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Innovative Partnerships: a Strategic Imperative 2018 mid-year seminar in Birmingham (UK) 23 February 2018

IFLA - სამ, 14/11/2017 - 02:38

The IFLA Library Buildings and Equipment Section is hosting a free seminar at the Library of Birmingham entitled Innovative Partnerships: a Strategic Imperative. Award winning architects and thought leaders from academic and public libraries will address the challenges and synergies associated with creating library buildings and services in collaboration with others and co-locating with partners. Come and learn about exciting projects in the UK, US and Australia. Save the date! The full programme will be available shortly. For more see here.

IFLA Library Map of the World – more than 2 million libraries counted!

IFLA - ორშ, 13/11/2017 - 12:59

 

IFLA is happy to share a quick update from the Library Map of the World. We have an incredible result from the first phase of data collection which ended on 31 October. 

Thanks to data contributors from around the world, IFLA was able to count more than 2 million libraries in 99 countries. During this initial phase of the Library Map of the World project, we have learned about the state of libraries in these countries and moved closer to our shared goal of having reliable global library statistics.

We would like to thank our data partners – those who submitted their data and those still in process – for this fantastic response! 

The Library Map of the World is an ongoing activity, managed and maintained by IFLA, and this is just the beginning. We are now analysing the results of the first phase and we will provide an annual summary report very soon. 

Library Map of the World – visualising the power of the united library field

Visit the Library Map of the World at librarymap.ifla.org. The data visualisation platform will provide you with country-level data and library performance metrics per region, in addition to the SDG stories. 

LIBER Strategy: Looking Back & Moving Forward

LIBER news - პარ, 10/11/2017 - 17:56

LIBER believes in the power of research libraries to be a force for positive change, and to shape the future. In recent years, our active and dedicated community has come together to make that belief a reality. Under our 2013-2017 Strategy, Reinventing the Research Library for the Future, over 100 staff from LIBER libraries volunteered…

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Looking Back At LIBER’s 2013-2017 Strategy: What We Achieved

LIBER news - პარ, 10/11/2017 - 17:56

LIBER believes in the power of research libraries to be a force for positive change, and to shape the future. In recent years, our active and dedicated community has come together to make that belief a reality. Under our 2013-2017 Strategy, Reinventing the Research Library for the Future, over 100 staff from LIBER libraries volunteered…

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LIBER Strategy: Looking Back & Moving Forward

LIBER news - პარ, 10/11/2017 - 17:56

LIBER believes in the power of research libraries to be a force for positive change, and to shape the future. In recent years, our active and dedicated community has come together to make that belief a reality. Under our 2013-2017 Strategy, Reinventing the Research Library for the Future, over 100 staff from LIBER libraries volunteered…

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Stakeholder dialogue on copyright in Armenia

EIFL-OA news and events - პარ, 10/11/2017 - 14:04

On 26-27 October 2017, EIFL participated in two stakeholder meetings organized by the Armenian Intellectual Property Agency (AIPA) to discuss Armenia’s draft copyright law.

Professor Kenneth D. Crews, international copyright lawyer and scholar, and Teresa Hackett, EIFL’s Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, took part in roundtable discussions on new provisions in the draft law relating to libraries, education and research.

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Libraries Support Education, Science and Culture: IFLA attends the UNESCO General Conference

IFLA - პარ, 10/11/2017 - 13:51

The 39th session of the General Conference took place in Paris, on 30 October – 14 November. IFLA took an active part, attending meetings on UNESCO’s activities in the area of communication and information. 

Every two years Member States, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) meet at the UNESCO General Conference. This determines the policies and the main lines of work of UNESCO, rooted in UNESCO’s Constitution promoting the “free flow of ideas by word and image”.

The Communication and Information (CI) Commission examined eight agenda items over two days, discussing amongst other things a report on the Implementation of the Information For All Programme (IFAP), strengthening UNESCO leadership in the implementation of the UN Plan of Action on Safety of Journalists and the issue of Impunity as well as Open Educational Resource.

During the debate on Open Educational Resources (OER), IFLA spoke to the commission, drawing attention to the work of IFLA, and how libraries have promoted OER since long before the term was conceived:

School and academic libraries sit at the heart of educational institutions, while public libraries complement the work of schools in promoting literacy, as well as promoting life-long learning. IFLA is committed to driving progress towards SDG4, as well as across the whole of the 2030 Agenda.

IFLA has pledged to support its members to provide the best possible services to their users and communities, and in doing so, make a major contribution to education, a specific goal in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

IFLA looks forward to continuing its work on this theme involving both the CI Commission, and others working on education within UNESCO.

Libraries Support Education, Science and Culture: IFLA attends the UNESCO General Conference

IFLA - პარ, 10/11/2017 - 13:51

The 39th session of the General Conference took place in Paris, on 30 October – 14 November. IFLA took an active part, attending meetings on UNESCO’s activities in the area of communication and information. 

Every two years Member States, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) meet at the UNESCO General Conference. This determines the policies and the main lines of work of UNESCO, rooted in UNESCO’s Constitution promoting the “free flow of ideas by word and image”.

The Communication and Information (CI) Commission examined eight agenda items over two days, discussing amongst other things a report on the Implementation of the Information For All Programme (IFAP), strengthening UNESCO leadership in the implementation of the UN Plan of Action on Safety of Journalists and the issue of Impunity as well as Open Educational Resource.

During the debate on Open Educational Resources (OER), IFLA spoke to the commission, drawing attention to the work of IFLA, and how libraries have promoted OER since long before the term was conceived:

School and academic libraries sit at the heart of educational institutions, while public libraries complement the work of schools in promoting literacy, as well as promoting life-long learning. IFLA is committed to driving progress towards SDG4, as well as across the whole of the 2030 Agenda.

IFLA has pledged to support its members to provide the best possible services to their users and communities, and in doing so, make a major contribution to education, a specific goal in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

IFLA looks forward to continuing its work on this theme involving both the CI Commission, and others working on education within UNESCO.

EIFL signs agreement with Open Book Publishers

eifl licensing news - ხუთ, 09/11/2017 - 18:46

EIFL and Open Book Publishers (OBP) have signed an agreement which will provide libraries that are members of library consortia in EIFL partner countries with free membership of the OPB Library Membership Programme for three years.

OPB is a non-profit open access book publisher established by academics at the University of Cambridge to publish rigorously peer-reviewed monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

EIFL signs agreement with Open Book Publishers

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 09/11/2017 - 18:46

EIFL and Open Book Publishers (OBP) have signed an agreement which will provide libraries that are members of library consortia in EIFL partner countries with free membership of the OPB Library Membership Programme for three years.

OPB is a non-profit open access book publisher established by academics at the University of Cambridge to publish rigorously peer-reviewed monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

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EIFL webinar on DSpace-CRIS

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 09/11/2017 - 17:33

EIFL webinar: Would you like to learn more about DSpace-CRIS, the free open-source extension of DSpace that has the institutional repository as its core component and also stores and manages data about research conducted at an institution?

Join us for this free webinar with Susanna Mornati, Chief Operating Officer at 4Science, and Giorgi Banetishvili, the DSpace-CRIS team member from the National Scientific Library of Georgia.

Date: 17 November 2017

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 (GMT)

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EIFL eLibrary Myanmar Project

eifl licensing news - ხუთ, 09/11/2017 - 13:27

Jevgenija Ševcova, Databases Manager of the Lithuanian Research Library Consortium and EIFL Programme and Events Coordinator, will conduct training on electronic resource licensing for four librarians from Myanmar who are participating in a fellowship programme at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary.

Ševcova will discuss essential skills of e-librarians, present the main steps of the licensing process and teach fellows about electronic resource access troubleshooting.

EIFL eLibrary Myanmar Project

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 09/11/2017 - 13:27

Jevgenija Ševcova, Databases Manager of the Lithuanian Research Library Consortium and EIFL Programme and Events Coordinator, will conduct training on electronic resource licensing for four librarians from Myanmar who are participating in a fellowship programme at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary.

Ševcova will discuss essential skills of e-librarians, present the main steps of the licensing process and teach fellows about electronic resource access troubleshooting.

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Proposed TDM Exception Remains Too Narrow

LIBER news - ხუთ, 09/11/2017 - 10:36

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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Win € 2000 … plus registration and travel to IFLA World Library and Information Congress 24-30 August 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

IFLA - ოთხ, 08/11/2017 - 14:59

                                                 

Win € 2000 …  plus registration and travel to IFLA World Library and Information Congress in 24–30 August 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
Apply for the 2018 IFLA - BibLibre International Library Marketing Award

The IFLA Section on Management and Marketing in collaboration with BibLibre, Paris, France, has the pleasure to announce the IFLA - BibLibre International Marketing Library Award for 2018.

The IFLA - BibLibre International Marketing Award honors organizations that have implemented creative, results-oriented marketing projects or campaigns. Up to 10 finalists will be chosen to recognize them for their outstanding achievements and three winners will be selected.

The first and the second winner will receive airfare, lodging and registration for the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in 24–30 August 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Cash awards of €2000, €1000 and €500 respectively, which must be used to further their marketing efforts, will also be awarded to the first, second and third-place winners.

The finalists and winners will be announced in March 2018. The winners will be announced officially during the IFLA WLIC Awards Ceremony.

Deadline: 10 January 2018

Complete details and application form

 

International Advocacy Programme (IAP) Update – October 2017

IFLA - ოთხ, 08/11/2017 - 14:29

To mark a year since the launch of the International Advocacy Programme (IAP), IFLA publishes the new IAP Update — October 2017 showing how the library community worldwide continues advocating to get libraries included in National Development Plans.

Participants from more than 75 countries are carrying out awareness-raising and advocacy activities to show the important role libraries play in development, and to ensure libraries are included in the United Nations 2030 Agenda planning and implementation processes.

In addition to IAP participants, other countries have proactively joined as well, showing the growing interest of the library community in making this campaign even stronger!

The IAP Update – October 2017 features activities and plans carried out between May 2017 and the end of October 2017. The document is structured according to the four regions (Africa, Asia and Oceania, Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean) where the six IFLA IAP Regional Workshops have taken place. A list of countries covered by this update can be found in the table of contents within the document.

Two previous editions of this IAP Update were published in February 2017 and May 2017, including activities carried out by participants from November 2016 to May 2017.

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Background

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.

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Out Now: December 2017 issue of IFLA Journal

IFLA - სამ, 07/11/2017 - 11:14

​​IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries.

The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally.

Volume 43, No.4 (December 2017)

Contents:
Editorial

An evidence base for IFLA’s global vision 319
Steven W. Witt

Articles

Making sense of the future of libraries 321
Dan Dorner, Jennifer Campbell-Meier and Iva Seto

Building a successful reading culture through the school library: A case study of a Singapore secondary school 335
Chin Ee Loh, Mary Ellis, Agnes Alcantara Paculdar and Zhong Hao Wan

Preserving cultural products: Libraries, context, technology in the English-speaking Caribbean 348
Cherry-Ann Smart

First-year international graduate students’ transition to using a United States university library 361
Liz Cooper and Hilary Hughes

Evolution of legal deposit in New Zealand: From print to digital heritage 379
Jhonny Antonio Pabo´n Cadavid

Abstracts 391

 

IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries. The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally.

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Placing Libraries at the Heart of Development: IFLA Speaks at World Bank

IFLA - სამ, 07/11/2017 - 02:52

Libraries are unique partners for development. By providing access to information, in a safe and welcoming environment with tailored support, they empower individuals and communities to create, innovate and take better decisions. The contribution of libraries is perfectly suited to the approach adopted by the UN in its 2030 Agenda, both cross-cutting, and focused on the individual.

IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón and Secretary-General Gerald Leitner took this message to the World Bank last week, making the case for access to information as a key element of broader development policies, and for libraries as essential actors in achieving this. We are grateful to the World Bank Library for hosting the event.

 

The IFLA representatives, in front of an audience also including staff from other international development institutions, shared evidence of how libraries support development at all levels, and in all areas, and underlined how the UN’s 2030 Agenda provides both an affirmation of the role of our institutions, and an opportunity to explain this to decision-makers.

 

While the contribution of libraries is perhaps clearest in the case of public libraries, the work of the World Bank Library was also essential. This not only informs the work of the Bank’s analysts, but has been at the heart of work to make their research and data available to all, for free, in user-friendly formats. As the IFLA Secretary General underlined, the Open Knowledge Repository provided a model for others, including the UN, to follow.

 

IFLA will continue to work at the highest levels in order to advocate for the place of libraries at the centre of sustainable development policies.  

 

You can download the Secretary-General’s speech and powerpoint as pdfs - accessible versions are available on request

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