit

IFLA - ხუთ, 11/04/2019 - 17:57

Connecting libraries offers a great way of bringing more people online, and providing a space where they can develop the skills and confidence necessary to get the most out of the Internet. The new Public Access Policy Toolkit looks at the different policy areas where libraries may need to advocate to make this happen.

With barely half of the world’s population using the internet and growing concerns about the risks that exist online, the need to provide public internet access in libraries has never been higher.

The goal of getting all libraries – and their users – online has been recognised for almost fifteen years, featuring in the WSIS Action Plan.

Thanks to the free access they provide, in a welcoming environment with dedicated staff on hand to help, libraries have a unique potential. They ensure that people do not face financial barriers to use the internet, and can receive the support and training they need to become skilled and confident internet users.

Yet we are far from having high-speed connectivity everywhere.

To address this, IFLA has worked through the Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries at the Internet Governance Forum to produce a policy toolkit. This provides an overview of the different policy areas where it may be necessary for governments to act.

The Toolkit is intended for libraries and library associations who can use the diagnostic toolkit at the beginning to decide on priorities. You can then use the key advocacy points to shape your own campaigning, and the additional links to find out more.

Crucially, this is a living document. We look forward to ideas from you, in particular on links to other sources which can help! Please contact us if you want to share your ideas.

Read the IFLA Public Access Policy Toolkit

IFLA Asia Oceania Regional Quarterly News APRIL 2019 issue

IFLA - ხუთ, 11/04/2019 - 11:51

Dear friends

Time flies and we are presenting to you the fourth issue of our newsletters.

Hope you have enjoyed it so far.

~Please open the Newsletter of PDF version to access the links. ~

Thank you and Happy Reading!

Regards,

Soh Lin Li

Regional Manager

IFLA Regional Office for Asia and Oceania

 

Summary of Evaluation of Speakers in Tabular Form : Seminar on “Advancing Multiculturalism in Libraries: Partnerships and Promotions”

IFLA - ხუთ, 11/04/2019 - 09:01
Summary of Evaluation of Speakers in Tabular Form

Seminar on “Advancing Multiculturalism in Libraries: Partnerships and Promotions”
Narra Hall 19th Floor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
A. Mabini St., Malate, Manila
March 8, 2019

Summary of Evaluation of Speakers in Tabular Form (PDF)


RESOURCE SPEAKERS AND LECTURES
Speaker: Takashi Nagatsuka
Professor Emeritus, Tsurumi University, Yokohama Japan
Information Coordinator, IFLA-RSCAO
Topic: A New Perspective of Public Libraries to Offer their Services to all
Members of Multicultural Society
______________________________________________________________________________________
Speaker: Dr. Rina H. Diaron
Vice Head
National Committee on Libraries and Information Services
National Commission for Culture and the Arts
Topic: NCCA-NCLIS Initiatives on Multiculturalism Promotions
______________________________________________________________________________________
Speaker: Ms. Arizza Ann S. Nocum
KRIS Library
Topic: Promoting Empathy and Peace Across Cultures through Libraries
______________________________________________________________________________________
Speaker: Mr. Reynald S. Ocampo
Program Officer
Books for Asia
The Asia Foundation
Topic: Creation, Translation and Access on Books in Mother Tongue:
Workshop on Let’s Read App by TAF
______________________________________________________________________________________
Speaker: Ms. Nelia R. Balagapo
Manager, EFLC, BSP
Topic: Knowledge Resource Network: BSP’s Program on Networking and
Collaborations
Summary

Open Science bootcamp in Serbia

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 10/04/2019 - 11:55

On behalf of the FOSTER project, EIFL Open Access Programme Coordinator Gwen Franck will lead an open science train-the-trainer bootcamp for 25 librarians from Serbia who are providing open science training at their institutions.

The bootcamp is organized by the University of Belgrade in cooperation with the University Library ‘Svetozar Markovic’, and takes place at the University of Belgrade.

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