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Top 10 Presentations from LIBER 2017

LIBER news - სამ, 19/09/2017 - 11:16

Our 2017 Annual Conference in Patras, Greece was a great success, largely thanks to the informative and thoughtful presentations given by professionals from LIBER libraries across Europe and our broader global library community. After the conference, we asked all delegates to share their opinions via a survey. Using the results of the survey, we’ve compiled…

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Top 10 Presentations from LIBER 2017

LIBER news - სამ, 19/09/2017 - 11:16

Our 2017 Annual Conference in Patras, Greece was a great success, largely thanks to the informative and thoughtful presentations given by professionals from LIBER libraries across Europe and our broader global library community. After the conference, we asked all delegates to share their opinions via a survey. Using the results of the survey, we’ve compiled…

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Workshop on OA publishing in Kenya

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 19/09/2017 - 10:46

EIFL and EIFL’s partner library consortium, Kenya Libraries and Information Services Consortium (KLISC), will host a workshop to enhance open access (OA) publishing skills of journal publishers and editors, researchers and librarians in Kenya.

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Applications Open for World Book Capital 2020: IFLA Encourages Bids that Highlight Libraries

IFLA - სამ, 19/09/2017 - 09:52

The World Book Capital initiative gives cities the opportunity both to celebrate local writing and culture, but also to promote reading and a love of books among residents and visitors. Bids are now open for 2020. IFLA welcomes candidates which recognise and promote the role of libraries in delivering more sustainable, literate and participatory societies.

Every year, a new world city is named UNESCO World Book Capital. This honour is an opportunity both to celebrate local writing and culture, but also to promote reading and a love of books among residents and visitors. IFLA has a key role in advising UNESCO on the choice, alongside the International Publishers Association.

 

The current holder of the title of World Book Capital is Athens, where IFLA held its 2017 President’s Meeting. Wroclaw, the venue of this year’s World Library and Information Congress, held it the year before. Both cities have shown their commitment to libraries as essential actors in helping everyone to learn and love to read.

 

The call for candidates for World Book Capital 2020 is now open. IFLA welcomes responses from cities which show how a rich cultural life can promote strong and sustainable communities, demonstrate a strong understanding of the role of libraries, and a vision for how their contribution can be further strengthened and recognised. We encourage our members to work with local authorities to develop the strongest possible bids.

 

For more information on how to apply, please see the World Book Capital website, and further details below:

Application Details
English
  • 2020 call for applications [PDF]
  • Application Form [Editable PDF]
  • Member States of UNESCO by region [PDF]
Français
  • 2020 appel à candidatures [PDF]
  • formulaire de candidature [PDF]
  • Liste des états membres de l’UNESCO par région [PDF]

Complete applications including a cover or support letter from the Mayor of the candidate-city and the national UNESCO Commission, and drafted in one of UNESCO Secretariat’s working languages (English or French), should reach UNESCO no later than 15 March 2018. No application received after this date will be taken into consideration.

Current & upcoming World Book Capitals
Past World Book Capitals

Madrid (Spain, 2001), Alexandria (Egypt, 2002), New Delhi (India, 2003), Antwerp (Belgium, 2004), Montreal (Canada, 2005), Turin (Italy, 2006), Bogotá (Colombia, 2007), Amsterdam (Netherlands, 2008), Beirut (Lebanon, 2009), Ljubljana (Slovenia, 2010), Buenos Aires (Argentina, 2011), Yerevan (Armenia, 2012), Bangkok (Thailand, 2013), Port Harcourt (Nigeria, 2014), Incheon (Republic of Korea, 2015), Wroclaw (Poland, 2016)

 

Congratulations! EIFL’s partner in Latvia turns 20

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 18/09/2017 - 14:34

Congratulations to our partner library consortium in Latvia, the Culture Information Systems Centre (CISC), which turns 20 this year.

CISC started life in 1997, as a small non-profit agency, the Library Information Networks Consortium, formed by eight state academic and research libraries. Today CISC is a government agency under the Ministry of Culture. CISC membership has expanded to include all university libraries, college and polytechnic libraries, public libraries, the National Library, school libraries and specialist libraries.

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Research evaluation workshop in Senegal

EIFL-OA news and events - პარ, 15/09/2017 - 16:47

EIFL and EIFL’s partner library consortium in Senegal, Consortium des Bibliothèques de l’Enseignement Supérieur du Sénégal (COBES-CI) will host a workshop to build capacity of librarians and research managers and administrators to package and present research evaluation information.

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ბრიტანული ”საგამომცემლო კულტურა” მკითხველებისთვის

ბრიტანული ”საგამომცემლო კულტურა” მკითხველებისთვის

დღეიდან 14 ოქტომბრამდე, საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის შენობებში ჩაირთო საერთაშორისო ციფრული ბიბლიოთეკის უახლესი ციფრული კოლექცია "საგამომცემლო კულტურა 1554-2007"

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This is what Europe can do to Stimulate Text and Data Mining

LIBER news - ხუთ, 14/09/2017 - 15:27

Text and data mining – using algorithms to analyse content in ways that would be impossible for humans – is shaping up to be a vital research tool of the 21st century. But Europe lags behind other parts of the world in adopting these new technologies. The FutureTDM project has just concluded its’ two-year EC-funded research…

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This is what Europe can do to Stimulate Text and Data Mining

LIBER news - ხუთ, 14/09/2017 - 15:27

Text and data mining – using algorithms to analyse content in ways that would be impossible for humans – is shaping up to be a vital research tool of the 21st century. But Europe lags behind other parts of the world in adopting these new technologies. The FutureTDM project has just concluded its’ two-year EC-funded research…

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EIFL, Euromonitor International renew agreement

eifl licensing news - ხუთ, 14/09/2017 - 13:47

EIFL has renewed the agreement with Euromonitor International for two of their products, Passport and Research Monitor. The renewed agreement runs until 31 December 2020.

EIFL, Euromonitor International renew agreement

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 14/09/2017 - 13:47

EIFL has renewed the agreement with Euromonitor International for two of their products, Passport and Research Monitor. The renewed agreement runs until 31 December 2020.

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EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project

eifl licensing news - ხუთ, 14/09/2017 - 12:44

Four librarians from libraries taking part in the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project have received fellowships to spend three months at the Central European University (CEU) library in Budapest, Hungary.

EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 14/09/2017 - 12:44

Four librarians from libraries taking part in the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project have received fellowships to spend three months at the Central European University (CEU) library in Budapest, Hungary.

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First official opening by Glòria Pérez-Salmerón as IFLA President at the 33rd Austrian Library Conference

IFLA - ოთხ, 13/09/2017 - 10:55

 

In celebration of this year's Austrian Library Day, the Association of Austrian Librarians (LBA), the Austrian Library Federation (BVÖ) and the University Library of Linz held the 33rd Austrian Library Conference under the theme of "Wolkenkuckucksheim. Bibliotheken in der Cloud" (Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Libraries in the cloud) from 12 to 15 September 2017 in Linz, Austria.

Glòria Pérez-Salmerón opened the event, making this conference her first official appearance as IFLA President, and Linz a memorable and special place for her as she begins her two year leadership. 

In line with her Presidential Theme she stressed: “Our role is much more than running our libraries and information centres day-to-day, much more than agreeing and reaching a consensus on standards and guidelines of library work, our main task is being the gears of the motors for a real and visible change and the development of our society.”

As a clear opportunity to drive change, Glòria Pérez-Salmerón highlighted and called for action on IFLA’s Global Vision discussion happening now. She urged the library community not to wait until the deadline of 30 September but to vote today, so that their voices can be heard to unite the library field, advising that: “...tackling the global challenges together is the key to the success of our mission”.

It was a motivating first address, ideal for the start of a thought provoking and innovative conference, discussing topics such as the future role of libraries and the need to rethink skills and organisational development in future-oriented libraries.


Visit our President page for further details about IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón.

 

IFLA responds to the OECD open government consultation

IFLA - სამ, 12/09/2017 - 16:25

IFLA established its response to the OECD consultation calling for answers from its members and submitting a document reflecting all the different comments received. The submission identified the following key points.

First, the mission of libraries is to promote the free flow of information and ideas in the interest of all citizens and support a thriving culture, economy and democracy. Librarians are skilled information architects and experts in delivering efficient and reliable information. They are also in a position to offer a welcoming, ‘safe’ environment for users, notably from vulnerable or marginalized groups. They can therefore play an important and essential role in the dissemination of information. 

Secondly, libraries particularly public libraries, offer a unique venue for participation, and therefore can also make a powerful contribution to measuring impact, while respecting the privacy of users in line with existing standards (see the IFLA Statement on Privacy in the Library Environment). They can in certain cases serve as venues to measure key policy outcomes, such as pollution levels (see the Collective Open Data Collective Pilot run by Makaia in Colombia), combining measurement with data literacy skill development allowing citizens to engage themselves.

Finally, public libraries are uniquely positioned to reach citizens efficiently and at a minimum cost. Their presence at a local level provides governments with a vital tool both to reach the most vulnerable segments of the population, as well as to receive feedback and information, minimizing consultation fatigue and greatly reducing costs. The library network is well established and well-functioning.

IFLA is looking forward to the outcomes of this consultation. We also want to thank all the members who actively particated in this consultation for their time and commitment. 

 

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შეხვედრა ნობელიანტ მწერალ სვეტლანა ალექსიევიჩთან

11 სექტემბერს საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის საგამოფენო დარბაზში გამომცემლობა „ინტელექტისა“ და გამომცემლობა „არტანუჯის“ მოწვევით ნობელის პრემიის ლაურეატ მწერალთან და ჟურნალისტთან სვეტლანა ალექსიევიჩითან შეხვედრა გაიმართა.

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Out Now: October 2017 issue of IFLA Journal

IFLA - სამ, 12/09/2017 - 11:41

​​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.3 (October 2017)

Contents:
Call for papers

Call for papers: IFLA Journal special issue on Privacy 225
Steven W. Witt

Articles

Reproductive health information needs and maternal literacy in the developing world: A review of the literature 227
Margaret S. Zimmerman

Academic libraries in four Sub-Saharan Africa countries and their role in propagating open science 242
Peter Onauphoo Siyao, Fidelia M. Whong, Ebenezer Martin-Yeboah and Annet Namamonde

Perspectives on university library automation and national development in Uganda 256
Robert S. Buwule and Shana R. Ponelis

Effect of knowledge management on service innovation in academic libraries 266
Md Anwarul Islam, Naresh Kumar Agarwal and Mitsuru Ikeda

Approaches to impact evaluation in academic libraries: A review of a new ISO standard 282
Karin de Jager

Community engagement, cultural competence and two Australian public libraries and Indigenous communities 288
Fiona Blackburn

Abstracts 302

 

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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Presentations and photos of MetLib Conference 2017 in Montréal now available

IFLA - ორშ, 11/09/2017 - 21:18

The presentations and photos of the IFLA MetLib Conference 2017, held in Montréal (Canada) from April 30 to May 5, are available here.

შეხვედრა ნობელიანტ მწერალ სვეტლანა ალექსიევიჩთან

შეხვედრა ნობელიანტ მწერალ სვეტლანა ალექსიევიჩთან

11 სექტემბერს 20:00 საათზე საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის საგამოფენო დარბაზში გამომცემლობა „ინტელექტისა“ და გამომცემლობა „არტანუჯის“ მოწვევით ნობელის პრემიის ლაურეატ მწერალთან და ჟურნალისტთან სვეტლანა ალექსიევიჩითან შეხვედრა გაიმართება.

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Keep Open Access Open: IFLA signs on to open letter

IFLA - ორშ, 11/09/2017 - 10:52

The transition towards Open Access is gaining momentum. It promises to deliver a major step forward in giving access to the results of science and research, allowing new ideas to emerge and spread more quickly than ever before.

 

However, it is still a work in progress. Not only business models, but also key parts of the necessary infrastructure are still in development. One example is open access repositories, where researchers can upload their work. These repositories play an important role in allowing the simple sharing and discovery of articles or other materials. They tend to be run by libraries or research institutions, on a non-commercial basis.

 

There are usually restrictions about what can be uploaded onto these repositories and when, set out in contracts with publishers – for example it may only be allowed to post a ‘pre-print’ version of a paper to a repository. However, with many researchers unclear about exactly what they can do with their work, they sometimes make mistakes.

 

Ordinarily, these repositories benefit from ‘safe harbour’ provisions – as long as they are ready to correct these mistakes if a rightholder demands it, they will not face legal action. However, current EU copyright provisions risk making the people and institutions who run repositories legally liable, unless they install filtering technologies.

 

Repositories are financed neither to take on the burden of buying in filter technologies (which risk declaring legitimate uses of works illegal), nor to bear the legal responsibility for mistakes by researchers. If these European proposals pass, open access in Europe and around the world will suffer. The EU’s previously strong record on promoting open access will be damaged.

 

IFLA has therefore signed onto an open letter, calling on Members of the European Parliament to reject these proposals, and so make sure that Open Access remains open in Europe.

 

Others interested in signing should go to the SPARC Europe website, where there are instructions on how to do so. 

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