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EIFL welcomes Initiative for Open Abstracts

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 24/09/2020 - 15:57

EIFL has joined over 50 organizations that have committed support for the new Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA), which calls on all scholarly publishers to open the abstracts of their publications in a centralized infrastructure - Crossref - to facilitate large-scale access to and promote discovery of critical research. 

Forty publishers have already agreed to support I4OA and to make their abstracts openly available.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

EIFL welcomes Initiative for Open Abstracts

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 24/09/2020 - 15:57

EIFL has joined over 50 organizations that have committed support for the new Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA), which calls on all scholarly publishers to open the abstracts of their publications in a centralized infrastructure - Crossref - to facilitate large-scale access to and promote discovery of critical research. 

Forty publishers have already agreed to support I4OA and to make their abstracts openly available.

EIFL welcomes Initiative for Open Abstracts

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 24/09/2020 - 15:57

EIFL has joined over 50 organizations that have committed support for the new Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA), which calls on all scholarly publishers to open the abstracts of their publications in a centralized infrastructure - Crossref - to facilitate large-scale access to and promote discovery of critical research. 

Forty publishers have already agreed to support I4OA and to make their abstracts openly available.

Webinar: Research data management services

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 24/09/2020 - 13:39

Academic librarians, faculty members, researchers, university administrators and grant and research staff are invited to attend this webinar on research data management services, co-hosted by EIFL and our partner consortium in Ghana, the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana  (CARLIGH).

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Webinar: Research data management services

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 24/09/2020 - 13:39

Academic librarians, faculty members, researchers, university administrators and grant and research staff are invited to attend this webinar on research data management services, co-hosted by EIFL and our partner consortium in Ghana, the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana  (CARLIGH).

Webinar: Research data management services

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 24/09/2020 - 13:39

Academic librarians, faculty members, researchers, university administrators and grant and research staff are invited to attend this webinar on research data management services, co-hosted by EIFL and our partner consortium in Ghana, the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana  (CARLIGH).

OS, OA & OERs: New opportunities for libraries

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 24/09/2020 - 13:26

Iryna Kuchma, Manager of the EIFL Open Access Programme, will speak about open science at the international conference, 'University Library at a new Stage of Social Communications Development', to be held in Ukraine.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

OS, OA & OERs: New opportunities for libraries

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 24/09/2020 - 13:26

Iryna Kuchma, Manager of the EIFL Open Access Programme, will speak about open science at the international conference, 'University Library at a new Stage of Social Communications Development', to be held in Ukraine.

OS, OA & OERs: New opportunities for libraries

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 24/09/2020 - 13:26

Iryna Kuchma, Manager of the EIFL Open Access Programme, will speak about open science at the international conference, 'University Library at a new Stage of Social Communications Development', to be held in Ukraine.

IFLA Governing Board meetings September 2020: Update from the President

IFLA - ხუთ, 24/09/2020 - 12:11

In a week of meetings between 11 and 17 September, IFLA's Governing Board members met, discussed, and took decisions on the work of the Federation, including our Congress, governance, and finances. IFLA President Christine Mackenzie sets out the key points below..

Dear all,

First of all, I send my best wishes to you all. These are indeed difficult times as we continue to offer services in the face of uncertainty. The situation is tough for those obliged to keep their doors closed as well as for those now working to restart and intensify services. It is great to see users back in the library and I know how hard you must be working to make this possible. I wish you strength and courage and know that we will continue to see the same level of innovation and resilience that libraries have shown throughout the pandemic so far.

Last week IFLA’s Governing Board held a series of meetings in order to advance the work of our Federation. Everything was held virtually, meaning late nights for some and early mornings for others, and I want to thank my colleagues on the Board for their flexibility and commitment in participating. Our discussions covered the following key issues:

  • As we announced on Tuesday, the Governing Board agreed that our 2021 World Library and Information Congress will take place online as a truly global event, with the welcome support of the Dutch National Committee. This offers us an exciting opportunity to develop ways to engage with libraries globally, and learn lessons that we can then apply in putting together a hybrid in-person and online conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in 2023. We continue to prepare for an in-person conference in Dublin, Ireland in 2022.
  • We held a further workshop on IFLA’s governance review, celebrating a successful series of virtual round tables in August. This followed a survey on draft proposals in June and July that saw a strong and rich response from IFLA’s Members and volunteers, including additional letters setting out ideas and concerns. These meetings have helped clarify the Governing Board’s thinking, as well as highlighting issues remaining to be addressed. The Governing Board agreed that the Steering Committee – made up of our President-elect, Chair of the Professional Committee and myself, supported by the Secretary General and IFLA Parliamentarian – should now work to draft amendments to the IFLA Statutes, in consultation with the rest of the Governing Board. Our goal: to agree proposed amendments to the Statutes in time to present these at our 5 November General Assembly.
  • Reflecting the strong desire expressed by our Members, the Governing Board agreed, as part of our work to boost diversity in our Federation, to include a formal statement on the subject in the Statutes. Clearly, our work here cannot be limited to such a statement, but it will provide a valuable starting point.
  • In addition, the Governing Board agreed to a new structure for IFLA’s governance documents, committing to develop and agree on a Handbook that will help IFLA’s Professional Units understand the Statutes and Rules of Procedure, and learn from good practices in their work.     
  • We discussed the effect of the pandemic on IFLA as an organisation, and on IFLA’s finances in particular. It is clear that there will be negative consequences, leading the Governing Board to restructure our 2020 budget in order to cut costs in line with decreased revenue. I want to offer special thanks to all who are continuing to support IFLA, especially our Members and donors.
  • We agreed a new IFLA Statement on Artificial Intelligence and Libraries, underlining both the possibilities and risks that use of AI, inside and outside of our institutions can bring, and making recommendations to governments, library associations and libraries alike. This will be published shortly.
  • The Governing Board agreed to an amendment to the Rules of Procedure in order to allow our nominations and elections process to begin in January. Assuming IFLA’s Members support the idea of allowing remote voting on changes to the Statutes at the General Assembly in November, this will then allow the time to carry out an electronic vote on the proposed new Governance structures. Candidates for elected positions in IFLA will then be able to present themselves based on the relevant rules.  
  • In other meetings taking place during the week, the Professional Committee held a successful meeting, including discussions around how best to include IFLA’s volunteers in the preparation of WLIC 2021, the Dynamic Unit and Impact Award for our Professional Units, and the improved ranking of the IFLA Journal among publications in the library and information science field.
  • The Governing Board voted to freeze membership fees this year, in recognition of the extraordinary circumstances Members are facing.

I hope that you have marked our General Assembly to be held on 5 November in your diaries, and for those unable to attend in person, you will make use of the possibility to vote by proxy set out in our Convening Notice. Further details on how to follow the meeting online will be shared soon.

Kind regards, 

Christine Mackenzie
IFLA President 2019-2021

 

IFLA releases 6 videos on Wikidata and Wikibase in Libraries

IFLA - ხუთ, 24/09/2020 - 11:00

In February 2020, IFLA received a WikiCite grant from the Wikimedia Foundation to carry out a WLIC 2020 satellite event in Dublin. Due to developments related to COVID19, the project was transformed into 6 online discussions with professionals in order to discuss projects, issues, progress of Wikidata, Wikibase and bibliographic data in the field of libraries.

These discussions, led by the IFLA Wikidata Working Group,  address several themes such as open citations, knowledge equity, language revitalisation, open access to scholarly publications, linking and visualising bibliographic data as they relate to Wikidata and Wikibase.

We thank our speakers, Megan Wacha, Ahava Cohen, Nicolas Vigneron, Sarah Hartmann, Barbara Fisher, Simon Cobb, Jason Evans, Karim Tharani and Stacy-Allison Cassin for sharing their visions with the library and wiki communities.

The series of resulting videos that you can find on IFLA’s YouTube channel and soon on WikiCommons, is currently available with subtitles in Spanish, Portuguese and French (Arabic and Chinese to come).

As a follow-up to this project, the IFLA Wikidata Working Group is organising a meeting on Thursday 8th October at 4:00 PM CEST seeking more people to be part of a larger library wiki community. The Working Group aims to continue actions and concrete work on the themes mentioned above. Registration required.

10 Ways YOU Can Engage with IFLA!

IFLA - ოთხ, 23/09/2020 - 14:53

​Through resources, activities, and spaces for discussion, IFLA offers you ways to get involved in international librarianship. 

Explore the 10 ways YOU can do this!

Librarianship is a truly global profession, with millions of members all over the world. This brings with it great opportunities to learn, make links, and work together in support of great library services for all.

IFLA’s own mission is to help realise this potential by inspiring, engaging, enabling and connecting the field.

Explore the 10 ways YOU can do this - from learning more about our global field to sharing your own stories, from ten-minute activities to hone your advocacy skills, to becoming a member, from engaging with the IFLA Strategy to improving library Wikipedia.

Download the 10 ways YOU can engage with IFLA

OCLC and LIBER announce joint discussion series on Open Science

LIBER news - ოთხ, 23/09/2020 - 13:02

DUBLIN, Ohio, 22 September 2020—OCLC and LIBER announced today the launch of a discussion series on Open Science through webinars and discussion groups from 24 September-5 November. The series, based on the LIBER Open Science Roadmap, will help guide research libraries in envisioning the support infrastructure for Open Science (OS) and their role at local,…

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APrIGF 2020 Virtual Conference

IFLA - ოთხ, 23/09/2020 - 00:47

The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) is going to arrange a free virtual conference from September 27-30, hosted by APrIGF MSG and executed by APrIGF Secretariat. The
theme of this conference is Internet Governance for Good: Norms, Standards and Mechanisms. This is a regional conference on public policy issues around Internet governance and the Internet as a platform for library services is critical to our work.

IFLA has great roles at APrIGF by arranging a workshop. This year, the virtual APrIGF seems to be an especially good opportunity for us to attend. The full programme is available at https://ap.rigf.asia/#2020program

You can attend the following sessions and make this conference successful:
 The opening and closing plenaries, with high-level panel discussions;
 The workshop on ‘accessibility’ which follows the opening plenary;
 The IFLA workshop on Access to information: a holistic approach to meaningful digital inclusion, Wednesday 30 September, 05.15 06.15 UTC.
  The ‘town hall’ sessions which are opportunities for all participants to reflect on the matters discussed each day and summarize them to make contributions to the ‘Synthesis document’, the official outcomes document from APrIGF which is then submitted to the global IGF.

New Formats, New Opportunities at the World Library and Information Congress

IFLA - სამ, 22/09/2020 - 11:41

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, 22 September 2020

In a first for IFLA, the 2021 World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) will be held online, as part of an accelerated drive to develop a new, more inclusive format for the most international event in the library calendar.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused, and continues to cause, major disruption to societies and economies around the world.

Faced with this, libraries have shown extraordinary resilience and inventiveness in order to continue to serve users. IFLA is working to do the same, with enhanced online support to our Members and volunteers.

The pandemic also challenges us to think again about how we work, both individually and collectively, into the future.

This is particularly true in our planning for the World Library and Information Congress – the most international event in the library calendar. Faced with continued uncertainty about the health, economic and travel situation into 2021, it already seems clear that business-as-usual is not an option.

This is not, however, a reason to stop, but rather to accelerate our work to create a new model for our Congress, in line with the IFLA Strategy.

In doing so, we can also address the increasingly pressing issues of the carbon footprint associated with Congress participation, and the difficulty we know that many face in attending in person, even in normal times.

As a result, we are happy to announce that our 2021 Congress will take place virtually, with the welcome support of the Dutch National Committee.

The physical conference previously planned in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will move to 2023, and take place in a hybrid online/in-person format. We continue to plan for an in-person conference in Dublin, Ireland in 2022, with a strengthened online element.

These are exciting times – we are building a new type of WLIC, following the same principles of transformation and inclusion that have shaped our Vision and Strategy, and are shaping our Governance Review.   

Our goal is to develop a programme and format that combines the best aspects of our traditional conferences with the possibilities that digital tools bring to include all members of our field, all around the world, meaningfully.

Achieving success will require the best of our creativity and experience. We look forward to working with Members, volunteers and participants to deliver this.

Gerald Leitner
IFLA Secretary General

IFLA CLM mid-term meeting

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 21/09/2020 - 19:15

EIFL will join the meeting of the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) Advisory Committee for its mid-term meeting. The online meeting will provide an opportunity to share updates on copyright reforms around the world, as well as the impact of copyright laws on the provision of libraries services in COVID-19 times.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

IFLA CLM mid-term meeting

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 21/09/2020 - 19:15

EIFL will join the meeting of the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) Advisory Committee for its mid-term meeting. The online meeting will provide an opportunity to share updates on copyright reforms around the world, as well as the impact of copyright laws on the provision of libraries services in COVID-19 times.

IFLA CLM mid-term meeting

EIFL news and events - ორშ, 21/09/2020 - 19:15

EIFL will join the meeting of the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) Advisory Committee for its mid-term meeting. The online meeting will provide an opportunity to share updates on copyright reforms around the world, as well as the impact of copyright laws on the provision of libraries services in COVID-19 times.

Science is Wonderful! 2020

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 21/09/2020 - 16:57

Iryna Kuchma, Manager of the EIFL Open Access Programme, will take part in Science is Wonderful! 2020, an online science exhibition that is part of the European Research & Innovation Days.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Science is Wonderful! 2020

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 21/09/2020 - 16:57

Iryna Kuchma, Manager of the EIFL Open Access Programme, will take part in Science is Wonderful! 2020, an online science exhibition that is part of the European Research & Innovation Days.

ინფოარხების ცნობების შეკრება