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Call for nominations to the IFLAPARL Standing Committee

IFLA - ორშ, 03/12/2018 - 16:52

Nomination forms for elections to the Standing Committee will have been mailed out by IFLA to all paid-up libraries, institutions and members, using the contact names & adresses supplied on the membership form.  Please note:

  • You can nominate anyone - they do not have to be members of the section or even IFLA.  But they do need to be individuals who will actively contribute to the work of the Section and attend Standing Committee meetings at the IFLA Congress.
  • You can nominate yourself.
  • You have to use the form that was sent to your institution or library.
  • You have to obtain the consent of the person you are nominating and they have to complete the online Nominee Consent Form.
  • Nomination forms can be sent to IFLA by email, fax or post.  They must be submitted to IFLA HQ by 3rd January 2019.

​In our current Standing Committee:

  • Lillian Gassie, Eduardo Goldstein and Dianne Heriot have all served the maximum of two consecutive terms on the Standing Committee and therefore are not eligible for re-election this year.

  • Karin Finer, Cecilia Izquierdo, Ida Kelemen, Adama Kone, Paola Mandillo, Chama Mfula, Hiroyuki Okuyama, Iain Watt and Steve Wise come to the end of their first term on the Standing Committee this year.  They are all eligible for re-election if nominated. 

Further information on the nomination and election process can be found on the main IFLA website.

Editor's Note

IFLA - ორშ, 03/12/2018 - 13:39

Hello everyone,
Welcome to the third issue of IFLA Asia & Oceania electronic newsletters. 
In this issue, we feature the exciting happenings at the 2018 WLIC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as well as other events in the Asia & Oceania region. 
With the year coming to an end, do spend some time catching up with friends and your loved ones too.
Cheers and enjoy reading.

Soh Lin Li
Manager
IFLA Regional Office for Asia and Oceania  

 

Asia Oceania at IFLA WLIC 2018

IFLA - ორშ, 03/12/2018 - 13:36

IFLA WLIC 2018 with the theme “Transform Libraries, Transform Societies”, jointly organised by IFLA, Librarians Association of Malaysia (PPM) and the National Library of Malaysia was successfully held from 24 to 30 August 2018 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). The Congress was strongly supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia and Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB).  

WLIC 2018 attracted 3,520 attendees from 102 countries with seven of the top ten represented countries from the Asia Oceania region that is Singapore (160), China (155), Australia (86), Korea, Republic of (76), Indonesia (74), Japan (68) and Malaysia (1,241).  For the first time in the history of WLIC, Bangladesh sent 23 delegates to the Congress. There were 2 plenary sessions, 249 sessions and 220 papers presented during the entire Congress. 

 

In conjunction with IFLA WLIC 2018, Satellite Meetings were successfully held throughout Malaysia and neighbouring countries either before or after the Congress. A total of 17 satellite Meetings were held with 15 in Malaysia and a satellite Meeting each in Singapore and Calcutta, India. 

The ASEAN CAUCUS, jointly organised by the National Library of Malaysia and the National Library Board, Singapore, was successfully held on 25 August 2018 at the KLCC. 475 participants attended the session that went very well. Some of the feedback from IFLA and attendees as a testimony of the best IFLA WLIC ever held.

IFLA WLIC 2018 was deemed as an “outstanding” success and the “very best that I have ever seen in my 25 years in IFLA.”
Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, IFLA President

Attending an IFLA Conference for the second time was a great experience for me on the personal and professional level. Malaysia offered us an incomparable Convention Centre, hospitality, conference quality and a great opportunity to familiarise us with the culture and history of the country."
Iro Tzorpatzaki, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki

Although I have attended many IFLA Congresses, each one is special to me and is linked to the city, the culture and the people.  Kuala Lumpur had a wonderful conference venue, a friendly atmosphere, a surreal skyline, great food and very good conference sessions. The organising committee had done a great job."
Alexandra Papazoglou

It was my first visit to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia although it was my 10th time attending an IFLA WLIC. Year by Year, my belief that the IFLA conference is a lifelong learning course for me becomes stronger. The WLIC 2018 added a new dimension to my experiences from attending the WLIC."
Eva Semertzaki

Report on ASEAN Caucus held during the 84th IFLA World Library and Information Congress held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), 24 – 30 August 2018.

IFLA - ორშ, 03/12/2018 - 13:20

The ASEAN CAUCUS, jointly organised by the National Library of Malaysia and National Library Board, Singapore, was held on 25 August 2018. The session took place at The Plenary Theatre of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Malaysia. 
The session had a full house attendance Mr Hasbollah Atan from the Perdana University and the President of the IPI Aceh Branch opened the session and shared the development of libraries in Aceh after the Tsunami. The libraries required a lot of help to re-build from what was left after the disaster. Libraries are not only places where people turn to for books, but it is also a place where the communities gathered to build faith and goodwill together after a calamity. Libraries are places which are dearly needed in developing countries to improve literacy, especially in ASEAN, due to the education level and economic conditions in the region. 

 

Full house attendance for ASEAN Caucus with 475 participants

After the sharing session on ACEH libraries, Mr Chopra Singh, Managing Director of Civica Singapore gave a talk on the services provided by them. 

The session ended with IFLA Regional Office Manager, sharing about how libraries can contribute to the IFLA Library Mao of the World that demonstrate the contribution of libraries in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The attendees were treated with lunch sponsored by Civica Singapore. 
Overall, the ASEAN CAUCAS was very well received by the participants. 

 

Asia and Oceania Open Session at the 84th IFLA World Library and Information Congress held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), 24 – 30 August 2018

IFLA - ორშ, 03/12/2018 - 13:09

Nearly 100 abstracts were received from the authors in Asia and Oceania region and beyond for the Open Session of the Asia and Oceania Section at IFLA 2018 in Kuala Lumpur in response to the theme "Libraries Transformed to Transform Their Communities (Society)". After a long and vigorous review process, the Programme Committee finalized six papers for presentation and confirmed Dr B Shadrach, a Public Library Consultant in India, as the keynote speaker.

The much anticipated Open Session was held on 28 August 2018 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The number of attendees reached a new high of around 300 delegates.

Dr. B Sadrach in his thoughtful and inspiring keynote talk introduced an overall approach to transforming libraries to transform societies. The other five presentations showcased the different ways in which different types of libraries in various parts of Asia and Oceania re-positioned themselves to contribute to the social, educational and economic development of the communities they serve. Details can be seen from the list of topics below:

Keynote Talk:

Transforming Libraries to transform societies: Where do we begin?

B Sadrach, Public Library Consultant, India

Presentation/paper title:

1.  Full STEAM ahead: Empowering and catalyzing creative thinking and social entrepreneurial skills of the community through library makerspace

Donna Lyn G. Labangon, Libraries, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. Randolf D. Mariano, American Spaces, U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, Manila, Philippines

2.  The SolarSPELL Offline Digital library

Kristen Linzy & Laura Hosman, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA.

3.  Community Library Spaces for Promoting Reading for Pleasure in Thailand -

Chommanaad Boonaree, Anne Goulding & Philip Calvert, School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.

4.  Identifying the role of open access information in attaining the UN Sustainable Development Goals -

Jayshree Mamtora, Research Services Coordinator & Prashant Pandey, Acting Director, Office of Library Services, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory 0909, Australia

5.  New Styles of “Reading Space” as the Way to expand Public Library Service in China and Japan.

Xiaofang Zhang; Ph.D Candidate, Department of Information Management, Peking University.  Dr. Takashi Nagatsuka, Professor Emeritus, Tsurumi University, Japan.

 

Following the presentations, the floor was opened to the audience. Participants and presenters had a warm discussion and the session concluded in good time with success and joy.

Dil Ruksana Basunia’s Experience at her First IFLA Congress 2018 in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

IFLA - ორშ, 03/12/2018 - 13:01

One of my biggest professional dreams came true when I was awarded the “IFLA, ARL Grant Winner 2018” to attend the IFLA WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 24 to 30 August 2018. I have always desired to attend the IFLA Congress. Being selected for this grant was like a dream comes true for me.  I had the opportunity to meet other library professionals around the world. I am keen to put into practice everything that I had learnt through the program. 


My IFLA WLIC 2018 experience
Newcomers Session: At the Newcomer Session, Gloria Perez-Salmeron (IFLA President), Christine Mackenzie (IFLA President-elect) and Gerald Leitner (IFLA Secretary-General) welcomed the new comers.   The new comers were encouraged to attend a mixture of sessions. With this, I made a conscious decision to explore as many different conference tracks as possible.                        

Opening Session: The Opening Ceremony reflected the IFLA’s WLIC 2018 theme “Transform libraries: Transform Societies” in the context of Malaysia. IFLA President, Secretary General and Government. officials of Malaysia gave speeches. There was a special message from the Honourable Tun Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohammad, The Prime Minister of Malaysia.   

IFLA Highlights: The IFLA Highlights Session was the quickest way to find out all about the IFLA’S main projects and initiatives. The IFLA WLIC 2018 was attended by more than 3500 participants from over 112 different countries. IFLA’s two initiated projects on Global Vision and Library Map of the World were also discussed during this session.  

Exhibition: There were an estimated 70 booths in the exhibition hall. Some of the exhibitors included Digital Books, American Library Association (ALA), Bibliotheca, EBSCO, Elsevier, IEEE Explore Digital Library, IFLA and IFLA WLIC 2019 Athens, OCLC, Oxford University Press, ProQuest, SAGE Publishing, Taylor and Francis Groups, Wiley, etc.        

Poster Presentation: Posters were an idea festival. There were approximately 122 unique poster presentations. The IFLA conference participants had the opportunity to learn from Poster Presenters on the new ideas, service concepts and programs during the Poster Sessions. 

Establish Networking with International Librarians and Professional Bodies:  During the congress time, I have met with many librarians from all over the world. I also had the opportunity to network with colleagues from the professional bodies such as IFLA, American Library Association (ALA), OCLC, and Library Associations of different countries: Russia, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the National Library Board Singapore etc. 

Photos with International Library Professionals and Professional Body Members

 

Twin Tower Sky Bridge visit and Cultural Program at MaTiC

IFLA WLIC 2018 was one of the highlights of my career.  I had a great experience for the duration of the conference. By meeting with library professionals around the world, I have gained a wealth of knowledge and have been inspired by many of them. I plan to put some of my IFLA WLIC 2018 experience in my current role as Deputy University Librarian. My attendance at the IFLA Congress has helped boost my professional confidence which would always have a great impact in my future career endeavor. 

IFLA WLIC 2018 KUALA LUMPUR: SATELLITE MEETINGS

IFLA - ორშ, 03/12/2018 - 05:47

In conjunction with the recent IFLA WLIC 2018 held in Kuala Lumpur, Satellite Meetings (SMs) were held throughout Malaysia and neighbouring countries either before or after the Congress. These Meetings were organized by the various IFLA Sections/Special Interest Groups (SIGs) in partnership with local host organizations. Through these SMs, the IFLA Sections/SIGs had more time to focus their discussions on specific topics. It also provided an opportunity for them to engage with the locals who were not be able to attend the Congress or are involved in other IFLA-related activities. Most of the SMs took place within Kuala Lumpur or at most, within 3 hours’ flight travel time or 6 hours' over-land travel time to Kuala Lumpur.  

Even though IFLA has 44 Sections and 17 SIGs, not every Section/SIG holds a SM every year. For this year’s Congress, 17 SMs were held. Of these, 4 SMs were jointly organized by 2 professional units. One SM each was held in Calcutta, India and Singapore. Of the15 held in Malaysia, 10 were in Kuala Lumpur, and 1 each in Bangi, Salak Tinggi, Shah Alam, Georgetown and Kuching. Each SM has its own theme which reflects the theme of this year’s Congress – Transform Libraries, Transform Societies. All the SMs were held before the Congress except that of the Indigenous Matters Section which was held after the Congress. 

Participants of the References and Information Services Section (+ Information Technology Section) SM hosted by the University of Malaya Library       Courtesy of PPM

Presentation by the team from the New Professionals Special Interest Group at the SM hosted by the Selangor Public Library Corporation
Courtesy of PPM

One of several speakers at the Genealogy and Local History Section (+ Asia and Oceania Section) SM hosted by Areca Books/Think City in cooperation with Penang Heritage Trust, Wawasan Open University and Penang State Public Library Corporation 
Courtesy of PPM

Participants of the Management of Library Associations Section SM hosted by the National Library of Malaysia & Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia
Courtesy of PPM

An end to the Social Science Libraries Section SM hosted by Tun Seri Lanang Library, (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)
Courtesy of PPM

 

 

All the SMs were well attended by both the local and international participants.

 

26th CDNLAO Meeting held in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on 2 May 2018

IFLA - ორშ, 03/12/2018 - 04:56

The 26th CDNLAO Meeting was successfully held at Mingalar Thiri Hotel in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on 2 May 2018. The meeting was organized by the Department of Historical Research and National Library under the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture. 

Participants of 26th CDNLAO

Director General(s) and Director(s) from 14 national libraries in Asia and Oceania including Bhutan, Cambodia, Peoples’ Republic of China, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam attended the meeting. The National Library of India and National Library of Mongolia apologise for not being to attend. 

Mr. Aung Myint, Director General of the Department of Historical Research and National Library, the Chair extended a warm welcome and greetings to the Director General(s) and Director(s) from the national libraries in Asia and Oceania.to the first CNDLAO held in Myanmar. 

 The 26th CDNLAO theme of “Preserving Culture by the National Libraries” was aligned to the role of National libraries as important institutions for preserving the cultural heritage of the country. He emphasized the importance of digital preservation, the connection and collaboration among national libraries in Asia and Oceania as the rationale behind the choice of the theme. 

On the establishment of CDNLAO Secretariat, Ms. Tay Ai Cheng from National Library Board Singapore explained that said the draft policies formulated by CDNLAO would be presented to IFLA during the IFLA WLIC 2018 in August.

The meeting witnessed interesting presentations on the theme: “Preserving Culture by National Libraries” conducted by Dr. Kaythi Aye (Myanmar), Ms. Jaesun Lee (R. O. Korea), Mr. Sun Boyang (P. R. China), Ms. Tay Ai Cheng (Singapore) and Mr. Walimunige Sunil (Sri Lanka) respectively. They shared the activities and programmes of cultural preservation by their national libraries. 

Presentation of ‘Preserving Cultural Heritage’ by National Library of Korea 

In his presentation, D. Kaythi Aye focused on the digital preservation of documentary heritage for future generation. She mentioned the digitization project of National Library of Myanmar and its challenges. Ms. Jaesun Lee shared the comparison of past and present preservation functions of National Library of Korea which was now applying the mass de-acidification system and rare collection restoration. Website www.nl.go.ke/iflapac. 

Mr. Sun Boyang provided an overview of cultural heritage preservation and conservation of the National Library of China. NLC has been doing the National Strategic Depository of Document Preservation Project, Literature Preservation and Conservation Nationwide project, China Memory Project, etc. NLC has established the IFLA Preservation and Conservation Center since 1984.

Ms. Tan Huism highlighted the twin mission of build and preserve the national collection; and build and support national reference. She said that since 2005, National Library, Singapore has been providing online content as part of the digital content strategy. 

The Chair announced that the 27th CDNLAO will be hosted by National Library Board Singapore in 2019. We need to seek the host country for 28th CDNLAO in 2020.

Welcoming to Singapore, next host of 27th CDNLAO

The delegates of the 26th CDNLAO delegates, except Bhutan, Fiji and Sri Lanka participated at the 17th Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSAL XVII) event on 3-5 May 2018. The opening ceremony of CONSAL XVII was held at Myanmar International Convention Center 2 in Naypyitaw. State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi graced the ceremony and delivered the Opening Remarks. This was followed by a photo-taking by CDNLAO delegates with State Counsellor.

CDNLAO delegates visited the Parliament, National Library, National Museum and National Archives on 5 may 2018. They were given a new experience of presentation on parliament session, visits to superior exhibits and showrooms at the National Museum (Naypyitaw) and National Archives (Naypyitaw), and large collection of traditional manuscripts at the National Library (Naypyitaw).

Copyright (C) 2018 National Library of Myanmar

25th Anniversary Year of the IFLA-UNESCO Public Library Manifesto

IFLA - ხუთ, 29/11/2018 - 16:58

The UNESCO-IFLA Public Library Manifesto was last updated and finalised on 29 November 1994. 29 November 2018 therefore marks the start of the Manifesto’s 25th year!

First created in 1949, the Manifesto in its current edition establishes a set of missions and principles for public libraries, agreed by UNESCO’s Member States.

It highlights the key role of public libraries in education, social development and the preservation of heritage, as well as how they can promote freedom of expression and creativity.  

As a new article released by IFLA today indicates, the Manifesto has not only provided an inspiration to lawmakers and libraries alike around the world, but forms the basis of legislation and library strategies. There are also interesting examples of its use in assessing and measuring libraries and their services.

To celebrate, IFLA is working, in particular with its Public Libraries Section, to raise awareness of the document, encourage discussion about its implementation, and reflect on its relevance today.

How can you get involved?
  • Join the discussion on social media using the hashtag #PublicLibraryManifesto. Tell the world what means most to you in the Public Library Manifesto, and share photos of this.
  • Add a frame to your Facebook profile by clicking here, or following these instructions:
    • Go to www.facebook.com/profilepicframes
    • Select a frame from the menu or search for the frame you want to use (search using the “25 Years Public Library Manifesto” or just “IFLA”)
    • Set for how long you want to have this frame
    • Click Use as Profile Picture to save
  • Watch out for further announcements in the coming months!

New IFLA Publication: Global Action on School Library Education and Training

IFLA - ოთხ, 28/11/2018 - 12:35

Just off the press in the IFLA Publications Series…​

Global Action on School Library Education and Training
Edited by Barbara Schultz-Jones and Dianne Oberg
Berlin/Munich: De Gruyter Saur, 2018
ISBN 978-3-11-0613124
(IFLA Publications; Nr 178)
Euro 89,95 / for USA, Canada, Mexico US$ 103.99

Read all about it

New information on IASL / IFLA Joint Committee

IFLA - სამ, 27/11/2018 - 22:17

The information on the IASL / IFLA Joint Committee and Roster is updated. 

LIBER 2018: Annual Conference Survey Results

LIBER news - სამ, 27/11/2018 - 18:27

Thank you to everyone who participated in our feedback survey for LIBER’s 2018 Annual Conference in Lille, France. The main findings are listed below and will be used to improve our 2019 conference in Dublin, Ireland (26-28 June at Trinity College Dublin). Presentations and recordings from LIBER 2018 can be found here, and highlights are summarised…

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Data Repository Survey: Please Share Your Views

LIBER news - სამ, 27/11/2018 - 15:31

Data repositories play a crucial role in the evolution of Open Science. LIBER’s Research Data Management Working Group has created two questionnaires in order to: Analyse the FAIRness of repositories and their data; Compose a list of recommendations for the implementation of the FAIR principles; Analyse misconceptions related to the principles’ definition and implementation; Analyse…

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EIFL renews agreement with Taylor & Francis

eifl licensing news - სამ, 27/11/2018 - 14:41

EIFL and Taylor & Francis have renewed their agreement for discounted access to the Taylor & Journals collection until December 2020.

The Taylor & Francis Journals collection in Social Sciences & Humanities and Science & Technology now includes over 2,000 titles.

Through this agreement libraries and consortia in 21 EIFL partner countries are eligible for discounted access to the collection:

Call for Papers: IFLA Journal special issue on Information Literacy

IFLA - სამ, 27/11/2018 - 02:27

Submission Deadline: 30 June 2019

IFLA Journal and IFLA’s Library Theory and Research (LTR) and Information Literacy (IL) Sections are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue focused on theory and practice in information literacy.  With the potential to transform lives and societies, the importance of information literacy is appreciated world-wide. Our understandings of information literacy come from across the globe and ranges in focus from practice-based to highly theoretical; from everyday life to education and workplace settings; and for infants through to the elderly.

Guest Editors:

Dr. Gaby Haddow
Libraries, Archives, Records & Information Science
School of Media, Creative Arts & Social Inquiry
Curtin University
Australia

Dr. Min Chou
Congressman Frank J. Guarini Library
New Jersey City University
United States

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • building new theory in information literacy;
  • the challenges of applying theory in practice;
  • the technology dimension in theoretical frameworks;
  • how learning theories can inform practice; and
  • cultural perspectives associated with learning.
Submission Deadline:

Articles for the special issue should be submitted to IFLA Journal for peer review before 30 June 2019.

How to Submit a Manuscript

IFLA Journal is hosted on ScholarOne™ Manuscripts, a web based online submission and peer review system SAGE Track. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines, and then simply visit the IFLA Journal Manuscript submission webpage to login and submit your article online.

IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is possible that you will have had an account created.

All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please contact Steven Witt, Editor of IFLA Journal; or guest editors Gaby Haddow and Min Chou

For instructions on formatting your manuscript please consult the submission guidelines.

About IFLA Journal

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. All articles are subject to peer review. Articles are published in English. Abstracts will be translated by IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) into the other working languages of IFLA—Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian or Spanish—for publication.

IFLA Journal is published by Sage Publications and is the official journal of IFLA, and has an international readership consisting of academic institutions, professional organizations, and IFLA members who all receive a free subscription to the journal.

Each issue of IFLA Journal is made available Open Access upon publication on IFLA’s website.  Authors are also encouraged to make the accepted version of their manuscripts available in their personal or institutional repositories.

IFLA Journal is indexed by the following databases: 

  • Abi/inform 
  • Academic Search Premier 
  • Business Source Corporate 
  • Compendex 
  • Current Awareness Abstracts 
  • IBZ: International Bibliography of Periodical Literature 
  • IBZ: International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences 
  • Information Science and Technology Abstracts 
  • Inspec 
  • Library Information Science Abstracts 
  • Library Literature & Information Science 
  • SciVal 
  • Scopus 
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Web of Science

Help us demonstrate how the Public Library Manifesto makes a difference

IFLA - სამ, 27/11/2018 - 01:58

On 29 November 2018 we will mark 24 years since the IFLA/UNESCO Public Library Manifesto was ratified in 1994. As we move towards celebrating the 25th anniversary in 2019, public libraries and public librarians everywhere are being asked to reflect on how the Manifesto relates to their library and to share this on social media.  In particular we would like to have a concentrated social media campaign on Thursday 29 November 2018 which marks the beginning of the lead up to the 25th Anniversary. 

Why is the Manifesto important?

The Manifesto proclaims UNESCO's belief in the public library as a living force for education, culture and information, and as an essential agent for the fostering of peace and spiritual welfare through the minds of men and women. It identifies the public library as being central to freedom and equity of access to knowledge and information for all people.

How can my library be part of this?
  • Identify the part/s of the Manifesto that ‘speaks’ to you or your library. The Missions give you lots of options and so do the general principles.
  • Find a photograph that demonstrates this – or if you are supporting the Manifesto as an individual use a photograph of you! 
  • Add the 25th Anniversary logo and the hashtag #publiclibrarymanifesto. The Logo is available on our website
  • Make sure to add your library name and location your post so we can create a global picture of how important the manifesto is everywhere!

Over the next 12 months the IFLA Public Libraries Section will be consulting with the international public library community as we review the Manifesto and we look forward to your input.

For more information on the campaign, visit our website.

EU Copyright Proposals Put Digital Humanities At Risk

LIBER news - ორშ, 26/11/2018 - 14:15

The Digital Humanities — a growing field which many of Europe’s research libraries strongly support — risks being hit by a proposed amendment to the EU draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. The problem stems from a change proposed to Article 6. The proposal adopted by the European Parliament undermines how the…

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Now open: IFLA PressReader International Library Marketing Award 2019

IFLA - ორშ, 26/11/2018 - 11:24

The IFLA @PressReader International Library Marketing Awards is open!!
Get your awesome strategies in the ring to win 

Has your library got #marketinggenius?

Apply for the IFLA PressReader International Library Marketing Award and win € 3000 towards registration and travel to IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Athens, Greece!

The IFLA Section on Management and Marketing have partnered with new sponsor PressReader in collaboration with the IFLA International Marketing Library Award for 2019.

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

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 is also recognises marketing efforts by a developing country with fewer resources with a special commendation.

As the leading digital and print-on-demand newspaper and magazine platform, PressReader will help IFLA continue to recognize and support creative, inspired, results-oriented marketing campaigns - with special commendation to teams in developing countries. Individuals who submit their application by the deadline will receive an exclusive one-month gifted access to PressReader. They will have access to the full catalogue of global newspapers and magazines on the PressReader app.

Winners will be announced in March 2019 and officially awarded at the IFLA WLIC Awards Ceremony in Athens. The Award open 26 November 2018 and closes 10 January 2019.

Objectives of the award
  • Recognise the best library marketing projects from previous calendar year;
  • Encourage marketing in libraries;
  • Provide an opportunity for libraries to share marketing experience and expertise globally
Guidelines
  • Any library that markets library products or services is eligible to apply for the award
  • Applications must be written in one of seven IFLA languages
  • Applicants may also submit an English translation if they prefer
  • Applications must be submitted with supporting materials by 10 January 2019 
Proposals must
  • Present an original marketing strategy
  • Answer each question on the application
  • Explain the benefits of the strategy
  • Provide a full description of the marketing strategy
  • Summarize the strategy and its results.

Libraries and institutions are encouraged to describe the imaginative and inventive aspects of the projects.

Selection Criteria

Applications will be judged on

  • Strategic approach to marketing, indicated in the research and planning stages of a submitted project
  • Creativity and innovation as demonstrated by the originality of solutions to the marketing challenges
  • Potential for generating widespread public visibility and support for libraries irrespective of the kind or amount of resources employed
  • Effectiveness illustrated by measurable objectives and subsequent evaluation methods

Applicants are encouraged to include marketing using digital resources:

  • Electronic journals, publisher databases, institutional repositories,
  • Web and digital libraries,
  • Information literacy,
  • New products and new services.

Proposals are reviewed on the basis of how well they meet the above criteria.

Other factors are

  • Clarity of planning and partnerships with external organisations
  • Efficient allocation of resources (staff, materials, time)

Members of the Award Jury are drawn from the membership of the IFLA Standing Committee on Management and Marketing:

Leslie Weir (Canada), Chair, Jennifer Thompson (Australia), Vice-Chair, Henar Silvestre Ferradal (Spain), Information Coordinator, Antonia Arahova (Greece), Ruth Ornholt (Norway), Ludmila Zaytseva (Russia) and Christie Koontz (USA), Adviser.

Award application opens 26 November 2018:  Apply now!

Questions?

Сontact: iflajurymembers@googlegroups.com

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