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Primeros pasos hacia Estrategias para Fortalecer las Bibliotecas en América Latina y el Caribe

IFLA - სამ, 04/06/2019 - 16:02

Representantes de bibliotecas de 28 países de América Latina y el Caribe se reunieron el 24 de mayo en Buenos Aires para dar el primer paso en una nueva fase del trabajo de la IFLA para construir un sector bibliotecario más fuerte y más unido.

Desde 2017, el debate sobre la Visión Global de la IFLA ha dado respuesta a la necesidad de garantizar que las bibliotecas no sólo sobrevivan, sino que prosperen en un mundo cambiante.

Al unir el sector bibliotecario a través de una conversación sin precedentes por su amplitud e inclusión, más que nunca los trabajadores de las bibliotecas y de la información han compartido sus puntos de vista y sus ideas. El resultado de esto ha sido el panorama más completo de los retos y oportunidades a los que se enfrentan las bibliotecas, y miles de ideas sobre cómo se puede mejorar.

Para completar el proceso, la IFLA ha puesto en marcha una serie de talleres regionales con el objetivo de promover una planificación estratégica coordinada y alineada en todos los niveles del ámbito de las bibliotecas.

La Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de la Argentina, sede de la Oficina Regional de la IFLA para América Latina y el Caribe, fue la anfitriona de la primera de ellas, que reunió a presidentes de asociaciones nacionales de bibliotecas y bibliotecarios, directores de bibliotecas nacionales y otros representantes de alto nivel de 28 países de la región.

​Centrándose en particular en la importancia de los esfuerzos de promoción y defensa que involucran a todos los miembros del sector, los participantes compartieron ideas sobre cómo podemos hacer que se escuchen mejor nuestras voces y garantizar el reconocimiento y el apoyo a la contribución de nuestro sector al desarrollo. Desde el nivel global hasta el local, quedó claro que existe un gran potencial para trabajar en colaboración con el fin de trabajar de manera eficaz.

El Secretario General de la IFLA, Gerald Leitner, alentó a todos los presentes a llevar el mensaje a sus países de la necesidad de pasar de la visión a la estrategia y a la acción. No sólo los presentes en la reunión, sino todos los que trabajan en bibliotecas y se preocupan por ellas, deben comprender que ellos también son la IFLA y que tienen un papel que desempeñar en la construcción de un sector bibliotecario más fuerte y unido que impulse a sociedades alfabetizadas, informadas y participativas.

Conozca más sobre la discusión de la Visión Global de la IFLA.

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ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის სტეფანო პაოლინის სახელობის განახლებული იტალიური ბიბლიოთეკა მკითხველებს ელოდება. იტალიური ბიბლიოთეკა საქართველოში იტალიის საელჩოს მხარდაჭერით შარშან გაიხსნა (ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის მესამე კორპუსი, გუდიაშვილის 7). იტალიური ბიბლიოთეკა მუშაობს ყოველ დღე შაბათ-კვირის გარდა 09:30 საათიდან 18:00 საათამდე.

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First Steps Towards Strategies for Stronger Libraries in Latin America and the Caribbean

IFLA - სამ, 04/06/2019 - 11:11

Library representatives from 28 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean came together on 24 May in Buenos Aires for the first step in a new phase in IFLA’s work to build a stronger and more united library field.

Since 2017, IFLA’s Global Vision discussion has provided a response to the need to ensure that libraries do not just survive, but thrive in a changing world.

By bringing the library field together through an conversation unprecedented in its breadth and inclusiveness, more library and information workers than ever before have shared their views and their ideas. The result of this has been the most complete ever overview of the challenges and opportunities facing libraries, and thousands of ideas for how to do things better.

In order to complete the process, IFLA has launched a series of regional workshops, with the goal of promoting coordinated and aligned strategic planning at all levels of the library field.

The Library of the National Congress of Argentina, host of IFLA’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, provided the venue for the first of these, which brought together presidents of national library associations, national librarians and other senior representatives from 28 countries across the region.

​Focusing in particular on the importance of advocacy efforts that engage all members of the field, participants shared ideas for how we can better make our voices heard, and ensure recognition and support for our sector’s contribution to development. From the global to the local level, it was clear that there is strong potential to work collaboratively in order to work effectively.

IFLA Secretary-General Gerald Leitner encouraged all present to take the message back to their home countries that now was the time to move from vision to strategy to action. Not just those present at the meeting, but all who work in and care about libraries should understand that they are IFLA, and have their part to play in building a stronger and more united library field powering literate, informed and participatory societies.

Find out more about IFLA's Global Vision discussion.

Placing Libraries at the Heart of Connectivity Strategies

IFLA - სამ, 04/06/2019 - 11:09

IFLA has submitted comments on two sets of plans to boost internet access in Africa, underlining the importance of including libraries. By doing this, governments not only support affordable internet access, but open up possibilities to develop digital skills and give people a safe place to get online.  

Public internet access in libraries plays an important part in any broader digital strategy. As well as providing a place where people who need to can get online at no cost, they are key centres for developing the skills, knowledge and confidence to make the most of the internet.

They can also complement home access, especially for those who do not have access to the right devices, who do not feel confident, or who simply prefer to go online in company.

Both in countries which already have high levels of connectivity, and those where only a minority are online, connecting and enabling libraries can represent an important part of efforts to achieve digital goals.

Two recent consultations have offered an opportunity to underline this point.

The European Union-Africa Digital Economy Taskforce, in its draft report, places an emphasis on movement towards universal connectivity and education. It recognises that the potential of eCommerce can only be realised if more people are online and able to realise the potential of the internet.

Meanwhile, Somalia’s Information and Communications Technology Policy and Strategy looks to bring online a country which currently only has 10% of its population online. It also underlines the need for universal access and skills.

IFLA’s responses highlight the potential of libraries both as a stepping stone towards, and a complement to home access. They are a cost effective way of brining more people online quickly, reversing the deceleration in the rate of new connections. They are also ideal venues for people of all ages to come and learn about how to make the most of the internet.

Read more in IFLA’s Public Access Policy Toolkit

Justice, Good Governance and Libraries: IFLA Participates in United Nations Expert Meeting on SDG16

IFLA - ორშ, 03/06/2019 - 16:42

​UN Member States, agencies and civil society representatives met in Rome on 27-29 May to discuss progress towards building peace, justice and strong institutions (SDG16). IFLA participated, highlighting the fundamental role of libraries and access to information in achieving success for all.

When UN Member States meet in New York in July, and again in September in order to discuss the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), peace, justice and strong institutions (SDG16) will be on the agenda.

This is not just because this SDG is in focus this year, but also because success in this area is essential in order to achieve development in other fields. A key target under SDG16 is Access to Information.

In preparation for the meetings later this year, governments, UN agencies and civil society representatives participated in an expert meeting in Rome on 27-29 May 2019. This aimed to assess progress, identify priorities for action, and explore approaches which could help accelerate positive change.

IFLA attended, both alongside UN agencies in a pitching session, and from the floor during other parts of the event.

Access to Information: Essential for Success

Drawing on the 2019 Development and Access to Information report, IFLA underlined that equitable and meaningful access to information was an essential condition for achieving other parts of SDG16.

For example, people cannot enforce their rights if they do not know what these are. Libraries providing access to legal information can help ensure that no-one is left out.

Libraries can also help ensure that people are able to take advantage of open government programmes. Through offering support, helping to design interfaces, and simply raising awareness, they can complement the efforts of central and local governments.

There was a warm welcome for the work libraries do from other participants, as well as recognition of the role they play.

IFLA looks forward to the High Level Political Forum in order to share more, and further build understanding and support for libraries globally.

Read the Development and Access to Information report 2019. Read the text of IFLA's intervention, and IFLA's proposals in the official summary of tools and approaches to delivering SDG16.

Ethics checklist for discussion in Athens

IFLA - ორშ, 03/06/2019 - 15:06
The project on ethics which began in 2016 has reached its final stage, with the draft ready for discussion in Athens. The project is introduced and the latest draft checklists are linked on this page of the IFLAPARL website: https://www.ifla.org/node/61910.    The draft is the outcome of many contributions over the years, by members of the working group, the Standing Committee, and by the wider IFLAPARL community. As chair of the working group I thank everyone who has helped - but if there are flaws, errors or omissions, they are my responsibility.   Please feel free to ask questions, make suggestions and comment to me before Athens - my email is: iain.watt.iflaparl@use.startmail.com.    Best regards, Iain Watt

Updates to the National Bibliographic Register

IFLA - ორშ, 03/06/2019 - 01:41

The National Bibliographic Register profiles have recently been updated for:

  • La Bibliografía colombiana (National Library of Colombia)
  • The National Bibliography of Latvia

  • The Lithuanian National Bibliography

  • The Swedish National Bibliography

Updates are welcome at any time!

Myanmar Education Research and Learning Portal

EIFL-OA news and events - პარ, 31/05/2019 - 10:50

Free and open access to research in Myanmar will grow dramatically as a result of an exciting new project that will establish a national portal for journal articles, theses and dissertations, conference proceedings and other research output from Myanmar universities.

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Myanmar Education Research and Learning Portal

EIFL - FOSS news - პარ, 31/05/2019 - 10:50

Free and open access to research in Myanmar will grow dramatically as a result of an exciting new project that will establish a national portal for journal articles, theses and dissertations, conference proceedings and other research output from Myanmar universities.

Myanmar Education Research and Learning Portal

EIFL news and events - პარ, 31/05/2019 - 10:50

Free and open access to research in Myanmar will grow dramatically as a result of an exciting new project that will establish a national portal for journal articles, theses and dissertations, conference proceedings and other research output from Myanmar universities.

IFLA President’s Meeting 2019: New Perspectives, New Possibilities and a Call to Action for Libraries as Motors of Change

IFLA - პარ, 31/05/2019 - 10:42

With the agreement of the United Nations 2030 Agenda in 2015, the world’s governments underlined the importance of access to information as a driver of development. The 2019 IFLA President’s Meeting, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 23 May, explored how libraries, as guarantors of this access, can be motors of change, and saw a call to action to all participating, in person and online.

Information has never played a more important role in our societies. Those who have access and the skills to use it are able to take seize opportunities, take better decisions and innovate. Those without risk being left behind.

Libraries have an essential role in preventing this from happening, ensuring access to information for all. IFLA’s President’s Meeting, the second of the term of IFLA’s President 2017-19, Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, shared examples of how libraries achieve this, and the key issues they face in doing so, under the title Motors of Change: Libraries and Sustainable Development.

Glòria Pérez-Salmerón opened the event, underlining:

To change the attitudes and actions of others we need to be smart. To understand the issues that our institutions face, that the communities we serve face. To change our own mindsets, and to be confident in our assessments, innovative in our planning, and united in our action. And to explain this in a language that decision-makers understand.

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner oversaw the programme. Welcoming participants to the day, he noted that:

This meeting comes in a time of change in IFLA itself, as we look to build a stronger, more united library field. Better able to serve users with changing needs, in a changing world. Better able to support the search for solutions to global challenges. Better able not only to survive, but to thrive into the future.

Greener, Fairer, Better Informed

In an opening session, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Argentina, René Mauricio Valdes, shared insights into the UN 2030 Agenda, and the urgency to accelerate efforts to achieve it. He noted the role that libraries could play in changing behaviours and raising awareness of the SDGs.

Professor Tim Unwin, one of the guest authors of the 2019 Development and Access to Information report stressed that in parallel with efforts to ensure growth and sustainability at the macro level, it was vital to think about equality. Indeed, this was often overlooked, but was critical in order to deliver a desirable world by 2030. Libraries, he underlined, could be champions of this by helping to bridge digital and information divides.

Finally, IFLA and the Technology and Social Change Group at the University of Washington presented the 2019 Development and Access to Information (DA2I) report, stressing both the need for progress across policy areas, and the help that libraries could provide in this regard. Read more about the DA2I in our news story.

From the Global to the Local

In three panels in the afternoon, the audience heard from all of the other guest authors from the DA2I report, as well as other expert speakers from the region.

The first panel, chaired by IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, focused on the global level. Karl Falkenberg, former Director General for Environment at the European Commission, set out how global information flows had helped policy makers to understand the issues around climate change. Yet to go further, it was vital that information travelled across disciplines.

Patricia Munoz, former president of La Referencia underlined that Latin America was a leader in making research available, taking major steps towards open access to all research. Wouter Schallier, Head of the Library at the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, underlined the need for further action to favour sharing of information.

IFLA President-elect Christine Mackenzie chaired the second panel, which looked at the domestic level. Dr Katarina Popovic, Secretary-General of the International Council on Adult Education focused on the need to give everyone the opportunity to develop new skills throughout life. Libraries helped both by providing information about opportunities, and through providing a friendly and welcoming space for people to learn effectively.

Stefania Lapolla Cantoni noted that access to information was also important in matching people to job openings. They agreed that while digital technologies could solve many issues, it was clearer than ever that the support and spaces provided by libraries were still essential to achieve real world change. Finally, Jeimy Hernandez of CERLALC shared experience of how libraries were making a difference to lives in Colombia.

A final panel, moderated by Stephen Wyber of IFLA, focused on the relation between access to information and government. Fabiola Rosales of the Library of the Mexican Chamber of Deputies underlined the commitment of her library to supporting access to government information, as a precondition for accountability and better performance.

Guilherme Canela of the UNESCO office in Montevideo in turn set out the need to work with citizens to ensure that they seized their right to information, and used it. Finally, DA2I author Dorothy Gordon warned that alongside the impact of information on the way we are governed, we also needed to think about the way governments shaped the information people see, for example through internet regulation.

A Call to Action

Closing the afternoon, IFLA Secretary-General Gerald Leitner called on participants to continue the spirit of the meeting by keeping their minds open, to keep talking, to keep learning, to keep advocating for libraries, and to keep working together. This would be key to IFLA’s ongoing work to build a strong and united library field.

​IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón gave the final words, encouraging all participants, both in the room and online to go out and spread the message that ‘information should not be a divider but a bridge. Libraries in turn should be seen not as a cost but an investment. Not as a thing of the past, but an essential partner for any country serious about achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’.

IFLA is grateful to the Library of Congress of the Argentine Nation for their indispensable help in organising the event. We are also very grateful to our partners and sponsors for their support. A full list of sponsors is available on the President’s Meeting website. 

The President's Meeting 2019 was live streamed and a full recording of the event will soon be available.  Check the Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación's YouTube channel. A photo album is available on IFLA's Flickr

News from 4Science

DSpace news - ხუთ, 30/05/2019 - 17:30

DSpace 7 Preview Release is available: 4Science is a major contributor to the creation of this new version, together with other contributors from the community.

4Science has been awarded for the implementation of the OpenAIRE-CRIS-CERIF Guidelines in DSpace-CRIS. The main objectives of this implementation are to:

  • realize the implementation of the latest OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers in DSpace-CRIS
  • enable DSpace-CRIS platforms to expose research information to OpenAIRE.

This month, 4Science participated in the following events, with multiple roles, as speaker, partner, and sponsor:

  • COAR 2019 Annual Meeting, May 21-23, Lyon (France)
  • euroCRIS Membership Meeting Spring 2019, May 27-29, Helsinki (Finland)

Here’s where we’ll be next month:

  • GARR conference 2019, June 4-6, Turin (Italy)
  • Open Repositories 2019 (OR2019), June 10-13, Hamburg (Germany)
  • OAI11, June 19-21, Geneva (Switzerland)

Let’s meet there and talk about FAIR Open Science!

https://www.4science.it/en/2019/05/22/4science-events-spring-summer-2019/

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Satellite Meeting: Samos 2019

IFLA - სამ, 28/05/2019 - 20:19

The Management and Marketing Section of IFLA, in collaboration with Samos Public Library, are organizing a satellite meeting in Pythagoreion, Samos, Greece will be held 22 - 23 August 2019.

The Conference will explore and discuss management and communication skills libraries and other cultural institutions need to recruit a new generation of employees and new markets. How can the next generation of library employees and customers best hear us via optimal media and strategies? Do we have the right communication skills? Or what additional skills may all employees need to better serve the new generation?

The event will precede the annual World Library and Information Congress: 85th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Athens 24 - 30 August (IFLA WLIC 2019).

For more information, and to register, visit samossatellitemeeting.org.

Take the Library Linked Open Data Survey

LIBER news - სამ, 28/05/2019 - 14:53

The publication of library data in linked and open format has accelerated in recent years. There have been several approaches but the result is not always necessarily ideal from an interoperability point of view. Common guidelines and references would be useful as well as collected references of possible tools and other resources. LIBER’s Linked Open…

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საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის დამოუკიდებლობის დარბაზში გამოფენა „წიგნები საქართველოზე" გაიმართა. 750-მდე უცხოენოვანი გამოცემა, რომელიც 2018 წელს ფრანკფურტის წიგნის ბაზრობაზე საქართველოს საპატიო ქვეყნის პავილიონში იყო გამოფენილი, ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკას ქართული წიგნის ეროვნულმა ცენტრმა გადასცა. ეს კოლექცია მოგვიანებით ეროვნული ბიბლიოგრაფიის საარქივო ფონდში იქნება დაცული.

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RetroNews: History Witnessed Through the Press Collections of the BnF

LIBER news - სამ, 28/05/2019 - 11:40

This is a guest post from LIBER sponsor RetroNews; written by Etienne Manchette and translated by Amanda Maunoury During a time in which history is reclaiming its place in societal debates and historical narratives must relate even deeper with the demands of social science research, RetroNews provides a place for the interpretations of history offered by…

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Access to Information Online: Towards an Adequate Transposition of Art. 17 in Europe

IFLA - ორშ, 27/05/2019 - 17:42

The European Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market was recently published in the official journal, marking its entry into force and the start of the implementation process. The very controversial article 17 (former article 13) on use of content online mandates a stakeholder dialogue to ensure its adequate transposition.

In a letter of 20 May addressed to President Juncker, First Vice-President Timmermans, Vice-President Ansip, Commissioner Gabriel and Director General Roberto Viola, fundamental rights organizations, the knowledge community (in particular libraries), free and open source software developers and others have requested to be included in the stakeholder dialogue.

As IFLA has raised throughout the decision-making proces at the European level, the new article clearly has implications for freedom of expression. Upcoming discussions will be key to ensure that the implementation is as balanced as it can be.

Read the open letter [PDF].

More information on liberties.eu.

VIVO Updates for May 26, 2019 — Conference reviews, conference registration, EuroCRIS membership meeting

DSpace news - ორშ, 27/05/2019 - 16:54

Conference reviews  This year, the VIVO Conference is breaking new ground.  As you likely know this is the 10th annual conference, and the first to be held in Europe.  VIVO has many strong members and partners and implementations in Europe and we thought it was about time to make it easier for our European community to attend.  The conference will be held at the Hilton Hotel in lovely Podgorica, Montenegro, well served by major airlines, train, and even cruise ships (well, you might need car to get from the coast).

Proposals for presentations at the conference have been receive and are currently under review.  For the first time, the VIVO Conference is using Open Review (http://openreview.net) Reviewers are assigned to the proposals as in traditional review, but all reviews are open, and reviewers other than the assigned reviewers can comment on proposals.

Comments and reviews are a great way to improve presentations.  As a commenter, you can suggest additional content, make presenters aware of related work, and ask questions.

Open Review is a great addition to the conference.  We hope you will participate – either as an assigned reviewer or as a commenter.  To see the proposals and comment on them, visit Open Review and select the VIVO Conference.

Conference registration  Speaking of the conference, why not go ahead and register here:  http://vivoconference.org

EuroCRIS membership meeting  This week, several VIVO people will be attending the EuroCRIS members meeting Helsinki.  See https://www.csc.fi/web/eurocris2019/  If you are attending, please let us know.  We hope to see you there!

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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