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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

IFLA - შაბ, 03/11/2018 - 15:52

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

IFLA - ხუთ, 01/11/2018 - 17:33

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

IFLA - ხუთ, 01/11/2018 - 11:53

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.

Deal on eLending in the Netherlands: Interview with the Dutch Public Library Association

IFLA - ოთხ, 31/10/2018 - 17:20

Following extensive discussions, libraries in the Netherlands have come to an agreement with publishers and others about eBook availability in the country.

Published in the Official Journal on 24 October, the Covenant (available in Dutch) promises to ensure that more books are available for e-Lending by libraries, within a shorter period of time.

The government press release suggests that the number of eBooks which libraries can lend could rise from 21 000 to 27 000, with libraries able to add them to their catalogues between six and twelve months after publication.

The deal is also good news for authors, who will be the main beneficiaries of the additional money made available – an additional €3M a year from 2021.

We interviewed Francien van Bohemen, Deputy Director of the Dutch Public Library Association, to find out more about the deal:

 

IFLA: First all, congratulations on getting to an agreement – it looks like a real achievement!

Francien van Bohemen (FvB): Yes, it was quite a complicated thing with seven parties. The whole process took around a year and a half, and it only became clear that we would reach the finish line, with everyone involved, when the minister said she was prepared to put money in the plan. It made everything more relaxed.

We are optimistic that we will get the larger, more modern collection that we’re looking for, and of course happy that authors will be better paid.

 

IFLA: What had made it so difficult before?

FvB: Dutch libraries had been able to lend quite some eBooks for some time, thanks to licenses the publishers and the Royal Library made. However, the authors, translators and illustrators were not happy about this because of revenue issues . This was important for the minister, who was aware of her role in promoting creativity and literature in the Netherlands, which after all is not a huge language community.

They had a point of course. There was some research recently into incomes in the creative sector, and the picture was not good. The government has cut back a lot on culture in the Netherlands (including commissions and grants), and the average income of writers and other artists has been falling. Indeed, the Social Economic Board has shown that authors on average get less than that provided by minimum income benefits.

 

IFLA: Was there anything particular about eBooks in this?

FvB: Yes, there was no fixed book price for eBooks, which had allowed the average price to fall to about €6-7. And it’s still not clear how big a share of the cover price goes to authors.

At least with library lending, the rule was that authors would get 25% and publishers 75% of what libraries paid, but there was no way of checking this. And there has been research to show that some authors were not being paid at all for e-book distribution by their publishers. Of course it’s not better with rental platforms – Amazon and Kobo won’t even pay an author until 25% of a book has been read.

 

IFLA: What was the impact of the VOB vs Stichting Leenrecht Case?

FvB: For us, it was a valuable means of accelerating progress. The one-copy-one-user model advanced by the Court of Justice provided a backstop, a starting point for achieving something more favourable. Clearly, publishers and collecting societies didn’t like the idea of switching to one-copy-one-user (fearing that this could have knock-on effects in the wider market).

I believe that this did help, although admittedly the best solution for libraries would be a mixture of models, according to the type of books. But the publishers and collecting societies argued – successfully of course – for a single model for the sake of simplicity.  

 

IFLA: So what does the Covenant mean for writers? 

FvB: In short, more money. They – authors, illustrators and translators – now get 50% of the money paid by the Royal Library for eLending, rather than 25% they were supposed to receive through their publisher. This only works for Dutch authors. We’re leaving it to the relevant collecting society to decide how to allocate this money.

This is a big thing for writers. Like elsewhere, while bestselling authors get great contract terms from their publishers, others may not. Of course these contracts are confidential so it’s not possible to study them in detail, but the anecdotal evidence is clear.  

 

IFLA: Will independent authors gain?

FvB: They can, yes. In the Netherlands, books and eBooks are distributed through the ‘Central Bookhouse’. Small publishers and independent authors can talk to them and make sure their books are included in the catalogue.

 

IFLA: What does it mean for publishers?

FvB: They don’t lose money at least. The additional money from the government is what makes it possible to split eLending payments 50-50 without the publishers receiving any less – they will get as much as when they were getting 75% of the total under the previous system.  

 

IFLA: And for libraries?

FvB: We’re optimistic. The additional money is welcome, and now there’s a document, printed in the official journal, with the minister’s engagement, that underlines a desire to make more eBooks available for library lending, in a shorter timeframe. Of course we would have preferred shorter than the 6-12 months contained in the covenant – we argued for 3, as our users want to read the newest books. But it’s a good start!

As for the number of books available, this is going to be the key thing. In the Netherlands, while the Royal Library manages the contracts with the publishers, public libraries make requests for certain books. So we’ll be able to see where there is an ongoing refusal to allow libraries to e-Lend. The figures cited – a rise from 21000 to 27000

 

IFLA: Is the Covenant binding?

FvB: It isn’t, although the government has added the money to the structural budget from 1 January next year, so everything is in place for it to work*.

The publishers association underlined that they cannot force their members to make books available, or to do so within a given period of time of course. So there is a risk that we won’t see the promised increase in the numbers of books available (or earlier release to libraries). However, if this doesn’t happen, it will show up in the evaluation, and the government will see it. I think this will lead to constructive engagement by everyone.

 

IFLA: How are payments calculated?

FvB: It’s payment per load, with between €0.40 and €1.25 per loan according to how new the books are. Given that these rates are fixed, it’s going to be important to monitor usage so that we don’t exhaust the budget before the end of the year! There’s no limit on what one author can get either,  

 

IFLA: Do you think this is a model that could be replicated elsewhere?

FvB: I’m not sure. The Netherlands is very specific, with a tradition of working together, the polder model. Cooperation between the members of the book chain has taken a long time to develop, and you see this in the Covenant, which reflects this balance. Admittedly, it also can make it difficult to take major steps forwards, for example to get to a situation where we have different e-Lending models.  

 

* The Dutch Royal Library suggests that the Covenant is legally binding, although note that the only commitment by the publishers' association is to make best efforts to make more books available earlier. 

Webinar: Zendy - easy access to free academic content

eifl licensing news - სამ, 30/10/2018 - 19:16

This webinar, hosted by the EIFL Licensing and Open Access programmes, will demonstrate Zendy, a new platform that provides researchers and scholars with with easy access to high-quality academic literature.

IAP Project Report: Hungary (2018) "Let’s work together on library advocacy!"

IFLA - ორშ, 29/10/2018 - 15:06

​IFLA supported an International Advocacy Programme project for librarians from the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine and Hungary 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?

It was after the European IAP Regional Workshop in December 2016 that the Board of Association of Hungarian Librarians (AHL) decided to organize a workshop for the Central European region, particularly for those who did not take part of the Hague meeting. We wanted to raise awareness on SDGs and libraries, to develop advocacy skills, to show methods and good practices of advocacy activities, to collect library stories, to inspire participants to carry out new advocacy activities, and – last but not least – to expand our professional networks.

How did you plan to make this happen?

AHL received a grant from the IFLA IAP to implement this project. Before submitting our application, we asked the library associations from neighbouring countries if they were interested, and they readily sent letters of intent to show their support. The Polish Library Association even joined later on as a co-organizer of the workshop.

In November 2017 we organized a national conference on advocacy in Budapest, under the title "Librarians for implementing the UN 2030 Agenda and sustainable development", with funding from the National Cultural Fund.. This event was an orientation event for Hungarian librarians, and, at the same time, a preparation for the international IAP workshop, supported by IFLA.

The main objectives were to inform librarians about the UN 2030 Agenda, the SDGs, and the role librarians can play in achieving the goals, advocacy, as well as the position and activities of the Hungarian Government on related issues.

Keynote speakers of the conference represented various ministries and authorities, as well as large libraries and library associations (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ministry of Agriculture, AHL, National Agricultural Library and Documentation Centre, Alliance of Hungarian Libraries, Metropolitan Szabó Ervin Library). One of the most distinguished speakers was ambassador Csaba Kőrösi, Director Environmental Sustainability at the Office of the President of the Republic of Hungary, who was the chair of UN Committee that developed the SDGs.

As a follow up to this event, in January 2018 a brochure with short stories and pictures was published on how libraries can contribute to SDGs and IFLA’s actions. The brochure is accessible online and in print. It was also translated into English to be used by participants at the workshop.

The workshop took place in the National Szechenyi Library. The participants were representatives of library associations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and the Ukraine, with four presidents of library associations, from Poland, Slovakia, the Ukraine and Hungary, among them!

The two-day workshop was moderated by Agnes Hajdu Barat, President of AHL and Andras Giczi, Secretary of the Section of Research and Special Libraries, AHL. In her lecture Agnes gave an overview of the IFLA strategies and the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda and the SDGs as the main theme of the workshop.

All countries presented their associations, with special relevance to advocacy activities. The Polish and Ukrainian colleagues (Joanna Pasztaleniec-Jarzynska, Magda Gomulka and Valentina Pashkova) contributed to the programme also as tutors (on how to prepare an advocacy action plan and how to collect stories).

How did it work?

The project was an excellent opportunity to meet for the library leadership of participating countries. As these countries have many issues in common, they had useful discussions, shared their views and thought together of possible solutions and next steps. They were very much interested in getting acquainted or updating their knowledge on this topic, seeing the results of relevant activities in Hungary and other countries as potential examples for their practice. And most important, they were eager to share their knowledge and ideas, to learn new solutions from each other.

To sum up, the participants found the event useful, and were grateful for IFLA's support to the meeting. They decided to collect stories and exercise advocacy activities, i.e. to take an active part in promoting and implementing the UN SDGs. The Hungarian organizers had the impression that the event was evaluated by participants as useful and instructive.

The intensive programme was interrupted by short games and other activities in pairs or in groups, in order for the participants to relax. This idea was taken from similar IFLA events. In addition to the professional programme, we found time for library visits to the National Library and the Library of the Hungarian Parliament. There was also time for a cultural programme with a musical performance, thanks to the sponsorship of the Department of Cultural Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

How did you use communications during the project?

As mentioned already, publications were prepared in advance in Hungarian and in English, and questionnaires on library advocacy and collecting stories were sent out to participants. Lectures were supplemented by practical training. News about the event were published in each country.

The Polish Library Association prepared a digital publication summarising the workshop, as well as the ideas shared and the guidance received. This will be published shortly on the website of the Polish Library Association. The publication will provide an insight into how various countries implement the UN 2030 Agenda and SDGs, based on materials collected in advance and from the presentations at the workshop.

What did you learn in the process?

The project convened the representatives of library associations from Central Europe (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and the Ukraine) to meet again and to discuss the UN 2030 Agenda and the SDG. This is a very important topic which will determine the future of us all, including library users and libraries in the relevant countries and on an international scale.

What are your next steps?

The participants decided to continue their activities and cooperation on the SDGs and the UN 2030 Agenda in the spirit of the Budapest meeting, both in their countries and together at different fora. They plan to meet again in 2019 within the framework of the conference series Visegrad 4+ in Bratislava, Slovakia.

 

IAP Project Report: Hungary (2018) "Let’s work together on library advocacy!"

IFLA - ორშ, 29/10/2018 - 15:06

​IFLA supported an International Advocacy Programme project for librarians from the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine and Hungary 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?

It was after the European IAP Regional Workshop in December 2016 that the Board of Association of Hungarian Librarians (AHL) decided to organize a workshop for the Central European region, particularly for those who did not take part of the Hague meeting. We wanted to raise awareness on SDGs and libraries, to develop advocacy skills, to show methods and good practices of advocacy activities, to collect library stories, to inspire participants to carry out new advocacy activities, and – last but not least – to expand our professional networks.

How did you plan to make this happen?

AHL received a grant from the IFLA IAP to implement this project. Before submitting our application, we asked the library associations from neighbouring countries if they were interested, and they readily sent letters of intent to show their support. The Polish Library Association even joined later on as a co-organizer of the workshop.

In November 2017 we organized a national conference on advocacy in Budapest, under the title "Librarians for implementing the UN 2030 Agenda and sustainable development", with funding from the National Cultural Fund.. This event was an orientation event for Hungarian librarians, and, at the same time, a preparation for the international IAP workshop, supported by IFLA.

The main objectives were to inform librarians about the UN 2030 Agenda, the SDGs, and the role librarians can play in achieving the goals, advocacy, as well as the position and activities of the Hungarian Government on related issues.

Keynote speakers of the conference represented various ministries and authorities, as well as large libraries and library associations (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ministry of Agriculture, AHL, National Agricultural Library and Documentation Centre, Alliance of Hungarian Libraries, Metropolitan Szabó Ervin Library). One of the most distinguished speakers was ambassador Csaba Kőrösi, Director Environmental Sustainability at the Office of the President of the Republic of Hungary, who was the chair of UN Committee that developed the SDGs.

As a follow up to this event, in January 2018 a brochure with short stories and pictures was published on how libraries can contribute to SDGs and IFLA’s actions. The brochure is accessible online and in print. It was also translated into English to be used by participants at the workshop.

The workshop took place in the National Szechenyi Library. The participants were representatives of library associations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and the Ukraine, with four presidents of library associations, from Poland, Slovakia, the Ukraine and Hungary, among them!

The two-day workshop was moderated by Agnes Hajdu Barat, President of AHL and Andras Giczi, Secretary of the Section of Research and Special Libraries, AHL. In her lecture Agnes gave an overview of the IFLA strategies and the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda and the SDGs as the main theme of the workshop.

All countries presented their associations, with special relevance to advocacy activities. The Polish and Ukrainian colleagues (Joanna Pasztaleniec-Jarzynska, Magda Gomulka and Valentina Pashkova) contributed to the programme also as tutors (on how to prepare an advocacy action plan and how to collect stories).

How did it work?

The project was an excellent opportunity to meet for the library leadership of participating countries. As these countries have many issues in common, they had useful discussions, shared their views and thought together of possible solutions and next steps. They were very much interested in getting acquainted or updating their knowledge on this topic, seeing the results of relevant activities in Hungary and other countries as potential examples for their practice. And most important, they were eager to share their knowledge and ideas, to learn new solutions from each other.

To sum up, the participants found the event useful, and were grateful for IFLA's support to the meeting. They decided to collect stories and exercise advocacy activities, i.e. to take an active part in promoting and implementing the UN SDGs. The Hungarian organizers had the impression that the event was evaluated by participants as useful and instructive.

The intensive programme was interrupted by short games and other activities in pairs or in groups, in order for the participants to relax. This idea was taken from similar IFLA events. In addition to the professional programme, we found time for library visits to the National Library and the Library of the Hungarian Parliament. There was also time for a cultural programme with a musical performance, thanks to the sponsorship of the Department of Cultural Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

How did you use communications during the project?

As mentioned already, publications were prepared in advance in Hungarian and in English, and questionnaires on library advocacy and collecting stories were sent out to participants. Lectures were supplemented by practical training. News about the event were published in each country.

The Polish Library Association prepared a digital publication summarising the workshop, as well as the ideas shared and the guidance received. This will be published shortly on the website of the Polish Library Association. The publication will provide an insight into how various countries implement the UN 2030 Agenda and SDGs, based on materials collected in advance and from the presentations at the workshop.

What did you learn in the process?

The project convened the representatives of library associations from Central Europe (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and the Ukraine) to meet again and to discuss the UN 2030 Agenda and the SDG. This is a very important topic which will determine the future of us all, including library users and libraries in the relevant countries and on an international scale.

What are your next steps?

The participants decided to continue their activities and cooperation on the SDGs and the UN 2030 Agenda in the spirit of the Budapest meeting, both in their countries and together at different fora. They plan to meet again in 2019 within the framework of the conference series Visegrad 4+ in Bratislava, Slovakia.

 

Call for nominations to the IFLA Committee on Standards 2019-2021

IFLA - ორშ, 29/10/2018 - 11:25

Dear colleagues

The IFLA Governing Board seeks nominations for new members of the IFLA Committee on Standards by 15 February 2019. The term served by new members will be from August 2019 to August 2021. Please share this message with others who might be interested to ensure as wide a call as possible.

The IFLA Committee on Standards oversees the production, management and promotion of IFLA’s own standards (including guidelines), and provides a central coordinating body to which any IFLA standards-related issues can be directed.

Read more about the responsibilities of the Committee in the full terms of reference.

Who is eligible to be nominated?

The IFLA Governing Board will be appointing up to seven new members who will be selected mainly on the basis of their expertise. They will also seek to have geographical representation and a mix of skills among the Committee members. The Governing Board will base its selection of members on evidence presented as to the nominees:

  • previous experience connected with one or more IFLA standards (drafting, managing, or contributing to an IFLA standard), or knowledge about and experience with the development of library standards in general which might be applicable in the IFLA context;
  • interest in improving an aspect of IFLA’s own standards management: whether that is in the coordination of production and revision processes, promotion of IFLA standards, relationships with non-IFLA standards bodies, or other areas as described in the responsibilities of the Committee. 
  • the ability and willingness to contribute regularly and actively to the work of the Committee on Standards both during meetings and virtually, during the year, between meetings.

Nominees must also have:

  • a reasonable expectation of being able to attend (without cost to IFLA) the business and professional meetings of the Committee. The meetings are usually held during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress which for the terms of the nominee will be in:
    • Athens, Greece, August 2019;
    • Auckland, New Zealand, July 2020;
    • August 2021, location still to be announced;
  • an existing affiliation to IFLA through membership of an IFLA Professional Unit Standing Committee, or IFLA Membership affiliation through being an employee of an Association or Institutional Member, or a member of an Association Member, or a Personal Affiliate;
  • 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 Committee on Standards.

Members are appointed initially for two years. From these nominations a Chair will be selected.

How to nominate someone

Nominations for this Committee should be submitted by the deadline (15 February 2019) using the online nominee consent form. Candidates may nominate themselves. 

Selection of new members

The details of nominees may be shared with the IFLA Professional Committee, the IFLA Committee on Standards, and the IFLA Governing Board members.

Persons selected for the Committee will be informed in April 2019. This timing will enable them to take advantage of the early registration discount for the IFLA World Library and Information Congress where the first meeting of the new Committee members will take place.

Further questions?

If you have further questions about the Committee and its responsibilities, please contact Diane Beattie, current Chair of the Committee on Standards, or Lidia Putziger, Nominations Coordinator.

I look forward to receiving your nominations by February 15th.

Best regards,

Gerald Leitner
Secretary General

Call for nominations to the IFLA Committee on Standards: 15 February 2019

IFLA - ორშ, 29/10/2018 - 11:25

Dear colleagues

The IFLA Governing Board seeks nominations for new members of the IFLA Committee on Standards by 15 February 2019. The term served by new members will be from August 2019 to August 2021. Please share this message with others who might be interested to ensure as wide a call as possible.

The IFLA Committee on Standards oversees the production, management and promotion of IFLA’s own standards (including guidelines), and provides a central coordinating body to which any IFLA standards-related issues can be directed.

Read more about the responsibilities of the Committee in the full terms of reference.

Who is eligible to be nominated?

The IFLA Governing Board will be appointing up to seven new members who will be selected mainly on the basis of their expertise. They will also seek to have geographical representation and a mix of skills among the Committee members. The Governing Board will base its selection of members on evidence presented as to the nominees:

  • previous experience connected with one or more IFLA standards (drafting, managing, or contributing to an IFLA standard), or knowledge about and experience with the development of library standards in general which might be applicable in the IFLA context;
  • interest in improving an aspect of IFLA’s own standards management: whether that is in the coordination of production and revision processes, promotion of IFLA standards, relationships with non-IFLA standards bodies, or other areas as described in the responsibilities of the Committee. 
  • the ability and willingness to contribute regularly and actively to the work of the Committee on Standards both during meetings and virtually, during the year, between meetings.

Nominees must also have:

  • a reasonable expectation of being able to attend (without cost to IFLA) the business and professional meetings of the Committee. The meetings are usually held during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress which for the terms of the nominee will be in:
    • Athens, Greece, August 2019;
    • Auckland, New Zealand, July 2020;
    • August 2021, location still to be announced;
  • an existing affiliation to IFLA through membership of an IFLA Professional Unit Standing Committee, or IFLA Membership affiliation through being an employee of an Association or Institutional Member, or a member of an Association Member, or a Personal Affiliate;
  • 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 Committee on Standards.

Members are appointed initially for two years. From these nominations a Chair will be selected.

How to nominate someone

Nominations for this Committee should be submitted by the deadline (15 February 2019) using the online nominee consent form. Candidates may nominate themselves. 

Selection of new members

The details of nominees may be shared with the IFLA Professional Committee, the IFLA Committee on Standards, and the IFLA Governing Board members.

Persons selected for the Committee will be informed in April 2019. This timing will enable them to take advantage of the early registration discount for the IFLA World Library and Information Congress where the first meeting of the new Committee members will take place.

Further questions?

If you have further questions about the Committee and its responsibilities, please contact Diane Beattie, current Chair of the Committee on Standards, or Lidia Putziger, Nominations Coordinator.

I look forward to receiving your nominations by February 15th.

Best regards,

Gerald Leitner
Secretary General

14th Berlin Conference

eifl licensing news - ხუთ, 25/10/2018 - 17:08

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, and Emilija Banionyte, member of the EIFL Management Board, will attend the 14th Berlin Conference on open access to scientific research.

The conference will take the form of a strategic summit meeting, bringing together invited delegations of high-level stakeholders from research funding and research performing organizations from around the world.

Now available: UPDATES 2018 for UNIMARC, 3rd. ed.

IFLA - ხუთ, 25/10/2018 - 14:31

All updates to the UNIMARC Bibliographic and Authorities formats, 3rd ed., approved in 2018 are available online (in PDF format).

See all the updates to the UNIMARC Bibliographic format.

See all the updates to the UNIMARC Authorities format.

Summary of 2018 World Library and Information Conference Knowledge Café Program Now Available!

IFLA - ოთხ, 24/10/2018 - 18:29

Continuous learning is key in preparing and building the skills necessary to succeed. 

The Knowledge Café at the 2018 IFLA World Conference focused on the essential role information professionals play in managing the knowledge within their organizations in order to best support customers, whether they are public, university, parliamentary, governmental, or corporate libraries.  This was an interactive session using round tables and facilitators with a number of different topics such as coaching and mentoring, change management and staff continuous learning. 

The report summarizes the various discussions. Summary Report.

SAGE Research Methods agreement extended

eifl licensing news - სამ, 23/10/2018 - 20:26

EIFL has signed a renewal agreement with SAGE Publications for SAGE Research Methods and SAGE Research Methods Cases.

SAGE Research Methods allows students to explore different concepts of research methods, which can help them to design their research projects, understand particular methods, or identify useful new research methods. It helps students conduct their research and write up their findings in a more efficient and structured way.

IFLA celebrates open access week 2018

IFLA - ორშ, 22/10/2018 - 13:49

It’s Open Access Week!

This year’s topic is “Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge”. It raises questions such as “How do we ensure sustainability models used for open access are not exclusionary? What are inequities that open systems can recreate or reinforce? Whose voices are prioritized? Who is excluded?”.

As institutions that have long provided the infrastructure for giving access to research knowledge, libraries are at the heart of these discussions. Given IFLA’s global membership, drawn from all types of libraries and all regions in the world, we’ll be producing a set of blog posts that will highlight why and how open access matters from many different perspectives.

As IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner pointed out:

IFLA’s Global Vision underlines how essential access to information is to the global library field. Open Access week is a time to celebrate this commitment, and – together – set a course to achieve our goals.

IFLA’s President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón underlined that:

The Open Access movement has put more ideas and research in front of more people than ever before, and I am proud that libraries are at the forefront. Though this work, and their support to learners and researchers, libraries are building a better world.

Don’t hesitate to follow what is going on during Open Access week around the world by looking at the hashtags #OAweek2018, #OAWeek, #OpenAccess and #OpenAccessWeek. Events are being organised all over the world. Check Open Access Week’s list of events on this map:  

In the meantime, have a look at SPARC’s handout on “what librarians can do to promote open access”.

See IFLA’s position on open access, adopted in 2011. Follow our policy and advocacy blog for our daily posts.

Open Access in Practice – Interview with Paola Gargiulo

LIBER news - კვი, 21/10/2018 - 11:12

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

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