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New E4GDH publication: resource guide now available

IFLA - ხუთ, 11/10/2018 - 11:10

We are pleased to announce our new guide to resources for Global and Disaster Health is now available. Suggestions for additional resources are welcome and will be considered for future updates.


New E4GDH publication: resource guide now available

IFLA - ხუთ, 11/10/2018 - 11:10

We are pleased to announce our new guide to resources for Global and Disaster Health is now available. Suggestions for additional resources are welcome and will be considered for future updates.


IFLA partners with PressReader for the International Library Marketing Award

IFLA - ოთხ, 10/10/2018 - 20:12

IFLA’s Management and Marketing Section has partnered with PressReader to present the IFLA International Library Marketing Award for 2019.

The IFLA PressReader International Library Marketing Award recognises organizations that have implemented creative, results-oriented marketing projects or campaigns. Three winners are selected on their innovative contribution to marketing in the library field.

The first, second and third place winners receive funds towards airfare, accommodation and registration for the World Library and Information Congress in Athens, Greece, 24–30 August 2019. The Award also recognises marketing efforts by developing countries with fewer resources with a special commendation.

The Awards open on 26 November 2018. The winners will be announced in March 2019 and officially awarded during the IFLA WLIC 2019 Awards Ceremony in Athens.

For more information about IFLA’s International Library Marketing Award, visit IFLA's Management and Marketing Section page.

To learn more about PressReader, and to get a free 1-month personal account, visit PressReader's page.

Riding the wave of change

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 10/10/2018 - 18:31

In August, 15 young African public librarians travelled to Southeast Asia (Indonesia and Malaysia) to take part in an intensive learning, knowledge-sharing and networking experience organized by EIFL and partners. The 15 were participants in the Initiative for Young African Library Innovators (IYALI). After their journey, we asked them to reflect on the experience, and how they might apply what they learnt in their libraries back home.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Open Access Week 2018

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 10/10/2018 - 16:40

EIFL and partners in the OpenAIRE and FOSTER (Facilitating Open Science Training for European Research) projects are celebrating Open Access Week 2018 (22-28 October) with a programme that includes tutorials and webinars on open science, open access and open data.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Job opportunity at IFLA Headquarters: Professional Support Officer

IFLA - ოთხ, 10/10/2018 - 16:10

There is a vacancy at IFLA Headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands for the position of:

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

At IFLA Headquarters an international staff of over 20 people manages and develops programmes for members and the library and information sector worldwide. IFLA’s strategic priorities include access to information, digital content, cultural heritage, the contribution of libraries to national development, and professional practice.

IFLA Headquarters
10 October 2018

Professional Support Officer

IFLA - ოთხ, 10/10/2018 - 16:04

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Headquarters is looking for an experienced Professional Support Officer to join a dynamic international team working with volunteers worldwide.

Over the next ten years, IFLA aims to transform the library field and itself through concerted and coordinated efforts at the global, regional, and national level. The ultimate benefit of this work will be seen at the local level through better library services helping more people gain literacy, improve their education, find employment, improve their health, etc. IFLA has outlined a number of activities to initiate this transformation and a key to their success will be the ability to coordinate and involve the many professional volunteers who dedicate time and energy to work in committees on IFLA projects. In this position, you will be communicating and working with people from all library sectors and regions of the world.


IFLA Headquarters is located in The Hague (next to The Hague Central Station) in The Netherlands.

Key areas of Responsibility

This position is part of the Member Services Team. The Professional Support Officer manages and supports the work of the Professional Committee. The officer is the key liaison point for Sections and Special Interest Groups on governance and professional matters regarding the intersection of their activities and IFLA’s strategic and operational goals. They help to coordinate professional activities at the annual IFLA Congress. The position works closely with the Chair of the IFLA Professional Committee to support the activities of the Professional Committee.

Qualifications and Experience
  • At least 5 years of experience working with committees, preparing and writing agendas, papers and minutes;
  • Strong applied knowledge of governance, rules and procedures in a membership organisation or similar;
  • Effective networking and personal communication skills;
  • Problem solving skills and an ability to enthuse others to engage in activities;
  • High level administrative skills with an ability to multitask;
  • Excellent written & verbal communications and presentation skills in English (native speaker desirable);
  • Ability to manage and monitor projects to meet budgetary and outcome goals;
  • Digital communication skills, including writing, editing and delivering web content.
Additionally, the candidate will have:
  • Knowledge / awareness of issues and trends in the information environment / the library profession;
  • Experience in working within an international NGO organisation;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.

The gross monthly salary offered will be EUR 3,605 per month in line with the Collective Agreement of Public Libraries in The Netherlands. You will also receive a holiday allowance (8% of your annual salary), an end of year bonus and enjoy 25 days of holidays per year. You will also participate in IFLA’s group pension scheme.

Closing date

The closing date is 9 November 2018. Due to the high volume of applications we are expecting to receive, interested candidates are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible.

How to apply

Please send your CV including a motivation letter addressing the responsibilities and skills required for the position in English to vacancies@ifla.org. Only candidates with valid documentation to work in The Netherlands will be considered.

DSpace Use On the Rise

DSpace news - სამ, 09/10/2018 - 18:06

From Alberto García Guadarrama, eScire

In 2006, eScire’s group implemented the first repository in Mexico at the Colegio de Posgraduados – COLPOS (College of Postgraduates). 12 years later, eScire is working towards consolidating DSpace repositories as THE option, not only for graduate thesis archival, but also for storing institutions’ documents including: congress and posters communications, pre-prints, post-prints, audio-visual material, journals, patents, standards and regulations, learning materials, and more.

One of our strategies is offering free, online courses, where all academic and, in general, any institution, can easily learn about installing DSpace, workflow, customization and more. This has generated a lot of interest from all  types of institutions, including national institutions such as Politécnico Nacional – IPN (National Polytechnic Institute), up to large and specialized institutions, like CONACYT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia de México–National Council for Science and Technology of Mexico) Centres. We share information freely with all institutions and as a result, some have asked for more assistance, services, installation, training, consultancy, confirming DSpace as their preferred repository solution. One of our available resources is the YouTube Channel called CCV – Comunidad del Conocimiento Virtual (Virtual Knowledge Community) where we share all recorded webinars. Here you can find the list of free available webinars in Spanish.

Fig. 1. Response on the actual free webinars on open source software (Mexico & Latin America)

Another strategy is promoting and creating the first DSpace Users and Developers Community in Mexico. On September 10-11, 2018 eScire participated in Entre Pares 2018 (Between Peers). It is an annual seminar for publishers and librarians promoted by CONACYT in Mexico. This year it was held in Puebla (where eScire has its main office). This provided an excellent opportunity for us to reach out to most of our clients in Mexico. eScire hosted a welcome party on Sunday, September 9 and initiated the first Users and Developers Dspace Community in Mexico on September  11. Here you can find some photographs.  About 42 attendees participated from CINVESTAV, IPN, UNAM, CIDETEQ, CIATEQ, ULSA, BUAP, UAM, CIBNOR, UMAD, CIESAS, UDG, UPAEP, UAT, UGTO, USON, UNICACH. All participants were interested in joining the community.

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OpenAIRE and DuraSpace Partner to Support Greater Functionality in the Global Repository Network

DSpace news - სამ, 09/10/2018 - 16:26

On September 25, 2018 OpenAIRE and DuraSpace signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Both OpenAIRE and DuraSpace have a shared interest in a robust, interoperable, and functional network of repositories that provide value to the research community and contribute to Open Science and Open Access in Europe and the world.

Repositories collectively act as the foundation for Open Science by collecting and providing access to research outputs, and play a key role in the emerging scholarly commons. To that end, OpenAIRE and DuraSpace aim to ensure that repositories are using up-to-date technologies and adopting international standards and protocols. Through this MOU, OpenAIRE and DuraSpace have agreed to work together on a number of aspects to support their common goals. These activities include enabling DSpace systems to comply with OpenAIRE metadata guidelines, gradual adoption of next generation repository functionalities, and working together on standardized methods for measuring and aggregating usage statistics.

This partnership will support the global community of repository users by improving repository functionality and enabling the adoption of other value-added services by repository platforms and aggregators.

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VuFind - 5.0.1

Foss4lib.org - სამ, 09/10/2018 - 00:04
Package: VuFindRelease Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Last updated October 8, 2018. Created by Demian Katz on October 8, 2018.
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Minor bug fix release.

Save the Date for Open Repositories 2020, June 1-4 in Stellenbosch, South Africa

DSpace news - ორშ, 08/10/2018 - 17:51

The Open Repositories Steering Committee and Stellenbosch University is delighted to announce that the 15th Open Repositories Conference will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, from 1-4 June 2020. The conference will be organised by Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service who looks forward to welcoming delegates to the first Open Repositories Conference (OR) on the African continent.

Stellenbosch University, located in the historical town of Stellenbosch, approximately 50 km from Cape Town, strives to be Africa’s leading research-intensive university, globally recognised as excellent, inclusive and innovative where knowledge is advanced in service of society.

The Library and Information Service has been playing an active role in the African and international Open Access community for a number of years and one of its strategic objectives is to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with a range of external and internal stakeholders by advancing local, national and international initiatives with regards to open scholarship.

Having chosen Stellenbosch as the venue, the annual OR Conference continues its objective to bring practitioners working at the interface of technology and scholarship together. Participants at OR come from higher education, government, libraries, archives and museums to share their experiences and knowledge about repository infrastructure, tools, services, and policies. We hope you will join us in Stellenbosch in 2020!

For the local organizing committee:

Ellen Tise & Mimi Seyffert-Wirth

Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service


For the Open Repositories Steering Committee:

Elin Stangeland

University of Oslo Library


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ICOLC Meeting

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 08/10/2018 - 17:48

Rima Kupryte, Director of EIFL, will attend the ICOLC (International Coalition of Library Consortia) meeting.

This is an international event that brings together library consortia from around the world. It will be hosted by Jisc Collections, a service that negotiates and licenses e-resources with vendors on behalf of all UK higher education and research institutions.


კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

ICOLC Meeting

eifl licensing news - ორშ, 08/10/2018 - 17:48

Rima Kupryte, Director of EIFL, will attend the ICOLC (International Coalition of Library Consortia) meeting.

This is an international event that brings together library consortia from around the world. It will be hosted by Jisc Collections, a service that negotiates and licenses e-resources with vendors on behalf of all UK higher education and research institutions.


ახალი წიგნი ჩვენს ბიბლიოთეკაში

ბარამიძე, რევაზ. სახელმწიფოებრივი ცნობიერება და ზნეობრივი იდეალი : ნარკვევები ძველი ქართული ლიტერატურის ისტორიიდან. პუბლიცისტიკა (1957-2001) / რედ. რ. ჩხეიძე; ალექსანდრე ორბელიანის საზოგადოება. - თბ. : ჩვენი მწერლობა, 2018. – 602 გვ. 
წიგნი წარმოადგენს ცნობილი მკვლევრისა და მეცნიერის რევაზ ბარამიძის ნარკვევებისა და პუბლიცისტური სტატიების კრებულს.  ნაშრომში შესულია ავტორის შემდეგი ნარკვევები : „ფარნავაზმან ძლიერ ჰყო ქუეყანა თვისი“, „იაკობ ცურტაველის ავტოპორტრეტი“, „დეტალების ხელოვნება“, „იოანე საბანისძის ზნეობრივი იდეალი“, „გიორგი მერჩულე - ქართული პროზის დიდოსტატი და მშვენება“, „ლოცვების მხატვრული ფუნქცია „გრიგოლ ხანცთელის ცხოვრებაში“, „ეროვნული კულტურის ბურჯი გიორგი მთაწმინდელი“, „კოლხი ორატორები და გიორგი მცირე“, „ჟამთააღმწერლის „ასწლოვანი მატიანე““, „აღზრდისა და ოჯახის პრობლემა ძველ საქართველოში“, „სიმბოლო და ალეგორია“, „ამაგდარი მამა-შვილი“, „დაკვირვებები „სიბრძნე-სიცრუისას“ ფაბულურ-სიუჟეტურ ჩარჩოზე“, „დავით გურამიშვილის ლირიკის ზოგიერთი ასპექტი“, „ამბროსი ნეკრესელი“, „იოანე ბოლნელი“, „ანტონ კათალიკოსი შოთა რუსთაველის შესახებ“, „ქართული და ებრაული კულტურის შემხვედრი ასპექტები“, „გიორგი წერეთელი - ძველი ქართული მწერლობის მკვლევარი“, „კონსტანტინე გამსახურდია - ლიტერატურის ისტორიკოსი“, „ივანე ჯავახიშვილი ქართველ ჰაგიოგრაფთა ეროვნული თვითშემეცნებისა და მხატვრული ოსტატობის შესახებ“, „კორნელი კეკელიძე - ქართული ფილოლოგიის ბურჯი ბურჯთაგანი“, „პავლე ინგოროყვა - პოეტური გზნების მკვლევარი“. 

იხ. ვრცლად

ახალი წიგნი ჩვენს ბიბლიოთეკაში

ბარამიძე, რევაზ. არჩილ  II : ტომი 8 / რედ. ლ. იოსებაძე. - თბ.: პალიტრა  L, 2018. - 240  გვ. ISBN  978-9941-29-313-9
ნაშრომი წარმოადგენს გამომცემლობა “პალიტრა L”- ის პროექტის - „ქართველი მეფეების“  მე-8 ტომს, რომელიც ეძღვნება მეფე არჩილ II-ს. "პალიტრა L"-ის აღნიშნულ პროექტში მოთხრობილია საქართველოს მეფეების მმართველობისა და ეპოქის შესახებ. მკითხველს შეუძლია გაეცნოს ქართველი მეფეების თვალით დანახულ ამა თუ იმ ეპოქის საქართველოს, საშინაო და საგარეო პოლიტიკურ ვითარებას, მეფეების პიროვნულ თვისებებსა და მნიშვნელოვან ფაქტებს, რომლებმაც საქართველოს ისტორიაში გარდამტეხი როლი შეასრულეს.   ნაშრომის ავტორი, რევაზ ბარამიძე, მოგვითხრობს არჩილ მეორის საგანმანათლებლო, შემოქმედებითი და პოლიტიკური მოღვაწეობის შესახებ. ასევე, ყურადღება გამახვილებულია მეფის პიროვნულ თვისებებსა და ღირსებებზე. ნაშრომი გამდიდრებულია ილუსტრაციებით.

იხ. ვრცლად

Copyright in Canada: IFLA submits comments on the review of the Copyright Act

IFLA - ორშ, 08/10/2018 - 16:37

With the right copyright laws key to library activities, IFLA actively advocates for positive reforms at the international, regional and national levels. In light of the current review of Canada’s copyright law, IFLA has submitted comments in order to strengthen the voice of libraries in the process.

Canada currently has some exemplary copyright legislation in terms of responding to the needs of libraries while respecting the interests of rightsholders. In its submission, IFLA therefore advocates for the current very positive provisions to remain unchanged, especially as concerns the right to use works for education strengthened in 2012.

There has been much talk of a loss of revenues in the Canadian publishing sector to the adoption of this provision. However, Canadian libraries, especially university libraries, are investing a growing share of their budgets in digital content, a point reflected in publishers’ own reports. Indeed, it is the shift from physical to digital media that seems better to explain falls in photocopying licence fees.

The education fair dealing should therefore not be removed. It gives libraries flexibility to operate, allowing many uses of works that respond to a public interest need and do not unreasonably harm the legitimate interests of rightsholders.

The IFLA submission underlines also the importance to protect copyright exceptions, notably from being cancelled out by contract terms or technological protection measures. IFLA also encourages the government to maintain copyright protection at fifty years after the death of the author.

While several countries have expanded that to seventy years after the death of the author, there are no obvious benefits (and important potential cost, given harm to the public domain).

Furthermore, unevenness, a lack of transparency, and a serious issues around the availability and accessibility of eBooks need to be addressed at the policy level. IFLA also suggests steps to provide legal security for text and data mining, and calls for further exploration of how to preserve indigenous knowledge most effectively.

Read the full submission.


Apply now! EIFL Public Library Innovation Award

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 08/10/2018 - 14:06

We are delighted to announce that the EIFL Public Library Innovation Award - for public library services that improve lives - is now open.

The award is open to all public and community libraries in developing and transition countries that use information and communication technology (ICT) to improve lives in their communities by addressing any of the following issues, which are included in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Call for Nominations for President-elect and Members of the Governing Board of IFLA

IFLA - ორშ, 08/10/2018 - 12:34

Nominations for President-elect August 2019-August 2021 (President 2021-2023) and Members of the Governing Board of IFLA (August 2019-August 2021)

DEADLINE: 08 February 2019

The Governing Board, in accordance with the Statutes, consists of the following members elected by the membership at large through this nomination and postal ballot process:

  • The President-elect
  • Ten members

Six members of the Professional Committee, consisting of a chair and one officer from each of the five Divisions of the Federation will be elected through a separate process by the Section Officers, and are also members of the Governing Board.

Additional members of the Governing Board include the President; the Chair of the Management of Library Associations Section and the Secretary General (ex officio).

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Global representation and participation

As a truly global organisation, representing the interests of library and information services, and their users, worldwide, IFLA needs energetic, committed and capable people whose skills and experience should cover different library types, professional specialisations and global regions to serve on its Governing Board. Members of the Governing Board should have a global perspective; an interest in library politics and advocacy; a commitment to the aims and core values of IFLA; and a desire to work collaboratively in dealing with issues for the profession. Business is conducted in English so competence in English is necessary to enable participation, but it is also important for the Board to have a good representation of IFLA’s working languages.

Being a member of the Governing Board can be time-consuming and challenging work, including work between the meetings, as the Board strives to advance the contribution of library and information services to society and to improve the practice of the profession. It is also rewarding, providing the stimulating opportunity to work with colleagues from different types of library and information environments and from different cultures.

Roles and Responsibilities of the President and President-elect

The President-elect serves in this role for two years, followed by two years as President.

The President leads the Federation and is its chief representative. The President represents IFLA and the world’s library and information profession internationally to key government and allied industry, international and national organisations and bodies. The President chairs the Governing Board and presides over General Assembly meetings which are held at the annual IFLA Congress. The Presidency involves a significant amount of travelling (some 50-70 days a year) for meetings, making keynote speeches and generally representing IFLA and the library and information profession.  As only limited IFLA funding is available to assist some of this travel, the President must have strong employer and other support. The President works closely with the Secretary General.

The two-year term of office as President-elect provides an opportunity to identify priorities to be pursued on assuming the presidency. The President-Elect works closely with the President and Secretary General and deputises for the President as required, for example, to represent the Federation or chair meetings.

Consequently, the post of President-Elect also involves a significant amount of travelling, speaking commitments and representation and therefore demands strong employer and other support. The President-Elect is a full member of the Governing Board and the Executive and Professional Committees.

A candidate for the position of President-elect does not have to be a member. Each candidate must have ten (10) valid nominations by IFLA Members. The successful candidate will serve for two years as President-elect (2019-2021), followed by two years as President (2021-2023).

Roles and Responsibilities of the Governing Board

The IFLA Governing Board is responsible for the governance, financial and professional directions of the Federation, according to IFLA Statutes Articles 13 and 14. 

The elected members of the Governing Board serve for an initial term of two years and may stand for a further consecutive term of two years.

One of the members of the Governing Board is elected by the Board to be the Treasurer of IFLA and other Governing Board members are elected by the Board to be members of committees or working groups. The President may ask a member of the Governing Board to represent IFLA at key conferences or other meetings, to ensure that the Federation’s voice is heard. Funding assistance from IFLA is available under such circumstances.


Members of the Governing Board are expected to make themselves available, usually at no cost to the Federation, to fulfil Board responsibilities which include the requirement to meet on three occasions each year. At the IFLA Congress there are two meetings: one on the day before the Congress starts and one on the day after the Congress ends. The Governing Board and its committees and working groups also meet in December and April at IFLA Headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands. IFLA covers accommodation costs for these latter meetings. Some additional limited travel assistance may be available under special circumstances. Business is conducted in between meetings by email and teleconference.

Skills and attributes

The Governing Board should comprise individuals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives who bring with them a variety of skills and experience.

A nominee for the Governing Board should:

  • have expertise, experience and interest in/across the library field;
  • have experience in management and governance at a senior level;
  • have an understanding of strategic planning, implementation and review processes;
  • have an understanding of organizational financial planning, fundraising and risk management;
  • have proven leadership skills, be an experienced networker with an ability to leverage networks and have an interest in library politics and advocacy;
  • have a willingness and ability to devote time and energy to the role – this is usually several hours per week;
  • have financial support and time allowance to attend face-to-face meetings of the Governing Board;
  • act with respect, trust, confidentiality and transparency within the Governing Board and recognize the need to protect personal and privileged information. They must declare any conflicts of interest and abstain from discussions where they have a conflict or potential conflict of interest.
Roles and responsibilities

A nominee for the Governing Board should:

  • contribute ideas, expertise and leadership to the direction of IFLA;
  • have the willingness and ability to absorb complex information, provide opinions and deliberations, and work collaboratively to seek outcomes that benefit IFLA members and the global library community
  • be able to communicate and advocate for the work of IFLA to members and the library community, and to represent the Federation where required;
  • be aware of their legal obligations in terms of ensuring the financial health and sustainability of the organisation;
  • be prepared to contribute actively to the committees, projects and work of the Governing Board;
  • participate in and respond to online communications of the Governing Board during the year, for example, via email, conference calls, document sharing and collaboration;
  • attend and participate in all business meetings of the Governing Board from the moment of their election up to and including the next two years, which means they should attend three World Library and Information Congresses in total (2019 - Athens, 2020 – Auckland, and 2021 – t.b.a.).
Who may be Nominated?
  • A candidate for President-elect or Governing Board Member does not have to be a member of IFLA (or be employed by or be affiliated with a Member of IFLA) to be nominated.
  • Candidates should have 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 conducted in English, reasonable fluency in this language is necessary to be able to fully participate as a Governing Board member.
  • Candidates should have confirmation of employer and other support to fulfill the official duties and representational and financial demands of office.

A candidate for one of the ten elected places on the Governing Board must have five (5) valid nominations by IFLA members.

The successful candidates for these places on the Governing Board will serve for two years commencing on 29 August 2019 until August 2021. Those elected for the first time will then be eligible for nomination for election for a second term of two years (2021-2023).

The current President, who will complete her term of office in August 2019, the President-elect who will begin her term of office as President in August 2019 and any Governing Board members currently in their second term are not eligible for nomination.

How do I nominate a Candidate?

To nominate a candidate for election to the post of President-elect or Governing Board member, complete a copy of the enclosed Nomination Form. This requires the signature of the authorized signatory of an Association Member or Institutional Member. Affiliate members should provide a name and signature. Provide the contact details of your nominee and send this form to IFLA before 8 February.

  • The authorised signatory is the individual listed in IFLA’s records as the organisation’s highest official and whose name appears on the attached nomination form. Please contact us if this is incorrect so that we can re-issue the form. This form may be photocopied, but please note that the nomination form cannot be used by anyone other than the authorised signatory of the member concerned.
Please note:
  • There is no restriction on the number of candidates you may nominate for these positions.
  • You should ensure that your nominee is willing to stand. IFLA Headquarters will seek formal confirmation from each candidate once the required number of nominations for that candidate has been received.
The following table sets out who may nominate and who may vote in the ensuing election.
  May nominate May vote in the election Voting members
Authorised signatories of Association Members* Yes Yes Authorised signatories of Institutional Members* Yes Yes Honorary Fellows
  Yes Yes
  • Association Affiliates
  • Individual Affiliates*
    • Personal
    • Non-Salaried
    • Student
    • New Graduate
  • Institutional Affiliates*
    • Institutional sub-units
    • School libraries
      One-person library centres
Yes No

* Only if membership fees are paid in full for 2018 and are not in arrears​.

Nominations DEADLINE

Nominations must reach IFLA Headquarters ON or BEFORE Friday, 8 February 2019. No late nominations will be accepted. To avoid disappointment please do not wait until the last day.

Questions? Contact elections@ifla.org.

  • In accordance with the Statutes, the elections will be conducted by postal ballot. Only those eligible Voting Members as set out in the above table will be entitled to vote. Association, Institutional & Individual Affiliates are not entitled to vote in the elections.
  • It is expected that the ballot will take place during March and April 2019, with eight weeks between the dispatch of ballot papers and the closing date for their return.
  • The results will be announced on IFLA’s Website in May 2019.

These elections are extremely important for the future governance of IFLA. Please consider whether you wish to nominate candidates for these positions on the Governing Board.

Yours sincerely,

Gerald Leitner
Secretary General

Call for Nominations for Section Standing Committees 2019-2023 is online

IFLA - ორშ, 08/10/2018 - 11:58

The Standing Committee on Libraries for Children and Young Adults has 5 places to fill in the term 2019-2023. You find all information about the procedure here https://www.ifla.org/node/81922

If you know of any eligible employee in your library, talk to her/him about joining the Standing Committee and have your library benefit from international exchange. If you want to be nominated yourself, talk to your library or your library association if they will nominate you. The paragraph "What benefit is there for a nominee and their employer?" is very helpful here. The prospects of international exchange and the development of personal working skills are a great incentive for any interested person. Deadline for nominations is January 3rd-2019. 

Please have a look at the library scene in your country and think about colleagues you would recommend. An organization or library can nominate a person that is not an employee of this organization. The paragraph about "Roles and responsibilities” holds every detail about this issue. 

At the Standing Committee on Libraries for Children and Young Adults there are very interesting and challenging projects to be carried out, like the Best Practices project or Sister Libraries. The World through Picture Books project is about to take a new step, and the recently updated “Guidelines for Libraries for Children” need our attention regarding translations, a condensed version and the propagation in general.

For more information about the work in our Standing Committee please contact the Standing Committee's  chair Jorun Systad jorun.systad@forde.kommune.no

Are We Ready for Extended Collective Licensing? Initial Data from IFLA Survey of Collecting Society Coverage

IFLA - ორშ, 08/10/2018 - 11:55

Extended collective licensing is increasingly proposed as a solution to problems faced by libraries in getting permissions to digitise and use large numbers of works. But it can only work if there are organisations in place to manage it. Draft data from an IFLA survey suggests that this is still far from being the case.

Collective management refers to the process of having one organisation that collects money for uses of works - for example for songs on radio or TV programmes, for photos in books or newspapers, or for uploading works in library collections to the internet. 

It can make a major contribution to member authors' livelihoods and libraries' operations by offering a simple means of clearing rights, and collecting and distributing royalties.

In its extended form, a collective management organisation (CMO) can collect money for use of works by non-members, and work to distribute this money subsequently.

This can make a real difference in the case of works that are no longer on sale, who may no longer be members of the CMO or be easy to contact. Such works - known as out-of-commerce works - make up a major part of library collections. 

Extended Collective Licensing (ECL) has therefore been proposed in the European Union as a means of enabling libraries to give access to collections of works which are no longer available elsewhere.

IFLA has already published a background paper exploring some of the conditions that may need to be in place for ECL to work. However, the most fundamental is that a CMO exists in the country and category (such as books, photos, films) in question. 

Initial survey data released today indicates that this is far from being the case. Even where CMOs do exist, they are not necessarily offering the licences that libraries need.

If confirmed, this data shows that without a further step - such as an exception that applies where CMOs do not exist - the EU's plans - as well as ECL projects elsewhere - are likely to make little difference. 

Download the initial results [pdf | word], as well as the script [pdf] and slides [pdf] of a presentation given at CopyCamp 2018. All comments and corrections to the data are welcome - contact us if you have suggestions. 

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