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Celebrating books, and the libraries that champion them: Athens becomes World Book Capital

IFLA - ორშ, 23/04/2018 - 15:18

Athens today becomes UNESCO World Book Capital. IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner participated in the launch ceremony on behalf of the global library community and looked forward both to the events planned by the organisers, and IFLA’s own World Library and Information Congress, to be held in Athens in August 2019.

The city takes up the role of World Book Capital from Conakry, Guinea. The honour offers a rich opportunity to raise awareness of the collections and work of libraries, both to residents and visitors. As a member of the jury making recommendations on World Book Capital candidates, IFLA has an important role in encouraging bids that place libraries at their heart.

For the next twelve months, Athens will, therefore, be the focus of programmes and events celebrating books, their authors, and their impact on society. As protectors, preservers and promoters of books, libraries will be at the heart of the celebrations. 
 
With library work focused on providing excellent services to the community rather than fairs or awards, it is a welcome opportunity to ensure that everyone, no matter what role they play in society, understands the importance of libraries, and the need to give them the laws and resources necessary to do their jobs. 
 
IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner said:

On behalf of the global library field, I congratulate Athens on becoming World Book Capital. Athens has been a centre of learning and creativity for millennia, and its libraries are playing an essential role in making this accessible to all. I am sure that the coming year - and the World Library and Information Congress in 2019 - will show the power and creativity of the library field in achieving this goal.

 

2018 IFLA Dynamic Unit and Impact Award: Call for nominations

IFLA - ორშ, 23/04/2018 - 12:59

DEADLINE: 01 June 2018

To recognise the vital contribution and work of the Professional Units, IFLA established in 2018 the IFLA Dynamic Unit and Impact Award. This award recognises the success of Professional Units in achieving the expectations of a dynamic unit, as defined by the Professional Committee.

All IFLA Professional Units – Divisions, Sections, Special Interest Groups, Strategic Programmes or Core Activities – are eligible to nominate for the Award.   It is important that it is not to be perceived as a personal reward – but recognises outstanding team work.

The 2018 IFLA Dynamic Unit and Impact Award winner will be announced during the Closing Session at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in August. 

The Award intends to stimulate outstanding work by Professional Units by:
  • Recognizing and promoting outstanding examples of Professional Unit work;
  • Highlighting the impact of the work of IFLA's professional groups.
How to apply

Address one of the three Criteria listed below in 300 words or less. Highlight your creative efforts in achieving the result and what the outcomes and impact have been. You may include photos, video (see instructions on the submission form).

Submit your application

Criteria for evaluation

In the previous year [since 01 June 2017], the winning Unit(s) should have demonstrated at a superior level, one or more of the following expectations of a Dynamic Unit:

Criteria 1: Quality and impact of the work, for example:
  • Effectively networking with its community in order to define and develop the Unit’s  role in line with IFLA strategy and the general expectations of an IFLA Unit;
  • Synthesizing ideas and suggestions into clearly expressed and communicated objectives for the Unit that reflect IFLA’s strategy and unique position as a global library organisation;
  • Identifying and carrying out a variety of activities that contribute to achieving the objectives of the Unit and are communicated through a well-formulated Action Plan;
  • Thinking about how the results of its work are communicated for maximum impact;
  • Regularly reviewing and updating its activities to ensure they meet the changing demands and changing environment.
Criteria 2: Communications and impact, for example:
  • Implementing a written communication plan
  • Having frequent and regular communication within its own committee, with at least one (possibly online) meeting between Congresses;
  • Frequently and regularly communicating with its Members:
  • Proactively communicating its activities widely and reach out to other IFLA Units or other stakeholders in order to identify synergies;
  • Facilitating ongoing discussion with its community of interest, especially in order to identify ‘hot topics’ and where IFLA might have a role to play; Communicating and discussing progress and challenges with its Division Chair.
  • Increase publication output via IFLA’s publication channels (IFLA Journal, Professional Report series (online, Open Access publications), IFLA Publications series).
Criteria 3: Membership and leadership engagement and development, for example:
  • Attracting new members at each election;
  • Having an inclusive process that involves all members in both planning and execution;
  • Achieving diversity in its membership, and if this is not possible, actively seeking diverse views and input to its work, for example, in relation to geographical representation, gender and age;
  • Having capable leaders that: ensure the Unit has a clear goal and sense of direction and produces quality work; identify roles and responsibilities for others; ensure all members have a voice; communicate progress and problems to the Division Chair.
  • Having succession planning and mentoring in place for both the Officer roles and the member roles;
  • Ensuring there is continuity of activities when membership or responsibilities change, and that the transition to the new Committee in an election year is smooth;
  • Articulating what value a member gains from involvement;
  • Functioning effectively using volunteers, encouraging remote participation either of members who cannot attend physical meetings or people beyond the committee where relevant and appropriate;
  • Having involvement, partnerships and communication with relevant non-IFLA partners;
  • Having an international community that identifies itself as an active supporter of the Unit’s objectives or an active contributor to the Unit’s work and includes individuals who regularly and actively engage with the Unit.
Who can win?

The Award may be presented to one or more IFLA Professional Units:

  1. Divisions
  2. Sections
  3. Special Interest Groups
  4. Strategic Programmes
  5. Core Activities
Timeline
  • 23 April: announcement of call
  • 01 June: deadline for nominations
  • 29 August: presentation of award at Closing Ceremony

Questions? Contact us at unit-award@ifla.org.

IFLA Headquarters
The Hague, 23 April 2018

    IFLA Welcomes Steps Toward Better Rules for Cultural Heritage Imports into the European Union

    IFLA - ორშ, 23/04/2018 - 06:02

    ​New draft European Union legislation looks to make it more difficult to import stolen or looted cultural goods. IFLA has welcomed these steps, and proposed amendments which will ensure that the new rules work as well for documentary heritage as for other types.

    Libraries invest a lot of resources and time into collecting and safeguarding cultural heritage, understanding its value for society at a local, national and global level. Unfortunately, the value of rare books, manuscripts and other documents means that they can be at risk of being stolen or looted with the intention of selling them on to collectors. In the worst cases, the money can go to supporting terrorism.

    A key means of reducing the risk is through rigorous controls of imports, to prevent illegally acquired cultural goods from being bought and sold in this way. Draft European legislation currently on the table promises to do this, complementing existing rules for exports.

    IFLA has welcomed these steps, and proposed amendments which will ensure that the rules are suited to libraries and the documentary heritage that they collect and preserve.

    In particular, IFLA’s proposals include clarifying that it will be possible to import goods temporarily for digitisation, ensuring that prevention efforts are focused on the most at-risk heritage, and confirming that there are not unreasonable or impossible demands for information when a library is looking to acquire documentary works.  

    IFLA has communicated its proposals to Members of the European Parliament in the two lead committees (Internal Market and Consumer Affairs and International Trade), and looks forward to working with the Parliament and Member States to improve the proposals already on the table.

    You can read the proposals supported by both IFLA and the Consortium of European Research Libraries on our publications page.

    Guardians, Partners, Promotors: Libraries at the Creative Commons Global Summit 2018

    IFLA - ორშ, 23/04/2018 - 05:42

    Libraries were front and centre at the Creative Commons Global Summit 2018, sharing both their commitment to openness and their skills in making this a reality. IFLA was there, engaging in discussions and promoting work on open access at the UN and other intergovernmental organisations.  

    Creative Commons is built on the belief that access to, and re-use of knowledge and creativity is good for our societies. This is a conviction long held by libraries. By collecting, preserving, and giving access to works, regardless of wealth, they have advanced public debate, supported innovation, and given individuals the possibility to live healthier and richer lives.  The potential for cooperation was clear at Creative Commons annual global meeting, held on 13-15 April in Toronto, Canada.

    In a digital age, libraries can contribute to realising openness in three main ways. They hold important collections which have the potential to inspire and inform. They can help users deliver on this potential by providing space and encouragement for creativity. And they have an expertise which can be indispensable in organising knowledge to make it discoverable. As a number of sessions underlined, there are many libraries already doing all of these.

    Yet as a keynote speech from Professor Ruth Okediji of Harvard noted, laws designed for the traditional model of buying and selling copyrighted works tended to restrict access and harm efforts in favour of openness. In this, libraries stand alongside other promotors of openness, such as Wikipedia, Mozilla, and of course Creative Commons, in calling for laws that better reflect the value of openness.  

    IFLA’s own presentation covered the results of research into the usage of Creative Commons and other open licences in intergovernmental organisaitons such as the UN. These bodies have a strong influence on policy-making in many counties, and also serve as an example for others. While some, such as the World Bank, UNESCO or the World Intellectual Property Organisation have taken a leading role, the story elsewhere is frequently of inconsistency, restrictions and a lack of clarity. Given their unique public mission, there is a duty on these organisations to adopt open practices.

    You can download the notes and presentation from IFLA’s session, as well as reading our blogs from days one, two and three of the summit. We also welcome contacts from members of the global library community who are involved in Creative Commons at any level.  

    The importance of access to information to achieve sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean

    IFLA - შაბ, 21/04/2018 - 08:20

    On 19 April, during the Second Meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development in Santiago, Chile, ECLAC’s Hernán Santa Cruz Library hosted a side event in partnership with IFLA: “The importance of access to information to achieve sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean”.

    This event aimed to highlight and discuss the importance of access to information, the role of civil society, and in particular of libraries in the implementation and monitoring of the SDGs at local, national, regional and international levels to an audience of high level politicians, experts and officials.

    Wouter Schallier (Chief Librarian, Hernán Santa Cruz Library, ECLAC) welcomed participants to the event. He offered an introduction, setting the scene and highlighting the potential of the meeting to place access to information at the heart of the development discussion in the Latin America and the Caribbean region, at the national and intergovernmental levels.

    There then followed two remote presentations by Carlos Henrique Fialho Mussi (Director of the ECLAC Office in Brasilia), who introduced the idea of developing a declaration on the importance of access in the region, and this side event, as way to coordinate libraries’ actions to influence the 2030 Agenda, and governments’ own political agendas. Guilherme Canela Godoi (Regional Advisor for Communications and Information at UNESCO in Montevideo) offered a detailed presentation about access to public information and the impact of information in decision-making and public policies. 

    Complementing this message, Manuel Alfonso Pérez Guiñez (Director of the Library of the National Congress of Chile) then shared the inspiring work of the Library in support of the law making process in Chile, contributing to informed decision-making at a national level, and facilitating people’s access to information and understanding of their rights and duties.

    It was then the turn of IFLA to speak, represented by María Violeta Bertolini (Advocacy Communications Officer at IFLA), Jonathan Hernández Pérez (CNB President, Mexico and Associate of IFLA’s ILP), María Angélica Fuentes (National Counselor of the CBC, Chile and member of IFLA’s IAP team for Chile), and Adriana Cybele Ferrari (FEBAB President and participant of IAP for Brazil).

    The introduction by Maria Violeta Bertolini (read speech in Spanish) presented access to information as a broad concept, including knowledge of all types and forms, and the need for this access to be meaningful to ensure people are able to use it to improve their lives. The Development and Access to Information (DA2I) report was presented, as well as the work of IFLA in promoting the role of libraries in achieving sustainable development and building capacity of the library field around the world. With this, the field could perform more effective advocacy and awareness raising on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, and gather qualitative and quantitative evidence through the Library Map of the World.

     

    María Angélica Fuentes (read speech in Spanish) reported on the activities performed and key achievements by the CBC, as members of IFLA’s International Advocacy Programme, setting out both their deep commitment to this work and impressive achievements. The side event was also an opportunity to officially launch their booklet of best practices: “Bibliotecas, objetivos de Desarrollo Sustentable (ODS) y Agenda 2030 de ONU: Breve selección de Buenas Prácticas Bibliotecarias de Bibliotecas (BPI) de Chile” with a number of great examples of how libraries in all regions of Chile are contributing to all the SDGs. 

    Jonathan Hernández Pérez (read speech in Spanish) presented on the importance of connectivity, public access and digital literacy to empowering individuals. He also pointed out the key role of libraries in fostering the creation of local content and safeguarding it for future generations. His presentation included some examples of how libraries in Mexico are contributing to development, particularly the Federal Law on Transparency and Access to Public Information (approved in 2016, mentioning libraries) and the mobile libraries initiative “Bibliobus” of the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur.
     

    Adriana Cybele Ferrari (read presentation in Spanish) presented a draft of the Santiago Declaration: Access to information to achieve sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean” (access the draft declaration in English, Spanish and Portuguese) with the goal of initiating a consultation process in Latin America and the Caribbean in preparation for the High Level Political Forum 2019. This idea, initiated by FEBAB and inspired by the 2015 Cape Town Declaration, was intended to be an instrument to show governments, and other stakeholders, that libraries are more than their collections, that they are living and dynamic spaces which transform people’s lives, and that they are committed to working in support of the SDGs. This was also an opportunity to briefly present FEBAB’s new booklet “Bibliotecas por um mundo melhor: Agenda 2030” featuring actions of libraries throughout Brazil in support of the SDGs"

    The event was attended by an engaged audience of librarians, officials, academics and civil society representatives attending the Forum. After the presentations, a discussion took place with many interesting questions, comments and suggestions to ensure a stronger position for libraries in development, building a higher profile within and outside the library sector.  

    One of the final interventions by ECLAC’s Publications and Web Services Division Director, Ricardo Perez, focused on the need for libraries to leverage SDG 17 as a way to ensure continuity and support for their services, as well as to continue to gain ground in the areas of open data and open source, as a great opportunity.

    Access to Information as a Human Right

    In the afternoon of 19 April, at the session “Dialogues on multi-stakeholder contributions to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” the Civil Society Declaration was presented. 

    After three days of work and consultations within the Civil Society groups attending the Forum, a comprehensive declaration was issued. IFLA took an active role in the drafting process, which included numerous contributions by all Civil Society groups.  

    This engagement paid off, with the inclusion of access to information and culture in the text of the Civil Society declaration. This is an important highlight of the event for libraries:

    We demand that access to information be guaranteed as a human right; a participatory, inclusive and democratic agenda, where all people can empower themselves and benefit from economic and social opportunities, in an informed and committed way.

    We denounce the reduction in the last year of budgets in education, health and culture in several countries of the region, and the increasing processes of privatization of these strategic areas for development.

    This is a very important milestone, as part of IFLA’s efforts to raise the visibility of access to information and libraries in all 2030 Agenda fora around the world. Just as civil society organisations came together in 2014 to sign the Lyon Declaration, it is welcome to see that there is continued, and broad-based support for these issues. 

    Watch the recording of the side event in YouTube, find out more about IFLA's work on libraries and development, the Development and Access to Information (DA2I) report, and the Library Map of the World SDG Stories.

    *Photo credits: Lucia Abello (Chile)

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    ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის უნიკალურ მხატვრობას პოლონური მხარე აღადგენს

    20 აპრილს ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკას პოლონეთის ელჩი მარიუშ მაშკიევიჩი და საელჩოს წარმომადგენლები ესტუმრნენ. ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის გენერალურ დირექტორთან გიორგი კეკელიძესთან შეხვედრისას განიხილეს პოლონეთის პრეზიდენტის სტუმრობისას მიღწეული შეთანხმება ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის შენობის უნიკალური მხატვრობის რესტავრაციის შესახებ.

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    IFLA Global Vision: North America collaborates for their big bold ideas

    IFLA - ხუთ, 19/04/2018 - 16:11

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    Hot on the heels of our fantastic Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) regional workshop last week, it was North America’s turn to shine as the IFLA Global Vision world tour reached Ottawa, Canada and to a wondrous reception.

    The weather outside may have been frightful, but the atmosphere inside the National Library and Archives Canada, hosts of our second IFLA Global Vision Regional Workshop, was wonderfully warm owing to the great ideas generated over the two highly productive days.

    We need Libraries and Archives more than ever

    We were honoured to hear from Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, Graham Flack, who produced a special moment for all when he endorsed not only the sector but IFLA’s Global Vision goals, saying: 

    We live in an era where false information threatens our democracy. In this era, we need our libraries and archives more than ever”

    Bolstered by these reassuring words, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, Guy Berthiaume welcomed the 37 key players from a cross-section of academic and research libraries, public libraries and library associations across United States of America and Canada who were eager to begin. 

    A new style of collaboration

    Something magical happens when the library field comes together. A spirit of collaboration forms, providing fertile ground for rich vibrant discussions and North America seized this opportunity, producing amazing, bold ideas for actions to develop diverse cross-sectoral and cross-regional partnerships.

    This second phase in the IFLA Global Vision journey is about finding fresh, innovative approaches to the challenges and opportunities we face and IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón shared her thoughts on the importance of collaboration in this process:

     

     

    “Challenges and opportunities must be analysed together to develop a new style of collaboration, not only among the regions but across the world and in all levels of the library community.

    And judging by the enthusiasm and openness to discuss with each other, North America is already poised to explore diverse opportunities to collaborate!
     

    A big step forward

    Both Glòria Pérez-Salmerón and IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner were thrilled by the buzz of lively conversation, stories and a collective agreement from North America to make the vision a reality and Gerald Leitner added: 

    With this vibrant workshop of North-American key players we made a big step forward to reach our goal creating the biggest idea store for actions which will inspire the library field and will help IFLA to build a strategy for the future"

    IFLA Global Vision now wings its way to Tunis, Tunisia on 8 – 10 May for the Middle East and North Africa Regional Workshop. We cannot wait to hear what their ideas for actions will be! 

    View all photos from the North American Regional Workshop in our Flickr album.

    Mobile information literacy training

    EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 19/04/2018 - 11:46

    Three Kenya National Library Service (KNLS) staff members who recently received mobile information literacy training organized by EIFL will pass on their skills to 12 ICT officers from KNLS libraries. 

    კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

    Developing library leadership in Kenya

    EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 19/04/2018 - 11:43

    Thirty Kenya National Library Service (KNLS) staff members (public librarians and administrators) will take part in a workshop on leadership and creative use of library spaces. The group includes 17 trainers selected from KNLS libraries who are taking part in an EIFL-KNLS initiative to strengthen continued professional development of public librarians in Kenya.

    კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

    Zambia public librarians’ training

    EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 19/04/2018 - 11:25

    Twenty-four public librarians from 12 public libraries in Zambia will attend internet searching, e-resources and new service development training organized by EIFL and the Library and Information Association of Zambia (LIAZ).

    კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

    გიორგი კეკელიძის თხოვნა–მოწოდება

    გიორგი კეკელიძის თხოვნა–მოწოდება

    ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის გენერალური დირექტორის გიორგი კეკელიძის თხოვნა–მოწოდება:

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    Deadlines are approaching!

    IFLA - სამ, 17/04/2018 - 17:37

    A couple of important deadlines are approaching!

    The registration for the 50th MetLib Conference in Belgrade (Serbia), 13-18 May 2018, will be available until April 30th
    Join us for a full immersion in the dynamic world of public libraries of large cities, with international perspectives and local insights. There will be an exciting mix of presentations and library visits, with new ideas that will inspire you. During the conference, you will be part of the jury of the 3rd IFLA Metropolitan Libraries Short Film Award. It will be fun! There will be social and cultural events, and the unique chance of meeting and exchanging ideas with city library directors and managers from all over the world. Read more here.

    You can win 1,000 euros as a bursary for the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Kuala Lumpur (August 24-30, 2018); you have time until April 28 to win the IFLA Metropolitan Libraries Short Film Award, for the best short film about public libraries in large cities and metropolitan areas. Read the submission rules of A Corto di Libri to participate. Read more here.

    A special screening of the 17 short films which competed for the 2017 Award will be organized in Rome, Italy, at the Biblioteca Ennio Flaiano, on Friday 20 April, 5.30 pm. The address is via Monte Ruggero, 39.  

    The event is organized by Rome City Libraries, in collaboration with the Italian Library Association (AIB), Lazio regional chapter. Giovanna Scatena, author of the 2017 winning film, will be available for a short Q&A.

    Read more here.  


     

    Accepted Papers for the IFLA 2018 Open Session of Asia and Oceania Section in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    IFLA - სამ, 17/04/2018 - 13:14

    After a long and vigorous review process, the Programme Committee has selected the following papers from around 100 submissions for the IFLA 2018 Open Session of Asia and Oceania Section in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:

     

    Author/s

    Title

    Kristen Linzy; Laura Hosman

    The SolarSPELL Offline Digital Library (Pacific Islands)

    Umida Alimdjanovna Teshabaeva et al

    Uzbek Libraries in the Age of Reforms:Serving Communities, Supporting the Countries Transformation

    Derry Viguna

    Sail Boat and Rail Library

    Donna Lyn G. Labangon; Randolf D. Mariano

    Full STEAM ahead: Empowering and catalyzing creative thinking and social entrepreneurial skills of the community through library makerspace

    Jayshree Mamtora; Prashant Pandey

    Link between Open Access and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals:perspectives from the Asia-Oceania region

    Xiaofang Zhang; Takashi Nagatsuka

    New Styles of “Reading Space” as the Way to expand Public LibraryService in China and Japan

     

     In addition, the following two papers have been kept in waiting list in case any selected paper presenter is unable to confirm in time.  

    Author/s

    Title

    Chommaanad Boonaree

    Community library spaces for promoting reading for pleasure in Thailand

    Nurfarawahidah Badruesham et al

    Transformation through Social Capital Development: A Cross-Cultural Study- Malaysia and Indonesia

    The Programme Committee will contact each successful presenter shortly. Due to the large number of submissions, we are sorry not to be able to inform unsuccessful authors individually. The Committee members wish to thank you for submitting your abstract and encourage you to consider submitting an abstract for a new paper next year for the 2019 IFLA WLIC.

    IFLA sends comments to the Senate of the Republic of Colombia on the copyright reform

    IFLA - სამ, 17/04/2018 - 12:56

    Colombia is now in the process of reforming its copyright law (Ley 23 de 1982). In view of this reform and of the debate at the Comisión Primera of the Honourable Senate of the Republic of Colombia, IFLA submitted written comments and suggestions for specific changes to the Bill.

    For the preparation and submission of comments, IFLA collaborated with the Fundación Conector and had the support of the Colegio Colombiano de Bibliotecología (ASCOLBI).

    Click on the image to access the full document (in Spanish).

     

     

    In December 2017, IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón had already sent an open letter to the Colombian Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, welcoming the bill and providing some comments to make it more favourable to libraries and their ursers.

    The letter sent in December 2017 is available here (in Spanish).

    La IFLA envía comentarios al Senado de la República de Colombia para la reforma de derechos de autor

    IFLA - სამ, 17/04/2018 - 12:18

    Colombia está en proceso de reformar su Ley de Propiedad Intelectual (Ley 23 de 1982). En vista de esta reforma y de un debate en la Comisión Primera del Honorable Senado de la República de Colombia, la IFLA ha enviado comentarios y sugerencias de cambios específicos.

    Para la preparación y presentación de estos comentarios, la IFLA contó con la colaboración de la Fundación Conector y el apoyo del Colegio Colombiano de Bibliotecología (ASCOLBI).

    Haga click sobre la imagen para acceder al documento completo.

     

     

    En diciembre de 2017, la Presidenta de la IFLA, Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, ya envió una primera carta abierta a la Ministra colombiana de Comercio, Industria y Turismo dando la bienvenida a los cambios legislativos e indicando las opciones más favorables a las bibliotecas y a sus usuarios.

    La carta enviada en diciembre 2017 está disponible aquí.

    Minutes from mid-term meeting in Den Haag now available

    IFLA - სამ, 17/04/2018 - 06:35

    The Minutes of the Public Libraries Standing Committee mid-term meeting in Den Haag are now available. The meeting was held over two days before members visited some outstanding libraries and joined with colleagues from across the Netherlands at  Bricks, books and bits the 7th National Public Library Conference. 

    During the mid-term meeting there was a strong focus on the Section's work in standards and guidelines and programs for forthcoming conferences. 

    eLibrary Myanmar project workshops

    EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 16/04/2018 - 11:33

    EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project Capacity Building Manager Ruth Bird will facilitate three workshops in Yangon for directors of project partner libraries.

    The workshops follow work undertaken in 2017, dealing with collections and library management.  The workshops will include reviews of newly-developed collection management procedures and policies, and of the organizational structure and responsibilities of library staff.

    კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

    IFLA's new briefing paper: Disaster Risk Response – A brief on Libraries and the Sendai Framework

    IFLA - კვი, 15/04/2018 - 22:34

    E4GDH convenor Anne Brice contributed to IFLA's latest briefing paper Disaster Risk Response – A brief on Libraries and the Sendai Framework. Key points include the major role libraries have to play as repositories and disseminators of health information, and providers of secondary emergency service to communities.

    Asia and Oceania (RSCAO) Seminar was successfully held in Seoul on 11 April, 2018

    IFLA - კვი, 15/04/2018 - 13:30
    Seminar for Cooperation with Libraries in Asia and Oceania
    • Date and time: 11 April 2018 (Wed) 13:00-18:00
    • Venue: The International Conference Hall at the National Library of Korea
    • Subject: Libraries for transforming local communities - Cases Studies from Asia and Oceania Region
    Opening address

    13:30-13:35

    Jaesun Lee, Director General of the National Library of Korea


    Welcome address

    13:35-13:40

    • Welcome address and a brief overview on IFLA Asia and Oceania section
      Sanjay K. Bihani, Chair of IFLA-RSCAO

    Keynote speech

    13:40-14:05

    • Public Libraries Forming a Humanities Community: A Library Project (Humanities on the Road)
      Lee Sang Bok, President of Korean Library Association

    Presentation

    14:05-14:25

    • Changing times, changing library services: case studies from Australia
      Jayshree Mamtora, Research Services Coordinator, Charles Darwin University

    Presentation

    14:25-14:45

    • Stepping Up: Remaking Singapore’s Libraries for Our Communities
      Tay Ai Cheng, Deputy Chief Executive, Chief Librarian, National Library Board

    Presentation

    14:45-15:05

    • Transformation of libraries in Myanmar in digital age
      Mya Oo, Director, National Library of Myanmar /General Secretary, Myanmar Library Association

    Presentation

    15:05-15:25

    • Recent Trend of Town Revitalization and Public libraries in Japan
      Takashi Nagatsuka, Professor Emeritus, Tsurumi University, Japan

    Invitation to 2018 IFLA WLIC

    15:25-15:30

    Rashidah Begum binti Fazal Mohamed, National Committee WLIC 2018 in charge of Marketing

    Break time - Taking photos

    15:30-15:50

    Presentation

    15:50-16:10

    • Libraries as a Foundation for Grassroots Democracy
      Jinwoo Lee, Library Headquarters General Director, Seongbok Cultural Foundation
    Presentation

    16:10-16:30

     

    • Pubic Libraries as Place, Full of Meanings, Memories and Information
      Sukyong Lee, Team leader, Pyeongtaekcitylibrary Jangdang operation team
    Presentation

    16:30-16:50

    • Cooperation from the National Library of Korea for Preservation of National Memory
      Sulhee Cho, Deputy Director, Digital Library Planning Division of the National Library of Korea
    Break

    16:50-17:00

    Discussion

    17:00-17:30

    Discussions between speakers and participants

    Closing

    17:30

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