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28 სექტემბერს ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის საგამოფენო დარბაზში ევროკავშირის მხარდაჭერით განხორციელებული თვინინგის პროექტის - „საქართველოს ენერგეტიკისა და წყალმომარაგების მარეგულირებელი ეროვნული კომისიის შესაძლებლობების გაძლიერება დანახარჯების მარეგულირებელ აუდიტსა და ბაზრის მონიტორინგში“ - დახურვის ცერემონია გაიმართა.

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International Day for Universal Access to Information 2017: A Day to Celebrate the Essential Work of Libraries

IFLA - ხუთ, 28/09/2017 - 12:51

For libraries, the contribution of access to information to building stronger, fairer and better societies is obvious. They are a place whith no barriers to getting hold of the knowledge needed to learn, innovate and create, or simply take the right decisions. 

Even as information has become abundant, it is clear not only that libraries are trusted, but that they are particularly essential for the groups most in need of a hand-up. This is because access is about more than just having the book, the journal, the computer or the mobile in front of you, but it is also about being able to find relevant content, to understand and apply it, and to have the skills and freedom to create your own. 

This access cannot be taken for granted. There are still great challenges associated with getting the remaining four billion people online. To give them the skills and confidence necessary to take advantage of the opportunities, to ensure the availability of local content, and to guarantee to all that they can exercise the right to free expression will take further efforts. But they will be worth it.

Beyond Government Information

The International Day for the Universal Access to Information originally focused on access to government information – how was money being spent, how were decisions being taken. This contributes strongly to ensuring that public authorities are genuinely focused on serving the public. Libraries play a significant role here, as centres where people can access government information, as trusted repositories of historic and current documents, and as catalysts for civic engagement. 

In its Development and Access to Information (DA2I) report, IFLA has taken a broader view. It has argued that access to all types of information – government documents, academic research, news, market data, educational content, social media – needs to be taken into account if individuals are to benefit fully, and the Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved. 

This is both about information on those who govern – in order to improve policies and their implementation – but also on crucial everyday matters, such as health, agriculture, job opportunities and training. 

You can find out more about the report in our recorded webinar – this is available in English, French and Spanish. In addition, IFLA’s community will be sharing what development and access to information means to them today on social media, under the hashtags #DA2I#Lib4Dev and #AccessToInfoDay.

All Can Contribute to Providing Access for All

IFLA therefore encourages governments, businesses and civil society to work together to promote access – inclusive and meaningful access, to all types of information – as a driver of development. In libraries, they will find both strong supporters and willing partners. IFLA’s Development and Access to Information report, developed in partnership with TASCHA, offers both evidence of initiatives that work, and baselines which will allow all partners to measure progress. We encourage all to use this and the associated materials, and look forward to hearing your ideas. 

To take part and tell others what development and access to information means to you, simply download the template (in English, French and Spanish), print it out, write in your own answer, and post it onto social media with the hashtags #DA2I, #Lib4Dev and #AccessToInfoDay.

For more information and to download the DA2I report, please access the DA2I website: DA2I.ifla.org

Help Libraries Rebuild, Help Communities Recover

IFLA - ოთხ, 27/09/2017 - 09:47

The below is a statement from IFLA Secretary-General Gerald Leitner:

 

"The hurricanes and storms which have caused such devastation in the Caribbean, as well as the earthquakes in Mexico, offer a reminder of the threat that natural disasters pose to towns, villages and the people who live there.

 

Libraries, alongside schools, hospitals and other buildings which drive community life, have suffered physical damage, as well as losing power and communications. The staff who work there have seen not only their workplaces become unusable, but also their homes made uninhabitable. While we are not aware of any deaths among librarians, our colleagues in the region face major challenges.

 

Clearly the first priority must be to save lives and ensure people have enough to eat and to drink.

 

Yet libraries cannot be an afterthought. There is extensive evidence of how our institutions help rebuild communities, from offering Internet connections to providing spaces full of learning materials when schools are closed. They can be both a refuge, but also a means of accessing the information needed to reconstruct. To do so, they will themselves need support both from local governments, and international donors.

 

As the global voice of libraries, IFLA’s thoughts go out to our colleagues in the Caribbean, as well as our wishes for a speedy reconstruction. IFLA is monitoring the situation closely, and is in touch with donors about options for supporting libraries in the affected region. We have raised awareness of the challenges faced in the context of the Blue Shield General Assembly, and will continue to work with others to support the rebuilding of libraries as a means of accelerating the recovery of communities. 

 

Elsewhere, the crucial work of IFLA in sharing standards and best practice continues in order to mitigate the impact of risks. Resources produced by IFLA and its members, sharing their own expertise and experience, will help libraries of all sizes stand ready for the challenges of the future."

 

Anyone looking to contribute to supporting the recovery of libraries across the Caribbean may wish to consider the campaign coordinated by the American Library Association.

Milnerton Satellite Meeting Papers Now Published!

IFLA - სამ, 26/09/2017 - 19:16

The full papers presented at the Satellite Meeting 2015 in Milnerton, Cape Town are now published!

The collection of the papers is in the IFLA Library at: http://library.ifla.org/view/conferences/2015/2015-08-12/831.html. There will be a few more papers added to the collection.

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this effort. 

LIBER Signs Open Letter Calling for a Revised Text and Data Mining (TDM) Exception

LIBER news - სამ, 26/09/2017 - 13:06

Twenty organisations, including LIBER, have signed an open letter to European lawmakers calling for changes to a proposed Text and Data Mining exception. Coordinated by the European Alliance for Research Excellence, the letter asks Members of the Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) in the European Parliament and Deputy Permanent Representatives of the 28 Member States to…

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Copyright Reform: Help Us Ensure an Effective TDM Exception!

LIBER news - ორშ, 25/09/2017 - 14:02

Research libraries are closely watching the European Commission’s current work to reform copyright legislation because libraries and their users will be directly impacted by any changes to the law. Particularly interesting for libraries is a proposed new exception for Text and Data Mining (TDM) but numerous issues related to this potential exception still need to…

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Services for People with Disabilities in Libraries: Survey

IFLA - ორშ, 25/09/2017 - 09:17

IFLA and the Section on Library Services to People with Special Needs (LSN) have been asked to participate in an important United Nations project on serving people with disabilities, in the context of delivering the Sustainable Development Goals. Libraries can help IFLA/LSN participate in this project by providing a response to the survey below, and so show the unique value of libraries.

The deadline for the survey is 20 October 2017, and responses from national libraries, library associations and individual libraries of all types are welcome. 

See: Survey on Library Support for People with Disabilities. The survey is also available in French, Spanish and Chinese (Traditional Characters - forthcoming),

This project will result in a report to the UN General Assembly.  It provides the opportunity to raise awareness among countries within the UN about the services that libraries provide. In doing so, it will give further evidence of how sustainable, inclusive development needs libraries.

The survey is in English, but translations should become available in other languages. If you have questions, please contact Nancy Bolt at nancybolt@earthlink.net.

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Libraries Central to Global Efforts to Save Heritage from Destruction: IFLA Secretary General Speaks at Blue Shield General Assembly

IFLA - ხუთ, 21/09/2017 - 18:32

​The preservation of cultural heritage is a core public interest mission of libraries. Through conscientious work over centuries, they have kept a record of the information, ideas and events of their times, and carefully saved it for the benefit of future generations.

 

Faced with disaster, however, even the best preparation may not be enough. This is why IFLA engages in the Blue Shield, the international body bringing together experts from across the cultural heritage sector to coordinate responses, provide advice to decision-makers, and offer guidance for response and recovery from disasters. As a founding member, IFLA has a particular role in ensuring that documentary heritage and broader library collections are front and centre of this work.

 

Gerald Leitner, IFLA Secretary General and IFLA Representative on the Board of the International Committee of the Blue Shield spoke on behalf of the whole library field.

 

He reminded participants that even now, libraries in the Caribbean are facing near-record hurricanes which have caused major damage to buildings and their contents. Counterparts from the US and elsewhere were already in action, helping to ensure that communities working to recover could count on the services and connection with heritage that libraries offer.

 

A United Library Field Working to Preserve Heritage

 

IFLA’s work – through its network of sixteen Preservation and Conservation Centres, its sections, and its Risk Register – brings together expertise and resources from around the world, realising the potential of a united library field. By working with partner organisations – ICA, ICOM, ICOMOS – we enhance this capacity to realise our missions. With climate change playing a growing part in our lives, and conflicts continuing around the world, the threats to cultural heritage are as clear and present as ever.

 

The recognition in the Sustainable Development Goals of the need to safeguard cultural heritage provides a welcome recognition of the work that libraries and other cultural heritage organisations do. Now is the time, the Secretary-General argued, to hold governments to this pledge, while continuing to strengthen our own efforts to save heritage from damage and destruction.

 

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner is a member of the Board of the Blue Shield, presided by Karl Habsburg. Other newly elected members can be seen on the Blue Shield website. You can download the Secretary-General’s speech as a pdf, and find out more about IFLA’s work with the Blue Shield on our webpage, and access resources on how to respond to disasters.

Stronger, More Stable, More Inclusive: Libraries Around the World Help Build Peaceful Societies

IFLA - ხუთ, 21/09/2017 - 16:17

While libraries may have a reputation as a place to come for peace and quiet, they can also be drivers of peace in the wider communities they serve. Around the world, they provide a welcoming space where all members of the community can come together, and offer services that build more equal, more participatory, and so stronger and more peaceful societies. On World Peace Day 2017, IFLA looks to highlight examples of how libraries contribute.

Libraries can provide a form of emergency service in times of conflict. Ferguson Municipal Public Library in the United States, which received the Library Journal Library of the Year Award, stayed open during the unrest in 2015, at a time when other services shut their doors. In doing so, it became an anchor for a community torn apart, providing a safe space and sense of normality. The following year, Enoch Pratt Free Library performed the same role in Baltimore.

Libraries are also central to efforts to ensure that the deal that ended the conflict with the FARC rebels in Colombia becomes a lasting peace. The government took the initiative to deploy twenty ‘Peace Libraries’, using the Ideas Box model created by the Libraries without Borders NGO. In doing so, a first step is being made towards reconnecting people, and allowing them to become part of ‘a national network bringing previously isolated regions together’.

As one of the first public services to return to these areas, they not only symbolise the re-engagement of government, but will have a major role in dealing with inequalities. Reduced access to education and information has risked putting residents of affected regions on the wrong side of a development gap. As is clear elsewhere, and is set out in the Development and Access to Information report, libraries can play a key role in building a more equal and informed society.

The Peace Libraries initiative also highlights how libraries can become launchpads for civic engagement and activism, promoting participation in public debates. The possibility to exercise the fundamental rights of freedom of expression and option will be key to building stable democracy across the country.

Finally, libraries can help in the healing process. Again in Colombia, the creation of a library dedicated to questions of conflict and peace offers essential resources for citizens and researchers. Libraries have also encouraged people to share their own stories, using the experience to put what they have lived through in context, and move forwards.

You can read more about the work of libraries in Colombia in this article shared by members of the Colombian Association of Librarians, as well as about the Libraries for Peace initiative of the Mortenson Centre in the United States. 

If you have a story or want to make a pledge, you can share it on the Libraries for Peace Map.

The Need for Libraries has Never Been Greater: IFLA Speaks at Major Information Literacy Conference

IFLA - ხუთ, 21/09/2017 - 01:20

At a time of concern about the future of the Internet, there has never been a greater need both for information literacy, and for librarians as information literacy specialists.

 

Faced with worry about fake news, scams, predatory journals, and extreme speech, too many decision-makers tend to reach for censorship as a response. However, given the quantity of information available, and speed with which it spreads across the Web, the only sustainable and effective solution is for individuals to be able to spot lies, evaluate claims, and stay safe.

 

Regulation, blockages and shutdowns not only risk coming too late, but can have a disproportionate impact on freedom of access to information.  

 

Information literacy is therefore crucial, and libraries are experienced and skilled in delivering this. Speaking on behalf of IFLA at the European Conference on Information Literacy, Lisa Hinchliffe, Chair of the Information Literacy Section, underlined the contribution that information literacy and libraries can make to sustainable development.

 

Welcoming the opportunity provided by the conference to learn and exchange, she also underlined the need to ensure that those outside of the library world understand the importance of this work.

 

Lisa Hinchliffe’s speech is available to download as a pdf.

 

IFLA will be attending this year’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week in Jamaica at the end of October, and encourages the library community to take part in order to celebrate libraries’ contribution to a smarter society. For more information, see our guide on how to Get into GAPMIL, as well as UNESCO’s suggestions for how libraries can be involved. 

Making Marrakesh Work: IFLA Addresses WIPO Seminar in Moscow

IFLA - ხუთ, 21/09/2017 - 01:00

A growing network of countries have ratified the Marrakesh Treaty, giving ever wider access to information for people with print disabilities. The Treaty, which was signed in 2013, promises to do away with the unnecessary and unjustified barriers to making and sharing accessible format copies of books created by excessive copyright protections.

 

With the Treaty in force for almost a year, any country ratifying will not only facilitate the creation and exchange of works within their borders, but will be able to join a growing network of countries committed to the interests of some of the most vulnerable people in society.

 

IFLA was therefore honoured to be represented at a seminar organised in Moscow by the World Intellectual Property Organisation bringing together key experts and decision-makers from Russian-speaking countries.

 

Represented by Sania Battalova from the St Petersburg Library for the Blind, and EIFL Marrakesh Treaty Advisor, IFLA stressed that for the Treaty to have its full effect, politicians had to avoid creating or maintaining barriers to access.

 

Libraries, which have a special role under the Treaty as authorised entities, already represent a trusted and professional network of institutions dedicated to improving the lives of their users. They should not be burdened with unnecessary bureaucratic or financial costs, but rather empowered to fulfil their mission.  

 

IFLA’s presentation was well received, with many participants asking for further information on the role of libraries, and keen to support their work in delivering the promise of Marrakesh. IFLA looks forward to working with governments to make this happen.

 

Find out more about IFLA’s work on the Marrakesh Treaty.

ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის ვახტანგ VI-ის სახელობის კორპუსი გაიხსნება

ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის ვახტანგ VI-ის სახელობის კორპუსი გაიხსნება

ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის მეექვსე კორპუსის (ყოფილი წიგნის პალატის შენობა, ს. ცინცაძის 63) სარემონტო სამუშაოები დასრულდა და იგი მკითხველისთვის უახლოეს მომავალში გაიხსნება.

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Call for Nominations: IFLA 2018 Honours and Awards

IFLA - ოთხ, 20/09/2017 - 20:08

The IFLA Governing Board bestows Honours and Awards to recognise individuals contributing to IFLA and the international library and information services sector. All authorized representatives of Members and Personal Affiliates are eligible to make nominations.

DEADLINE: TBA
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

FAX: +31 70 3834827


Post:

HONOURS and AWARDS
IFLA
P.O. Box 95312
2509 CH The Hague
The Netherlands

 


Completed nomination forms must arrive no later than 24 February 2017.

ახალი წიგნი ჩვენს ბიბლიოთეკაში

David A. Lauer , Stephen Pentak. Design Basics. – USA: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2012. – 308 p.
ISBN-13: 978-0495915775
ISBN-10: 0495915777

Sandy Halliday. Sustainable Construction. –  London and New York : Taylor and Francis Group, 2013. – 395 p.
ISBN-13: 978-0750663946
ISBN-10: 0750663944

Green Building. Guidebook for Sustainable Architecture / Bauer Michael, Mösle  Peter, Schwarz Michael. – London New York Germany: Springer, 2010. – 208 p.
ISBN-13: 978-3642006340

Architectural Graphic Standards 12/ American Institute of Architects, Keith E. Hedges. – Canada: Wiley, 2016. – 1062 p.
ISBN: 978-1-118-90950-8

Julius Panero, Martin Zelnick. Human Dimension and Interior Space: A Source Book of Design Reference Standards. – New York, Whitnry library of Design, 1979. – 320 p. 
ISBN 0823072711

Neufert Architects' Data/ translated by D. Sturge. – Germany: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017. – XIII+593 p.
ISBN: 978-1-4051-9253-8

McMorrough, Julia. The Architecture Reference & Specification Book: Everything Architects Need to Know Every Day. – USA: Rockport Publishers, 2013.- 272 p.
ISBN 10: 1592538487 ISBN 13: 9781592538485

Steve Bowkett. Archidoodle: The Architect's Activity Book. – London:Laurence King Publishing, 2013. – 160 p.: 200 illustrations.
ISBN 9781780673219

წიგნებში განხილულია ინოვაციური სამშენებლო დიზაინი და მენეჯმენტისა და პროფესიონალიზმის უახლესი ტექნიკა. აღნიშნული შრომები წარმოადგენს თანამედროვე არქიტექტურის უახლესი მიღწევების საუკეთესო ნიმუშებს. 

წიგნებში მიმოხილულია ის ინტეგრირებული ფაქტორები, რომლებიც გავლენას ახდენენ მდგრადი და ამავდროულად ეკოლოგიური ნაგებობების დაგეგმარებისა და შენების პროცესში. აქვე შევხვდებით მასალებს ციფრული ფაბრიკაციის, ინფორმაციული მოდელირების, ორგანზომილებიანი დიზაინისა და სხვა სახის არქიტექტურული გამოწვევების შესახებ.

თანამედროვე პოსტსტრუქტურალისტური აზროვნების კიდევ ერთი მნიშვნელოვანი ასპექტია ადამიანის სხეულის აზომვითი შედარება შენობის სტილთან, იგივე ანთროპომეტრია, რის საფუძვლებსაც ამავე ლიტერატურაში იხილავს დაინტერესებული მკითხველი. ასევე გაეცნობით კონსტრუქტივისტური ძეგლის შექმნის მოდელს.

წიგნებში უხვად არის ფერადი ილუსტრაციები, უამრავი არქიტექტურული ნამუშევრები და იდეები.

წიგნები თანაბარ დახმარებას გაუწევს როგორც პრფესიონალ, ისე დამწყებ დიზაინერებს მაქსიმალურად აითვისონ ტექნიკური უნარები  თანამედროვე კონცეფციების განხორციელებისათვის. 


იხ. ვრცლად

ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკას პორფირე იაშვილის პირადი ბიბლიოთეკა გადაეცა

ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკას პორფირე იაშვილის პირადი ბიბლიოთეკა გადაეცა

ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკას ინგლისური ენის ფილოლოგისა და მთარგმნელის პორფირე იაშვილის ბიბლიოთეკა გადაეცა.

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Dear LIBER 2017 Delegates, Speakers and Organisers: Thank You!

LIBER news - სამ, 19/09/2017 - 11:31

This letter of thanks comes from LIBER President, Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen. On behalf of LIBER’s Executive Board, I would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to our 2017 Annual Conference. Over 300 of you cleared your schedules and travelled considerable distances to join us in Patras, Greece. It was a pleasure to welcome you…

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Dear LIBER 2017 Delegates, Speakers and Organisers: Thank You!

LIBER news - სამ, 19/09/2017 - 11:31

This letter of thanks comes from LIBER President, Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen. On behalf of LIBER’s Executive Board, I would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to our 2017 Annual Conference. Over 300 of you cleared your schedules and travelled considerable distances to join us in Patras, Greece. It was a pleasure to welcome you…

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