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IFLA Secretary-General Welcomes Naming of Michelle Bachelet as Human Rights Commissioner

IFLA - ოთხ, 22/08/2018 - 18:54

​The rights of freedom of expression and access to information, privacy, education, and participation in cultural life are core to libraries’ mission. They give equitable access to the knowledge contained in their collections, reach out proactively to marginalised groups, offer support for creativity and skills development, and offer privacy-respecting means of accessing ideas and content.

As such, libraries are regular advocates for stronger respect for human rights in wider society. In this, they frequently draw on – and emphasise – the work of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. This post, created 25 years ago, provides a welcome and very high-profile voice for human rights around the world.

Having a strong, capable and well-regarded person in this role makes it all the more powerful. The naming of two-time President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, who was also the first Executive Director of UN Women, is therefore a very promising step.

With her experience at national and global level, including as a victim of human rights abuses, an advocate for public health, and as the head of a UN agency focused on equality, she is well placed to be a strong voice for rights.

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner said:

It is great to see Michelle Bachelet nominated for the post of High Commissioner. She will have a crucial role in defending, and promoting rights that are at the foundation – and the heart – of the work of libraries’.

Read about how you can get involved in the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

EIFL-Taylor & Francis agreement on OA journals

eifl licensing news - ოთხ, 22/08/2018 - 17:40

EIFL has renewed an agreement with Taylor & Francis that guarantees no - or highly reduced - Article Processing Charges (APCs) for authors from EIFL partner countries who publish in a Taylor & Francis open access journal.

The renewed agreement runs until 2020, and the offer is available to authors publishing in any of over 170 Taylor & Francis open access and Cogent Open Access journals.

EIFL-Taylor & Francis agreement on OA journals

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 22/08/2018 - 17:40

EIFL has renewed an agreement with Taylor & Francis that guarantees no - or highly reduced - Article Processing Charges (APCs) for authors from EIFL partner countries who publish in a Taylor & Francis open access journal.

The renewed agreement runs until 2020, and the offer is available to authors publishing in any of over 170 Taylor & Francis open access and Cogent Open Access journals.

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Going Global: IFLA Live Streams the Highlights of the World Library and Information Congress 2018

IFLA - ოთხ, 22/08/2018 - 11:18

Following a successful first ever live stream in 2017, IFLA’s World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) will be live streamed again in 2018. This time, you will be able to access nine of the biggest and most popular sessions and get the latest on IFLA’s key initiatives to build a stronger and globally united library field.

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner said:

For the second time, IFLA will live stream parts of the of the World Library and Information Congress, and we will deliver it to you without any cost. As IFLA always wants to grow, to improve, to become better, our offer is much better than last year. We will give you the chance to participate at nine sessions: the five most popular IFLA sessions and four very important sessions of the Professional Units. This will allow you to get a taste of the conference, and to participate from everywhere in the world.”

The WLIC 2018 live stream offer includes IFLA most popular sessions:

  • Opening Session (Saturday 25 August from 10:30 – 12:00 GMT+8)
  • IFLA Highlights Session (Sunday 26 August from 08:30 – 09:15 GMT+8)
  • IFLA President’s Session (Sunday 26 August from 09:30 – 12:45 GMT+8)
  • IFLA Global Vision Session (Sunday 26 August from 13:45 – 15:45 GMT+8), and
  • Closing Session (Wednesday 29 August from 16:00 – 17:30 GMT+8)
But this is not all – we will be offering even more!

For those who can’t make it to the Congress, you will also be able to watch a selection of key WLIC 2018 sessions organised by IFLA’s Professional Units online live. The time doesn’t work for you, or you’re in another session? Not to worry – you can also watch the recordings later.

In an excellent learning and development opportunity, you will get the chance to hear the latest about major challenges faced by the library and information profession, directly from the experts.

The sessions selected this year are below – pick your favourites or watch them all!

  • “From Data to Advocacy: Using Digital Tools Like the IFLA Library Map of the World to Communicate Your Library Stories”, by the Statistics and Evaluation Section (Saturday 25 August from 13:45 – 15:45 GMT+8),
  • “Intellectual Freedom in a Polarised World” by the IFLA FAIFE Advisory Committee (Sunday 26 August from 16:00 – 18:00 GMT+8),
  • “What’s Up with eLending?” organised jointly by the eLending Working Party and the Public Libraries Section (Wednesday 29 August from 08:30 – 10:30 GMT+8), and
  • “Win-Win: building strong education, training and continuing professional development together with strong library associations” co-organised by the IFLA Management of Library Associations, Education and Training, and Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Sections (Wednesday 29 August from 10:45 – 12:45 GMT+8).

Follow IFLA WLIC on social media and our WLIC 2018 website for further live stream announcements and details. Connect with us and join us from wherever you are!

The IFLA WLIC 2018 Live Stream will be offered via IFLA's WLIC 2018 WebsiteYouTube and Facebook in local time (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – Check here the time in your city.

Click here to access the live stream in the WLIC 2018 website. No registration is required. 

You can also access through this playlist in YouTube, or check our Facebook pages (IFLA.org and IFLAWLIC) on the dates and times indicated above. 

Recordings will be made available in the WLIC 2018 website and our YouTube channel after the sessions.

Serbia adopts national open science policy

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 21/08/2018 - 13:38

The Serbian Government has adopted a national policy mandating open access (OA) to all publications resulting from publicly-funded research in Serbia.

The policy, titled the Open Science Platform, was introduced by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development (MESTD), the main funder for research in Serbia, in July 2018.

EIFL welcomes the adoption of the policy, which makes a major contribution to improving visibility and discoverability of Serbian research outputs.

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Serbia adopts national open science policy

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 21/08/2018 - 13:38

The Serbian Government has adopted a national policy mandating open access (OA) to all publications resulting from publicly-funded research in Serbia.

The policy, titled the Open Science Platform, was introduced by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development (MESTD), the main funder for research in Serbia, in July 2018.

EIFL welcomes the adoption of the policy, which makes a major contribution to improving visibility and discoverability of Serbian research outputs.

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Help Improve the Think.Check.Submit. Tool For Selecting Trusted Journals

LIBER news - სამ, 21/08/2018 - 10:26

Are researchers at your institution publishing in trusted journals? Do they know how to check the quality of journals, and select the most appropriate one for publication? Think. Check. Submit. offers guidance and a simple checklist to help researchers with these issues, and now they’re running a short survey. The feedback received will help Think. Check. Submit.…

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YouTube channel

IFLA - სამ, 21/08/2018 - 09:06

We have a YouTube channel and the first two videos published there is presentation of two of the Standing Committee members of AVMS.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQE0YtIavF21NO6Gq5Oa6cA

 

Hope to see you in Kuala Lumpur

Minutes of the WLIC 2017 meeting in Wrocław, Poland

IFLA - ორშ, 20/08/2018 - 18:16

A draft of the minutes of the WLIC 2017 business meeting in Wrocław, Poland is published. You are welcome to join our business meeting in Kuala Lumpur as an observer: 

24  August, 15:45-17:45  in room 409

28 August, 13:30-16:00 in room 304

 

EndNote Desktop for managing references

eifl licensing news - ორშ, 20/08/2018 - 16:40

​EIFL webinar: We’re inviting librarians, research administrators and managers from EIFL partner countries to take part in this hour-long webinar about the reference management software, EndNote Desktop x9.

EndNote Desktop for managing references

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 20/08/2018 - 16:40

​EIFL webinar: We’re inviting librarians, research administrators and managers from EIFL partner countries to take part in this hour-long webinar about the reference management software, EndNote Desktop x9.

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Webinar: Introduction to Overleaf

eifl licensing news - ორშ, 20/08/2018 - 15:56

We’re inviting librarians and researchers to learn about how Overleaf can be used by researchers to write, edit and publish collaborative documents in real time directly in their browsers.

In this webinar, hosted by the EIFL Licensing Programme, John Hammersley, co-founder and CEO of Overleaf, will demonstrate the use of Overleaf, an easy-to-use online LaTeX and Rich Text collaborative tool for writing, editing and publishing scientific documents. Hammersley will explain the main features of the free version of Overleaf.

Webinar: Introduction to Overleaf

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 20/08/2018 - 15:56

We’re inviting librarians and researchers to learn about how Overleaf can be used by researchers to write, edit and publish collaborative documents in real time directly in their browsers.

In this webinar, hosted by the EIFL Licensing Programme, John Hammersley, co-founder and CEO of Overleaf, will demonstrate the use of Overleaf, an easy-to-use online LaTeX and Rich Text collaborative tool for writing, editing and publishing scientific documents. Hammersley will explain the main features of the free version of Overleaf.

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5th Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 20/08/2018 - 10:01

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, will join over 800 researchers, activists, and practitioners who work on the intersection of intellectual property and promotion of the public interest at the 5th Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest.

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VIVO Updates August 19, 2018 — Fall semester, Research Intelligence, NFAIS, Meetings this Week

DSpace news - ორშ, 20/08/2018 - 01:34

Summer ends and school begins  For many of us, summer vacations are ending and school is beginning.  Like many academic activities, VIVO slows down in the summer and gains momentum in the fall.  Here are just a few of the things that are happening:

  • September Sprint is being planned.  Please review proposed tasks and volunteer to help improve the VIVO software
  • Third VIVO German Workshop, September 17-18, TIB, Hannover, Germany. See https://events.tib.eu/vivoworkshop2018/
  • VIVO Camp, October 18-20, Butler Library, Columbia University, New York City. See https://conta.cc/2v93x4x
  • Leadership and Steering are leading efforts to develop and commit to a development focus for VIVO and align various efforts across the project
  • Action Planning continues with effort focused on product evolution, resources, and structure and governance.  You will hear more from each of these efforts over the coming months
  • A Research Intelligence task force is forming. See below and please join.
  • Force 11, RDA, CNI meetings and others.  We hope to see you in Montreal, Gabarone, Botswana, and Washington DC respectively

As always, if you have questions or comments about these or any other efforts related to VIVO, feel free to drop me an email at mconlon@ufl.edu, post to either vivo-community@googlegroups.comvivo-tech@googlegroups.com,  or VIVO Slack.  Not on VIVO Slack?  Join here:  http://bit.ly/vivo-slack

Research Intelligence Task Force forming Interested in Research Intelligence?  Tom Cramer is organizing a task force.  See Research Intelligence Task Force.  From the task force charter:

“Research intelligence is increasingly interesting to the VIVO community, and a sphere where VIVO is particularly well-positioned to add value to adopting institutions, and as an open project, to help shape practices and expectations within the international research community. This Task Force will provide a designated area for the VIVO Community and fellow travelers to communicate and collaborate on research intelligence, emerging requirements and best practices, and implications for policy, systems, interfaces and data models.”

The National Federation for the Advancement of Information Services will be holding a virtual workshop August 29 entitled “Getting Your Content Ready for Semantic Search and AI.”  Violeta Ilik will be presenting “Implementing Semantic Discovery for Researchers” See http://bit.ly/2OMn5UA for more information.

Will you be presenting regarding VIVO at an upcoming event or conference?  Are you planning to attend a conference and you would like to know if other VIVO community members will be presenting or attending?  See Conferences Attended and to Attend for info on conferences of interest.  Have something to add to the page?  Please do!  The wiki is open for editing.

Meetings this week

All times are US Eastern

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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WLIC 2018 - Session on Government Libraries

IFLA - კვი, 19/08/2018 - 09:09

The Government Libraries and Library and Research Services for Parliaments Sections invite to the session 187A of the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2018, to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

The session aims to address the ways that Government Libraries and Parliaments providing information services collaborate and promote the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at national and local levels.

Date: 28 August 2018, 09:30 - 11:30, Conference Hall 2.

Chair: Anoja Fernando (United Kingdom); 

Keynote Speaker: Stephen Wyber (IFLA Policy and Advocacy Manager).
Grounding Good Governance: Making the Case for Government Libraries in Delivering the UN 2030 Agenda.

Followed by short presentations: 

1. Asean Foreign Affair Ministries Libraries Open Data Network:  A Feasibility Studies / Irhamni, S.Hum, M.P (National Library of Indonesia); Nur Cahyati Wahyuni (Gadjah Mada University – Yogyakarta); Wahyu Kumoro (Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Indonesia)

2. The Significance of the National Diet Library, Japan, Branch Library System: Ensuring access to administrative and judicial information / Satoko Yoshima (National Diet Library, Japan)

Themes picked from the presentations will be followed by a Knowledge Cafe discussion, with speakers joining tables facilitated by Goverment Libraries Standing Committee members. 

We encourage information professionals attending the conference to be part of the session. 

More information: WLIC 2018 Conference Programme

All cataloguing related events @ WLIC2018

IFLA - შაბ, 18/08/2018 - 19:10

If you are interested in cataloguing, this a list of all the WLIC 2018 events related to this topic. 

All the SC (Standing Committee) meetings are open to observers.The meetings agendas are online

23 August

24 August

  • 11:15-13:15 Cataloguing SC I (room 405)
  • 13:30-15:30 Bibliography SC I (room 404)
  • 13:30-15:30 Committee on Standards Business Meeting I (room 305)
  • 15:45-17:45 Subject Analysis and Access SC I (room 409)

25 August

  • 13:45-15.45 Winning strategies for collecting, cataloguing, providing, playing and preserving video games in the library (Audiovisual and Multimedia with Information Technology joint open session) (Plenary theatre)
  • 13:45-15.45 Impact of recently approved IFLA standards (Committee on Standards open session) (Ballroom 1)

26 August

  • 08:00-10:30 FRBR Business Meeting I (room 301)
  • 10:45-13:15 ISBD Business Meeting I (room 301)
  • 11:45-13:30 Metadata specialists in the machine age (Bibliography, Cataloguing, Subject Analysis and Access and Information Technology joint arrangement) (Ballroom 1)
  • 13:45-15:45 Celebrating IT innovations in libraries (Information Technology open session) (Ballroom 1)
  • 13:45-15:45 Transforming Libraries via Automatic Indexing (Subject Analysis and Access open session) (Ballroom 2)
  • 13:30-16:00 Bibliography SC II (room 303)

27 August

  • 09:30-11:30 Beyond MARC (Cataloguing open session) (Conference Hall 3)
  • 13:30-16:00 LIDATEC Business Meeting I (room 302)
  • 16:15-18:45 Linked Data SIG Business Meeting (room 302)
  • 16:15-18:45 FRBR Business Meeting II (room 303)

28 August

  • 08:00-10:30 ISBD Business Meeting II (room 301)
  • 11:45-13:15 IFLA Metadata reports (Bibliography, Cataloguing and Subject Analysis and Access joint open session) (Plenary theatre)
  • 13:30-16:00 Subject Analysis and Access SC II (room 304)
  • 16.00-18.00 Genre/Form Working Group (room 304)

29 August

  • 08:00-10:30 LIDATEC Business Meeting II (room 302)
  • 10:45-13:15 Cataloguing SC II (room 304) (room 304)
  • 13:30-16:00 Committee on Standards Business Meeting II (room 301)
  • 13:45-15:45 National Bibliographies: Forging a Path to Access to Information (Bibliography open session) (Plenary theatre)

Agenda WLIC 2018 meetings - update

IFLA - პარ, 17/08/2018 - 11:01

The Agenda for the Subject Analysis and Access business meetings in Kuala Lumpur  August 24 and August 28.

The agenda is updated with item 14: User Generated Content that will be discussed at our second meeting. The document is sent to our section from IFLA.

IFLA is also considering supporting the Metadata2020 Project. More information on the Metadata2020 web

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