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The call for papers for our exciting Open Session at WLIC 2019 in Athens is now open - 15 February Deadline!

IFLA - შაბ, 05/01/2019 - 00:28

The theme for the session is "Keeping it Real while Augmenting Reality: the Impact of Technology and Equipment on Library Design".  We invite you to submit a proposal that explores related areas including:

  • – Visionary approaches and innovative developments to library equipment and service projects;
  • – The intersection of emerging technology and equipment, and library buildings;
  • – Technologies that bridge physical and digital to expand service offerings or enhance the user experience;
  • – Technology on a limited budget (i.e., innovation on a shoestring);
  • – Use of virtual or augmented reality to expand service offerings;
  • – Ways that technology makes the design process, buildings, and/or services more equitable or inclusive;
  • – Technologies that impact operational efficiencies, staffing models, staff productivity, health and wellness;
  • – Sustainable technologies and equipment;
  • – Smart tools and equipment to update libraries as learning places.

For more information and for copies of the Call For Papers in other languages please see here.

Books for Better Societies: Call for World Book Capital 2021 Candidates Open

IFLA - პარ, 04/01/2019 - 22:35

 

UNESCO has opened the call for candidates for the city which will be World Book Capital (WBC) for a year from 23 April 2021. IFLA encourages cities which are realising the potential of libraries to apply.  

Since 2001, one city a year has been named World Book Capital. With this title, the host becomes the focus for a series of events and programmes aimed at promoting books and reading, setting an example for others globally.

Cities from all continents have successfully bid for this status, with Athens the current holder. Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) will take up the position on April 23 2019, and will be followed by Kuala Lumpur a year later.  

Libraries Core to Successful Promotion of Books and Reading

With libraries often closely engaged with local authorities in promoting access to books and a love of reading, they are obvious partners for this initiative. The best candidates often recognise this potential, organising events in and with libraries, as well as providing valuable support.

IFLA is privileged to be a member of the Advisory Committee, working with UNESCO and the International Publishers Association to advise the UNESCO Director General in her final choice.

IFLA Secretary-General Gerald Leitner said:

With strong libraries, any town or city can be a leader in promoting books and reading. I look forward to candidates for World Book Capital 2021 who show what can be achieved when libraries, publishers, local authorities and others work together.

The deadline for candidates is Thursday 2 May 2019 – further details are available on the UNESCO website. Given that Kuala Lumpur will hold the title from 23 April 2020 to 23 April 2021, candidates from Asia are not being accepted this time around. 

Presentations from our session in Kuala Lumpur

IFLA - ხუთ, 03/01/2019 - 13:35

We had a very succsessful session at the IFLA WLIC in Kuala Lumpur on the topic Literacy in the workplace. Here are some of the Power point presentations for you.

Out Now: December 2018 issue of IFLA Journal

IFLA - ხუთ, 03/01/2019 - 13:18

​​IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries.

The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally.

Volume 44, No.4 (December 2018)

Contents:

Call for papers: IFLA journal special issue on knowledge management  255

Call for papers: IFLA journal special issue on theory and practice in information literacy 256

Articles

Learning strategies for engagement and retention of young audiences 258
Luz Santa María Muxica

Promoting reading in the Arab world: The book club model 269
Youmen Chaaban and Rania Sawalhi

Research data management and sharing among researchers in Arab universities: An exploratory study  281
Amany M. Elsayed and Emad I. Saleh

The hidden heritage of Arab libraries: Online catalogs and institutional barriers to discoverability 300
Charles Kurzman and John D. Martin III

Momentous moment: Rediscovering Korean history through digitizing private letters 311
Hye-Eun Lee, Hana Kim and Jisu Lee

Open-book management in libraries: A case study of Bibliotheca Alexandrina 323
Nehal Fouad Ismael

Abstracts 340

 

IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries. The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally. IFLA Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

To submit an article please visit IFLA Journal on the SAGE platform.

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IFLAPARL Call for Presentations, WLIC 2019, Athens

IFLA - ორშ, 31/12/2018 - 20:56

The Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section is pleased to invite proposals for short, engaging and inspiring presentations for its open session at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Athens, August 2019. 

The theme of our session will be "Informing dialogue, enabling change" and the format will be similar to previous years. 

We are looking for short presentations (of around 8 minutes) that will share practical experience of how you have developed new products and services, or adapted existing ones, in response to new demands or changing expectations.  If you have done something that could be of interest to other members of the Section, please think about submitting a proposal.

The deadline for proposals, to be emailed to Karin or Steve, is 15th March. 

Further details can be found on the IFLA WLIC 2019 website.

 

Renewal agreement for Cambridge Journals Online

eifl licensing news - ორშ, 24/12/2018 - 14:58

EIFL has signed a renewal agreement with Cambridge University Press for Cambridge Journals Online.

Cambridge Journals Online offers access to a multidisciplinary collection of over 398 leading journals, including over 200 published on behalf of learned and professional societies. In 2019, the collection includes 167 journals in Science & Technology, 262 in Humanities & Social Sciences, and 73 in Medicine.

Call for paper for 2019 WLIC now launched: “Digital Scholarship and Collection Development: Crossroads and Intersections”

IFLA - შაბ, 22/12/2018 - 17:59

Please read details of this call at: https://2019.ifla.org/cfp-calls/acquisition-collection-dvlp-digital-humanities/

Contact: Lidia Uziel: email: uziel@fas.harvard.edu

Important dates:

28 February 2019: Submission of abstract
1 April 2019: Notification to authors
1 June 2019: Submission of full text

EIFL renews agreements with Duke University Press

eifl licensing news - პარ, 21/12/2018 - 13:29

The e-Duke Journals Scholarly Collections provides online access to 50 Duke University Press journals in the humanities and social sciences.

The Euclid Prime Collection is a collection of journals in theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics hosted by Project Euclid. The 2019 collection includes current content from 32 titles, as well as archival content from another 15 journals. There are also 26 open access journals available from Project Euclid.

Call for papers: Libraries, archives and museums in dialogue: Improving access to complementary collections

IFLA - პარ, 21/12/2018 - 12:05

The Art Libraries and the the Subject Analysis and Access Sections will host an open session at WLIC 2019 in Athens. The theme is improving access to collections in libraries, archives and museums  and cooperation. 

More information at WLIC2019 Call for papers

Indian Public Library Conference - 16 - 17 January 2019

IFLA - ხუთ, 20/12/2018 - 09:57

The Indian Public Libraries Conference offers the opportunity  to discuss new ideas , opportunities , programs and services. It is also an occasion for participants to deliberate on how public libraries can be transformed to respond to the present day knowledge needs and reflect on the good work being done. Every year the conference witnesses interesting sessions, speakers, ideas and opportunities shared – from India as well as internationally. 

The 2019 IPLC is the 4th consecutive IPLC and is will be be around role of libraries in addressing SDGs and National Development Priorities under the overall theme of Smart libraries for smart communities and sustainable future. . The Conference is scheduled to be held  in New Delhi on 16-17th January 2019. 

In conjuction with the Conference this year the first Indian Public Library Innovation Awards will be announced. 

Survey Reveals Need for Guidance on Trustworthy Places to Publish Research

LIBER news - ოთხ, 19/12/2018 - 14:00

A recent survey shows that the mission of the Think. Check. Submit initiative – to help researchers identify trusted journals for their research – is highly appreciated.  Fifty-six percent of the survey’s 410 respondents said the Think. Check. Submit service was ‘essential’ or ‘very useful’, and more than 75% said they would definitely recommend Think. Check. Submit. to a colleague. Preliminary…

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Don’t Stop Half Way: IFLA Submits Input to 2018 Review of WSIS Progress

IFLA - ოთხ, 19/12/2018 - 12:23

IFLA has answered the UN’s call for contributions on progress towards WSIS Action Lines and Targets. This process makes connecting all libraries to the internet a key priority. IFLA’s response highlights welcome recognition of the potential of libraries, but also worrying legal trends.

2018 marked the point where, according to the statistics of the International Telecommunications Union, the number of internet users worldwide rose above 50% of the population.

Public access through libraries and other community facilities has played an important part in this.

For millions, their first experience of the internet was in a library. Many of them still rely on libraries for a number of reasons – access to a full computer terminal, a desire for anonymity, a need for support.  

There is no reason to think this won’t be the case for the remaining 50%.

In its submission to the annual review of progress towards the targets set as part of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process, IFLA underlined these contributions.

With getting all public libraries connected to the Internet a clear goal in the WSIS Conclusions of 2015, there has been progress in increasing connectivity, and recognition of the potential of libraries as WiFi hotspots.

IFLA’s own Library Map of the World includes numbers of libraries with publicly available internet connections, and will offer a key indicator of trends in future.

However, IFLA’s submission also highlights concerns about giving libraries liability for the content accessed by their users. There is also a need to address broader fears about privacy, both in the face of government and private actors.

IFLA is currently producing a policy toolkit on public access which will help libraries and library associations advocate for wider and better connectivity.

You can download the IFLA submission from our publication page. Read more about IFLA’s work on libraries and the information society.

IFLA, EIFL Congratulate Thailand on Copyright Reforms for People with Print Disabilities

IFLA - ოთხ, 19/12/2018 - 11:13

IFLA and EIFL have addressed a letter of congratulation to the Prime Minister of Thailand, following the passage of legislation that will bring the country into line with the Marrakesh Treaty.

After the entry into force of the Marrakesh Treaty in 2016, 2018 has been a further breakthrough year.

A number of major countries with significant stocks of books in accessible formats have ratified, or moved towards ratifying the Treaty. This has moved the world much closer to realising the objective of the Treaty.

Thailand has now joined the club of countries with legislation allowing for the making and sharing of accessible format books.

In a law signed by the king on 11 November, the country has introduced rules that give people with print disabilities, and the libraries that serve them, clear and strong new rights.

The IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner and EIFL Director Rima Kupryte have written to congratulate the Prime Minister on this legislation. The Thai government had faced noisy opposition, including demands that ran entirely contrary to both the letter and spirit of the Treaty.

The letter underlines the importance of implementing legislation that respects the goals of the Treaty. This is vital not only for potential beneficiaries within Thailand, but also those in countries which have yet to pass the necessary reforms.

IFLA and EIFL have offered to work with the Thai government to produce an adapted version of the Getting Started with Marrakesh Guide. This will help libraries across Thailand understand the new possibilities, and rapidly make use of regulations once these are in place.

Read more about the Marrakesh Treaty and IFLA's actions around this on our dedicated page.

ENSULIB stood Runner-up in the IFLA Dynamic Unit and Impact Award 2018 competition

IFLA - ოთხ, 19/12/2018 - 01:57

ENSULIB is pleased to announce that the Special Interest Group was awarded by the IFLA Professional Committee as Runner-up in the IFLA Dynamic Unit and Impact Award 2018 competition. The award, presented at the closing ceremony of the WLIC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was received by Petra Hauke, current Secretary of the ENSULIB SIG. This award recognises the success of Professional Units in achieving the expectations of a dynamic unit, as defined by the Professional Committee. 

EIFL renews SAGE Premier journals agreement

eifl licensing news - სამ, 18/12/2018 - 20:38

Institutions in 18 EIFL partner countries can subscribe to the SAGE Premier journals collection of nearly 1,100 titles for free or at discounted rates.

The SAGE Premier journals collection contains leading international peer-reviewed journals in a wide range of subject areas, including business, humanities, social science, and science, technology and medicine. The 2019 Collection counts 1,093 titles, with 74 new journals.  

The agreement run until 31 December 2020 and is open to institutions from 18 EIFL partner countries:

Could You Be LIBER’s Next Executive Board Member?

LIBER news - სამ, 18/12/2018 - 18:16

Are you a passionate research librarian or library director who would like to take your career to the next level? Want to be part of a dynamic and active group, committed to furthering the work of research libraries across Europe? Do you have ideas for LIBER’s future direction? If so, please consider joining our Executive…

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LIBER Copyright Update: Digital Humanities Campaign, Trilogue Progress & Plans for 2019

LIBER news - სამ, 18/12/2018 - 14:21

LIBER’s Copyright & Legal Matters Working Group has been busy in recent weeks, keeping track of various copyright developments and making plans for next year. Before we break for the Christmas holidays, here’s an overview of what has recently been achieved and what we’re working on for 2019. If you would like to receive future…

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New publication

IFLA - შაბ, 15/12/2018 - 04:01

You can read now all about the new publication 'Global Action on School Library Education and Training' by Barbara Schultz-Jones and Dianne Oberg (Eds.)

Webinar Video & Audio: Skills and Training in Open Science and the EOSC ecosystem

LIBER news - პარ, 14/12/2018 - 16:54

Interested in skills and training in Open Science and the EOSC ecosystem, as it relates to libraries and researchers? On 14 December 2018, LIBER recorded a webinar in collaboration with the EOSCpilot project. The goal of the webinar was to connect LIBER’s community with the EOSCpilot project’s work on skills for stewardship in the EOSC context,…

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