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Webinar: Use of OA repository content

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 30/11/2017 - 11:38

EIFL webinar: Would you like to learn more about how repositories track use and re-use of open access (OA) research? Join our webinar with Isabel Bernal, DIGITAL.CSIC manager, who will share good practice examples from DIGITAL.CSIC, the institutional repository of the Spanish National Research Council.

The webinar will also promote new open metrics for assessing and evaluating the impact of research.

Date: 15 December 2017

Time: 11:00 - 12:00 GMT

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

OA policy workshop in Malawi

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 30/11/2017 - 10:51

Mzuzu University Library and Learning Resources Centre will host an open access (OA) policy workshop to take forward development of an institutional OA policy for Mzuzu University, which is widely known as as MZUNI.

EIFL Open Access Country Coordinator from Kenya, Rosemary Otando, has been invited to speak at the workshop, which will bring together management, directors, deans of faculties, heads of departments and students’ representatives to comment on a draft OA policy prepared by the MZUNI OA Initiative Working Group.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Library History SIG Action Plan for 2017-18 is now online

IFLA - ოთხ, 29/11/2017 - 14:23

The SIG Library History Action Plan for 2017-18 is now on our website and as you read it you will see that the SIG is planning a session for the IFLA conference in Kuala Lumpur in 2018 and the session title is: "Transform Libraries. Transform Societies: Library Outreach to Marginalized Populations: Historical Perspectives".  A Call for Papers for the session is now issued.

The SIG  was very pleased to receive a number of contributions for the 2017 Wroclaw session Libraries in Times of Crisis: Historical Perspectives, and recently released attendance figures from the conference reveal that some 250 were in attendance, which is great news.   Since then and because so many of the abstracts received were so relevant to the topic,  I have negotiated with the Editor and team of IFLA Journal for a themed issue and have had a good response from many of the authors to progress this.

Please have a read of the SIG’s blog and the SIG’s webmaster Anup Kumar Das has been posting some interesting library history stories from India.  Which made me think that many of you would have interesting library history posts to make as well, so please go ahead.

Dr Kerry Smith

Convenor IFLA Library History SIG

Call for a papers: Library History SIG at IFLA WLIC I2018 in Kuala Lumpur

IFLA - ოთხ, 29/11/2017 - 13:06

The SIG’s Committee has decided that the theme for our session at the 2018 IFLA conference will be: "Transform Libraries. Transform Societies: Library outreach to marginalized populations: historical perspectives". The full Call for Papers can be found on the WLIC 2018 website.

We very much look forward to some interesting contributions.

 

 

A 3rd Senior Advisor Appointed!

IFLA - სამ, 28/11/2017 - 21:01

Colleagues interested in working with the ACD Section but who cannot be re-appointed as Standing Committee our Corresponding members as per IFLA's Rules of Procedure have been appointed as Senior Advisors.

In this capacity they will be invited to our business meetings and can play an active role in the work and projects of the Section.   

We are glad to announce that we have now been joined by another colleague:

Julia M Gelfand, MLIS, Applied Sciences, Engineering & Public Health Librarian, UCI Libraries, University of California, Irvine - Email: jgelfand@uci.edu

Welcome on board Julia!

DI4R 2017 Conference

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 28/11/2017 - 16:38

Europe's leading e-infrastructures will host the second Digital Infrastructures for Research (DI4R 2017) Conference, which will be held at the SQUARE meeting centre in Brussels.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

FOSTER data management training

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 28/11/2017 - 15:13

EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma will demonstrate useful Data Management Planning tools at this FOSTER (Facilitating Open Science Training for European Research) training for Research Executive Agency (REA) project officers of the European Commission (EC).

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

FOSTER policy training for EC

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 28/11/2017 - 12:52

EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma will provide an overview and definitions of open science, open access and open data at this FOSTER (Facilitating Open Science Training for European Research) training for project officers of the European Commission and Research Executive Agency.

Kuchma will also speak about open access (OA) policies and OA publication requirements of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 (H2020) project. EIFL OA Programme coordinator Gwen Franck will facilitate the training.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

CALL FOR PAPERS: “Is knowledge management the new library science?” Satellite Conference 23 August 2018

IFLA - ორშ, 27/11/2017 - 21:26

Venue: Xiamen University Malaysia campus (XMUM), Salak Tinggi, Selangor, Malaysia (15 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport)

Conference website: https://sites.google.com/view/ifla2018km/

The one-day Satellite Conference aims to understand, describe, and demonstrate how KM and library science intersect and differ, especially in terms of how graduates of library science programs use the skills and techniques of KM as they manage corporate and organizational information assets. In addition to exploring these issues, it will investigate how future trends in KM can be met especially as the scope of KM grows into other areas and the need to on-going continuing professional development increases.

The deadline for submitting paper proposals is February 1, 2018. Please send proposals in .docx or .pdf format to Frank Cervone (fcervone@cervone.com) and Wu, Yue (wuy@lib.pk.edu.cn) (on behalf of Long Xiao, Program Chair).

See the full call for papers on the IFLA WLIC 2018 website.

ახალი წიგნი ჩვენს ბიბლიოთეკაში


Teteriatnikov, Natalia B. Justinianic Mosaics of Hagia Sophia and Their Aftermath. – Washington: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 2017. – 355 p.: ill.  ISBN: 9780884024231 
კონსტანტინოპოლის არქიტექტურული ძეგლი აია სოფიას საკათედრო ტაძარის ნაგებობა თითქმის იმავე სახით არის შემორჩენილი, თუმცა მისი მოზაიკური ფრესკების მხოლოდ მცირე ნაწილია პირვანდელი იერით შემონახული. ავტორი განიხილავს პირველად ფრესკებს და მიწისძვრის შემდგომდროინდელ (558 წ.) სახეშეცვლილ ანალოგიას. ავტორი აანალიზებს იუსტინიანური მოზაიკის მატერიალურ და დეკორატულ კომპონენტებს. იგი განიხილავს როგორც არქიტექტურულ და თეოლოგიურ ესთეტიკას, ისევე იმ სოციალურ პირობებს, რამაც გამოიწვია გამორჩეული, არაიკონიკური მოზაიკის პროგრამის წარმოება. ეს წიგნი რეალურად ინახავს გადარჩენილ მტკიცებულებათა მთლიან ინფორმაციას და ფაქტიურად მსოფლიოს თქვენთვის ხელმისაწვდომად ხდის. წიგნს ახლავს ფერადი ილუსტრაციები, ბიბლიოგრაფია (გვ. 331-345) და სახელთა საძიებელი

იხ. ვრცლად

ახალი წიგნი ჩვენს ბიბლიოთეკაში


დუნდუა, თედო. საქართველოს უძველესი და ძველი ისტორიის ნარკვევები. - თბ.: მერიდიანი,  2017. – 308 გვ.: ილ. ISBN 978-9941-25-348-5
წინამდებარე  წიგნი  წარმოადგენს მონოგრაფიას საქართველოს ისტორიის შესახებ, რომლის ქრონოლოგიური ჩარჩოები მოიცავს ძვ. წ. XV- ახ. წ. III საუკუნეებს. წიგნი განკუთვნილია ისტორიკოსების, სტუდენტებისა და საქართველოს ისტორიით დაინტერესებული მკითხველისთვის. ნაშრომში წარმოდგენილია ილუსტრაციები და რუკები. ასევე ერთვის რეზიუმე, ინგლისურ ენაზე. 

იხ. ვრცლად

Trade Deals Should Favour, not Restrict, Access to Knowledge

IFLA - ორშ, 27/11/2017 - 13:48

The work of libraries relies on the existence of a modern and complete set of exceptions and limitations to copyright. While national legislation is usually the responsibility of national parliaments and policy-makers, the influence of International trade deals – and Treaties – is significant. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – currently under renegotiation – is no exception.

Last month, a group of copyright experts, library associations, and civil society advocates met in Washington. They analysed the relationship between trade deals and copyright in a digital era, focusing in particular on the impact of the proposals on the table in the ongoing discussions about NAFTA.

Discussions focused on the need for trade negotiators to support flexible and modern copyright exceptions that enable access to knowledge, innovation and creativity in a digital environment.

Making the Case for Libraries

Given libraries’ unique role in preserving and giving access to culture, knowledge and heritage, IFLA – through International Leaders Programme associate Jonathan Hernandez-Perez – and other library representatives played an active part in the discussions. They stressed the need for libraries to be able to make full use of digital materials and and to make copies for users involved in education, reesarch and other public interest activities.

As professor Sean Flynn of American University, Washington (and organiser of the meeting) argued: “Most people don’t realize that everyday tools like social media, search engines, and internet archives rely on balanced copyright policies like fair use and safe harbor provisions. In a world that increasingly relies on the internet, global citizens need to access digital content for education, research, and culture. NAFTA and other trade agreements should not export a one-sided copyright policy, but instead reflect the digital realities of the 21st century”.

The Benefits of Balance

A key input to the discussions came from the User Rights Database, a major research effort comparing the evolution of exceptions and limitations to copyright around the world with overall economic and innovation performance.

This found that while almost all countries are trending toward more open copyright user rights over time, wealthier states are about thirty years ahead of developing countries. There are also indications that more open copyright user rights generate broader benefits, including more rapid development of high technology industries, innovation and scholarly publication. 

Principles on Copyright Balance

Following the meeting, participants collaborated to produce the Washington Principles on Copyright Balance in Trade Agreements. These highlight the following priorities:

  • Protect and promote copyright balance
  • Provide technology-enabling exceptions
  • Require flexible intermediary safeguards
  • Ensure that technological protection measures permit user rights
  • Reflect multilateral commitments on copyright term
  • Guarantee proportionality and due process

IFLA has endorsed these principles, alongside Library associations from all NAFTA members, notably the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, the Library Copyright Alliance, the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries and the Mexican National College of Librarians (CNB).

Find out more about IFLA's work on exceptions and limitations to copyright.

EIFL at WIPO SCCR/35

EIFL-OA news and events - შაბ, 25/11/2017 - 15:09

EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager Teresa Hackett attended the 35th meeting of WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) which met from 13 - 17 November in Geneva.

The SCCR, which meets twice a year, featured six eminent professors who gave presentations on topics currently under discussion by the committee, that included presentation of an updated study on limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives by Professor Kenneth Crews.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Inaction is not an Option: Case Builds for Meaningful Action for Libraries at the World Intellectual Property Organisation

IFLA - პარ, 24/11/2017 - 18:35

IFLA attended the 35th session of WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights to make the case for the need of a minimum standard of exceptions and limitations to copyright for libraries, archives and museums. While a minority of states continue to question the need for action, the majority remain convinced that effective, universal access to information requires progress at the international level.

Once again, IFLA coordinated efforts with a group of partner organisations, notably the International Council of Archives (ICA), the International Council of Museums (ICOM), Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL), the European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA), and many others.

The main two highlights on the topic of exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives were the presentation of the update of the Crews report, and the outcome of the discussions around draft action plans on limitations and exceptions.

The 2017 update of the Crews report was presented by the professor himself on Wednesday morning, followed by discussions with Member States and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).

Professor Crews opened his presentation by underlining the shared mission of libraries and archives: to preserve and provide access to information resources. In 2017, out of the 191 WIPO member states, 28 countries do not have any relevant exceptions to copyright (compared to 32 in 2015).

While this change is positive, the number of countries where libraries have no legal basis for work, or where the legal basis is out of date or simply not good enough remains too high. Business as usual is not a realistic way of achieving the change we want.

Professor Crews underlined the power of international examples, with the British legislation of 1956 and more recent European law often mirrored in other counties. By setting examples, WIPO itself could have a real influence on copyright regimes nationally.

Finally, professor Crews noted that there are several challenges ahead, such as the application of digital technologies or the expansion of library services. One of them is the growing cross-border exchange of information, that cannot be resolved at a national level.

The Committee also held useful discussions about an action plan for the coming years. This marks welcome progress, with all Members accepting the need for the work of SCCR to lead to positive results for libraries in both the short and longer term. The Chair will make revised proposals before the next meeting, with a strong hope of agreement. 

Museums also played an important role in the discussions. With many libraries containing museums – and vice versa – it will be important to ensure that any work on museums is coordinated with that on libraries. Different approaches are both unnecessary and potentially harmful, as IFLA set out in a joint statement with the International Council on Museums and the International Council on Archives.

IFLA delivered several statements on the topic of exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives as well as on exceptions and limitations for educational and research purposes, and raised questions following several presentations.

See the statement and questions raised:

To learn more about what IFLA is doing at WIPO, here's our Webinar on Libraries, Copyright and the World Intellectual Property Organisation:

Inaction is not an Option: Case Builds for Meaningful Action for Libraries at the World Intellectual Property Organisation

IFLA - პარ, 24/11/2017 - 18:35

IFLA attended the 35th session of WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights to make the case for the need of a minimum standard of exceptions and limitations to copyright for libraries, archives and museums. While a minority of states continue to question the need for action, the majority remain convinced that effective, universal access to information requires progress at the international level.

Once again, IFLA coordinated efforts with a group of partner organisations, notably the International Council of Archives (ICA), the International Council of Museums (ICOM), Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL), the European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA), and many others.

The main two highlights on the topic of exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives were the presentation of the update of the Crews report, and the outcome of the discussions around draft action plans on limitations and exceptions.

The 2017 update of the Crews report was presented by the professor himself on Wednesday morning, followed by discussions with Member States and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).

Professor Crews opened his presentation by underlining the shared mission of libraries and archives: to preserve and provide access to information resources. In 2017, out of the 191 WIPO member states, 28 countries do not have any relevant exceptions to copyright (compared to 32 in 2015).

While this change is positive, the number of countries where libraries have no legal basis for work, or where the legal basis is out of date or simply not good enough remains too high. Business as usual is not a realistic way of achieving the change we want.

Professor Crews underlined the power of international examples, with the British legislation of 1956 and more recent European law often mirrored in other counties. By setting examples, WIPO itself could have a real influence on copyright regimes nationally.

Finally, professor Crews noted that there are several challenges ahead, such as the application of digital technologies or the expansion of library services. One of them is the growing cross-border exchange of information, that cannot be resolved at a national level.

The Committee also held useful discussions about an action plan for the coming years. This marks welcome progress, with all Members accepting the need for the work of SCCR to lead to positive results for libraries in both the short and longer term. The Chair will make revised proposals before the next meeting, with a strong hope of agreement. 

Museums also played an important role in the discussions. With many libraries containing museums – and vice versa – it will be important to ensure that any work on museums is coordinated with that on libraries. Different approaches are both unnecessary and potentially harmful, as IFLA set out in a joint statement with the International Council on Museums and the International Council on Archives.

IFLA delivered several statements on the topic of exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives as well as on exceptions and limitations for educational and research purposes, and raised questions following several presentations.

See the statement and questions raised:

To learn more about what IFLA is doing at WIPO, here's our Webinar on Libraries, Copyright and the World Intellectual Property Organisation:

LIBER 2018: Call for Papers

LIBER news - პარ, 24/11/2017 - 16:18

The Call for Papers for LIBER’s 2018 Annual Conference — in Lille, France from 4 to 6 July 2018 — is now open. The deadline for submitting a proposal is 19 February 2018. Guidance and conference topics are outlined in detail below. Research libraries as an Open Science hub: from strategy to action The theme of the conference connects…

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Preserving Cultural Heritage – The IFLA Scoping Workshop on Palm Leaf Manuscripts

IFLA - ოთხ, 22/11/2017 - 19:22

On 6-7 July in Colombo, Sri Lanka, experts, librarians and holders of Palm Leaf Manuscript collections in South and South-East Asia met during an IFLA workshop, to discuss the problem of metadata and digitisation for PLMs in the region.

 A two-day workshop with 15 participants from around the region took its starting point in the discussion on the problems of preservation and accessibility encountered by the lack of a unified metadata standard to describe Palm Leaf Manuscripts (PLMs). The workshop gave a clear picture of the current situation, and as well concluded that PLMs are essential manuscripts in Asian countries, and must be preserved as cultural heritage.

Libraries and institutions play an essential role in preserving cultural heritage, and during the workshop it was strongly agreed that institutions and countries must join forces in order to develop standards for the two main functions of PLMs management: Preservation and Access.

The report from the scoping workshop aims to explain the challenges of PLMs managements, and sets out recommendations for implantation of coordinated regional work. Participants will continue to work together to deliver a metadata framework, as well as to explore other relevant issues.

​Read the full report for conclusions and recommendations of the workshop.

Call for Nominations: IFLA 2018 Honours and Awards

IFLA - სამ, 21/11/2017 - 20:08

Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to IFLA or to international librarianship? IFLA’s Honours and Awards recognise those who have given significant service and made distinguished contributions to the profession.

Bestowed annually by the IFLA Governing Board, IFLA Honours and Awards are a great opportunity to acknowledge a colleague whose efforts you admire and respect. 

The Call for Nominations is out now.  Don’t delay!

FAQ

Who can make a nomination? All authorised representatives of Members and Personal Affiliates

When will the presentations be made? Presentations are made during the World Library and Information Congress

How do I make a nomination? Please download your nomination form found at the bottom of this page and send back to us.

DEADLINE: 23 February 2018
late submissions shall not be considered

Honorary Fellow

Honorary Fellow is IFLA's highest award, and is conferred on the basis of merit on a person who has delivered long and distinguished service to IFLA. It may not necessarily be awarded every year. A nomination for Honorary Fellow is required to be supported by at least three nominators who are current IFLA Members. Nominations must include evidence to support any claims against the criteria. A nomination must be accompanied by at least two written referee reports. Referees should not also be nominators, and at least one referee should be an IFLA Member. Referees should address the nominee's suitability for the award, in relation to the criteria and may provide further information relevant to the award if desired.

In making its decision, the Executive Committee will examine only the evidence provided by the nominators and the two referee reports submitted with this nomination. The evidence and referee reports you provide should be based on the following required criteria:

  1. Length of service to IFLA;
  2. Type(s) of service to IFLA;
  3. Outstanding achievements within that service to IFLA; and
  4. Service that has brought distinction to IFLA in the international arena.
IFLA Medal

IFLA Medal is conferred on a person who has made a distinguished contribution either to IFLA or to international librarianship. It is also anticipated that one medal would be awarded each year, to a nominee from the country hosting the IFLA WLIC.

A nomination for the IFLA Medal is required to have at least two nominators who are current IFLA Members. A nomination must include evidence to support any claims of the nominee's distinguished contribution either to IFLA or to international librarianship. Each nomination shall be accompanied by at least two written referee reports. Referees should not also be nominators, and at least one referee should be an IFLA Member.

In making its decision, the Executive Committee will examine only the evidence provided by the nominators and the two referee reports submitted with this nomination. The evidence and referee reports you provide should be based on the following required criteria

  1. Length of service to IFLA or the profession;
  2. Nature of the distinguished contribution to IFLA or to international librarianship;
  3. Significance of that contribution to IFLA or to international librarianship.
IFLA Scroll of Appreciation

IFLA Scroll of Appreciation is awarded annually by the IFLA Governing Board to the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) National Committee for that year.  Additionally, any Member may nominate an individual who has given distinguished service to IFLA. Staff, including core activities staff, is eligible for nomination.

In making its decision, the Executive Committee will examine only the evidence provided by the nominator.

The evidence provided should be based on the following required criteria:

  1. Length of service to IFLA;
  2. Nature of the service to IFLA;
  3. Significance of that service to IFLA, and its impact on IFLA.

The Executive Committee of the Governing Board considers all nominations in committee and in confidence. The Executive Committee bases its decisions only on the evidence submitted with the nominations and any further evidence sought from the nominees or referees.

The Executive Committee and the Secretary General shall not enter into correspondence on individual nominations. Only successful nominations will be published.

Wherever possible honours and awards shall be announced and conferred at the annual WLIC.

NOMINATION FORMS:
  • Honorary Fellow [DOC] | [PDF]
  • IFLA Medal [DOC] | [PDF]
  • IFLA Scroll of Appreciation [DOC] | [PDF]

Nominations for awards to be conferred in 2018 are invited, in confidence, on this form which may be sent by email as an attachment, by FAX, or post:


email: ifla@ifla.org

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HONOURS and AWARDS
IFLA
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