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Two Job opportunities at IFLA Headquarters: Communications Officer and Administrative Assistant – Data Processing and Analysis

IFLA - ორშ, 16/12/2019 - 17:28

There are two vacancies at IFLA Headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands for the positions of:

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

At IFLA Headquarters an international staff of over 20 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
16 December 2019

Administrative Assistant – Data Processing and Analysis

IFLA - ორშ, 16/12/2019 - 17:18

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Headquarters is looking for an Administrative Assistant (a full-time position, 36 hr/week) to join a dynamic international team working with members and volunteers worldwide.

Over the next ten years, IFLA aims to transform the library field and itself through concerted and coordinated efforts at the global, regional, and national level. The ultimate benefit of this work will be seen at the local level through better library services helping more people gain literacy, improve their education, find employment, or improve their health. IFLA’s members and volunteers are part of this transformation and your contribution will support their involvement and activities.

Location

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

Key areas of Responsibility

This position is part of the Member Services Team. The Administrative Assistant (Data Processing and Analysis) supports the work of the IFLA Member Services team with an emphasis on data processing, analysis and responding to member queries. The work is done under direction but requires some interpretation and judgement.

You will also support IFLA with liaison, correspondence and engagement with Library Map of the World contributors and IFLA members; maintenance of accurate and up-to-date information and data within IFLA databases, including the membership system; supporting membership administration including applications, renewals, invoicing and payments; data and analysis projects to support the work of the volunteers; supporting new developments to enhance member services; and other data projects as required.

Qualifications and Experience
  • A-levels or equivalent / MBO (Dutch)
  • Diploma in Business Administration/Secretarial studies or equivalent
  • Min. 3 years related working experience in an international office or NGO
  • Excellent administrative skills, attention to detail and works accurately
  • Strong analytical and numeracy skills
  • Ability to use relevant software packages, including Microsoft Office
  • Experienced/Advanced Excel skills
  • Experience working with membership management and reporting systems
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Show the ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision while providing support where necessary in a team environment
  • Excellent command of English
  • Fluency in one or more other IFLA official languages (French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian) - desirable
Salary

The gross monthly salary offered will be EUR 2,668 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 15 January 2020. 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 using “Administrative Assistant” in the subject line. Only candidates with valid documentation to work in The Netherlands will be considered.

Communications Officer

IFLA - ორშ, 16/12/2019 - 17:07

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Headquarters is looking for an experienced Communications Officer to join a dynamic international team undertaking global projects.

Location

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

Key areas of Responsibility

This position is part of the Communications Team and will be responsible for increasing IFLA’s effectiveness in communicating with internal and external stakeholders regarding project activities and overall IFLA initiatives. A key task will be to support the implementation of IFLA’s communication strategy by providing and putting creative ideas into practice and supporting the work of other IFLA teams and Professional Units in communicating more effectively.

Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree in communications, media studies, journalism, or related field
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years relevant experience in a communications role
  • Highly fluent written and verbal communications and presentation skills in English
  • Sound knowledge of software, processes and procedures needed for communications and PR
  • Digital communication skills, including social media and writing, editing and delivering content, and evaluation of its effectiveness
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to think and write creatively, approach communication from new angles, and put ideas into practice
  • Strong teamwork skills
Additionally, the candidate will have:
  • Good IT skills
  • Experience with the use of a CMS (e.g. WordPress, Drupal)
  • Full knowledge of the MS Office suite of tools including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite products, including InDesign and Photoshop
  • Experience of supporting live-streaming and other live media content e.g. webinars
  • Experience of developing and delivering communication plans and strategies around specific products, events or campaigns, as well as attractive and engaging slide packs for presentations
  • Experience with online marketing, Google AdWords, Google Analytics
  • Excellent proofreading skills
  • Familiarity with/interest in current issues in the library profession
  • Ability to work with others (both inside and outside the organisation) to develop social media and other communications products, and build communications capacity among IFLA’s membership
  • Analytical skills, with the ability to interpret and visualise data
  • Experience in working within an international NGO organisation
Desirable

Fluency in one or more other IFLA official languages (French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian)

Salary

The gross monthly salary offered will be EUR 3660 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 15 January 2020. 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 using “Communications Officer” in the subject line.

NOTE: Only candidates with valid documentation to work in The Netherlands will be considered.

About IFLA

Over the next ten years, IFLA aims to transform the library field and itself through concerted and coordinated efforts at the global, regional, and national level. The ultimate benefit of this work will be seen through better library services helping more people gain literacy skills, improve their education, find employment, and improve their health.

IFLA has outlined a number of activities to initiate this transformation. A key to their success will be the ability to enhance communications and connections between IFLA, its organisational members and individual librarians around the world. Activities will also contribute to strengthening the IFLA brand.

By enhancing the impact of its communication actions, IFLA also seeks to widen its audience beyond library and information professionals, reaching out to and building connections with international organisations, government, and business.

Opening Opportunities: IFLA’s Governing Board Advances Work to Update IFLA’s Governance

IFLA - ორშ, 16/12/2019 - 11:00

Drawing on contributions from a survey of members and consultations with Professional Units, IFLA’s Governing Board made important progress towards updating IFLA’s structures in order to provide new opportunities for IFLA’s members to engage in its work.

With the launch of IFLA’s Strategy 2019-24, the Federation has a new focus in the substance of its work. The Governance Review is the next key step in our transformation, aiming to create the structures necessary to deliver on our ambitions.

In particular, there is a clear need to create more opportunities for all IFLA members and volunteers to participate in our work. Their engagement will be essential to achieving the vision of a strong and united library field powering literate, informed and participatory societies.

The Governance Review is therefore strongly focused on updating the structures and processes by which IFLA operates, in order to improve efficiency, effectiveness and participation.  

On 10-11 December 2019, IFLA’s Governing Board held a workshop in The Hague in order to advance the process. Benefitting from the response of members to a survey in October 2019, consultations with key stakeholders, and the experience of Board members, the two days of intense discussions brought new clarity about priorities and options for reform.

Over the coming months, Board members will refine ideas further, and then hold a further survey of Members in March 2020. Contributions from IFLA’s professional units and others are of course welcome at any time.

Closing the week, the Governing Board underlined that the Governance Review, as it continues, would be characterised by the following principles:

Creating Opportunities for Engagement: Developing New Structures for IFLA
Key Principles in the IFLA Governance Review

IFLA’s Strategy Marks a New Start for our Organisation: IFLA’s Strategy 2019-24 is the basis of a new phase in the development of IFLA, and of the global library field as a whole. Building on an unprecedented engagement through the Global Vision, we have a document that truly represents the priorities and interests of library and information workers around the world. It is not only a guiding star for our organisation, but also a key reference for anyone focused on building a strong and united library field.

New Times Need New Structures: the focus on inclusion that was at the heart of the Global Vision process was not a one-off, but rather has become a core characteristic of the new IFLA. Yet as the survey of our members has shown, we need structures that make IFLA more open and more engaging. In parallel, we want to make our current governance more efficient, more effective and more transparent so that it makes sense for all of our members.

There Need to be New and Varied Opportunities to Be Involved: we need to offer many different ways for you to contribute to achieving IFLA’s goals. We need to provide flexible opportunities for engagement so that everyone can find something that works for them. In doing so, we want to be sure that our structures allow for those who contribute for the benefit of our field to be properly recognised for their work.

We Need to Widen Participation across All World Regions, and All Career Stages: a particular finding of our survey is that for IFLA to realise its potential as the truly global library organisation, we need to work on the representation and engagement of library and information workers of all ages, around the world. This question is at the heart of our discussions about how all parts of IFLA will work in future.

We Need Structures that Allow Us to Intensify Support to Our Members and Professional Units: IFLA’s strength lies in its members and volunteers who give up their time both to exchange ideas and evidence, prepare documents, and share the benefits of being part of IFLA more widely. The new Strategy recognises this role, and both this – and the governance review – will look to enhance the level of support that IFLA offers to them.

No Decisions About You Without You: the spirit of inclusion and consultation that marks the organisation we are trying to build is also at work in the discussions about IFLA’s structures. We believe that we can only succeed in this by engaging you from the beginning. Your Governing Board Members are there at all points of the process to listen to your priorities. Through our survey of members in October 2019, and a further consultation in March 2020, you can share your views directly. On the basis of this feedback, we will prepare a draft of any necessary amendments to IFLA’s Statues. Once this is ready, we will be asking all of our members, through a postal and online ballot, for your agreement. 

Gerald Leitner

Secretary General

16 December 2019

Recording, Researching, Reviving: how the State Library of Queensland is Celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages

IFLA - ორშ, 16/12/2019 - 10:49

As the International Year of Indigenous Lanaguges comes to an end, we are happy to share a further example of libraries acting to protect and promote these langauges and the communities that speak them. We are grateful to the State Library of Queensland for this contribution. 

Throughout 2019, the State Library of Queensland celebrated the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL). For more than a decade, we have been working with over 105 language groups and facilitated community access to the collection, research skills, recording languages and revival activities.

Our Indigenous Languages Project is a long-standing commitment that has been made possible with funding and support from the Australian Department of Communications and The Arts. IYIL was an excellent platform to showcase this work and raise awareness of the vast diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages in Queensland.

To make our celebration clearly visible we worked with Gilimbaa creative agency to create a visual identity for use in onsite and  online marketing. In addition, we incorporated language into non-language activities, including speeches, presentations and email signatures. Searching our catalogue for items relating to a particular Queensland location now brings up information about how to say G’Day in the local language.

We delivered a popular ‘Word of the Week’ campaign, where we featured a Queensland language word that had been identified through our work with language groups, language centres and Indigenous Knowledge Centres. Each week we featured a word on our blog and promoted the word of the week through social media.

Our online Indigenous Languages Map was refreshed with more language information and links to our collections pertaining to each language. The map currently features 177 languages or dialects and includes greetings and everyday words.

The onsite public program has profiled  languages. We delivered a range of public seminars and talks referencing language, for example the Narelle Oliver Memorial Lecture with Bruce Pascoe, author of Dark Emu, a Talking Ideas event with Tara June Winch, author of the Yield, and a Portrait of an Artist event with Gordon Hookey. Our regular Elders and community gatherings for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community were themed around language issues. We held workshops with performing artists which led to performances at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s Clancestry festival.

We took the opportunity to support Mackay Public Library and the Yuwibara language group to translate the popular children’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, which celebrated its 50th birthday in 2019.

The State Library worked with popular children’s author Gregg Driese, Tamborine Mountain State School students and the local language centre, Yugembeh Museum, to write, illustrate and publish a book with language words, Jingeri Jingeri. This book is now featured in our showcase, Jarjum Stories, which celebrates children’s books and storytelling as a vehicle for sharing language, cultural knowledge and moral lessons across generations.

Spoken: Celebrating Queensland Languages is State Library’s major exhibition for 2019 and is the culmination of the work we have undertaken over the past decade with Queensland communities. This ambitious exhibition provides an overview of the history of language loss and revival and Queensland, highlighting either sleeping or thriving languages and imagining a future where Indigenous languages are a part of our everyday lives.

It features a shore-to-ship perspective on the 1770 landing of HMS Endeavour on Cape York, and how the English language got the word Kangaroo. The exhibition profiles six regions actively reviving or thriving in language Wik (Aurukun), Guugu Yimithirr (Hope Vale), Yuwibara (Mackay), Yugambeh (South East Queensland), Kala Lagaw Ya & Miriam Mir (Torres Strait Islands) and Kuungkari, Bidjara, Iningai, Wangkangurru and Yarluyandi (Central West Queensland region).

Find out more about what libraries are doing around the International Year of Indigenous Languages.

2019 Knowledge Cafe Summary

IFLA - პარ, 13/12/2019 - 22:32

The 7th Knowledge Café was held at the 2019 WLIC in Athens, Greece.  This program was co-sponsored by three Standing Committees – Knowledge Management, Continuous Professional Development and Workplace Learning and Library and Research Services for Parliaments.  

Approximately 150 information professionals attended this meeting to share and learn from their colleagues on a number of interesting table topics.  The first program was held in 2013 in Singapore and I am pleased to say that we have established a successful opportunity for IFLA colleagues to discover, share and takeaway new ideas at our Café every year since then.

This year’s theme was “Change, Literacy: Digital, Collaborative, Creative.”  Change is the currency of our libraries, communities, parliaments, organizations, and world.  Whether it involves digital transformation, partnering with traditional or non-traditional agencies, or creating new and exciting engagement opportunities, change is at the heart of our activities.  Learning, growing, developing and succeeding in the face of change are our challenges.  

This was an interactive session using twelve round tables and facilitators with a number of different topics such as “Developing new communication tools: keeping up with advances in technology”; “How library spaces affect learning”; “Managing staff in tough and uncertain times”; “Developing library leaders of the future”; and “Creative uses of social media in libraries.”  This is just a sample of the topics – there were many more.  A full report with summaries is available here.  We hope you will join us at the 8th session in 2020 in Dublin!

Call for bids to host the 17th IFLA Interlending and Document Supply Conference (ILDS) 2021

IFLA - პარ, 13/12/2019 - 14:32

IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, invites bids from IFLA Members to host the 17th IFLA Interlending and Document Supply (ILDS) Conference to be held in September or October 2021. This conference typically runs 2 to 4 days in length, attracts between 150 and 200 delegates, and operates with a budget of approximately EUR 50,000.

Deadline: 28 February 2020

Introduction

IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, invites bids from IFLA Members to host the 17th IFLA Interlending and Document Supply (ILDS) Conference to be held in September or October 2021. This conference typically runs 2 to 4 days in length, attracts between 150 and 200 delegates, and operates with a budget of approximately EUR 50,000.

Interlending and document supply is one of the cornerstones of any library's operations. The continuing development of technology and the increasing use of electronic resources make this conference an exciting opportunity for the international community to come together to discuss the delivery of quality services to users. Interlending and document supply is an integral part of the IFLA Strategy to Inspire, Engage, Enable, and Connect.

Recent conferences have been in:

The IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing (DDRS) Standing Committee assumes all responsibility for soliciting and selecting papers to be delivered at the conference.

In collaboration with the DDRS Committee, the ILDS Local Organizing Committee is responsible for all local arrangements, including venue selection, catering, web site development, promotion and marketing, social events, setting the conference budget, registration, fundraising and corporate sponsorship, soliciting and selecting exhibitors, and assisting speakers and delegates with visa or travel questions. The host will provide lunch, coffee breaks, and one gala dinner for conference attendees.

Organization of the conference is carried out completely by the host organization, which must be willing to commit the amount of time and level of staff required to plan an event of this magnitude. Applicants may use a Destination Management Company if they so desire to assist with conference logistics.

Criteria against which submissions will be considered

Candidates are advised to provide information on all the criteria. Submissions should be made in electronic form (see below).

1. The host

a. IFLA member responsible for the bid and, if successful, is legally and financially able to be contracted by IFLA to host the conference and form the ILDS Local Organizing Committee.  The host organization is responsible for securing all conference funding; IFLA does not provide financial assistance. Please also include names and contact details of the persons responsible for the bid.

b. The host will provide opportunities for local and regional professionals to participate in this internationally focused conference to further cultural exchange and professional information sharing.

2. Local and regional professional activity

a. Professional activity and innovative ideas that would be of interest to delegates;

b. Proposed dates – the conference is ideally held in October.  Please advise if there are any local or national events that might conflict with, or enhance the conference. If there may be a conflict or a more beneficial date, please propose alternative dates for the conference;

c. Other conferences scheduled in your region for 2021 that may also attract ILDS conference delegates, or detract from ILDS conference attendance. If you are proposing that the conference could be held jointly with, or adjacent to, a national or regional conference, please give details including the advantages and disadvantages for IFLA;

3. Levels of wider support

a. Capacity of the ILDS Local Organizing Committee to secure financial support and sponsorship; estimate expected level of financial and other support for the conference;

b. Visa policy and process, and restrictions on any countries for the issuing of visas;

c. Ability to provide assistance with visa questions.

4. The venue*
 

Main Conference Hall including AV equipment (PC with internet connection, a projector and sound system)

+/-200 seats

Ability to live-stream and record presentations (desirable)  

Free Wi-Fi for delegates

 

Speakers rehearsal room (optional)

with 1 PC

Registration area

 

Exhibition area

with space for +/- 10 tables

Lounge area for coffee breaks & lunch

 

Baggage storage room

 

*The venue should be accessible to people with disabilities

5. The location

a. Accessibility via air and rail travel routes.

b. Local sites of interest for pre- or post-conference tourism.

Please submit any further supporting documents, such as official letters to provide evidence of any promised support.

Deadline

Submissions should be sent to pcoll@upenn.edu
by 28 February 2020

Selection Process

Call for submissions opens

December 2019

Submissions due

28 February 2020

Submissions considered by the IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section for recommendation to the IFLA Governing Board

27 March 2020

Governing Board decision

30 April 2020

IFLA enters into a formal agreement with the successful bidder

TBD

Successful bidder announced

May 2020

The Official Announcement will be made via IFLA.org and IFLA-L mailing list

Contacts

For more information, please contact:

Marie-Emmanuelle Marande
IFLA Conference Officer
conferences@ifla.org

For more information on the professional programme, please contact:

Peter Collins
Chair of the Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section
pcoll@upenn.edu

 

Another step towards Open Educational Resources thanks to UNESCO's recommendation

IFLA - ხუთ, 12/12/2019 - 18:57

On 23 November 2019, UNESCO adopted a recommendation on Open Educational Resources (OER). This marks the culmination of a long effort to which IFLA has contributed from the perspective of libraries. It is with a great enthusiasm that IFLA welcomes this consensus of UNESCO's Member States.

Open Educational Resources (OER) are "learning, teaching and research materials, regardless of format and medium, that are in the public domain or protected by copyright and have been published under an open licence allowing free access, reuse, reassignment, adaptation and redistribution by others."[1]

After almost twenty years of work to promote access to educational resources under free and open licenses, accessible to all, the new UNESCO Recommendation represents useful progress.

The History behind the Recommendation

In 2002, a UNESCO Forum popularised the term "Open Educational Resources", particularly to boost access to education in developing countries. The educational community, the core producer of these resources, has mobilised to promote the production, sharing and access of these resources to the public.

Ten years on, in 2012, UNESCO organised a congress on OER in Paris to exchange with ministers of education, experts, policymakers and researchers to discuss the evolution of these initiatives. At this, the Declaration on Open Educational Resources was accepted to call on governments to support their development and use.

This Declaration, consistent with UNESCO's commitments on knowledge sharing, included the development of several principles. These include the idea that publicly funded materials for education should be open-licensed; that we should support capacity building; that we should promote collaboration; and that we should promote studies on Open Educational Resources.

In 2015, UNESCO published guidelines for OER in higher education (here, available in several languages) and in 2017 prepared the second Global Conference on Open Educational Resources to determine an action plan on these issues with stakeholders such as educators, teachers, librarians, learners, parents, and policymakers. This in turn called for work on a formal UNESCO Recommendation.

Coming to Agreement

The Recommendation was the subject of a number of consultations and meetings. Cecile Swiatek, Secretary General of the French Association of directors and staff of university and document libraries (ABDU), represented IFLA at an expert consultation meeting in May, successfully highlighting both the role of librarians in curating and giving access to OERs, but also to underline the importance of exceptions and limitations to copyright as well as open licencing.

On 20 November 2019, UNESCO's 40th General Conference debated and finally adopted the Recommendation, noting that this text and the associated action plan supported UNESCO's efforts to succeed in achieving the UN 2030 development agenda objectives.

This text includes 5 strategic objectives: 

_ Building the capacity of stakeholders to create access, use, adapt and redistribute OER; 

_ Developing supportive policy; 

_ Encouraging inclusive and equitable quality OER; 

_ Nurturing the creation of sustainability models for OER;

_ Facilitating international cooperation.

The adoption of this text aims to reduce costs in a simple way but also to promote innovation. Through work on these strategic objectives, it will be possible to support cooperation across countries to reduce duplication and enhance existing resources; encourage governments and educational and research organisations to develop policies with open licenses for related materials; support educational and research communities to create, modify, distribute with open licenses; develop sustainable models for educational resources.

We look forward to working with our members to make the most of the Recommendation in your work.

[1] Unesco Website, Unesco Recommendation on Open Educational Resources, 20 november 2019. https://en.unesco.org/news/unesco-recommendation-open-educational-resources-oer

 

Museum Libraries In Modern Society - Conference 2020

IFLA - ხუთ, 12/12/2019 - 15:37

The Moscow Kremlin State Historical and Cultural Museum and Heritage Site invites you to take part in the XVII annual conference Museum Libraries in Modern Society.

The 2020 subject of the year: Custodians of Book Collections.

We offer you to talk about the librarian’s role in the history of museum and library book collections. In the course of the conference we will discuss the following issues:

- historical book collections and their custodians;

- librarian: the history of the profession;

- library custodians of the second half of the 19th - early 20th centuries - academic scientists;

- librarians and bibliophiles;

- the time of change: the role of the librarian in preserving funds;

- librarian as a researcher and popularizer of book collections.

The following discussion is planned: “Librarians: keepers or researchers?”


If you are interested in the aforesaid range of issues, we are waiting for you at the annual conference Museum Libraries in Modern Society.

The conference will be held on 21-23 April 2020 at the Moscow Kremlin Museums.

To participate in the conference, you should register on the official website of the Kremlin Museums.

The program committee accepts presentations in the form of in-person reports for consideration, as well as poster presentations in the form of posters (for a presentation of a poster, a special time in the conference program will be allocated).

Preliminary publication of abstracts of conference reports is planned.

The Reports should be registered until 30 December 2019. Abstracts should be emailed in rtf or docx format (edited text with a maximum of 4000 characters; notes within the text) by 30 December 2019 to an email address: library@kremlin.museum.ru. The organizing committee reserves the right to select reports. All the expenses of the participants excluding those who are working in Moscow are paid by the sending party.

Applications for participation in the conference without reports as listeners are accepted until 1 April 2020.

Digital inclusion - libraries hold the key

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 12/12/2019 - 13:38

Digital inclusion was one of the main themes at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2019 in Berlin (25 - 29 November), presenting opportunities to highlight the role of libraries in providing meaningful access to the internet. Ramune Petuchovaite, EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme Manager, shares highlights from the event.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Digital inclusion - libraries hold the key

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 12/12/2019 - 13:38

Digital inclusion was one of the main themes at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2019 in Berlin (25 - 29 November), presenting opportunities to highlight the role of libraries in providing meaningful access to the internet. Ramune Petuchovaite, EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme Manager, shares highlights from the event.

Digital inclusion - libraries hold the key

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 12/12/2019 - 13:38

Digital inclusion was one of the main themes at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2019 in Berlin (25 - 29 November), presenting opportunities to highlight the role of libraries in providing meaningful access to the internet. Ramune Petuchovaite, EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme Manager, shares highlights from the event.

EIFL joins new OpenAIRE non-profit organization

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 10/12/2019 - 18:46

The OpenAIRE project has become a fully-fledged non-profit organization - OpenAIRE A.M.K.E - creating a permanent platform for open science policy alignment, development of open scholarly communication infrastructure and open science training in Europe.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

EIFL joins new OpenAIRE non-profit organization

EIFL - FOSS news - სამ, 10/12/2019 - 18:46

The OpenAIRE project has become a fully-fledged non-profit organization - OpenAIRE A.M.K.E - creating a permanent platform for open science policy alignment, development of open scholarly communication infrastructure and open science training in Europe.

EIFL joins new OpenAIRE non-profit organization

EIFL news and events - სამ, 10/12/2019 - 18:46

The OpenAIRE project has become a fully-fledged non-profit organization - OpenAIRE A.M.K.E - creating a permanent platform for open science policy alignment, development of open scholarly communication infrastructure and open science training in Europe.

A Unique Potential, A Real Responsibility: Libraries Mark Human Rights Day 2019

IFLA - სამ, 10/12/2019 - 11:42

Today is Human Rights Day, the anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

In a message sent to IFLA members today, IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner underlined that it is an important day for everyone who cares about the principles the Declaration contains, but has particular relevance for libraries.

Through their work to deliver intellectual freedom – including freedom of access to information and freedom of expression – our institutions help deliver on rights around the world. This both represents a unique strength, but also creates a responsibility.

As set out in IFLA’s Intellectual Freedom Statement, which turned 20 in March of this year, libraries have a duty to safeguard this freedom in their own practices and as far as possible in their outward facing advocacy.

As set out in the IFLA Global Vision, we must be champions of intellectual freedom. As a step towards this, IFLA is therefore launching its Intellectual Freedom Checklist today.

This is intended as a tool to help libraries, library and information workers and library associations break down the different elements of the Statement, assess what is going well or not, and reflect on what they – and IFLA – can do to promote its principles.

As the Chair of the Advisory Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression, Ellen Tise, has said:

The protection and promotion of intellectual freedom represents a core responsibility of libraries, as well as an area where they can make a real contribution to realising human rights. Twenty years on from its agreement, IFLA’s Intellectual Freedom statement continues to provide both a reference, and a starting point for work to realise this potential.

Access the IFLA Intellectual Freedom Checklist.

New ARL Webinar: Plagiarism, its Detection and Avoidance: Role of Librarians in Enhancing Quality Research

IFLA - ორშ, 09/12/2019 - 23:27
Presenter

Professor Ramesh C. Gaur, Dean and Director (Lib & Inf.), Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA)

Title

Plagiarism, its detection and avoidance: Role of Librarians in Enhancing Quality

Abstract

The presentation introduces both intentional and unintentional plagiarism, how to detect it and various ways of avoiding plagiarism.  Knowledge about plagiarism, its consequences, its detection and avoidance are very important ensuring quality research writings.  It is also important for libraries and librarians to understand how they can play a key role in enhancing the research output of an institution and how they can engage with the researchers in the role of a teacher-librarian

The key highlights of the presentation are as follows:

  • Understand what constitutes the plagiarism
  • Types of plagiarism and its detection using various Plagiarism detection Tools
  • Use of Reference Management tools such as Mendeley, Endnote and Zotero
  • Various open access Electronic Thesis and Dissertation initiatives
  • How Librarians can play a significant role in creating awareness about plagiarism, its detection and avoidance
  • Examples of National Plagiarism Regulations - India
Biography

Ramesh C. Gaur is presently Dean, IGNCA & Professor & Head-Kala Nidhi Division at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi, Ministry of Culture, Government of India. During the period October 2011-January 2018 he was the University Librarian, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India. A Fulbright Scholar (VT, USA), Dr Gaur has been honoured / received 12 awards in recognition of his exemplary work. Prof. Gaur is the first Indian nominated as Member- International Advisory Committee (IAC) UNESCO Memory of the World (MoW) Programme. He is also member of Expert Consultation Committee for setting up of International Centre on Documentary Heritage (ICDH) in South Korea. Important affiliations include: Member-Governing Council-INFLIBNET, Member of Research Council (RC) for CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR), New Delhi (formerly INSDOC) Member-International Consultative Committee on Digital Dunhuang, China, NDLTD Board of Directors, Member of UGC National Committee for Implementation of Submission and Access to Electronic Theses and Dissertations in Universities in India, Member Governing Council-INFLIBNET, Member-National Advisory Board-E-Shodh Sindhu National Consortia, Committee Member, IFLA ARL, IFLA RSCAO.

Date and Time

12 December 2019, 14.30 (Indian Standard Time)

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Series organisers: Reggie Raju reggie.raju@uct.ac.za; Xin Li xin.li@cornell.edu

Chair of ARL: Gulcin Cribb gulcincribb@smu.edu.sg

This session is in a series of presentations on topics relevant to Academic & Research Libraries.

Open Repositories 2020: Now Accepting Fellowship Applications

DSpace news - ორშ, 09/12/2019 - 19:34

The Open Repositories Steering Committee is now accepting applications for fellowships to attend OR2020 in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

The fellowship programme allows a limited number of qualified librarians, repository managers, developers, or researchers in digital libraries or related fields to participate in the conference.

The fellowship covers travel, accommodation, meals and incidentals, as well as full conference registration, including the poster reception and conference banquet.

Applicants must address the following:

1) Financial need;

2) Reasons you wish to attend and how participating in Open Repositories will support your professional development and/or educational goals;

3) How you will share what you learn with others, and;

3) Willingness to participate in the conference as evidenced by submission of a conference proposal, live-blogging or tweeting, and/or shared note-taking during the conference.

Preference this year will be given to applicants from the African continent, although all applications will be considered.

Application deadline:  20 January 2020

Notifications:  17 February 2020

Apply now:  https://forms.gle/YQEGhSi8r5rmXRFVA

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Webinar: Phenom publishing platform

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 09/12/2019 - 13:14

Join this webinar to find out more about the Phenom free and open source multi-tenanted journal publishing platform from Hindawi, which is one of the world’s largest publishers of peer-reviewed, fully open access journals. 

Andrew Smeall, Chief Product Officer at Hindawi, will introduce the Phenom manuscript submission and peer review platform, and show how it can be adapted and reused by other publishers. 

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Webinar: Phenom publishing platform

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 09/12/2019 - 13:14

Join this webinar to find out more about the Phenom free and open source multi-tenanted journal publishing platform from Hindawi, which is one of the world’s largest publishers of peer-reviewed, fully open access journals. 

Andrew Smeall, Chief Product Officer at Hindawi, will introduce the Phenom manuscript submission and peer review platform, and show how it can be adapted and reused by other publishers. 

ინფოარხების ცნობების შეკრება