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Call for Papers: IFLA Journal special issue on Knowledge Management

IFLA - ოთხ, 14/11/2018 - 15:23

Submission Deadline: 19 April 2019

IFLA Journal and IFLA’s Knowledge Management Section are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue focused on Knowledge Management (KM). 

Managing institutional knowledge is increasingly recognized as a crucial element in improving competitiveness, innovation, and creativity. Libraries seeking to be resilient organizations in a quickly and unpredictably changing world know that KM is essential to their internal management strategy, and librarians in particular have the necessary skills and competencies to put it into action. Libraries contribute to their parent institutions by helping them to develop their own approach to KM, providing them with methods and tools to address their own development, and transform themselves in a transforming world.

As the number of knowledge workers increases in all sectors, practicing effective KM requires attention to human resources, a mature use of technologies and the ability to deploy effective processes.

IFLA Journal invites papers for a special issue focused on Knowledge Management across all continents. We intend to gather the latest theories, research, and practices from libraries and information professions to further the discourse on the current state of Knowledge Management in libraries and other information-rich institutions. We are particularly interested in articles employing quantitative or qualitative research methods in their approach to knowledge management. 

Guest Editors:

Leda Bultrini
Operating Systems and Knowledge Management, Director
ARPA Lazio (Regional Agency for Environment Prot.)
Italy

Wilda Newman
Information Resources Manager
Knowledge Resources Associates, LLC
United States

Mary Augusta Thomas
Deputy Director
Smithsonian Libraries
United States

Jennifer A. Bartlett
Interim Associate Dean, Teaching, Learning, & Research Division
University of Kentucky Libraries
United States

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • The role of Knowledge Management and knowledge managers in organizational change management and fostering innovation
  • Connections between KM, open access, intellectual property, privacy, and institutional integrity
  • The implementation and use of social media, blogs, intranet, and other platforms to share knowledge, improve collaboration and team spirit, and involve colleagues and communities
  • Methods of teaching, coaching and mentoring knowledge workers, including job-shadowing programs
  • KM in academic curricula, and continuing training for knowledge managers
  • KM approaches in multicultural environments; diverse KM approaches in different socio-cultural environments
  • KM and digital scholarship: a possible alliance to face new challenges (new forms of publications, content curation, big data, research data services…)
  • Success and failures in KM
Submission Deadline:

Articles for the special issue should be submitted to IFLA Journal for peer review before 19 April 2019.

How to Submit a Manuscript

IFLA Journal is hosted on ScholarOne™ Manuscripts, a web based online submission and peer review system SAGE Track. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines, and then simply visit the IFLA Journal Manuscript submission webpage to login and submit your article online.

IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is possible that you will have had an account created.

All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please contact Steven Witt, Editor of IFLA Journal: swwitt@illinois.edu or Guest Editor, Leda Bultrini: leda.bultrini@gmail.com

For instructions on formatting your manuscript please consult the submission guidelines.

About IFLA Journal

IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries. The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally. All articles are subject to peer review. Articles are published in English. Abstracts will be translated by IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) into the other working languages of IFLA—Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian or Spanish—for publication.

IFLA Journal is published by Sage Publications and is the official journal of IFLA, and has an international readership consisting of academic institutions, professional organizations, and IFLA members who all receive a free subscription to the journal.

Each issue of IFLA Journal is made available Open Access upon publication on IFLA’s website.  Authors are also encouraged to make the accepted version of their manuscripts available in their personal or institutional repositories.

IFLA Journal is indexed by the following databases: 

  • Abi/inform 
  • Academic Search Premier 
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  • Current Awareness Abstracts 
  • IBZ: International Bibliography of Periodical Literature 
  • IBZ: International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences 
  • Information Science and Technology Abstracts 
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  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Web of Science

Récit des sessions du congrès 2018 sur le blog de Légothèque

IFLA - ოთხ, 14/11/2018 - 15:01

La commission Légothèque de l’Association des bibliothécaires de France (ABF) a invité le groupe Femmes, information et bibliothèques sur son blog pour un récit des deux sessions du congrès d'août 2018.

À lire ici : https://legothequeabf.wordpress.com/2018/11/13/femmes-informations-et-bibliotheques-au-congres-de-lifla-2018 !

A Unique Role: Libraries' Contribution to Internet Connectivity

IFLA - ოთხ, 14/11/2018 - 13:40

With half the world's population still offline, the need for meaningful solutions to ensure that everyone has the possibility to connect is  as high as ever. While traditional commercial provision will have a role, alternatives must also be mobilised, not least libraries. This was the message of an event co-organised by IFLA in the margins of the Internet Governance Forum in Paris on 13 November.

At the event, participants heard about how offline internet, community networks, and public access in libraries can, together, build a more inclusive internet. We were also honoured to hear from the President of the National Library of France, Laurence Engel.

These approaches provide not only connections for those who do not have the resources or practical possibility to get online, but also alternatives for those who are not fully served by commercial provision.

Offline internet works in areas which have no connection at all. This can be the case for rural and remote areas, but also for people suffering disasters, either natural or human. Muy-Cheng Peich from Libraries Without Borders underlined efforts not only to deliver the benefits of the internet to these communities, but also to work with them to create their own content and make their voice heard.

Community networks – owned and managed by members of the community – offer an alternative to traditional internet service providers. This concept is spreading around the world, with the support of organisations like the Internet Society. As Jac Sm Kee of the Association of Progressive Communications underlined, there’s a particular need for spaces where communities can come together and organise. Libraries are ideal for this purpose.

Maia Simonishvili of the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia talked about the role of libraries in combatting the isolation of rural areas. She noted the efforts of her Library to build and connect libraries, and the possibility through this to promote reading, as well as teach media literacy.

Finally, Laurence Engel, President of the National Library of France, underlined the role of public institutions, especially with it now clear that the private sector alone could not deliver on the promise of the internet. She noted that libraries’ focus on quality and diversity, and on international collaboration made them particular important actors in this field.

With IFLA in the process of developing a toolkit on the policy issues linked to public access in libraries, this event both provided valuable insights, and underlined the key role of libraries in building a genuinely inclusive internet.

Read our draft toolkit, and find out more about how you can get involved in the Internet Governance Forum.

Europe Needs A Broad & Mandatory TDM Exception

LIBER news - სამ, 13/11/2018 - 19:24

LIBER has signed an open letter calling for a broad and mandatory Text and Data Mining exception, in order to guarantee that European research and innovation can thrive. Our call comes as the European Commission, Council and Parliament negotiate final changes on a revised copyright framework for Europe. In September, the European Parliament finalised its own position…

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LIBER Survey: Tell Us What You Think!

LIBER news - სამ, 13/11/2018 - 18:09

Here at LIBER, we’re always trying to improve. To help us better serve LIBER libraries and the broader research community we’re doing a survey. From now until November 30th, you can use our brief survey to tell us how satisfied you are with LIBER, what we could do better and which new activities we should…

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LIBER Architecture Group Heads for Luxembourg in 2020

LIBER news - სამ, 13/11/2018 - 13:01

The highly successful 19th Seminar of LIBER’s Architecture Group (LAG) — held in the Zaha Hadid library at the WU Vienna — finished not long ago but already the indefatigable members of LAG are working on the plans and programme for the 20th seminar, to be held at the spectacular new library at the University of Luxembourg…

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Call for Papers: 16th Interlending and Document Supply Conference, October 2019

IFLA - სამ, 13/11/2018 - 12:08

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The IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing (DDRS) Standing Committee invites papers for the 16th ILDS (Interlending and Document Supply) Conference, hosted by the National Library of Technology (NTK) in Prague, Czech Republic. The Conference will be held on 9-11 October 2019

See: conference website

With the Conference, entitled Beyond the Paywall: Resource Sharing in a Disruptive Ecosystem, the DDRS Standing Committee would like to challenge the interlending and document supply community to consider strategies for contending with an increasingly complex global information environment.

Key questions we wish to examine in the Conference include:

How should we, members of the global DDRS community, provide a strategic response to a rapidly shifting ecosystem in which publishers, libraries, and users are dealing with new open access mandates, possible “big flips”, new options for document search and delivery (beyond P2P, including direct publisher-to-user delivery), cost impediments, and other challenges?

Is it possible to leverage our already-existing global infrastructure to keep the library relevant as the ecosystem continues to evolve? How can we contribute to the development of global delivery solutions which are innovative, stable, and resistant to the whims of the marketplace and accessible to all? What might be our roles in the next stages of development of global academic research support (including publishing) infrastructures? In the advancement of trusted public information infrastructures? In relation to regional copyright regimes and in relation to various content format types?

We welcome thought-provoking papers from libraries, publishers, and end users which discuss these challenges from a strategic perspective.

Suggested Topical Areas may include but not limited to

Beyond the Paywall: Coming to terms with, thinking strategically about P2P, open access, e-only content, grey literature, and beyond

Power Shift: Strategies for staying relevant in the publisher-to-user delivery era

The Digital Divide: Pressing issues for improving access to resources for all members of our community

Copyright: Approaches to ILL for various format types not under public domain from the perspective of different legal traditions

Collaboration: Interacting with current and planned regional storage projects (e.g., ReCAP, British Library, Kooperative Speicherbibliothek Schweiz)

Assessment: Demonstrating value and impact of resource sharing on scholarship, research, and student success

Selected papers from the conference will be published in Information Discovery & Delivery Journal (IDD), and authors are encouraged to submit their conference papers with some extension to IDD; for example, papers about possible strategies for improving “the digital information supply chain, i.e., conception, flows, adaptation, exchange and sharing.”

Proposals for papers should be sent to Peter D. Collins, (pcoll@pobox.upenn.edu) no later than 31 March 2019 and should include the following details:

• Author(s) name, title, institution, and contact information

• Brief biographical sketch

• Title of paper

• Abstract (200 to 300 words)

Selected paper will be notified by: 30 April 2019

Deadline for paper submissions: 30 July 2019

Registration details: Coming soon! https://ilds2019.org/

We look forward to seeing you in Prague.


 

 

 

Brief on the 2015 UNESCO Recommendation on Safeguarding Documentary Heritage

IFLA - ხუთ, 08/11/2018 - 16:33

The UNESCO Memory of the World (MoW) Programme was established in 1992 in the light of the growing awareness of the importance of the preservation of, and access to, documentary heritage. Around the world collections were suffering a variety of fates: illegal trading, destruction, natural disasters and loss of interest, leaving many at risk of being lost.

Much has happened since the establishment of MoW, but our documentary cultural heritage is still in danger. In 2015 the Recommendation concerning the preservation of, and access to, documentary heritage including in digital form was adopted by UNESCO, giving new momentum to the programme.

The 2015 Recommendation serves as an important tool for advocating for the work of libraries by recognising their role and the need to provide them with the laws and resources necessary to do their j jobs. It can be used as an instrument for putting pressure on Member States to initiate appropriate steps in order to comply with its instructions, and to facilitate its implementation.

Read the IFLA Briefing on the 2015 UNESCO Recommendation on Safeguarding Documentary Cultural Heritage here and learn how to use the Recommendation to advocate for preservation.


 

 

Ideas Store submissions help define the future direction of IFLA

IFLA - ოთხ, 07/11/2018 - 18:41

Launched this past August during IFLA WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, our first call for contributions to the Ideas Store has yielded a great and diverse set of ideas for actions that will help define the future direction of IFLA.  Thus far, over 8.500 ideas have been submitted from 160 countries around the world. Thank you and keep sharing your ideas!

Submissions were made in all seven IFLA languages, both online and in print. They clearly show some distinct global patterns and trends that will also open opportunities for different communities around the world to connect as a united library field and help tackle the challenges of the future. Your high level of engagement shows a commitment to IFLA’s Global Vision, as co-creators working towards a united library field.

We received submissions from across the library field—from individual librarians of all library types, associations, institutions, library supporters and others. By using your own unique perspectives on how to realise the Global Vision ten opportunities, contributors have given us some truly inspirational ideas for action that highlight our profession’s creativity, diversity and commitment to innovation.

Our in-house team of experts is currently busy analysing all ideas submitted before 31 October in order to present a comprehensive report to the Governing Board in December. The ideas themselves will help inform the new IFLA Strategy and Actions for 2019-2024.

Co-create the future: keep sharing your ideas!

The thousands of ideas comprise a vast body of material that will enable us to engage and co-create with the global library community. This initial compilation of thousands of ideas reflects multiple contexts, in terms of library experience, library types, regions and countries.

way.

We've just begun.  Go on to inspire and get inspired from the Ideas Store and send us your ideas!
Gerald Leitner, IFLA Secretary General

In 2019, we will make the ideas available on the Ideas Store website —creating a unique storehouse of inspirational ideas available to all librarians around the world. But we don’t stop there! We are still seeking your continued input, and everyone is welcome to contribute ideas.  Our platform is translated into and accepts submissions in all seven IFLA languages. Wherever you are, we want to hear your voice!

Have an idea? Let’s hear from you! Visit ideas.ifla.org and submit yours today!

IFLA submission for upcoming UN report: 10th anniversary of the mandate in cultural rights

IFLA - ოთხ, 07/11/2018 - 18:25

Next year, 2019, will mark as the 10th anniversary of the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights. To celebrate, the current Special Rapporteur – Karima Bennoune – has decided to devote her next thematic report to taking stock of the impact of the work of the cultural rights remit, inviting relevant actors to send contributions to inform her study.

How can we ensure that culture is accessible to all?

By its resolution 10/23 of 26 March 2009, the Human Rights Council decided to establish, for a period of three years, a new post of “independent expert in the field of cultural rights” to explore realities and trends in respect of cultural rights as set out in the relevant UN human rights instruments. This mandate was further extended for a period of three years in 2015 and again in 2018. The Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights acts as an independent expert appointed by the Human Rights Council and reports every year to both the Human Rights Council and the General Assembly.

The Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights focuses on the three Ps: The need to protect public space, promote arts and culture and the need too participate in cultural life. Cultural rights are a critical tool for advancing to meet human rights goals.  These are three aspects of life, that people and governments in every region around the world should promote in order to ensure cultural rights.

 

 

Cultural rights and the joy of participating in culture belongs to all of us

Karima Bennoune, UN Special rapporteur in the field of cultural rights

 

 

International cooperation is crucial to foster the adoption of measures at the local, national, regional and international levels aimed at the promotion and protection of cultural rights. The Special Rapporteur is requested to work in close coordination with experts, academics, practitioners and civil society organisations, as well as with other relevant actors.

The Special Rapporteur has announced the 10th anniversary as being an important opportunity to make an assessment of what has been achieved through her work, and that of her predecessors.

It is also an opportunity to highlight the various ways in which the fuller realisation of cultural rights can further contribute to strengthening, enhancing and defending the human rights system as a whole.

The Special Rapporteur therefore invited all civil society organisations relevant to UN Agencies, to contribute to a consultation. This is aimed at taking stock of the impact of the work of the cultural rights mandate since its creation, and at identifying issues relating to cultural rights, which stakeholders consider to be priorities for the mandate’s work in the coming years.

Contributions pointing out significant progress, good practices or areas of outstanding challenge would be considered for the mandate’s work in the coming years.

Libraries promoting cultural rights

Though the library field is most often associated with Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (the right to freedom of opinion and expression, and to access and share information and ideas), libraries also protect human rights by promoting participation in the cultural life of the community (Article 27).

Libraries and human rights are deeply linked as libraries worldwide are serving its communities, and resisting against censorship and discrimination, providing access to information, and supporting the rights of immigrants, minorities, people with disabilities, women, children, adolescents and others.

Libraries are the primary institutions in any society for safeguarding documentary cultural heritage, as well as ensuring that everyone has the possibility to benefit from it. Libraries are increasingly aware of their role in encouraging creativity, in addition to supporting access to culture, and in promoting understanding and tolerance.

IFLA has contributed to the call by the Special Rapporteur highlighting how libraries are adding to the mandate’s work, as well as the challenges that they face. IFLA is committed to supporting libraries, and to identifying and overcoming barriers.

Find the Call for Contribution here, and read the IFLA contribution to the Special Rapporteur on cultural rights here.

Throughout 2018, the UN and civil society have been celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Find out more about how you can get involved in the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in our Get Into guide.

IFLA at Mozfest, London 2018

IFLA - ოთხ, 07/11/2018 - 18:20

Mozfest is the annual gathering of supporters of a healthy Internet: accessible to all, decentralized, creative and safe. This year there were many interesting talks and events for IFLA to be part of such as those on privacy, digital rights, privacy in oppressive regimes and inclusion and literacy.

IFLA participated in the events and engaged in panel discussions about privacy and ethics, digital inclusion exercises where we imagined a world without access to the Internet, and web literacy meetings to harness the power of the web. IFLA also met with Tactical Tech and discuss a possible collaboration for a data detox tool kit for librarians.

Every year Mozfest gathers a community of Internet enthusiasts. With a packed week of activities and a weekend of interesting and engaging discussions, Mozfest reminds us that the Internet is a community open to all where respect and cooperation are essential elements of a healthy online experience.

MozFest brings together people who are open, friendly and eager to help. Mozfest 2018 was held in London and gathered a large group of participants of all ages and skill levels. The premise of any Mozfest is that everyone has something to contribute. Youth especially are encouraged to come and lead sessions and their contribution this year was truly incredible.

For a summary of all that happened and the panel discussions, you can watch videos from the event

Directorio de Escuelas de Bibliotecología América Latina y el Caribe

IFLA - სამ, 06/11/2018 - 04:19

El trabajo de realización del Directorio de Escuelas de Bibliotecología de América Latina y El Caribe constituye una de las actividades desarrollados en el plan de acción de la Sección para América Latina y El Caribe de IFLA.  Una vez aprobado su ejecución por los miembros permanentes del Comité, se procedió a realizar una revisión documental y exploración vía red de los directorios existentes y posteriormente se estableció contacto con las diferentes escuelas y colegas de los países latinoamericanos con el fin de recopilar los datos sobre los centros de enseñanza de la disciplina en cada uno de los países de la región.

Para tal fin se diseñó una herramienta virtual, que una vez validada, se compartió con los colegas, cuyos datos se estarían sistematizando posteriormente. El trabajo de recopilación significó un esfuerzo conjunto de manera tal, que se solicitó colaboración a los miembros del Comité para su verificación y apoyo cuando se tenía que completar alguna información que aparecía incompleta. Por la dinámica de las instituciones de educación en cuanto a los periodos de nombramientos de las autoridades de las unidades académicas, la práctica de revisión de este primer esfuerzo queda abierta para los colegas que deseen actualizar la información que consideren pertinente.

El número de instituciones que integran este primer acercamiento es de 76 escuelas de bibliotecología.  La información se presenta tal y como fue ingresada en el formulario y en orden alfabético por país. Los datos considerados para cada una se detallan a continuación: nombre de la institución a la que pertenece la escuela de bibliotecología, tipo de institución, año de inicio, nombre del contacto, cargo, país, ciudad, dirección, número telefónico, fax, móvil, email, redes sociales (página web, facebook), título que otorga y duración del plan de estudios.

Esperamos que este directorio sea de utilidad para cuantos requieran obtener datos y establecer contacto con las instituciones de educación superior que, entre sus unidades académicas, contemplan el área de bibliotecología.

Al térmico de este trabajo quisiera agradecer a la estudiante Aurora Bustos, quien colaboró con la recopilación de la información y seguimiento a diferentes contactos a fin de integrar la mayor cantidad posible de instituciones.

Si se requiere actualizar o mejorar los datos que aparecen de cada uno de los países, agradezco enviarlos a la siguiente dirección electrónica: karla.rodriguez.salas@gmail.com

[LEER DIRECTORIO]

 

Identificación de la legislación y políticas públicas en materia de bibliotecas de América Latina y Caribe

IFLA - სამ, 06/11/2018 - 04:00

Dentro del Plan Estratégico de IFLA para el período 2016-2021, ha sido fijada la dirección estratégica 1, con respecto al rol de las bibliotecas en la sociedad. La Sección LAC he establecido como uno de sus objetivos para alcanzar el plan identificar la legislación y las políticas públicas en materia de bibliotecas en la región LAC.

Para cumplir con este objetivo, en octubre de 2017 el Comité Permanente de la Sección propuso una acción de diagnóstico de legislación de los países de la región, teniendo como meta para Junio de 2019 la publicación de un e-book que registre y difunda la situación de los 33 países de la región LAC en materia de legislación bibliotecaria.

Como metodologia, el grupo asignado para la tarea de compilar la legislación propuso indagar, en la constitución de cada país, los artículos que tengan que ver, directa o indirectamente, con: la información (incluyendo la local), la lectura, el libro, el conocimiento, la cultura, la participación ciudadana, las bibliotecas, los centros de documentación, los archivos y la reglamentación de la profesión. Asimismo se indagarán las leyes de carácter nacional relacionadas con los mismos temas.

En la reunión de medio término del Comité, ocurrida en Abril de 2018 en Buenos Aires, el grupo fue reducido a tres personas, con la coordinación de Luciana Grings (Fundación Biblioteca Nacional - Brasil). Hasta el mes de Agosto de 2018, 19 países han sido investigados - casi 60% de la región -, compilando un total de 179 documentos como actas, leyes, decretos, reglamentos y resoluciones, a saber:

Antigua y Barbuda 2 Argentina 26 Bahamas 3 Belize 3 Brasil 37 Chile 15 Colombia 10 Costa Rica 13 Cuba 3 Dominica 3 El Salvador 4 Granada 1 México 6 Panamá 3 Paraguay 10 Perú 23 St. Vicente 1 Trinidad 4 Uruguay 12 TOTAL 179

Ya se identificaon leyes con respecto a temas como: archivos, derecho a información, direferentes tipos de bibliotecas (nacionales/centrales, escolares, infantiles, parlamentarias, de prisiones, públicas, etc.), depósito legal, derechos culturales, derechos de autor, lectura, libro, reglamentación de la profesión bibliotecaria, sistemas de bibliotecas.

Call for nominations: IFLA Advisory Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) – term of office August 2019 – August 2021

IFLA - ორშ, 05/11/2018 - 15:28

Dear Colleagues

On behalf of the Governing Board of IFLA, I am writing to invite you to make one nomination for a place on the IFLA Advisory Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM).

Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) is an initiative within IFLA to represent the voice of the international library community in copyright, broader intellectual property and other legal concerns. CLM 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 deadline for the receipt of nominations at IFLA Headquarters is 15 February 2019. No late submissions will be accepted.

The responsibilities of the CLM Advisory Committee are to:

  • advise the IFLA Governing Board on:
    • Copyright and intellectual property
    • Economic and trade barriers to the acquisition of library and information materials
    • Internet Governance
    • Data protection, privacy and surveillance
    • Subscription and license agreements
    • Other legal matters of international significance to library and information services
  • monitor the state of CLM matters affecting the library and information community worldwide;
  • promote awareness of and activities related to copyright and other legal matters affecting the library and information community worldwide;
  • support IFLA policy development on matters within the Advisory Committee’s areas of expertise, 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 CLM or drawn from IFLA’s committees and their networks;
  • cooperate with other international and regional organisations to advance IFLA’s positions and policies relating to CLM.

Nominations will be considered for the term of office 2019-2021.

Only one nomination will be accepted from each Association and Institutional Member. The Board takes into account the need to ensure wide geographical representation on the Advisory Committee. 

For reference, please see the list of current members of the CLM Committee and Terms of Reference.

Nominees should have:
  • significant interest and expertise in the issues within the Advisory Committee’s terms of reference;
  • demonstrated activity focused on copyright and libraries within their country;
  • the ability to report authoritatively on the state of affairs in their own countries and regions in respect of copyright and other legal matters listed above, and engage with their governments to promote IFLA goals;
  • a demonstrably reasonable expectation of being able to attend (without cost to IFLA) the business and professional meetings of the Advisory Committee. The business meetings are usually held before and during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress beginning in Athens, Greece, in August 2019 and up to and including August 2021, and mid-terms in March or April of each year;
  • a working knowledge of at least one of the working languages of IFLA (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish). Since the business meetings of IFLA are generally conducted in English, reasonable fluency in this language is necessary to be able to fully participate as a member of the IFLA/CLM Advisory Committee; and
  • the ability and willingness to contribute regularly to the work of the Advisory Committee in between congresses.

The Chair of the CLM Committee, Evelyn Woodberry, will advise the Governing Board on the selection of names from amongst those nominated.

The size of the IFLA/CLM Advisory Committee consists of 10 members, including the Chair. The Chair of the Advisory Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression, of the eLending Working Group, and of the WIPO SCCR Delegation also attend, alongside the IFLA Secretary General (or his representative).

The Governing Board will appoint the members of the Advisory Committee and successful nominees will be informed by May 2019 so that they can make arrangements to attend the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Athens, Greece, August 2019.

Please use only the enclosed nomination form.* 

I am looking forward to receiving your response.

Yours sincerely,

Gerald Leitner
Secretary General

*Nomination forms, including supporting information, were dispatched to all voting Members of IFLA on 6 November 2018.

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

IFLA - ორშ, 05/11/2018 - 15:16

Dear Colleagues

On behalf of the Governing Board of IFLA, I am writing to invite you make one nomination for a place on the IFLA Advisory Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression.

The deadline for the receipt of nominations at IFLA Headquarters is 15 February 2019. No late submissions will be accepted.

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.

Nominations will be considered for the term of office 2019-2021.

Only one nomination will be accepted from each Association and Institutional Member. The Board takes into account the need to ensure wide geographical representation on the Advisory Committee. 

For reference, please see the list of current members of the FAIFE Committee and Terms of Reference.

Nominees should have:
  • significant interest and expertise in the issues within the Advisory Committee’s terms of reference
  • the ability to report authoritatively on the state of the affairs in their own country and its region, and actively promote freedom of access to information and freedom of expression issues.
  • A demonstrably reasonable expectation of being able to attend (without cost to IFLA) the business and professional meetings of the Advisory Committee. The business meetings are usually held before and during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress beginning in Athens, Greece, in August 2019 and up to and including August 2021, and mid-terms in March or April;
  • a working knowledge of at least one of the working languages of IFLA (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish). Since the business meetings of IFLA are generally conducted in English, reasonable fluency in this language is necessary to be able to fully participate as a member of the IFLA/FAIFE Advisory Committee; and
  • the ability and willingness to contribute regularly to the work of the Advisory Committee in between congresses.

The Chair of the FAIFE Committee, Martyn Wade, will advise Governing Board on the selection of names from amongst those nominated.

The IFLA/FAIFE Advisory committee consists of 10 elected members. The Secretary General (or my representative), and the Chair of the Advisory Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters also  attend in an ex officio capacity.

The Governing Board will appoint the members of the Advisory Committee and successful nominees will be informed by May 2019 so that they can make arrangements to attend the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Athens, Greece, August 2019.

Please use only the enclosed nomination form.* 

I am looking forward to receiving your response.

Yours sincerely,

Gerald Leitner
Secretary General

*Nomination forms, including supporting information, were dispatched to all voting Members of IFLA on 6 November 2018.

Presentations from IFLA WLIC 2018

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Some papers and presentations are not available yet. We will add the links below as soon as they are.

Session 207 - Collections, Ethics, Perspective, and Voice: The Importance of Context -  joint with LGBTQ Users Special Interest Group

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

Introduction : Clare O’Hanlon, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia : A continuum of LGBTIQA+ community engagement in libraries: From collections and cataloguing to book displays, bathrooms and beyond. Video. (Unabridged version). Slides.

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

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

  • Jérémy Lachal, Muy-Cheng Peich, Bibliothèques Sans Frontières, France: Libraries as empowerment levers: defining the collections and the contents with the users - The example of the Ideas Box. Paper. Slides.
  • Brittany Jacobs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States: I Read you Loud & Queer. Paper. Video.
  • Christer Edeholt, Umeå public library, Umeå, Sweden, The Rainbow Library
  • Katherine S. Donaldson, University of Oregon: Recruiting diverse librarians: Residency programs as an entry point to the academic librarian profession in the United States. Paper. Slides.

Impact of Recently Approved IFLA Standards — presentations from the WLIC 2018 programme organised by the Committee on Standards

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The Committee on Standard’s open session for WLIC 2018 was called The Impact of Recently Approved IFLA Standards, session 74, held on Saturday August 25th.

The presentation slides are included here. The full papers are in the IFLA Library and links are also included.

The programme was divided into three sections or themes, with two papers for each theme:

1.  Impact of IFLA bibliographic standards
  • FRBROO, IFLA LRM (Library Reference Model) and now LRMOO: a circle of development (Pat Riva and Maja Žumer)
    [paper] | [presentation]
  • A model to link them all: IFLA LRM as a driver for harmonization of cataloguing standards related to serials and other continuing resources (Clément Oury and Gordon Dunsire)
    [paper] | [presentation]
2.  Impact of IFLA guidelines
  • Impact of the IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to Persons with Dyslexia: good practices and two examples of impact from Denmark and Sweden (Heidi Carlsson-Asplund, Marie Engberg Eiriksson and Helle Arendrup Mortensen)
    [paper] | [presentation]
  • Use and impact of the Guidelines for Parliamentary Research Services (Lillian Gassie)
    [paper] | [presentation]
3.  Issues that challenge our thinking about standards development 
  • A tale of two standards: recent developments in standardisation and their impact on MulDiCat and Best Practice for National Bibliographies (Mathilde Koskas and Mélanie Roche)
    [paper] | [presentation]
  • Mutual influence among IFLA standards: the ICP case (Elena Escolano Rodriguez, Agnese Galeffi, Dorothy McGarry)
    [paper] | [presentation]

LIBER at The European Open Science Cloud: Austria takes initiative

LIBER news - ხუთ, 01/11/2018 - 13:33

At the EU Presidency event The European Open Science Cloud: Austria takes initiative (organised by the University of Vienna on 30 October 2018), LIBER showcased the important role of research libraries within the EOSC and our role within the EOSCpilot project. We did this through a stand in the coffee area, by sharing quotes from our…

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Now available: presentations and papers from the National Libraries IFLA WLIC 2018 session

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The papers from our successful WLIC 2018 conference session 'National Libraries and Social Media - Meeting the Challenges of Acquiring, Preserving and Proving Long-Term Access' are now available.

You can read papers from the National Library of New Zealand and the Bibliothèque nationale de France in the IFLA Library, access the PDF of the presentation from the National Archives and Records Administration in the United States, and access the PowerPoint of the presentation from the Library of Congress.

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