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Conference Highlights from LIBER 2017 in Patras, Greece

LIBER news - ხუთ, 03/08/2017 - 17:32

LIBER’s 46th Annual Conference in Patras, Greece brought together over 300 research library professionals from 33 countries, and stimulated discussions on critical topics such as copyright reform, open science and the future of scholarly communication. In addition to the highlights below, you are welcome to browse through all of the presentations, videos, photos and #liber2017…

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Lograr un Desarrollo Inteligente e Inclusivo: Lanzamiento del Informe de Desarrollo y Acceso a la Información (DA2I) 2017

IFLA - ხუთ, 03/08/2017 - 11:28

La Federación Internacional de Asociaciones de Bibliotecarios y Bibliotecas (IFLA), en colaboración con el Grupo de Tecnología y Cambio Social (TASCHA) de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Información de la Universidad de Washington, presentará el informe Desarrollo y Acceso a la Información (DA2I) el 17 de julio de 2017 durante el Foro Político de Alto Nivel (HLPF) de las Naciones Unidas en Nueva York.

Promoviendo la visibilidad de las bibliotecas en la Agenda 2030 de las Naciones Unidas

El informe de Desarrollo y Acceso a la Información fue concebido como parte de la Declaración de Lyon sobre el Acceso a la Información y el Desarrollo, apoyada por más de 600 signatarios, que insta a las instituciones y asociaciones globales a “garantizar que todos tengan acceso y puedan comprender, utilizar y compartir la información necesaria para promover el desarrollo sostenible y las sociedades democráticas”.

El informe de Desarrollo y Acceso a la Información es el primero de una serie de informes que hará un seguimiento del progreso anual de los países con respecto a su compromiso con la promoción de un acceso significativo a la información como parte de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible de las Naciones Unidas (ODS). Asimismo, aportará evidencia sobre los avances que el acceso a la información puede generar en las áreas específicas de la Agenda 2030.

Las bibliotecas son actores clave

El objetivo central del informe de Desarrollo y Acceso a la Información es promover la visibilidad de las bibliotecas en el contexto de la Agenda 2030. Ofrecerá una herramienta para que las bibliotecas puedan involucrar a defensores del acceso a la información e instituciones, y un instrumento para que las asociaciones de bibliotecarios generen conversaciones sobre el aporte de las bibliotecas para el desarrollo.

Este informe es el último paso en los trabajos de promoción y defensa iniciados por la IFLA en el 2012 sobre los ODS, que ya han visto la incorporación del Acceso a la Información a la Agenda 2030.

El DA2I es un fuerte complemento para el Programa Internacional de Promoción y Defensa de la Profesión (IAP, por sus siglas en inglés) a través del cual, solo en el último año, la IFLA ha firmado acuerdos con representantes de las asociaciones de bibliotecarios de 73 países, comprometiéndose con ellos a trabajar en la sensibilización de los ODS a nivel nacional y regional, y a participar en los procesos de planificación e implementación de los Planes Nacionales de Desarrollo. El informe de Desarrollo y Acceso a la Información ofrece pruebas contundentes para su trabajo.

La presencia de la IFLA en el Foro Político de Alto Nivel

La IFLA tendrá un rol activo en el Foro Político de Alto Nivel de las Naciones Unidas (HLPF) —el evento más importante del año relacionado con los ODS de las Naciones Unidas— donde promoveremos el acceso a la información y el aporte de las bibliotecas al desarrollo.

El informe será oficialmente lanzado el 17 de julio de 2017 en la Biblioteca Pública de Nueva York en un evento de alto nivel que incluirá la participación de los Representantes Permanentes de los Estados Miembros ante las Naciones Unidas, funcionarios de las Naciones Unidas, líderes de la sociedad civil, otras personas relacionadas con el desarrollo, y representantes bibliotecarios del área de Nueva York.

Además, la IFLA organizará otros dos eventos durante el HLPF y participará de numerosas sesiones coordinadas por otros socios y organizaciones claves con el fin de asegurar que el mensaje llegue a todos los niveles.

El 11 de julio, el evento paralelo “Lograr un desarrollo inteligente e inclusivo: Cómo el acceso a la información puede alcanzar los ODS” celebrado en la Sede de las Naciones Unidas será una oportunidad para compartir los resultados del informe y mensajes con los funcionarios gubernamentales, profesionales del desarrollo y la sociedad civil. Los participantes también analizarán la forma de medir e incrementar el impacto del acceso a la información en el logro de los ODS.

El 13 de julio, la Dag Hammarskjöld Library (DHL) y la IFLA organizarán el evento paralelo “Visión 2030: Cómo las bibliotecas apoyan el trabajo de las Naciones Unidas sobre desarrollo sostenible” para celebrar el rol de las bibliotecas en el acceso a la información a nivel global. Se destacará la importancia de la colaboración entre bibliotecas para construir una sociedad global del conocimiento. El evento se llevará a cabo en la Biblioteca de las Naciones Unidas.

 

 

Siga los eventos y actividades de la IFLA durante la semana en Nueva York en Twitter  @IFLA y @IFLA_Lib4Dev, y Facebook.  Ayúdenos a demostrar la importancia del acceso a la información y las bibliotecas en el desarrollo utilizando los hashtags #DA2I y #Lib4Dev con relación a #HLPF y #GlobalGoals.

Puede obtener más información sobre el informe sobre Desarrollo y Acceso a la Información en el sitio web (https://da2i.ifla.org/), y registrarse para recibir una notificación cuando el informe haya sido publicado y esté listo para su descarga.

Obtenga más información sobre el trabajo de la IFLA en Bibliotecas, Desarrollo y la Agenda 2030 de las Naciones Unidas: www.ifla.org/libraries-development.

 

Passing The Torch: Thanks to Dr Ann Matheson and Welcome Mr John MacColl as Secretary-General

LIBER news - ხუთ, 03/08/2017 - 11:08

At LIBER’s 2017 Annual Conference in Patras, we thanked Dr Ann Matheson for her outstanding dedication and work as Secretary-General and welcomed Mr John MacColl — University Librarian and Director of Library Services at the University of St Andrews — as our new Secretary-General. It was no small task to thank Dr Ann Matheson for her…

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The Global Digital Humanities and Digital Scholarship Best Practices

IFLA - ოთხ, 02/08/2017 - 23:32

Please join us for the official kick off of the Digital Humanities/Digital Scholarship Special Interest Group.
Come discover the IFLA community’s newest international platform for collaboration, open discussion and the assessment and adoption of innovative new approaches, as well as best practices for advancing Digital Scholarship.
 
This inaugural meeting at IFLA Wroclaw will feature “lightning talks”, with tentative speakers from four continents (Africa, Asia, Europe and North America).
 http://www.professionalabstracts.com/iflawlic2017/iplanner/#/grid
 Session 082 August 20, 2017 - 13:45 - 15:45

ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკას ამერიკის მეორე ლედი ეწვია

ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკას ამერიკის მეორე ლედი ეწვია

1 აგვისტოს საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკას ამერიკის მეორე ლედი კარენ პენსი ეწვია. სტუმარმა არტ-თერაპიის ცენტრ „კამარას“ მიერ საგამოფენო დარბაზში გამართული გამოფენა დაათვალიერა. ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის გენერალურმა დირექტორმა გიორგი კეკელიძემ კარენ პენსს „ვეფხისტყაოსნის“ ინგლისური თარგმანი გადასცა საჩუქრად.

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Meetings of the Committee on Standards in Poland

IFLA - სამ, 01/08/2017 - 13:39

The Committee on Standards will meet at the following times and locations during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Wrocław, Poland:

  • Saturday 19 August 2017, 12:30 - 14:30, Room IASE 101, Wrocław, Poland
  • Monday 21 August, 16:15 - 18:45, Conference Room D, Wrocław, Poland

The WLIC programme session is as follows:

The Use of IFLA Standards in the Linked Data Environment: Strategies, Applications and Success Stories (Session 078)
Sunday 20 August 2017, 13:45 – 15:45, Main Court

Chair: Diane Beattie, Libraries and Archives Canada, Canada

Agenda:

1. The Use of The IFLA Library Reference Model, a Step Toward the Semantic Web
Pat Riva, Concordia University, Canada
Maja Žumer, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

2. The Linked Data Collection “Rainis and Aspazija” (RunA) and the Potential of IFLA FRBR LRM Key Entities for Annotating Textual Documents
Anita Rašmane, National Library of Latvia, Latvia
Anita Goldberga, National Library of Latvia, Latvia

3. Cat Among the Cataloguers - Partnering with the Web
Susan Warren, Gold Coast City Library, Australia
Marian Morgan-Bindon, Gold Coast City Library, Australia

4. The Use of IFLA Standards in the Linked Data Environment: Strategies, Applications and Success Stories
Melanie Roche, Bibliothèque nationale de France, France

5. Update on ISBD
Massimo Gentili-Tedeschi, ISBD, Italy

6. Update on FRBR
Christine Oliver, University of Ottawa, Canada

7. Update on UNIMARC
Jay Weitz, OCLC, United States

Meetings of LIDATEC in Poland

IFLA - სამ, 01/08/2017 - 13:27

LIDATEC will meet at the following times and locations during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Wrocław, Poland:

  • Thursday 24 August 08:00 - 10:30 in room IASE 1/51 (outgoing committee)
  • Thursday 24 August 10:45 - 13:15 in room IASE 1/51 (incoming committee)

See further details of meetings

Realising the Potential of Digital for Development: Not Without Libraries

IFLA - სამ, 01/08/2017 - 03:25

As highlighted in the Development and Access to Information Report 2017, produced by IFLA in partnership with the Technology and Social Change Group at the University of Washington, for access to information to be meaningful, people need skills and the right conditions. Libraries can play a unique role in delivering both. 

In its response to the call for examples for the third phase of Connecting and Enabling the Next Billion, a project run by the Internet Governance Forum to identify practical ways in which digital technologies can bridge development gaps, IFLA offers a set of practical case studies. In line with the call, they focus on education, gender inequality, and innovation. Two of these were already the focus of specific chapters in the DA2I report (gender inequality, innovation).   

We hope that these will underline how properly supported libraries can play a transformational role in allowing people to turn access to information and ICTs into better lives and livelihoods.

IFLA's contribution is available online.

For more information, see the 2016 edition of Connecting and Enabling the Next Billion, and IFLA's contribution to this

მზია გომელაური-მარგველაშვილმა 1000-ზე მეტი წიგნი გადმოგვცა

მზია გომელაური-მარგველაშვილმა 1000-ზე მეტი წიგნი გადმოგვცა

მზია გომელაური-მარგველაშვილმა (ქალბატონი მზია პრეზიდენტ გიორგი მარგველაშვილის დედაა) ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკას თავისი ნათესავების, ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის აქტიური მკითხველების, მიხეილ და გიორგი გიჟიმყრელების, არქივი, 1000-ზე მეტი წიგნი, გადასცა.

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Open access in Ghana

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 31/07/2017 - 14:40
BACKGROUND

In Ghana, and in many other developing countries, research has limited social and economic impact because it is not widely available and accessible. Restricted access to research is also an obstacle to the production of new knowledge. Open access (OA) provides a solution by making scientific research visible and freely available online.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

LIBRARY THEORY AND RESEARCH SECTION Newsletter • July 2017

IFLA - კვი, 30/07/2017 - 23:46

LIBRARY THEORY AND RESEARCH SECTION's July 2017 Newsletter is now available.

Table of Contents
  • Letter from the Chair
  • Libraries in 2022
  • Contributing to Research on LIS Education
  • LTR Satellite Meeting
  • LTR Open Session
  • Follow us!

For more details please see our Newsletters webpage.

Thank you all and happy reading !

From Information to Development: IFLA Participates in 2017 Asia-Pacific regional Internet Governance Forum

IFLA - შაბ, 29/07/2017 - 22:52

For information to play a full role in helping people to learn, find work and live healthily, simply laying cables may not be enough. The way in which access to knowledge is provided strongly affects the impact it has in communities, especially those facing the toughest development challenges.

 

IFLA attended the latest Asia-Pacific regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF), held from 26 to 29 July in Bangkok, Thailand, in order to underline the difference that effective provision of information services, made possible by well-supported Internet access, can make to social, educational, cultural and economic development.

 

APrIGF is a regional edition of the Internet Governance Forum established as one of the outcomes of the 2005 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), and supports reflection on how to ensure that the Internet realises its potential to improve lives.

 

A workshop organised and moderated by Winston Roberts (National Library of New Zealand / IFLA Regional Standing Committee for Asia-Oceania), under the title Community Networks and Public Access to ICT, included presentations by a panel of regional experts. The workshop was well received, and was attended by over 50 on-site participants and a number of remote participants from across the region.

 

Ms Yati Kamil (former president of the Association of Indonesian Library and Information Professionals) spoke about the national community library programme PerpuSeru; Ms Gunela Astbrink (Australia) discussed community information access for persons with disabilities, and issues of access in the Pacific islands; Ms Kamolrat Intaratat presented the successful national Thai programme, which she founded, to help marginalised communities develop digital skills, digital literacy and entrepreneurship, particularly among girls and women; and Ms Piyawan Suwattanathum (Asia Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, at UNESCO Bangkok) shared information about the project for Mobile Literacy for out-of-school children particularly in rural and remote areas.

 

The presentations helped underline that the ‘who’ and ‘how’ of access to information influence its effects, in particular on disadvantaged and marginalised groups. Libraries as buildings play a very useful role here, but it is perhaps the skills and attitudes that they can provide to users that are more important.

 

The panel presentations will be made available through the website of APrIGF, and a video is also available on YouTube.

 

Winston Roberts also took part in a session on Internet issues in the Pacific islands, speaking on a recent survey of the development needs of national library services, and promoted the DA2I (Development and Access to Information) report just issued by IFLA.

Affirmation, Opportunity: IFLA Presents on Libraries and the Sustainable Development Goals at the CILIP Conference

IFLA - ხუთ, 27/07/2017 - 16:45

IFLA attended the CILIP Annual Conference, held in Manchester, UK, on 5-6 July. At a time where libraries in the UK are facing drastic cuts, this was a welcome opportunity to share new ideas and practices, and set out a proactive agenda for the future.

 

In this context, IFLA presented on how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) could help. The Goals offer a strong affirmation of the importance of the work libraries do in providing access to information. IFLA’s presentation underlined that libraries can make the difference between the basic possibility to connect to the Internet and meaningful access to information, through offering free public access, as well as basic skills and advanced literacy provision and a welcoming environment.

 

Through its International Advocacy Programme, IFLA is helping its members communicate better about the contribution they make to achieving the SDGs. As part of this process, over 150 library representatives have taken part in a total of six workshops around the world. IFLA has agreements with people from 73 different countries to promote the 2030 Agenda, and work to ensure that libraries are both involved in development planning, and benefit from the right legal and financial conditions to do their jobs.

 

IFLA’s Development and Access to Information (DA2I) report, published subsequently in partnership with the Technology and Social Change Group at the University of Washington, is available to help all of IFLA’s members in their work to show that an effective library system can be a vital partner for governments in achieving their UN commitments.

Preserving Everyone’s Heritage – IFLA Holds Workshop on Palm Leaf Manuscript Preservation

IFLA - ხუთ, 27/07/2017 - 11:06

While tools and standards for preservation are advanced for materials like books, this is not the case everywhere. As a result, when a community’s cultural heritage is on other materials, such as palm leaf manuscripts, it is harder for libraries, both individually and as a network, to pursue their public interest missions.

 

If we are to realise Target 11.4 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals – safeguarding cultural heritage – to the benefit of all, there is a pressing need for progress in this field.

 

Responding to this challenge, IFLA organised a workshop on 6-7 July in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Experts from around the world brought not only their experience of preserving manuscripts, but also their ideas and suggestions for how to develop a common meta-data scheme. This will both facilitate collaboration, and crucially facilitate effective conservation and archiving efforts.

 

Discussions proved that much useful work is already taking place, but with relatively little coordination between activities from one country to the next. By promoting cooperation, it will become possible to share best practices and establish standards which will enhance the work of libraries across the world.

 

Much work remains to do, but with a network of experts now established, IFLA and its members are well placed to make progress on this important dossier. We are grateful to the National Library of Sri Lanka for their support both in setting up the workshop and in supporting its follow up.

საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის პროფესიულ საჯარო მოხელეთა საყურადღებოდ!

საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის პროფესიულ საჯარო მოხელეთა საყურადღებოდ!

საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკაში არსებულ ვაკანტურ თანამდებობებზე ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის პროფესიულ საჯარო მოხელეთა ჰორიზონტალური გადაყვანის მიზნით, რაც გულისხმობს პროფესიული საჯარო მოხელისათვის იმავე იერარქიული რანგისა და თანამდებობის შესაბამისი სხვა ან/და ფუნქციურად მსგავსი უფლებამოსილების მინიჭებას, კადრების განყოფილება აქვეყნებს ინფორმაციას არსებული ვაკანტური თანამდებობების შესახებ ამ თანამდებობებზე გადაყვანის მსურველი მოხელეების გამოსავლენად.

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IFLA Leaders Programme update

IFLA - სამ, 25/07/2017 - 17:39

Nine associates of IFLA’s International Leaders Programme were selected in April 2016 and started their programme at WLIC 2016 in Columbus, Ohio.

Streams and connected projects

Each associate follows a general programme and specific topics within the following three Streams:

  1. Libraries as Agents for Development
  2. Access to Digital Content
  3. Public Access to the Internet

In their first year, International Leaders Programme associates were welcomed into the world of their stream by attending lectures and presentations by stream specialists as well as by taking part in high-level meetings and workshops around the world. They rapidly got acquainted with the world of IFLA and learned to find their way in the programme and their topics. Among a number of activities, associates took part in the 11th Internet Governance Forum meeting in Guadalajara, Mexico and World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) meetings in Geneva, Switzerland.

From 13-17 July 2017, a group of associates participated in workshops and events at the UN High Level Political Forum in New York. During the meeting, the role of libraries in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was discussed in an open and straightforward way.  Several associates then went on to participate in the formal launch of the first Development and Access to Information (DA2I) report—a worthy celebration of the work done by libraries around the world and how they already are helping to achieve the 17 SDGs of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

During the first year of the programme, two leaders were elected President of their respective library association; others were elected to and served on a number of important library-related committees in their home country. All in all, some amazing activities!

Next steps

In their second year,  associates will work on a project within their stream. A project should:

  • Be relevant: it should relate directly or indirectly, to IFLA’s advocacy activities
  • Be original: it could fill a gap in IFLA's work and outreach, or try out a new approach. Projects which can stimulate similar efforts elsewhere will be particularly helpful;
  • Be useful: it should strengthen IFLA’s reach and/or capacity to impact decision-making at the regional or international level, contributing to the goal of building a stronger, united library field;
  • Be communicable: it should take account of wider impact, both within the library field, and externally;
  • Be developmental: it should draw on your existing skills, experience and interests, but help you identify and develop new talents as an ambassador for libraries;

The results of the projects will be presented and published via IFLA’s regular communication channels to help push forward the greater international library field.

For more information on the IFLA International Leaders Programme, please contact Ingrid Bon.

 

IL Section contributes its report to the IFLA Global Vision Project

IFLA - სამ, 25/07/2017 - 17:37

 Here is the final version of the Information Literacy section's Global Vision Discussion Report acknowledged by the IFLA Global Vision Team.

BSLA project proposals 2017 update

IFLA - სამ, 25/07/2017 - 07:20

In February 2017, IFLA invited library associations to submit proposals for Building Strong Library Associations (BSLA) projects commencing in 2017.

21 project proposals from all parts of the world were recieved. A review process was performed by the ALP Committee and their recomendations were reviewed with IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner. 

Ten project applications were approved.

Africa Latin America and Caribbean Asia Oceania Europe Egypt
Ghana
Senegal Zimbabwe Colombia
Peru Fiji
India
Nepal Spain

The successful applicants have already started with their projects and their progress will soon be made available on the IFLA BSLA website.

For questions about BSLA Projects, please contact Ingrid Bon.

IFLA SIG Library History session at 2017 Conference Wroclaw - UPDATE

IFLA - ორშ, 24/07/2017 - 22:02

I do hope I get to meet up with those of you interested in library history at the IFLA conference in Poland.    After our session on Sunday 20 August, 2017,  and just before or on our way to, the Exhibition Opening, I was thinking that we would try and set up a time for a coffee and a chat about the SIG, its future and library history in general.

The SIG’s session is number 083 from the Programme for IFLA Wroclaw 2017 http://2017.ifla.org/conference-programme   or http://www.professionalabstracts.com/iflawlic2017/programme-iflawlic2017.pdf  (see pp. 14-15)  and all papers are now available from the IFLA website – you will find the links in the Conference programme:

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

Chair: Kerry Smith

  • Libraries in Times of Crisis: Historical Perspectives | Széchenyi National Casino Andrea Gyuricza (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Library and Information Centre, Hungary);
  • 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);
  • Bibliocaust of Somali Libraries: Retelling the Somali Civil War | Hibaq Nur (Qatar National Library, Qatar);
  • 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);
  • 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 look forward to meeting as many of you as possible in Wroclaw.

 

Dr Kerry Smith, FALIA, AM

Convenor IFLA Library History SIG

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