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Webinar: Enhancing your strengths through coaching

IFLA - სამ, 30/04/2019 - 23:18

In this webinar, the role of coaching will be explored in order to highlight its value for developing library and information professionals for the future.

Moderator:
Ewa Stenberg, Sweden

Speakers:
Catharina Isberg, Sweden
Barbara Wennheden, Sweden
Bergita Shannon, Australia

05:00 PT / 07:00 CT (Chicago) / 08:00 EDT (New York) / 14:00 CET (Amsterdam) / 15:00 EET (Helsinki) / 22:00 AEST (Brisbane)

Link to the webinar: tbc

You can find information about other IFLA webinars here.

IFLA ARL Webinar 2 – Introduction to Open Access

IFLA - სამ, 30/04/2019 - 04:18

Title:  Introduction to Open Access

Presenter:  Dr. Jasmin Schmitz, Open Access Advisory Services, ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences

Date & Time: May 14, 2019 11:00 AM Rome

Register in advance for this meeting

 

Abstract:

Introduction to Open Access

This introductory webinar will deal with the very basics of open access publishing. After providing a definition, the differences between the golden and green route of open access will be explained. The advantages and opportunities of open access along with basic aspects such as publication fees (and how to finance them) and licenses are addressed as well.

Presenter Bio:

Jasmin Schmitz received a PhD in information science. She worked as a freelance trainer for a commercial provider for scientific information and as scientific project coordinator in the field of bibliometrics. At ZB MED she is responsible for the Open Access Advisory Services.

 

On the chat: Dr. Ursula Arning

Ursula Arning is head of PUBLISSO – Open Access – Digital Preservation – Research Data from ZB MED and Member of the ARL.

This webinar is free and open to the public. Please share this invitation openly.

Please register for the webinar here.

Series organiser: Dr Reggie Raju 

Chair of ARL: Ms Mimi Calter 

This session is the second in a series of presentations on topics relevant to Academic & Research Libraries.  Look out for our next session in July.

VIVO Updates for April 28 — Conference deadline May 1, OPERA workshop, VIVO Scholar, Calls this week

DSpace news - ორშ, 29/04/2019 - 01:12

Conference call for proposals deadline extended to May 1  The 10th annual VIVO Conference will be held in Podgorica, Montenegro, September 4-6, 2019.  This is our first conference in Europe!  The conference will be a great opportunity to meet colleagues in the VIVO community, discuss development, ontology, implementation and other work.  The conference is interested in all work related to the representation, presentation and reuse of data regarding scholarship.  Workshop proposals, posters, presentation, panels and other formats are all welcome.  Please submit your proposal.  See the Call for Proposals.

Open Research Analytics (OPERA) The Danish Electronic Research Library hosted a workshop March 28, on open research analytics.  This continuing effort to develop open research analytics based on open sources and open representation as with VIVO data.  So many VIVO people and presentations!  Work on network analysis and presentation, research impact, metrics, open science support and much more.  See https://deffopera.dk/workshop-march-28-2019/

VIVO Scholar Task Force  The VIVO Scholar Task Force, a new VIVO project effort being led by Duke University has a goal of creating a new, optional, performant, internationalized, accessible, read-only interface for VIVO sites running VIVO 1.10 and above.  The task force addresses goal 1 in the Product Direction for 2019.  See VIVO Scholar Task Force

Calls this week  Here’s the calls for this week.  All are welcome.  All calls use Zoom video conferencing.  All have agendas in the wiki and have news in the wiki following the meeting.  All times are US eastern.  See Meeting Times Around the World for local timers.  We hope you can join a meeting that interests you!  Newcomers are always welcome.

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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Libraries and Cultural Diversity: Preserving Heritage, Promoting Dialogue

IFLA - შაბ, 27/04/2019 - 17:03

IFLA has submitted comments to the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights on the subject of cultural diversity and human rights. With a responsibility to preserve the heritage of all of our communities, to facilitate access to information, and as defenders of free speech, libraries have much to contribute.

Under international law, everyone has a right both to free expression, and to engaging in the cultural life of their community. Nonetheless, there remain threats to cultural diversity.

Politically motivated intolerance of cultural differences, a lack of opportunity for people from minority groups to speak out, and the collections practices of the past that saw some groups’ heritage as being more important than that of others’: all risk limiting cultural diversity.

In a Resolution at the United Nations General Assembly in 2017, Member States agreed on the importance of supporting cultural diversity, calling on governments and civil society alike to act. It also asked the High Commissioner for Human Rights to deliver a report on progress.

As part of a consultation designed to shape this report, IFLA has submitted comments. These highlight the work of IFLA’s Preservation and Conservation Centres and Sections (notably the Libraries Serving Multicultural Populations Section and the Religion: Libraries and Dialogue Special Interest Group), as well as broader efforts to promote free speech and enable all members of society to fulfil their potential.

You can read IFLA’s submission on our publications page.

Copyright in the Asia-Pacific Region: the Right Rules for Libraries?

IFLA - შაბ, 27/04/2019 - 14:46

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) is organising three regional seminars to understand how far copyright rules meet the needs of libraries around the world. The first one starts on Monday in Singapore, looking at the Asia-Pacific. IFLA will be there.

Copyright is crucial to the work of libraries, as it shapes the way information can be accessed and used. To ensure that it does not stand in the way of our public interest mission, exceptions and limitations are a fundamental part of copyright systems.

At the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), United Nations member states have been exploring this question. To go further into details, WIPO has organised three regional seminars: in the Asia-Pacific region, in the African region, and in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. The first one, for the Asia-Pacific region, takes place in Singapore next week.

The Asia-Pacific Regional Seminar

This two-day seminar (29-30 April) will analyse the situation of libraries, archives and museums as well as educational and research institutions in the region and will explore areas for action at the political level.

Countries from the Asia-Pacific region will be represented by their copyright office (or government office in charge of copyright). Libraries, archives and museums, as well as other non-governmental organisations, will also be there.

There will mostly be workshop discussions, where member states, observers and WIPO officials will exchange their views and experience on existing copyright laws and whether they are suitable to the mission of our institutions.

What are our objectives?

At WIPO, IFLA works to underline the need to deliver progress at the international level on the topic of exceptions and limitations. It is the best way to ensure that these provisions apply across-borders (and so enable libraries globally to cooperate), and to encourage change in countries where reform to copyright laws is overdue.

At the Asia-Pacific regional seminar, we will call for this, underlining how in many countries in the region, copyright laws do not respond to the public interest mission of libraries, archives and museums.

Stay tuned for the outcomes of the meeting on IFLA’s webpage and social media, under the hashtag #Copyright4Libraries.

For more information, you can watch our webinar on the matter, recorded and made available on our website. See our infographic on exceptions and limitations in the region. We will be live-tweeting the event.

Mandalay 'Effective Training' workshop

eifl licensing news - პარ, 26/04/2019 - 12:27

EIFL e-Library Myanmar project partner universities - University of Yangon, Universities' Central Library, Yangon University of Economics,  East Yangon and West Yangon universities, Dagon University, Sittwe University and Mawlamyine University - are to attend a three-day workshop on ‘Effective Training’.

Each university will be represented by librarians who train faculty and students to navigate through licensed e-resources and manage references for research publications.

Yangon 'Effective Training' workshop

EIFL-OA news and events - პარ, 26/04/2019 - 12:27

EIFL e-Library Myanmar project partner universities - University of Yangon, Universities' Central Library, Yangon University of Economics,  East Yangon and West Yangon universities, Dagon University, Sittwe University and Mawlamyine University - are to attend a three-day workshop on ‘Effective Training’.

Each university will be represented by librarians who train faculty and students to navigate through licensed e-resources and manage references for research publications.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Yangon 'Effective Training' workshop

EIFL - FOSS news - პარ, 26/04/2019 - 12:27

EIFL e-Library Myanmar project partner universities - University of Yangon, Universities' Central Library, Yangon University of Economics,  East Yangon and West Yangon universities, Dagon University, Sittwe University and Mawlamyine University - are to attend a three-day workshop on ‘Effective Training’.

Each university will be represented by librarians who train faculty and students to navigate through licensed e-resources and manage references for research publications.

Yangon 'Effective Training' workshop

EIFL news and events - პარ, 26/04/2019 - 12:27

EIFL e-Library Myanmar project partner universities - University of Yangon, Universities' Central Library, Yangon University of Economics,  East Yangon and West Yangon universities, Dagon University, Sittwe University and Mawlamyine University - are to attend a three-day workshop on ‘Effective Training’.

Each university will be represented by librarians who train faculty and students to navigate through licensed e-resources and manage references for research publications.

WIPO Regional Seminar in Africa

EIFL-OA news and events - პარ, 26/04/2019 - 12:06

A delegation from EIFL will participate in the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) Regional Seminar for the African region on libraries, archives, museums, and educational and research institutions.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

WIPO Regional Seminar in Africa

EIFL - FOSS news - პარ, 26/04/2019 - 12:06

A delegation from EIFL will participate in the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) Regional Seminar for the African region on libraries, archives, museums, and educational and research institutions.

WIPO Regional Seminar in Africa

EIFL news and events - პარ, 26/04/2019 - 12:06

A delegation from EIFL will participate in the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) Regional Seminar for the African region on libraries, archives, museums, and educational and research institutions.

A Library Manifesto for Europe

IFLA - ხუთ, 25/04/2019 - 23:26

​The decisions taken in Brussels and Strasbourg have a significant impact on libraries. To prepare for the coming mandate of the European Parliament, IFLA and partners have developed a Library Manifesto for Europe.

Policies at the European level can have a major effect on libraries. From the laws around copyright or the importation of cultural goods to funding programmes and even research, successful advocacy in Brussels and Strasbourg can offer real help to libraries across the region.

The European Parliament elections, due to take place on 23-26 May, stand to change the face of the Parliament itself. The people elected will, for the next five years, be key interlocutors for libraries. The results will also shape the leadership of the European Commission and Presidency of the European Council.

It is therefore an important moment to set out the priorities for libraries and their users, and seek guarantees of support.  

IFLA, working with partners in LIBER, EBLIDA, SPARC Europe and Public Libraries 2030, has therefore developed a Library Manifesto for Europe, setting out six key requests. 

These cover the work of libraries in supporting education and skills, research and innovation, and culture and heritage. They also include the need for Europe to play an active role in supporting libraries worldwide, both through its development programmes and the positions on issues such as copyright.

Drawing on the Manifesto, IFLA is also working directly at the European level, as well as through its members at the national level to seek commitments from parties and candidates about how they will support libraries if they are successful.  

IFLA will be publishing the responses received on a dedicated website, as a resource to help any voter who cares about libraries understand what their decision at the end of May could mean.

We encourage anyone in the European Union and beyond with an interest in supporting libraries and their missions to read the manifesto and use it in your own advocacy work.

Visit the europe4libraries2019.eu website to download translations of the report and relevant materials.

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Training Namibian public library trainers

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 25/04/2019 - 15:47

Seventeen trainers from public libraries in Namibia will attend two EIFL workshops on the topics, how to evaluate new public library services (two days), and communications and advocacy (two days).

The 17 trainees were selected by Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS) to become trainers within the NLAS network of 65 public libraries. They will pass on their learning and skills to other librarians in the NLAS network.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Training Namibian public library trainers

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 25/04/2019 - 15:47

Seventeen trainers from public libraries in Namibia will attend two EIFL workshops on the topics, how to evaluate new public library services (two days), and communications and advocacy (two days).

The 17 trainees were selected by Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS) to become trainers within the NLAS network of 65 public libraries. They will pass on their learning and skills to other librarians in the NLAS network.

Training Namibian public library trainers

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 25/04/2019 - 15:47

Seventeen trainers from public libraries in Namibia will attend two EIFL workshops on the topics, how to evaluate new public library services (two days), and communications and advocacy (two days).

The 17 trainees were selected by Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS) to become trainers within the NLAS network of 65 public libraries. They will pass on their learning and skills to other librarians in the NLAS network.

Spain’s Recent Copyright Reform: an Interview with the Chair of the Library Association’s Copyright Group

IFLA - ხუთ, 25/04/2019 - 12:13

The Spanish government recently implemented two European directives: the Marrakesh Directive, and the Collective Management Directive. The bill that transposed these two pieces of legislation came with unexpected proposals on the topic of public lending rights.

This case provides a good example of why keeping an eye on every legislative step is necessary, and of why the upcoming transposition of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market might open up new opportunities.

Ciro Llueca, director of the Library and Learning Resources at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) and Chair of the Copyright group at the Spanish Library Association (FESABID) tells us about the recent changes:

Could you tell us about the changes that have been made to transpose the Marrakesh Directive?

From many years, the Spanish association for blind people, the ONCE, has been playing an essential role to provide access to materials in accessible formats, thanks to the broad copyright exception that was already in place. The Marrakesh Treaty will now, in addition, permit cross-border exchange of copies under the exception, with no remuneration, between Spain, as an EU member, and third countries that are parties to the Treaty.

What about the transposition of the Collective Management Directive?

The provisions that implement this Directive mainly focus on ensuring more control over collective management organisations (CMOs).

It is worth noting that the CMO lobby is very strong in Spain. Not only them, but also companies both from the publishing and audiovisual industries have a very strong influence on the Spanish Ministry of Culture, no matter what political party is ruling.

While smaller CMOs such as CEDRO’s (the CMO for books, journals, etc.) will never reach the levels of scandal we have seen around the SGAE (the CMO for music, and the biggest one in Spain), many believe that they take an unfairly tough approach towards smaller institutions. It has reached an extent where even the patience of their best friend, the government, is coming to an end.

The transposition of the Collective Management Directive includes a demand for clear and transparent information and audit, and a sanctions regime which imposes, for the most serious cases, disqualification as a CMO and fines of up to 800.000 €. We finally have legal provisions with a clear and fair message, but let’s see if there will be courage from government to enforce the provisions if needed.

FESABID is satisfied with this transposition, because it seems to reflect our historical position: authors must be recognized and paid for their work, but with transparency, publicity and loyalty to the public interest from the side of CMOs.

How does the current system of public lending rights work in Spain? Do you see any flaws?

Generally speaking, it is not working well. Very few public administrations are implementing the public lending right scheme. We have an enormous problem around payment collection. Let’s be clear: in Spain, lots of people, including citizen and politicians, disagree with the principles of public lending rights. Sometimes the reason is related to the low budgets of public libraries. From my viewpoint, we should ensure that the failed implementation of cultural politics due to the underfunding of libraries does not end up harming another legitimate group of interest: the authors, especially local authors. 

Certainly, scandals around CMOs don’t help to solve the current situation. But several regional governments, such as the ones from Catalonia, Madrid and now Castilla-La Mancha, have shown that reporting and counting issues can be solved when all sides are willing to negotiate. In neither of these cases there is damage to libraries’ budgets, since remuneration comes from the public administration. And as I said, CMOs must be transparent with financial delivery.

How will the recent legislative change be helpful?

The recent change placed the responsibility of managing the financial aspects of public lending rights in the hands of provinces, whereas this previously sat with the councils of towns with more than 5 000 people.

This change can be helpful. First of all, to the local public administration: before the change, most councils were unable (or not interested) to do it. And secondly, for CMOs: in Spain, CEDRO had to ask 1 315 town councils to provide them with information on loans and then request the payments. It was a complete failure.

Would FESABID have suggested another approach?

The recent change is not perfect, but it is much better than before. FESABID proposed placing the responsibility at a higher administrative level, regional or national, as happens in other EU countries. 

The risk with leaving responsibility to towns or provinces is that we end up with a scenario that older people may remember from the “Yes, Minister” British sitcom from 80s. We could have a “Yes, Minister” effect, where officials claim obedience but avoid doing what they are supposed to do – both by policy and ethics – to the detriment of our natural allies in reading policies: the authors.

Do you have any information on how the government will implement this new scheme?

It’s too early to know. In the Spanish Ministry of Culture, the current general director of Book and Reading, Ms. Olvido García-Valdés, was nominated a few months ago, and she is working hard: for first time in several years, she tried – but did not entirely succeed – to get all the local representatives of public libraries together with CMOs and FESABID to sit at the same table.

Now national elections are around the corner. Depending on the results, Ms. García-Valdés will be confirmed or not in her position. Even with a committed team in the Ministry, a change in this political position could have serious implications.  

To end with another audiovisual reference, think of “Groundhog Day” with Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell? Spain can repeat, one more time, its current drama and disagreements about public lending right. But now we have to be realistic about other priorities, namely transposing the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, and discussions around public lending rights might need to be put on hold.  

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