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Open Repositories 2021

EIFL news and events - ორშ, 04/01/2021 - 14:55

‘Open for All’ is the theme of the 16th International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2021), which will provide a platform to explore and reflect on the ways in which repositories enable openness for all. 

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, is one of the programme co-chairs, with Liz Krznarich, DataCite, and Leila Sterman, Montana State University.

Second Call for Papers: IFLA Journal Special Issues on Preservation storage and curation strategies: Best Practices for physical and digital storage

IFLA - ორშ, 28/12/2020 - 05:40

IFLA Journal, IFLA's Preservation and Conservation Section, and the PAC centres are extending a call for papers for a special issue focused on storage as a strategic long-term function of libraries, including practices for physical and digital collections based on risk, value, and cost in terms of institutional mission and resources. The first call returned several compelling field reports on storage challenges and solutions from regions that are substantially under-represented in the research literature.

This second call offers additional opportunities for short reports from the field to represent the breadth of issues of concern for the diverse, global audience of IFLA Journal.

Submission Deadline: 20.01.2021

For the details, please read IFLA Journal Special Issue on storage 2nd Call [doc]
 

Viviana Quiñones

IFLA - ოთხ, 23/12/2020 - 17:03
Viviana was a true star with the unique ability to make everyone feel special and important. She had an inclusive attitude and a spririt that could reach even to the farthest end of a big hall. Viviana had a sense for the beauty and goodness in life. Her knowlege of different languages was a big asset for her.     Always très chic, she was a brillliant professional who always gave her full potentional and also added something extra - a warm smile. Though petite, she had strong willpower and the ability to make things happen. With the magic of a fairy godmother she could bring an idea to life, realize it and also succesfully finalize it.  She had the ability to combine big visions with small details. Viviana was ambitious and hard-working, well prepared, generous and willing to explain everything in detail so that everyone felt embraced.   She was passionate in the belief that children's literature could make a difference and that library services are necessary tools for individual development and education. No matter where in the world, the aims are similar but the circumstances are different.  Viviana held different positions in the IFLA section 'Libraries for Children and Young Adults' and in IFLA's organisation.   As the IFLA section 'Libraries for Children and Young Adults' we send our deepest condolences to her family and friends around the world, joining Gerald Leitner, Secretary General of IFLA, in his message from December 18: "Originally from Argentina, Viviana lived much of her life in France. She was passionate about services for children and young adults and an advocate for libraries. Her work as International Officer at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, and particularly in the National Centre for Children's Literature, where she first started working in 1987, put her in contact with children's librarians throughout the French-speaking world.
She was deeply convinced of the importance of access to information and libraries as a means of human development. She will be remembered for her dedication to cooperation with African librarians serving young people. Her many activities included a professional journal, training and seminars in many countries, and projects like the "World through Picture Books" publication and exhibition.
She was involved with IFLA for over 16 years, particularly in the Children and Young Adults Section where she held positions as Secretary and Chair of the Section. She brought her interests in capacity building to IFLA's Library Development Committee which focussed on advocacy and development. Viviana was a member of the IFLA Governing Board from 2015 - 2017 as Chair of Division III and was then elected to the Board for a second term from 2017 - 2019. She will be remembered for her vivacity, concern for others and fighting spirit.
On behalf of the IFLA Governing Board and IFLA family, I send our condolences to her family, friends and many colleagues around the world."
Gerald Leitner, Secretary General IFLA  

 

   

Holiday Greetings from SET Chair Kendra Albright

IFLA - სამ, 22/12/2020 - 18:42

Dear Colleagues,

Happy New Year 2021!  As the saying goes, “it is always darkest before the dawn.”  That pretty well sums up the situation in parts of the world still struggling with COVID-19 as we enter this new year.  For others, the worst is now past, but together, we look to a brighter new year and continuing our global collaboration.

Despite the many challenges we have faced in our own countries and communities, SET has found itself in a highly successful position of leadership for LIS education!  We have been able to accomplish many successful webinars that have been well attended, reflecting the excellent work by our SET organizers. The most recent webinar was in December entitled, “Moodle for Education,” hosted by SET colleague Dr. Jennifer Branch-Mueller. Our next webinar is planned for January 8 entitled, “Digital libraries and Learning” with Dr. Anna Maria Tammaro.

Our student spotlights have also been very well-received and answer such questions as, how does LIS education vary from one country to another? How does the student experience compare across institutions and countries? What is currently working for LIS students?  Our colleagues at IFLA headquarters have remarked on our good work and spotlighted SET to share our many accomplishments with the rest of the global LIS community!

It’s impressive that we’ve been able to accomplish so much together during some of the darkest days.  Imagine what we’ll be like as it gets “lighter!”  So here’s to a brighter 2021 and another year of successful collaboration in our global community!

Best wishes from the U.S.,

Kendra Albright

Iraqi Library Association + IFLA Strategy: where education and planning meet

IFLA - სამ, 22/12/2020 - 15:54

Closely aligned to the IFLA Key Initiative 3.4 “Provide targeted learning and professional development” the Iraqi Association for Information, Libraries and Documentation Specialists has made significant progress in supporting education in the field on a national level.

Within the framework of supporting the IFLA Strategy and inspired by IFLA guidance on national planning and implementing the United Nations 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, the Iraqi Association for Information, Libraries and Documentation Specialists stepped up.

   

In December 2019, the Association set up a workshop at the Al-Mustansyria University in Baghdad. This workshop was for all librarians in Iraq who work in university libraries, ministry libraries, other institutions and those working in the library sector in general.

The aim of the workshop was to provide targeted learning and professional development, by familiarising librarians with the UN 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals and to raise awareness of the IFLA Strategy.

Many academic librarians working in library and information departments at Iraqi universities, as well as a large number of librarians in other governmental institutions participated at this workshop.  During this workshop, drawing on what they had learned, the 55 participants worked together to propose activities and initiatives for implementation and integration in Iraqi National Library Plan.

Here are two more examples that show the way of working closely aligned to the IFLA Key Initiative 3.4, through providing a variety of learning opportunities that update current practices in the library field.

  • In May 2020, the Iraqi Library Association for Information, Libraries and Documentation Specialists presented a webinar to introduce the Iraqi Electronic Union Library to librarians from all parts of Iraq. The Iraqi Electronic Union Library is an electronic platform for knowledge services and is being implemented within the framework of a project managed by the Arabic Union Catalogue Centre located at the King Abdul-Aziz University in Saudi Arabia which consists a large database of many Arabic libraries’ content. The project is based on cooperation and sharing of information resources, therefore later on the Iraqi national plan will be linked to the Arabic Union Catalogue.

  

Dr. Faiza Al-Bayati, President of the Iraqi Association for Information, Libraries and Documentation Specialists underlined:

 

In order for all Iraqi university central libraries to be linked with the Arabic Union Catalogue, our association established a national electronic portal, called the Iraqi Electronic Union Library. This national portal includes the collections of all central university libraries in Iraq. Our association in cooperation with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, gave 8 training workshops to 250 cataloguers from all university central libraries, who after the training uploaded their library contents to this national portal. Currently, this portal contains approximately 250,000 book records, and it has been made available on the network for feedback purposes. 

We, as an association, are always aiming to support education and free access to information, and so get inspiration from the IFLA Strategy and will continue our efforts to support it in the coming years.” 

  • On another very interesting front, the Library and House of Manuscripts of Al-Abbas Holy Shrine in Iraq took on their responsibility to lead the development process and communicate with national institutions as a partner to achieve the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The did this through launching programmes in the field of supporting Iraqi libraries and developing their human resources, thus contributing to the support of the academic education movement in the field of information and libraries.

 

Actions taken to achieve this included:

  • The Cataloguing and Information Systems Center at the Abbasid Holy Shrine Manuscripts Library and House updated the study curricula at the Department of Information and Libraries at the College of Arts, Al-Mustansiriya University as a first step to introduce the rules of modern cataloguing (RDA) according to modern automatic systems and programmes.  
  • They trained Iraqi library professionals on modern cataloguing systems, qualifying them to work to rehabilitate Iraqi libraries, which have begun to recover from the effects of years of crisis. 30 training courses, both theoretical and practical, have been held so far and more than 270 employees from various Iraqi libraries have been trained.

The training course on cataloguing and classifying information sources according to MARC21 system, using RDA rules

The training course on the electronic archive and D Space system

Read more about the Iraqi library sector

 

Read more about the IFLA Strategy 2019-2024

How is your library or library association engaging with the IFLA Strategy? Let us know! Post on your social media, using the hashtag #IFLAStrategy and #WeAreIFLA or send an email to Despina Gerasimidou, IFLA’s Strategic Development Officer at despina.gerasimidou@ifla.org.

 

      

Online Consultation for Indigenous People on the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science

EIFL - FOSS news - სამ, 22/12/2020 - 10:58

UNESCO is hosting an online consultation for Indigenous People on the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science that will provide a platform for indigenous peoples to provide their views on opportunities, challenges, needs and ways forward for indigenous and local knowledge and open science.

Comments and recommendations will shape the draft UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science.

Online Consultation for Indigenous People on the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science

EIFL news and events - სამ, 22/12/2020 - 10:58

UNESCO is hosting an online consultation for Indigenous People on the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science that will provide a platform for indigenous peoples to provide their views on opportunities, challenges, needs and ways forward for indigenous and local knowledge and open science.

Comments and recommendations will shape the draft UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science.

Online Consultation for Indigenous People on the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 22/12/2020 - 10:58

UNESCO is hosting an online consultation for Indigenous People on the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science that will provide a platform for indigenous peoples to provide their views on opportunities, challenges, needs and ways forward for indigenous and local knowledge and open science.

Comments and recommendations will shape the draft UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science.

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The IFLA Metadata Newsletter December 2020 issue is published

IFLA - ორშ, 21/12/2020 - 19:02

The IFLA Metadata Newsletter brings you information about metadata in libraries all over the world. The December 2020 issue is now published.

FAIRIO workshop on Findability

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 21/12/2020 - 18:01

Iryna Kuchma, Manager of the EIFL Open Access Programme, will participate in the final FAIRIO virtual workshop, on Findability of Research Information. The main input will be given by Herbert van de Sompel, Chief Innovation Officer at Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS). The workshop is hosted by the State Scientific Library of the Ukraine in Kyiv and the TIB - Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology.

FAIRIO workshop on Findability

EIFL news and events - ორშ, 21/12/2020 - 18:01

Iryna Kuchma, Manager of the EIFL Open Access Programme, will participate in the final FAIRIO virtual workshop, on Findability of Research Information. The main input will be given by Herbert van de Sompel, Chief Innovation Officer at Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS). The workshop is hosted by the State Scientific Library of the Ukraine in Kyiv and the TIB - Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology.

FAIRIO workshop on Findability

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 21/12/2020 - 18:01

Iryna Kuchma, Manager of the EIFL Open Access Programme, will participate in the final FAIRIO virtual workshop, on Findability of Research Information. The main input will be given by Herbert van de Sompel, Chief Innovation Officer at Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS). The workshop is hosted by the State Scientific Library of the Ukraine in Kyiv and the TIB - Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology.

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DSpace 7 User-Facing Documentation Writing Sprint

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 21/12/2020 - 16:59

Join us for this week long DSpace 7 user-facing documentation writing sprint, from January 18-24, 2021! 

During the week, writing teams, coordinated by the DSpace Community Advisory Team (DCAT), will work asynchronously (and in planned, optional co-working sessions) to produce DSpace 7 documentation for repository, community and collection Administrators and Submitters. 

This is NOT technical documentation and your experience with previous versions of DSpace is sufficient.

DSpace 7 User-Facing Documentation Writing Sprint

EIFL news and events - ორშ, 21/12/2020 - 16:59

Join us for this week long DSpace 7 user-facing documentation writing sprint, from January 18-24, 2021! 

During the week, writing teams, coordinated by the DSpace Community Advisory Team (DCAT), will work asynchronously (and in planned, optional co-working sessions) to produce DSpace 7 documentation for repository, community and collection Administrators and Submitters. 

This is NOT technical documentation and your experience with previous versions of DSpace is sufficient.

DSpace 7 User-Facing Documentation Writing Sprint

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 21/12/2020 - 16:59

Join us for this week long DSpace 7 user-facing documentation writing sprint, from January 18-24, 2021! 

During the week, writing teams, coordinated by the DSpace Community Advisory Team (DCAT), will work asynchronously (and in planned, optional co-working sessions) to produce DSpace 7 documentation for repository, community and collection Administrators and Submitters. 

This is NOT technical documentation and your experience with previous versions of DSpace is sufficient.

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Webinar: INELI India and South Asia

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 21/12/2020 - 16:11

The International Network of Library Innovators (INELI) India and South Asia has invited the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) to present a webinar featuring three winners of the EIFL Public Library Innovation Award

The webinar is titled ‘EIFL Public Library Innovation Award Winners: community driven library services from Croatia, Lithuania, and Moldova’, and the three libraries are:

Webinar: INELI India and South Asia

EIFL news and events - ორშ, 21/12/2020 - 16:11

The International Network of Library Innovators (INELI) India and South Asia has invited the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) to present a webinar featuring three winners of the EIFL Public Library Innovation Award

The webinar is titled ‘EIFL Public Library Innovation Award Winners: community driven library services from Croatia, Lithuania, and Moldova’, and the three libraries are:

Webinar: INELI India and South Asia

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 21/12/2020 - 16:11

The International Network of Library Innovators (INELI) India and South Asia has invited the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) to present a webinar featuring three winners of the EIFL Public Library Innovation Award

The webinar is titled ‘EIFL Public Library Innovation Award Winners: community driven library services from Croatia, Lithuania, and Moldova’, and the three libraries are:

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IFLA Green Library Award 2021

IFLA - ორშ, 21/12/2020 - 15:24

“IFLA Green Library Award 2021”
 
Objectives of the IFLA Green Library Award

 

  • To reward green library / green library projects that best communicate their commitment to environmental sustainability
  • To create awareness of libraries’ social responsibility and leadership in environmental education
  • To support the worldwide green library movement, concerned with
  1. environmentally sustainable buildings
  2. environmentally sustainable services, activities, programming, information resources, collections and projects
  3. conservation of resources and energy
  • To promote the development of green library initiatives locally, regionally and worldwide 
  • To encourage all types of libraries to actively present their green activities to an international audience

Following the IFLA Key Initiative 4.1: Promoting libraries within the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development the award will help to advance the profession through illuminating the role of libraries and librarians in the advancement of sustainability standards and the promotion of specialized knowledge within professional practice.

Guidelines for submissions

Any type of green library or any outstanding green library project, initiative or idea may apply for the IFLA Green Library Award. Libraries with a small budget but a great impact are explicitly invited to participate in the competition!
The green library, project, initiative or idea may be presented in various ways (e.g. essay, video, poster, article, set of slides):

  • Applications must be written in one of the seven IFLA languages.
  • Applications in languages other than English must have an English abstract.
  • Film and video materials in languages other than English must have English subtitles.
  • Applications should be max. 10 MB in size, unless a video is also published on YouTube.

The presentation of the project, initiative or idea should be submitted to the international ENSULIB Award Reviewing Committee.
The quality and relevance of the project, initiative or idea will be evaluated by the ENSULIB Award Reviewing Committee in terms of:

  • Applicability to the goals and the scope of ENSULIB
  • Contribution of libraries to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Quality of the overall presentation, public visualization via website etc.
  • Relevance to IFLA’s goals and values (Key Initiative 4.1)

Download the application form: [English – MS Word]

Submit applications before 28 February 2021 to:

Dr. Petra Hauke, ENSULIB Secretary, E-mail: petra.hauke@hu-berlin.de

Notification of the winners and runners-up will be sent in May 2021.
Finalists will be presented at the virtual 87th IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2021.

IFLA ARL Section + IFLA Strategy: Acting locally, Reaching Globally

IFLA - კვი, 20/12/2020 - 11:22

Closely aligned to the IFLA Key Initiative 3.3 “Empower the field at the national and regional levels” the IFLA Academic and Research Libraries Section (IFLA ARL Section) engages, encourages, inspires and connects a global community of library workers through their outreach and communication efforts.

The section makes a point of cooperating regularly with other IFLA sections and facilitating the involvement of library professionals from low and middle income countries in all their events, activities and programs.

This year, ARL faced the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic and turned it into an opportunity to strengthen their technology-enabled work, reaching even more people across the globe, and expanding their knowledge through greater engagement with their audience.

Read more about IFLA ARL highlights here.

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