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RSCAO Collaboration with Lebanese Library Association

IFLA - ორშ, 20/11/2017 - 17:29

The Lebanese Library Association (LLA) 4th Conference
In collaboration with Asia and Oceania Regional Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

Innovative libraries: Paths to the Future

May 9-11, 2018

Le Commodore Hotel, Beirut, Lebanon


Call for Papers: Lebanese Library Association (LLA) 4th Conference

IFLA - ორშ, 20/11/2017 - 17:29
Call for Papers

The Lebanese Library Association (LLA) in collaboration with Asia and Oceania Regional Section (RSCAO) of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) invites papers to be submitted for LLA's 4th conference to be held from 9-11 May 2018 at the Le Commodore Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon.

Conference Theme

Innovative libraries: Paths to the Future

In a time of change and innovation, what is the futuristic look of libraries?

Every day we are forced to make decisions based on present situations. Edward Cornish, one of the founders of the World Future Society, notes that futurists recognize “the future world develops out of the present world. Thus, we can learn a great deal about what may happen in the future by looking systematically at what is actually happening now”.

There is no doubt that technology has a lasting impact not only on our current world, but also on our future. Innovation, which is defined as the “process of translating an idea or invention into a good or service that creates value or for which customers will pay”, has been greatly driven by advances in technology.

This conference will identify and address how technology is transforming innovation in libraries. With re-imagination and clear vision, libraries are infusing new technologies while creating dynamic meeting places, digital repositories, 24/7 digital services, and remote access to physical and cloud-based collections, regardless of boundaries. Cutting edge modern architecture and design are prevalent in many libraries in the world. These libraries have become hub for information access, research and collaboration, and information sharing around the globe, even amidst tight financial resources. These libraries have adapted well in changing with the needs of their communities.

Conference Topics
  1. Data and computational science and intersection with librarianship
  2. Bibliometrics in decision making
  3. Technology led innovations in library and information services
  4. Libraries in support of education
  5. Libraries, society, and government
  6. Literacy and digital literacy
  7. Engaged communities, school, public, academic, specialized, academic, and national libraries
  8. Libraries and the preservation of cultural memory
  9. Libraries and the future in times of change
  10. Libraries and sustainable development practices

See the full call for papers on the conference website.

IFLA Welcomes Renewed Focus on Library Objectives at 39th UNESCO General Conference

IFLA - კვი, 19/11/2017 - 13:39

The 39th General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) saw a new Director General, new Executive Committee members, and a renewed focus on key priority areas for the library community.


UNESCO’s 17th Director General, Audrey Azoulay, used her first speech to speak spoke not only of the challenges facing UNESCO as an organisation, but also of the risks to progress towards its goals – attempts to discredit science and knowledge, attacks on cultural diversity and the oppression of women. All are areas where libraries stand alongside UNESCO in fighting for a better informed and inclusive society, as IFLA underlined in its statement of 16 October. IFLA has welcomed her designation and looks forward to working closely with her on our shared objectives.


The conference also saw valuable progress in other areas where IFLA is engaged. The Communication and Information Commission, at which IFLA spoke, reaffirmed its belief in freedom of expression, online and off, and endorsed the Quebec Call for Action on the Internet and the Radicalisation of Youth.


The Culture Commission took the welcome step of including heritage at risk from natural disasters in its work programme on protecting cultural diversity. This is a welcome step, ensuring that UNESCO’s approach covers all endangered heritage. Member States also launched an Appeal on Protecting Culture and Promoting Cultural Pluralism, placing this as a key part of humanitarian and peacebuilding initiatives.


Elsewhere, UNESCO continues to do valuable work around science and climate change, and to lead action within the UN system on Sustainable Development Goal 4 – Education. Upcoming work on Open Education Resources – which offer an interesting opportunity to provide a more diverse range of teaching materials, and where libraries are already active – also holds promise.


Find out more about IFLA’s engagement in UNESCO on our cultural heritage pages.

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17 ნოემბერს საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის ლეგენდარულ პირველ კორპუსში კავკასიაში უდიდესი და ევროპაში ერთ-ერთი საუკეთესო წიგნის მუზეუმი გაიხსნა.

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პირადი და ოჯახური ცხოვრების პატივისცემის უფლება და სახელმწიფო ვალდებულებები / ბესარიონ ბოხაშვილი, კონსტანტინე კორკელია, - თბ., 2017. – 309 გვ.

ევროპული კონვეციის მერვე მუხლი, პირადი და ოჯახური ცხოვრების პატივისცემის უფლება, მოიცავს ისეთ საკითხებს, როგორებიცაა: პატივი და ღირსება, პირადი მონაცემების შეგროვება და მათზე წვდომა, სქესობრივი ცხოვრების საიდუმლოება, ინდივიდის ფოტო და ვიდეო გამოსახულება, ბავშვის მოთავსება სახელმწიფო მზრუნველობის ქვეშ, და მრავალ სხვა მნიშვნელოვან საკითხებს. ნაშრომის მიზანია უფრო ეფექტურად დაიცვას ადამიანის უფლებები ეროვნულ დონეზე, გრძელვადიანი პერსპექტივით, ადამიანის ძირითადი უფლებების დაცვის მაღალი სტანდარტის უზრუნველყოფის მიზნით. 

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კავკასიაში უდიდესი და ევროპაში ერთ-ერთი საუკეთესო წიგნის მუზეუმი გაიხსნება

17 ნოემბერს საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის ლეგენდარულ პირველ კორპუსში კავკასიაში უდიდესი და ევროპაში ერთ-ერთი საუკეთესო წიგნის მუზეუმი გაიხსნება.

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International Advocacy Programme (IAP): 14 projects selected

IFLA - ხუთ, 16/11/2017 - 16:58

In August 2017, IFLA launched a worldwide second call for proposals to request funding for the implementation of regional or national awareness-raising and capacity building activities for 2017-2018, as part of the International Advocacy Programme (IAP).

Once again, a great number of proposals were received: 75 from all regions in the world. This continues to show the great commitment of the library and information community to ensure libraries are involved in the United Nations 2030 Agenda planning and implementation at the local, regional and global level.

All proposals were carefully analysed by the IFLA Library Development Advisory Committee, with the support of IFLA’s Manager Development Programmes.

Preference was given to (regional) proposals from library associations, national libraries, and the public library sector. Proposals leading to the next level in awareness raising and capacity building also were well received.

The 14 funding proposals selected aim to continue showing libraries’ contribution to the UN 2030 Agenda, and to advocate for libraries to be recognised as government partners to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by their inclusion in National Development Plans.

A regional distribution of the selected proposals is as follows:

  • Awareness Creation, Advocacy and relevant Data Collection Strategies for UN 2030 Agenda for librarians in Portuguese speaking Africa. Applicant: African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA).
  • Workshop for Top Officials of National Library Associations from Sub-Saharan Africa. Applicant: Uganda Library & Information Association (ULIA).
  • The 2030 Arab Librarians: Online program towards the road to the SDGs. Applicant: Arab Federation for Libraries & Information (AFLI).
  • Destination 2030: Harnessing Information for National Development. Applicant: Library and Information Association of Jamaica (LIAJA).
  • Capacitación a los bibliotecarios de las bibliotecas públicas y comunitarias del Uruguay en el desarrollo de habilidades para la recolección de datos e historias que muestren cómo las bibliotecas están contribuyendo al logro de los ODS de la Agenda 2030 de las Naciones Unidas. Implementación de un portal IDE, Infraestructura de Datos Especiales, que posibilitará la tarea. Applicant: Asociación de Bibliotecólogos del Uruguay (ABU).
  • ODS formando líderes regionales: Agenda 2030 y Bibliotecas en Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador y Paraguay. Applicant: Colegio de Bibliotecarios de Chile A.G.(CBC).
  • Libraries and the UN 2030 Agenda: workshops across three regions in Mexico. Applicant: Colegio Nacional de Bibliotecarios de Mexico (CNB).
  • Policy Boot Camp for Key Decision Makers of the Central and State Government to transform libraries into new age knowledge institutions to deliver on SDGs. Applicant: Indian Public Library Movement (IPLM).
  • Pacific Libraries Summit and SDG Advocacy Workshop. Applicant: Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA).
  • Developing Librarians Advocacy Skills in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Applicant: Hong Kong Library Association (HKLA).
  • Libraries and the UN 2030 Agenda. How Russian Libraries can further development?. Applicant: Russian Library Association (RLA).
  • Unlocking the potential of Libraries in South-East Europe through Regional Cooperation and Sustainable Development. Applicant: Serbian Library Association (SLA).
  • Agenda for Sustainable Development: A Recipe from Libraries. Applicants: Librarians’ Association from Republic of Moldova (LAM) and National Association of Public Libraries and Librarians of Romania (NAPLLR).
  • Portuguese Libraries for Development and the UN 2030 Agenda. Applicant: Portuguese Association of Librarians, Archivists and Documentalists (B.A.D.).

IFLA congratulates the applicants of the selected projects, and thanks all applicants for submitting many relevant and innovative proposals.

We encourage the whole library community to continue raising awareness and advocating for the recognition of libraries’ contribution to the SDGs. There are many ways to take action!

About the International Advocacy Programme (IAP)

The IFLA IAP is a capacity-building programme designed to promote and support the role libraries can play in the planning and implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Through the IAP, IFLA aims to establish an engaged community of advocates who will clearly articulate the significant opportunities to increase the profile and highlight the positive impact of library and information professionals in the achievement of the SDGs.

IFLA at Mozfest

IFLA - ხუთ, 16/11/2017 - 14:51

One of the world’s leading events for promoting an open Internet, Mozfest took place in London from October 27 to the 29th.  IFLA was there for a second time. The event was filled with lectures, informal meetings, hands-on-activities and a flurry of inspiring, interesting people and projects. The 2017 edition highlighted the importance of collaboration across disciplines, borders and continents to support the open internet movement in guarantying access, affordability and inclusiveness of the net.


Mozilla Executive Director Mark Surman’s opening remarks were compelling. “From fake news to online harassment and global cyberattacks — together, with an eye toward practical, open source solutions, we can build a better internet for all”. He reminded us that discussions about the state of the web should include all stakeholders at all levels. Engineers should act alongside teachers, and lawmakers work with community organizers and artists to build a better, more democratic Internet. Collaborative efforts for an open Internet was the common thread for most events. In the Big Open fringe session, some of the key promoters of openness – Mozilla fighting for an open internet, Wikimedia calling for free knowledge, and Creative Commons helping everyone to share their work – explored the opportunities to join forces.


The events reflected this collaborative and collegial spirit. Libraries were well represented and reported about misinformation and fake news as well as about privacy with a compelling data detox kit. As a broad, and collaborative movement, members of the Mozilla movement show a similar desire to work together and health each other as libraries. Their work on web literacy is particularly relevant, with options for libraries to reach out to adopt and adapt their tools. Libraries have certainly got a strong ally in efforts to build an open Internet by default.

Webinar: Checking e-resources overlap

eifl licensing news - ხუთ, 16/11/2017 - 13:51

EIFL webinar: Some subscription journals or e-books are available from more than one provider, as they can be included in direct publishing packages or packages from different aggregators. When libraries consider new e-resources for subscription, it is important to check that the content is not included in e-resources that have already been subscribed to.

There will be two webinar presenters. Each will present a tool which can be used to check for overlap between different e-resources packages.

EIFL webinar: Checking e-resources overlap

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 16/11/2017 - 13:51

Some subscription journals or e-books are available from more than one provider, included in direct publishing packages and packages from aggregators. When libraries consider new e-resources for subscription, it is important to check that the content is not included in e-resources that have already been subscribed to.

There will be two webinar presenters. Each will present a tool which can be used to check for overlap between different e-resources packages.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Proposed TDM Exception Remains Too Narrow

LIBER news - ოთხ, 15/11/2017 - 17:43

The European Commission’s proposed exception for Text and Data Mining remains too narrow and should be changed so that anyone with lawful access to content can use technology to read that content. In addition, the proposals should be modified so that scientists can ensure their results are reproducible and verifiable. This was the message which…

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Open access symposium in Uganda

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 15/11/2017 - 11:43

EIFL and EIFL’s partner library consortium, the Consortium of Uganda University Libraries (CUUL), will host an open access (OA) symposium in Uganda for academic and research institutions to share experience and progress in relation to OA.

EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma will give a presentation on OA and repository policies. Kuchma will also speak about the role of libraries in contributing to OA publishing.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

e-Age 2017 Conference

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 15/11/2017 - 11:34

EIFL Sudan Country Coordinator Iman Abuelmaaly Abdelrahman will represent EIFL at the e-AGE 2017 conference in Cairo.  

The conference, which is organized by the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN), will focus on intercontinental connectivity and how internetworking has contributed to education, science and innovation.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

The IFLAPARL latest annual report

IFLA - ოთხ, 15/11/2017 - 10:44

Our section latest annual report is available here.

IFLAPARL section action plan 2017-2018

IFLA - ოთხ, 15/11/2017 - 10:31

The section action plan 2017-2018 is now available here.

The report of the 2017 IFLAPARL pre-conference in Warsaw

IFLA - ოთხ, 15/11/2017 - 10:19

A report on the WLIC 2017 in Warsaw is now available, with links to presentation files.

CORE’s value for developing country researchers

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 14/11/2017 - 17:28

In June 2017, EIFL invited the global open access full text aggregator CORE to take part in an Open Science train-the-trainer course for universities and research institutions in EIFL partner countries. Our guest blogger, Nancy Pontika, CORE Open Access Aggregation Officer, writes about the experience.

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Call for Papers WLIC 2018 Open Session: Designing Inclusive Libraries

IFLA - სამ, 14/11/2017 - 02:41

The IFLA Library Buildings and Equipment Section is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at our Open Session at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Transform Libraries: Transform Society. Globalisation celebrates innovation, entrepreneurship and growth. In a culturally diverse society, economic division and social inequity are apparent. Value systems seem to support individuality rather than social inclusion. Library design has frequently focused on creating facilities and services that suit most people rather than all people. We think everyone is the same and that we know what they want. But do we? We are all “other” in some way—sometimes our “otherness” is visible and sometimes it is not.  Variations in ability, culture, perspective, age, capability or background have been accommodated in library service delivery and in the built environment largely as add-on features, rather than assuming that everyone is different. Library design based on universal application changes the dialogue, the process, and the outcome. How could library planning and design better accommodate user differences in all types of libraries (public, academic, national and special)? The full call for papers is available in English, Chinese and Spanish.

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