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New Marketing Award Deadline: 18 January

IFLA - ხუთ, 10/01/2019 - 16:02

Missed the Award deadline? Good news - the cut off for applications is now 18 JANUARY!!

 

If your library has #marketinggenuius, get your entry in for the IFLA/PressReader International Library Marketing Awards and go for gold.

 

https://www.ifla.org/node/91708

New Marketing Award Deadline: 18 January

IFLA - ხუთ, 10/01/2019 - 16:02

Missed the Award deadline? Good news - the cut off for applications is now 18 JANUARY!!

 

If your library has #marketinggenuius, get your entry in for the IFLA/PressReader International Library Marketing Awards and go for gold.

 

https://www.ifla.org/node/91708

Minutes of the 2018 Standing Committee Meetings of IFLAPARL are now available

IFLA - ოთხ, 09/01/2019 - 19:26

The draft minutes of the two Standing Committee meetings held in Kuala Lumpur on 24th and 27th August 2018 are now available here.

Any corrections or suggestions should be submitted to Karin Finer or Steve Wise by the end of January 2019.

Call for papers and posters: Satellite meeting in Pythagorion, Samos, Greece 22 – 23 August 2019

IFLA - ოთხ, 09/01/2019 - 19:04

The Management and Marketing Section, in collaboration with Samos Public Library are organizing a satellite meeting in Pythagorion, Samos, Greece 22 – 23 August 2019. The event will precede the annual World Library and Information Congress: 85th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Athens 24 – 30 August.

Theme

Recruiting and Managing the New Generation of Employees to Attract New Markets and Create new Services

The Conference will explore and discuss management and communication skills libraries and other cultural institutions need to recruit a new generation of employees, attract new markets and create new services. Which communication strategies and media are best for reaching new employees and customers? Do we have the right communication skills?  What additional skills may all employees need to better serve the new generation?

Subject of Papers or Posters:
  1. New services and new skills
  2. Recruitment strategies
  3. Matching media to markets
  4. Identifying and serving the unserved
  5. OJT (on the job training):  Updating outdated skills, mentoring
  6. Research on market trends for libraries and cultural institutions
  7. New markets for libraries and cultural institutions
  8. Expanding the Library’s reach through public engagement
  9. Creating new positions which align with the mission of the institution
  10. Best practices on any of the subjects
Submission guidelines

Interested parties are invited to submit an abstract (maximum 350 words) in English for a proposed paper or poster.

Each presentation will last approximately 20 minutes. Posters should display questions, hypothesis, data, and results that highlight research within the conference subjects.

The abstract should be in English and include the title of the paper; author/presenter’s name, position and employer; author/presenter’s email address and telephone number.

Please submit proposals to: Ruth Ornholt, E-mail: ruth.ornholt@hfk.no

Evaluation and Deadlines

Proposals will be reviewed by a sub-committee of members of the Management and Marketing Section.

  • Abstract submission deadline: 16 February 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2019
  • Deadline for Paper submission:15 June 2019

Papers must be in English and include the abstract 

Thank You: IFLA Celebrates the Work of Global Libraries

IFLA - ოთხ, 09/01/2019 - 16:50

After 21 years, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Libraries Programme has closed its doors. IFLA, on behalf of the entire global library field, would like to give thanks not only for its contributions to date, but for the immense impact it will continue to have into the future.

We believe that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s 1997 decision to establish a dedicated programme for libraries will be seen by future historians of our field as a major moment.

At a time of political, economic and technological change, it represented a clear statement of the enduring place of libraries in society. It affirmed their role as accelerators of progress, community anchors and guarantors of equity, and challenged other stakeholders to do the same.

After implementation across the United States, the Global Libraries programme took this message around the world, with immense success. They have given librarians the tools and inspiration they needed to realise their potential. They have shown the difference that effective libraries with engaging services can make to their communities.

Thanks to its visionary leadership and dedicated staff, Global Libraries has done so much to deliver on its mission to improve lives and strengthen libraries. IFLA acknowledges Deborah Jacobs as the driving force, not only of the Global Libraries team, but for change across the library field. IFLA itself was a beneficiary of funding that allowed it to develop the Building Strong Library Associations programme and pursue advocacy at the highest levels.

Now, we are at another major moment. With the closure of the Global Libraries programme, we say goodbye to one of the greatest allies our sector has ever known.  IFLA President, Glòria Pérez-Salmerón said, "While the closing of the Programme marks the end of an amazing phase in the development of libraries, I am confident that its missions, vision and energy will live on, and make a lasting difference to our institutions and the people they serve."

With the energy and example they have provided, and the most generous grant in IFLA’s history, IFLA has never been in a better position to work towards a globally strong and united library field.

IFLA will seek to transform the global library field, with a transformed IFLA at its heart. Our federation is better able to listen to the voices of our members around the world, and join together in advocating for library services that improve lives. 

IFLA is already enabling a qualitative change in the way the library field collects data and measures its impact through the Library Map of the World. With our International Advocacy Programme, we have placed libraries at the heart of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda.

With IFLA’s Global Vision, we are firmly on the way to a truly united global library field. Across the global culture, science and education sector, there has never been such an ambitious and inclusive initiative. 

These successes have only been possible due to our outstanding partnership with Global Libraries, and to the inspiration Deborah Jacobs and her team have provided. The legacy of their work has given IFLA and its legacy partners an unparalleled opportunity and an unparalleled responsibility.

IFLA believes that, together, we are up to the task, and we can help stronger libraries build better lives the world over.

Gerald Leitner
IFLA Secretary General

Call for Applications: IFLA ARL Attendance Grants for IFLA 2019

IFLA - ოთხ, 09/01/2019 - 07:57

The IFLA Academic and Research Libraries Section (ARL), with generous sponsorship by Ex Libris and SAGE, is offering THREE (3) Attendance Grants for the 2019 IFLA World Library & Information Congress in Athens, Greece.

One awardee will be selected from each of these regions:

  • Africa
  • Latin America
  • Asia/Pacific region
What does the Attendance Grant Cover?

Each grant covers the early registration fee of Euro 505 which expires on 15th May 2019. The Attendance Grant will also provide support for travel and/or accommodation of up to Euro 700.

Applicants must be able to attend the Congress and will be responsible for all other costs associated with Congress attendance. Please see the Conference website for further details about the Congress.

What is expected from the grant holders?

The successful candidates will be required to be onsite at the Congress and participate actively for its duration, including attendance at ARL committee meetings, and the IFLA Awards session, where they will receive their certificates. They may also be required to take part in publicity events during the conference, such as events organised at the two sponsors’ exhibition stalls.

Following the Congress, awardees will be required to write a brief article (approximately 500 words) about their Congress experience, The article must be within 3 months of the end of the Congress, and will be published on the ARL Section blog. Awardee’s submission essays may also be published in advance of the conference.

Eligibility
  • The applicant must be a paid-up member of his/her national library association
  • The applicant should not have attended the IFLA Congress before
  • The applicant must be willing to share their experience at the IFLA Congress with their national library association
  • The applicant must be eligible to obtain a visa for travel
  • The applicant must declare that she/he is able to fund all other costs beyond the grant that are involved in attending the Congress, e.g. all other hotel, travel and subsistence expenses NOT covered by the Grant
  • Those who have previously received this Grant (formerly known as Essay Contest) are not eligible to apply again.
Application Procedures

Applicants should prepare four documents for review by the committee:

1) A covering letter providing:

  • your contact details (e.g. name and email address)
  • short summary of your employment and/or student status

First-time IFLA attendees, young professionals, students of Library and Information Studies (LIS) and those working in LIS jobs for the first time will have an advantage in the assessment of applications, so make sure you mention this if you belong to one of these categories.

2) A written statement of up to 500 words. The statement should describe:

  • how attending IFLA will benefit you in a personal and/or professional capacity, with reference to the 2019 theme of the conference; and
  • how you intend to apply the benefits that you have outlined in a practical way after the Congress, either for you personally or for the library/information unit you work in

3) A cost estimate or budget for your attendance at the Congress, along with a declaration of your ability to fund all costs beyond the grant of Euro 700 and of your eligibility for any relevant visas. At a minimum, your budget should include travel and hotel costs, but please also consider meals, visa-related fees, and other personal expenses when planning your trip. Please note any costs that will be funded by your employer or by other grants and awards.

4) A statement indicating that you have approval from your employer, that if you are a recipient of this Grant, that you have their support to attend the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Athens, Greece.

All four documents should be sent by email to:
Liz State
Email: lizstate@gmail.com

Your application must be received by 16th March 2019. All applications will be acknowledged upon receipt.

All applicants will receive notification of award status no later than 18th May 2019.

Please note

Our grant is possible because of the generous sponsorship by Ex Libris and SAGE. Our sponsors want to offer all our grant applicants an opportunity to receive news and announcements of their products and services, and we will be sharing your contact details with them. If you do not wish to have your contact details shared, please indicate your preference in your submission document.

Call for Papers: "Libraries, archives and museums in dialogue: Improving access to complementary collections"

IFLA - ოთხ, 09/01/2019 - 01:20

The Art Libraries and the Subject Analysis and Access Sections invite proposals for the Open Session entitled "Libraries, archives and museums in dialogue: Improving access to complementary collections".

Linked to the IFLA Conference theme, “Libraries in dialogue for change”, the Art Libraries and the Subject Analysis and Access Sections will be hosting a 2-hour Open Session during the 2019 conference in Athens, Greece, in which we would like to discuss how to improve the user’s subject access to our complementary collections, and how professionals can be supported by interlinking objects between different collections through the use of new technologies and tools as well as metadata standards and shared authority data. We would also like to include in our discussion digital format image collections, which play a great role in linking libraries, archives and museums, especially in thematic virtual exhibitions, and lead to new forms of collaboration.

More information at WLIC2019 Call for papers.

Call for Papers: Open Session on Standards and Best Practices Relating to Serials, Continuing Resources and Scholarly Communications - IFLA 2019

IFLA - სამ, 08/01/2019 - 23:53

Call for Papers: Programme Session

Standards and Best Practices Relating to Serials, Continuing Resources and Scholarly Communications

Sponsored by: IFLA Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section

Co-Sponsored by: IFLA Committee on Standards

 

World Library and Information Congress

85th IFLA General Congress and Assembly, 24-30 August 2019, Athens, Greece

 

Call for Proposals and Papers:

The Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section (SOCRS) and the Committee on Standards invites colleagues to submit proposals for its two-hour open session at the IFLA Congress in Athens on the theme “Standards Relating to Serials, Continuing Resources and Scholarly Communications."

 

We invite papers that address any one or more of the following topics related to standards:

  • IFLA Conceptual Models Standards
    • IFLA Library Reference Model 5.8 Modelling of Serials; 5.7 Modelling of Aggregates
    • Interoperability between metadata created using RDA and ISSN instructions and element sets
    • The development of PRESSoo
  • Standards and best practices relating to serials discovery and access, acquisitions and scholarly communications
  • Identifiers and serials: ISSN and its interoperability with other identifiers (e.g., ISNI, DOI)
  • Other major serials, continuing resource or scholarly communication standards used regionally or around the globe.

 

Submissions and Selection Process

If you are interested in submitting a paper proposal, please provide the following in English:

  • Name(s) and affiliation(s) of author(s)/presenter(s)
  • Proposed title of the paper
  • Proposed abstract of the paper (no more than 500 words)
  • Brief biographical information of all author(s)/presenter(s)
  • Contact information, including email, of all author(s)/presenter(s)

 

Proposals should be sent by email to Gaelle Bequet, Secretary, (gaelle.bequet@issn.org) and Meg Mering, Chair, (mmering1@unl.edu) of SOCRS by March 1, 2019.

 

All proposals will be reviewed by members of the IFLA SOCRS committee and the Committee on Standards Organizing committee. Selection will be based on proposal content and fit to the programme theme. Proposal authors will be notified via email by April 1, 2019.

The deadline for final papers is June 1, 2019. Papers should be original work written in English, not published elsewhere, and should be no longer than 10 double-spaced pages using a standard 12-point font. Authors will be required to present their papers at the conference session. At least one author for each accepted paper must attend. This requirement ensures that the author(s) of the papers and attendees of the conference have the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussion with colleagues about the presentations and other related topics, leading to a more robust professional experience.  Presentations should last about 15-20 minutes and time will be allotted afterwards for questions and discussion. Presentations should be engaging, interactive, and designed to elicit thoughtful discussion from the audience. Use of PowerPoint or other visual applications is encouraged for the benefit of the entire audience. The official language of the programme is English.

In accordance with IFLA's Open Access Statement, all papers presented at the open program will be available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license. Authors of accepted papers will need to sign IFLA's author form upon notification. Papers and presentations will be freely available online.

Important Dates

  • March 1, 2019 Proposal submission deadline
  • April 1, 2019: Notification to submitters
  • June 1, 2019: Deadline for authors to submit completed papers

 

Contact

 

Authors needing a letter of invitation or further information shall contact Gaelle Bequet, Secretary of the SOCRS Committee (gaelle.bequet@issn.org) or Margaret Mering, Chair of SOCRS Committee (mmering1@unl.edu).

 

Notice

All expenses are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA or the IFLA SOCRS and Committee on Standards

 

Programme Planning Committee

Meg Mering, University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Chair, IFLA SOCRS Committee

Diane Beattie, Library and Archive Canada; Chair, IFLA Committee on Standards

Gaelle Bequet, ISSN International Office, Paris; Secretary, IFLA SOCRS Committee

Theron Westervelt, Library of Congress; Information Coordinator, IFLA SOCRS Committee

Anders Cato, Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen (Denmark); LIDATEC Chair, Committee on Standards

Sharon Dyas-Correia, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, SOCRS Committee

Beata Katrincova, University Library in Bratislava, Slovakia, SOCRS Committee

Christina McCawley, West Chester University, United States, SOCRS Committee

Andrea Wirth, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States, SOCRS Committee

Management & Marketing Section joins the Coaching Initiative

IFLA - სამ, 08/01/2019 - 15:51

 

During IFLA WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, the IFLA Section CPDWL hosted an open session with career and professional development coaching for the individual.

The set up was a drop-in session where the participants could choose between a variety of coaching areas, i.e. Lifelong learning, IFLA structure and organisation, Professional reorientation, General management skills, Leadership or Health management. All WLIC delegates were welcome to join the coaching session, and 79 participants attended the programme.

The coaching was aimed on one individual or a small group of individuals. Coaching focuses on asking open questions, and to allow the coachee to come up with the solution. This differs from mentoring which mainly focuses on giving advice. So the focus of these coaching interactions was to help developing the individual’s career and professional development and/or develop the individual’s understanding of how involvement in the work of IFLA can help with the individual’s career and professional development.

The purpose of the present work is to develop a robust and varied selection of continuing professional development opportunities to better prepare IFLA and the global library workforce to support 21st century users.

The coaching initiative was very well received by the participants. The evaluation results showed that 95% of the coaches thought the coaching programme was either excellent or very good. It also revealed that the coaches provided both individual coaching and group coaching, but also mentoring and dialogues on specific topics.

The coaching pilot was also evaluated in several meetings within the CPDWL standing committee, with staff at IFLA Headquarters and with the Professional Committee. All meetings congratulated the Coaching Team on the success of the coaching programme.

To broaden the perspective and make the coaching initiative into a true IFLA initiative, the CPDWL section will collaborate with the Management and Marketing Section during 2019. The combination of the CPD and the management aspect of coaching will develop the initiative and improve the quality.

In addition, CPDWL proposes two different set-ups during the WLIC 2019 in Athens: one walk-in/drop-in programme and one with pre-registration.

Other suggestions for an improvement of the programme include:

  • Offer fewer coaching areas.
  • Offer training for coaches before the programme.
  • Improve the presentation of the process.
  • Improve the physical space as well as timing for this kind of initiative.
  • Additional time for conducting the programme.

The working group is now continuing the work on this initiative and we are looking forward to 2019 when we hope to offer both a webinar on coaching as well as an interesting programme at the WLIC in Athens.

IFLA/UNESCO Multicultural Library Manifesto Toolkit now updated

IFLA - სამ, 08/01/2019 - 06:20

The IFLA/UNESCO Multicultural Library Manifesto Toolkit was developed by IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section (MCULTP) for the purpose of giving practical approaches on how libraries can apply the concepts contained in the Manifesto.

The original draft was created in 2012. In December 2018, we finished a major review of the original English draft and have published it on our website.

We've also translated the complete Toolkit into Chinese and published it on the Toolkit webpage.

The final English version was reviewed and updated by Section member Le Yang and volunteer Nicholas Demetriades. The Chinese version was translated by Section members Lan Gao and Jiangshun Zhang.

The MCULTP Section thanks all who have contributed to the creation, review, and translation of the Toolkit.

IFLA MetLib Conference 2019 in Helsinki – Call for proposals

IFLA - ორშ, 07/01/2019 - 20:54

The MetLib Conference is the annual gathering of metropolitan libraries, held by the IFLA Section on Metropolitan Libraries. MetLib 2019 is hosted by the Helsinki City Library and the conference will take place in the newly opened Helsinki Central Library Oodi from Wednesday, 8th of May to Friday, 10th of May.

The MetLib participants can also take part in an open international library conference, Reshape, that takes place in Oodi 6-7th of May.

We are pleased to invite you to participate and to submit your paper that you would like to present at MetLib 2019 Conference. Please fill in the form here and send it to conferences.library@hel.fi .

The theme of the Conference is Reshaping lives and libraries and we are approaching the topic via issues like changes in the working culture, digitalization and innovative partnerships. The program will explore these topics in the context of metropolitan lives both in the viewpoint of library users and staff.

We are looking for speakers for pecha kucha sessions as well as longer talks up to 30 minutes. If you want to share your experiences, ideas or best practices on the topics above, please send your ideas by 24th of February 2019.

 

 

Call for Papers: Satellite Meeting on Grey Literature - 23 August 2019

IFLA - ორშ, 07/01/2019 - 18:23

Sponsored by: IFLA Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section

Co-sponsored by: IFLA National Libraries Section

Date: August 23, 2019 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)

Venue: National Library of Greece, SMFCC: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Athens, Greece Https://www.snfcc.org/default.aspx

 

Call for Proposals and Papers:

The Internet has dramatically altered how grey literature is defined. The importance, the availability, the access, and the types of grey literature have significantly increased since the days of keeping pamphlets and newspaper clippings in a vertical file. Deciding if a resource is commercially published or if it is grey literature has become more complex and requires judgement. Knowledge of a field of study is helpful in knowing where to find or to gain insight into grey literature. This satellite will address how libraries and others are meeting the challenges of grey literature. It will explore strategies for discovering and identifying grey literature; managing both the grey literature and its metadata; and ensuring the long term preservation of grey literature.

Librarians, information professionals, researchers, editors, publishers and others are invited to submit paper proposals relating to the following topics:

Discovering and identifying grey literature within a particular field

Metadata for grey literature

Promoting and marketing grey literature

Institutional repositories and long-term preservation solutions

National libraries and grey literature

Data mining and grey literature

Research data and grey literature

Submissions and Selection Process

If you are interested in submitting a paper proposal, please provide the following in English:

  • Name(s) and affiliation(s) of author(s)/presenter(s)
  • Proposed title of the paper
  • Proposed abstract of the paper (no more than 500 words)
  • Brief biographical information of all author(s)/presenter(s)
  • Contact information, including email, of all author(s)/presenter(s)

 

The deadline for proposal submission is March 1, 2019. Please email proposals in .PDF or .DOCX format to Meg Mering, Chair of the IFLA Section on Serials and Other Continuing Resources, mmering1@unl.edu

All proposals will be reviewed by members of the IFLA SOCRS and the National Library Section Satellite Conference Organizing Committee. Selection will be based on proposal content and fit to the conference theme. Proposal authors will be notified via email by April 1, 2019.

Authors should submit proposals only if they are able to attend the Satellite Conference.

The deadline for final papers is June 1, 2019. Papers should be original work written in English, not published elsewhere, and should be no longer than 10 double-spaced pages using a standard 12-point font. Authors will be required to present their papers at the Satellite Conference. At least one author for each accepted paper must attend. This requirement ensures that the author(s) of the papers and attendees of the conference have the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussion with colleagues about the presentations and other related topics, leading to a more robust professional experience.  Presentations should last about 15-20 minutes and time will be allotted afterwards for questions and discussion. Presentations should be engaging, interactive, and designed to elicit thoughtful discussion from the audience. Use of PowerPoint or other visual program is encouraged for the benefit of the entire audience. The official language of the Satellite Conference is English.

In accordance with IFLA's Open Access Statement, all papers presented at the Satellite Conference will be available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported (CC BY 4.0) license. Authors of accepted papers will need to sign IFLA's author form upon notification. Papers and presentations will be freely available online.

 

Important Dates

  • March 1, 2019 Proposal submission deadline
  • April 1, 2019: Notification to submitters
  • June 1, 2019: Deadline for authors to submit completed papers

 

Contact

For questions about the Call for Papers, please contact Meg Mering, Chair of the IFLA Section on Serials and Other Continuing Resources, mmering1@unl.edu

 

Additional information about the IFLA Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section and the National Library Section can be found online via the Website or Facebook

 

Notice

All expenses are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA or the IFLA SOCRS and National Library Sections.

 

Satellite Planning & Program Committee

Meg Mering, Chair, IFLA Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section

Theron Westervelt, Information Coordinator, IFLA Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section

Genevieve Clavel, Secretary, IFLA National Libraries Section

Sharon Dyas-Correia, University of Oxford, United Kingdom,

Christina McCawley, West Chester University, United States

Andrea Wirth, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States

 

New IFLA Publication: Library Design for the 21st Century—Collaborative Strategies to Ensure Success

IFLA - ორშ, 07/01/2019 - 13:05

Just off the press in the IFLA Publications Series…​

Library Design for the 21st Century—Collaborative Strategies to Ensure Success
Edited by Diane Koen and Traci Engel Lesneski
Berlin/Munich: De Gruyter Saur, 2019
ISBN 978-3-11-0613124
(IFLA Publications; Nr 179)
Euro 99,95 / for USA, Canada, Mexico US$ 114.00

Read all about it

Call for papers WLIC 2019 - The IFLA Audiovisual and Multimedia Section, joined by the IFLA Preservation and Conservation Section and the Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (PAC)

IFLA - ორშ, 07/01/2019 - 11:36

The IFLA Audiovisual and Multimedia Section, joined by the IFLA Preservation and Conservation Section and the Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (PAC), invite interested professionals to submit proposals for the open session to be held during IFLA WLIC in Athens, Greece, from 24-30 August 2019.

This year the theme is "It's good to preserve, it's even better to share: Sound and visual cultural heritage in local communities"

Do you have unique audiovisual materials that are significant to, and used by, your local community? Are you collecting and preserving oral histories? Do you have experience holding home movie days in your town, school, or university, where community members share local history content or learn about preserving their personal film and video archives?

We encourage papers that address how libraries support communities and individuals in documenting and preserving their histories and heritage. We are also interested in libraries’ curating and making these collections locally and globally accessible.

 

Deadline for submission of proposals is 15 February 2019

 

Details and more information are available on the IFLA WLIC 2019 website of call for papers,

 

Please feel free to share the Call for Papers in your networks.

VIVO Updates for January 6, 2019 — Happy New Year, Books for VIVO, Open Repositories, Wikidata, Calls This Week

DSpace news - ორშ, 07/01/2019 - 02:56

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break!  It’s a time for family, good cheer, for reflecting on the year past, and the year to come.

2018 was an important year for VIVO.  Many wonderful things happened as project participation grew and the idea of an open source system for representing scholarship grew around the world.  The project is very strong and provides a vibrant, open approach to providing critical information needed to improve the practice of research and scholarship.  We are producing an annual report (our first!) Expect to hear more in the weeks ahead.

Over the break we tweaked the wiki a bit.  Hopefully things are a bit cleaner and a bit clearer.  Colors were simplified, pages simplified, the calendar improved, some navigation improved, some obsolete material archived, and some pages improved.  We try to have a light touch in such changes so that people can find things, we also need to make sure that current material is easiest to find.  The SPARQL Resources were significantly improved – all examples now run correctly in current versions of VIVO and additional examples and references have been added.  If ever you find obsolete material in the VIVO wiki, please feel free to update it.  You’ll need a Duraspace account which you can request from sysadmin@durasapce.org 

We’ll share some thoughts about the project and 2019 here next year.  Our Product Direction for 2019 provides an overview of where the software is headed in the coming year.

Books for VIVO  Each month we suggest a book for your VIVO library.  This month’s book is by Barend Mons, of the Leiden University Medical Center, GoFAIR, and CoData.  Professor Mons has written a book for all data practitioners interested in the FAIR data principles.  The book uses hundreds of questions to challenge practitioners in thinking through how to make their data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable.  All those engaged in the production, curation, and sharing of data from scientific work will appreciate the insights here.  As one involved in these process for my entire career, I can say that this book would have been a tremendous help along the way and asks many of the questions we asked each other as we tried to create and share data.  The lessons here are not limited to scientific data.  VIVO is involved in the collection and sharing of data (some call metadata) regarding the work of scholarship.  VIVO practitioners, and groups tasked with creating and advancing VIVO implementations would undoubtedly benefit from discussing the issues raised here.

Mons, Barend 2018. Data Stewardship for Open Science: Implementing FAIR Principles 1st Edition ISBN 978-1498753173. 244 pages.

Open Repositories  will be held in Hamburg Germany, June 10-13, 2019.  The call for proposals is open here https://or2019.blogs.uni-hamburg.de/cfp/  While primarily focused on data and publication repositories, VIVO as a metadata repository, and as a front-end to repositories such as Dspace, Invenio, and Fedora is of interest.  If you are presenting or attending please let us know.  It could be an opportunity for a VIVO meet-up!

Wikidata  Before the holiday break, the developers group hosted a guest presentation by Daniel Mietchen of the University of Virginia and a wikimedian.  You can find his talk here: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikiProject_Scholia/Talks/Wikidata_and_VIVO_in_2018  There is also a video recording.  There is interest in how VIVO and Wikidata might collaborate – how we might provide data to Wikidata and consume data from Wikidata.  Have ideas about this?  Please share on VIVO Slack (http://bit.ly/vivo-slack) or email.

Calls this week  VIVO calls resume this week.  All are welcome!  All times are US eastern time.  Follow the links for call information.

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon 
VIVO Project Director

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Free webinar: Library services for teenagers in the digital age

IFLA - შაბ, 05/01/2019 - 05:01

Join us and hear about inspiring services from librarians serving communities and teens including online content, podcasts, gaming, coding and much more! These are twenty-first century skills that will make an impact on teenagers' careers and personal interests. 

Moderator: 
Loida Garcia-Febo, CPDWL SC member, ALA President

Speakers: 
Sanna Huttunen & Sampo Matikainen, Oodi Library, Helsinki, Finland
Meredith Levine, Head of Youth Services, Chatanooga Public Library, USA
Sander Slegtenhorst, Programmaker Afteling Programmeting & Verhuur, Rotterdam Public Library, The Netherlands

Thursday, 10 January 2019. 09:00 CT (Chicago) / 10:00 EDT (New York) / 17:00 EET (Helsinki) / 16:00 CET (Amsterdam) / To check your local time, visit World Clock

Link to the webinar: https://ala.adobeconnect.com/rxo131m0yfrm/

The free webinar series is organised jointly by IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning (CPDWL) and IFLA New Professionals (NPSIG) with the support of the American Library Association. This series of free webinars addresses issues of interest to new librarians, library associations and library schools, library-decision makers, and all library workers. 

For further information about our webinars, visit the NPSIG website: http://npsig.wordpress.com/webinars/

 

The call for papers for our exciting Open Session at WLIC 2019 in Athens is now open - 15 February Deadline!

IFLA - შაბ, 05/01/2019 - 00:28

The theme for the session is "Keeping it Real while Augmenting Reality: the Impact of Technology and Equipment on Library Design".  We invite you to submit a proposal that explores related areas including:

  • – Visionary approaches and innovative developments to library equipment and service projects;
  • – The intersection of emerging technology and equipment, and library buildings;
  • – Technologies that bridge physical and digital to expand service offerings or enhance the user experience;
  • – Technology on a limited budget (i.e., innovation on a shoestring);
  • – Use of virtual or augmented reality to expand service offerings;
  • – Ways that technology makes the design process, buildings, and/or services more equitable or inclusive;
  • – Technologies that impact operational efficiencies, staffing models, staff productivity, health and wellness;
  • – Sustainable technologies and equipment;
  • – Smart tools and equipment to update libraries as learning places.

For more information and for copies of the Call For Papers in other languages please see here.

Books for Better Societies: Call for World Book Capital 2021 Candidates Open

IFLA - პარ, 04/01/2019 - 22:35

 

UNESCO has opened the call for candidates for the city which will be World Book Capital (WBC) for a year from 23 April 2021. IFLA encourages cities which are realising the potential of libraries to apply.  

Since 2001, one city a year has been named World Book Capital. With this title, the host becomes the focus for a series of events and programmes aimed at promoting books and reading, setting an example for others globally.

Cities from all continents have successfully bid for this status, with Athens the current holder. Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) will take up the position on April 23 2019, and will be followed by Kuala Lumpur a year later.  

Libraries Core to Successful Promotion of Books and Reading

With libraries often closely engaged with local authorities in promoting access to books and a love of reading, they are obvious partners for this initiative. The best candidates often recognise this potential, organising events in and with libraries, as well as providing valuable support.

IFLA is privileged to be a member of the Advisory Committee, working with UNESCO and the International Publishers Association to advise the UNESCO Director General in her final choice.

IFLA Secretary-General Gerald Leitner said:

With strong libraries, any town or city can be a leader in promoting books and reading. I look forward to candidates for World Book Capital 2021 who show what can be achieved when libraries, publishers, local authorities and others work together.

The deadline for candidates is Thursday 2 May 2019 – further details are available on the UNESCO website. Given that Kuala Lumpur will hold the title from 23 April 2020 to 23 April 2021, candidates from Asia are not being accepted this time around. 

Sustainable non-APC publishing models

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 03/01/2019 - 17:29

EIFL Open Access (OA) Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma and EIFL-OA coordinator Gwen Franck will be among facilitators at this two-day interactive OpenAIRE workshop for book and journal publishers and librarians supporting non-APC publishing initiatives.

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WIPO Copyright Committee (39th Session)

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 03/01/2019 - 16:49

The 39th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) takes place in Geneva from 21 - 25 October 2019.

EIFL will participate in the session when delegates from WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) member states discuss limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives, education and research, and a proposed treaty for the protection of broadcast organizations, among other topics.

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