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Every librarian an advocate! Africa calls for advocates at all levels at IFLA Global Vision regional workshop

IFLA - ორშ, 09/07/2018 - 17:10

 

What a finale! After five inspiring meetings around the world, the 2018 IFLA Global Vision regional workshops came to a climax in Durban, South Africa this weekend. 48 library leaders from 34 African countries came together to share ideas for actions to form a united library field.   

The timing of the workshop was perfect. Coinciding with the 2nd meeting of African Ministers responsible for libraries, IFLA was able to show its support in strengthening the African Library field by attending the minister’s round-table ahead of the Global Vision discussions.

Since the Regional Workshops began in April, a total of 241 librarians from 150 countries have collaborated and contributed to ensure that libraries, together, power literate, informed and participative societies: the ultimate goal of the Vision.

To help reach this goal, IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón and Secretary General Gerald Leitner guided delegates through a series of engaging activities to draw out ideas for action from the top ten Highlights and Opportunities in the IFLA Global Vision Report Summary

In his words to the participants, IFLA Secretary-General set the bar high:

Global challenges require a global answer from a globally united library field. We can only reach our goals together.  And we need to do this, not for ourselves, but for the people in our countries, to make their lives better.

 
Every librarian an advocate!

For the African Region, the need for advocates at all levels of the library field (opportunity 5 in the Report Summary) cannot be underestimated. Showcasing the positive impact libraries have on communities is a role every librarian can take on – every librarian can be an advocate!

Opening the workshop, Glòria Pérez-Salmerón said:

I truly believe that universal access to information is key to humanity, and that libraries are essential for this. It makes dreams and plans into reality. And through our discussions today, we are making the Vision reality”.


 
What’s next for IFLA Global Vision?

Now that the six regional workshops have concluded, it is time to collect as many ideas for actions from every country and create the biggest ideas store which will be a source of inspiration for every librarian around the world. 

The opportunity to contribute ideas will be launched during IFLA’s World Library and Information Congress in August 2018. Stay tuned for further announcements! 

View all the photos from the Africa Global Vision Regional Workshop in our Flickr album

Libraries at the Heart of Lifelong Learning

IFLA - ორშ, 09/07/2018 - 02:35

At a time of rapid change in our economies and societies, there has never been a greater need to keep learning throughout life. The 5th conference of the Lifelong Learning Platform provided an opportunity to share stories from the rich experience of libraries in this field, and build relations. Anette Mjöberg, Secretary of the Public Libraries Section attended for IFLA.

​The Lifelong Learning Platform is a European organisation bringing together organisations committed to helping people access education throughout their lives. This opens up possibilities to learn, develop new skills, and take on new jobs. The Platform’s members represent over 50 000 associations and institutions.

Libraries have long been committed to the concept of lifelong learning, through their provision of access to information for all, including those no-longer registered in formal education. 24 million adults a year in Europe benefit from skills and training through libraries. Given their focus on communities, and openness to all sorts of people, they are particularly important for disadvantaged people.

This role has increasingly been recognised in policy documents, although further recognition will help ensure that libraries receive the support they need to maximise their potential. The conference of the Lifelong Learning Platform represented a chance to do this.

Anette Mjöberg, Secretary of the Public Libraries Section represented IFLA at the 5th Annual Conference of the Lifelong Learning Platform, under the theme Lifelong Learning Culture: A Partnership for Rethinking Education. She spoke both in an open session on the overall theme of the conference – creating a culture of lifelong learning – and one on the importance of learning environments.

Under the title ‘Lifelong Learning in Libraries: The People’s University?’, she highlighted how libraries are changing lives, from bookclubs for newcomers to Hässleholm in Sweden, makerspaces in Greenland, cooking lessons in Columbus, United States, and student engagement in protecting the Library of Alexandria during the Arab Spring. Through traditional and digital literacy, as well as other skills, libraries empower people and societies.

Thanks to her words, participants learnt to recognise the work of libraries, and many started to refer to their work in their own interventions. A number of organisations sought to build contacts and understanding of how they too could work with libraries.

Find out more about the work of IFLA’s Public Libraries Section.

Africa Can Lead: IFLA Addresses African Ministers

IFLA - ორშ, 09/07/2018 - 00:44

The 2nd meeting of African ministers responsible for libraries took place on 5-6 July in Durban, South Africa. IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón and Secretary General Gerald Leitner were proud to be there in support of efforts to strengthen the African library field.

At the time of IFLA’s 2015 World Library and Information Congress in Cape Town, ministers from across Africa met for an unprecedented meeting focused on libraries.

Coming from ministries for culture and heritage, they represented the key government figures for libraries. At the event, they signed a declaration, underlining their commitment to the values and future of our institutions.

Three years on, an even bigger group of ministers came together, and IFLA was honoured to be invited to address them, as well as representatives of libraries from across Africa.

The meeting included clear updates on what governments across Africa have been doing to implement the commitments they made. The importance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the place of IFLA’s Library Map of the World in broader efforts to strengthen the sector was clear.

A new Declaration was agreed, confirming the importance of supporting the work of libraries, and reaffirming the importance of working with our institutions to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals. IFLA will share a short brief on the declaration shortly, once the final version is published.

IFLA Secretary-General noted in his speech to the ministers present:

Through the declaration coming from this meeting, through the actions you take when you get home, through the positions you take at the UN, at the World Intellectual Property Organisation, you can leave a legacy that will make the world a better place.

In her closing remarks, IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón said :

I cannot imagine anywhere else in the world where so many ministers would come together to talk libraries. It is evidence of the leadership of South Africa, […] and it is evidence of your collective commitment.

I want the story of Africa to be a story of bridging the divide. Of inclusion, of participation, of empowerment, of success. I believe it will be. That you can get there.

Once the Durban Declaration is published, IFLA will produce a brief for members. You can already download the speeches of the IFLA President (PDF) and Secretary General (PDF).

New membership in the NOIR SIG

IFLA - კვი, 08/07/2018 - 12:43

Since the WLIC in 2017 we have seen some changes in the membership of the steering group for the NOIR SIG. We've said farewell to Winston Roberts from the National Library of New Zealand who has moved on to convene the National Library and Information Policy SIG. Meanwhile we've welcomed Sonto Moleme from the National Library of South Africa, and Ekaterina Fedorova, from the National Library of Russia in St. Petersburg. This means the SIG now has representatives from the Netherlands, Canada, South Africa and Russia.

The current steering group for the SIG consists of:

• Katharina Beberweil (Manager of the Library and Information Centre of IBFD, The Netherlands), convener since May 2016
• Francesco Manganiello (Acting Director, Stakeholder Relations and International Affairs, Library and Archives Canada / Government of Canada)
• Sonto Moleme (Director, Information Access & Cape Town Campus Coordinator, National Library of South Africa)
• Ekaterina Fedorova (Specialist, Division of International Activities The National Library of Russia)
 

Now available: IFLA Annual Report 2017

IFLA - პარ, 06/07/2018 - 13:47

Read all about what IFLA achieved in 2017!

Each year, IFLA Headquarters compiles its Annual Report which provides a comprehensive overview on our activities throughout the preceding year.

The report gives IFLA Members and other interested parties full and transparent details on our activities, achievements and financial performance.

Download/view the full report:

France’s National Plan for Open Science

LIBER news - პარ, 06/07/2018 - 01:15

An English translation of France’s new national plan to activate Open Science — presented by the French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Frédérique Vidal, at LIBER’s 2018 Annual Conference — is now available. Full text of the Minister’s speech National Plan for Open Science The plan is centered around three key committments: Generalise Open Access To…

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LIBER Welcomes New President: Jeannette Frey of BCU Lausanne

LIBER news - ხუთ, 05/07/2018 - 18:40

At LIBER’s 47th Annual Conference, Jeannette Frey, Director of the Bibliothèque Cantonale et Universitaire (BCU) Lausanne, was appointed as LIBER’s 12th President. She is carrying on the work done by Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen of the National Library of Finland, who served as LIBER President from 2014-2018 and was the first female President in LIBER’s history. “My…

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New Opportunities: European Parliament Opens Way to Plenary Debate about EU Copyright Directive

IFLA - ხუთ, 05/07/2018 - 17:08

The European Parliament today voted to reject the version of the draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market proposed by its Legal Affairs Committee. This decision will lead to a debate in September in plenary, with all 751 Members of the European Parliament able to propose amendments.

 

For IFLA, it will be important to preserve those elements where the Committee made progress, and make improvements in others.

 

The vote, which followed an intense period of communication from all parties involved in the discussions, focused extensively on two issues – new proposed rights for press publishers, and new obligations on Internet platforms to prevent copyrighted content being uploaded to the Internet without licensing agreements.

 

On both of these issues, despite efforts to protect libraries and their users from any immediate effects on core services, there remained serious concerns about their impacts on library values and broader free expression and access to information. See IFLA’s briefing on Article 13 and blog on filters in particular for more.

 

The proposed text also contained dangerous amendments which would have undermined the effectiveness of all new exceptions, and locked away heritage, as set out in our blog on Article 6.

 

Yet there were positives – a proposed exception allowing libraries to give access to works which are not available on the market, a broader exception on text and data mining, and steps towards giving libraries the possibility to make use of education exceptions.

 

Now, more than ever, it is important for libraries across Europe to engage their Members of the European Parliament, in support of progress, and against backwards steps. We need to ensure that today’s vote proves to be a step towards better copyright laws for libraries.

 

For more information, see the collection of resources on the Directive co-created by IFLA.

A Bright Future for Libraries in Australia’s Copyright Modernisation Review

IFLA - ხუთ, 05/07/2018 - 14:22

Australia is looking at reviewing its Copyright Act of 1968 with the aim of bringing its copyright framework up to date with the digital world.

After earlier reviews such as the safe harbour extension, this time the government is consulting on a few specific aspects of Australia’s copyright. The Government sought to understand whether there is general support for several provisions, namely flexible exceptions to copyright, access to orphan works and contracting out of copyright exceptions.

In the submission, IFLA underlined the need for flexible exceptions and thus welcomed the introduction of a fair use exception, and alternatively an extended fair dealing exception that among its purposes recognised “library and archive use”, “certain educational uses” and “text and data mining”, among others.

IFLA also welcomes the introduction of an orphan works exception that relies on a mandatory diligent search of rightsholders, with no specific sources to be consulted to avoid putting in place burdensome requirements.

Finally, IFLA insisted on the need to protect all exceptions and limitations to copyright from contract override, to guarantee that private contractual provisions cannot go before what is established by law, especially in times where libraries rely strongly on licenses to give access to materials.

Overall, IFLA has expressed support for the copyright modernisation process, and the acknowledgement that an effective, efficient, accountable and especially adaptable system is needed.

Read IFLA's full submission.

Read the Australian Libraries Copyright Committee’s submission.

For more information, find all submissions to the Copyright modernisation consultation on the Department of Communications and the Arts' webpage (scroll down to the section below ‘Participate’ at the bottom of the page).

SET Programs at WLIC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

IFLA - ოთხ, 04/07/2018 - 22:34
SET Programs for WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Saturday, August 25, 2018 13:45 p.m. – 15:45 p.m. Ballroom 2 Session 076
Title: Teaching methodologies and curriculum development in LIS schools: best practices around the globe
Sponsors:  Education and Training Section (SET) 

 

Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 16:00 – 18:00 p.m. Ballroom 2 Session 168
Title: Collaboration in LIS education in developing countries using social media
Sponsors:  LIS Education in Developing Countries SIG

 

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Ballroom 2 Session 220
Title: IFLA’s role in building strong LIS education: an international approach to quality assessment and qualifications in the Library and Information profession. 
Sponsors: Section on Library Theory and Research (LTR) , LIS Education in Developing Countries SIGEducation and Training Section (SET)

 

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Plenary Hall Session 229
Title: Win – Win, Building strong education, training and professional development together with strong library associations
Sponsors: Education and Training Section (SET), Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section, Management of Library Associations.

 

SET Business Meetings at WLIC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

IFLA - ოთხ, 04/07/2018 - 21:45

Education and Training Section Business Meetings I & II

SET Business Meeting 1 – Session 006 will meet in Room 403 on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 from 11:15 a.m.- 11:15 a.m.- 13:15 p.m.  Agenda coming soon.

SET Business Meeting II – Session 192 in Room 305 Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 from 10:45 a.m. – 13:15 p.m. Agenda coming soon.

LIBER 2018 To Open With Launch of France’s National Open Science Plan

LIBER news - სამ, 03/07/2018 - 17:53

The importance of Open Science for the future of academia and society as a whole will be underlined this week when France launches its national plan for Open Science at LIBER Europe’s 47th Annual Conference, being held at the University of Lille (4-6 July). The French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Frédérique Vidal,…

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An Open Invitation: UN, Government Officials Welcome Library Engagement in the 2030 Agenda

IFLA - სამ, 03/07/2018 - 16:49

The IFLA International Advocacy Programme (IAP) Global Convening took place in New York on 28-29 June 2018. Nearly 40 participants, invited by IFLA, met at the Brooklyn Public Library, the United Nations Headquarters, and The New York Public Library to review two years’ work and take library advocacy around the Sustainable Development Goals to the next level.

IFLA launched its new International Advocacy Programme in October 2016 with a series of workshops around the world. These taught library representatives from 70 countries about the UN’s 2030 Agenda, and the opportunities it offered to make the case for libraries. 

It aimed to start a movement – a network of library advocates around the world working to tell the story of libraries and development, and gain our institutions recognition and support. 

After a full phase of meetings, workshops and projects, IFLA organised a meeting of many of the participants from around the world in New York, the home of the UN. The goal: to review what had been achieved, to learn lessons, and to plan for the coming year. 

Looking Back to Move Forward – Getting Ready to Move Up a Gear

Brooklyn Public Library hosted the first day of the Global Convening on 28 June. Following opening words by Gerald Leitner, IFLA Secretary General, to set the tone for the day, Nick Higgins, Director and Chief Librarian of the Brooklyn Public Library addressed the meeting.

Mr. Higgins welcomed IFLA and IAP participants to the library, underlining:

“The responsibility of anyone here at this library is to give access to information. Libraries are also convening spaces, and so we are very happy to be hosts for this important meeting”. 

Loida Garcia-Febo offered greetings from the American Library Association in her first official presentation after becoming the Association’s president. She highlighted the deep connection between her theme “Libraries = Strong Communities” and the work of the IAP.

IFLA President, Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, gave a keynote speech, stressing:

You who are here today are leaders of a movement. Because this is a movement. A first wave of library advocates around the world, calling for libraries to be recognised and supported as drivers of development. Showing the way. And bringing others with you.”

The Secretary General of IFLA, Gerald Leitner, set out plans for the day, noting:

This is the first time we’ve brought IAP participants together globally. By connecting people, we also connect answers to questions. Solutions to challenges. And we grow stronger, more effective. This is what a united library field looks like.”

The first day’s sessions, under the guidance of the Secretary General, offered the opportunity for IAP participants to reflect and share on what has worked for them in the past two years and what is limiting them in their advocacy work. 

They also learned about the opportunities coming up in the next year in the context of the UN 2030 Agenda, and how and where to get involved. The participants closed the first day’s workshop with a session focusing on ideas for action to deliver results in their country, and how to work together with IFLA to move to the next level. 

The first day concluded with a visit to the UN Library, and an impressive tour of the United Nations Headquarters for IAP Global Convening participants.

Showcasing Libraries as Partners for Development

The main objective of coming to New York for the IAP Global Convening was successfully achieved in the morning of 29 June. A showcase “Libraries as Partners for Development” took place at The New York Public Library, and was honoured by the presence of Ambassadors, UN and national government officials. 

Mr. Anthony Marx, President and CEO of The New York Public Library (NYPL), impressed the audience with an engaging speech and message of welcome to the library. In line with IFLA’s theme “Smart cities need smart libraries”, he stressed:

We need to keep libraries as key civic centres, as citizenship centres”. As one of the world’s leading libraries, the NYPL shows that this can be achieved.

Next, United Nations Under-Secretary General for Public Information, Alison Smale, shared her priorities with the audience. She highlighted the role of public information and libraries in empowering societies and stated:

Libraries have been champions of inclusion for centuries”.

The showcase continued with an address “Motors of Change: Libraries, Access to Information and Development” by the IFLA President, and a presentation “Building a Movement: the IFLA International Advocacy Programme and the SDGs” by IFLA Secretary General. 

These interventions provided an opportunity to explain the cascade process IFLA has been implementing over the past two years to get libraries included in the 2030 Agenda. By giving the library community the tools and a framework to explain how their work is improving lives and societies in a language that policy makers understand, the IAP helps them to gain the visibility and recognition they deserve as partners for development.

IFLA Secretary General, Gerald Leitner, addressed a distinguished audience of Ambassadors, UN and national government officials directly, and stressed:

We want the work and engagement of libraries to feed into the process at the regional and global level. We want libraries to be contributing to voluntary national reviews, to regional fora on sustainable development, to the UN’s own reflection and evidence-gathering. This is where you come in.” 

The showcase was organised in three panels, each featuring a moderator, two IAP participants as presenters, and a discussant.  

The first panel, “Celebrating successes in raising awareness”, was moderated by Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, and included presentations by Raphaëlle Bats (France) and Elvira Lapuz (Philippines), and a discussion with Thanos Giannakopoulos, Chief UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library.

Gerald Leitner moderated the second panel, “Celebrating successes in engaging in national policy planning”, with presentations by Vicki McDonald (Australia) and Nicholas Graham (Jamaica), and a discussion with Irena Zubcevic from the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs.

Finally, a third panel focused on “Celebrating successes in developing partnerships”, with moderation from Stephen Wyber, and saw presentations by Elizabeth Matheus (Namibia) and Zoubeida Bouallagui (Tunisia), as well as a discussion with Ola Göransson from the UN Partnerships Team.

The many UN and Permanent Mission representatives present were impressed by the work carried out by IFLA and IAP participants around the world to promote the SDGs and the role of libraries. 

They also looked forward to more. As Irena Zubcevic emphasised:

You must engage at all levels. The real work is in the countries. It would be great to bring a librarian as part of a national delegation for a voluntary national review.”

Libraries: Telling the Story – Showing the Impact

The afternoon of the second day was dedicated to a workshop: “SDGs Storytelling for Showing the Impact of Libraries”. This was the first ever workshop on SDG Storytelling applying our recently launched publication: “Libraries and the Sustainable Development Goals: A Storytelling Manual”, facilitated by IFLA Membership Engagement Officer, Kristine Paberza.

The IAP Global Convening participants had a chance to go through the key elements of a good story, and reviewed stories created by them and by others, to improve them drawing on tips offered by IFLA. This was a very engaging session, and a key step to ensure more, and better quality, stories are added to IFLA’s Library Map of the World to support advocacy work at all levels. 

The Global Convening exceeded expectations as IFLA President  Glòria Pérez-Salmerón said:

The energy and insight of the participants not only made an impact on those learning about the project for the first time, but created a strong sense of momentum."

IFLA Secretary General stated: 

IFLA is proud of the successes achieved by all members of the global library field who have contributed to the IAP so far. The Global Convening – through the ideas shared, the contacts made, and the momentum created – is a step towards building a movement on libraries, development and advocacy."

Yet the work has only just begun. The coming year offers key opportunities for advocacy, engagement, and impact. IFLA will share materials from the event with IAP participants and others in due course and encourages librarians everywhere to get in contact and get involved."

See our Flickr albums with pictures of the two days.

Stay tuned for updates about the International Advocacy Programme, the Library Map of the World SDG Stories and IFLA's work on Development and the UN 2030 Agenda:

 

 

IFLA PAC Centres attend Memory of the World General Meeting in Gwangju, Korea

IFLA - სამ, 03/07/2018 - 11:59

Mr. Udaya Cabral Director, IFLA  PAC Center Sri Lanka and Ms. Jaesun Lee, Director, IFLA PAC Center Korea attended the 8th UNESCO, MOWCAP (Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific) General Meeting in Gwangju,  Republic of Korea in beginning of June 2018.

The UNESCO Memory of the World (MoW) Programme was established in 1992 in the light of the growing awareness of preservation of, and access to, documentary heritage in various parts of the world. Significant collections worldwide suffered a variety of fates; illegal trading, destruction, natural disasters and loss of interest, and leaving many of the collections endangered. Happily, there was also evidence that missing documentary heritage was sometimes rediscovered.

The General Guidelines for the MoW Programme were prepared with a strong IFLA contribution. Now, through its National Commissions, UNESCO prepares a list of endangered library and archive holdings and a world list of national cinematic heritage.

During the General Meeting of the MOWCAP Bureau, national Memory of the World Committees from the Asia-Pacific region presented their progress in preserving and giving access to documentary heritage during the last two years. Ten new inscriptions to the MOWCAP register were approved including the Archives of the Nanyang Volunteer Drivers, Mechanisms from the People’s Republic of China and the Culion Leprosy Archives from the Republic of the Philippines.

IFLA PAC directors from both Sri Lanka and Korea were present during the meeting, highlighting the scope of the IFLA PAC Centres, the potential for information sharing on the PAC network, and the IFLA Risk Register. They emphasized the importance of collaboration and cooperation between IFLA and UNESCO when developing policies regarding documentary heritage for the world.

If you are interested in knowing more, find a list of MoW events here.

LIBER Launches Open Science Roadmap

LIBER news - სამ, 03/07/2018 - 09:18

Open Science undoubtedly has the power to positively influence society. It can make science more collaborative, reproducible, transparent and impactful. Its implementation is, however, not yet universal. A revolution is required: one which opens up research processes and changes mindsets in favour of a world where policies, tools and infrastructures universally support the growth and sharing…

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IAP Project Report: Uganda (2018) "Sharing stories that matter to Policy and Decision Makers"

IFLA - ორშ, 02/07/2018 - 17:23
​ULIA-BLA IFLA Train the Trainers Workshop for top officials of National Library Associations in Sub-Saharan Africa

IFLA supported an International Advocacy Programme project in Uganda in 2018. After completion of this regional project we asked the project team some questions and this is what they told us about the workshop they organised.

What were your goals?
  • Raise awareness on UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
  • Develop participants' data collection and analysis skills;
  • Develop practical skills in telling stories from the collected data that relate to the libraries contribution towards the attainment of SDGs;
  • Presentation of the story collections to policy and decision makers to show how libraries contribute to UN SDGs hence getting support towards library development.
How did you plan to make this happen?

The workshop took place from 2-3 May 2018 and our target participants included top officials of National Library Association and National Libraries in Sub Saharan Africa, including from Botswana, Lesotho, Liberia, Sudan, Eritrea, Burundi, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Uganda.

How did it work?

IFLA Trainers held online meetings on the content to be delivered at the workshop. Invitations were sent on email, mobile phone SMS and follow up phone calls were made to ensure the availability of the participants for the workshop.

During the training sessions, the trainers used a combination of Powerpoint presentations, case study and discussion/participatory approaches to deliver and share information and experiences. Soft copies of the slides for the modules presented were provided to the participants at the end of the training. The training adopted an interactive and participatory approach that aimed at involving the participants’ interest in learning as much as possible.

Question and answer sessions were used throughout the training period to create an interactive environment. Flip charts were used when making illustrations and/or highlighting discussion points. In addition, participants were issued with an information kit which included the handouts about the programme to enable them make references.

Through the mixed training methods, participants were able to interact and share work experiences with their colleagues and the trainers.

How did you use communications during the project?

During the project a number of communication channels were used for its promotion which included emails, SMS messaging and telephone calls.

What did you learn in the process?

The project team realised that there is a need to involve as many Associations from the different regions who were not able to make it to the workshop. In additin, it's also important to nclude translation services for participants who cannot easily communicate in English.

What are your next steps?
  1. The workshop was well attended and supported by both representatives from Library Associations and National Libraries in the Sub-Saharan region. The representatives promised to deliver similar training and other activities for their local library communities.
  2. General Agreements regarding IFLA International Advocacy Programme were signed by the Association and National Libraries representatives to promote IAP in their national library community.
  3. The participants also committed to delivering training and other activities for their local libraries as well as liaising with their local library community to promote the IFLA IAP and related activities.

 

Africa prepares for final IFLA Global Vision regional workshop

IFLA - ორშ, 02/07/2018 - 14:56
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It’s the IFLA Global Vision regional workshop finale later this week as Africa takes to the stage on 7- 8 July in Durban, South Africa to discuss their ideas for actions for a united library field.  

Library professionals from across Africa as well IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón and IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner will engage in two days of creative discussions and ideas for actions.  

Speaking of his anticipation for the workshop, Gerald Leitner said: “Each Global Vision regional workshop produces incredible energy and I know Africa’s energy will be electric. We are ready for your ideas, Africa!”  

A workshop of ideas 

The regional workshops have started a chain of discussions around the world for countries, Library Associations and other institutions to turn the top ten highlights and opportunities in the IFLA Global Vision report summary into ideas for actions. The ideas will form the biggest ideas store – a source of inspiration for all librarians and a tool for IFLA’s future strategy.   

Want to get involved? Download the 2018 Global Vision toolkit and begin organising your own workshop today! 

The IFLA Metadata Newsletter June 2018 issue is published

IFLA - ორშ, 02/07/2018 - 11:18

The IFLA Metadata Newsletter vol. 4. no. 1, June 2018 is a cooperation between the Bibliography Section, The Cataloguing Section and the Subject Analysis and Access Section. You will find metadta information from Malaysia, LC and from all over the world. Also about Bibrame development and about the Swedish National Libraries use of Bibframe.

The Transforming Digital Scholarship Model – From Service Provider to Interdisciplinary Partner

IFLA - ორშ, 02/07/2018 - 02:05

IFLA's Digital Humanities/Digital Scholarship Special Interest Group (SIG), Knowledge Management Section, invites you to join us for a lively session as we explore the transforming worldview of Digital Humanities and Digital Scholarship.

At this year's IFLA WLIC in Kuala Lumpur, the DH/DS SIG will host a program titled "The Transforming Digital Scholarship Model - From Service Provider to Interdisciplinary Partner." The 2-hour program will feature lightning talks with speakers from five continents (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America). It will capture emerging global development trends of DH/DS practices in library and information services settings, with particular attention given to new trends that elevate a library-based DH/DS center from a service unit to be recognized as an academic and research unit in a higher education environment.

This session will be interactive, providing an excellent opportunity for active participation from the audience in a moderated discussion with the five global panelists.

 

 

 

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