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Indian Public Library Conference - 16 - 17 January 2019

IFLA - ხუთ, 20/12/2018 - 09:57

The Indian Public Libraries Conference offers the opportunity  to discuss new ideas , opportunities , programs and services. It is also an occasion for participants to deliberate on how public libraries can be transformed to respond to the present day knowledge needs and reflect on the good work being done. Every year the conference witnesses interesting sessions, speakers, ideas and opportunities shared – from India as well as internationally. 

The 2019 IPLC is the 4th consecutive IPLC and is will be be around role of libraries in addressing SDGs and National Development Priorities under the overall theme of Smart libraries for smart communities and sustainable future. . The Conference is scheduled to be held  in New Delhi on 16-17th January 2019. 

In conjuction with the Conference this year the first Indian Public Library Innovation Awards will be announced. 

IGF 2018: Making the case for public libraries

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 19/12/2018 - 18:04

EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) Advisor for Initiatives for Africa, Janet Sawaya, shares her takeaways from the 13th Annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2018, in Paris, France (November 12 - 14), which attracted more than 3,000 participants from 143 countries. This year’s IGF theme was the Internet of Trust.

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Webinar on Persistent Identifiers

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 19/12/2018 - 15:41

EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma will speak at this FREYA and OpenAIRE webinar about new developments in the field of Persistent Identifiers (PIDs), and why PIDs they are important to the research community.

Kuchma will speak about how OpenAIRE is using PIDs (long-lasting references to a digital file or set of files) for the discovery, enrichment and linking of research results.

Date: 10 January 2019

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 CET (Central European Time)

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Survey Reveals Need for Guidance on Trustworthy Places to Publish Research

LIBER news - ოთხ, 19/12/2018 - 14:00

A recent survey shows that the mission of the Think. Check. Submit initiative – to help researchers identify trusted journals for their research – is highly appreciated.  Fifty-six percent of the survey’s 410 respondents said the Think. Check. Submit service was ‘essential’ or ‘very useful’, and more than 75% said they would definitely recommend Think. Check. Submit. to a colleague. Preliminary…

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Don’t Stop Half Way: IFLA Submits Input to 2018 Review of WSIS Progress

IFLA - ოთხ, 19/12/2018 - 12:23

IFLA has answered the UN’s call for contributions on progress towards WSIS Action Lines and Targets. This process makes connecting all libraries to the internet a key priority. IFLA’s response highlights welcome recognition of the potential of libraries, but also worrying legal trends.

2018 marked the point where, according to the statistics of the International Telecommunications Union, the number of internet users worldwide rose above 50% of the population.

Public access through libraries and other community facilities has played an important part in this.

For millions, their first experience of the internet was in a library. Many of them still rely on libraries for a number of reasons – access to a full computer terminal, a desire for anonymity, a need for support.  

There is no reason to think this won’t be the case for the remaining 50%.

In its submission to the annual review of progress towards the targets set as part of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process, IFLA underlined these contributions.

With getting all public libraries connected to the Internet a clear goal in the WSIS Conclusions of 2015, there has been progress in increasing connectivity, and recognition of the potential of libraries as WiFi hotspots.

IFLA’s own Library Map of the World includes numbers of libraries with publicly available internet connections, and will offer a key indicator of trends in future.

However, IFLA’s submission also highlights concerns about giving libraries liability for the content accessed by their users. There is also a need to address broader fears about privacy, both in the face of government and private actors.

IFLA is currently producing a policy toolkit on public access which will help libraries and library associations advocate for wider and better connectivity.

You can download the IFLA submission from our publication page. Read more about IFLA’s work on libraries and the information society.

IFLA, EIFL Congratulate Thailand on Copyright Reforms for People with Print Disabilities

IFLA - ოთხ, 19/12/2018 - 11:13

IFLA and EIFL have addressed a letter of congratulation to the Prime Minister of Thailand, following the passage of legislation that will bring the country into line with the Marrakesh Treaty.

After the entry into force of the Marrakesh Treaty in 2016, 2018 has been a further breakthrough year.

A number of major countries with significant stocks of books in accessible formats have ratified, or moved towards ratifying the Treaty. This has moved the world much closer to realising the objective of the Treaty.

Thailand has now joined the club of countries with legislation allowing for the making and sharing of accessible format books.

In a law signed by the king on 11 November, the country has introduced rules that give people with print disabilities, and the libraries that serve them, clear and strong new rights.

The IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner and EIFL Director Rima Kupryte have written to congratulate the Prime Minister on this legislation. The Thai government had faced noisy opposition, including demands that ran entirely contrary to both the letter and spirit of the Treaty.

The letter underlines the importance of implementing legislation that respects the goals of the Treaty. This is vital not only for potential beneficiaries within Thailand, but also those in countries which have yet to pass the necessary reforms.

IFLA and EIFL have offered to work with the Thai government to produce an adapted version of the Getting Started with Marrakesh Guide. This will help libraries across Thailand understand the new possibilities, and rapidly make use of regulations once these are in place.

Read more about the Marrakesh Treaty and IFLA's actions around this on our dedicated page.

ENSULIB stood Runner-up in the IFLA Dynamic Unit and Impact Award 2018 competition

IFLA - ოთხ, 19/12/2018 - 01:57

ENSULIB is pleased to announce that the Special Interest Group was awarded by the IFLA Professional Committee as Runner-up in the IFLA Dynamic Unit and Impact Award 2018 competition. The award, presented at the closing ceremony of the WLIC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was received by Petra Hauke, current Secretary of the ENSULIB SIG. This award recognises the success of Professional Units in achieving the expectations of a dynamic unit, as defined by the Professional Committee. 

EIFL renews SAGE Premier journals agreement

eifl licensing news - სამ, 18/12/2018 - 20:38

Institutions in 18 EIFL partner countries can subscribe to the SAGE Premier journals collection of nearly 1,100 titles for free or at discounted rates.

The SAGE Premier journals collection contains leading international peer-reviewed journals in a wide range of subject areas, including business, humanities, social science, and science, technology and medicine. The 2019 Collection counts 1,093 titles, with 74 new journals.  

The agreement run until 31 December 2020 and is open to institutions from 18 EIFL partner countries:

EIFL renews SAGE Premier journals agreement

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 18/12/2018 - 20:38

Institutions in 18 EIFL partner countries can subscribe to the SAGE Premier journals collection of nearly 1,100 titles for free or at discounted rates.

The SAGE Premier journals collection contains leading international peer-reviewed journals in a wide range of subject areas, including business, humanities, social science, and science, technology and medicine. The 2019 Collection counts 1,093 titles, with 74 new journals.  

The agreement run until 31 December 2020 and is open to institutions from 18 EIFL partner countries:

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Impact of Plan S Implementation Guidelines on DSpace Repositories

DSpace news - სამ, 18/12/2018 - 18:21

From Atmire

Atmire reflections on the requirements for Plan S compliant Open Access repositories.

Coalition S recently released guidance on the implementation of Plan S, an initiative by European funders to make full and immediate Open Access a reality by 2020. Very specifically, this guidance contains section 10.2 – Requirements for Plan S compliant Open Access repositories.

The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) has issued an initial response to the guidance. In this article, Atmire analyses each of the requirements, the COAR feedback and provides a perspective on what the implications might be for DSpace repositories.  Read the full article at https://www.atmire.com/articles/detail/impact-of-plan-s-implementation-guidelines-on-dspace-repositories.

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Could You Be LIBER’s Next Executive Board Member?

LIBER news - სამ, 18/12/2018 - 18:16

Are you a passionate research librarian or library director who would like to take your career to the next level? Want to be part of a dynamic and active group, committed to furthering the work of research libraries across Europe? Do you have ideas for LIBER’s future direction? If so, please consider joining our Executive…

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LIBER Copyright Update: Digital Humanities Campaign, Trilogue Progress & Plans for 2019

LIBER news - სამ, 18/12/2018 - 14:21

LIBER’s Copyright & Legal Matters Working Group has been busy in recent weeks, keeping track of various copyright developments and making plans for next year. Before we break for the Christmas holidays, here’s an overview of what has recently been achieved and what we’re working on for 2019. If you would like to receive future…

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Happy Holidays From DuraSpace

DSpace news - ორშ, 17/12/2018 - 23:39

As 2018 draws to a close all of us here at DuraSpace wish our friends and colleagues near and far the happiest of holiday seasons, and extend warm wishes for a prosperous and healthy new year. We are grateful for your continued interest in and support of our shared goal of preserving and providing access to the world’s intellectual, cultural and scientific heritage.

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Exposing Repository Content to Google Scholar

DSpace news - ორშ, 17/12/2018 - 20:36

From Atmire

DSpace Repositories serving scholarly content generally receive a significant amount of daily download traffic from Google Scholar. In a recent webinar for Atmire clients, Bram Luyten zoomed in on:

  • The basic principles of how Google Scholar indexes your repository
  • Detecting and resolving indexing problems using the free Atmire Analyzer
  • Monitoring traffic originating from Google Scholar with Google Analytics

Click here to download the slides, speaker notes and recording of this webinar from Atmire’s Open Repository Demo installation.

Future webinars

We are already preparing our next webinar. If you have feedback of suggestions for future Atmire webinars, don’t hesitate to send them using this feedback form.

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Making DSpace GDPR Compliant

DSpace news - ორშ, 17/12/2018 - 18:51

From DSquare Technologies

DSquare Technologies is pleased to announce GDPR solution for DSpace.

Most of us are aware that General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was enacted during May, 2018 resulting in stricter data privacy requirements. It is now more  important than ever to ensure security of Personal Identifiable information.

DSquare Technologies developed a GDPR compliance solution for DSpace with GDPR requirements in mind and at the request of some of the esteemed institutions served by DSquare Technologies (Certified DuraSpace  Contributor for DSpace). While solutions are evolving for further improvement some of this solution’s highlights cover:  i) protecting Personal Identifiable Information (PII), ii) right to be forgotten, iii) communication about any data breach, iv) managing cookies as per user session, v) OWASP listed vulnerabilities complied repository and many other parameters for ensuring compliance with GDPR.

DSquare Technologies is happy to help institutions in ensuring compliance with GDPR and making its repositories more secured and reliable for users. For more information contact: sales@d2t.co | Skype: dsquare_technologies | Cell/WhatsApp: +919717396363

About DSquare Technologies

DSquare Technologies is a Certified DuraSpace Contributor and Registered Service Provider for DSpace addressing information management requirements starting from Entry level to Enterprise scale repositories having multiple millions of pages. Some of add-ons developed on DSpace are Real time data analytics & Reports, Browser based content viewer, Modern user interface with mobile first approach with RTL, GDPR etc. that enable it to provide solutions for verticals like Libraries, Archives, Research, Judiciary, Knowledge management, Office documents management etc.  

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Open access workshop in Uganda

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 17/12/2018 - 11:44

EIFL and our partner consortium in Uganda, the Consortium of Uganda University Libraries (CUUL), will host a two-day workshop for repository managers from 11 universities. The workshop aims to increase open access content in institutional repositories in Uganda.

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VIVO Updates for December 16, 2018 — Interest groups and task forces, Coalition of Networked Information, a fantastic 2018

DSpace news - ორშ, 17/12/2018 - 04:58

Our interest groups and task forces  VIVO has interest groups – sort of permanent recurring groups that meet to discuss topics of shared interest, and task forces – time limited groups that meet to create a work product.  Anyone can create either.

We currently have two interest groups – Development, which meets weekly, and Ontology, which meets every other week.  To join an interest group, just show up.  The groups are very friendly, there is no other requirement.  Showing up is easy, just dial-in or use Zoom (free software you can download to your computer) using the instructions on the meeting page (click on the links for each group to see the meeting pages).

We have a bunch of task forces:

All have Slack channels and wiki sites (linked above).  To join VIVO slack, see http://bit.ly/vivo-slack To join in the work of a task force, just show up.  And see above, the groups are very friendly and joining a meeting is as easy as dialing in or clicking on a Zoom link.

Coalition of Networked Information (CNI)  This week I attended the CNI fall meeting in Washington DC.  CNI is always interesting, a simple conference format – half day to start, 3/4 day to wrap-up.  An opening and closing plenary keynote.  Parallel sessions providing “project updates” – work of interest to those working on information approaches in scholarship, with an emphasis on libraries and librarianship.  Long breaks to provide plenty of time for catching up.  Held twice a year, CNI is one of my favorite conferences – a good chance to catch up with colleagues and to see interesting work.

The fall meeting was a chance to catch up with Duraspace board members Tyler Walters, Dan Cohen, Evviva Weinraub, Rob Cartolano, and Tom Cramer, David Wilcox who helps with membership, and Erin Tripp CEO of Duraspace, many of our supporters and friends including David Carlson and Michael Bolton of TAMU, Mike Winkler, Dean Krafft, Kristi Holmes of Northwestern, Rick Johnson of SHARE, Ken Klingenstein of Internet 2, Laura Wruble of GWU, Valrie Minson of UF, and many others.

Some of the more interesting things I saw:

  • SHARE is working on some cool technology for harvesting metadata using Node-RED.
  • Ken Klingenstein caught us up on current work in identity systems and attribute management
  • Jason Priem gave an update on ImpactStory – they have an open API and have harvested much open metadata regarding scholarly communication.  Likewise, Internet Archive has an active scholarly communications harvesting business with an open API.  These sources join a growing collection of open metadata at scale including Research Graph, SHARE, and others.  With these emerging resources, and work on disambiguation at these sources, there is much to look forward to.
  • Patricia Brennan gave the closing keynote on work at the US National Library of Medicine.  Having come from this world, it was very exciting to see the discoveries in preventive medicine, public health, and treatment resulting from advanced informatics.

2018 was a fantastic year  VIVO had a fantastic year in 2018.  So many good things happened.  All because of our wonderful and growing community.  As we head into a time to reflect on the year that was and consider the year to come, I want to extend a special thanks to all the great people who work on the VIVO Project.

See you in 2019  This is the last VIVO Updates for 2018.  We’ve got some meetings this week, and then a break for the holidays.  We’ll see you all in 2019 with a first VIVO Updates coming January 6.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday break!

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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New publication

IFLA - შაბ, 15/12/2018 - 04:01

You can read now all about the new publication 'Global Action on School Library Education and Training' by Barbara Schultz-Jones and Dianne Oberg (Eds.)

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