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Advocacy skills for Namibian librarians

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 23/10/2019 - 12:59

Two public library trainers from Namibia who recently attended EIFL training in advocacy and communications will pass on their knowledge and skills to their colleagues within the Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS) network of 65 public libraries.

Webinar: Google Scholar Indexing for OJS

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 23/10/2019 - 11:56

If you use Open Journal Systems (OJS) to publish your journals, and you wish to make sure that they are indexed with search engines, this webinar is for you.

The webinar is jointly organized by EIFL in collaboration with Google Scholar. Presenter Monica Westin, from Google Scholar, will explain how the Google Scholar indexing system works, and show you how to fix common OJS indexing problems. She will also discuss best practices for OJS journal indexing and present Google Scholar indexing guidelines and resources for OJS. There will also be time for questions and discussion. 

Good practices in using Open Journal Systems

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 23/10/2019 - 11:19

The EIFL Open Access Progamme (EIFL-OA) has released a checklist of good practices in using the free and open software Open Journal System (OJS) for journal editing and publishing. OJS is the most widely used publishing software in EIFL partner countries.

IFLA President’s Message

IFLA - სამ, 22/10/2019 - 13:05

Message from Ms Christine Mackenzie, IFLA President

 

Hello everyone,

I am delighted to have this opportunity to introduce myself. I am based in Melbourne, Australia where I have lived most of my life. I have worked in public libraries for over 40 years and managed three different library systems. My involvement with IFLA started in the early 2000s, when I was a member and later chair of the Metropolitan Libraries Section. I was a member of the 2011 -13 IFLA Governing Board, and then 2015-17 as Treasurer and 2017-19 as President elect.

Since I have been President elect, I have been able to visit a number of countries in the Asia Oceania region – Singapore, Myanmar, India, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, China, Malaysia, New Caledonia, Fiji, and this time last year I was in Turkey. It has been a wonderful opportunity to meet so many passionate and dedicated librarians and I am continually inspired and energised by your work.

The role that librarians and libraries play in achieving the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals is vital, there is nothing more important than working for a sustainable future. Climate change, poverty, hunger, inequalities such as the digital divide, with 40% of the world’s population still having no internet access, gender inequality, and the need to improve education – there is a lot to be fixed in our world. Through the work that we are doing in libraries we are making a difference to people’s lives. Let’s work together, we are IFLA!

 

Christine Mackenzie, FALIA

President, IFLA 

The 39th Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights at WIPO

IFLA - ორშ, 21/10/2019 - 14:48

From 18-19 October 2019, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) hosted an international conference on issues of copyright exceptions and limitations for libraries, archives and museums.

Discussions with experts and professionals from the heritage sector, education and research came from around the world to discuss the need for exceptions and limitations to copyright.

We welcome the recognition by Member States of the urgency of a concrete plan of action to help libraries, archives and museums to preserve the heritage of humanity which has never been so threatened by conflict, the lack of means and global warming (floods, fire).

Following this meeting, WIPO today opens the 39th Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) where Member States will meet to discuss various topics including copyright exceptions and limitations for LAMs.

The members of the IFLA team continue to make the voices of the libraries heard and to call for balanced legal instruments for both our institutions, and our partners in archives and museums.

Follow the discussions through the live webcast or our team on Twitter: Stephen Wyber and Camille Françoise. Read our note from the international conference as a pdf.

The 39th Standard Committee on Copyright and Related Rights at WIPO

IFLA - ორშ, 21/10/2019 - 14:48

From 18-19 October 2019, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) hosted an international conference on issues of copyright exceptions and limitations for libraries, archives and museums.

Discussions with experts and professionals from the heritage sector, education and research came from around the world to discuss the need for exceptions and limitations to copyright.

We welcome the recognition by Member States of the urgency of a concrete plan of action to help libraries, archives and museums to preserve the heritage of humanity which has never been so threatened by conflict, the lack of means and global warming (floods, fire).

Following this meeting, WIPO today opens the 39th Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) where Member States will meet to discuss various topics including copyright exceptions and limitations for LAMs.

The members of the IFLA team continue to make the voices of the libraries heard and to call for balanced legal instruments for both our institutions, and our partners in archives and museums.

Follow the discussions through the live webcast or our team on Twitter: Stephen Wyber and Camille Françoise

Job opportunity at IFLA Headquarters: Web & IT Technician

IFLA - ორშ, 21/10/2019 - 13:48

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
21 October 2019

Job opportunity at IFLA Headquarters: Web & IT Technician

IFLA - ორშ, 21/10/2019 - 13:48

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
21 October 2019

Web & IT Technician

IFLA - ორშ, 21/10/2019 - 13:42

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Headquarters is looking for a Web & IT Technician 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 communication with members and others through a new IFLA website and other web related channels. Your contribution to a secure and stable IT environment within IFLA headquarters is an important enabler for this transformation.

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 Communications Team. The Web & IT Technician will provide first/second line support for internal office users and diagnose and fix general computer issues. They will help support, on a day to day level, with the administration and maintenance of Windows servers, Linux servers, Office 365 and Windows 10 laptops. The Web & IT Technician will aid with testing of IT solutions and web developments as well as assist in web administration tasks such as uploading files, solving minor issues, and applying updates. The Web & IT Technician will assist with website developments, particularly from a front-end perspective, and the processing/reformatting of data used in website projects.

Qualifications and Experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher diploma in a relevant field, or equivalent experience;
  • Good written & verbal communications skills in English (with the ability to convey technical information clearly and effectively);
  • Basic knowledge of PC hardware setup and configuration, Windows and Linux Server administration and Active Directory;
  • Experience with Windows 10 and Office 365;
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, and PHP;
  • JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX (Desirable);
  • Experience with WordPress (Desirable);
  • Familiarity with databases – MySQL, MSSQL (Desirable);
  • Experience in working within an international NGO (Desirable).
Salary

The gross monthly salary offered will be commensurate with skills and experience, on a scale of EUR 2668 per month up to EUR 3147 for an ideal candidate. 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 8 November 2019. 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.

Web & IT Technician

IFLA - ორშ, 21/10/2019 - 13:42

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Headquarters is looking for a Web & IT Technician 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 communication with members and others through a new IFLA website and other web related channels. Your contribution to a secure and stable IT environment within IFLA headquarters is an important enabler for this transformation.

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 Communications Team. The Web & IT Technician will provide first/second line support for internal office users and diagnose and fix general computer issues. They will help support, on a day to day level, with the administration and maintenance of Windows servers, Linux servers, Office 365 and Windows 10 laptops. The Web & IT Technician will aid with testing of IT solutions and web developments as well as assist in web administration tasks such as uploading files, solving minor issues, and applying updates. The Web & IT Technician will assist with website developments, particularly from a front-end perspective, and the processing/reformatting of data used in website projects.

Qualifications and Experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher diploma in a relevant field, or equivalent experience;
  • Good written & verbal communications skills in English (with the ability to convey technical information clearly and effectively);
  • Basic knowledge of PC hardware setup and configuration, Windows and Linux Server administration and Active Directory;
  • Experience with Windows 10 and Office 365;
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, and PHP;
  • JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX (Desirable);
  • Experience with WordPress (Desirable);
  • Familiarity with databases – MySQL, MSSQL (Desirable);
  • Experience in working within an international NGO (Desirable).
Salary

The gross monthly salary offered will be commensurate with skills and experience, on a scale of EUR 2668 per month up to EUR 3147 for an ideal candidate. 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 8 November 2019. 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.

IFLA at the International Conference on Exceptions and Limitations at WIPO

IFLA - ხუთ, 17/10/2019 - 22:40

This Friday 18th October, the International Conference on Exceptions and Limitations at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) begins.

It will be an opportunity to deliver on the mandate given by Member States "to consider the opportunities and challenges provided by various international solutions including soft law, contractual/licensing and normative approaches, as appropriate".

IFLA will be there, encouraging stakeholders to deliver a concrete action plan that improves the situation for libraries.

This conference is a unique moment and a potential turning point for libraries, archives, and museums, which need the support of Member States in order to benefit from the legal means to continue their public service mission across borders.

By welcoming many experts from all over the world to specific thematic panels (libraries, archives, museums, education and research), the conference will hear about the experience and needs of a variety of cultural heritage institutions.

IFLA and its partners, Electronic Information for Libraries, the International Council on Archives, Society of American Archivists, International Council on Museums and Library Copyright Alliance will be present to support and promote the legal needs of libraries, archives, museums, education and research by highlighting the needs for international action, particularly on preservation issues.

You can view the conference programme online, and follow the webcasting and the IFLA team on Twitter: Stephen Wyber and Camille Francoise

 

Webinar: From Open Science to Inclusive Science

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 17/10/2019 - 19:55

EIFL and OpenAIRE are celebrating Open Access Week 2019 (21-27 October) with a series of webinars highlighting OpenAIRE activities, services and tools, and reaching out to the wider community with relevant talks. 

Webinar: Plan S compliance for OA Journals

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 17/10/2019 - 19:49

EIFL and OpenAIRE are celebrating Open Access Week 2019 (21-27 October) with a series of webinars highlighting OpenAIRE activities, services and tools, and reaching out to the wider community with relevant talks. 

Webinar: Horizon 2020 Open Science Policies

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 17/10/2019 - 19:43

EIFL and OpenAIRE are celebrating Open Access Week 2019 (21-27 October) with a series of webinars highlighting OpenAIRE activities, services and tools, and reaching out to the wider community with relevant talks. 

Webinar: Research Data Management

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 17/10/2019 - 19:37

EIFL and OpenAIRE are celebrating Open Access Week 2019 (21-27 October) with a series of webinars highlighting OpenAIRE activities, services and tools, and reaching out to the wider community with relevant talks. 

Webinar: OpenAPC - cost transparency of OA publishing

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 17/10/2019 - 19:29

EIFL and OpenAIRE are celebrating Open Access Week 2019 (21-27 October) with a series of webinars highlighting OpenAIRE activities, services and tools, and reaching out to the wider community with relevant talks. 

Former IFLA Secretary General Peter Lor shares insights from his new book

IFLA - ხუთ, 17/10/2019 - 16:21

During the 85th IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2019 in Athens, Greece, several recent and forthcoming IFLA publications were presented by their authors and editors at the IFLA / De Gruyter Publication Series session. One of the books presented was Peter Lor’s International and Comparative Librarianship: Concepts and Methods for Global Studies. We sat down with him for a short interview on his work.

Peter Lor has been active in the LIS field since the 1960s and served as South Africa's first National Librarian, as well as IFLA Secretary General from 2005 – 2008.

His new book, the result of years of research, has a number of aims, including: to provide the first systematic overview of the field of international and comparative librarianship, to raise awareness of theory in other disciplines that can be applied in international and comparative librarianship, and to improve research in the field.  But also a more personal one:

   

My interest in international and comparative librarianship has a moral dimension. I believe that libraries and information agencies have a role in promoting international understanding, tolerance, and peace. I hope that this book can contribute to that.

The book also includes a conceptual framework and methodological guidelines for the field and covers the full range of international relations among libraries and information services. Particular attention is given to the international political economy of information, the international diffusion of innovations and policy in library and information services, and LIS development and international aid.  

Lor’s new book is part of the IFLA Global Studies in Libraries and Information Series, published in partnership with De Gruyter.

Webinar: How to talk to faculty about OA

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 17/10/2019 - 13:21

Do you need advice about how to talk to researchers and top management about open access? Would you like to convince your researchers that submission of their work to repositories and open access journals is important for their reputation and visibility? Would you like to increase deposit rates in your repository? Are you wondering how to win support for open access at all levels of your institution?

Open access in Kyrgyzstan

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 17/10/2019 - 12:22

Gwen Franck, EIFL Open Access Programme Coordinator, will give a presentation and conduct training on open science and open access at AUCA (the American University of Central Asia) as part of Open Access Week 2019 celebrations.

No borders on knowledge? WIPO debates key question

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 16/10/2019 - 16:16

Evidence shows that libraries around the world are working under a patchwork of provisions in national copyright laws that are inconsistent and outdated, especially for online and cross-border uses, and that there is a real need for copyright law reform. 

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