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Atelier pour les professionnels de la documentation juridique d’Afrique francophone

IFLA - ხუთ, 11/10/2018 - 18:36

l'open access à l'information juridique

When

3 et 4 décembre 2018

Where

Lieu: Le Ndiambour - Hôtel et Résidence, 121 Rue Carnot, Dakar, Sénégal
( http://www.lendiambour.com/)

 

Un atelier pour les professionnels de la documentation juridique d’Afrique francophone (conservateurs, bibliothécaires, documentalistes) est organisé par la section des bibliothèques de droit de l’IFLA (Fédération internationale des associations et institutions de bibliothèques) avec le soutien de l’IFLA, l’IALL (International Association of Law Libraries) et Cairn.info.

 

Date et lieu : les 3 et 4 décembre 2018 à Dakar, Sénégal

 

Langue de travail : français

 

Le programme de l’atelier de Dakar est en cours de finalisation et sera communiqué ultérieurement

  • Format : présentations, ateliers, échanges.
  • Thèmes abordés : le libre accès à l’information juridique, Open Access en Afrique francophone, développement des collections, recherche documentaire juridique, information et éducation juridique, le réseautage professionnel

 

Pour s’inscrire c’est ici :

 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-_NYCb9wxY48sjooDBsVdrbA9c7EU2gGlJViAPgwKQ-a75A/viewform

 

La date limite pour l’inscription à l’atelier est le vendredi 2 novembre 2018 à minuit.

Bourses

Le comité d’organisation offrira quelques bourses pour financer une partie des coûts de transport et d’hébergement liés à la participation à l’atelier. Les boursiers seront sélectionnés en tenant compte de la diversité géographique et de l’intérêt représenté par les candidatures pour le déroulement de l’atelier. Seules les candidatures de personnes travaillant dans des pays d’Afrique francophone seront examinées. Les candidatures de personnes travaillant dans le bibliothèques de droit seront favorisées.

Pour être recevables, les candidatures doivent comprendre :

  1. Une lettre de motivation (max. 250 mots)
  2. Un curriculum-vitae à jour
  3. Une copie numérisée du passeport ou carte d’identité (format PDF ou JPG).
  4. Un courriel de l’employeur ou du supérieur hiérarchique confirmant que le candidat est autorisé à voyager pour participer à l’atelier du 3 et 4 décembre 2018 à Dakar, Sénégal
  5. Le formulaire d'inscription, dûment rempli

 

Les pièces 1, 2 et 3 doivent être envoyées simultanément par courriel à l’adresse : atelier.dakar2018@gmail.com. La pièce 4 doit être envoyée par l’employeur ou le supérieur hiérarchique directement à la même adresse courriel atelier.dakar2018@gmail.com .

 

Les organisateurs de l’atelier prendront en charge la réservation des transports et de l’hébergement pour les lauréats du programme de bourses. La date limite pour candidater au programme de bourse est le vendredi 2 novembre à minuit. Seules les candidatures complètes reçues avant cette date seront examinées. Les candidats retenus seront prévenus individuellement. Les décisions du comité d’organisation ne pourront faire l’objet d’aucun recours.

Atelier pour les professionnels de la documentation juridique d’Afrique francophone

IFLA - ხუთ, 11/10/2018 - 18:25

l'open access à l'information juridique

When

3 et 4 décembre 2018

Where

Lieu: Le Ndiambour - Hôtel et Résidence, 121 Rue Carnot, Dakar, Sénégal
( http://www.lendiambour.com/)

 

Un atelier pour les professionnels de la documentation juridique d’Afrique francophone (conservateurs, bibliothécaires, documentalistes) est organisé par la section des bibliothèques de droit de l’IFLA (Fédération internationale des associations et institutions de bibliothèques) avec le soutien de l’IFLA, l’IALL (International Association of Law Libraries) et Cairn.info.

 

Date et lieu : les 3 et 4 décembre 2018 à Dakar, Sénégal

 

Langue de travail : français

 

Le programme de l’atelier de Dakar est en cours de finalisation et sera communiqué ultérieurement

  • Format : présentations, ateliers, échanges.
  • Thèmes abordés : le libre accès à l’information juridique, Open Access en Afrique francophone, développement des collections, recherche documentaire juridique, information et éducation juridique, le réseautage professionnel

 

Pour s’inscrire c’est ici :

 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-_NYCb9wxY48sjooDBsVdrbA9c7EU2gGlJViAPgwKQ-a75A/viewform

 

La date limite pour l’inscription à l’atelier est le vendredi 2 novembre 2018 à minuit.

Bourses

Le comité d’organisation offrira quelques bourses pour financer une partie des coûts de transport et d’hébergement liés à la participation à l’atelier. Les boursiers seront sélectionnés en tenant compte de la diversité géographique et de l’intérêt représenté par les candidatures pour le déroulement de l’atelier. Seules les candidatures de personnes travaillant dans des pays d’Afrique francophone seront examinées. Les candidatures de personnes travaillant dans le bibliothèques de droit seront favorisées.

Pour être recevables, les candidatures doivent comprendre :

  1. Une lettre de motivation (max. 250 mots)
  2. Un curriculum-vitae à jour
  3. Une copie numérisée du passeport ou carte d’identité (format PDF ou JPG).
  4. Un courriel de l’employeur ou du supérieur hiérarchique confirmant que le candidat est autorisé à voyager pour participer à l’atelier du 3 et 4 décembre 2018 à Dakar, Sénégal
  5. Le formulaire d'inscription, dûment rempli

 

Les pièces 1, 2 et 3 doivent être envoyées simultanément par courriel à l’adresse : atelier.dakar2018@gmail.com. La pièce 4 doit être envoyée par l’employeur ou le supérieur hiérarchique directement à la même adresse courriel atelier.dakar2018@gmail.com .

 

Les organisateurs de l’atelier prendront en charge la réservation des transports et de l’hébergement pour les lauréats du programme de bourses. La date limite pour candidater au programme de bourse est le vendredi 2 novembre à minuit. Seules les candidatures complètes reçues avant cette date seront examinées. Les candidats retenus seront prévenus individuellement. Les décisions du comité d’organisation ne pourront faire l’objet d’aucun recours.

New E4GDH publication: resource guide now available

IFLA - ხუთ, 11/10/2018 - 11:10

We are pleased to announce our new guide to resources for Global and Disaster Health is now available. Suggestions for additional resources are welcome and will be considered for future updates.

 

New E4GDH publication: resource guide now available

IFLA - ხუთ, 11/10/2018 - 11:10

We are pleased to announce our new guide to resources for Global and Disaster Health is now available.

Suggestions for additional resources are welcome and will be considered for future updates.

 

IFLA partners with PressReader for the International Library Marketing Award

IFLA - ოთხ, 10/10/2018 - 20:12

IFLA’s Management and Marketing Section has partnered with PressReader to present the IFLA International Library Marketing Award for 2019.

The IFLA PressReader International Library Marketing Award recognises organizations that have implemented creative, results-oriented marketing projects or campaigns. Three winners are selected on their innovative contribution to marketing in the library field.

The first, second and third place winners receive funds towards airfare, accommodation and registration for the World Library and Information Congress in Athens, Greece, 24–30 August 2019. The Award also recognises marketing efforts by developing countries with fewer resources with a special commendation.

The Awards open on 26 November 2018. The winners will be announced in March 2019 and officially awarded during the IFLA WLIC 2019 Awards Ceremony in Athens.

For more information about IFLA’s International Library Marketing Award, visit IFLA's Management and Marketing Section page.

To learn more about PressReader, and to get a free 1-month personal account, visit PressReader's page.

Job opportunity at IFLA Headquarters: Professional Support Officer

IFLA - ოთხ, 10/10/2018 - 16:10

There is a vacancy at IFLA Headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands for the position of:

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

At IFLA Headquarters an international staff of over 20 people manages and develops programmes for members and the library and information sector worldwide. IFLA’s strategic priorities include access to information, digital content, cultural heritage, the contribution of libraries to national development, and professional practice.

IFLA Headquarters
10 October 2018

Professional Support Officer

IFLA - ოთხ, 10/10/2018 - 16:04

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Headquarters is looking for an experienced Professional Support Officer to join a dynamic international team working with volunteers worldwide.

Over the next ten years, IFLA aims to transform the library field and itself through concerted and coordinated efforts at the global, regional, and national level. The ultimate benefit of this work will be seen at the local level through better library services helping more people gain literacy, improve their education, find employment, improve their health, etc. IFLA has outlined a number of activities to initiate this transformation and a key to their success will be the ability to coordinate and involve the many professional volunteers who dedicate time and energy to work in committees on IFLA projects. In this position, you will be communicating and working with people from all library sectors and regions of the world.

Location

IFLA Headquarters is located in The Hague (next to The Hague Central Station) in The Netherlands.

Key areas of Responsibility

This position is part of the Member Services Team. The Professional Support Officer manages and supports the work of the Professional Committee. The officer is the key liaison point for Sections and Special Interest Groups on governance and professional matters regarding the intersection of their activities and IFLA’s strategic and operational goals. They help to coordinate professional activities at the annual IFLA Congress. The position works closely with the Chair of the IFLA Professional Committee to support the activities of the Professional Committee.

Qualifications and Experience
  • At least 5 years of experience working with committees, preparing and writing agendas, papers and minutes;
  • Strong applied knowledge of governance, rules and procedures in a membership organisation or similar;
  • Effective networking and personal communication skills;
  • Problem solving skills and an ability to enthuse others to engage in activities;
  • High level administrative skills with an ability to multitask;
  • Excellent written & verbal communications and presentation skills in English (native speaker desirable);
  • Ability to manage and monitor projects to meet budgetary and outcome goals;
  • Digital communication skills, including writing, editing and delivering web content.
Additionally, the candidate will have:
  • Knowledge / awareness of issues and trends in the information environment / the library profession;
  • Experience in working within an international NGO organisation;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
Salary

The gross monthly salary offered will be EUR 3,605 per month in line with the Collective Agreement of Public Libraries in The Netherlands. You will also receive a holiday allowance (8% of your annual salary), an end of year bonus and enjoy 25 days of holidays per year. You will also participate in IFLA’s group pension scheme.

Closing date

The closing date is 9 November 2018. Due to the high volume of applications we are expecting to receive, interested candidates are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible.

How to apply

Please send your CV including a motivation letter addressing the responsibilities and skills required for the position in English to vacancies@ifla.org. Only candidates with valid documentation to work in The Netherlands will be considered.

ICOLC Meeting

eifl licensing news - ორშ, 08/10/2018 - 17:48

Rima Kupryte, Director of EIFL, will attend the ICOLC (International Coalition of Library Consortia) meeting.

This is an international event that brings together library consortia from around the world. It will be hosted by Jisc Collections, a service that negotiates and licenses e-resources with vendors on behalf of all UK higher education and research institutions.

 

Copyright in Canada: IFLA submits comments on the review of the Copyright Act

IFLA - ორშ, 08/10/2018 - 16:37

With the right copyright laws key to library activities, IFLA actively advocates for positive reforms at the international, regional and national levels. In light of the current review of Canada’s copyright law, IFLA has submitted comments in order to strengthen the voice of libraries in the process.

Canada currently has some exemplary copyright legislation in terms of responding to the needs of libraries while respecting the interests of rightsholders. In its submission, IFLA therefore advocates for the current very positive provisions to remain unchanged, especially as concerns the right to use works for education strengthened in 2012.

There has been much talk of a loss of revenues in the Canadian publishing sector to the adoption of this provision. However, Canadian libraries, especially university libraries, are investing a growing share of their budgets in digital content, a point reflected in publishers’ own reports. Indeed, it is the shift from physical to digital media that seems better to explain falls in photocopying licence fees.

The education fair dealing should therefore not be removed. It gives libraries flexibility to operate, allowing many uses of works that respond to a public interest need and do not unreasonably harm the legitimate interests of rightsholders.

The IFLA submission underlines also the importance to protect copyright exceptions, notably from being cancelled out by contract terms or technological protection measures. IFLA also encourages the government to maintain copyright protection at fifty years after the death of the author.

While several countries have expanded that to seventy years after the death of the author, there are no obvious benefits (and important potential cost, given harm to the public domain).

Furthermore, unevenness, a lack of transparency, and a serious issues around the availability and accessibility of eBooks need to be addressed at the policy level. IFLA also suggests steps to provide legal security for text and data mining, and calls for further exploration of how to preserve indigenous knowledge most effectively.

Read the full submission.

 

Call for Nominations for President-elect and Members of the Governing Board of IFLA

IFLA - ორშ, 08/10/2018 - 12:34

Nominations for President-elect August 2019-August 2021 (President 2021-2023) and Members of the Governing Board of IFLA (August 2019-August 2021)

DEADLINE: 08 February 2019

The Governing Board, in accordance with the Statutes, consists of the following members elected by the membership at large through this nomination and postal ballot process:

  • The President-elect
  • Ten members

Six members of the Professional Committee, consisting of a chair and one officer from each of the five Divisions of the Federation will be elected through a separate process by the Section Officers, and are also members of the Governing Board.

Additional members of the Governing Board include the President; the Chair of the Management of Library Associations Section and the Secretary General (ex officio).

See Also:

Global representation and participation

As a truly global organisation, representing the interests of library and information services, and their users, worldwide, IFLA needs energetic, committed and capable people whose skills and experience should cover different library types, professional specialisations and global regions to serve on its Governing Board. Members of the Governing Board should have a global perspective; an interest in library politics and advocacy; a commitment to the aims and core values of IFLA; and a desire to work collaboratively in dealing with issues for the profession. Business is conducted in English so competence in English is necessary to enable participation, but it is also important for the Board to have a good representation of IFLA’s working languages.

Being a member of the Governing Board can be time-consuming and challenging work, including work between the meetings, as the Board strives to advance the contribution of library and information services to society and to improve the practice of the profession. It is also rewarding, providing the stimulating opportunity to work with colleagues from different types of library and information environments and from different cultures.

Roles and Responsibilities of the President and President-elect

The President-elect serves in this role for two years, followed by two years as President.

The President leads the Federation and is its chief representative. The President represents IFLA and the world’s library and information profession internationally to key government and allied industry, international and national organisations and bodies. The President chairs the Governing Board and presides over General Assembly meetings which are held at the annual IFLA Congress. The Presidency involves a significant amount of travelling (some 50-70 days a year) for meetings, making keynote speeches and generally representing IFLA and the library and information profession.  As only limited IFLA funding is available to assist some of this travel, the President must have strong employer and other support. The President works closely with the Secretary General.

The two-year term of office as President-elect provides an opportunity to identify priorities to be pursued on assuming the presidency. The President-Elect works closely with the President and Secretary General and deputises for the President as required, for example, to represent the Federation or chair meetings.

Consequently, the post of President-Elect also involves a significant amount of travelling, speaking commitments and representation and therefore demands strong employer and other support. The President-Elect is a full member of the Governing Board and the Executive and Professional Committees.

A candidate for the position of President-elect does not have to be a member. Each candidate must have ten (10) valid nominations by IFLA Members. The successful candidate will serve for two years as President-elect (2019-2021), followed by two years as President (2021-2023).

Roles and Responsibilities of the Governing Board

The IFLA Governing Board is responsible for the governance, financial and professional directions of the Federation, according to IFLA Statutes Articles 13 and 14. 

The elected members of the Governing Board serve for an initial term of two years and may stand for a further consecutive term of two years.

One of the members of the Governing Board is elected by the Board to be the Treasurer of IFLA and other Governing Board members are elected by the Board to be members of committees or working groups. The President may ask a member of the Governing Board to represent IFLA at key conferences or other meetings, to ensure that the Federation’s voice is heard. Funding assistance from IFLA is available under such circumstances.

Meetings

Members of the Governing Board are expected to make themselves available, usually at no cost to the Federation, to fulfil Board responsibilities which include the requirement to meet on three occasions each year. At the IFLA Congress there are two meetings: one on the day before the Congress starts and one on the day after the Congress ends. The Governing Board and its committees and working groups also meet in December and April at IFLA Headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands. IFLA covers accommodation costs for these latter meetings. Some additional limited travel assistance may be available under special circumstances. Business is conducted in between meetings by email and teleconference.

Skills and attributes

The Governing Board should comprise individuals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives who bring with them a variety of skills and experience.

A nominee for the Governing Board should:

  • have expertise, experience and interest in/across the library field;
  • have experience in management and governance at a senior level;
  • have an understanding of strategic planning, implementation and review processes;
  • have an understanding of organizational financial planning, fundraising and risk management;
  • have proven leadership skills, be an experienced networker with an ability to leverage networks and have an interest in library politics and advocacy;
  • have a willingness and ability to devote time and energy to the role – this is usually several hours per week;
  • have financial support and time allowance to attend face-to-face meetings of the Governing Board;
  • act with respect, trust, confidentiality and transparency within the Governing Board and recognize the need to protect personal and privileged information. They must declare any conflicts of interest and abstain from discussions where they have a conflict or potential conflict of interest.
Roles and responsibilities

A nominee for the Governing Board should:

  • contribute ideas, expertise and leadership to the direction of IFLA;
  • have the willingness and ability to absorb complex information, provide opinions and deliberations, and work collaboratively to seek outcomes that benefit IFLA members and the global library community
  • be able to communicate and advocate for the work of IFLA to members and the library community, and to represent the Federation where required;
  • be aware of their legal obligations in terms of ensuring the financial health and sustainability of the organisation;
  • be prepared to contribute actively to the committees, projects and work of the Governing Board;
  • participate in and respond to online communications of the Governing Board during the year, for example, via email, conference calls, document sharing and collaboration;
  • attend and participate in all business meetings of the Governing Board from the moment of their election up to and including the next two years, which means they should attend three World Library and Information Congresses in total (2019 - Athens, 2020 – Auckland, and 2021 – t.b.a.).
Who may be Nominated?
  • A candidate for President-elect or Governing Board Member does not have to be a member of IFLA (or be employed by or be affiliated with a Member of IFLA) to be nominated.
  • Candidates should have 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 conducted in English, reasonable fluency in this language is necessary to be able to fully participate as a Governing Board member.
  • Candidates should have confirmation of employer and other support to fulfill the official duties and representational and financial demands of office.

A candidate for one of the ten elected places on the Governing Board must have five (5) valid nominations by IFLA members.

The successful candidates for these places on the Governing Board will serve for two years commencing on 29 August 2019 until August 2021. Those elected for the first time will then be eligible for nomination for election for a second term of two years (2021-2023).

The current President, who will complete her term of office in August 2019, the President-elect who will begin her term of office as President in August 2019 and any Governing Board members currently in their second term are not eligible for nomination.

How do I nominate a Candidate?

To nominate a candidate for election to the post of President-elect or Governing Board member, complete a copy of the enclosed Nomination Form. This requires the signature of the authorized signatory of an Association Member or Institutional Member. Affiliate members should provide a name and signature. Provide the contact details of your nominee and send this form to IFLA before 8 February.

  • The authorised signatory is the individual listed in IFLA’s records as the organisation’s highest official and whose name appears on the attached nomination form. Please contact us if this is incorrect so that we can re-issue the form. This form may be photocopied, but please note that the nomination form cannot be used by anyone other than the authorised signatory of the member concerned.
Please note:
  • There is no restriction on the number of candidates you may nominate for these positions.
  • You should ensure that your nominee is willing to stand. IFLA Headquarters will seek formal confirmation from each candidate once the required number of nominations for that candidate has been received.
The following table sets out who may nominate and who may vote in the ensuing election.
  May nominate May vote in the election Voting members
Authorised signatories of Association Members* Yes Yes Authorised signatories of Institutional Members* Yes Yes Honorary Fellows
  Yes Yes
  • Association Affiliates
  • Individual Affiliates*
    • Personal
    • Non-Salaried
    • Student
    • New Graduate
  • Institutional Affiliates*
    • Institutional sub-units
    • School libraries
      One-person library centres
Yes No

* Only if membership fees are paid in full for 2018 and are not in arrears​.

Nominations DEADLINE

Nominations must reach IFLA Headquarters ON or BEFORE Friday, 8 February 2019. No late nominations will be accepted. To avoid disappointment please do not wait until the last day.

Questions? Contact elections@ifla.org.

Elections
  • In accordance with the Statutes, the elections will be conducted by postal ballot. Only those eligible Voting Members as set out in the above table will be entitled to vote. Association, Institutional & Individual Affiliates are not entitled to vote in the elections.
  • It is expected that the ballot will take place during March and April 2019, with eight weeks between the dispatch of ballot papers and the closing date for their return.
  • The results will be announced on IFLA’s Website in May 2019.

These elections are extremely important for the future governance of IFLA. Please consider whether you wish to nominate candidates for these positions on the Governing Board.

Yours sincerely,

Gerald Leitner
Secretary General

Call for Nominations for Section Standing Committees 2019-2023 is online

IFLA - ორშ, 08/10/2018 - 11:58

The Standing Committee on Libraries for Children and Young Adults has 5 places to fill in the term 2019-2023. You find all information about the procedure here https://www.ifla.org/node/81922

If you know of any eligible employee in your library, talk to her/him about joining the Standing Committee and have your library benefit from international exchange. If you want to be nominated yourself, talk to your library or your library association if they will nominate you. The paragraph "What benefit is there for a nominee and their employer?" is very helpful here. The prospects of international exchange and the development of personal working skills are a great incentive for any interested person. Deadline for nominations is January 3rd-2019. 

Please have a look at the library scene in your country and think about colleagues you would recommend. An organization or library can nominate a person that is not an employee of this organization. The paragraph about "Roles and responsibilities” holds every detail about this issue. 

At the Standing Committee on Libraries for Children and Young Adults there are very interesting and challenging projects to be carried out, like the Best Practices project or Sister Libraries. The World through Picture Books project is about to take a new step, and the recently updated “Guidelines for Libraries for Children” need our attention regarding translations, a condensed version and the propagation in general.

For more information about the work in our Standing Committee please contact the Standing Committee's  chair Jorun Systad jorun.systad@forde.kommune.no

Are We Ready for Extended Collective Licensing? Initial Data from IFLA Survey of Collecting Society Coverage

IFLA - ორშ, 08/10/2018 - 11:55

Extended collective licensing is increasingly proposed as a solution to problems faced by libraries in getting permissions to digitise and use large numbers of works. But it can only work if there are organisations in place to manage it. Draft data from an IFLA survey suggests that this is still far from being the case.

Collective management refers to the process of having one organisation that collects money for uses of works - for example for songs on radio or TV programmes, for photos in books or newspapers, or for uploading works in library collections to the internet. 

It can make a major contribution to member authors' livelihoods and libraries' operations by offering a simple means of clearing rights, and collecting and distributing royalties.

In its extended form, a collective management organisation (CMO) can collect money for use of works by non-members, and work to distribute this money subsequently.

This can make a real difference in the case of works that are no longer on sale, who may no longer be members of the CMO or be easy to contact. Such works - known as out-of-commerce works - make up a major part of library collections. 

Extended Collective Licensing (ECL) has therefore been proposed in the European Union as a means of enabling libraries to give access to collections of works which are no longer available elsewhere.

IFLA has already published a background paper exploring some of the conditions that may need to be in place for ECL to work. However, the most fundamental is that a CMO exists in the country and category (such as books, photos, films) in question. 

Initial survey data released today indicates that this is far from being the case. Even where CMOs do exist, they are not necessarily offering the licences that libraries need.

If confirmed, this data shows that without a further step - such as an exception that applies where CMOs do not exist - the EU's plans - as well as ECL projects elsewhere - are likely to make little difference. 

Download the initial results [pdf | word], as well as the script [pdf] and slides [pdf] of a presentation given at CopyCamp 2018. All comments and corrections to the data are welcome - contact us if you have suggestions. 

New 'Heading' at the 'Publications' page

IFLA - კვი, 07/10/2018 - 14:28

At the 'Publications' page a new 'Heading' is placed: 'Conference presentations'. Here you will find abstracts, powerpoints and full text of presentations given during section sessions at WLIC's

Now you will find WLIC 2018 Kuala Lumpur presentations

Children's Rights to Read

IFLA - პარ, 05/10/2018 - 13:01

Children deserve access to the education, opportunities, and resources needed to read. Be an advocate for every child, everywhere. Download the poster and learn more about every child's right to read here:

https://literacyworldwide.org/get-resources/childrens-rights-to-read

Margreet Wijnstroom (1922-2018)

IFLA - პარ, 05/10/2018 - 10:32

Dear Colleagues

It is with great sadness that IFLA notes the passing of our colleague and friend, former IFLA Secretary General Margreet Wijnstroom. Born 26 August 1922 in Bloemendaal, Netherlands, Margreet passed away at her home in Haarlem on 1 October 2018 at the age of 96.

From 1958 to 1970, Wijnstroom was General Secretary of the Centrale Vereniging voor Openbare Bibliotheken (VOB — Netherlands Central Association of Public Libraries). Active on IFLA Committees for many years, Margreet left the VOB to become IFLA Secretary General in 1971, a post she held until 1987. Not only was Margreet the first female IFLA Secretary General, she was also the first full-time Secretary General. She oversaw the move of IFLA Headquarters from the United Kingdom to the Netherlands in 1971 and over the course of the following 16 years she helped IFLA more than quadruple in size and strength.

Margreet’s real passion was to expand IFLA’s global engagement and to this end she gave particular attention to redefining librarianship in the developing world. Together with former President Else Granheim, Margreet was instrumental in establishing IFLA’s Action for Development through Libraries Programme (ALP), which continues today as the IFLA Library Development Programme (IFLA LDP), and has contributed significantly to improvements in libraries around the world.

During her tenure, Margreet worked to increase the size of IFLA’s membership, particularly in developing countries—which she wholeheartedly assisted to help reach their goals of self-determination and self-development through broader access to information. It was for this reason that the “Regional Library Development Fund”, which she helped establish in 1982 was renamed the “Margreet Wijnstroom Fund for Regional Library Development” after her retirement in 1987. Margreet selflessly donated 20,000 Dutch Guilders to the Fund which continues to this day. Its current objectives are to support library association’s work in African, Asian and Latin American countries, to involve library and information professionals from the developing world in IFLA’s professional groups and to support projects in these regions.

Margreet oversaw the establishment of several publications which still exist: De Gruyter’s IFLA Publications Series (1972), IFLA Annual, precursor to the IFLA Annual Report (1972), and IFLA Journal, which grew out of her own initiative (1974).

Following her retirement from IFLA in 1987, she stayed busy playing golf and writing six detective novels between 1990 and 2002. Margreet was awarded the honour of an Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau.

Margreet’s death is a great loss to all of us who knew her, especially those in IFLA and the Dutch library and information community. She will be greatly missed, and our thoughts are with her family and friends.

Gerald Leitner
Secretary General

Job Opening: Head of International Projects

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LIBER is Europe’s largest research library network. Our network consists mainly of university, national and special libraries. Together we help libraries support world-class research. LIBER was founded in 1971 and is based in The Hague. In November 2017, LIBER launched its new Strategy for 2018-2022: Research Libraries, Powering Sustainable Knowledge in the Digital Age. To…

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Copyright, Access and the SDGs: IFLA at the WIPO General Assembly

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The World Intellectual Property Organisation’s annual General Assembly saw exciting announcements around the Marrakesh Treaty, welcome support for better laws for libraries, archives and museums, and an emphasis, from Member States, on the need for intellectual property laws to support development.

IFLA attended the 2018 General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organisation on 24 September – 2 October in Geneva. This is an opportunity for ministers and senior officials responsible for intellectual property to meet, set priorities for the Organisation, and take key decisions.

 

Major Announcements

Significantly, it is also a moment for countries to announce their adherence to WIPO’s Treaties. As the Director General, Francis Gurry, underlined, the Marrakesh Treaty is the fastest moving of these.

The Treaty removes barriers to access to information for people with print disabilities. In one day, the European Union (including 28 Member States) and Japan both ratified, almost doubling the number of countries covered.

IFLA welcomes ratifications these developments, which are a vital step towards achieving concrete outcomes for people. It will be important to follow up with effective national legislation, and support libraries in their implementation. IFLA has updated its monitoring of national laws on Marrakesh, and produced a practical guide for libraries answering key questions around making use of the Treaty.

 

Continued Support for Libraries

The Assembly also discussed work at the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), where exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives are on the agenda. Many member states spoke up in favour of meaningful action to support our institutions in their work. Discussions around the action plans agreed at the last meeting will continue in November.

There are some concerns, meanwhile, around a proposed Treaty on broadcasting, which currently does not offer enough protection for the exceptions and limitations libraries need to carry out their public interest missions. An IFLA brief provides further information. 

 

IFLA, as always, is grateful to Member States at WIPO for their support, and looks forward to working further with them to make progress for libraries at all levels.

Read more about IFLA’s work at WIPO. Download IFLA's General Statement, and statements on SCCR and the Marrakesh Treaty.

Now available: presentations and papers from our IFLA WLIC 2018 session

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Many of our speakers at IFLA WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur have kindly shared their presentations from our session "Library services: empowering people to develop their inter-cultural identities" with us, so now we can share them with you.

Find all the available publications and papers from the session here.

IFLA 2018 Kuala Lumpur. SIG Library History Session held on Sunday, 26 August 2018

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SIG Library History Session on Transform Libraries, Transform Societies: Library Outreach to Marginalized Populations - Historical Perspectives.

The SIG Library History’s session at IFLA Kuala Lumpur was again early in the conference programme and it would seem that each year the number of competitive meetings and sessions increases. Yet the session was well attended and it was very interesting to have presenters from different parts of the world telling very different stories about outreach to marginalised populations over time with stories from the USA, Chile, China and Singapore delivered. Unfortunately our colleague from Zimbabwe was unable to be with us. Again our grateful thanks to the speakers for giving their presentations in good time so that there was space for some questions. From the feedback I’ve had, it would seem that the session was much appreciated.

I would also again like to thank the "Committee" who assisted me through emails in the preparation of the session.  It was lovely to catch up with two of them at the conference: Christy Zlatos and Parisa Pasyar, with Parisa also presenting a poster and being a conference volunteer.

And like other IFLA SIGs, Library History was recently reviewed by the IFLA Professional Committee and I was advised at the conference that the SIG has been given the go ahead for another 3 years.

The IFLA conference is always a great experience for me as it gives me the opportunity to experience life in other cities and countries, to meet colleagues from all parts of the world, and this time it was close to home, something that does not happen very often.  The planning for a SIG Library History session at IFLA 2019 will be underway very soon and I will keep you posted.

Dr Kerry Smith, FALIA, AM

Convenor, IFLA Library History SIG

 

Left to right: Sam Eddington (USA), Miguel Ángel Rivera Donoso (Chile), Kerry Smith (SIG Convenor - Australia), Lei Wang (China), and Brendan Luyt (Singapore)

A Glimpse of WLIC2018 Delegates Attending the Session 

Out Now: October 2018 issue of IFLA Journal

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​​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.3 (October 2018)

Special Issue on Privacy

Contents:
Guest Editorial

Privacy, libraries and the era of big data 167
Louise Cooke

Articles

Privacy awareness issues in user data collection by digital libraries 170
Elaine Parra Affonso and Ricardo César Gonçalves Sant'ana

Delisting and ethics in the library: Anticipating the future of librarianship in a world that forgets 183
Katie Chamberlain Kritikos

Encouraging patron adoption of privacy-protection technologies: Challenges for public libraries  195
Monica G. Maceli

Information disclosure, privacy behaviours, and attitudes regarding employer surveillance of social networking sites 203
Deirdre McGuinness and Anoush Simon

Privacy and libraries in the case of Japan  223
Yasuyo Inoue

Privacy, obfuscation, and propertization 229
Tony Doyle

Abstracts 240

 

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