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One week to go! Are you ready to vote in the IFLA Global Vision discussion?

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The Hague, Netherlands, 14 August 2017

It’s just one week to go before IFLA launches the IFLA Global Vision voting site and hears the views of librarians and library friends all over the world. Are you ready to get involved? 

On Monday 21 August, during the World Library and Information Congress in Wroclaw, Poland, IFLA’s Secretary General, Gerald Leitner, will unveil a global platform to tackle the challenges of the future. Six questions – each with 10 possible choices – will help create a worldwide library roadmap that will unite the library field and make it stronger in the face of ever-increasing globalisation. 

Since the kick off meeting, held in Athens, Greece in April 2017, and the six regional workshops in Washington D.C.,Yaoundé, Alexandria, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Madrid, the IFLA Global Vision discussion has motivated librarians to organise their own discussions - from Aruba to Zambia - sparking ideas about the best ways libraries can unite. The Global Vision vote marks the next phase in this journey. 

You can follow the whole journey by watching our Global Vision discussion video!

Speaking ahead of his presentation in Poland, Gerald said:

I’m excited to launch the next phase in the IFLA Global Vision discussion and hear the views of librarians where ever they are in the world. IFLA is the global voice of the library and information profession and the Global Vision discussion is revealing more and more the importance of uniting the library field to tackle the challenges of the future. I encourage everyone to take the time to visit globalvision.ifla.org/vote  and vote from 21 August.”

Voting will remain open until Saturday, 30 September. To cast your vote, visit globalvision.ifla.org/vote

Read more about the IFLA Global Vision project: globalvision.ifla.org

For more information: Contact globalvision@ifla.org


Gerald Leitner
IFLA Secretary General

About IFLA

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. Founded in 1927 in Edinburgh, Scotland at an international conference, we now have more than 1,400 Members in over 140 countries around the world. IFLA was registered in the Netherlands in 1971. The Royal Library, the national library of the Netherlands, in The Hague, generously provides the facilities for our headquarters.

About the IFLA Global Vision

IFLA is facilitating a Global Vision discussion through a series of high-level meetings and workshops in different parts of the world following our kick-off event in Athens, Greece on 4 April 2017.  Face-to-face and online, future-oriented conversations will be taking place throughout the year. See the Global Vision discussion website: globalvision.ifla.org for more details, and join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram using the #iflaGlobalVision hashtag.

Together we create the future: Join us!

NPSIG Annual Report 2016-2017

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Please find here NPSIG's annual Activities report:

IFLAcamp #5 in Wrocław: the Programme

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Explore the IFLAcamp #5 website to find out more and let us know if you have any cool suggestions that could spice up this adventurous event.

Day 1
Unconference at the Library

9:00 – 5:00

The first day will be settled at the very heart of Wroclaw, the famous Rynek, at Dolnośląska Biblioteka Publiczna im. Tadeusza Mikulskiego — the Regional public library of Wroclaw.

It will be dedicated to exploring a variety of trends: you can come with a topic you would like to talk about with professionals from all over the world; we vote in the morning to decide what will be explored during the day.

In addition to the lively discussion, during the day we will have a special Movement workshop held by Anna Olkinuora from UtoUto performing arts company. Workshop is about daring to give the body freedom of being an important part of creative processes, provoke mind and connect it with ideas through the different “logic”, also to brush up the ability of alternative from spoken word ways of communication.

 

Creative Movement Workshop by UtoUto
– to involve body into creative processes

The theme of IFLA camp 2017 is movement. Creative movement workshop is about daring to give the body freedom of being an important part of creative processes, provoke mind and connect it with ideas through the different “logic”, also to brush up the ability of alternative from spoken word ways of communication.

UtoUto’s workshops are not one particular method one has to rationally understand. The core of the work is based on UtoUto’s own methods of performance making that has been built and developed from various theatre, dance and performing arts practices. During the workshop images, thoughts, text and music are used as stimuli.

Creative movement is about not being afraid to look silly or make a mistake. No previous skills from dance or movement needed.

Workshop facilitator – Anna Olkinuora, performing artist and director from UtoUto Performing arts company.

 

Day 2
Cycling for libraries


The second day will be dedicated to a short Cycling for libraries tour in the Wroclaw area, an opportunity to meet Polish librarians and see points of interest.

Starting point: 9:00am at Rynek square, Dolnośląska Biblioteka Publiczna im. Tadeusza Mikulskiego — the Regional public library of Wroclaw.

On the route – visit:
9:00-10:00 Dolnośląska Biblioteka Publiczna im. Tadeusza Mikulskiego (Lower Silesian Public Library)
10:30-11:30 Municipal Library in Wroclaw No. 12 (brand new Train Station Library)
12:00-13:00 The Ossolineum (The Library of the Ossoliński National Institute)
13:20-14:30 Library of Wrocław University of Science and Technology
15:00 Break in Forma Płynna, Beach Bar

In between we will be cycling on the streets and cycling paths, wearing branded vests letting everyone know that the librarians are in town!

All of this has been made possible by our generous sponsors and partners:

 

 

 

First ever live stream brings IFLA WLIC to your door

IFLA - კვი, 13/08/2017 - 08:08

The Hague, 13 August 2017

For the first time in the history of IFLA’s World Library and Information Congress (WLIC), we will be live streaming a selection of the larger sessions so that our library friends all over the world, unable to come to the 83rd WLIC in Wrocław Poland, can still be a part of one of the biggest annual international library and information events. 

On Sunday, 20 August at 10.30 -12:00 (CEST), viewers will be able to watch the spectacular opening session and get a taste of the unique atmosphere that WLIC generates. Beginning with an official address by Donna Scheeder (IFLA President) and Gerald Leitner (IFLA Secretary General), delegates and live stream viewers will be the first to hear the words from a letter by Andrzej Duda, the President of the Republic of Poland, watch an official address to Congress delegates by Prof. Piotr Gliński, the First Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Culture and National Heritage and be welcomed to Wrocław and Poland by the chairs of the National Committee: Rafał Dutkiewicz (Mayor of Wrocław), Elżbieta Stefańczyk (President of the Polish Librarians’ Association) and Tomasz Makowski (Director of the National Library). Following a Keynote speech by Prof. Richard Butterwick-Pawlikowski, live stream viewers will be treated to a Short Story of Wrocław: A theatrical show which presents the history of Wrocław.

On Monday 21 August from 08:30 – 09:15 (CEST), tune in again for IFLA’s Highlights session, the quickest way to find out about all of our main projects and initiatives. There’s just enough time to grab a quick cup of coffee before IFLA President Donna Scheeder begins her President’s Session at 09:30 – a Call to Action – focusing on IFLA’s Global Vision discussion to empower the library field to not just survive but to thrive into the future. This session will launch the Global Vision online voting platform and invites all from the library world to take part and vote to help create a united library field.

The Closing Session on Thursday 24 August from 16:15 – 17:30 (CEST) will be the last chance for viewers to get a sense of WLIC2017. Tune in and see the outgoing IFLA Governing Board welcome the new, receive a virtual invitation to WLIC 2018, in Kuala Lumpur, and hear from incoming President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón.

Live streaming is just one of the many tools IFLA is utilising as it embraces an open and transparent approach. With plans to extend this communication style for future initiatives, IFLA is excited to be able to share these with our members in more engaging and interactive ways.

Follow us on social media for further live streaming announcements.

For more information about WLIC, visit https://2017.ifla.org.

About IFLA

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. Founded in 1927 in Edinburgh, Scotland at an international conference, we now have more than 1,400 Members in over 140 countries around the world. IFLA was registered in the Netherlands in 1971. The Royal Library, the national library of the Netherlands, in The Hague, generously provides the facilities for our headquarters.

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Discovering Art and Architecture: Open-Access Tools for Art History Research - Art Libraries

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Art Libraries Section Off-site session - 22.08.2017, 14:00 – 17:00

Chair: Sandra Ludig Brooke, Princeton University, United States

Location: Museum of Architecture in Wrocław, Bernardyńska 5, 50-156 Wrocław

1. Facts About the Art Discovery Group CatalogueGeert-Jan Koot, Rijksmuseum, Netherlands - 14:00 – 14:30
2. Making More of the Data: The Kubikat in the Central Index of WorldCatJan Simane, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Italy - 14:30 – 15:00
3. A Virtual Library for Art History: The Getty Research PortalKathleen Salomon, Getty Research Institute, United States - 15:00 – 15:30
4. Open Access Resources for Art in Hungary: Digitizing the Cultural HeritageAnelia Tűű, Hungarian National Gallery, Hungary - 15:30 – 16:00
Guided Tours of the Museum of Architecture - 16:00 – 17:00
 

 

LIBER and the EOSCpilot Project at the Open Science Fair 2017

LIBER news - ხუთ, 10/08/2017 - 17:24

The Open Science Fair 2017 is an international conference that will take place in Athens, Greece, September 6th-8th 2017 and it is organized as “an emblematic initiative of four EU projects in the area of Open Science: OpenAIRE, OpenUP, FOSTER and OpenMinTeD”. The purpose of this conference is to bring together different stakeholders (funders, policy…

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IFLA 2017 General Assembly Draft Agenda

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The IFLA 2017 General Assembly will be held during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2017, 83rd IFLA General Conference and Assembly, in the Centennial Hall, on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 August 2017.

Draft Agenda
Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 16.15–18.00
  1. Opening by the President, Donna Scheeder
  2. Appointment of Tellers
  3. Establishment of a Quorum
  4. Adoption of the Agenda
  5. Minutes of the previous meeting, held in Columbus, Ohio, United States of America, 18 and 19 August 2016
  6. In memoriam of those members who have died during the past year
  7. Presentation of the Report of the President
  8. Presentation of IFLA’s Annual Report by the Secretary General
  9. Presentation of the Annual Accounts by the Treasurer
  10. Formal announcement of the results of the Election of President-elect and for places on the Governing Board by the Secretary General
  11. Motions and Resolutions
    11.1 Motion to approve the holding of the next General Assembly in August 2018
    (Art 8.2 of the Statutes refers)
  12. Motion to adjourn and reconvene at 16.15 on Thursday, 24 August 2017
Thursday, 24 August 2017, 16.15–17.30
  1. Closing Session
  • Address by the President Donna Scheeder
  • Presentation of Awards
  • Thanks to the outgoing Governing Board
  • Introduction of the new Governing Board
  • Announcement of WLIC 2019 location
  • Vote of thanks WLIC 2017
  • Invitation to WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Address by incoming President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón
  • Close of the Assembly 

For details on the conduct of the General Assembly, please refer to the IFLA Statutes.

National Libraries Section SC meetings at WLIC - 2017 (Wrocław, Poland)

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  • Session I: Saturday 19 August 12:30-14:30, Conference Room A, see Agenda
  • Session II: Thursday 24 August 10:45‐13:15, Conference Room C, see Agenda

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Kick-off Workshop for LIBER’s Newest Working Group Digital Humanities

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Digital Humanities (DH) is the field of research where the humanities and computer science meet, and scholars work on research using large collections of digital/digitised content and computer programs. Academic libraries can play a vital role in DH projects as content providers, experts and networking partners, and many are already doing so. LIBER recently launched a…

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Award for Dr Ramesh Gaur, RSCAO Member

IFLA - სამ, 08/08/2017 - 12:34

Dr. Ramesh C. Gaur, University Librarian, Jawaharlal Nehru University, was awarded RSC India Librarians' Choice Award for "Dynamic Librarian" by Royal Society of Chemistry. 
The award was bestowed upon him during 3rd Librarians Appreciation Day organized by Royal Society of Chemistry, India at the Clarks Amer, Jaipur, India on July 28 2017. The award was given to him in recognition to his contributions towards Library and Information Services and Library Sciences Community in India. There were seven nominations by Royal Society of Chemistry Indian Library Advisory Board in this category.  These seven nominated Librarians were voted by academic and research Librarians from India. The final decision was taken by a Jury constituted by Royal Society of Chemistry. Dr. Gaur was given a Certificate of Appreciation by Royal Society of Chemistry and a memento. 

The countdown has begun — The IFLA Global Vision Online Vote is coming!

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The Hague, 7 August 2017

IFLA wants to get your ideas to tackle the challenges of the future and on Monday, 21 August 2017 you can do exactly that!

In two weeks, IFLA launches the IFLA Global Vision online voting site at the World Library and Information Congress in Wroclaw, Poland and we want every librarian in every country to get involved to make this a truly global conversation.

IFLA has already organised workshops all over the world (Washington D.C., Yaoundé, Alexandria, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Madrid) with key players from the library field from approximately 140 countries. The workshops have focused on how to strengthen the ties within the library field, helped identify future challenges and opportunities, and prioritise actions that the library environment could take in response to the fast-pacing changes in societies

Now we are excited to hear your views on the key questions that will help unite the library environment in the face of the challenges from ever-increasing globalisation.

Six questions—each with 10 possible choices—have been selected based upon the outcomes of our regional workshops. You can vote until Saturday 30 September, after which time IFLA will gather all the votes and ideas to produce a global library roadmap for the future.

Together we create the future! Join us and vote!

Read more about the IFLA Global Vision project: globalvision.ifla.org

For more information: Contact globalvision@ifla.org

Gerald Leitner
IFLA Secretary General

About IFLA

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. Founded in 1927 in Edinburgh, Scotland at an international conference, we celebrate our 90th birthday in 2017. We now have more than 1,400 Members in over 140 countries around the world. IFLA was registered in the Netherlands in 1971. The Royal Library, the national library of the Netherlands, in The Hague, generously provides the facilities for our headquarters.

About the IFLA Global Vision

IFLA is facilitating a Global Vision discussion through a series of high-level meetings and workshops in different parts of the world following our kick-off event in Athens, Greece on 4 April 2017.  Face-to-face and online, future-oriented conversations will be taking place throughout the year. See the Global Vision discussion website: globalvision.ifla.org for more details, and join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram using the #iflaGlobalVision hashtag.

Together we create the future: Join us!

Libraries at the Heart of Internet Governance Discussions in Latin America

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The Regional Latin American and Caribbean Preparatory Meeting for the Internet Governance Forum (LACIGF) took place in Panama City, on 2-4 August. This event marked the tenth edition of a process that started in 2008 in Montevideo, Uruguay. LACIGF provides a space for multisectoral dialogue, where private sector, government, technical community, academia and civil society representatives discuss their points of view on the Internet Governance agenda for the region.

 

At the session Towards Internet Access: Beyond connectivity, what we need to connect more users?, panelists spoke about the challenges in connecting a greater number of users to the Internet in the Latin American región.

 

Among these is the high cost of Internet access, due to a lack of competitiveness, not enough operators and poor infrastructure. Interestingly, and perhaps hopefully, it is worth noting that numbers of mobile connections have increased considerably in the region but numbers of fixed connections have remained stable. Public Access in libraries remains vitally important for ensuring that everyone can get online, regardless of resources.

 

Another highlight from the meeting was the session "Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Internet Governance" with participants from UNESCO, the Brazilian Foreign Ministry, Google, the Internet Society and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). Panellists underlined the importance of ICTs in achieving the SDGs.

 

The IFLA representative, International Leaders Programme Associate Jonathan Hernandez-Perez, took the floor to highlight the role of libraries in delivering  access to information. He drew attention to the work IFLA is doing, such as the Development and Access to Information report. The UNESCO representative echoed his words, complimenting the focus and content of the report.

 

The need to incorporate local content, in local languages was a consistent priority. Latin American Internet users can struggle to find websites and materials relevant to them, making the Web less relevant for them. This is partly due to large companies not producing local content, but also partly due to a lack of encouragement from governments. Libraries can play an important role in the production of local content, as highlighted in the Principles on Public Access in Libraries co-drafted by IFLA.

 

Other topics raise are also ripe for library engagement, such as Gender and Access, Public Access to the Internet, Fake News and digital literacy.

 

Finally, the event offered a great opoprtunity to share experiences and possible projects with people Working on Igovernance, including Internet Society chapters from Mexico, Costa Rica, and Honduras, as well as YouthLACIGF, IPANDETEC and APC.

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Is Malawi’s accession to the Marrakesh Treaty effectively addressing the book famine?

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The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled, adopted on June 27, 2013, has been ratified by 30 countries to date, among which Malawi. The country’s accession instrument has been recently deposited at WIPO, and the Treaty will be in force in the country in October 14, 2017.

IFLA welcomes the step forward taken by Malawi, which should eventually mean a significant improvement in access to information for the visually impaired. However, we regret the inclusion of a commercial availability test for authorised entities that requires conducting a search to acknowledge if a work is available in the market in an accessible format. Libraries would only be allowed to make accessible format copies if such a search is conducted with a negative outcome.

In a joint statement released today, IFLA, EIFL and African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA) insist on the need to remove the commercial availability test from the conditions for making accessible format copies, and underline how such a requirement undermines a goal of the Marrakesh Treaty. The lack of an easily accessible and complete database would make it extremely complex to perform such a search.

As mentioned in the statement, “Malawi (…) is in a strong position to provide leadership in Africa on a domestic implementation that respects both the spirit and the letter of the Treaty. But to achieve this, restrictions such as a commercial availability test, must be removed”.

We call on decisionmakers to amend this and to aim at a reform that will effectively address the problem of the book famine in Malawi, and help its community of more than 10.000 people who are blind or visually impaired. 

Read the full statement [PDF]

EIFL calls on Malawi: embrace spirit of Marrakesh

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Leading library organizations, EIFL, AfLIA (African Library and Information Associations and Institutions) and IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions), call on Malawi to embrace the spirit of the Marrakesh Treaty by dropping a legal requirement to check if a work is commercially available before an accessible format copy can be made.

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