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Open access publishing in Serbia

EIFL-OA news and events - კვი, 15/10/2017 - 14:05
BACKGROUND

EIFL has been supporting open access (OA) and OA publishing in Serbia since 2000. As a result, Serbia was one of the first countries in eastern Europe to adopt an OA publishing model.

EIFL’s main partners in promoting OA publishing have been the Serbian Library Consortium for Coordinated Acquisition (KoBSON) and CEON/CEES (Centre for evaluation in Education and Science), which hosts a platform for OA journals.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის ვახტანგ მეექვსის კორპუსი გაიხსნება

ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის ვახტანგ მეექვსის კორპუსი გაიხსნება

17 ოქტომბერს 12:00 საათზე საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის განახლებული მეექვსე კორპუსი გაიხსნება (მისამართი: ს. ცინცაძის 63).

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ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის მეორე კორპუსში მდებარე მერაბ მამარდაშვილის სახელობის სამოქალაქო განათლების სამკითხველო დარბაზი განახლდა.

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World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2017

IFLA - ხუთ, 12/10/2017 - 19:17

27th October is the UNESCO´s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2017

This year’s theme is "Discover, remember and share"

UNESCO and their World Day for Audiovisual Heritage Partner Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) encourage you to register your event at CCAAA site.

You can also follow the Day on twitter #AudiovisualHeritage

You are welcome to join us at our Facebook group and our Twitter to share events at this day or your library´s work with audiovisual collections.

 

More information from UNESCO can be found at http://en.unesco.org/wdah2017

EIFL Marrakesh Guide launches in Spanish

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 12/10/2017 - 17:59

EIFL is delighted to announce that our popular library guide to the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities is now available in Spanish, bringing to eight the total number of languages for the guide.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Copyright reform in Armenia

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 12/10/2017 - 14:45

EIFL has been engaged in copyright work in Armenia since 2012, supporting a national  advocacy campaign to review the current copyright law (2006) and to make library-friendly recommendations for the new law.  

The new draft copyright law was published in 2017. EIFL and the Electronic Library Consortium of Armenia (ELCA) are evaluating the new draft law, and are making interventions as needed.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Open access in Armenia

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 11/10/2017 - 19:18
BACKGROUND

Support for and awareness about open access (OA) has been growing steadily in Armenia over the past decade. 

In 2007, Armenia's National Academy of Sciences, supported by the Open Society Assistance Foundation, launched two high-quality OA journals: the Armenian Journal of Mathematics and the Armenian Journal of Physics.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Open Science workshop in Hungary

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 11/10/2017 - 12:34

EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma will speak about OpenAIRE project, Open acc

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Initiative for Young African Library Innovators (IYALI)

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 11/10/2017 - 12:30

The internet has become the major source of information, yet billions of people do not have the technology and skills needed to access the internet. Public libraries are important players in bridging this gap, but in developing countries many libraries also lack computers and internet connections.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Botswana Open Data and Open Science Forum

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 11/10/2017 - 10:17

EIFL is supporting a Data Management and Repositories Workshop, to be hosted by EIFL’s partner in Botswana, the Botswana Libraries Consortium (BLC), and the Botswana Library Association.

The workshop on the agenda of Botswana’s First National Open Data and Open Science Forum (ODOS), which is being convened by open access, open data and open science stakeholders in Botswana.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკას ცნობილი მხატვრების ჩანახატების ორიგინალები გადაეცა

ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკას ცნობილი მხატვრების ჩანახატების ორიგინალები გადაეცა

3 ოქტომბერს საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკას ცნობილი მეცნიერის ერასტი ვაჩნაძის უნიკალური არქივი გადაეცა.

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eLibrary Myanmar Project

eifl licensing news - სამ, 10/10/2017 - 20:31
THE BACKGROUND

Having timely access to the best international teaching, learning and research resources is essential for high quality education and research, and thereby for social and economic development.  

Hands on computer classes for struggling students

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 10/10/2017 - 18:15
community need

Information and communication technology (ICT) is a formal, examinable school subject in Ghana. But most rural schools do not have computers or internet connections, and so children must learn in the abstract. As a result, failure rates are high.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

International Solutions for Safeguarding Documentary Heritage in Latin America

IFLA - სამ, 10/10/2017 - 17:16

The importance of preserving cultural heritage is global. All cultures and groups create works that tell the story of their past and present in ways which can both inspire and inform future generations. By acting globally – bringing together experts from different countries and with different specialisations – IFLA can help national actors achieve their goals more effectively.

 

On 27 and 28 September 2017, IFLA’s Rare Books and Special Collections Section sponsored, alongside the Mariano Moreno National Library, a conference on ‘Cultural Heritage in Latin American and Caribbean Libraries’. IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón offered a welcome message to all participants, underlining the importance of the work being done.  

 

With speakers from eight different countries across Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as representatives of the National Library of Brazil and UNESCO’s Memory of the World, participants benefitted from a wide range of experiences. The region itself has a long history of research and conferences focused on special collections and rare books, but the international nature of the event marks a useful step forwards in IFLA’s work in the region.

 

Topics addressed included the management of bibliographic heritage, research into bibliographic heritage, and legislation linked to the protection of this heritage. There was strong interest in work around the illicit trafficking of rare books, and the potential to develop cross-border collections in Latin America and the Caribbean.

 

Presentations will be available shortly on the pages of the IFLA Rare Books and Special Collections Section.

World Mental Health Day 2017: Libraries Playing their Part

IFLA - სამ, 10/10/2017 - 16:44

Mental health difficulties affect, or will affect, a major share of the population. While they may not be visible to the eye, their effects can be devastating. In order to promote wellbeing for all, societies need to support those suffering from mental health difficulties.

 

Libraries have their part to play. It is clear, in the case of physical health, that access to information is essential both in preventing illness – by helping people make better choices about how they live – but also by driving forwards medical innovation.

 

In the case of mental health, libraries provide a safe, secure place where people of all ages can seek calm and time to reflect. Research in the UK earlier this year highlighted the risk that library cuts pose to the mental wellbeing of young people.

 

They give access to collections which provide explanations, examples and reassurance. Increasingly, doctors are prescribing not medicines, but books as a means of helping people to overcome their situation. The Shelf Help initiative run by the UK’s Reading Agency has seen loans of relevant books quadruple in just a year.

 

Librarians themselves can provide vital advice and support to users, as set out in research by the Brookings Institute in March, with specific training starting to be offered in the United States. They are also hosting services especially tailored to the needs of people with mental health difficulties, for example in San Francisco where a dedicated staff member responds to the needs of homeless users, and in London, Canada, where a drop-in mental health information centre has been over-subscribed.

 

With a mission to support all community members through access to information, libraries are proud to do their bit to help all who need it.

 

For more information, see the work of the section on Libraries Services to People with Special Needs.

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Capacity building of pubic librarians in Uganda

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 10/10/2017 - 16:29

In 2014/15 EIFL worked with local partners to implement a major capacity building initiative involving 24 librarians from 22 public and community libraries that currently provide public access to computers and the internet.

The training built librarians’ capacity to use information and communications technology (ICT) effectively, and to create new public library services that use ICT to benefit communities. It also built librarians’ training capacity so that they can teach community members to use ICT.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Reform Copyright, Drive Development: IFLA Speaks for Libraries in Geneva

IFLA - სამ, 10/10/2017 - 15:41

IFLA attended the 49thGeneral Assemblies of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), from 2-5 October 2017, taking the opportunity to underline the need for action to help libraries guarantee meaningful access to information for their users.

The need for rules around the protection and sharing of ideas to promote development is widely shared – WIPO’s Director General, Francis Gurry, set the tone in his introductory speech by underlining his Organisation’s  willingness to contribute to the fulfilment of all of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Many other countries echoed his words about the difference that decisions taken in Geneva can make around the world, across the board.

Daren Tang, current Chair of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), where IFLA is working to make effective progress on copyright exceptions and limitations, reminded the attendees that copyright, unlike patents or trademarks, is a topic that touches the lives of all citizens, and that changes in this regard are meaningful and challenging.

In the same discussions, Sylvie Forbin, WIPO’s Deputy Director-General, noted efforts to give new momentum to work on exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives, underlined that museums are also part of the picture, and observed positive steps on other issues on the committee’s agenda.

She looked forward to the next meeting of the Committee, where there would be an updated version of the Crews study, which gives an exhaustive overview of copyright rules for libraries around the world, as well as other studies.

A number of other issues relevant to the work of libraries emerged as potential future points for discussion. Mr Gurry cited the internet of things, big data and artificial intelligence as examples, noting that while these were not just intellectual property (IP) issues, it was important to ensure that IP rules could make appositive contribution.

IFLA delivered several statements, making the case for libraries, their contribution to development, and the need for an adequate copyright framework that allows them to do better fulfil their public service mission. We welcomed progress with ratifications of the Marrakesh Treaty, but urged countries to ensure that in doing so, they did not create or maintain unnecessary barriers to access to information.

IFLA will be participating at the 35thStanding Committee on Copyright and Related Rights, which will take place in November 13 to 17.

The statements delivered by IFLA are available to download as pdfs: General Statement, Statement on the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights, Statement on the Marrakesh Assembly.

You can also listen into IFLA's General Statement, at 19:07 in the recording (available in Spanish and English) on the WIPO website – please scroll down the videos to “Tues 3 – English, Afternoon Session” (for English) or “Tues 3 – Floor, Afternoon Session” (in Spanish).

Piloting blended learning in Kenyan libraries

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 10/10/2017 - 14:19

There is a huge volume of free, high-quality courses available online, offering access to valuable knowledge and skills that can help people further their education and careers. However, lack of peer-support, face-to-face tutoring and technical skills are often a barrier to successful online learning, especially for newcomers.

To help online learners to complete their courses, the non-profit organization Peer to Peer University (P2PU) developed a blended learning (combining digital with in-person methods) model, using Learning Circles.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Job opportunity at IFLA Headquarters: Administrative Assistant – Data Processing & Analysis

IFLA - სამ, 10/10/2017 - 11:17

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 25+ 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
10 October 2017

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