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Webinar: OA to Publications in H2020

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 23/05/2017 - 17:50

This webinar, on Open Access to Publications in Horizon 2020, is the first in OpenAIRE’s series of three webinars for Horizon 2020 and FP7 project coordinators, research administrators and researchers.

EIFL is hosting and facilitating the three webinars, which take place on 29 May, 30 May and 1 June.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

SIG Library History session at IFLA 2017 Wroclaw

IFLA - სამ, 23/05/2017 - 15:31

The very difficult task of reviewing so many fine submissions has been finalised and as you can see from the Programme for IFLA Wroclaw 2017 http://2017.ifla.org/conference-programme  or http://www.professionalabstracts.com/iflawlic2017/programme-iflawlic2017.pdf  (see pp. 12-13)  we have what I hope will be a very interesting session:

Sunday, 20 August 2017 | Session 083, Libraries in Times of Crisis: Historical Perspectives - Library History Special Interest Group | Venue: Multifunction Hall.

Chair: Kerry Smith

  1. Libraries in Times of Crisis: Historical Perspectives Széchenyi National Casino Andrea Gyuricza (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Library and Information Centre, Hungary);
  2. Persistent Resistance: Libraries in the Philippines and their Fight for Freedom and People’s Rights Iyra Buenrostro (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) Johann Frederick Cabbab (University of the Philippines, Philippines);
  3. Bibliocaust of Somali Libraries: Retelling the Somali Civil War Hibaq Nur (Qatar National Library, Qatar);
  4. National Library of Iran in the Midst of War of the Cities Parisa Pasyar (National Library and Archive of Iran, Iran, Islamic Republic of), Fariborz Khosravi (Associate Professor of National Library and Archive of Iran, Iran, Islamic Republic of);
  5. Continuing Solidarity with Our Colleagues in Eastern Europe: the American Library Association (ALA) and the Postwar Rehabilitation of Eastern European Libraries, 1945-1948 Marek Sroka (University of Illinois Library, United States).

I do hope to see you in Wroclaw!  Please come and say Hello if you are able to attend.

Kerry Smith | Convenor IFLA Library History SIG

2016 EIFL Annual Report

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 23/05/2017 - 14:35

We are pleased to announce the publication of our 2016 Annual Report, celebrating achievements of our programmes and projects during the year.

Thank you to everyone who worked with us in 2016.


Read the online version of the report here.

Download the low resolution PDF version of the Annual Report here.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

IFLA President Donna Scheeder promotes UN SDGs during Bulgaria’s 12th National Library Week

IFLA - სამ, 23/05/2017 - 13:39

IFLA President Donna Scheeder delivered a keynote speech on Libraries in Support of Sustainable Development at the May 9th, 2017 opening of the 12th National Library Week, organized by the Bulgarian Library and Information Association (BLIA).

Librarians were joined at this event by many distinguished officials and Mrs. Iskra Mihaylova, Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Regional Development, addressed the audience. In a special address, Bulgarian President Radev congratulated the participants in the advocacy campaign, as well as all librarians, for their outstanding work and dedication to the profession. 

During President Scheeder's visit, BLIA also signed an official agreement to join the International Advocacy Programme (IAP), adding to more the more than 70 countries already signed up.  BLIA has also translated a number of important IAP-related advocacy materials into Bulgarian which will soon be made available on this website.

Additional information: XII National Library Week – 2017

FOSTER Plus kick-off meeting

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 23/05/2017 - 12:56

EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma and EIFL Open Access Programme Coordinator Gwen Franck will attend the kick-off meeting of the FOSTER Plus project.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

ახალი წიგნი ჩვენს ბიბლიოთეკაში

Ousterhout, Robert G. Visualizing Community : Art, Material Culture, and Settlement in Byzantine Cappadocia / Designed and typest by Melissa Tandysh. – Washington: Dumbarton Research Library and Collection, 2017. – 532 p. 

ISBN 9780884024132

ეს ინგლისურენოვანი, ფერადი ილუსტრაციებით დატვირთული წიგნი, მოგვითხრობს კაბადოკიის შესახებ. ეს მხარე ცენტრალური ანატოლიის ულამაზესი ვულკანური რეგიონია და იგი ამავდროულად საუკეთესოდ ინარჩუნებს ბიზანტიური იმპერიის ყოველდღიურობის აღქმას. ამ ადგილში ყურადღებას იპყრობს კონსტანტინოპოლისა და კაბადოკიის მონუმენტალისტური არქიტექტურა.  

კვლევა უკავშირდება აღმოსავლეთ ხმელთაშუაზღვისპირეთში დოკუმენტალისტური არქიტექტურული მემკვიდრეობის გაქრობას. წიგნის ტექსტუალური მტკიცებულებები ეყრდნობა მთლიანი ქალაქებისა და სოფლების ერთიანი არქიტექტონიკის განცდას. აქ პარალელურად განიხილება საეკლესიო და სახალხო ნაგებობანი, საერო და სულიერო ლანდშაფტები. სიღრმისეული ანალიზი,

იხ. ვრცლად

LIBER / Helmholtz Webinar: Systems and Services – Adding Value For Research Data Assets

LIBER news - სამ, 23/05/2017 - 10:43

LIBER's Working Group on Scientific Information Infrastructures is collaborating with Helmholtz to run two editions of an Open Science Webinar in June. Join us to hear how research institutions in Australia are maximising the value of their research data assets and for a discussion about how to create value from open data.

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RISS/IT Joint Satellite Meeting Registration is OPEN

IFLA - ორშ, 22/05/2017 - 20:38

The RISS and IT joint satellite meeting introduces their new conference website. Join us at the University of Warsaw August 16-17 for "Innovation and the User Experience: Evaluating and Implementing Discovery Systems." Papers will be delivered by librarians from around the world, including Czech Republic, the Philipphines, Iran, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Nigeria, Canada, and the United States. Bohyun Kim, the Associate Director for Library Applications and Knowledge Systems at University of Maryland, Baltimore, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, will deliver the keynote address.

We welcome librarians from all types of libraries to this meeting. Join us at the beautiful University of Warsaw before WLIC 2017!

Three outcomes for libraries at WIPO

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 22/05/2017 - 17:19

EIFL had two experienced representatives at the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/34) which met in Geneva from 1-5 May 2017. Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager and Awa Cissé, EIFL’s Copyright Coordinator in Senegal were on the ground promoting library interests to member state delegates, working closely with our international partners and seeking progress on library copyright issues at WIPO.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

New IFLA Standard: Definition of PRESSoo: A conceptual model for Bibliographic Information Pertaining to Serials and Other Continuing Resources

IFLA - ორშ, 22/05/2017 - 16:50

The Committee on Standards is pleased to announce the publication of the Definition of PRESSOO: A conceptual model for Bibliographic Information Pertaining to Serials and Other Continuing Resources

PRESSOO is a formal ontology designed to represent the bibliographic information about continuing resources, and more specifically about serials (journals, newspapers, magazines, etc.). It is an extension of the FRBROO model (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records – Object Oriented). FRBROO is in turn is an extension of CIDOC CRM, the conceptual reference model for cultural heritage information.

PRESSOO aims to propose answers to long standing issues with the application of the FRBR family of models to serials and continuing resources.

The Definition of PRESSOO was approved by the IFLA Committee on Standards and then endorsed by the IFLA Professional Committee at its meeting on 31 March 2017.

IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM) - March 2017 version - available

IFLA - ორშ, 22/05/2017 - 15:15

IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM) March 2017 version is available. This version has been revised after world-wide review, submitted in April 2017 for formal approval, and is awaiting endorsement by the IFLA Professional Committee.

IFLA Metropolitan Libraries Short Film Award. The winner for 2017 is...

IFLA - ორშ, 22/05/2017 - 15:14

The contest A Corto di Libri received 31 submissions from Europe, North / South America and Australia. Among those, 17 films were selected because of their focus on a public library in the context of a metropolitan area. They had to be in English language or provide English subtitles.

During the IFLA MetLib Conference in Montréal (Canada), on May 4, these 17 short films were projected and voted by 37 librarians. Two “VIP” votes were added by the Chairs of the Standing Committees of the Section on Public Libraries (Marian Morgan Bindon) and the Section on Audiovisual and multimedia (Michael J. Miller).

The IFLA Section on Metropolitan Libraries is pleased to announce the winner:

Profumo di latte, di musica e parole 
by Biblioteca Casa dei Bimbi, Sistema Biblioteche Centri Culturali / Roma Capitale (Italy)

The film is an interview with a pregnant woman, who shows the tactile book she made - in the library - for the baby she was expecting. Page after page, she describes the fabrics she used or re-used, how she learned to sew and embroider, the personal references and meanings of the images she picked. The library is a place of learning and comfort during a delicate time in the life of a woman.

The winner will receive € 500,00 as a contribution to travel expenses to the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Wrocław (Poland). The IFLA Awards Presentation will take place on Tuesday, 22 August, 12:45-13:45 (Expo Pavilion, Session 154).

An event, with the projection of all the films and Q&A with the winner, is planned for Monday, August 21, at branch library nr.29 of the Public Library of Wrocław (to be confirmed).

Thanks to Nathalie Martin (Bibliothèques de Montréal) and to the technical staff of BANQ (Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec) for their precious collaboration.








Workshop on Challenging the Current Business Models in Academic Publishing

LIBER news - პარ, 19/05/2017 - 18:47

On April 26th and 27th the Workshop “Challenging the Current Business Models in Academic Publishing: Accelerators and Obstacles to the Open Access Transition” has been organised in Antwerp, Belgium by Science Europe in collaboration with LIBER and the European University Association. Aim of this Workshop was to bring together various experts to discuss and challenge…

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Request for Public Comments on IFLA Interlibrary Loan Guideline

IFLA - პარ, 19/05/2017 - 17:38

The IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing section Standing committee is revising the International Resource Sharing and Document Delivery: Principles and Guidelines for Procedure.

The document was last revised in 2009, and we believe it is the time to review the contents to reflect the current International or global Resource Sharing landscape.

As the first step of the revision process, we wish to ask your comments and suggestions on the current version of the document. To facilitate the process, we have prepared an online survey form in which you can provide us your thoughts, section by section.  The form is available at below URL, until June 30th. 2017.   


Once the committee collects the suggestions, we will work on a draft of revised guideline and later we will have a second public survey on the draft. Please feel free to the Information Coordinator or the Standing Committee members, if you have any question or concerns on the Guideline.

In addition, if the online survey form does not work with you, you can always send us your comments through the email, in your own languages.

პოლონური მხარე ჰენრიხ ჰრინევსკის უნიკალური მხატვრობის რესტავრაციას იწყებს

პოლონური მხარე ჰენრიხ ჰრინევსკის უნიკალური მხატვრობის რესტავრაციას იწყებს

22 მაისს 13:00 საათზე საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის პირველ კორპუსში ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკასა და ვარშავის სამხატვრო აკადემიას შორის თანამშრომლობის მემორანდუმი გაფორმდება. მემორანდუმს ხელს მოაწერენ ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის გენერალური დირექტორი გიორგი კეკელიძე და ვარშავის სამხატვრო აკადემიის კონსერვაციისა და რესტავრაციის ფაკულტეტის პროფესორი ქშიშტოფ ხმელევსკი.

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Job opportunity at IFLA Headquarters: Policy and Research Officer

IFLA - პარ, 19/05/2017 - 13:55

There is a vacancy at IFLA Headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands for the position of:

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

At IFLA Headquarters an international staff of 25 people manages and develops programmes for members and the library and information sector worldwide. IFLA’s strategic priorities include access to information, digital content, cultural heritage, the contribution of libraries to national development, and professional practice.

IFLA Headquarters
19 May 2017

Policy and Research Officer at IFLA Headquarters

IFLA - პარ, 19/05/2017 - 13:38

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is looking for a new Policy and Research Officer to work with Cultural and Heritage issues within the Policy and Advocacy Team at IFLA Headquarters.


IFLA Headquarters is located in The Hague (next to The Hague Central Station) in The Netherlands.

Key areas of Responsibility

Libraries are central to the cultural lives of their communities. They promote reading and creativity at a local level, record and preserve national cultural life, and work internationally to ensure that the world’s heritage is kept safe and celebrated. IFLA, as the global voice of libraries, not only supports its members’ work at the local and national levels in the field of culture and heritage, but also directly represents the interests of libraries internationally.

The successful candidate for this position will be the lead within IFLA Headquarters on culture and heritage issues. Working with relevant IFLA sections and committees, external partners and in support of colleagues and Governing Board members as appropriate, s/he will develop initiatives that underline the role of libraries in the field, facilitate exchanges, research and the production of materials that help libraries fulfil their role, and maintain and expand existing IFLA networks and projects in the area.

In more detail, the successful candidate, working to the Manager, Policy and Advocacy, will be responsible for the following areas:

  • Advocating for the Role of Libraries in Cultural Life: IFLA has a unique potential to advocate for libraries as central to the development, promotion and safeguarding of cultural expression and diversity. Through a strong understanding of relevant institutions and fora, the successful candidate will identify opportunities to make the case for libraries, and support relevant work at the international, regional and national levels through events, policies, briefings and other materials. 
  • Engagement with UNESCO: the successful candidate will lead on IFLA’s engagement with UNESCO, in order to ensure that the role of libraries is recognised in the Organisation’s work. IFLA’s cooperation with UNESCO covers a wide range of issues, from promoting books and reading (for example, through the World Book Capital programme), to access to information and digital preservation (PERSIST). IFLA is also a member of a number of UNESCO-coordinated committees. 
  • Policies and Practices for Preserving Heritage: the successful candidate will facilitate cooperation between members, coordinating IFLA’s Preservation and Conservation Centres, supporting the development of standards, and contributing to advocacy work in favour of appropriate policies. S/he will also drive IFLA’s engagement in the Blue Shield initiative, as well as managing and promoting the Risk Register, intended to support efforts to avoid the destruction of unique cultural heritage materials in times of disaster, conflict or otherwise.
  • General contribution to IFLA objectives: all staff are expected to contribute to cross-cutting IFLA work, for example the annual conference, preparing briefing for the Secretary General or Board Members, and other work on an ad hoc basis.
Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Extensive experience in the field of culture and heritage, and in particular of relevant policy and practical issues;
  • Extensive experience of working with governments and/or international institutions. Experience of working with UNESCO is a bonus;
  • A strong record of working effectively with committees and networks of contacts, including those based in different countries;
  • Degree-level education in cultural policy, library and information science, or another relevant subject involving research and analytical skills.
Additionally, the candidate will have:
  • Ability to monitor news from a variety of sources, and a proactive attitude, able to spot and evaluate opportunities for action;
  • A strong sense of discretion;
  • Flexibility to change priorities in the face of changing priorities;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Clear and effective communications skills, in public, in private conversation, and in writing;
  • Fluency in English (fluency in other IFLA languages is a bonus);
  • Proficient user of ICT (experience with creating and uploading website content is an advantage).

The gross monthly salary offered will be € 3,570 per month in line with the Collective Agreement of Public Libraries in The Netherlands.  You will also receive a holiday allowance (8% of your annual salary), an end of year bonus and enjoy 25 days of holidays per year.  You will also participate in IFLA’s group pension scheme.

Closing date

The closing date is 25 June 2017, with an initial round of interviews planned in the week of 3 July, and a final round in the week of 10 July. Due to the high volume of applications we are expecting to receive, interested candidates are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible.

How to apply

Please send your CV including a motivation letter addressing the responsibilities and skills required for the position in English to vacancies@ifla.org.  Only candidates with valid documentation to work in The Netherlands will be considered. 

IFLA Global Vision Africa passes the torch to Middle East

IFLA - პარ, 19/05/2017 - 13:38

After the exciting start of IFLA's Global Vision Regional Workshops earlier this month in North America, our journey continued to Africa and now on to the Middle East.

From 14 to 15 May, IFLA held a successful Global Vision Regional Workshop Africa at the Djeuga Palace Hotel in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Over the course of these two days, African library community leaders representing 37 countries took part in inclusive and enthusiastic discussions on how a united library field can tackle to challenges of the future.

Next stop: Alexandria, Egypt!

In keeping with a model set at the conclusion of our first workshop, our African colleagues asked IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner to forward the following greetings and inspired advice to our colleagues in the Middle East region, thereby passing the torch of IFLA’s Global Vision Discussion from Africa to the Middle East:

Carry on the vision!

Be inspired!

Use the power of the great library of Alexandria to lead the profession!

Be passionate for a common future!

Our common future of libraries depends on you!

Be involved and show your passion during your workshop!


The next IFLA Global Vision Regional Workshop will take place from 21-22 May 2017 at the Biblioteca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt. We can’t wait to continue this Global Vision journey to the Middle East!

Stay tuned for more: globalvision.ifla.org

About the IFLA Global Vision

IFLA is facilitating a Global Vision discussion through a series of high-level meetings and workshops in different parts of the world following our kick-off event in Athens, Greece on 4 April 2017.  Face-to-face and online, future-oriented conversations will be taking place throughout the year. See the Global Vision discussion website: globalvision.ifla.org for more details, and join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram using the #iflaGlobalVision hashtag.

Together we create the future: Join us!

10th virtual NPSIG business meeting on May 21st

IFLA - პარ, 19/05/2017 - 00:02

Please join us on Sunday, May 21st at 5pm CET for our 10th NPSIG Virtual Business Meeting! This will be the first business meeting featuring our new leadership team: Vesna Vuksan (Convenor), Antoine Torrens, Katia Shklyar, Milan Vasiljevic and Andrés Reinoso. We would really like to have you involved!!!

We’ll be going over our NPSIG Action Plan 2016-17 and discussing our actions in the next months. We will also share news about upcoming events like the IFLAcamp 2017 with a "Cycling for libraries" day, Open Programme Session, New Librarians Happy Hour in Wroclaw, and we welcome any other announcements as well as ideas and proposals for NPSIG work in 2017!

Link to the meeting (no password required) : https://zoom.us/j/269434613

Date: Sunday, May 21st, 2017


11:00 New York)

12:00 Rio de Janeiro

15:00 UTC

17:00 CET

0:00 (next day) Tokyo

1:00 (next day) Sydney

–check your time zone here: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20170521T17&p1=35&ah=1

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