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Libraries and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: How can Russian libraries further development?

IFLA - ოთხ, 09/05/2018 - 12:12

The Library for Foreign Literature in Moscow (LIBFL) hosted a workshop on 19-20 April 2018: "Libraries and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: How can Russian libraries further development?", within the framework of the Second Annual Foresight Session entitled: "Shaping up the Future of Libraries."

The event was organised by Russian Library Association’s International Cooperation Section and the LIBFL Rudomino Academy with the financial support of IFLA's International Advocacy Programme (IAP). This was the first of two workshops to promote the important role libraries can play in development by contributing to the UN 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The second workshop will be held at Tomsk State University Library from 19-20 June 2018.

The objectives of these workshops are to:
  • launch a nationwide campaign to raise the level of awareness on the UN 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, as well as the necessity to secure public access to information in the achievement of the SDGs;
  • highlight the key role of libraries in achieving the UN SDGs all over the world;
  • identify the key success factors which will enable effective implementation of advocacy initiatives by the Russian library community;
  • give workshop participants the knowledge and skills to align libraries, especially public libraries, with development outcomes in their country or region;
  • increase the capacity of library sector and library associations to leverage opportunities for advocacy activities at the community, national and regional levels.
Building Russian librarians' capacity to advocate and engage in the UN 2030 Agenda

The workshop in Moscow was led by Kaspars Ruklis, an international advocacy communication trainer and professor at the University of Latvia (Riga). Ruklis has worked with library projects in Latvia, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Croatia, Slovenia, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda and Ethiopia.

The workshop participants – library professionals from Moscow and the Russian regions – gained a clear understanding of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals as well as an insight into the five main SDGs aspects – five Ps:

  • People: the wellbeing of all people (Goals 1-5)
  • Planet:  protection of the Earth’s ecosystems (Goals 12-15)
  • Prosperity: continued economic & technological growth (Goals 1-4, 7-11)
  • Peace: securing peace (Goal 16)
  • Partnerships: improving international cooperation (Goal 17)

The discussion focused on various examples of how libraries can assist in turning these goals into reality and be recognised as key partners for their governments. During a brainstorming session, participants drafted and presented their own advocacy plans of how libraries can contribute to progress towards the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Participants were awarded certificates of attendance upon completion of the two-day workshop. They were also encouraged to take an active part in sharing their libraries’ success stories via the IFLA Library Map of the World, which features success stories from all over the world to show how libraries are contributing to the UN SDGs.

Personal observation from Daria A. Belyakova, Deputy Director, LFL Rudomino Academy:

The workshop helped me obtain quite a few practical skills. I enjoyed its format. For two days we were immersed in a creative environment: we exchanged our views, played games and had fun. Of particular interest and challenge was a role play exercise to make one’s message heard in a mini-presentation (“Making an elevator pitch”). This presentation had to be very concise and compelling enough to be noticed by a person of influence or a decision-maker upon whom you supposedly happen in the lift for a mere three minutes."

Personal observation from Yelena I. Zimina, Chief Librarian, International Contacts Department, Russian State Library:

The workshop proved a success – intensive, interesting and thought-provoking."

Other participants also gave positive feedback pointing to the workshop’s cheerful atmosphere and the trainer’s truly engaging facilitation. The workshop was praised for its interactivity and abundance of new and helpful information, as well as for the handouts which were found useful by participants.

SEMINARIO PROFESIONAL INTERNACIONAL "BIBLIOTECAS PARA LA PAZ Y LA TRANSPARENCIA"

IFLA - სამ, 08/05/2018 - 20:25

El día jueves 26 de abril se desarrolló el Seminario Profesional Internacional "Bibliotecas para la Paz y la Transparencia", en el marco de la Reunión de Medio Término del Comité Permanente de la Sección América Latina y el Caribe de la IFLA,  el cual tuvo lugar en la Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación.

En el encuentro se debatieron los avances realizados por los países de la región LAC en la implementación del Programa Internacional de Advocacy de IFLA, el Tratado de Marrakech, el proyecto Global Vision y los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) de la Agenda 2030 de la ONU, en especial el Objetivo 16: Paz, Justicia e Instituciones Sólidas.

INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR "LIBRARIES FOR PEACE AND TRANSPARENCY"

IFLA - სამ, 08/05/2018 - 20:23

On Thursday, April 26, the International Professional Seminar "Libraries for Peace and Transparency" was held within the framework of the Mid-term Meeting of the Standing Committee of the IFLA Latin America and the Caribbean Section, which took place in the Library of the National Congress.

The meeting discussed the progress of the countries of the LAC region regarding the implementation of IFLA's International Advocacy Program, the Marrakesh Treaty, the Global Vision project and the Sustainable Development Goals (ODS) of the UN 2030 Agenda, especially Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Solid Institutions.

50° REUNIÓN NACIONAL DE BIBLIOTECARIOS

IFLA - სამ, 08/05/2018 - 20:13

La Asociación de Bibliotecarios Graduados de la República Argentina (ABGRA) realizó la edición 50° de la Reunión Nacional de Bibliotecarios; del 24 al 26 de abril y estas reuniones tuvieron la particularidad de llevarse a cabo en varias sedes simultáneamente: el CCK, la Biblioteca Nacional Mariano Moreno, la Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación y la Biblioteca Nacional de Maestros.

Asimismo este distinguido evento contó con la presencia de los miembros del Comité Permanente para América Latina y el Caribe de IFLA, quienes se encontraban presentes en Buenos Aires para participar de la reunión de Medio Término del Comité.

Del 24 al 26 de abril, los profesionales y trabajadores de bibliotecas compartieron experiencias por áreas temáticas: Bibliotecas de Salud y Medio Ambiente; Ciencia y Técnica; Universitarias; Agropecuarias, Forestales, Pesqueras y Veterinarias; Escolares; Públicas y Populares; Jurídicas y por las redes RECIARIA.

50th NATIONAL MEETING OF LIBRARIANS

IFLA - სამ, 08/05/2018 - 20:12

The Association of Graduate Librarians of The Argentine Republic (ABGRA) held the 50th edition of the National Meeting of Librarians; from April 24 to 26. These meetings had the particularity of being held in several headquarters simultaneously: the CCK, the Mariano Moreno National Library, the Library of the National Congress, and the National Library of Teachers.

This important event was also attended by the members of the IFLA Standing Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean, who were in Buenos Aires to participate in the Mid-Term Committee meeting.

From April 24 to 26, library professionals and workers shared their experiences in different thematic  areas: Health and Environmental Libraries; Science and Technique Libraries; Universitary Libraries; Farming, Forestry, Fisheries and Veterinary Libraries; School Libraries, Public and Popular Libraries; Legal Libraries and in the RECIARIA networks

REUNIÓN DE MEDIO TÉRMINO DEL COMITÉ PERMANENTE DE IFLA-LAC

IFLA - სამ, 08/05/2018 - 20:05

El 26 y 27 de abril se llevó a cabo la Reunión de Medio Término del Comité Permanente de IFLA-LAC, que reunió en Buenos Aires a profesionales del ámbito bibliotecario internacional, con la presencia de representantes de Brasil, España, Costa Rica, México, Perú, Chile, El Salvador, Colombia, Cuba, Argentina y Uruguay.

La reunión se realizó en la sede central de la Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación Argentina, actual sede de la Oficina Regional para América Latina y el Caribe de IFLA.

MID-TERM MEETING OF THE IFLA-LAC STANDING COMMITTEE

IFLA - სამ, 08/05/2018 - 20:04

On April 26 and 27, the Mid-term Meeting of the IFLA-LAC Standing Committee was held. Il took place in Buenos Aires and was attended by professionals from the international library sector and representatives of Brazil, Spain, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Chile, El Salvador, Colombia, Cuba, Argentina and Uruguay.

The meeting was held at the headquarters of the Library of the National Congress, which is the headquarters of the IFLA Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean.

1º ENCUENTRO DE BIBLIOTECAS PARLAMENTARIAS DE LA REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA

IFLA - სამ, 08/05/2018 - 19:55

Se realizó en la sede de la Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación Argentina el 1º Encuentro de Bibliotecas Parlamentarias de la República Argentina. Este encuentro fue organizado por la BCN junto con la Asociación Civil de Bibliotecarios Jurídicos (ACBJ).

Maria Eugenia Naiaretti (Presidente de ACBJ)  expresó que: “El objetivo es fortalecer las relaciones interinstitucionales entre las bibliotecas parlamentarias del país, relanzar la Red Federal de Bibliotecas Parlamentarias – REFBIPAR e informar sobre la conformación de la Red de Bibliotecas y Servicios de Información Parlamentaria de América Latina, que tuvo su puntapié inicial con la Declaración de Valparaíso y que se conformó en noviembre pasado en el encuentro realizado en la Cámara de Diputados de México.”

“Esta declaración tiende a crear la Red de Bibliotecas Parlamentarias de América Latina y el Caribe, teniendo la misma idea y la misma línea fundacional que la REFBIPAR, en la contribución permanente de mejorar la calidad de vida a los habitantes de América Latina mejorando sus leyes”, señaló Alejandro Santa, Director Coordinador General de la Biblioteca del Congreso.

FIRST MEETING OF PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARIES OF THE ARGENTINE REPUBLIC

IFLA - სამ, 08/05/2018 - 19:52

The 1° Meeting of Parliamentary Libraries of the Argentine Republic was held at the Library of the National Congress of Argentina. This meeting was organized by the BCN together with the Civil Association of Law Librarians (ACBJ).

Maria Eugenia Naiaretti (President of ACBJ) said that: "The objective is to strengthen inter-institutional relations between the parliamentary libraries of the country, to relaunch the Federal Network of Parliamentary Libraries (REFBIPAR) and to inform about the structure of the Network of Libraries and Parliamentary Information Services of Latin America, which kicked off with the Valparaíso Declaration and which was formed last November at the meeting held in the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico."

"This declaration tends to create the Network of Parliamentary Libraries of Latin America and the Caribbean, having the same concept and the same foundational line as REFBIPAR, regarding the continuous contribution of improving the quality of life to the inhabitants of Latin America by improving their laws", Alejandro Santa said, Director of General Coordination of the Library of the National Congress.

2019 IFLA ILDS Conference Location Announced

IFLA - სამ, 08/05/2018 - 14:38

The Governing Board of IFLA has accepted the recommendation of the Document Delivery and Resource Sharing standing committee in which the committee has recommended Prague, Czech Republic to host the 2019 ILDS (Interlending and Document Supply) Conference. 

The local hosting organization is National Library of Technology (NTK).  The Conference will be held on 9-11 October 2019. The call for papers and a conference website will be made public during the second half of 2018.

The DDRS Standing Committee will work closely with the local host to organize the conference. If you have any question on the conference, please contact us

Survey on rare materials cataloguing with RDA

IFLA - ორშ, 07/05/2018 - 17:30

In the last years an increasing number of libraries are adopting RDA as a cataloguing standard. Still, what happens to their rare materials? Is RDA fit for the description of their rare books, their manuscripts, their graphic and cartographic materials, their music? Will it be able to overtake extremely detailed rules such as DCRM or ISBD? Probably not by itself, although the RSC, aware of the complexity of the situation, already has a Rare Materials Working Group managing some of the points where RDA collides with the needs of the description of rare materials. But it could very well accomplish it thanks to policy statements such as the forthcoming RBMS ones for rare books.

What are libraries with special collections planning to do? Will they refuse to adopt RDA for rare materials if it does not suit them? Will they decide to make simple records using RDA proper? Will they develop detailed policy statements of their own? Or maybe align with other institution’s ones? To get an accurate and worldwide overview of the plans, institutions have regarding these matters, the Rare Books and Special Collections Section has developed a survey on the implementation of RDA in rare materials cataloguing. Its aim is to reach as many institutions all around the world as possible in order to get the most precise overview.

The survey is already available here and will be open until July the 6th. Thanks to all the Rare Materials Cataloguing Community for answering it and contributing to its circulation!

Webinar Video: Turning FAIR Data Into Reality

LIBER news - ორშ, 07/05/2018 - 12:22

What role can the library community play in supporting the adoption of FAIR data practices? In April 2018, LIBER’s Research Data Management group hosted a webinar Turning FAIR Data Into Reality — Progress and Plans from the European Commission FAIR Data Expert Group. Simon Hodson, Executive Director of CODATA and Chair of the European Commission’s…

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IFLA Global Vision heads to The Middle East and North Africa region

IFLA - პარ, 04/05/2018 - 15:02

Next week sees the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region's turn to discuss their ideas for actions as the IFLA Global Vision discussion reaches the splendid National Library of Tunisia on 8 – 10 May and the Global Vision team cannot wait to begin!  

With two successful IFLA Global Vision regional workshops already achieved (Latin America and the Caribbean and North America), the MENA workshop marks the halfway point in our Regional tour, which has been generating phenomenal ideas to turn the vision into reality.  

The packed programme will use the unique content within the IFLA Global Vision Report Summary to discuss, creatively, ideas for actions and explore in detail each of the top 10 Highlights and Opportunities, as revealed in the Report Summary launch in March 2018.   

Ideas for actions

Collecting ideas for actions is the next step we need to take to transform our global vision into reality.  But what does this term mean? Quite simply, we want as many diverse, exciting, practical, strategic, creative, and useful ideas which will convert the IFLA Global Vision Highlights and Opportunities into actions.  Every idea counts at this stage. From the strategic to the practical and operational, IFLA will synthesise each idea and add it to our 'ideas store', which will be an inspirational source for librarians and our library friends around the world.  

It promises to be an exciting few days with many special moments that we look forward to sharing!  

 

Declaración del Secretario General de la IFLA en la reforma mexicana de derechos de autor

IFLA - პარ, 04/05/2018 - 13:04
La declaración presentada a continuación fue hecha por el Secretario General de la IFLA el día 4 de Mayo de 2018.

En nombre de las bibliotecas y sus usuarios en México y en todo el mundo, considero preocupante el texto del proyecto de ley recientemente votado en el Senado mexicano. El texto en cuestión permitiría que contenido como artículos, vídeos y otras obras fueran retiradas de internet, o que su acceso público fuera eliminado, ante una mínima sospecha de infracción de derechos de autor.

Las disposiciones, acordadas sin un debate serio y riguroso, parecen desproporcionadas e innecesariamente restrictivas de derechos fundamentales como la libertad de acceso a la información y la libertad de expresión. Es posible que sitios web y otros sitios que alojan contenido, incluidas las bibliotecas, se vean obligados a eliminar materiales, y puede incluso que sus propios equipos (servidores, fotocopiadoras y otros) sean incautados sin pruebas firmes.

En su apoyo a los Principios de Manila, la IFLA subrayó su oposición a toda restricción de contenido que no sea transparente, no siga el debido proceso y no otorgue a las plataformas y productores de contenido el derecho de responder. La propuesta mexicana no respeta estos principios, y conduciría fácilmente a la eliminación de artículos, videos y otras obras no infractoras de derechos.

Las bibliotecas respetan los derechos de autor y consideran que aquellos que crean obras deben poder ganarse la vida con ello. Sin embargo, la propuesta mexicana dañará la creatividad y las instituciones y plataformas que la fomentan. Pido al gobierno y al Parlamento que detengan estos cambios, al menos hasta que se realice una consulta adecuada respecto al impacto de los cambios propuestos.

 

Gerald Leitner

Secretario General de la IFLA

IFLA Secretary General's Statement on the Mexican copyright reform

IFLA - პარ, 04/05/2018 - 13:00
The following statement is made by IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner, on 4 May 2018

On behalf of libraries and their users in Mexico and around the world, I am concerned to hear about a reform recently voted in the Mexican Senate. The law in question would allow for articles, videos and other works to be taken offline or removed from public access on the mere suspicion of copyright infringement.

The proposed provisions, themselves agreed without serious debate, appear to be disproportionate and unnecessarily restrictive of the fundamental human rights of freedom of access to information and freedom of expression. Websites and others which host content – including libraries – may not only be forced to remove materials, but may even see their own equipment – servers, photocopiers and others – seized, without firm evidence.

In endorsing the Manila Principles, IFLA underlined its opposition to restrictions on content that are not transparent, do not follow due process, and do not give platforms and producers the right of reply. The Mexican proposals would do none of these things, and would all too easily lead to legitimate articles, videos, and other works being removed.  

Libraries respect copyright, and the fact that those who create works need to have the opportunity to earn a living from them. The Mexican proposals will harm creativity and the institutions and platforms that encourage it. I call on the government and parliament to halt these changes at least until adequate consultation occurs regarding the impact of the proposed changes.

 

Gerald Leitner

IFLA Secretary General

EIFL extends agreement with Credo Reference

eifl licensing news - პარ, 04/05/2018 - 11:47

EIFL has signed a three-year renewal agreement with Credo Reference, an online reference database with authoritative content from over 700 e-book titles, covering major topics in the arts, humanities and sciences.

The agreement, which runs until 2021, is available to library consortia and libraries in 37 EIFL partner countries.

Among Credo Reference’s many special features are:

Practical Solutions to Global Challenges: Libraries Speak at Arab Sustainable Development Forum

IFLA - პარ, 04/05/2018 - 11:11

​Faced with major challenges around literacy and making best use of information and knowledge, the Arab world needs its libraries as much as ever. With them, development can work for everyone. IFLA attended the Arab Sustainable Development Forum (AFSD) 2018, underlining that political discussions had to be followed with practical action, and that in this, libraries were key players.

The fourth of the five regional conferences organised by the UN ahead of this year’s High Level Political Forum, the Arab Forum on Sustainable Development took place on 22-24 April in Beirut, Lebanon. Fawz Abdallah and Randa Chidiac from the Lebanese Library Association (LLA) represented IFLA, participating in sessions, making the case for libraries, and talking to attendees about the importance of working with our institutions.

The conferences, each organised by one of the UN’s regional economic and social commissions, focus on reviewing progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals at a regional level. They are a forum for sharing ideas and best practices, and developing a message to send to the global meeting in New York. In particular, it is an opportunity to support those countries undertaking voluntary national reviews of their own practices.

In a region that has seen – and continues to see – serious upheaval in recent years, there was much optimism about the future. Nonetheless, as the Syrian representative noted, the Sustainable Development Goals are an ongoing mission, not something that can be ticked off the list.

With libraries working in the areas covered by the goals long before the 2030 Agenda was developed, this sense of a long-term mission is clear for our institutions.

Too many, in the Arab world and elsewhere, still struggle with inadequate levels of literacy, and more can be done to promote home-grown innovation and provide access to information to tackle a range of social challenges. The practical help they can offer in promoting literacy, as a backbone for science and research, and as guardians of cultural heritage should be recognised and supported.

Dr Abdallah and Ms Chidiac took part in discussions, underlining this role, and distributed IFLA materials about how libraries deliver all of the SDGs. They also made important contacts with national politicians, and UN officials, opening up the possibility for rich collaboration in the years to come.

Read more about IFLA’s work on libraries and development, and about the regional fora in Europe and North America, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean. The African forum takes place on 2-4 May.  

LIBER President Joins DORA Board

LIBER news - პარ, 04/05/2018 - 10:26

LIBER’s President, Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen, has joined the advisory board of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). DORA was created as a way of addressing the need to improve ways in which the output of scientific research is evaluated by funding agencies, academic institutions, and other parties. Its advisory board oversees the strategy of DORA and its…

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LLA conference 2018: Innovative libraries: Paths to the future

IFLA - სამ, 01/05/2018 - 19:02

LLA conference 2018: Innovative libraries: Paths to the future

 Conference Theme::In a time of change and innovation, what is the futuristic look of libraries?

Start 9 May 2018   8:30 AM End 11 May 2018   5:00 PM

Location:Le Commodore Hotel, Beirut, Lebanon

http://lebaneselibraryassociation.org/event-2444950

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