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Jornada de Capacitación “Introducción a los servicios en una biblioteca pública y parlamentaria”

IFLA - პარ, 29/06/2018 - 20:00

En el marco de las Jornadas “Introducción a los servicios en una biblioteca pública y parlamentaria” dictadas en la Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación; la Oficina Regional para América Latina y el Caribe de IFLA estuvo presente explicando los servicios que IFLA ofrece a la comunidad bibliotecaria y los programas estratégicos con los que cuenta, como así también su rol en la agenda 2030 de Naciones Unidas y los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible.

Training Session "Introduction to services in a public and parliamentary library"

IFLA - პარ, 29/06/2018 - 19:58

Within the framework of the Conference "Introduction to services in a public and parliamentary library" held in the library of the National Congress; the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of IFLA was present explaining the services that the Federation offers to the library community and the strategic programs it has, as well as its role in the 2030 agenda of the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The new CPDWL Newsletter is now available

IFLA - პარ, 29/06/2018 - 17:49

The June 2018 newsletter of the Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section (CPDWL) is now available.

IFLA 2018 General Assembly Agenda

IFLA - პარ, 29/06/2018 - 12:01

The IFLA 2018 General Assembly will be held during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2018, 84th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Agenda
Wednesday, 28 August 2018, 16.15–18.00
  1. Opening by the President, Glòria Pérez-Salmerón
  2. Appointment of Tellers
  3. Establishment of a Quorum
  4. Adoption of the Agenda
  5. Minutes of the previous meeting, held in Wrocław, Poland, 23 and 24 August 2017
  6. In memoriam of those members who have died during the past year
  7. Presentation of the Report of the President
  8. Presentation of IFLA’s Annual Report by the Secretary General
  9. Presentation of the Annual Accounts by the Treasurer
  10. Motions and Resolutions
    10.1 Motion to approve the holding of the next General Assembly in August 2019
    (Art 8.2 of the Statutes refers)
    10.2 Motion to approve a reduction in fees for Affiliate (individual) members
  11. Motion to adjourn and reconvene at 16.15 on Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Thursday, 29 August 2018, 16.15–17.30
  1. Closing Session
  • Address by the President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón
  • Presentation of Awards
  • Announcement of WLIC 2020 location
  • Vote of thanks WLIC 2018
  • Invitation to WLIC 2019 in Athens, Greece
  • Close of the Assembly 

For details on the conduct of the General Assembly, please refer to the IFLA Statutes.

Scholarly Metrics Recommendations For Research Libraries: Deciphering the Trees in the Forest

LIBER news - ხუთ, 28/06/2018 - 14:43

The use of scholarly metrics is one of the most challenging in the current research field. The proliferation of new models of scholarly communication, the changes in the research assessment field and the extensive use of social media applications have shaken the foundations of traditional metrics paradigms. Open Science — which is at the heart of…

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Cultural Heritage in Europe: linking past and future

IFLA - ხუთ, 28/06/2018 - 12:27

Half way through the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) IFLA attended the high-level conference on Europe’s shared history and values. The conference took place at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, on 26 June 2018.

The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 has been an opportunity to not only take stock of Europe’s shared history, but as well reflect on these for the future. Cultural heritage, its role and place in society, as well as the way it is perceived and interpreted, were discussed through the conference.

The EYCH has allowed EU citizens from all across the region to gain a broader understanding of our shared cultural heritage and European identity. The conference allowed participants to rediscover this shared cultural identity, looking forward in an optimistic way to the future. During the conference ministers of culture, artists, cultural institutions and members of the European Parliament presented their work on cultural heritage and Europeanness.

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission opened the conference stating that “only by promoting and respecting our culture, can we respect our self”. This was followed up by Petra Kammerevert, Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament, whom in her introductory remark highlighted that: “culture is where diversity leads to unity […] our cultural heritage must not just be preserved to keep our world more beautiful, but as for a compass to guide us in the future”.

44 high-level speakers were invited to participate in three panel debates. Topics such as Cultural Heritage and Europeanness, Preserving and Promoting Cultural Heritage and Innovation and Economic Potential of Cultural Heritage were discussed with several presenters underlining the role and importance of education and exchange of young people when preserving and promoting cultural heritage across Europe.

Synergies, partnerships and collaborations has always been a priority for IFLA. Through these alliances IFLA aims to encourage the safeguarding and respect for cultural heritage especially by raising awareness and strengthen cooperation and participation in cultural heritage activities. As France Desmarais, Director of Programmes and Development, ICOM stated in her presentation “By protecting our heritage, we are protecting our changes for a bright future, at home and abroad”

Cultural heritage is a common asset and responsibility. The European Parliament’s Research Service has up to the conference published a briefing on cultural heritage in EU policies. In this briefing cultural heritage digitisation, digital preservation and access is highlighted as one of the main action points in EU policies.

Digital libraries and archives offers an access point to Europe’s cultural heritage. IFLA works to employ the fullest potential of digital technology in partnership with users by enabling seamless and open access to all types of information. These should be without limits to format or geography, and enhance the ability of libraries, archives and museums to collaborate among themselves and with others to offer the broadest and most complete service possible.  

The EYCH is a time for action, together. Libraries across Europe are showing political leaders and the general public how they protect, preserve and celebrate our shared cultural heritage. Your library can join in – to find out how, read the IFLA briefing on opportunities for libraries during the European Year of Cultural Heritage here.

Cultural Heritage in Europe: linking past and future

IFLA - ხუთ, 28/06/2018 - 12:27

Half way through the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) IFLA attended the high-level conference on Europe’s shared history and values. The conference took place at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, on 26 June 2018.

The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 has been an opportunity to not only take stock of Europe’s shared history, but as well reflect on these for the future. Cultural heritage, its role and place in society, as well as the way it is perceived and interpreted, were discussed through the conference.

The EYCH has allowed EU citizens from all across the region to gain a broader understanding of our shared cultural heritage and European identity. The conference allowed participants to rediscover this shared cultural identity, looking forward in an optimistic way to the future. During the conference ministers of culture, artists, cultural institutions and members of the European Parliament presented their work on cultural heritage and Europeanness.

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission opened the conference stating that “only by promoting and respecting our culture, can we respect our self”. This was followed up by Petra Kammerevert, Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament, whom in her introductory remark highlighted that: “culture is where diversity leads to unity […] our cultural heritage must not just be preserved to keep our world more beautiful, but as for a compass to guide us in the future”.

44 high-level speakers were invited to participate in three panel debates. Topics such as Cultural Heritage and Europeanness, Preserving and Promoting Cultural Heritage and Innovation and Economic Potential of Cultural Heritage were discussed with several presenters underlining the role and importance of education and exchange of young people when preserving and promoting cultural heritage across Europe.

Synergies, partnerships and collaborations has always been a priority for IFLA. Through these alliances IFLA aims to encourage the safeguarding and respect for cultural heritage especially by raising awareness and strengthen cooperation and participation in cultural heritage activities. As France Desmarais, Director of Programmes and Development, ICOM stated in her presentation “By protecting our heritage, we are protecting our changes for a bright future, at home and abroad”

Cultural heritage is a common asset and responsibility. The European Parliament’s Research Service has up to the conference published a briefing on cultural heritage in EU policies. In this briefing cultural heritage digitisation, digital preservation and access is highlighted as one of the main action points in EU policies.

Digital libraries and archives offers an access point to Europe’s cultural heritage. IFLA works to employ the fullest potential of digital technology in partnership with users by enabling seamless and open access to all types of information. These should be without limits to format or geography, and enhance the ability of libraries, archives and museums to collaborate among themselves and with others to offer the broadest and most complete service possible.  

The EYCH is a time for action, together. Libraries across Europe are showing political leaders and the general public how they protect, preserve and celebrate our shared cultural heritage. Your library can join in – to find out how, read the IFLA briefing on opportunities for libraries during the European Year of Cultural Heritage here.

Finalists in 2018 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Announced

IFLA - ხუთ, 28/06/2018 - 10:33

A total of 35 libraries from 19 countries around the world have applied to be considered for the international 2018 Public Library of the Year Award. The many applicants have now been reduced to five nominated libraries, one of which will soon become the world’s best new public library for 2018.

The nominated libraries have been selected by a jury consisting of members of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), which is behind the award along with Systematic.

The jury has assessed the many candidates with regard to six different criteria, which include the extent to which the library takes into account new digital development, local culture, sustainability and the wishes and needs of the users.

The nominees are...

One of the five nominated libraries of the year is the Austin Central Library in the USA, for its focus on sustainability, featuring its own energy production and rainwater systems, as well as its high flexibility - in terms of interior design and furniture.

The Villa-Lobos Park Library in Brazil is also nominated. The jury explains this with the bright and open environment of this public library, which makes it an attractive place in which to spend time. In addition, it is highlighted as a very active library, the interior design and architecture of which enable activities of many different types to take place.

KopGroep Bibliotheken (School 7) in the Netherlands is also among the nominees, based on the success of the library in integrating with its surroundings and the cooperation with the local theatre, café and university. Another explanation lies in the interaction between old and new architecture, which harmoniously emphasises the best of both.

The Norwegian public library Deichman Biblo Toyen has been nominated for its extensive user involvement, which is reflected in the interior design. In addition, the library’s efforts for vulnerable young people for whom the library acts as a change agent, in cooperation with local organisations and professional specialists.

The Tampines Regional Library in Singapore has been nominated, too. By facilitating sports and leisure interests, library and citizen services, this library has become a centrepiece for the citizens of Singapore. In addition, the jury emphasises the open space and floors of the library, which are targeted at different age groups.

The winner will be announced in August

The winner of the 2018 Public Library of the Year will be selected from among these five nominees. The Public Library of the Year is an annual prize awarded to a public library that is either newly built or set up in premises not previously used for library purposes.
The Public Library of the Year title is accompanied by a USD 5,000 prize, sponsored by Systematic.

The winner of the 2018 Public Library of the Year will be announced during the IFLA Annual Meeting, which will take place on 28 August in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Finalists in 2018 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Announced

IFLA - ხუთ, 28/06/2018 - 10:33

A total of 35 libraries from 19 countries around the world have applied to be considered for the international 2018 Public Library of the Year Award. The many applicants have now been reduced to five nominated libraries, one of which will soon become the world’s best new public library for 2018.

The nominated libraries have been selected by a jury consisting of members of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), which is behind the award along with Systematic.

The jury has assessed the many candidates with regard to six different criteria, which include the extent to which the library takes into account new digital development, local culture, sustainability and the wishes and needs of the users.

The nominees are...

One of the five nominated libraries of the year is the Austin Central Library in the USA, for its focus on sustainability, featuring its own energy production and rainwater systems, as well as its high flexibility - in terms of interior design and furniture.

The Villa-Lobos Park Library in Brazil is also nominated. The jury explains this with the bright and open environment of this public library, which makes it an attractive place in which to spend time. In addition, it is highlighted as a very active library, the interior design and architecture of which enable activities of many different types to take place.

KopGroep Bibliotheken (School 7) in the Netherlands is also among the nominees, based on the success of the library in integrating with its surroundings and the cooperation with the local theatre, café and university. Another explanation lies in the interaction between old and new architecture, which harmoniously emphasises the best of both.

The Norwegian public library Deichman Biblo Toyen has been nominated for its extensive user involvement, which is reflected in the interior design. In addition, the library’s efforts for vulnerable young people for whom the library acts as a change agent, in cooperation with local organisations and professional specialists.

The Tampines public library in Singapore has been nominated, too. By facilitating sports and leisure interests, library and citizen services, this library has become a centrepiece for the citizens of Singapore. In addition, the jury emphasises the open space and floors of the library, which are targeted at different age groups.

The winner will be announced in August

The winner of the 2018 Public Library of the Year will be selected from among these five nominees. The Public Library of the Year is an annual prize awarded to a public library that is either newly built or set up in premises not previously used for library purposes.
The Public Library of the Year title is accompanied by a USD 5,000 prize, sponsored by Systematic.

The winner of the 2018 Public Library of the Year will be announced during the IFLA Annual Meeting, which will take place on 28 August in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

IFLA launches a new Net Neutrality Toolkit

IFLA - ოთხ, 27/06/2018 - 18:17

Imagine for a moment that your country has adopted a policy which means that the price of your car determines the speed limit that applies to it. Would that be fair, in your opinion? Most likely not. The policy will allow the wealthy to get to their destinations faster, leaving those with less money in the slow lane. Not in line with the duty of governments to treat its citizens differently.

Net neutrality has often been compared to an imaginary highway where more expensive cars can travel at a faster speed. If we substitute internet packages for cars, cables for a cement and steel highway, and your government with the Internet Service Providers, the analogy still holds true.

Just like cars, digital content should not be allowed to travel on preferred, or faster, highways. The practice of providing preferential treatment to particular websites or content – in violation of Net neutrality – creates discrimination and limits freedom of expression and access to information. Conversely, when Net neutrality is protected, your right to access digital content is not at the mercy of commercial decisions.

Libraries have a central role in the debate around net neutrality because their mission is to use the most effective ways to make material accessible, and to ensure that this access is not subject to barriers of any kind.

To contribute to the advocacy work of libraries, IFLA has produced a toolkit to support library action and engagement on the question of Net neutrality and zero rating. This toolkit provides a practical guide to empower librarians with the knowledge necessary to talk about this topic, to be able to share their knowledge with patrons and stakeholders, and to advocate through their professional associations for the rights of libraries.

You can access the toolkit here.

 

Advocating for Libraries as Partners for Development: IFLA’s International Advocacy Programme Comes to the UN

IFLA - სამ, 26/06/2018 - 11:46

On 28-29 June, IFLA will hold the International Advocacy Programme (IAP) Global Convening in New York, USA. Nearly 40 participants from all regions have been invited by IFLA to celebrate success, look to the future, and tell the story of libraries and the SDGs to officials from the UN and governments.

The IAP Global Convening, the climax of two years’ work, will be hosted by two emblematic institutions: the Brooklyn Public Library and the New York Public Library. It will be an opportunity for IAP participants to look back at successes, and draw on each other’s experience gained to take the global library field’s advocacy up a gear.

The IAP participants will meet in New York, the home town of the United Nations. This is no coincidence; a highlight of the Convening will be a chance to visit the UN’s Headquarters, and hear about latest news and future plans, directly from UN officials.

The event will also offer a unique opportunity to showcase exceptional awareness raising and advocacy work, honoured by the presence of UN officials and national diplomats.

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner said:

Two years ago, we challenged librarians around the world to make the case for libraries as drivers of development. They have surpassed our expectations. Now we look to the future, to moving up a gear in our engagement with the UN, governments and communities.

Global Goals: Local Action – the International Advocacy Programme So Far

The IAP started in 2016 with one train-the-trainer workshop and six regional workshops around the world. Yet it rapidly become a powerful worldwide movement.

Librarians in all regions have gathered evidence and learnt how better to advocate for libraries as motors of development, underlining their contribution to more informed, included, and engaged societies. 

The United Nations 2030 Agenda, and the Sustainable Development Goal it establishes, have offered a vital framework. Thanks to this, it has been possible to explain the work of libraries in language that decision-makers understand.

Following the workshops, 150 participants signed contracts to take action, from 76 countries. Yet beyond this, IAP and its themes have spread across the library field, providing a strong and attractive strong advocacy theme for libraries around the world.

A Crucial Year: Education, Employment and Access to Information on the Agenda

But this is just the beginning: 2019 will be a crucial year as key SDGs for libraries become focus of UN discussions, particularly 4 (Quality Education), 8 (Decent Work), and 16 (Access to Information). The IAP Convening is part of the preparatory work carried out by IFLA to ensure we take advantage of this unique opportunity as a globally united library field.

The advocacy work done by IAP participants will be strengthened by the IFLA Library Map of the World. This powerful advocacy tool underlines what the library field can do, by providing library data and stories demonstrating how libraries in different countries contribute to the SDGs.

The IAP Convening will include a workshop: “SDG Storytelling for Showing the Impact of Libraries” as a learning opportunity to apply the recently launched "Libraries and the Sustainable Development Goals: A Storytelling Manual" and see more and more stories published.

Stay tuned for updates about the IAP convening, and engage with IAP participants in New York using the hashtags #DA2I #Lib4Dev #WorldLibraryMap and #StoriesThatMatter.

Follow us through Facebook and Twitter @IFLA@IFLA_Lib4Dev and @IFLA_LibraryMap, and learn more about IFLA's work on Libraries and Development

New Publication: Summer 2018 Newsletter released

IFLA - ორშ, 25/06/2018 - 21:47

The latest IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section's newsletter has been published! Please find our Summer 2018 issue here.

We hope you'll enjoy all the news and photos from around the world in this issue, including:

  • Message from the Chair by Adjoa K. Boateng
  • News from our Mid-Year Meeting in Timisoara, Romania by Iasmina Martiniuc
  • Two Meetings on Multicultural Library Services in Japan by Kenji Murakami and Yasuko Hirata
  • Language and Belonging: A Mini Handbook for Creating a Language Café by Shelli Lake
  • The speaker list for our MCULTP session at WLIC this August
  • Visit to Scandinavian Multilingual Libraries, October 2017 by Susan Appleby
  • Multilingual Library provision in Norway and Sweden, October 2017 – a reflection in pictures by Susan Appleby


The Section would like to thank Pam Ryan and her team at Toronto Public Library for preparing this issue of the newsletter, as well as all our contributors.

New Publication: Summer 2017 Newsletter released

IFLA - ორშ, 25/06/2018 - 21:47

The latest IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section's newsletter has been published! Please find our Summer 2018 issue here.

We hope you'll enjoy all the news and photos from around the world in this issue, including:

  • Message from the Chair by Adjoa K. Boateng
  • News from our Mid-Year Meeting in Timisoara, Romania by Iasmina Martiniuc
  • Two Meetings on Multicultural Library Services in Japan by Kenji Murakami and Yasuko Hirata
  • Language and Belonging: A Mini Handbook for Creating a Language Café by Shelli Lake
  • The speaker list for our MCULTP session at WLIC this August
  • Visit to Scandinavian Multilingual Libraries, October 2017 by Susan Appleby
  • Multilingual Library provision in Norway and Sweden, October 2017 – a reflection in pictures by Susan Appleby


The Section would like to thank Pam Ryan and her team at Toronto Public Library for preparing this issue of the newsletter, as well as all our contributors.

EOSC Stakeholders Open Consultation: Help Shape the EOSC Rules of Participation!

LIBER news - ორშ, 25/06/2018 - 16:19

The EOSC Stakeholders Open Consultation was launched on June 11th by the High Level Expert Group together with the EOSCpilot project during the 2nd EOSC Summit in Brussels. The High Level Expert Group report Prompting an EOSC in practice discusses the minimum criteria to make the EOSC a viable ecosystem and the rules of participation…

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Desarrollo Sostenible e Inclusivo a través de las Bibliotecas en América Latina y el Caribe - Convocatoria de comentarios sobre borrador de Declaración

IFLA - პარ, 22/06/2018 - 15:00

La IFLA invita a la comunidad bibliotecaria de la región de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) a compartir sus comentarios sobre un borrador de declaración sobre bibliotecas, acceso a la información y desarrollo. Este borrador, resultado de la estrecha colaboración entre la IFLA y la Biblioteca Hernán Santa Cruz de la Comisión Económica de las Naciones Unidas para ALC, tiene como objetivo enviar un mensaje fuerte y unificado a los ministros en 2019.

La Agenda 2030 de las Naciones Unidas tiene una fuerte dimensión regional. Los países trabajan juntos en este nivel para encontrar soluciones a los desafíos de desarrollo compartidos, apoyados por las propias comisiones regionales de la ONU.

La América Latina y el Caribe no es una excepción, la Comisión Económica de las Naciones Unidas para ALC (CEPAL o CEPAL) fue sede de la Segunda Reunión del Foro de los Países de América Latina y el Caribe sobre Desarrollo Sostenible, del 18 al 20 de abril en Santiago, Chile.

La IFLA organizó un evento paralelo allí, en colaboración con la Biblioteca de la CEPAL, centrado en la importancia del acceso a la información para el desarrollo, y cómo las bibliotecas promover el desarrollo. Los participantes discutieron sobre lo que las bibliotecas ofrecen a la región, y exploraron la idea de un borrador de declaración, desarrollado gracias al arduo trabajo de la Biblioteca de la CEPAL y Adriana Cybele Ferrari (Participante de IFLA IAP y Presidente de FEBAB).

La declaración, tras el éxito de la Declaración de Lyon 2014 y la Declaración de Ciudad del Cabo de 2015, establece la importancia del acceso y el papel de las bibliotecas en ofrecerlo. De esta manera, proporciona un texto único, elaborado por las bibliotecas de la región, para la región, transladando los mensajes globales de la IFLA a un nivel regional.

La Declaración, una vez finalizada, proporcionará un punto de referencia para las bibliotecas y los promotores de las bibliotecas de toda la región en el trabajo de promoción y defensa. Con el apoyo suficiente, enviará un mensaje a los gobiernos, a nivel regional y mundial, sobre el compromiso de nuestras instituciones con el desarrollo y sobre lo que se necesita para dar continuidad a esta importante labor.

Por lo tanto, la IFLA invita a enviar comentarios sobre el borrador. El documento está disponible en el sitio web de la Biblioteca de la CEPAL (en inglés, español, y portugués), así como instrucciones sobre cómo enviar los comentarios, con fecha límite el 1 de agosto de 2018.

Sustainable and Inclusive Development through Libraries in Latin America and the Caribbean – Call for Views on Draft Declaration

IFLA - პარ, 22/06/2018 - 14:11

IFLA is encouraging the library community across the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region to share their views on a draft declaration on libraries, access to information and development. This, the result of close collaboration between IFLA and the Hernán Santa Cruz Library of the UN Economic Commission for LAC, aims to send a strong, unified message to ministers in 2019.

The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda has a strong regional dimension. Countries work together at this level to find solutions to shared development challenges, supported by the UN’s own regional commissions.

Latin America and the Caribbean is no exception, with the UN Economic Commission for LAC (ECLAC, or CEPAL in Spanish) hosting the Second Meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development on 18-20 April in Santiago, Chile.

IFLA organised a side-event there, in collaboration with the ECLAC library, focusing on the important of access to information for development, and how libraries could deliver this. Participants discussed what libraries can offer to the region, and explored the idea of a draft declaration, developed thanks to the hard work of the ECLAC Library and Adriana Cybele Ferrari (IFLA IAP Participant and FEBAB President).

The declaration, following the success of the 2014 Lyon Declaration, and the 2015 Cape Town Declaration, sets out the importance of access and the role of libraries in providing this. In doing so, it provides a single text, drafted by libraries in the region, for the region, bringing IFLA’s global messages to the regional level.

The Declaration, once completed, will provide a reference point for libraries and friends of libraries across the region in their advocacy. With enough support, it will send a message to governments, regionally and globally, of our institutions’ commitment to development, and of what is needed to deliver it.

IFLA therefore welcomes feedback on the draft, available on the ECLAC library website (English, Spanish, Portuguese) with instructions on how to do this, with a deadline of 1 August 2018.

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