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Kenya Learning Circles workshop

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Thirty-one Librarians from 15 public libraries in Kenya will attend a workshop to reflect on outcomes of the pilot phase of the Learning Circles project and to expand the project to libraries across Kenya by introducing new librarians to Learning Circles.

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Первый этап завершен! Дискуссия по «Глобальному видению» ИФЛА охватила 140 стран в шести регионах. Ваша очередь!

IFLA - ხუთ, 20/07/2017 - 15:05

Гаага, 20 июля 2017 г.

Международный отклик на обсуждение проекта Международной федерации библиотечных ассоциаций и учреждений (ИФЛА) «Глобальное видение» – инициативы, которая сформирует дорожную карту единого библиотечного сообщества в будущем, был поистине поразительным

Ни много ни мало - 178 библиотекарей из 140 стран не только приняли участие в дискуссиях, но и прониклись духом единства кампании, обращаясь со словами поддержки к следующему региону, который готовился принять эстафету. Азия и Океания, воодушевленные своим опытом «Глобального видения», подбадривали Европу, которая с нетерпением ожидала своей очереди, следующими словами:

Присоединяйтесь к Азии и Океании! Для вас это возможность сотрудничества с нами, а для нас это возможность сотрудничества с Европой… Это бесценный опыт. Мадрид, будь открытым, активным и смелым! Участвуйте вместе с организаторами семинара и вы увидите положительные результаты!”  

Региональные семинары по «Глобальному видению ИФЛА» были посвящены тому, как усилить связи внутри библиотечного сообщества и отреагировать на стремительно расширяющуюся глобализацию, которая открывает новые возможности и вызовы. Начиная с первой стартовой встречи в Афинах этой весной, каждый семинар внес свой небольшой вклад в постоянно растущий поток идей.

Инклюзивный подход к этим возможностям и вызовам позволяет участникам услышать каждый голос, что прекрасно продемонстрировал итог регионального семинара в Африке “Глобальному видению”:

Вовлечен каждый. Никто не остается без внимания. Если у нас не будет согласованности и объединения в сети, мы ничего не сможем достигнуть”.

Генеральный секретарь ИФЛА Джеральд Лейтнер (Gerald Leitner), модерировавший все региональные семинары ИФЛА, заявил:

С того момента, как ИФЛА запустила Дискуссию по «Глобальному видению», я с радостью слежу за откликом, полученным от библиотечных профессионалов по всему миру, которые участвуют в обсуждении того, как библиотечное сообщество может стать сильнее и сплочённее, чтобы решать вызовы глобализации.

Семинары стали лишь началом. Сейчас движение «Глобальное видение» охватывает всех. Мы хотим, чтобы дискуссии прошли во всех странах, сообществах и библиотеках, чтобы каждый голос был услышан”.

По мере развития обсуждения,  ИФЛА хочет услышать от каждой библиотеки в каждой стране о том, какие возможности и вызовы будущего они считают наиболее важными. Принять участие можно различными способами, и самостоятельные семинары по «Глобальному видению» уже проходят с использованием доступных для скачивания материалов ИФЛА. Более того, в понедельник 21 августа в ходе Всемирного библиотечного и информационного конгресса ИФЛА (WLIC) во Вроцлаве будет запущена платформа для онлайн-голосования. Никогда еще не существовало так много возможностей для обмена мнениями и объединения всего библиотечного сообщества!

Посетите веб-сайт globalvision.ifla.org, чтобы узнать о том, как вы можете принять участие в дискуссии.

Посмотрите нашу коллекцию Flickr с фотографиями, сделанными на семинарах.

Об ИФЛА

Международная федерация библиотечных ассоциаций и учреждений (ИФЛА) (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) является ведущей международной организацией, представляющей интересы библиотечных и информационных служб и их пользователей. Это глобальный голос библиотечной и информационной профессии. Основанная в Эдинбурге (Шотландия) в 1927 году в ходе международной конференции, ИФЛА насчитывает более 1350 членов приблизительно в 140 странах мира.  ИФЛА была зарегистрирована в Нидерландах в 1971 году. Королевская Библиотека в Гааге, являющаяся национальной библиотекой Нидерландов, радушно предоставляет место для Штаб-квартиры ИФЛА.

О «Глобальном видении» ИФЛА

ИФЛА координирует дискуссию по “Глобальному видению ИФЛА” посредством серии встреч на высоком уровне и семинаров в различных регионах мира, которые пройдут после стартового мероприятия, состоявшегося 4 апреля 2017 года в Афинах (Греция). Очные мероприятия и заседания в режиме онлайн, посвященные будущему библиотек, пройдут в течение года. Для получения дополнительной информации посетите веб-сайт «Глобальное видение»: globalvision.ifla.org и присоединяйтесь к обсуждению в Twitter и Instagram, используя хэштег #iflaGlobalVision.

Вместе мы создаем будущее: присоединяйтесь!

Stage 1 complete! IFLA’s Global Vision Discussion reaches 140 countries across six regions. Now it’s your turn!

IFLA - ხუთ, 20/07/2017 - 12:32

The Hague, 20 July 2017

The worldwide response to International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)‘s Global Vision Discussion, a venture which will generate a united library field roadmap for the future, has been nothing short of remarkable. 

A staggering 178 librarians from 140 countries not only engaged in the discussions, but also embraced the unifying ethos behind the campaign by sharing words of encouragement to the next region waiting to pick up the baton. Asia and Oceania, buoyed by their Global Vision experience, cheered on Europe as they eagerly awaited their turn, by saying: 

Connect with Asia Oceania! It is an opportunity for you to work with us and an opportunity for us to work with Europe…It was an eye-opening experience. Madrid, be open, be engaged, and be brave! Get involved with workshop organisers and see the positive results!”

The IFLA Global Vision Regional workshops have focused on how to strengthen the ties within the library field and respond to the fast-pacing globalisation that is opening new opportunities and challenges. From the very first kick-off meeting in Athens this Spring, each workshop has contributed its own droplet into an ever-increasing river of ideas. 

For participants, the inclusive approach to these opportunities and challenges allows for every voice to be heard and during Africa’s regional workshop the Global Vision discussion was summed up perfectly:

Everybody is connected. No one is excluded. If we don’t have connections and networks, we cannot achieve anything.” 

IFLA’s Secretary General, Gerald Leitner, who has guided all the IFLA Regional Workshops, said:

Since IFLA launched the Global Vision Discussion I have been delighted at the response from library professionals from all over the world to get involved and discuss how the library field can become stronger and more connected to tackle the challenges of globalisation.

The workshops were just the beginning. Now, the Global Vision movement reaches out to everyone. We want discussions taking place in all countries, all communities and all libraries so that every voice can be heard.”

As momentum builds, IFLA wants to hear from every library in every country as to what they believe are the most important opportunities and challenges of the future. There are several easy ways to get involved and already self-facilitated Global Vision workshops are taking place using IFLA’s downloadable templates.  And what’s more, an online voting platform will launch on Monday 21 August during this year's IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Wrocław. Never has there been so many avenues to share views and unite the entire library field! 

Visit globalvision.ifla.org to find out how you can take part in the discussion.

See our Flickr collection for workshop photos.

About IFLA

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. Founded in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1927 at an international conference, IFLA now has over 1,350 Members in approximately 140 countries around the world. IFLA was registered in the Netherlands in 1971. The Royal Library, the national library of the Netherlands, in The Hague, generously provides the facilities for IFLA headquarters.

About the IFLA Global Vision

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

Together we create the future: Join us!

IFLA Green Library Award 2017 Winners Announced

IFLA - ხუთ, 20/07/2017 - 04:55

IFLA’s Environmental Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group (ENSULIB) is pleased to announce the winner of the IFLA Green Library Award 2017

The IFLA Green Library Award was established 2016 by ENSULIB (SIG) and generously sponsored by De Gruyter publishing. The award is 500 Euros for the first place winner.

Objectives
  • to reward the best Green Library submission that communicates the library’s commitment to environmental sustainability; 
  • to create awareness of libraries’ social responsibility and leadership in environmental education.

To ENSULIB’s great delight, 35 submissions were received from around the world, including India, Ukraine, Serbia, China, USA, Colombia, Italy, Portugal, Kenya, Nigeria, and Iran. When the call for reviewers went out, 15 people stepped up to help with the process. The reviewers were as diverse as those who submitted. Coming from Australia, France, Finland, Kenya, Germany, Portugal, Saudi-Arabia, Spain, Sweden, U.S. and other countries, they were a blend of LIS students, library professionals (from public and academic libraries) and an architect as well.

See full details in the Press release [English – PDF].

The award will be presented at the ENSULIB Satellite Meeting in Berlin, Germany, 16 Aug 2017, and at the World Library and Information Congress in Wroclaw, Poland, Session 154, Special Presentation of Awards Session, held on Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017, 12:45–13:45, Expo Pavillon.

2nd winner of the IFLA Green Library Award 2017

The winner of the IFLA Green Library Award 2017 is the public libraryStadtbibliothek Bad Oldesloe”, Germany.

Their project, “Ernte deine Stadt – Harvest Your City: Three Years of Green and Sustainable Library Commitment in the Stadtbibliothek Bad Oldesloe” combines urban gardening with makerspaces and community building efforts, demonstrating that libraries are more than just book-lending-stations.

Another byproduct has been the launching of Germany’s first Community Supported Agriculture.  More...

Five Runners Up (alphabetic order)

Sun Yat-sen Library, Guanghzhou, China

Sun Yat-sen Library is located in downtown Guangzhou and is more than 100 years old. The building has been transformed into a green library with concepts of ecological and environmental protection. More...

The Chinese University, Hong Kong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Library argues for a holistic approach, embedding sustainability in the Library strategy, and formulating wider green strategies beyond the green building. More...

 

Library Reading Tree, Kenya

Library Reading Tree is a project started in Nakuru region of Kenya in 2015 as part of introducing children’s book clubs into six public primary schools. The Reading Tree is a painting that invites children to attach a sticker bearing their names, age, school and class after they read a storybook in the library. More ...

Uzice’s public library, Serbia

Uzice’s public library is located in the center of a small town. Despite the poor conditions, enthusiasm and creativity rule the day. They are building an awareness of sustainable development and environmental protection among the local youth of all ages.  More..

 

ECOeducation project, Lviv, Ukraine

The ECOeducation project serves children 4–10 years old, as well as their parents and teachers. In the duration of the project, they held 38 events with 971 participants (children and adults). More...

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ახალი წიგნი ჩვენს ბიბლიოთეკაში

И.М. Сигаури. К истокам и ареалам нахского этноса / Российской академии наук; Федеральное государственное бюджетное учреждение науки институт языкознания. 
Т. I. По данным лингвистики. - М.: “Academia”, 2016. – C. 689. ISBN 978-5-87444-403-7 Т. II. По данным археологии. - М.: “Academia”, 2016. – C. 715.  ISBN 978-5-87444-404-4
მონოგრაფიულ ნაშრომის ორ ტომში ავტორი ენობრივ და ეთნიკურ კავშირებზე დაყრდნობით საინტერესო თეორიას გვთავაზობს. წიგნი ეძღვნება ნახური ენის ლინგვისტურ-გენეტიკურ საფუძვლებს ჩრდილო-კავკასიურ ენებთან. კონცეფცია ეფუძნება ძველი კავკასიური ენების სამი ძირითად სახესხვაობის: ჩრდილოური, სამხრეთული და ცენტრალურ-კავკასიური ანუ შუმერულ-ჰურიტულ-ურარტულ-ნახური ენების ერთიან წარმომავლობას. ლექსიკური, ფონეტიკური და გრამატიკული მსგავსება ამ ენებისა შეინიშნება აგრეთვე ეტრუსკულ, ბასკურ და ე.წ. ძველბერძნულ ენებამდე არსებულ იონურ და ეგეოსოს ზღვებთან ემიგრირებულ ეთნოსებთან, სადაც ჩამოყალიბდა სწორედ შუმერულ-ჰურიტულ-ურარტულ-ნახური ენა.  წიგნში აგრეთვე წინა პლანზეა წამოსული ფაქტობრივი მასალა: არქეოლოგია, ისტორია, ანთროპოლოგია, ეთნოგრაფია  და ა.შ. რაც ამყარებს ნახურ ხალხის საერთო წარმომავლობის თეორიას შუმერულ, ურარტულ, ბასკურ, ეტრუსკულ და სხვა უძველეს ხმელთაშუაზღვისპირეთის ხალხებთან.

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ახალი წიგნი ჩვენს ბიბლიოთეკაში

И.М. Сигаури. К истокам и ареалам нахского этноса / Российской академии наук; Федеральное государственное бюджетное учреждение науки институт языкознания. 
Т. I. По данным лингвистики. - М.: “Academia”, 2016. – C. 689. ISBN 978-5-87444-403-7 Т. II. По данным археологии. - М.: “Academia”, 2016. – C. 715.  ISBN 978-5-87444-404-4
მონოგრაფიულ ნაშრომის ორ ტომში ავტორი ენობრივ და ეთნიკურ კავშირებზე დაყრდნობით საინტერესო თეორიას გვთავაზობს. წიგნი ეძღვნება ნახური ენის ლინგვისტურ-გენეტიკურ საფუძვლებს ჩრდილო-კავკასიურ ენებთან. კონცეფცია ეფუძნება ძველი კავკასიური ენების სამი ძირითად სახესხვაობის: ჩრდილოური, სამხრეთული და ცენტრალურ-კავკასიური ანუ შუმერულ-ჰურიტულ-ურარტულ-ნახური ენების ერთიან წარმომავლობას. ლექსიკური, ფონეტიკური და გრამატიკული მსგავსება ამ ენებისა შეინიშნება აგრეთვე ეტრუსკულ, ბასკურ და ე.წ. ძველბერძნულ ენებამდე არსებულ იონურ და ეგეოსოს ზღვებთან ემიგრირებულ ეთნოსებთან, სადაც ჩამოყალიბდა სწორედ შუმერულ-ჰურიტულ-ურარტულ-ნახური ენა.  წიგნში აგრეთვე წინა პლანზეა წამოსული ფაქტობრივი მასალა: არქეოლოგია, ისტორია, ანთროპოლოგია, ეთნოგრაფია  და ა.შ. რაც ამყარებს ნახურ ხალხის საერთო წარმომავლობის თეორიას შუმერულ, ურარტულ, ბასკურ, ეტრუსკულ და სხვა უძველეს ხმელთაშუაზღვისპირეთის ხალხებთან.

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Meaningful Access to Information To Leave No One Behind: Launch of the 2017 DA2I Report

IFLA - ორშ, 17/07/2017 - 23:20

NEW YORK, 17 July 2017 —

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), in partnership with the Technology and Social Change Group at the University of Washington (TASCHA), launched today the first Development and Access to Information (DA2I) Report at The New York Public Library, during the United Nations High Level Political Forum. 

The DA2I Report shows how essential access to information is for development, and makes the case for coordinated and sustained efforts by all to guarantee it. It demonstrates how meaningful access to information, supported by libraries, contributes to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and monitors the progress countries are making towards fulfilling their commitments under the UN 2030 Agenda.

As the Agenda for Sustainable Development progresses, the need to address the underlying factors holding back development in all our societies becomes more and more pressing. Few are as pernicious as information poverty – the lack of access to, or the ability to use, the information necessary to foster economically and socially inclusive societies. IFLA President Donna Scheeder stressed: “There is no sustainable development without access to information. And there is no meaningful, inclusive access to information without libraries.”

In addition to the regulatory changes and infrastructure investment needed to ensure that everyone has the practical possibility to get online, the report calls for a coordinated drive to ensure that people have the confidence and skills needed to get the best out of the Internet. This will require contributions from all levels of government and across stakeholder groups.

To monitor Member States’ progress, the report presents a set of baseline indicators, drawing on established datasets, as well as providing contributions from international experts showing how access to information is already making a difference. The report focuses this year on four SDGs highlighted at this year’s UN HLPF – agriculture (SDG 2), health (SDG 3), gender equality (SDG 5), and infrastructure and innovation (SDG 9). 

Libraries, as pre-existing, trusted public centres, with both a global perspective and strong understanding of local needs, are essential partners for governments in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. IFLA is working globally to ensure libraries’ key contribution to development is recognised. It has signed agreements with representatives from 73 countries, committing to work with them to build understanding of the UN 2030 Agenda at a national and regional level, and engage in the planning, monitoring and implementation processes of National Development Plans. 

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner remarked: “The library field is unique. A global community of millions of institutions, sharing the same values and objectives. IFLA, as the global voice of libraries, is proud to be able to bring this potential to bear in support of development. I believe that, together, we can deliver. The library field is certainly ready.

The report can be downloaded from the DA2I official website at DA2I.ifla.org

For more information contact: DA2I@ifla.org 

Pictures of the DA2I Launch Event and Reception: https://flic.kr/s/aHskZNYSkx

About the DA2I

DA2I is a joint project between the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and the Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School. It demonstrates how access to information and libraries contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The DA2I report was conceived as part of the Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development, supported by more than 600 signatories, and calls on global institutions and associations to “ensure that everyone has access to, and is able to understand, use and share the information that is necessary to promote sustainable development and democratic societies”. More information about the report can be found here: DA2I.ifla.org/about 

About IFLA

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.

About TASCHA

The Technology & Social Change Group at the University of Washington Information School explores the design, use, and effects of information and communication technologies in communities facing social and economic challenges.

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South Africa Can Lead the Way: IFLA Delivers Submission on Copyright Reform

IFLA - ორშ, 17/07/2017 - 17:10

South Africa is reforming its copyright framework, and the Copyright Amendment Bill takes an ambitious approach that could set a great example not only for neighbouring countries but also internationally. It contains some very positive provisions for libraries and cultural heritage institutions, such as the recognition of library e-lending, the supply of digital documents, the possibility to make collections available through secure computer networks, the limitation of liability and on the making available of out of commerce works.

Following the invitation by the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, the committee leading work on the reform, IFLA submitted written comments to the South African Copyright Amendment Bill on 7 July 2017. In the submission, IFLA welcomed the reform and pointed out a few aspects that would need to be changed in order to ensure that the reform meets its potential and effectively supports access to culture and information in South Africa.

In the submission, IFLA welcomes, among other provisions, two very relevant new ones: the possibility for users to circumvent digital rights management tools to perform acts that are allowed under an exception, and the recognition of the unenforceability of contractual terms that override exceptions to copyright. Those two references are fundamental to guarantee the effective enjoyment of exceptions and limitations to copyright by its beneficiaries.

Some provisions need slight amendments to realise fully their potential. The submission refers to the orphan works exception, that would oblige the consultation of a mandatory list of sources of information on potential rightholders. Since this requirement can be extremely difficult to meet for many cultural heritage institutions, we recommend either making this list non-mandatory or alternatively to provide that the digitization and communication to the public of orphan works should be covered by a flexible fair-use exception.

The submission also welcomes the provisions that moves towards implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty in South Africa, with a quick remark to modify the language so that the exception also applies to those cases where authors have transferred their rights to third parties, such as publishers. 

Although some of the provisions are not directly related to the daily work of libraries and other cultural heritage institutions, IFLA also provided comments on those provisions that are likely to have an impact on freedom of expression and access to knowledge.

In this regard, IFLA refers to the “fair dealing” and “fair use” exception, where we suggest an open, rather than an exhaustive list of permitted uses under the exception. Remarks are also made to the quotations exception, that establishes that quotations need to be in the form of a summary of the work. IFLA suggests amending the exception so that no restriction is made to the form of a quotation.

IFLA encourages decision makers in South Africa to continue working on the reform and to endorse the proposed amendments. These would not harm any legitimate interests, but rather make progress towards universal access to culture and information, and promote literacy in the digital environment.

IFLA follows copyright reforms worldwide as part of its activity at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), where IFLA advocates for a minimum threshold of exceptions and limitations for libraries and cultural heritage institutions internationally at the Standing Committee of Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR).

Read the submission: [PDF – English]

In Copyright, Everyone’s Rights Must be Protected: IFLA calls for Reconsideration of W3C Decision on Extended Media Extensions

IFLA - ორშ, 17/07/2017 - 13:41

Following the decision of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to incorporate Extended Media Extensions in to the HTML Standard, IFLA has called for reconsideration.

 

While recognising both the potential for technological protection measures to hinder infringing uses, as well as the additional simplicity offered by this solution, IFLA is concerned that it will become easier to apply such measures to digital content without also making it easier for libraries and their users to remove measures that prevent legitimate uses of works.  

 

 

Copyright should, by its nature, find a balance between the need for remuneration for the creators of works, allowing them to go on creating, and the broader public interest in access to information, knowledge and culture. Therefore when making choices concerning copyright, policy-makers should defend this balance, rather than weigh only on one side of the scales.  

 

Technological protection measures (TPMs) play a useful role in tackling copyright infringement, complementing legal provisions. However, they do not always stop at preventing illicit activities, and can often serve to stop libraries and their users from making fair uses of works. This can affect activities such as preservation, or inter-library document supply. To make it easier to apply TPMs, regardless of the nature of activities they are preventing, is to risk unbalancing copyright itself.

 

While clearly it may not be in the purview of the W3C to change the laws and regulations regulating copyright around the world, they must take account of the implications of their decisions on the rights of the users of copyright works.

 

Therefore, incorporation of the Extended Media Extension standard into the HTML code should wait until further steps are made to avoid abuses of this technology at the expense of public interest copyright exceptions. IFLA therefore calls for the W3C to reconsider its decision, and delay implementation until a full and effective set of laws and processes for removing TPMs which prevent the enjoyment of users' rights.

 

You can access the full statement, as a pdf and in html format.

Open, Inclusive Access to Information: IFLA Speaks at UN High Level Political Forum

IFLA - კვი, 16/07/2017 - 18:47

‘The world must think hard about how information is shared, in order to promote inclusive access, facilitate collaboration, and ensure real world impact’.

On Friday 14 July, at the main session of the United Nations High Level Political Forum:  "Science-policy interface and emerging issues", IFLA intervened, speaking on behalf of the NGO Major Group. The session focused on Science-Policy interactions, namely the need to make more effective connections between research and policy making.

IFLA underlined the need for meaningful access to information in order to succeed in the UN 2030 Agenda. Libraries play an essential role, both in supporting research within and across institutions, but also in bringing the results to wider society, in line with Article 27 of the Universal Convention on Human Rights. From the national to the community level, libraries plug people in to the knowledge society.

Open Access: The UN Can Lead the Way

IFLA also highlighted the importance of Open Access, and called on the UN to take the lead by adopting its own policy.

Other UN agencies – WIPO, UNESCO, and WHO, as well as other bodies such as the World Bank, CERN, the European Space Agency and others – are already complementing the work of libraries in driving progress toward this goal.

We look forward to the UN following suit, not only setting an example to member states and funders, but also ensuring that everyone can benefit from the invaluable work it is doing. 

Transcript of an excerpt of IFLA's intervention:

The field of science and research also needs to evolve. We need to promote a model of disseminating scientific findings that incentivizes interdisciplinary research, facilitates collaboration, ensures inclusive access to information, and maximizes real-world impact.

Intellectual property regimes should find an appropriate balance between access and the rights of the creators. Policy makers and researchers must not want for the latest research public health findings, for example, due to unnecessary cost and copyright-related issues.

The UN can provide a powerful example to all by adopting an open-access policy, as WIPO, UNESCO and the WHO have already done. 

Watch IFLA's intervention here.

No Truly Sustainable Development Without Access to Information, and No Meaningful, Inclusive Access Without Libraries

IFLA - შაბ, 15/07/2017 - 21:09

In the context of the United Nations High Level Political Forum (UN HLPF), and in preparation for the launch of the first Development and Access to Information (DA2I) Report, IFLA and the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library (DHL) held a side event on 13 July at the heart of the UN’s New York Headquarters.

The DA2I side event “2030 Vision: How Libraries Support the UN’s Work on Sustainable Development” was a unique opportunity to highlight and illustrate the major role of libraries in delivering effective and meaningful access to information driving progress for development at the national and global levels.

The event kicked off with a welcome from the host, Thanos Giannakopoulos, Chief of the DHL. He recognized DA2I as an ambitious endeavour that offers inspiration as well as a roadmap for changing and transforming communities through libraries. As he underlined, “Libraries, supported by policies, can advance the SDGs. The achievement of the SDGs can only be advanced by access”.

The introduction was followed by a lead intervention by IFLA President Donna Scheeder, outlining IFLA’s advocacy work to ensure the inclusion of access to information in the UN 2030 Agenda. She explained why it is crucial for governments to invest in libraries, and give them the laws they need, if they are to leverage them as invaluable partners in development. She remarked that “there is no truly sustainable development without access to information, and no meaningful, inclusive access to information without libraries. The DA2I report, to be launched next Monday, makes the case”.

Maria Garrido (Senior Researcher at the Technology and Social Change Group, University of Washington) spoke about the DA2I Report. Her intervention introduced the DA2I project and first report, and focused particularly in the conceptual framework, including the dimensions that influence access to information and its ability to advance the SDGs. She set out details about the baseline indicators of the first DA2I report and next steps, but stressed: “We need more data, and we need better data, and the DA2I report is a first step to achieve this”.

With a presentation “Putting (UN) information to work on the ground – the case of Ghana”, Helena Asamoah-Hassan (Executive Director of the African Library and Information Associations and Institutions - AfLIA) showed how the work of libraries in Africa is driving progress towards the achievement of different SDGs, particularly quality education, gender equality and inclusive societies.

The event included the participation of development experts working for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), who offered their perspectives on access to information and libraries: Sami Areikat, (Sustainable Development Officer, Division for Sustainable Development),
Richard Alexander Roehrl (Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Division for Sustainable Development), and Wenyan Yang (Chief of Service, Social Perspective on Development Branch). In their interventions they shared experiences related to the information access needed to perform their work and highlighted the key role libraries play in facilitating policy-relevant research. Libraries were crucial for work on the SDGs at the highest level.

The event closed with a wrap-up by DHL Chief and a discussion co-moderated with Stephen Wyber, IFLA Manager of Policy and Advocacy.

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IFLA live streamed the event to share it with a worldwide audience! To watch the full event recording, please check out IFLA’s Facebook and Twitter.

The Development and Access to Information (DA2I) Report, produced by IFLA in partnership with TASCHA, will be launched on 17 July in New York.

You can find out more about the report, and sign up to receive a notification when the report is ready for download, on the dedicated website: DA2I.ifla.org.

Follow DA2I launch and updates using the #DA2I and #Lib4Dev hashtags!

Three Ethiopian journals go OA

EIFL-OA news and events - პარ, 14/07/2017 - 10:24

EIFL welcomes the news that all three journals of the Institute of Education Research of Addis Ababa University are now available in open access (OA).

The announcement was made on 27 June 2017 - the occasion of the 50th birthday of one of the three journals, the Ethiopian Journal of Education (EJE) - by Professor Darge Wole, the journal’s editor-in-chief.

The other two Institute of Education and Research journals that have entered the OA arena are the Ethiopian Journal of Higher Education (EJHE) and the IER Flambeau.

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Full programme for WLIC 2017 now available online

IFLA - ხუთ, 13/07/2017 - 21:30

The full programme for WLIC is available here. It is fully searchable.  For example, enter the term "buildings" and our three events including our wonderful open session (Branding, Bridging, Building: Telling and Selling the Space Story - Library Buildings and Equipment with Management & Marketing (SI)) at 13.45 on August 23 will be highlighted. Further details about the session are also available if you click on the programme entry.  We look forward to seeing you in Poland!

Mind the (Information) Gap: IFLA Makes the Case for Action by Governments

IFLA - ხუთ, 13/07/2017 - 19:43

Just days before the official launch of the Development and Access to Information (DA2I) 2017 Report, participants at the United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) had a first glimpse at its findings on Tuesday 11 July.

IFLA President, Donna Scheeder, alongside Maria Garrido (Technology and Social Change Group), Nancy Hafkin (Women in Global Science and Technology) and Quinn McKew (Deputy Executive Director, Article 19), set out the report’s key arguments: that access to information is a pre-condition for development across the board, and that for this access to be meaningful, it requires investment and support. Libraries have a unique role in providing this support, especially for those who need it most.

With the drive to eradicate poverty a key theme of this year’s HLPF, Donna Scheeder underlined the risk of information poverty. For individuals faced with low education and skills, poor health and employment performance, and politics driven by misinformation and ignorance, the outlook would be bleak.

There was a positive scenario though, with empowered and critical citizens able to improve their own, and their communities’ lives through better health, good jobs, innovation, creativity and civic engagement. Libraries would be at the heart of this work.  

Maria Garrido set out the indicators chosen for the DA2I report, focusing on different dimensions of access –technical, skills-based, cultural and legal. Nancy Hafkin, drawing on long experience of working to give women the same rights and opportunities as men, underlined the risk that without action, inequalities in the physical world would just be replicated in the digital.

In closing, Quinn McKew congratulated IFLA and TASCHA on the quality of the report, and called for further efforts from all to ensure that access to information was given the highest priority possible.

The Development and Access to Information (DA2I) report, produced by IFLA in partnership with TASCHA, will be launched on 17 July in New York. You can find out more about the report, and sign up to receive an electronic copy, on the dedicated website: DA2I.ifla.org.

IFLA is also organising an event: 2030 Vision: How Libraries Support the UN’s Work on Sustainable Development, on 13 July 2017 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm (EDT) in the United Nations Dag Hammarskjold Library, at the UN Headquarters. 

You can follow this online using the #DA2I and #Lib4Dev hashtags. There will be live streaming through IFLA's Facebook and Twitter.

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