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Giant leap forward for Marrakesh Treaty in 2018

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 13/12/2018 - 14:48

Access to knowledge for millions of people around the world who are blind or otherwise print disabled took a giant leap forward in 2018 with 42 more countries joining or taking steps to join the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities.

The upsurge in ratifications in 2018 brings the total number of countries worldwide that have joined the Marrakesh Treaty since its adoption in 2013 to 73.

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Partnerships in the Public Interest: IFLA Submits Initial Comments to UN High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation

IFLA - ოთხ, 12/12/2018 - 17:54

IFLA has prepared initial responses to the consultation launched by the United Nations High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation. This highlights the importance of action for access to information, and the need to involve libraries in discussions about the future of the internet.

The development of the internet has been marked by the influence of government, businesses and civil society. Given its global nature, it has also posed challenges to traditional decision-making, given that policies made at the national level can have limited impact on a global network.

This creates difficult questions about the best way to respond to key policy issues, such as ensuring that everyone can get online and use the internet effectively, how to respond to cybercrime, or protect copyright and user rights.

The Internet Governance Forum has provided a valuable space to discuss such issues since 2006. IFLA has taken an active part in this work, promoting the importance of public access through libraries, and showing how library values and experience can help in solving other questions.  

Recognising the value of such discussions, as well as the need for collaboration in actions, the UN Secretary General has set up a High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation.

Led by Melinda Gates and Jack Ma, this aims to explore the types of cooperation already taking place to address key challenges on the internet, and make recommendations on what more can be done. They have launched a consultation, calling for evidence and input from all stakeholders.

IFLA has submitted initial comments, underlining the importance of partnerships for guaranteeing access to the internet, and giving people skills.

IFLA has also noted the need to ensure that institutions already involved in delivering key policy goals such as literacy, health and innovation should be involved in discussions about the internet, given the need to ensure that access helps improve lives.

You can read IFLA’s initial submission. IFLA will be working, through the FAIFE Committee, to develop a final set of comments on the consultation in the coming weeks. Read more about IFLA's engagement with the Internet Governance Forum.

Release of the FOSTER Open Science courses

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 12/12/2018 - 14:29

The European Union-funded FOSTER project has launched 10 free online courses for early career researchers covering key topics of open science, and is awarding ‘open badges’ which recognize the skills and knowledge of learners who complete the courses.

The courses answer common questions about putting open science into practice, and include practical tips on getting started with open science as well as information on discipline-specific tools and resources.

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Making Development Disability-Inclusive: UN Report Highlights IFLA Evidence

IFLA - ოთხ, 12/12/2018 - 13:08

​​A new United Nations report underlines the need for action to ensure that people with disabilities enjoy the same opportunities and possibilities as others. It also highlights good practices, including those adopted by libraries.

The United Nations 2030 Agenda underlines that no-one should be left behind, but this is all too often the case for people with disabilities.

Action, not only by Member States, but also by all stakeholders, including libraries, is therefore necessary if we are to succeed.

This is as much the case for access to information as for anything else. This access can be an important enabler, opening up new economic, social and cultural possibilities, and helping people take better decisions.

At the same time, a lack of access can mean exclusion, and a greater risk of poverty and other problems. Libraries have a mission to support everyone in their communities, and many have a specific duty to users with disabilities.

IFLA has engaged over the past years with the UN on its work on disability-inclusive development, carrying out a survey of libraries around the world. This looked at physical accessibility, provision of accessible resources, and programming aimed to provide specific support.

This work has now fed into the Flagship UN Report on Disability and Development, which cites IFLA statistics, as well as pointing to best practices in libraries in terms of defining policies, ensuring accessibility, and providing materials.  

Nancy Bolt, member of IFLA’s Section on Libraries Serving People with Special Needs, attended the launch in New York, welcoming the inclusion of libraries in the report, and encouraging further engagement with our institutions.

Such efforts of course rely on recognition by, and support from, governments, in order to ensure that libraries are able to deliver. Laws – such as implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty in ways that create no unnecessary barriers to access to information – also make a major contribution.

Find out more about the work of IFLA’s Section on Libraries Serving Persons with Special Needs, and about IFLA’s broader work on libraries and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Namibia public librarians’ training

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 11/12/2018 - 18:36

Five public library trainers from Namibia who recently attended e-resources and internet search training organized by EIFL and the Namibia Library and Archives service (NLAS) will pass on their skills to 17 public librarians from NLAS libraries.

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Arte, cultura e información en la perspectiva de la Agenda 2030

IFLA - სამ, 11/12/2018 - 17:34

En los días 24 y 25 de septiembre de 2018 en Río de Janeiro, Brasil, se realizó el 6º Seminario de Información en Arte, con el lema “Arte, cultura e información en la perspectiva de la Agenda 2030”. La presidenta de la IFLA, Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, fue la invitada de honor de este evento, organizado por la Red de Bibliotecas y Centros de Información en Arte en el Estado de Río de Janeiro (REDARTE/RJ), con el patrocinio y apoyo del Instituto Cervantes de Río de Janeiro. El seminario fue precedido por una reunión técnica el 22 de septiembre, en el Instituto Cervantes, con el tema “Movimientos asociativos, información en arte y sostenibilidad”. La actuación de la IFLA y el papel fundamental de las bibliotecas en la Agenda 2030 fueron la inspiración para la elección del tema central de estos eventos. 

La reunión técnica contó con la participación especial de Antonio Maura, director del Instituto Cervantes, Denise Maria da Silva Batista, presidenta de la REDARTE/RJ y Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, presidenta de la IFLA, quien habló del trabajo de la IFLA y el papel del bibliotecario en la sociedad y su compromiso con la Agenda 2030. La reunión fue moderada por Isabel Ayres, Secretaria de la Sección de Bibliotecas de Arte de la IFLA, e incluyó presentaciones de Adriana Ferrari, presidenta de la FEBAB, Marcos Miranda, representante del presidente del Consejo Federal de Biblioteconomía, y Alpina Rosa, tesorera de REDARTE/RJ. La audiencia estuvo conformada por autoridades de las áreas de educación, cultura y artes, dirigentes y representantes de bibliotecas, colaboradores, patrocinadores, profesionales del área de las bibliotecas, autores, profesores y estudiantes.

El seminario tuvo como objetivo contribuir en la divulgación y discusión sobre la Agenda 2030 y el rol que juegan las bibliotecas. Fue inaugurado por Luis Prados Covarrubias, Cónsul General de España en Río de Janeiro, Antonio Maura, director del Instituto Cervantes de Río de Janeiro, Gustavo Barreto, asesor de Información del Centro de Información de las Naciones Unidas para Brasil (UNIC Río), Adauto Cândido Soares, coordinador de comunicación e información de la UNESCO en Brasil, y Denise Maria da Silva Batista, presidenta de la REDARTE/RJ.

A continuación, la presidenta de la IFLA ofreció una impactante conferencia de apertura en la cual enfatizó la importancia del papel social de las bibliotecas como motores de transformación social y de los bibliotecarios como incentivadores y multiplicadores de acciones individuales y colectivas que puedan impactar positivamente la sociedad donde actúan y el mundo. El evento incluyó un debate e interesantes presentaciones por representantes de IBICT, IFLA-LAC, REDARTE/RJ, FEBAB, Fundação Biblioteca Nacional (FBN), Pinacoteca de São Paulo, Museos Castro Maya, PPGCI/UFF, Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa y el Sistema de Bibliotecas e Información de la Universidad Federal de Río de Janeiro – SiBi/UFRJ. 

Este proyecto fue realizado gracias a una colaboración de la REDARTE/RJ junto con el Instituto Brasileño de Información en Ciencia y Tecnología (IBICT) y al apoyo y patrocinio del Instituto Cervantes de Río de Janeiro. El evento tuvo como patrocinadores: Instituto Cervantes, Sophia Biblioteca, Proquest, Scansystem y EBSCO, y apoyaron: FEBAB, IBICT, CRB7, SINDIB/RJ, APCIS/RJ, GIDJ/RJ, Contempory y Data Coop.

E4GDH newsletter is now available

IFLA - სამ, 11/12/2018 - 14:43

Our first E4GDH Special Interest Group newsletter is now available. Read highlights from our first 10 months and plans for future activities - and sign up to receive these occasional updates by email.

წიგნის „აფხაზი არისტოკრატები ემიგრაციაში“ პრეზენტაცია სტამბოლში

წიგნის „აფხაზი არისტოკრატები ემიგრაციაში“ პრეზენტაცია სტამბოლში

7 დეკემბერს სტამბოლში არსებული ქართული კულტურის ცენტრის დახმარებითა და სტამბოლის მერიის მხარდაჭერით გაიმართა წიგნის „აფხაზი არისტოკრატები ემიგრაციაში“ პრეზენტაცია.

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11 დეკემბერს მთის საერთაშორისო დღე აღინიშნება. ამ დღესთან დაკავშირებით, საქართველოს რეგიონული განვითარებისა და ინფრასტრუქტურის სამინისტრომ მთიანი რეგიონის მაცხოვრებლებს, მათ შორი საჯარო სკოლის პედაგოგებსა და მოსწავლეებს, უმასპინძლა.

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Art, Culture and Information in the Perspective of the 2030 Agenda

IFLA - სამ, 11/12/2018 - 14:39

On September 24 and 25, 2018, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the 6th Art Information Seminar was held, with the theme "Art, culture and information in the perspective of the 2030 Agenda". IFLA President, Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, was the guest of honor of this event, organized by the Network of Libraries and Art Information Centers in the State of Rio de Janeiro (REDARTE/RJ), with the sponsorship and support of the Cervantes Institute of Rio de Janeiro. The seminar was preceded by a technical meeting on September 22, at the Cervantes Institute, with the theme "Associative movements, information on art and sustainability". IFLA's work on development and the fundamental role of libraries in the 2030 Agenda were the inspiration for choosing the central theme of these events.

The technical meeting had the special participation of Antonio Maura, Director of the Cervantes Institute, Denise Maria da Silva Batista, President of REDARTE/RJ and Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, IFLA President, who spoke about the work of IFLA and the role of librarians in society and their commitment to the 2030 Agenda. The meeting was moderated by Isabel Ayres, Secretary of the Section of Art Libraries of IFLA, and included presentations by Adriana Ferrari, President of FEBAB, Marcos Miranda, representative of the President of the Federal Council of Librarianship; and Alpina Rosa, Treasurer of REDARTE/RJ. The event was attended by authorities from the areas of education, culture and arts, leaders and representatives of libraries, collaborators, sponsors, library professionals, authors, professors and students.

The objective of the seminar was to contribute to the dissemination and discussion of the 2030 Agenda and the role libraries play. It was inaugurated by Luis Prados Covarrubias, General Consul of Spain in Rio de Janeiro, Antonio Maura, Director of the Cervantes Institute of Rio de Janeiro, Gustavo Barreto, Information Advisor of the United Nations Information Center for Brazil (UNIC Rio), Adauto Cândido Soares, Communications and Information Coordinator of UNESCO in Brazil, and Denise Maria da Silva Batista, President of REDARTE/RJ.

Next, the IFLA President offered an impressive opening speech in which she emphasized the importance of the social role of libraries as engines of social transformation and of librarians as enablers and multipliers of individual and collective actions that can positively impact communities where libraries are, and the world. The event included a debate and interesting presentations by representatives of IBICT, IFLA-LAC Section, REDARTE/RJ, FEBAB, Fundação Biblioteca Nacional (FBN), Pinacoteca de São Paulo, Castro Maya Museums, PPGCI/UFF, Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa and the System of Libraries and Information of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - SiBi/UFRJ.

This project was carried out thanks to a collaboration of REDARTE/RJ together with the Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology (IBICT) and the support and sponsorship of the Cervantes Institute of Rio de Janeiro. The event had as sponsors: Cervantes Institute, Sophia Library, Proquest, Scansystem and EBSCO, and supported: FEBAB, IBICT, CRB7, SINDIB/RJ, APCIS/RJ, GIDJ/RJ, Contempory and Data Coop.

Partners for Literacy: IFLA Underlines Contribution of Libraries at Global Meeting

IFLA - სამ, 11/12/2018 - 12:31

IFLA representatives played an active role in the Global Alliance for Literacy Policy Forum, a meeting of ministers and senior officials responsible for literacy organised by UNESCO on 13-14 November.

Under the Sustainable Development Goals, the leaders of 193 United Nations Member States committed to promoting literacy for all.

However, there are still large numbers of people lacking such skills around the world. Without them, they are often stuck either in low-paid work or unemployment, and struggle to realise their rights or their potential.

In order to address this, UNESCO established the Global Alliance for Literacy (GAL), bringing together ministers and senior officials, in particular from countries with high shares, or large numbers, of people facing illiteracy.

Finding Solutions With Libraries

IFLA was invited to attend the most recent GAL Policy Forum, held in Mexico City on 13-14 November, in order to share the experience of libraries in tackling these challenges. As UNESCO’s World Report on Knowledge Societies for All underlines,

From mobile library to huge contemporary architectural complex, the library will remain a pillar of the social circulation of knowledge and a factor of vitality for learning networks.

Elsa Ramirez, Director of the library at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and Jonathan Hernandez-Perez, a past associate of IFLA’s International Leaders’ Programme, attended on behalf of IFLA. They played an active role, highlighting the need to incorporate libraries in local literacy policies, with school and public libraries playing a particular role.

They shared examples of libraries contributing to literacy, both from Mexico, where indigenous communities, female prisoners and children all benefit, but also from around the world. They highlighted IFLA’s Library Map of the World and SDG Stories, which show how libraries contribute to the UN 2030 Agenda.

A Warm Welcome

Delegates were impressed by the coordinated work of the library associations with IFLA, and suggested that this could provide the inspiration for a upcoming global literacy map with initiatives around the world. This could help recognise national programmes, compare efforts and develop specific policies that contribute to promote literacy in countries where the need for progress is greatest. 

IFLA will continue to work with UNESCO to ensure libraries are seen as essential to effective literacy strategies.

Find out more about IFLA's work on literacy on the pages of our Literacy and Reading Section.

EIFL renews agreement for IMECHE journals

eifl licensing news - ორშ, 10/12/2018 - 18:16

Institutions in 18 EIFL partner countries are eligible to subscribe to the 18-journal collection of titles by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for free or at discounted rates.

The IMechE Journals collection, published by SAGE Publishing and available online on the SAGE Journals platform, includes the 16-part Proceedings of the IMechE, as well as The Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design and the International Journal of Engine Research.

EIFL renews agreement for IMECHE journals

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 10/12/2018 - 18:16

Institutions in 18 EIFL partner countries are eligible to subscribe to the 18-journal collection of titles by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for free or at discounted rates.

The IMechE Journals collection, published by SAGE Publishing and available online on the SAGE Journals platform, includes the 16-part Proceedings of the IMechE, as well as The Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design and the International Journal of Engine Research.

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ARKs in the Open: Project Update #8, 2018 Wrap-Up and Looking to 2019

DSpace news - ორშ, 10/12/2018 - 18:03

The ARKs-in-the-Open (AITO) team made great strides in 2018 toward their goal to transition the ARK specification and registry from the California Digital Library to a community supported and managed activity.

Some highlights of the work so far this year:
• The project received expressions of interest from 27 organizations on 4 continents.
• The project team developed a project vision, resources and value statement, and roadmap.
• The AITO Advisory Group formed and meets monthly to move the project forward according to the roadmap.
• Work has begun to form working groups to focus on project sustainability, outreach, and technical development. This builds on results from the The ARK Identifier Summit and Experts Day at the National Library of France, March 21-22, 2018.
Summit programme and videos recordings (in French)
Experts Day minutes (in English)
• Project presentations at several international meetings: iPres, the Decentralized Web Summit, and Singapore PID Workshop.

For 2019, the team’s priorities include:
• Finalizing initial charters for each working group
• Appointing members to all three working groups
• Developing a financial and governance model

If you’d like to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in this project, please sign up for the ARK mailing list or visit ARKsInTheOpen.org.

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New IFLA Standard: IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to Children aged 0-18 [revised version 2018]

IFLA - ორშ, 10/12/2018 - 15:02

The Committee on Standards is please to announce the publication of the IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to Children aged 0-18 / revised version 2018, which was endorsed by the IFLA Professional Committee in August 2018.

The IFLA Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section (C&YA Section) have undertaken this revision of the Guidelines for Children's Libraries Services, last published in 2003, to represent good practice in library services for children. 

These Guidelines promote and encourage the development of effective library services for children of all abilities by giving guidance to the international library community about children's needs and rights on information, literacy and reading. The intention is to help public libraries implement high quality children's services in the digital age and recognising the changing role of the library in modern society. The IFLA Global Vision discussion shows that libraries are deeply committed to core roles in supporting literacy, learning and reading and are focused on our communities. Quality of education and universal literacy is recognised in the vision for the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The revised Guidelines provide up to date knowledge and professional insight for those who strategically plan or deliver children's library services and programmes. They are aimed at practicing librarians, library staff, library managers and administrators and the students and lecturers in library and information studies faculties. The Guidelines can help to inform decision makers and those involved in developing policies. The information will also benefit non-government organisations (NGOs) who support literacy and reading programs for children and their families.

ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკას საქართველოს ფრანგულენოვანი კონსტიტუცია გადაეცა

ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკას საქართველოს ფრანგულენოვანი კონსტიტუცია გადაეცა

7 დეკემბერს საქართველოს პრეზიდენტმა გიორგი მარგველაშვილმა ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის გენერალურ დირექტორს გიორგი კეკელიძეს საჩუქრად საფრანგეთში ფრანგუკ ენაზე გამოცემული 1921 წლის საქართველოს კონსტიტუცია გადასცა.

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საბიბლიოთეკო ასოციაციის პრეზიდენტს ღირსების ორდენი გადაეცა

საბიბლიოთეკო ასოციაციის პრეზიდენტს რუსუდან ასათიანს სოფლის ბიბლიოთეკების განვითარებაში შეტანილი განსაკუთრებული წვლილისთვის საქართველოს პრეზიდენტმა გიორგი მარგველაშვილმა ღირსების ორდენი გადასცა. ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკა ულოცავს მას ამ წარმატებას.

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VIVO Updates for December 9, 2018 — sprint, RDA, Barend Mons, Ontology, expert finder systems

DSpace news - ორშ, 10/12/2018 - 05:17

Whoa, what a sprint  Last week we had a sprint for newcomers to the VIVO project.  We set a new record for participation in a sprint (21).  I want to thank all the newcomers from all over the world.  We had major efforts in internationalization, search technology, bug fixes, documentation, build process, user experience, and product evolution.  We had new teams with multiple participants join from George Washington University, Texas A&M, and Duke University.  And we had many “old hands” available to answer questions, and provide assistance.  The group worked on more than 50 tickets, closing 20.  And it was just a one week sprint!  We had a great closing session with many good ideas about how to improve development practices, provide assistance for new developers, and organize future sprints.  So many good ideas.  So much good work.  So good to meet and have a chance to work with so many talented good people!

RDA.  It was a busy RDA in Gaborone Botswana:

  • VIVO was named in an RDA proposal for modeling attribution
  • VIVO was recognized in work being done by the Provenance WG
  • VIVO was discussed in the context of persistent identifiers for machines by the PIDINST WG
  • I participated in the work of the Data Foundations and Terminology workgroup, and the FAIR sharing workgroup
  • I was able to personally update many colleagues on the progress VIVO has made over the past year, including the organizers of the spring 2019 plenary in Philadelphia.  We have lots of VIVO folks in the Philadelphia area.  Perhaps we can plan a meet-up.

VIVO continues to gain mindshare on those working on metadata for research, particularly metadata for representing people and their scholarly works.

Congratulations to Barend Mons!  Dr. Professor Barend Mons of the University of Leiden, creator of the FAIR acronym, director of GoFAIR, past chair of the High Level Expert Group for the European Open Science Cloud and a former keynote at the second VIVO Conference (Washington DC, 2011) was elected president of Codata, the Committee on Data of the International Council for Science to serve a four year term.  It was a pleasure to catch up with Barend at RDA.  Congratulations Barend!

Ontology Interest Group  Interested in ontology?  We have a group for you!  Not sure what ontology is, or why it’s important?  Stop by and find out.  The Ontology Interest Group meets every other Thursday at 10 AM US Eastern time via Zoom.  The ontologists discuss the representation of scholarship as an ontology, study and incorporate the work of others, and create models and an ontology that can be used across systems and applications.  Developers stop by to consider how the ontology might be used in software.  The discussions are always open.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Some of the issues that have been discussed recently include:

  • Representation of identifiers, including ORCiD, DOI, and others
  • What identifiers to include in VIVO
  • How to manage ontological change
  • Licenses for ontology
  • Representation of translations, and multiple languages
  • Representation of projects and the relationship of projects to grants
  • Representation of works in the performing and visual arts
  • What constitutes ontology and what constitutes annotation for the purpose of supporting applications
  • Fundamental issues regarding the representation of scholarly works

From time to time, the ontologists will spin off a group to work on a particular problem.  And this may result in a proposed design for some extension or revision of the ontology.

If you are interested, please join the ontology channel on Slack, and the interest group meetings.

National Forum on Expert Finder Systems  A new conference is being organized for Feb 28 – March 1 in Orlando, Florida.  The National Forum on Expert Finder Systems is sponsored by Elsevier.  From their web site:

Expert finder systems (EFS) have been serving universities, businesses, and the research community for more than two decades. However, there are still no formal venues for EFS stakeholders to network, learn from each other, and help steer the future of this dynamic field

Many of the organizers have a background in the VIVO community.  Should be interesting.

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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Rights at the Library: IFLA Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

IFLA - ორშ, 10/12/2018 - 04:00

70 years ago today, United Nations Member States signed up to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In doing so, they established a set of principles that underpin any sustainable and successful society. In statements released today, IFLA’s Secretary General, Gerald Leitner, and President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, underlined the work of libraries in ensuring that all can benefit.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a powerfully symbolic document for libraries.

It sets out, clearly, the right of everyone to ‘seek, receive and impart information and ideas, through any medium’.

Its other articles – concerning education, privacy and participation in cultural life – are no less important. They underline that the missions of libraries are closely aligned with the principles of fair, just, and inclusive societies.

As IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner sets out, today, in a message, ‘there are few other institutions who can claim to be delivering on so many rights, for so many people, in so many places’.

Read the rest of Secretary General Gerald Leitner's message

Celebrating and Reflecting

The principles set out in the Declaration are clearly ideals – progress is possible in every society. Libraries, as key community actors, have a duty to act.

IFLA’s President, Glòria Pérez-Salmerón has made the following statement, underlining this role:

​“Happy Human Rights Day!

I believe that libraries have a unique relationship with human rights. We depend on them in order to fulfil our missions. Without protections against discrimination or censorship, without freedom of speech, libraries cannot do their jobs.

But in turn, we can give so much back. We make a reality of the rights to education, to participate in cultural life, to benefit from scientific progress. We defend privacy through our own actions and the training we give our users.

And we bring valuable skills and knowledge to critical decision-making around difficult questions such as the right to be forgotten, or how to handle controversial content.

This work isn’t always easy. But we are a profession based on values, based on a belief that we can improve the lives of our users. We are there to build informed, literate, and participatory societies. We are the motors of change!

And so I believe that we can – that we must – do this.

So I hope that you will join with me, not just in celebrating today, but in thinking about what more we can do tomorrow and every day.

Thank you”

Find out more about IFLA’s plans for Human Rights Day 2018, and read about what libraries and library associations are doing around the world. You can also download and use our poster, and read IFLA’s blogs over the last seven days, which highlighting key articles.

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