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New ENSULIB Publication: Going Green: Implementing Sustainable Strategies in Libraries Around the World

IFLA - შაბ, 24/11/2018 - 14:30

ENSULIB is pleased to announce a book publication consisting the best papers of the ENSULIB Satellite Meeting 2017 in Berlin and from the IFLA Green Library Award 2017. 

“Going Green: Implementing Sustainable Strategies in Libraries Around the World — Buildings, Management, Programmes and Services”

Edited by Petra Hauke, Madeleine Charney and Harri Sahavirta

Series: IFLA Publications Series 177 
Publisher: Berlin/Munich: De Gruyter Saur, 2018

ENSULIB well represented at the “Let’s Go Green!” the 1st International Green Library Conference in Zagreb, Croatia 8-10 November 2018

IFLA - შაბ, 24/11/2018 - 14:07

The National and University Library (NUL) in Zagreb has an environmental project with the slogan, “Green Library for Green Croatia.” In cooperation with the Croatian Library Association / Working Group for Green Libraries, the NUL arranged the first Green Library Conference which was held in Zagreb 8-10 November 2018. During two days, participants discussed diverse subjects such as library architecture, digital collections and environmental work in school libraries. The message was clear: there must be an environmental focus in whatever we do in libraries.

ENSULIB members were well represented. Keynote speaker Petra Hauke (Berlin, Germany) introduced how libraries around the world have answered the UN’s Agenda for Sustainable Development. Keynote speaker and Convener Harri Sahavirta (Helsinki, Finland) attempted to answer the question “Why is it so difficult for libraries to be sustainable?” Invited speaker Philippe Colomb (Paris, France) scrutinized how to increase librarians’ environmental awareness. Finally, Andrea Kaufmann (Berlin, Germany) introduced the Green Library Network in Germany.

ENSULIB wishes to thank the organizers of this first Green Library Conference which showed that there is critical need and an abundance of interest in green libraries around the world. The conference had participants from all over Europe and, for example, from India, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, and Galapagos Islands (Ecuador).

A Croatian report with a series of photos is available

Presentations of the conference are forthcoming

Harri Sahavirta

17 Nov 2018

O trafico ilicito do patrimonio bibliografico na América Latina e Caribe

IFLA - პარ, 23/11/2018 - 19:57
The abstracts are available here. And a pdf of the programme here.   El evento, que se realizará los días 27 y 28 de noviembre, abordará los aspectos criminales del tráfico ilícito de libros en Brasil, englobando relatos, perspectivas, propuestas y planes de acciones posibles.

 

Programación

 

27 de noviembre
  • 14h - Acreditacón
  • 14h30 - Mesa de apertura
    Helena Maria Porto Severo da Costa
    Presidente / FBN
    Maria Eduarda Marques
    Directora Ejecutiva / FBN
    Maria José da Silva Fernandes
    Coordinadora General del CCSL / FBN
    Fabiano Cataldo de Azevedo
    UFRJ, Brasil. IFLA Sección de Libros y Propuestas Especiales, Comité Asesor del Programa del Patrimonio Cultural
  • 15h-15h20
    Dr. Paulo Teles de Castro Domingues
    Delegado de la Polícia Federal (DELEMAPH/DRCOR/SR/PF/RJ)
  • 15h20-15h40
    Luciano Cesar Bernardo Silva
    Agente de la Polícia Federal. Estación Especial del Aeropuerto Internacional – (DEAIN/SR/PF/RJ)
  • 15h40-16h
    Klaus Deodato Simões
    Investigador de la Policía Civil (DECADE/SP)
  • 16h-16h20
    Jayme Spinelli Junior
    Coordinador de Preservación de la Biblioteca Nacional. Miembro del Programa Estratégico de Preservación y Conservación (IFLA PAC)
  • 16h20-16h40
    Luciana Grings
    Coordinadora de Servicios Bibliográficos de la Biblioteca Nacional. Miembro del Comité Permanente de la Sección América Latina y el Caribe (IFLA LAC). Representante del Basil en la Asociación de Estados Iberoamericanos para el Desarrollo de las Bibliotecas Nacionales de Iberoamérica - ABINIA.
  • 16h40-17h
    Lygia Maria Guimarães
    Instituto del Patrimonio Histórico y Artístico Nacional -IPHAN. Miembro del Comité Nacional de Brasil (MOWBrasil) y del Comité Regional para América Latina y el Caribe (MOWLAC), del Programa Memoria del Mundo de la UNESCO, Instituto del Patrimonio Histórico y Artístico Nacional -IPHAN. Miembro del Comité Nacional de Brasil (MOWBrasil) y del Comité Regional para América Latina y el Caribe (MOWLAC), del Programa Memoria del Mundo de la UNESCO.
  • 17h - Debate
  • 17h30 - Presentación de propuestas y síntesis
    Mediación: Maria José da Silva Fernandes
  • 18h - Cierre
II Jornada IFLA Libro Raro y Colecciones Especiales
28 de noviembre
  • 8h30 - Acreditación
  • 9h-9h30 - Mesa de apertura
    Helena Maria Porto Severo da Costa
    Presidente / FBN
    Maria Eduarda Marques
    Directora Ejecutiva / FBN
    Maria José da Silva Fernandes
    Coordinadora General del CCSL / FBN
    Fabiano Cataldo de Azevedo
    UFRJ, Brasil. IFLA Sección de Libros y Propuestas Especiales, Comité Asesor del Programa del Patrimonio Cultural
  • Mesa 1 – El tráfico ilícito de libros en las Américas
    • 10h-10h30
      Abel Horacio Ferrino
      Universidad Nacional Tres Febrero, Argentina
      El patrimonio bibliográfico, su protección y las medidas a adoptar para impedir su tráfico ilícito.
    • 10h30-11h
      Maria Antonieta Palmas Varas
      Biblioteca Nacional de Chile
      La protección del patrimonio bibliográfico en Chile
  • 11h-11h30
    Edwin C. Schroeder
    Biblioteca Beinecke de Libros Raros y Manuscritos, Universidad de Yale
    Robos de libros raros en bibliotecas de los EU en los últimos 20 años: ¿qué sucedió y cómo respondieron las bibliotecas?
  • 11h30-12h - Debate
    Mediación: Fabiano Cataldo de Azevedo
  • 12h-14h - Almuerzo
  • Mesa 2 – El tráfico ilícito en Brasil y más allá de sus fronteras
    • 14h-14h20
      Anália Gandini Pontelo, Diná Marques Pereira Araújo e Wellington Marçal de Carvalho
      Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais
      Seguridad patrimonial en bibliotecas universitarias: relato de experiencia en el Sistema de Bibliotecas de la Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais
    • 14h20-14h40
      Robson Lima da Silva
      , Karine Canini de Oliveira e João Paulo Lopes da Cunha
      Faculdad Estácio de Amazonas y Centro Universitario Facvest/UnB
      Los officios reversaes del plenipotenciario de la demarcación de las fronteras amazónicas usurpados por el tráfico ilícito del patrimonio bibliográfico de América Latina y Caribe
    • 14h40-15h
      Daniela Albuquerque, Roberta FernandaAngélica Borges
      Universidad Federal de Pernambuco
      Delito de robo y hurtos de bienes culturales raros: análisis de datos estadísticos en la región sudeste de Brasil entre los años de 2006-2017
    • 15h-15h20
      Walmira Costa
      Memoria Viva
      El tráfico ilícito dentro y fuera de Brasil de libros manuscritos brasileños producidos en el período colonial setecentista
    • 15h20 - Debate
      Mediación: Mônica Carneiro Alves
  • Mesa 3 – Patrimonios de la humanidad en riesgo
    • 16h-16h20
      Gerardo Manuel Trillo Auqui
      Biblioteca Nacional do Perú
      Panorama del tráfico ilícito de patrimonio bibliográfico en el Perú
    • 16h20-16h40
      Beatriz Kushnir
      Archivo General de la Ciudad de Río de Janeiro (AGCRJ)
      Patrimonio sin fronteras: hurtos de bienes históricos y lavado de dinero
    • 16H40-17H
      Abel Horacio Ferrino e Maria Claudia Santiago
      Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero, Argentina/ Fundación Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ)
      El patrimonio bibliográfico como parte de los derechos humanos y su protección
  • 17h-17h20
    Everaldo Pereira Frade, Lucia Alves da Silva LinoMarcio Ferreira Rangel, Maria Celina Soares de Mello e Silva e Ozana Hannesch
    Museo de Astronomía y Ciencias Afines (MAST)
    Educación hacia la prevención: tráfico ilícito de bienes culturales en el Curso de Seguridad de Acervos Culturales del MAST
  • 17h20-17h40 - Debate
    Mediación: Maria Eduarda Marques
  • 18h - Cerre

LIBER’s Copyright & Legal Matters Working Group – Shaping the Development of Digital Learning in Europe

LIBER news - პარ, 23/11/2018 - 14:20

Over a dozen people serve on LIBER’s Copyright & Legal Matters Working Group. They use their skills as copyright specialists, librarians, lawyers, professors and communications professionals to monitor current European law and react to proposed changes, on behalf of libraries, archives, researchers and students. This blog post covers the group’s background and successes, and explains…

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Webinar: Authentication and remote access to e-resources

eifl licensing news - ხუთ, 22/11/2018 - 18:48

In this webinar hosted by the EIFL Licensing Programme, Simon Inger from Renew Publishing Consultants will be talking about authentication and remote access for accessing e-resources.

Simon will explain what remote access is, and go over different ways to set up remote access for your library's users, such as referring URL if your university has its own intranet, or via a third party commercial company. He will discuss different commercial products on offer and their advantages and disadvantages.

The 2030 Arab Librarians: Libraries and Development in the Arabic-Speaking World

IFLA - ოთხ, 21/11/2018 - 21:29

As part of our International Advocacy Programme, IFLA supported a project led by the Arab Federation for Libraries and Information (AFLI) to develop and deliver an online course on libraries and the SDGs.

​The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals provide an affirmation of the role of libraries in providing access to information.

They are also an opportunity to get onto the policy agenda. Libraries benefit when decision-makers understand the power of information, and the work of libraries in ensuring that all can benefit, leading to better results in education, health, innovation, and across the board.

Following IFLA’s call for projects to receive support, the Arab Federation for Libraries and Information proposed an exciting aiming to raise awareness and build capacity on an international scale.

The project is now complete, and the report is now available.

 

How it Worked

The programme combined both digital and physical elements. First of all, 31 participants from 11 different countries were accepted onto an eLearning course.

Materials were produced, as well as adapted and translated from other sources, in order to provide complete and relevant content. Participants learnt about the fundamentals of advocacy, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and reflected on the situations in their own countries.

Special forum sessions allowed for open discussion, and the development of workbooks and action plans. There were also two expert webinars, sharing ideas from key figures in the Arab library field.

Finally, 11 participants took part in a workshop on 28-29 July in Egypt, learning about story-telling, impact assessment, and how to develop plans to deliver on the SDGs. In turn, they shared their own expertise about projects in their home libraries, so that others could learn.  

 

Impacts

The organisers took care to survey levels of knowledge around the SDGs, and attitudes to library advocacy before and after the event.

There was a major increase in awareness of the SDGs, as well as a greater sense of the role that libraries and library associations can play. The materials from the course are available online for others to use, allowing the work done to benefit others.

Demonstrating the impact of the practical advice given during the course, the programme also led to a series of initiatives across the region for seminars, training courses, collaborations, and support for both sustainability and the unemployed.  

While not everything went to plan, there have also been valuable lessons in how to train and share knowledge, which will also put the library field in the Arab world on a stronger footing in years to come.

Download the full report as a pdf.

New IFLA Publication: Going Green: Implementing Sustainable Strategies in Libraries Around the World

IFLA - სამ, 20/11/2018 - 13:53

Just off the press in the IFLA Publications Series…​

Going Green: Implementing Sustainable Strategies in Libraries Around the World — Buildings, Management, Programmes and Services
Edited by Petra Hauke, Madeleine Charney and Harri Sahavirtan
Berlin/Munich: De Gruyter Saur, 2018
ISBN 978-3-11-060584-6
(IFLA Publications; Nr 177)
Euro 89,95 / for USA, Canada, Mexico US$ 103.99

Read all about it

Tearing down myths around the South African Copyright Amendment Bill

IFLA - სამ, 20/11/2018 - 13:40

IFLA has been working over the past months to support its South African members in advocating around ongoing copyright reforms. These promise to offer librarians more legal certainty and opportunities to provide excellent services to their users, and so support education, research, and access to culture. 

Last Thursday's approval of the South African Copyright Amendment Bill in the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry represents a welcome step forwards. However, recognising that there are still a number of further stages to come, it is important to continue to maintain the momentum in favour of access, learning, innovation and heritage. 

In particular, it is important to provide clarification around a number of points raised in the discussions so far which, unfortunately, risk creting confusion. 

In particular, we would like to underline the following points:

Supporting libraries contributes to the health of the overall book sector

Libraries play an essential role not just in bringing books and other documents to the attention of the public, but also in developing the writers and researchers of the future. As such, in addition to the money paid to acquire content, libraries make a major contribution to marketing and discovery, as well as to the sustainability – and inclusiveness – of the book economy.  Many authors are librarians and many librarians are authors too. The strong support by many authors for libraries around the world bears testament to this.  

The need for reforms that address exceptions and limitations for libraries, education and research is well known, and has long been recognised by the government

It has been forty years since South Africa’s copyright law regarding libraries, education and research was last updated, and twenty since the library sector has been calling for modernisation. While the original statement by the government may have been focused on artists and publishers, the inclusion of libraries, education and research in the bill constitutes firm recognition of the need to support learning and innovation and to positively address the UN sustainable development goals. 

The proposed reform is compatible with the Three-Step Test

As highlighted in legal advice formally provided by Dr Tobias Schonwetter to the committee recently, as well as that of the State Legal Counsel, the fair use clauses proposed in the bill are consistent with the Berne Convention. This opinion has also been confirmed by the State Legal Advisor. The fact that a growing number of countries internationally have implemented such provisions without facing challenges under the Dispute Settlement Mechanism at the WTO only confirms this. Elsewhere, the Australian Law Reform Commission has underlined that fair use is compatible with the Berne Convention. 

The proposed reform is compatible with the WIPO Marrakesh Treaty

Despite claims to the contrary, the Bill complies fully with the Marrakesh Treaty, notably as regards the need for those helping people with print disabilities to be prescribed, the need to carry out such activities on a non-profit basis. Indeed, this bill will enable South Africa to ratify the Treaty and provide a model for implementation of the Treaty to other countries.

Fair use is fair

There are many claims about the impact of fair use which unfortunately ignore the fact that it is based on a careful assessment of the impact on the rightholder. In particular, it is clear that such uses cannot cause unjustified prejudice to the interests of authors and publishers by limiting their ability to commercialise their works. Suggestions that it will lead to the systematic copying and making available of commercially available works are misleading and a distraction. The fact that rightholders frequently win cases in Fair Use jurisdictions shows that it provides adequate protections against prejudicial uses of works.  

Tackling the challenge of author incomes requires a holistic look at how revenues are earned

The situation faced by authors – in particular those who do not benefit from tenured positions in universities – is certainly a concern, not least to libraries. However, meaningful action to increase author incomes depends on taking a wider view at all of the factors at play, not least contracts (already the subject of legislation in the European Union), and other revenue streams (on which WIPO is launching work, and which is the subject of a major new research project in Australia).

Acknowledging that the publication of the government’s impact assessment would certainly help offer clarity, we believe that on most of the questions currently being raised by international and local rightsholder organisations as a reason for delaying progress on this essential legislation, there is already clarity, and so no need to hesitate further.

 

A Vision for Open Science

LIBER news - ორშ, 19/11/2018 - 18:09

A few months after the very exciting workshop Research Institutions and Libraries and the role of Funders in the European Open Science Cloud, which brought together key representatives of research funding organisations, research institutions and libraries, a group of participants have produced a report outlining their vision for open science. The report (which can be…

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Green Library Awards Reflections Published

IFLA - პარ, 16/11/2018 - 17:34

ENSULIB is pleased to share that papers presented from 2016 to 2018 and Green Library Award reflections are cumulated as an article: “Exemplars, Educators, Enablers: Libraries and Sustainability: How libraries contribute to sustainability” by Stephen Wyber, Manager, Policy and Advocacy, IFLA.

This article draws together examples of how libraries are using this commitment – and this potential – to deliver on sustainability in three key ways by:

·       showcasing sustainable building techniques and services;

·       promoting understanding and action around sustainability in their communities; and

·       supporting new research into sustainability.

Read the full article here

Prochaine réunion sur le droit d'auteur à l'organisation mondiale de la propriété intellectuelle : impliquez-vous !

IFLA - ხუთ, 15/11/2018 - 18:13

Le droit d'auteur est un élément central dans le travail des bibliothèques, et c’est pourquoi l’IFLA est un défenseur actif de meilleures lois du droit d’auteur. Notre engagement auprès de l'Organisation mondiale de la propriété intellectuelle (OMPI) en est un élément essentiel.

Le comité du droit d'auteur de l'OMPI (le SCCR) se réunit deux fois par an et a la capacité de légiférer sur plusieurs aspects. Le sujet des exceptions et limitations au droit d'auteur en faveur des bibliothèques, archives et musées est à l'ordre du jour. La prochaine réunion est en approche : elle aura lieu du 26 au 30 novembre. Des représentants de l'IFLA y seront présents. Nous partagerons des informations sur les discussions.

Pourquoi c'est important ?

Lors de la dernière réunion du SCCR, un plan d'action visant à organiser le travail autour des exceptions et limitations au droit d'auteur en faveur des bibliothèques, archives, musées, de la recherche et de l'éducation a été adopté. L'IFLA demandera que tous les éléments de ce plan, tels que les réunions régionales et la conférence finale, fournissent des éléments de preuve nécessaires pour définir comment l'OMPI peut générer des progrès concrets pour nos institutions, notamment grâce à un potentiel instrument international.

Pourquoi l'IFLA a besoin de votre aide ?

Le SCCR est composé de représentants de tous les états membres des Nations Unies. Une partie importante de notre travail de plaidoyer doit donc avoir lieu au niveau national, où les états définissent leur position. Vos représentants doivent savoir que leurs bibliothèques et citoyens souhaitent qu’ils s’engagent activement pour faire avancer ce dossier.

Notre succès au niveau mondial dépend en grande partie des efforts déployés au niveau national.

Passez à l’action !

C'est pourquoi nous vous encourageons à agir. Commencez par contacter vos représentants pour leur faire savoir que vous soutenez la position de l’IFLA. Les personnes responsables sont soit dans le Ministère de la Culture, soit dans le bureau du droit d'auteur ou de la propriété intellectuelle. Envoyez une lettre pour expliquer pourquoi ce sujet est important pour vous. Faites-nous savoir si vous avez besoin d'un brouillon.

Pour en savoir plus sur l’OMPI, consultez notre guide «Découvrir l’OMPI» et regardez notre webinaire sur le sujet.

Si vous suivez régulièrement les droits d’auteur, vous voudrez peut-être aussi vous inscrire à la liste mail du réseau du comité de droit d’auteur de l’IFLA. L'IFLA utilise cette liste pour partager des informations sur les réformes du droit d'auteur et contribuer à plaider en faveur de meilleures lois aux niveaux national et régional, comme nous l'avons fait en Colombie ou en Afrique du Sud, entre autres. Nous encourageons les participants à partager des questions, des mises à jour et des nouvelles de leurs pays.

Próxima reunión del comité de derechos de autor de la Organización Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual: ¡participa!

IFLA - ხუთ, 15/11/2018 - 18:11

El derecho de autor es un elemento central del trabajo de las bibliotecas, y esta es la razón por la que la IFLA es un defensor activo de mejores leyes de derecho de autor. Nuestro compromiso con la Organización Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual (OMPI) es una parte clave de esto.

El comité de derechos de autor de la OMPI (SCCR) se reúne dos veces al año y tiene capacidad para legislar en varios asuntos. El tema de las excepciones y limitaciones al derecho de autor para bibliotecas, archivos y museos está actualmente sobre la mesa para discusión. La próxima reunión se acerca: del 26 al 30 de noviembre. La IFLA estará presente, así que esté atento para más información.

¿Por qué es importante?

En la última reunión del SCCR, se adoptó un plan de acción para organizar el trabajo en torno a las excepciones y limitaciones al derecho de autor para bibliotecas, archivos, museos, investigación y educación. La IFLA solicitará que todos los elementos de este plan, como las reuniones regionales y la conferencia final, se centren en proporcionar la evidencia necesaria para definir cómo la OMPI puede impulsar progreso concreto para nuestras instituciones, en particular a través de un instrumento internacional.

¿Por qué la IFLA necesita su ayuda?

El SCCR está compuesto por representantes de todos los estados miembros de las Naciones Unidas. Por lo tanto, una parte importante de nuestro trabajo de incidencia tiene que ocurrir a nivel nacional, donde cada estado define su posición.

Sus representantes deben saber que las bibliotecas y ciudadanos de su país desean que el gobierno apoye progreso en la OMPI en el tema de excepciones y limitaciones.

Nuestro éxito a nivel global depende en gran medida de los esfuerzos a nivel nacional.

¡Pase a la acción!

Por eso le animamos a que pase a la acción. Comience por ponerse en contacto con sus representantes para informarles de que su organización apoya la posición de IFLA. Las personas responsables del tema están probablemente en el Ministerio de Cultura o en la Oficina de Derechos de Autor o de Propiedad Intelectual. Envíe una carta para explicar por qué este tema es importante para el sector. Háganos saber si necesita un borrador de carta.

Puede encontrar más información sobre lo que está en juego en la OMPI en nuestra guía "Descubrir la OMPI" o a través de nuestro webinar sobre el tema disponible en la página web.

Si le interesa especialmente el tema de los derechos de autor, le recomendamos suscribirse a la lista de email de la red del comité de derecho de autor de la ILFA. La IFLA utiliza esta lista para compartir noticias sobre reformas de derechos de autor y para ayuda a abogar para mejores leyes a nivel nacional y regional, como hicimos en Colombia o Sudáfrica, entre otros. Animamos a los miembros a compartir preguntas, actualizaciones y noticias de sus países con el resto de los participantes.

Next Copyright meeting at the World Intellectual Property Organisation: get involved!

IFLA - ხუთ, 15/11/2018 - 18:08

Copyright is a core element of libraries’ work, and this is why IFLA is an active advocate for better copyright laws. Our engagement at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) is a key part of this.

WIPO’s copyright committee (SCCR) meets twice a year and has capacity to legislate on several matters. The topic of exceptions and limitations to copyright for libraries, archives and museums are on the table for discussion. The next meeting is getting closer: 26-30 November. IFLA will be there, so stay tuned for updates!

Why is it important?

At the last SCCR meeting, an action plan to organise work around exceptions and limitations to copyright for libraries, archives, museums, research and education was adopted. IFLA will be asking for all of the elements of this plan, such as the regional meetings and the final conference, to focus on providing the evidence necessary to define how WIPO can drive concrete progress for our institutions, notably through an international instrument.

Why IFLA needs your help

SCCR is composed of representatives from all United Nations member states. An important part of our advocacy work therefore has to happen at the national level, where they define their position. Your representatives need to know that local libraries want them to be active in support of progress on that dossier.

Our success at the global level depends very much on efforts at the national level. 

Take action!

That is why we encourage you to take action. Start by reaching out to your representatives to let them know that you are supportive of IFLA’s position. The people in charge are either in the Ministry of Culture or Copyright or Intellectual Property Office. Send a letter to explain why this topic is important to you. Let us know if you need a draft.

You can find out more about what is at stake at WIPO in our “Get into WIPO” guide and by watching our webinar on the matter.

If you follow copyright regularly, you may also want to think about getting in IFLA’s Copyright and other Legal Matters Network. IFLA uses this list to share news about copyright reforms, and help in advocating for better laws nationally and regionally, as we did in Colombia or South Africa, among others. We encourage members to share questions, updates and news from their countries.  

Call for nominations: IFLA International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) Review Group

IFLA - ხუთ, 15/11/2018 - 15:08

Dear colleagues

The IFLA Governing Board seeks nominations for new members of the IFLA ISBD Review Group by Friday, 15 February 2019. The term served by new members will be from August 2019 to August 2023. Please share this message with others who might be interested to ensure as wide a call as possible.

The IFLA ISBD Review Group oversees the production, management and promotion of IFLA’s International Standard Bibliographic description and provides a central coordinating body to which any IFLA ISBD-related issues can be directed. The ISBD RG reports to the IFLA Committee on Standards and is linked with the IFLA Cataloguing Section.

The International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) is intended to serve as a principal standard to promote universal bibliographic control, that is, to make universally and promptly available, in a form that is internationally acceptable, basic bibliographic data for all published and unpublished* bibliographic resources in all countries. From the beginning, the main goal of the ISBD has been to provide consistency when sharing bibliographic information.

The ISBD is the only freely accessible and open standard maintained by IFLA that determines the data elements to be transcribed and recorded as the basis of the description of the resource being catalogued. Its existence corresponds to the IFLA objective of providing accessible and open standards and tools for all, including communities that need simple and easy to use rules for describing resources. In addition, it employs prescribed punctuation and a specific sequence of recording information as a means of identifying and displaying data elements and making them understandable independently of the language of the description.

Read more about the responsibilities of the Review Group.

Who is eligible to be nominated?

The IFLA Governing Board will be appointing new members who will be selected mainly on the basis of their expertise. They will also seek to have geographical representation and a mix of skills among the Review Group members according to the requirements of the Group. The Governing Board will base its selection of members on evidence presented as to the nominee’s:

  • previous experience connected with the ISBD or with one or more other IFLA standards (drafting, managing, or contributing to an IFLA standard), or knowledge about and experience with the development of library standards and quality of data control in general which might be applicable in the IFLA context;
  • expertise in cataloguing, knowledge of cataloguing rules or guidelines, metadata management and library-related conceptual models;
  • ability and willingness to contribute regularly, collaboratively, and actively to the work of the ISBD Review Group both during meetings and virtually, during the year, between meetings. Members should also recognise the importance of multiple cultures and diversity, prioritising user needs, and acting with a spirit of negotiation to reach consensus.

Nominees must also have:

  • a reasonable expectation of being able to attend (without cost to IFLA) the business and professional meetings of the Review Group. The meetings are usually held during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress which for the terms of the nominee will be in:
    • Athens, Greece, August 2019;
    • Auckland, New Zealand, August 2020;
    • Location not yet known, August 2021;
    • Location not yet known, August 2022;
    • Location not yet known, August 2023.
  • an existing affiliation to IFLA through membership of an IFLA Professional Unit Standing Committee, or IFLA Membership affiliation through being an employee of an Association or Institutional Member, or a member of an Association Member, or a Personal Affiliate;
  • a working knowledge of at least one of the working languages of IFLA (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish). Since the business meetings of IFLA are generally conducted in English, reasonable fluency in this language is necessary to be able to fully participate as a member of an IFLA Review Group. Considering the specific needs of internationalisation of the ISBD, nominations are encouraged from people who are also fluent or a native speaker in a language other than English, especially a language using a non-Latin alphabet.

Members are appointed initially for four years. The Chair will be elected by the newly formed committee (consisting of the new and continuing members).

How to nominate someone

Please send nominations for this Review Group by 15 February 2019 using the nominee consent form

Candidates may nominate themselves. If you are nominating another person, please ensure you have their consent and signature on the nomination form.

Selection of new members

The details of nominees may be shared with the IFLA Professional Committee, the IFLA Committee on Standards, current Review Group Chairs, and the IFLA Governing Board members.

Persons selected for the Review Group will be informed in April 2019. This timing will enable them to take advantage of the early registration discount for the IFLA World Library and Information Congress where the first meeting of the new Review Group members will take place.

Further questions?

If you have further questions about the Review Group and its responsibilities, please contact the current Chair of the Review Group or the IFLA Nominations Coordinator, Lidia Putziger.

I look forward to receiving your nominations by 15 February 2019.

Best regards,

Gerald Leitner
Secretary General

*The extension of the ISBD to the description of unpublished resources was decided by the ISBD Review Group in 2012, the revision of the ISBD as an application of IFLA LRM was decided in 2017.

LIBER 2019: Call for Papers

LIBER news - ხუთ, 15/11/2018 - 13:59

The Call for Papers for LIBER’s 2019 Annual Conference in Dublin, from 26 to 28 June, is now open. The deadline for submitting a proposal is 14 January 2019. Guidance and conference topics are outlined in detail below. Theme: Research Libraries for Society In this time of information overload, ‘fake news’, ever-growing possibilities of digital scholarship and…

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Call for nominations: IFLA Bibliographic Conceptual Models (BCM) Review Group

IFLA - ხუთ, 15/11/2018 - 13:43

Dear colleagues

The IFLA Governing Board seeks nominations for new members of the IFLA BCM Review Group by Friday, 15 February 2019. The term served by new members will be from August 2019 to August 2023. Please share this message with others who might be interested to ensure as wide a call as possible.

The IFLA BCM Review Group provides ongoing support for the maintenance and development of the IFLA bibliographic conceptual models.

The terms of reference are:

  • Maintain and revise IFLA's bibliographic conceptual models on an ongoing basis;
  • Develop and make available guidelines and interpretative documents to assist those applying the models;
  • Promote the models and encourage their use in all appropriate information organising communities;
  • Maintain links with relevant groups both within IFLA and in other communities, including formal relationships such as named liaisons.

Read more about the responsibilities of the Review Group.

Who is eligible to be nominated?

The IFLA Governing Board will be appointing new members who will be selected mainly on the basis of their expertise. They will also seek to have geographical representation and a mix of skills among the Review Group members according to the requirements of the Group. The Governing Board will base its selection of members on evidence presented as to the nominee’s:

  • expertise in areas relevant to conceptual modelling of bibliographic data
  • demonstrated knowledge of or experience working with the IFLA family of bibliographic conceptual models
  • interest in the development and revision of IFLA’s bibliographic conceptual models and in the promotion of these models
  • ability and willingness to contribute regularly and actively to the work of the Review Group both during meetings and virtually, during the year, between meetings.

Nominees must also have:

  • a reasonable expectation of being able to attend (without cost to IFLA) the business and professional meetings of the Review Group. The meetings are usually held during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress which for the terms of the nominee will be in:
    • Athens, Greece, August 2019;
    • Auckland, New Zealand, August 2020;
    • Location not yet known, August 2021;
    • Location not yet known, August 2022;
    • Location not yet known, August 2023.
  • an existing affiliation to IFLA through membership of an IFLA Professional Unit Standing Committee, or IFLA Membership affiliation through being an employee of an Association or Institutional Member, or a member of an Association Member, or a Personal Affiliate;
  • a working knowledge of at least one of the working languages of IFLA (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish). Since the business meetings of IFLA are generally conducted in English, reasonable fluency in this language is necessary to be able to fully participate as a member of an IFLA Review Group.

Members are appointed initially for four years. The Chair will be elected by the newly formed committee (consisting of the new and continuing members).

How to nominate someone

Please send nominations for this Review Group by 15 February 2019 using the nominee consent form

Candidates may nominate themselves. If you are nominating another person, please ensure you have their consent and signature on the nomination form.

Selection of new members

The details of nominees may be shared with the IFLA Professional Committee, the IFLA Committee on Standards, current Review Group Chairs, and the IFLA Governing Board members.

Persons selected for the Review Group will be informed in April 2019. This timing will enable them to take advantage of the early registration discount for the IFLA World Library and Information Congress where the first meeting of the new Review Group members will take place.

Further questions?

If you have further questions about the Review Group and its responsibilities, please contact the current Chair of the Review Group or the IFLA Nominations Coordinator, Lidia Putziger.

I look forward to receiving your nominations by 15 February 2019.

Best regards,

Gerald Leitner
Secretary General

IFLA at the Internet Governance Forum 2018: Libraries Central to Building a Trusted Internet

IFLA - ხუთ, 15/11/2018 - 13:10

The need to preserve the benefits of an open internet while finding means to address concerns about the way it works was high on the agenda at the 13th Internet Governance Forum, held in Paris from 12-14 November. IFLA was active, underlining how libraries do not only bring connectivity and training, but also essential values and skills to the discussion.

The Internet Governance Forum offers an opportunity for all stakeholders involved in the way the internet works – governments, business, civil society – to identify opportunities and challenges, and how these can be tackled. Libraries have a major interest in an open and affordable internet, to which everyone has access. Esmeralda Moscatelli and Stephen Wyber from IFLA Headquarters attended, alongside Maia Simonishvili from the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia.

 

An Internet for People

French President Emmanuel Macron set the tone on the first day, underlining the sense of concern that just as a state-controlled internet was not desirable, neither too was one purely controlled by the private sector.

At a side event organised by IFLA, alongside the Internet Society, Facebook, and Libraries without Borders, the President of the National Library of France, Laurence Engel, underlined this point. Public institutions needed to do online what they do offline – act where necessary to promote the public good – while promoting liberty online.

The need for a third way between state control and the dominance of big companies was clear in the meeting of the Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries. Indeed, this approach needed to focus on the bottom-up, reflecting the needs and preferences of local communities as to whether, and how, to connect.  

 
The Role of Libraries

Libraries, as accessible, community-based institutions with an experience of information management and a public service mission, were a logical partner. Speakers from other NGOs, as well as technical experts, underlined the power of this combination of factors.

Libraries were well placed to help communities to get into action. They could offer solutions to practical problems, a space for coordination between community members, leadership in new initiatives, and training in how to take advantage of new possibilities.

As Maia Simonishvili underlined, drawing on her own experience from Georgia, by becoming hubs for internet engagement, libraries had gone from being seen as out of date to taking on a more important role than ever in their communities.

Policies for Public Access

The open session of the Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries (DC-PAL) – a group of NGOs and experts interested in delivering the potential of libraries as internet access points – focused on the policies necessary to make public access work.

Interventions focused on questions around finance, connectivity, law, regulation and education, and will feed in to the Toolkit on Public Access which IFLA has led on behalf of DC-PAL. This is currently out for consultation until mid-December.

Early next year, this toolkit will be published as a support to library associations worldwide in their advocacy around public access.

Find out more about how to get involved in the IGF, and comment on the draft toolkit.

Calls for Nominations for Section Standing Committees, GB & President-elect, CLM, FAIFE, and Standards Committees, ISBD and BCM Review Groups

IFLA - ხუთ, 15/11/2018 - 02:00

IFLA invites nominations for candidates to serve as President-elect and Members of the Governing Board, on Standing Committees, the Committee on Standards, the CLM and FAIFE Advisory Committees and on the ISBD and BCM Review Groups

 

  • Section Standing Committees
    ​Nominations for candidates to serve on IFLA Standing Committees for the period from August 2019 to August 2023
    [deadline: 03 January 2019]
  • IFLA Committee on Standards
    ​Term of office August 2019 – August 2021. ​The IFLA Committee on Standards oversees the production, management and promotion of IFLA’s own standards (including guidelines), and provides a central coordinating body to which any IFLA standards-related issues can be directed
    [deadline: 15 February 2019]
  • ​IFLA Bibliographic Conceptual Models (BCM) 
    ​Term of office August 2019 – August 2023. The IFLA BCM Review Group provides ongoing support for the maintenance and development of the IFLA bibliographic conceptual models.
    [deadline: 15 February 2019]​
  • IFLA International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) Review Group
    ​Term of office August 2019 – August 2023. The IFLA ISBD Review Group oversees the production, management and promotion of IFLA’s International Standard Bibliographic description and provides a central coordinating body to which any IFLA ISBD-related issues can be directed.
    [deadline: 15 February 2019]​​
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