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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

LIBER news - ხუთ, 04/10/2018 - 15:37

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…

The post Job Opening: Head of International Projects appeared first on LIBER.

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

IFLA - ხუთ, 04/10/2018 - 10:03

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

IFLA - ხუთ, 04/10/2018 - 01:11

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

IFLA - ოთხ, 03/10/2018 - 21:23

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

IFLA - ოთხ, 03/10/2018 - 15:49

​​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

 

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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The STL WLIC Libraries as Drivers for Open Access Wrap-Up!

IFLA - ოთხ, 03/10/2018 - 01:47
On August 26th, the Science and Technology Libraries section hosted three speakers in their first session of the conference, Libraries as Drivers for Open Access. Reggie Raju, Acting Executive Director of the University of Cape Town Libraries, presented, “From Green to Gold to Diamond: Open access’ return to social justice.” He reminded attendees of publishing’s past, why researchers want to engage in scholarly communications with one another through publications and how external publishers came in and saw it as a viable profit making endeavor. Over the past ten years, open access has made large strides in challenging this prohibitive commercial model. The movement from green and gold to diamond open access, with the library as publisher, can be directly tied to social justice imperatives, including access to information. To read more about the access models, the importance of the free flow of information and providing open access for the marginalized, see Raju’s full conference paper here: http://library.ifla.org/2220/1/092-raju-en.pdf   Mahmoud Khalifa, currently a PhD candidate at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, presented, "Open access monitoring and business model in Latin America and Middle East: a comparative study based on DOAJ data and criteria,” a paper he co-authored with Ivonne Lujano. He spoke on their project which collected data from the DOAJ database to analyze the business models, peer-review policies, and plagiarism screening policies of open access journals published in Latin America and the Middle East. After giving background on the DOAJ and it’s ambassador program (of which both authors were members of), he delved into specifics of each region’s publishing models. To see a complete  analysis, country-by-country, please read Khalifa and Lujano’s full paper here: http://library.ifla.org/2126/1/092-lujano-en.pdf   Patrick Danowski, Library Manager of the Institute of Science & Technology in Austria, presented, "Austrian Transition to Open Access,” a paper he co-authored with Andreas Ferus, Brigitte Kromp, and Rita Pinhasi. Danowski spoke on the project, Austrian Transition to Open Access (AT2OA), which aims to increase Austria’s OA publication output through new researcher support and the restructuring license agreements by 2025. The project runs from 2017 to 2020 and will investigate questions such as: Is there enough money in the system to support a transition to OA? What would be the effects for individual institutions? What does a good transitional contract with a publisher moving to OA look like? And how will this group measure success? To learn more about this project, see Danowski, Ferus, Kromp, and Pinhasi’s full paper here: http://library.ifla.org/2286/1/92-danowski-en.pdf   Other papers submitted but not presented can be found below.
  • "Open Access Books: an international collaboration to explore the practical implications for librarians of increasing access to scholarly research outputs," authored by Elsie Zhou, Leon Errelin, Sam Oakley, and Neil Smyth. http://library.ifla.org/2193/1/163-zhou-en.pdf
  • "Open Access Policies and Mandates: A Study of Their Implementation in Academic Institutions in India," authored by S Sudarshan Rao and N Laxman Rao. http://library.ifla.org/2128/1/092-rao-en.pdf
   

The STL WLIC Data Librarianship Wrap-Up!

IFLA - ოთხ, 03/10/2018 - 01:44
On August 27th, the Science and Technology Libraries section hosted 5 speakers for its Data Librarian: Needs and Qualifications section. Yun Dai from New York University Shanghai shared how they are, “Pushing the Boundaries of Data Services Ecosystem at an Academic Library.” At NYU Shanghai, the data services program is a mix of statistical and computing consulting and data librarianship where research get assistance in data discovery, cleaning, analysis, and visualization. She spoke on three different approaches they have implemented in forming and contributing to the data services ecosystem. To learn more about how they created an environment where technology is embedded in daily data services, how they partnered with other departments to develop data products and projects, and how they collaborated with university-wide initiatives to lead data literacy campaigns, see her full paper here: http://library.ifla.org/2154/1/139-dai-en.pdf   Hammad Rauf Khan from the University of North Texas, Denton presented his and Yunfei Du’s paper, “What is a Data Librarian? A Content Analysis of Job Advertisements for Data Librarians in the United States Academic Libraries.” Hammad and Du looked at 50 random data librarian job advertisements from ALA JobLIST, Indeed, Glassdoor, and IASSIST websites in order to understand what a data librarian is and what they need to know to perform their job. The skills most often required were the ability to provide research assistance, critical thinking and problem solving skills, knowledge of U.S. federal and proprietary data sources, and knowledge of proprietary or open source statistical software packages. To learn more about what this means for professionals and the LIS curriculum, read their full paper here: http://library.ifla.org/2255/1/139-khan-en.pdf   Megan Sapp Nelson of Purdue University and Abigail Goben from the University of Illinois at Chicago had a colleague present their paper, “Engaging Liaison Librarians: Identifying Impact of a Research Data Management Educational Intervention,” in which they discuss the assessment analysis of the first year of ACRL’s Research Data Management Road Show. The Road Show was developed to provide academic liaison and subject librarians an introduction to the fundamentals of research data management. Sapp Nelson and Goben created pre and post-Road Show surveys to assess initial and changing knowledge levels, practice and behaviors, and attitudes towards research data management. The survey data shows suggest that the Road Show is successfully providing training and is positively impacting their attitudes and skill levels. For a full review of their survey results and outcomes, see Sapp Nelson and Goben’s full paper here: http://library.ifla.org/2155/1/139-sappnelson-en.pdf   Anna Walek from the Gdansk University of Technology (GUT) discussed issues surround the role of data librarians, the impact of European Union grant programs and publisher guidelines on those roles, and how the creation of the Open Science Competence Centre at GUT will help meet these needs. Taking into consideration the data lifecycle, research data management plan requirements, open science practice and policy, and more, Wales discusses what services, events, and learning opportunities the Open Science Competence Centre hopes to provide. To learn more about all these issues, see Walek’s full paper, “Is data management a new “digitisation”? A change of the role of librarians int he context of changing academic libraries’ tasks” here: http://library.ifla.org/2247/1/139-walek-en.pdf   Rounding out the session was Angela Hamilton presenting her and Deena Yanofsky’s paper, “Investing and trading in strategic resources for academic data services: A case study.” Hamilton provided an overview of the strategic planning and establishment of research data services at their institution, the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTS). After a complement of librarians had developed a smattering of basic data skills and knowledge, it became clear that the library still needed a cohesive vision and leadership in order to meet the data needs of campus. Given the unique and varied demands of data librarians, data after all means very different things to different disciplines, the required skills and qualifications for UTS’ new data librarian position was too long and detailed resulting in a failed search with few applicants able to meet the requirements. After rethinking their position and true needs, the library was able to narrow in on what they really needed, a mid-career librarian with strong foundational data and professional librarian skills with a willingness to develop new skills as needed. To learn more about UTS’ journey to hiring a data librarian and developing a suite of data services, read the full paper here: http://library.ifla.org/2168/1/139-hamilton-en.pdf

E4GDH 2018 satellite meeting presentations and papers are now available

IFLA - სამ, 02/10/2018 - 22:24

The presentations and accompanying papers from our 2018 satellite meeting are now available, together with resource guides and training materials from the afternoon workshop on Finding the Evidence. Please visit the website for details.

The 2030 Arab Librarians: online program towards the road to the SDGs

IFLA - სამ, 02/10/2018 - 15:29


What were your goals?
  1. Raising awareness for Arab librarians in the MENA region on the UN2030 Agenda & Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
  2. Increasing the capacity of 31 Arab librarians from various countries across the MENA region (i.e. 11 countries) who are working in public & national libraries. The training covered participants from the following countries: Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Palestine Lebanon, Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Qatar. Special focusing was given to countries that weren't represented in IFLA-IAP regional workshops such as (Sudan, Morocco, Yemen);
  3. Building an online platform to provide the e-training program in Arabic language which will cover three main components:
  • The UN2030 Agenda & SDGs
  • Advocacy
  • Group projects (teams will be performed from the participants to apply a service/activity that support SDGs in their libraries)
  1. Improving Arab librarians' skills in advocacy to encourage their participation with the policymaker on SDG issues;
  2. Networking between Arab librarians from the MENA region to generate and exchange ideas, creative thoughts and activities for enhancing their plans to promote the UN2030 Agenda & SDGs in the future by their libraries;
  3. Planning activities that support the SDGs.
How did you plan to make this happen?

AFLI applied the e-training program to achieve its goals through: 

A. Online activities:

1. Learning website:

The work on the Moodle learning website started on 6 Jan 2018 by dedicating the work domain, installing the system and testing the training platform to provide the participants with the learning modules that became available 24/7 before the beginning of the e-training course, it's worth mentioning that this process was in parallel with announcing the call and participants selection process. Online learning modules are already available.

The training was extensive for 12 weeks and the website offered the following modules in Arabic language:

  1. Getting started and Tech check (1 -3 May 2018).
  2. Advocacy (4 May 2018 – 21 Jun. 2018).
  3. The UN2030 Agenda & SDGs (16 Apr 2018 – 30 June 2018).

2. Forums:

Dedicated workspace for each module were given to the participants to demonstrate their understanding of the training materials & to communicate with each other (9 forums in total).

3. Webinars:

Two webinars were conducted to facilitate the e-learning process and help librarians understand and achieve more interaction with libraries & SDGs module.

  1. "The role of professional associations and federations specialized in libraries and information in sustainable development" by Dr. Khaled el Halaby (President of the Arab Federation for Libraries & Information "AFLI") on Thursday, 19 July 2018.
  2. "The role of libraries in supporting sustainable development: proposed practical ideas" by Prof. Hassan Alserehiy (past President of AFLI) on Friday, 20 July 2018.
B. In-person activities

A Workshop was conducted in July 28-29, 2018 to 11 participants in Egypt, the librarians were selected according to their effective participation in the modules, their performance was evaluated by the program coordinators. Workshops lasted for two days and included the following sessions:

Day one (Saturday, 28 July 2018):

  • Welcoming remarks by Dr. Heba Mohamed Ismail (Program Manager);
  • AFLI president speech: Dr. Khaled El Halaby talked about the criteria for selecting the convening' attendee which is their performance and grades through the learning modules, he encouraged the participants to disseminate what they learned during the online training course among their colleagues in their countries as they are now considered the ambassadors for the profession;
  • Libraries as a key partners in community development: role of Libraries in achieving the SDGs by Dina Youssef (Director, IFLA-CASL, Library of Alexandria);
  • Misr Public Library & the SDGs by Mr. Ahmed Aman (Deputy Director of Misr Public Library);
  • Library plans and programs to support SDGs (participants' presentations "part-one"): the participants were able to demonstrate their presentations of library plans and programs to support SDGs;
  • Role-playing moderated by Mona Ayoub (Program Coordinator): A technique that allows the participants to explore realistic situations by interacting with other people in a managed way in order to develop experience and trying different strategies in a supported environment.

Day Two (Sunday, 29 July 2018):

  • Library plans and programs to support SDGs (participants' presentations, "part-two");
  • How activity by Professor Emad Saleh (Learning Coordinator): The activity aims to identify the problems of activating & energizing the role of Arab libraries in supporting & achieving the SDGs from the trainees' point of view, and to exchange experiences on mechanisms and solutions to overcome these problems.
How did it work?

For sure the time of the project was less than expected; at least 9 months should devote to a similar project. In addition, there were shortages of the budget, which directly affected the limited time of the course and affected the traveling expenses to gather all the trainees at the final meeting so only 11 trainees were invited whom had the best performance and grades during the course.

It was also planned to have eight to ten groups final projects to reflect the skills which obtained during the course and to strengthening the relations and collaboration between trainees, especially with some logistic concerning the region like time differences between East & West and poor internet connectivity in some other countries, all that also affected the project and due to the shortage of time it was moved to personal and individual plans.

The programme was very effective. It was a learning experience which provided the participants with the opportunity to synthesize knowledge about advocacy and SDGs from various areas of learning, critically and creatively apply it to real life situations in their libraries.

The programme challenged the participants to think beyond the boundaries of their libraries, helping them develop the skills necessary for success in conducting SDGs programs, as the learning environment was designed to help the participants question, analyze, evaluate, and extrapolate their plans, conclusions, and ideas, leading them to higher–order thinking. This result was obviously achieved from the evaluation and feedback obtained from the participants in measuring their knowledge when comparing between their response in the pre & post survey conducted.

How did you use communications during the project?

We used different means of communications:

  1. The program was provided for the participants through Moodle learning platform and we use the following features:
    • Announcements Forum (previously called News Forum) 
    • Discussion Forums / chats
    • Messaging (email) through Moodle
  2. Formal emails
  3. Webinars
  4. Regional meeting (for 11 participants)
  5. Facebook Messenger
  6. WhatsApp group (the group is still available after the closure of the program to follow up with the trainee)
  7. Telephone calls (between the programme staff)
What did you learn in the process?

A number of lessons were learned, including:

  1. Online training programs should be at least nine months as choosing and selecting participants takes time;
  2. Adjusting the course timing to suit librarians and avoid summer time as it consider as rush months for public librarians;
  3. A sufficient fund should be dedicated to similar projects at least triple the amount to cover, especially travel expenses, accommodations for all the program participants;
  4. Motivation, ambitions, enthusiasm, and experiences gained after the final regional convening which emphasis on the importance of engaging all the trainees in the final meeting of the program;
  5. Organize some field visits to the major libraries such as Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the final meeting should be considered to see the implementation of the activities that support SDGs;
  6. All the geopolitics condition and the location of the training should be considered from the beginning of the preparation of the proposal;
  7. A flexible skim of expenses should be exists in the proposals to face any unexpected situation.
What are your next steps?

Because of the project's success, the project team has in mind some follow-up activities to ensure sustainability:

  1. Gathering representatives of the trainees in the coming professional meeting of IFLA-AFLI and AFLI annual meeting;
  2. Sustain the platform which contains modules and making it available to all professional library associations to conduct similar training for librarians in the region;
  3. Supporting the efforts of the professional national associations in LIS to organise seminars and meeting conducted by the trainees on Advocacy & SDGs in every country in the region;
  4. Supporting and encouraging all the trainees to implement their final plans in their libraries by establishing Facebook group, especially between trainees and project team to trace and enhance their activities;
  5. Supporting and encouraging all trainees to link between their programs; activities and events with appropriate SDGs;
  6. Encouraging the trainees to share their SDGs stories on the IFLA Library Map of the world to show their impact on communities and people’s lives.

Legal research skills on human rights cases

eifl licensing news - სამ, 02/10/2018 - 14:41

Ruth Bird, EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project Capacity Building Manager, will train librarians from universities in Yangon on legal research and how to make the best use of the legal e-resources provided through the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project.

2018 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

IFLA - სამ, 02/10/2018 - 11:25

The 2018 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage will take place on October 27, and has the theme “Your Story is Moving”.

 

Here is what UNESCO says about the theme:

“This theme allows for plenty of scope for a wide variety of activities based on stories that are preserved in audiovisual archives -- people’s stories or narratives that enable heritage to be passed on to the next generation. At the same time, the theme also invokes the emotional connections and meanings people may derive from appreciating audiovisual heritage. It enlivens such heritage as a shared story binding people in a common humanity, moving them, so to speak, to higher levels of understanding of and respect for the other.”

 

Like last year Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) has made a dedicated page, http://www.ccaaa.org/WDAVH2018, for The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, were you can add and share your events.

 

So please join the celebration of #WDAVH2018

Satellite meeting on “Inclusive Library Services for Children and Young Adults” in Singapore

IFLA - ორშ, 01/10/2018 - 13:01

They held the meeting on August 23rd 2018, one day before the World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) opened in Kuala Lumpur. There was a good variety of topics, ranging from establishing successful community partnerships, to capacity development, and designing inclusive spaces with accessible collections. These met the needs of the participants who were very interested in developing more wide-ranging services for the children and young adults with special needs. What especially appeared to strike a chord with the participants were the various ways organizations supported their staff in providing specialized services and programmes to children and young adults with disabilities through collaboration and training.

The 140 participants from 11 countries (including Egypt, Japan, Russia, Norway, Kenya and the United States) met at the National Library building in Singapore. Both the local and international participants gave very good feedback. They gained new knowledge from the speakers, were able to exchange innovative ideas, and discover good practices. The satellite meeting also provided them with an excellent opportunity to forge new connections and potential partnerships.

The satellite papers are now published in the IFLA Library http://library.ifla.org/view/conferences/2018/2018-08-23/877.html

The speakers' presentations for the satellite meeting are available on the website of the Section “Library Services to People with Special Needs” (LSN) https://www.ifla.org/node/71276

Call for Nominations for Section Standing Committees August 2019 – August 2023

IFLA - ორშ, 01/10/2018 - 11:58

Nominations for candidates to serve on the Standing Committees for the period from August 2019 to August 2023

DEADLINE: 03 January 2019

See also:

How do I nominate?

Attached to the letter mailed out to IFLA Members you will find a Nomination form which bears the name of you or your organisation.

  1. Make copies of this form if you want to nominate candidates for the Standing Committees of more than one Section. DO NOT use a nomination form supplied by any other IFLA Member and do not make copies of your nomination form for use by other Members.
  2. Complete the nomination form. For Association, Institutional Members, Institutional and Association Affiliates: make sure that it is signed by the authorised signatory. One nominator is sufficient. It does not have to be seconded.
  3. Obtain the consent of your nominee and ask them to complete the Nominee Consent Form
  4. Send it to IFLA Headquarters by email, fax or post; only signed forms are valid. A confirmation of receipt will be sent only if requested.
IMPORTANT  NOTICE:
  • Send each nomination in a SEPARATE email,
  • PDF attachments larger than 30MB will automatically bounce and won’t make it through the IFLA Headquarters email server,
  • IFLA will not make exceptions to the deadline.
What is the deadline?

Nomination forms must reach IFLA Headquarters 03 January 2019, no late nominations will be accepted. Nominations must be accompanied by or match the nominee consent form (which can be returned separately, but must also reach IFLA Headquarters on or before the deadline).

What makes an effective Standing Committee member?

IFLA’s Section Standing Committees drive forward and carry out IFLA’s professional activities.

Each individual member of a Standing Committees is expected to contribute time and energy towards achieving the goals set out in the Action Plan for that Section. They are expected to attend all meetings of the Standing Committee without cost to IFLA, and to contribute to the work and virtual communication of the Committee.

It is useful if a Standing Committee member is also in a position to be both an ambassador for the IFLA Section in their own country and to represent the views and ideas of the country on the IFLA Standing Committee. This means being able to disseminate the Section's news, requests, calls, project information, etc. within their own country and to be a conduit for their country to bring to the Section’s Standing Committee suggestions, views, news, written reports, ideas for projects, translations, etc.

Skills and attributes

A nominee for a Standing Committee position should:

  • have expertise and interest in the field of the Section;
  • be able to communicate in the main language used by the Section’s Standing Committee in order to be able to contribute to work and discussions;
  • have a willingness and ability to devote time and energy to the role to perform their IFLA commitments – this is usually several hours per month;
  • have financial support and time allowance to attend physical meetings of the Standing Committee (see immediately below)
  • act with respect, trust, confidentiality and transparency within the Committee and recognise the need to protect personal and privileged information. When considering Committee matters, Standing Committee members 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 a Standing Committee position should:

  • attend and participate in business meetings each year from the moment of their election up to and including the next four years, which means they should attend five World Library and Information Congresses in total.
  • contribute actively to projects, which might include planning events, revising guidelines or standards, preparing translations, assisting in the production of advocacy materials or other documents;
  • contribute ideas and leadership for the direction of the Section’s work;
  • be able to communicate on behalf of the Section, whether that is by contributing to, or managing, social media, mailing lists, web pages, etc;
  • participate in and respond to online communication of the Standing Committee during the year, for example, via email, conference calls, and document sharing and collaboration;
  • contribute to the planning and delivery of the Section’s participation in the annual World Library and Information Congress.

You may nominate yourself, a member of your staff, or a person in another organisation or another country who is known to have the required skills and interest in serving.

Those elected to a Standing Committee serve in a personal capacity. A candidate does not have to be a member of IFLA (or be employed by, or be affiliated with a Member of IFLA).

Nominating a candidate does not require you to take any responsibility for that candidate, whether elected or not. However, if you are the employer of that candidate you should discuss with the candidate how time and financial support (if any) will be provided to enable full participation in the Standing Committee.

You are invited to contact the current Chair of the Section if you would like to enquire about the appropriateness of a nominee for a position on the Standing Committee.

Participating in meetings of the Standing Committee

Standing Committee members must have a reasonable expectation of being able to attend meetings of the Standing Committee at no expense to IFLA.

Standing Committee members are expected to attend meetings each year from the moment of their election up to and including the next four years, which means they should attend five Congresses in total. Congresses take place in August each year in different locations around the world (Athens in 2019, Auckland in 2020 and future years still to be determined).

The business meetings are scheduled as part of the annual IFLA World Library and Information Congress programme. The business meetings for the Standing Committee members begin on Saturday before the official start of the Congress and usually go on until Thursday of the Congress week.

During the year, Standing Committee business is conducted by email and other virtual means and Standing Committee members should have time, either during their working time, or voluntarily during their own time, to contribute regularly to these discussions.

Some Standing Committees hold mid-year meetings by agreement of the Committee members. Standing Committee members must be able to arrange their own travel plans accordingly.

Because most Standing Committees conduct business meetings and online communication in English, a command of English is extremely helpful, but it is not an absolute requirement. The working languages of IFLA are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian, and Spanish.

What benefit is there for a nominee and their employer?

Serving on a Standing Committee provides opportunities for an individual’s professional development, networking with colleagues from many different countries, and helping to advance the profession in specific areas of practice.

Standing Committee members will often develop skills in:

  • strategy, planning and management
  • leadership
  • knowledge sharing
  • research skills
  • advocacy
  • communication
  • ethics, diplomacy and respect for cultural differences
  • networking and partnership development.

The individual will be able to bring ideas and examples of best practice in their field back to the workplace, and will develop a network of contacts for widening their horizon.

Through an employee’s participation in an IFLA Standing Committee, the employer can influence the direction of worldwide activity in that area of library and information work, contributing to the thoughts and ideas that will influence decision makers within and outside the profession.

Who can nominate a candidate?

IFLA’s professional programme consists mainly of Sections. Each Section’s activity is governed and carried out by an elected Standing Committee.

The following IFLA Members may nominate a candidate for election to the Standing Committee of each Section for which the Member is registered:

  • The authorised signatory (see NOTE below) of an Association or Institutional Member.
  • Institutional Affiliate,
  • Individual Affiliate,
  • Association Affiliate,
  • Honorary Fellows.

NOTE: the authorised signatory is the individual who is 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 we can re-issue the form.

The nominating Member must have paid all membership fees in full for 2018 and not be in arrears, with the exception of Honorary Fellows.

How many candidates may I nominate and for which Standing Committees?

You may nominate ONE candidate for the Standing Committee of EACH Section for which you are registered. IFLA Sections for which you are registered are listed on the attached nomination form.

I have been approached to ask if I will nominate someone

Nominating someone implies no commitment to support that candidate in any way and you do not have to know the candidate personally. You will need to communicate with the candidate in order to complete the nomination forms but your relationship with them can end there.

We suggest you first investigate whether the candidate would be a good nominee (see above) before agreeing to nominate them.

From time to time, the Chair of a Section may become aware of a good, potential candidate who does not have a nominator and may ask if you are willing to nominate them. Doing so will help support the current Chair in building a strong Standing Committee.

Nominating a candidate does not require you to take any responsibility for that candidate, whether elected or not.

Who may not be nominated

The following persons may NOT be nominated for the period 2019-2023:

  • persons who are currently serving on a Standing Committee for the period 2017-2021
  • persons who are currently serving their second consecutive (and final) Term on a Standing Committee for the period 2015-2019.

No one may be a member of more than one Standing Committee at the same time except a member of the Standing Committee of a regional section (Africa, Asia and Oceania, and Latin America & the Caribbean) who may be a member of one other Standing Committee.

To see those currently serving on the Standing Committees of the various Sections, please look at the Activities and Groups webpage.

Individuals completing their second term on a committee who are interested in serving a term on a different Standing Committee should make their desire known to a member eligible to make a nomination or the Standing Committee Chair.

What happens after the nominations have been received?

Each Section may have up to 20 persons serving on its Standing Committee. If the number of candidates for any Section exceeds the number of vacancies, a postal ballot will be held after the close of nominations. The postal ballot will be sent out in February 2019. If the number of candidates does not exceed the number of vacancies, then there will not be an election and eligible nominees are automatically appointed to the Section Standing Committee. These nominees will receive a letter confirming their appointment and election.

How do I nominate a candidate for a Section of which I’m not a member?

You may have a colleague in your organisation or know a colleague who could make a great contribution to a Section, but you or your organisation is not a member of that Section. There are two possible solutions:

  1. Register yourself or your organisation for the Section.
    You may choose to replace one of your current section registrations, or you may add the section to your existing total. For registration in an additional section, there is a charge of EUR 60 for each extra section. This amount must be paid before the nomination deadline in order for the nomination to be valid.
  2. Identify another Member who is registered for the Section.You can contact the Chair or Secretary of the Section concerned and suggest that they look for a Member to nominate the person you have in mind. Sections, particularly smaller ones, are often anxious to identify potential candidates and will be grateful for your suggestions.

Please be aware that IFLA, according to the European Union General Data Protection Regulation, is not allowed to publish or provide member contact details without the prior consent of the member concerned.

Gerald Leitner
Secretary General

Federated Identity Management for Libraries: Why and How

LIBER news - პარ, 28/09/2018 - 10:35

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) will build a trusted environment for open cross-disciplinary research in Europe. Millions of researchers, science and technology professionals will be able to use the EOSC, and they will be supported by libraries in their natural roles as champions of Open Science infrastructures and tools, promotors of best practices and…

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IFLA Metropolitan Libraries Short Film Award 2018: See you next year!

IFLA - ოთხ, 26/09/2018 - 19:02

During the IFLA World Library and Information Congress, on 27 August, the selection of videos for the IFLA Metropolitan Libraries Short Film Award 2018 were projected at the Expo Pavilion / Tech Lab, in front of about 40 people.

On the same day, the winner was announced:

Books in the Cloud

produced by Beit Ariela "Shaar Zion" Library (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Due to visa issues, the librarians which produced the winning video were not able to attend, but they will use the prize money - offered by the Free Library of Philadelphia and Pikes Peak Library District - to travel to the next World Library and Information Congress in Athens.

15 videos from 10 countries

All the concurring videos are available for movie nights in your library. The total length is about 70 minutes. You can watch them at the YouTube channel A Corto di Libri:

  1. Urban Art - Rome
  2. What do users say about library services for people experiencing homelessness? / Sto kazu korisnici knjižničnih usluga za osobe s iskustvom života u Beskućništvu? – Zagreb
  3. Books are my weapon – New York City
  4. The place of the stories / Il posto delle storie – Rome
  5. Rome City Libraries living culture / Biblioteche di Roma cultura viva – Rome
  6. Little moments big impact - Brisbane
  7. Bucsity - Milan
  8. Moment with a book - Prague
  9. Wanderlust - Milan
  10. Sing a song for public libraries / Halk Kütüphanem İçin Söyle – Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Eskişehir, Hatay, Istanbul, Konya, Şahinbey
  11. Project Library Planet / киноальманах планета библиотек - Oslo
  12. Libraries make Guangzhou a nicer place / 图书馆使广州在更好的地方 – Guangzhou
  13. Buccinasco Public Library / Biblioteca di Buccinasco - Milan
  14. Martin Luther King, the broken dream? / Martin Luther King, le rêve brisé? - Lyon
  15. Books in the cloud – Tel Aviv
From Turkey to Kuala Lumpur

One of the participating video has a special story to tell.

The project Sing a folk song for Public Libraries was launched and completed in 2017 with the goal of raising awareness about public libraries in Turkish society, using the power of YouTube and video.

Inspired from the popular project Play for nature, the board members of the Public Libraries Platform and Erol Yılmaz, professor of librarianship with a passion for Turkish folk music, decided to gather and train a number of librarians to sing a Turkish folk song. They all entered the recording studio in the same day and the result is a fantastic video:

https://youtu.be/VGzqLZR_fng 

which was watched by over 11.600 people.

After participating to "A Corto di Libri" and being selected for the IFLA Metropolitan Libraries Short Film Award 2018, Erol Yılmaz (in the photo to the above) brought the project to the IFLA Congress in Kuala Lumpur as a poster.

Your ideas matter! Contribute to the Ideas Store before 31 October

IFLA - ოთხ, 26/09/2018 - 10:00

IFLA is building a new and forward-looking strategy from the bottom up, one that will shape its key actions.  By contributing to the Ideas Store, you have the opportunity to help define the future direction of IFLA. As library and information professionals, it’s therefore your strategy. And, crucially, it depends on your participation.

Be a part of our future

We need your ideas to turn the Global Vision’s ten opportunities into reality. This is your chance to contribute to the collective vision for the library field of the future.

Everyone is welcome to contribute ideas that will help define the strategy: individual librarians, associations, institutions, library supporters, and others. Our platform is translated into, and accepts submissions in all seven IFLA languages. Wherever you are, we want to hear your voice!

IFLA is building a new strategy from the bottom up, but we’re just at the beginning. For the realisation of all the great opportunities which the Global Vision Report identifies, we need your ideas for actions. We need all of you.
Gerald Leitner, IFLA Secretary General

Next Steps

All submitted ideas will be collected and thoroughly analysed by a team of experts.  During the first week of December, the IFLA Governing Board will then take your ideas to help inform the IFLA Strategy and Actions for 2019-2024.

After completing these steps, we will then make the ideas available on the Ideas Store website—creating a storehouse of inspirational ideas available to all librarians around the world. In January 2019, new working groups will be established to further develop our strategy, including through our professional units.                  

All ideas are welcome. We’ve heard from many of you and in order to give you more time to mobilise your communities and share your ideas for actions, we have extended the deadline. But hurry!  You have until 31 October 2018 to take part in the largest global discussion the library field has ever seen, and help us build a strategy that works for you. Any ideas submitted after this date will still help colleagues around the world, but will be too late to feed into this round of strategic planning!

So, you have an idea for IFLA’s Global Vision Ideas Store? Let’s hear from you! Visit ideas.ifla.org and submit yours now!

Working Together for Legislative Change: IFLA Engages at Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest

IFLA - ორშ, 24/09/2018 - 20:12

Copyright, together with other intellectual property rights, seeks to promote creativity and innovation by giving the creator or rightsholder a monopoly of rights, or exclusive rights over the work.

Whereas a certain degree of protection might be needed, excessive protection has counterproductive consequences. Instead of fostering creativity, it risks stopping it. More protection is likely to mean less access and re-use by the end-user, and therefore less benefit by society.

The 5th Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest (American University, Washington D.C., September 27-29) will bring together many stakeholders interested in the intersection between these two matters.

Libraries, who have a mission to provide democratic and equitable access to information, are strong defenders of such balance. 

In order to underline the role that libraries play in shaping fair copyright laws worldwide, IFLA will lead a workshop entitled “Out of the Stacks: A World Tour of Library, Archive and Museum Copyright Reform”.

A panel composed of Teresa Hackett (EIFL), Evelin Heidel (Creative Commons), Mariana Valente (InternetLab), Jean Dryden (ICA) and Paul Keller (Kennisland/Communia) will give an update on current copyright reforms relevant to libraries, archives and museums, from different regional and national perspectives. Because cooperation and coordination are key in to push for the right copyright reforms, the workshop will encourage sharing of information and reflection on joint action around advocacy for better copyright for our institutions.

If you are at the Global Congress, join the discussion on Thursday 27 September, 1pm – 1:50 pm (room AUWCL YT15), or tweet about #Copyright4Libraries.

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