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Ensuring Equality: IFLA Submits Comments to New Zealand Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Consultation

IFLA - პარ, 08/02/2019 - 20:31

Following a call for comments by the government of New Zealand Te Aotearoa on draft legislation designed to implement the Marrakesh Treaty, IFLA has made a submission. This highlights the need to reject provisions that go beyond what the Treaty requires, and to respect the fundamental principle of non-discrimination.

With fifty states parties (including the European Union as one bloc), there is significant momentum towards universal Marrakesh Treaty coverage. The Treaty removes copyright-related barriers which have helped create the 'book famine' - the major shortage of books in formats accessible for people with print disabilities. 

Now, New Zealand Te Aotearoa is looking to pass the necessary legislation to implement the Treaty. A draft law has been published, with stakeholders invited to make submissions. 

IFLA's response welcomes the move by the government of New Zealand Te Aotearoa to make Marrakesh a reality. There are some positive steps, including the expansion of the definition of which organisations can make use of the Treaty's provisions, and no obligations to make supplementary payments in order to make and share accessible format works.

However, the current text still introduces a number of administrative requirements that go beyond the Treaty, and would leave libraries with less time to provide services to people who need them.

In particular, the IFLA submission argues that the rules for making and sharing copies of works for people with print disabilities should not be greater than those for making or sharing books or articles for anyone else. 

We look forward to a revised version of the draft law which takes account of these comments.

You can download the IFLA submission as a pdf. To find out more about Marrakesh implementation in different countries, please see IFLA's Monitoring Report

Call for papers: Library Love Stories

IFLA - პარ, 08/02/2019 - 16:16

The IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG) and Management and Marketing Section is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at a two-hour session at the next IFLA General Conference on 24-30 August 2019 in Athens, Greece.

All proposals must be submitted by March 3rd, 2019.

More information here.

Request for Proposal for PCO for IFLA WLIC 2022-2024

IFLA - პარ, 08/02/2019 - 14:13

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, IFLA, is pleased to invite your organisation to tender for appointment as Professional Congress Organiser (PCO) of the IFLA World Library and Information Congress, including trade exhibition.

See: Request for Proposal for appointment of a PCO for IFLA WLIC

A Happy Ending – Interview with Mikkel Christoffersen on eLending in Denmark

IFLA - პარ, 08/02/2019 - 13:18

The story of eLending in Denmark is a particular one. Despite high levels of use of the Danish eLending platform, it attracted frequent (if unjustified) criticism from other stakeholders, who held it up as a reason not to support eLending elsewhere.

Yet now, all Danish publishers are on board, and there has been impressive growth in eLending, even from existing high levels. We talked to Mikkel Christoffersen, Chief Consultant, Library Cooperation at the City of Copenhagen.



​How popular is eReading among Danish library users?

Mikkel: Very popular! About 1 in 12 Danish citizens checked out an eBook or a digital audiobook from eReolen in 2018. That’s up 26% from 2017.


We know that Denmark has often been singled out in debates about eLending. Why was this?

Mikkel: That’s a great question! I’m not sure I ever understood what happened back in 2015 when it was worst. All the big publishers were back on eReolen, our eLending platform, after a hiatus of three years. Our lending models were designed along with them and they were there voluntarily.

However, halfway through the year we were blasted with rather tendentious statistics produced by the Danish Publishing Association based on confidential data that allegedly showed a decrease in sales due to library lending. Then there was a rumour that we were forcing one-copy-multiple-users on everybody.

At the same time, we were facing some criticism from international library colleagues that our models were too publisher friendly. Somehow, we had managed to devise models that made all sides angry at the same time.

The primary point of contention I believe was that our standard lending model for the big publishers was one that secured them six months of one-copy-one-user and then an automatic conversion to one-copy-multiple-users. There was lots of leeway in that model, but we had a hard time pushing that message.


What has happened in the last few years to change this?

Mikkel: Well, many of the big publishers left in 2016 and so the arguments died down a bit. However, one of them stayed on. The biggest digital publisher in Denmark in fact (Lindhardt & Ringhof; part of the Egmont foundation) was determined to prove that library e-lending provided an overall net benefit. That broke the united front of the big publishers and allowed a competing narrative to the then dominant “libraries are evil” one.


What do you think it is that has brought Danish publishers back on board?

Mikkel: In 2016-17 two things happened. The digital market matured and there were now so many available tiles that we could take eReolen in a different direction than commercial services.

While we focus on children and teenagers, Danish literature, new authors and the lesser known parts of the literary landscape, commercial services are … well, commercial in their approach. The result is that eReolen and commercial services promote different things, and so publishers can use these very different channels without one risking cannibalising the other. It’s a win-win situation now. Publishers are now working happily with us and even guest-writing inspiration pieces for our frontends.


You’ve talked about this representing a new vision of the role of libraries on the market – what does this mean?

Mikkel: We cannot - nor should we - emulate a commercial streaming service or a digital bookshop. It’s not what we do well. Besides, the friction that’s built into the system makes sure we could only ever hope to be a second-rate service at best.

What we do much better than anyone else is reading promotion and discovery. We can make children and young people read and we can inspire people; get them to read things they wouldn’t ordinarily consider and make them more discerning readers. The public library is for everybody, but online especially this risks being for no one in particular and that’s a death sentence.

We haven’t been shy in picking target audiences and we have explicitly placed ourselves in a different part of the market from commercial offerings. We also have something other services don’t –  our physical space.

We’re not just making an e-lending service, we’re making a literary environment that ties in with exhibitions and events in our libraries. We are also present at conventions and book fairs to further our physical presence.

Our data clearly show that our editorial work, promotional and inspirational efforts have an even greater impact on digital loans and user behaviour than similar efforts in the physical library. 30% of our users use our frontends for inspiration, not just checking out books. What librarians do is much more crucial online than offline.


So what model do you now use in order to acquire and give access to eBooks?

Mikkel: We use three models. One is the well-known one-copy-one-user popular with the big publishers. They are allowed to have half their catalogue in that model.

The second is the old staple of eReolen; one-copy-multiple-users. Use is regulated by local restrictions on number of loans by the municipalities themselves.

The third model is an unrestricted one, of sorts. We pay one sum annually for a publisher’s whole catalogue and then our patrons can check them out without any restrictions. This is a boon to children’s and young people’s reading, because they don’t risk being held back by various restrictions when they start reading a series. 


Is this sustainable?

Mikkel: The biggest sustainability issue used to be the publishers’ attitude and embargo efforts, but now it’s actually the digital transformation in the libraries. Many find it difficult to fund the increasing digital loans before they can shift the money from the physical department.


Is this a model that you think could be replicated in other countries?

Mikkel: I’m always in awe of all the different solutions that exist in the different countries. Our philosophy is not to stare blindly at the 5% most popular titles, but to get great terms and conditions and pricing for the remaining 95%. I think that’s eminently doable everywhere.


What’s the next challenge from your point of view?

Mikkel: Amazon is coming to the Nordic countries, and I’m very excited to see what this is going to mean for the publishing ecosystem. Also, I think it’s fairly obvious that we need all hands on deck to keep the younger generations reading with all the tremendous benefits that this brings. Real, meaningful impact here will require persistent collaboration between many very different stakeholders.



ახალი წიგნი ჩვენს ბიბლიოთეკაში

Jorde, Lynn B. Medical Genetics : Fifth Edition / L. B. Jorde, J. C. Carey, M. J. Bamshad. – Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2016. – X, 356 p.  ISBN : 978-0-323-18835-7
წიგნის მეხუთე გამოცემაში განხილულია ბოლო დროს განვითარებული მოვლენები მოლეკულურ გენეტიკასა და გენომიკაში. ნაშრომი გამდიდრებულია თემატური ფოტოსურათებით, ილუსტრაციებითა და ცხრილებით, რაც ზრდის ვიზუალურ ეფექტს და ინფორმაციას ხდის უფრო ადვილად აღქმადს მკითხველისათვის.  იხილეთ ვრცლად

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ახალი წიგნი ჩვენს ბიბლიოთეკაში

Campbell‐Walsh Urology : 9th Edition; V. 1 / Editor-in-chief  Alan J. Wein; Eds.: LR Kavoussi, AC Novick, AW Partin, CA Peters. – Philadelphia : Elsevier Saunders, 2007.  – XLII, 1127, CXV p.   ISBN  13: 978-0-7216-0798-6  ISBN  10: 0-7216-0798-5  E-dition  ISBN  13: 978-1-4160-2966-3  ISBN  10: 1-4160-2966-4  International Edition ISBN 13: 978-0-8089-2353-4  ISBN  10: 0-8089-2353-6
წინამდებარე სახელმძღვანელო წარმოადგენს ძალიან საყურადღებო ნაშრომს უროლოგიაში. პირველ ტომში განხილულია ისეთი საკითხები როგორიცაა: ანატომია; მოლეკულური და უჯრედული ბიოლოგია; ქსოვილის ინჟინერია; კლინიკური გადაწყვეტილების მიღების საფუძვლები; ტექნიკური საშუალებების გამოყენების, ენდოსკოპიის და ლაპარასკოპიის საფუძვლები; ინფექცია და ანთება; მამაკაცების რეპროდუქციული ფუნქცია და დისფუნქცია; ქალებისა და მამაკაცების სექსუალური ფუნქცია და დისფუნქცია. პირველი ტომი შედგება 7 სექციისა და 34 თავისაგან.  იხილეთ ვრცლად 

იხ. ვრცლად

Nominations for the IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Award 2019 are open!

IFLA - პარ, 08/02/2019 - 10:18

Is your public library something out of the ordinary? Fill out our application form and submit your nomination today! Please be sure the read the assessment criteria – and don’t hesitate, nominations close on 15 April 2019.

The IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year award celebrates new public libraries built between 1 Januray - 31 December 2018.

The Award is presented to a library anywhere in the world that best combines open, functional architecture with creative IT solutions and also takes into account both digital developments and local culture. To qualify, the library must be built between 1 Januray - 31 December 2018 or located in a building not previously used as a library. 

The presentation will take place at the IFLA WLIC in Athens, Greece from 24-30 August 2019 and is accompanied by a USD 5,000 prize.

The Award is administered by IFLA’s Public Libraries, Library Buildings and Equipment and Metropolitan Libraries sections. Systematic is a proud sponsor of this award.

To enter, please complete the Application Form

Further information is also available.  

Introducing CAP (Curators’ Administrative Platform) from Texas A&M University Libraries

DSpace news - ხუთ, 07/02/2019 - 19:05

An institutional repository’s effectiveness in showcasing heterogenous content depends largely
on an appropriate selection of metadata schemata. Specialized structures and fields are
required to faithfully depict the context and type of audiovisual media and special collections.
The metadata associated with digital assets are fundamental to the repository’s function, and
they allow users to search, sort, share, attribute, represent, and track the provenance of
content. Librarians often term a specialized set of metadata fields from various schemata a
“metadata application profile”.

The Applications Development team at Texas A&M University Libraries has prototyped an
application called CAP (Curators’ Administrative Platform) to enable dynamic customization of
metadata application profiles for Fedora repositories and to facilitate the basic interactions
with the Fedora REST API (LDP, Fixity, Versioning, and Transactions) through a clean, intuitive
modern UI. CAP also includes viewers to render image resources in the browser with <img>tags
or with OpenSeadragon and a IIIF Image Server. The A&M team includes developers James Creel,
Jeremy Huff, Kevin Day, Ryan Laddusaw, Jason Savell, and William Welling; and managers Doug Hahn
and Mike Bolton.

CAP is a thin layer on top of the Fedora Repository platform which allows administrators to
designate URIs for RDF metadata namespaces over the Internet, parse the namespaces using
the Apache Jena library (https://jena.apache.org), and select specific fields for use in a given IR.
In this way, administrators can craft application profiles appropriate for specific content types
or collections in a Fedora repository.

Architecturally, CAP consists of an Angular.js frontend to a Spring Boot webserver. The
webserver persists information about IR locations and schemata and performs the calls to
remote namespace URIs and Fedora REST endpoints. Interactions with underlying Fedora
repositories are handled with the Fedora Java client.

The Applications Development team at A&M would ideally like to see the CAP webservice as
“One API to rule them all” by making CAP usable with other repository platforms, but
acknowledges this as a future goal that would likely entail compromises in homogenizing
different repository interfaces and data models.

The open source code for CAP is available on GitHub at https://github.com/TAMULib/Cap . Prior
to a formal release, the developers would appreciate feedback from any community members
willing to stand-up the software, fix bugs, or commit code. Please contact James Creel
jcreel@library.tamu.edu with question or suggestions.

The post Introducing CAP (Curators’ Administrative Platform) from Texas A&M University Libraries appeared first on Duraspace.org.

Call for papers

IFLA - ხუთ, 07/02/2019 - 17:08

Call for papers for the satellite meeting and conference in August 2019 will follow shortly.

Questions can be forwarded to chihfeng@mail.shu.edu.tw

IFLA WLIC Preconference Satellite Meeting

IFLA - ოთხ, 06/02/2019 - 23:50

IFLA WLIC Preconference Satellite Meeting

Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, Berlin, Germany

21 & 22 August 2019


Robots in Libraries: Challenge or Opportunity?

The rapid development in robotics and artificial intelligence technologies as well as the commercial availability of these products are making in-roads into libraries. Beyond automated storage and retrieval systems, we now have autonomous shelf reading robots, telepresence and humanoid robots, and chatbots and voice activated systems. Robots are becoming our co-workers and a number of libraries around the world have deployed different robots for internal operations as well as public services. This combination of skilled human resources and robotics technologies also complements library services in the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) era.

This conference is organized by the IFLA IT Section and hosted by the Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, Berlin.  We welcome you to submit proposals and to join us to explore robotics technologies, applications and use cases, human-robot interaction and multiplicity as well as their uses and impact on library operations and services.

Call for Proposals: https://2019.ifla.org/cfp-calls/information-technology-section/

Conference website: https://en.th-wildau.de/ifla-robot

DIY open science training

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 06/02/2019 - 13:26

Take our training materials, build on our training format and organize your train-the-trainer event! 

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Call for Papers - 2019 Satellite Meeting now launched: "Building Digital Libraries through International Collaboration"

IFLA - სამ, 05/02/2019 - 22:15

The Acquisition and Collection Development Section is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at the satellite meeting in New Cairo, Egypt, from August 21-22, 2019. The satellite meeting will focus on building digital libraries within and among countries. It will explore collaboration models that utilize national resources with an international scope.

Possible topics for proposals are: case studies presenting national and international collaboration on digital library construction; theory on conceptualization and creation of digital libraries; building digital libraries - challenges and opportunities of international collaboration; user experience of digital libraries.

Please click here for detailed submission guidelines.

Contact: Lilly Hoi Sze Ho (email : Lilly.HO@zu.ac.ae) /  Jérôme Fronty (email: jerome.fronty@bnf.fr)

Important Dates

15 March 2019: Deadline submission of abstract

15 April 2019: Deadline notification to authors

15 June 2019: Deadline submission of full text

ალექსანდრე მანველიშვილის უნიკალური არქივი ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკას გადაეცა

ალექსანდრე მანველიშვილის უნიკალური არქივი ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკას გადაეცა

ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის დირექტორი გიორგი კეკელიძე და ბიბლიოთეკის წარმომადგენლები, მაია სიმონიშვილი და ლევან თაქთაქიშვილი, 27 იანვარს კოლორადოს შტატში (აშშ), დენვერის მახლობლად მდებარე პატარა ქალაქ ავრორას ესტუმრნენ, სადაც ამერიკაში მცხოვრები ქართველი ემიგრანტის ალექსანდრე მანველიშვილის შთამომავლებს, პოლ და პიტერ მანველებს, შეხვდნენ.

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Education and Training with Library Theory and Research Section and LIS Education in Developing Countries Satellite Meeting in Italy

IFLA - სამ, 05/02/2019 - 08:21

Transformation of libraries and LIS education in a global world: digital inclusion, social inclusion, lifelong learning Date: 29-30 August 2019  Satellite meeting in the Vatican Library and Library School, Rome (Vatican City) Call for Papers coming soon

Call for papers: Library Love Stories

IFLA - სამ, 05/02/2019 - 03:43

The IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG) and Management and Marketing Section is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at a two-hour session at the next IFLA General Conference on 24-30 August 2019 in Athens, Greece.

1. Love among users – Are some libraries more suited for people to meet and fall in love? Can libraries and librarians play a role as cultural matchmakers in the community? Can our collections help our users with their love life?

2. Love among librarians – Have you ever fallen in love with a colleague? How should managers deal with a couple in their team? How important are passion and desire in professional relationships?

3. Love between librarians and library users – Can we fall in love on both sides of a reference desk?

4. The dark side of love – How do we manage unwanted love in the library? When does it become harassment, and how do we deal with these situations?

Please find the call for papers and all its details on the conference's website.


Congratulations to six African library innovators

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 04/02/2019 - 16:51

Congratulations to six young African public librarians, who will travel to Denmark as part of IYALI (the Initiative for Young African Library Innovators).

IYALI is an initiative of the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP). The initiative aims to expose emerging public library innovators in Africa to professional learning experiences and ideas from other countries. IYALI 2019 is a partnership between EIFL and Aarhus Public Libraries in Denmark.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Cambodia national workshop on disability

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 04/02/2019 - 14:34

EIFL is to take part in the first national workshop in Cambodia to design a National Disability Strategic Plan (NDSP) 2019-2023. The new plan aims to ensure inclusiveness and equality for people living with disabilities in Cambodia.

The two-day workshop will bring together the Royal Government of Cambodia, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), development partners, civil society, persons with disabilities and the private sector.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 04/02/2019 - 14:10

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will provide additional training for university repository managers at the University of Yangon, Yangon University of Economics and Yezin Agricultural University. The training is part of the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project

eifl licensing news - ორშ, 04/02/2019 - 14:10

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will provide additional training for university repository managers at the University of Yangon, Yangon University of Economics and Yezin Agricultural University. The training is part of the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project.

ინფოარხების ცნობების შეკრება