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EIFL - ZULC comment on Zimbabwe’s copyright amendment bill

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 08/03/2021 - 20:02

EIFL and our partner, the Zimbabwe University Libraries Consortium (ZULC), appreciated the opportunity to submit comments to the Zimbabwe Intellectual Property Office (ZIPO) on the first draft of the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Amendment Bill. 

Our joint comments included two general remarks, as well as specific comments on provisions in the bill related to persons with print disabilities and the protection of technological protection measures.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

EIFL - ZULC comment on Zimbabwe’s copyright amendment bill

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 08/03/2021 - 20:02

EIFL and our partner, the Zimbabwe University Libraries Consortium (ZULC), appreciated the opportunity to submit comments to the Zimbabwe Intellectual Property Office (ZIPO) on the first draft of the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Amendment Bill. 

Our joint comments included two general remarks, as well as specific comments on provisions in the bill related to persons with print disabilities and the protection of technological protection measures.

EIFL - ZULC comment on Zimbabwe’s copyright amendment bill

EIFL news and events - ორშ, 08/03/2021 - 20:02

EIFL and our partner, the Zimbabwe University Libraries Consortium (ZULC), appreciated the opportunity to submit comments to the Zimbabwe Intellectual Property Office (ZIPO) on the first draft of the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Amendment Bill. 

Our joint comments included two general remarks, as well as specific comments on provisions in the bill related to persons with print disabilities and the protection of technological protection measures.

IFLA Supports ICOMOS in Statement on Tigray (Ethiopia)

IFLA - ორშ, 08/03/2021 - 14:39

The International Council on Museums and Sites (ICOMOS) has recently released a statement responding to growing reports of mass killings and destruction of cultural property in Tigray (Ethiopia).

IFLA shares ICOMOS’s grave concern. Reports of civilian casualties in the conflict have been deeply concerning. In addition, there are growing accounts of the destruction, theft, and trafficking of the region’s cultural property. This includes reported loss and theft of documentary cultural heritage, including manuscripts housed in Tigrayan religious institutions.

IFLA echoes ICOMOS’s reminder that both Ethiopia and Eritrea have ratified the 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. IFLA also seconds ICOMOS’s call to the governments of Ethiopia and Eritrea to take immediate action to halt the damage of cultural property in Tigray and work to identify and return looted objects.

IFLA and ICOMOS are two of the founding members of the Blue Shield, together with ICOM (International Council on Museums) and the ICA (International Council on Archives).

Click here to read ICOMOS’s statement in full.

Reunión de Medio Año IFLA LAC. Seminario Internacional Virtual en el Año Iberoamericano de las bibliotecas. “Bibliotecas del futuro: inclusivas, innovadoras y resilientes”

IFLA - კვი, 07/03/2021 - 02:12

En el marco de la Reunión de Medio Año de IFLA LAC, se desarrollará el Seminario Internacional Virtual “Bibliotecas del futuro: inclusivas, innovadoras y resilientes” del 26 al 29 de abril.

Las cuatro mesas de trabajo estarán organizadas por tipologías de bibliotecas: públicas y populares; escolares y CRA; académicas y universitarias y especializadas.

Cada una de las mesas contará con especialistas abordando aspectos relacionados con las necesidades emergentes de las bibliotecas, junto a los desafíos y oportunidades ante la nueva normalidad su vinculación con los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible, la Cuarta Revolución Industrial y la ciencia al servicio de la sociedad.

La modalidad de la Reunión de Medio Año  y el Seminario será virtual trasmitido mediante nuestro canal de YouTube de IFLALAC no es necesaria inscripción previa.

Recupera el Programa Completo 

Más información aquí

Utiliza nuestros hashtags oficiales del evento:

#BibliotecasQueCreanFuturos #BibliotecasInclusivas #BibliotecasInnovadoras #BibliotecasResilientes #WeAreIFLA #IFLALAC #Seminario

Report on the RSCAO Asia-Pacific webinar on ‘Libraries and the SDGs’, 26 February 2021

IFLA - შაბ, 06/03/2021 - 10:33

The 2-hour webinar was hosted by LIANZA, at the National Library of New Zealand, for the IFLA Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania (RSCAO) – it was the latest in the series of annual seminars accompanying the mid-term business meetings of RSCAO.

Guest speakers from the USA, Singapore, India, Fiji and New Zealand were in the line-up. There was a lively discussion in the ‘question and answer’ session.

Over 270 registrations were received, one third from New Zealand and two thirds from a wide range of countries across the region. Participants were welcomed by the president of LIANZA according to traditional indigenous Māori protocol, as (virtual) guests. The Chair of RSCAO briefly introduced the topic of the webinar, and offered a closing summary of key messages.

A blog post and a recording of the webinar are available from LIANZA:

The RSCAO is also considering possible ways to make the individual presentations available (including the presentation from Fiji which could not be shown due to an IT issue).

Here is a personal perspective on the webinar from Felicity Benjes, a staff member of the National Library of New Zealand and Standing Committee member of IFLA LSN section:

“I confess, I didn’t know much about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) other than that they existed and that New Zealand was involved in contributing to them, so when LIANZA offered a professional development webinar on libraries and the SDGs, I jumped at the opportunity to learn more.

The presenters were informative and inspirational. Keynote speaker, Loida Garcia-Febo (USA) outlined how the SDGs were set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030. The 17 interlinked global goals serve as our “collective blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.”

I was expecting to hear how these were being achieved at a very high-level, perhaps describing international leadership and inter-government support programmes. In reality, the stories told by Loida and the other speakers were grass-roots examples which brought to life the way libraries are contributing in very real ways to the SDGs through serving their communities.

There was a project to save bats in Alaska, salary negotiation boot camps for women in New York, the recording of stories, voices and traditional clothing of the Punjab community in Auckland. Professor Ramesh Gaur told us of the Accessible Online Book Library in India which provides free access to over 1 million books for people with visual impairment. Those were just a few of the inspiring practical examples reported.

Gene Tan challenged us with his ideas for a brave new world inspired by Singapore’s response to COVID-19. Libraries shouldn’t just be limited to physical facilities and books which aren’t always accessible by everyone. Instead, consider a wallpaper of books placed on the side of a bus shelter or park bench where each book spine is enabled with a QR and AR code. Each title would be available digitally, for instant download, wherever the people are. He also proposed a ‘Spotify-inspired’ library model where users receive a customised library experience.

A common thread across the speakers was the advocacy which can be done from within libraries in their local context - it is not just big, well-funded libraries which can contribute to achieving the SDGs; the work of smaller, lower funded libraries is equally vital.

Another message repeated throughout was the importance of building partnerships and working together to address, and more successfully achieve, the SDGs. Libraries need to keep thinking outside the box to find new and innovative ways to empower their communities.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been used as a driver for change in libraries around the world and Paula Eskett proposed one of the results is that people are potentially replacing the book as the primary branding object of libraries. Libraries are so much more than traditional physical buildings and books, as the variety of examples throughout the webinar so perfectly illustrated. A huge part of the success is the sharing of these stories and Gene Tan laid down a challenge to all libraries in 2022 to share our post-COVID-19 success stories on a platform he named ‘’Brave New World’’.

Libraries are well and truly playing their part in delivering on the SDGs. For inspiration and ideas on how you and your library can contribute, the webinar will be made available on the LIANZA YouTube channel. It is well worth a look!”

Libraries and Open Data in 2021: Access, Skills, Engagement

IFLA - შაბ, 06/03/2021 - 04:24

6 March 2021 marks the annual Open Data Day. This international celebration brings together a wide range of stakeholders – from librarians and public servants to developers and statisticians – to showcase creative uses and benefits of open data to drive development and help address today’s societal challenges.

In light of libraries’ mission to support equitable and meaningful access to information, it comes as no surprise that more and more libraries are actively involved in the Open Data movement. Whether through offering reference services or data literacy learning opportunities, making their own data publicly available or collaborating with public agencies to build and maintain open data portals, organising events to raise awareness or drive engagement with open data sources - libraries champion and contribute to the Open Data movement and ecosystem.

As such, it can be worthwhile for libraries to keep track of the developments and latest discussions in the field; and see how other key stakeholders operate in the open data ecosystem. So where does Open Data stand at the moment?

Open Science and Research Data

Open scientific and research data has made important strides over the past 12 months as stakeholders around the world collaborated and relied on open data sharing to help drive and inform the pandemic response.

The State of Open Data” report by Digital Science, Figshare and Springer Nature examines current trends and perceptions of researchers on open science. For example, the 2020 survey highlighted that, among more than 4500 survey respondents, the number of researchers who said they are familiar or have heard of FAIR Open Data principles continues to grow. In just two years, the percentage of respondents who never heard of these principles dropped from 60% to 39%.

This tends towards growth can be seen in research practices as well: survey results indicated that, due to lockdowns, half of respondents are ‘extremely’ or ‘somewhat’ likely to re-use open data made available by others. 51% said they are likely to do so in the next 12-28 months (by comparison, only 44% reported using others’ data before).

Open Government Data

The latest UN E-Government Survey also highlights some key trends towards more open government data (OGD). In the period between 2014 and 2020, the number of countries with OGD portals has grown significantly – from 46 to 153.

In 2020, 59% of surveyed Member States had an OGD Policy, 57% accepted requests for new datasets from the public, and in 49% of the countries there have been efforts to promote data portals, e.g. hackathons.

The report notes that there is a growing awareness of the great potential of OGD - to drive accountability, effectiveness, inclusivity and public trust. However, associated risks and challenges, e.g. around data security, privacy and capacity, highlight the need for effective data governance on a national level. There is a lot of variation in how far different countries have progressed with OGD, and many benefits of OGD have yet to be fully realised.

Drawing on library experiences to foster equitable access and use

As the Open Data movement gains further momentum, libraries can – and do – contribute valuable insights on good practices and ways to maximise impact of access to such information.

One of the recent contributions IFLA made to UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights draws on the global library field’s experiences in this area. The submission discusses ways to build and expand access to information held by public entities – both open government data and other publications and information in the public sector.

The submission discusses:

  • Supply-side good practices thar foster access to public sector information
  • Access and participation infrastructure
  • Fostering a culture of active engagement with public sector and open data

You can access the IFLA submission on the publication page.

Upcoming LBE webinet — Library Design Matters! Reboot: The New Narrative

IFLA - სამ, 02/03/2021 - 19:56

Join us on 25 March 2021 for the first in a series of webinets from IFLA Library Buildings to inspire and stimulate ideas about new approaches to library design in challenging times.

Full details can be found on our Event webpage.

Our three speakers are:

Carolyn Robertson, Libraries and Information Manager at Christchurch City Council in New Zealand, who will present a scenario of maintaining and developing community library services against the background of New Zealand’s successful elimination approach to managing the pandemic;

Cathal McCauley, University Librarian, Maynooth University, Ireland who will focus on the significance of reinvigorating and redeveloping library services in a disrupted environment while at the same time managing fluid services to the academic community in a constantly-changing environment;

Ton van Vlimmeren, recently retired as Director from the Utrecht Public Library, who with a wealth of experience in European libraries and PICA Library Network, will reflect on the past and look forward to the future.

The webinet will be hosted by Janine Schmidt and Marian Morgan Bindon.


PAC Kazakhstan Facilitates International Knowledge Exchange and Professional Development

IFLA - სამ, 02/03/2021 - 17:34

The Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centre hosted at the National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan has been actively connecting libraries across the Central Asia. One way they promote information sharing and professional connection is through holding regular meetings and hosting master classes with colleagues from across the region.

One such meeting was held on 24 February within the framework of the School for the Preservation and Restoration of Written Documents, of the National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and in cooperation with institutions concerned with the restoration of the region’s documentary cultural heritage.

This meeting featured a master class on the topic, "Bukhara School of Art: production of lacquer binding", offered by Department Head Salimov Marif and specialists of the Conservation and Restoration Service of the Abu Rayhon Beruni Institute of Oriental Studies of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Specialists from Uzbekistan gave an overview of key features of this specific type of design of Central Asian books and shared their experience with conservation and restoration of these materials. They also answered numerous questions and gave recommendations to their colleagues.

The master class was of great interest to attendees, who expressed a desire to learn the skills of the Bukhara school and continue an online dialogue with other experts in the field. The meeting was moderated by the B. S. Sarsenbayeva, PhD, Head of the Restoration, Conservation and Binding Service of the National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan and was attended by restorers from Armenia, Belarus, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Russia.

This international relationship building and knowledge exchange is at the heart of IFLA’s PAC Programme! Find out more information about PAC online here.

Sustaining libraries in a digital world: Interview with Jennie Rose Halperin, Library Futures

IFLA - სამ, 02/03/2021 - 13:48

Library Futures is a new organisation in the United States focused on the questions facing libraries and their ability to fulfil their missions into the future. We interviewed Library Futures' Executive Director, Jennie Rose Halperin, to find out more.

What motivated the creation of Library Futures?

When the pandemic pushed most libraries remote, it became clear both that digital resources would be inextricably transformed and that the fault lines of access would continue to rupture.

Digital access, particularly in the public sector (libraries, schools, universities, hospitals and other publicly funded institutions), has been unsustainable for years. But the pandemic made it clear just how much libraries in particular are struggling to meet the needs of their patrons in an increasingly unequal information landscape.

Significant collections legally purchased or acquired by libraries are now inaccessible, unaffordable, or subject to unscrupulous licensing terms that make it impossible for libraries to purchase materials to lend and preserve.

Market dominance by a small band of publishers and distributors have led to outrageously high costs for digital resources, which libraries are forced to license rather than own like they would print resources.

Access to information is being withheld from people around the world in favor of private control of public resources.

The pandemic forced the issue, and libraries are now seriously under threat: In the United States, a few powerful corporations are suing a library and attempting to end the right to lend; in Canada, librarians have mounted a campaign demanding better econtent for libraries; in the UK, the #ebooksos campaign prompted an open letter with over 3500 signatures.

Despite the abundance that digital content should provide, scarcity continues to reign supreme. It was in the face of this crisis that Library Futures was formed. Together, we are working with libraries to empower, not challenge, the library's right to promote access to knowledge.

Can you briefly describe the principles you have set out?

The six principles of Library Futures are meant to be the lodestar for our work – they are built around library values including the right to lend, content ownership over licensing, and the sanctity of patron privacy.

In recognizing and supporting the promise of digital libraries, we believe that these principles can provide the moral imperative for a different path forward: one that is more open, more equitable, and more empowering for libraries, educators, and the public.

Equitable access is the future, and we can only envision that future with our community.

What are the merits of a joined-up approach?

To be a bit clichéd, there is power in numbers! This is a fight for the very survival of libraries and we can't do it alone. For too long, this issue has flown under the radar, and a community and coalition approach will help educate both the general public and our own institutions and organizations in order to create the change that is needed at this time.

In the launch message, you talk about the importance of a technology-positive approach. What marks this out from other approaches to libraries and digital tools?

Great question! We are focused on the issues of digital ownership and equitable access, promoting a research and programmatic agenda that strengthens the rights of libraries to lend, preserve, and purchase while respecting copyright.

As a part of the open knowledge community, we work with other organizations in the space and adopt tools and technologies that facilitate this access, but our research and advocacy agenda is fully committed to empowering libraries to assert their right to lend. If you are interested in learning more about our coalition, please get in touch.

What do you see as being the consequences of inaction?

Not to be too dramatic, but if we don't act, libraries could cease to exist. Amazon already controls up to 90% of all ebook sales in the United States and the five publishers that control 85% of the market are pursuing a merger that puts more than half of all US book markets in the hands of one company.

As Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz write in the End of Ownership, one of the consequences of licensing rather than ownership is that it places power in the hands of very few and allows private actors to control how we interact with information instead of our own collective self-governance. Libraries currently account for between 20-30% of publishing revenues – how long until big publishers decide they don't want to sell to us at all?

As the world shifts toward digital delivery, continued changes in the legal and social perception of ownership continues to move in the direction of capital. Publishers make decisions based on profit and marketability rather than the needs of communities.

Meanwhile, libraries and educational institutions must provide a democratic balance. Yet if we don't act, at some point government, school, and university budgets are not going to be able to handle the costs of providing resources to the public, patrons will lose their privacy, and libraries will cease to have relevance because all quality content will come at a price that disproportionately favors the wealthy.

As a Swedish library campaign puts it, "Your new librarian likes money more than books and owns a large publishing company. Is this how we want it to be?"

What gaps do you see currently in our understanding of the situation facing libraries and other actors in the information space? How can these be filled?

Honestly, most people don't even know this is an issue because it defies logic. There is no reason why digital content in libraries should not be treated like physical content, no reason why taxpayer funded research should be sold back to the public at exorbitant prices, and no reason why the most vulnerable in our society should continue to suffer because of bad policymaking around equitable access. Try explaining access to knowledge to people outside of the field and you're met mostly with incredulous looks and gasps of surprise.

A specific issue that I see as integral and widely misunderstood, though, is why digital content is important for libraries.

Digital content serves a truly diverse group of people, from rural people to the print disabled to retirees to deployed military. Strong digital libraries can help reduce the stigma of library usage for youth, particularly around late checkouts, and it can also help strengthen the case for universal broadband and building more equitable educational achievement.

It's not just about waitlists for bestsellers, but about leveling the playing field for everyone to access knowledge, no matter their background. Education and advocacy is the best way to fill these gaps immediately.

To begin, we made our popular social media graphics into posters (contact me if you want access!), and we're pursuing an agenda that will help bring these issues to the forefront locally, legislatively, and legally.

Finally, I think there is a major misunderstanding around the concept of Controlled Digital Lending (CDL), which I've heard described as "pretend it's print."

The concept, which is supported and championed by our board, partners at organizations like Internet Archive and Authors Alliance, and our policy group, is widely used in many libraries around the world.

We collaborated on a Myth Busting webinar with the Internet Archive to dispel some of the most pervasive myths about the practice, and look forward to continuing to help develop understanding and usage of this important technology.

You highlight your shared mission with authors and creators. Where do you see there is ground for common cause?

Most authors want to be read, and they want to make a living from their work. For too long, publishers have pitted authors against libraries due to a misunderstanding of the many ways libraries support authors – particularly by purchasing their books!

And while I think there's a legacy of misunderstanding, I also see an enormous amount of opportunity. In a recent paper, empirical research showed that digitization increases sales of physical editions by about 34% and increased the likelihood of any sale by 92%, particularly for less popular or out of print works. In the US, the publishing industry saw their revenues increase by an astounding 8% last year even with a 30% increase in digital library lending.

I often hear libraries framing the issue as somehow "proving" their value, that they should "show publishers they're not cannibalizing business," but I think that misses the point – look at the hashtag #publishingpaidme and you'll see a discriminatory, exploitative, and predatory system. Knowledge should be created in the service of the public good in support of the people who create it, not to make a coterie of shareholders richer.

Libraries have a fundamental role to play in fixing this system, but they cannot do this within labyrinthine licensing terms, reliance on big corporate platforms, and contracts that pit authors against the libraries who buy their books and support their aims.

What about publishers – can you see a path towards a new consensus around the role of libraries in the digital age?

I hope so! I've been heartened to see that some publishers, particularly smaller publishers, are making the choice to both sell ebooks to libraries and to work with them in a reciprocal relationship to preserve and lend their materials. At the same time, many smaller publishers are working with libraries through distributors and don't necessarily have the time, energy, or legal skills to decipher increasingly confusing contracts.

We want digital materials to be equitable, discoverable, usable, and high quality, and we hope to support publishers in order to build a healthy ecosystem for writers, publishers, libraries, and learners of all types. If you're interested in our work as a publisher, please let us know! We'd love to explore how we can work together to make publishing work better for everyone.

US libraries benefit from the possibilities that fair use offers – do you think that your work can still be helpful for libraries in other countries?

The enclosure of the digital commons is a global issue, and we're seeing advocacy happening all over the world, from #ebookSOS to the international open access movement to the global OER movement.

We're working on legal and advocacy issues within the framework of the United States, but copyright is abused and digital content is enclosed and treated as a commodity rather than a right around the world. While the legal context is different in other countries, the issue is not exclusive to the United States, and solving this will take a global community coming together around shared interests.

Historically, publishers and libraries have had different but complementary goals: Libraries want to purchase books, and publishers want to sell them. Digital libraries shouldn't be used as an excuse to withhold knowledge from the people – that's a global issue that should concern everyone.

How can anyone interested follow your work?

A good place to start is to get on our mailing list and follow us on social to find out everything that's going on – we have some exciting events, blog posts, and new campaigns coming up. If you're interested in our coalition, you can email info@libraryfutures.net.


Webinar: Open Science Communities

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 02/03/2021 - 13:33

Are you interested in building Open Science Communities? Would you like to learn more? Join this OpenAIRE webinar, hosted by EIFL, with Loek Brinkman, Assistant Professor at the University Medical Centre Utrecht, who will talk about Open Science Communities in the Netherlands. 

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Webinar: Open Science Communities

EIFL - FOSS news - სამ, 02/03/2021 - 13:33

Are you interested in building Open Science Communities? Would you like to learn more? Join this OpenAIRE webinar, hosted by EIFL, with Loek Brinkman, Assistant Professor at the University Medical Centre Utrecht, who will talk about Open Science Communities in the Netherlands. 

Webinar: Open Science Communities

EIFL news and events - სამ, 02/03/2021 - 13:33

Are you interested in building Open Science Communities? Would you like to learn more? Join this OpenAIRE webinar, hosted by EIFL, with Loek Brinkman, Assistant Professor at the University Medical Centre Utrecht, who will talk about Open Science Communities in the Netherlands. 

Informed, engaged, enabled: report of the IFLA side-event at the African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

IFLA - სამ, 02/03/2021 - 12:08

With access to information recognised as a key component of development in the UN 2030 Agenda, libraries have a powerful potential to contribute to success. A side event at the 7th African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development provided the opportunity to explore further.

This year's Forum is focusing this year on the topic of building forward better: towards a resilient and green Africa to achieve the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063.

Meaningful access to information can play a key role both in building resilience, and enabling the innovation and behaviour change necessary to move to more sustainable growth paths.

With a unique role in communities, libraries are well placed to support this, ensuring that access to information can be a reality for everyone.

Bringing together library professionals from across the continent, a side event organised by IFLA alongside Library Aid Africa provided an opportunity to explore the contribution of libraries to development, and what more can be done to support them.

Damilare Oyedele, co-founder of Library Aid Africa, moderated the session, welcoming the opportunity to raise the profile of libraries and to highlight the unique possibilities they offer amongst decision makers for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Alim Garga, Director of Library and Information Services at the National Assembly of Cameroon underlined potential of access to information to contribute to better lives and better societies.

Sarah Negumbo, Director of the Namibian Libraries and Archives Service, shared experiences from Namibia, where libraries had already shown how they could contribute to a wide variety of development goals.

She noted the support that libraries provided, for example, to agricultural workers, allowing them to develop new skills and apply new techniques, as well as often providing the only place where they could access other types of information.

Irene Onyancha, Chief of Library and Information Management Services at the UN Economic Commission for Africa, argued that at a time of pandemic, access to information was now a question of life and death.

All agreed that there was a need for investment in libraries, but that this would be one that would rapidly pay off.

Alim Garga noted, for example, how connectivity and better supported libraries could reach further. Irene Onyancha echoed this, suggesting that there was the potential to take on a role as a networked central hub, both physical and virtual, providing information, technology, and expert and dedicated staff.

Nonetheless, to achieve this, alongside investment in personnel and skills by funders, there would need to be proactive efforts by librarians to show that they are catalysts for sustainable development.

Agreeing with this, Sarah Negumbo noting that a further vital step would be to ensure that libraries can reach out more effectively to users and decision-makers alike.

Damilare Oyedele closed the event, thanking the panellists for their participation, wishing them success in their work to bring libraries to the heart of development policies.

IFLA is grateful to all those who participated in the event, and looks forward to discussions at the Europe and Asia-Pacific regional sustainable development fora about how libraries can contribute to the response to, and recovery from, COVID-19.

Élections IFLA 2021 : Opportunités de s'engager

IFLA - ორშ, 01/03/2021 - 19:26

Aujourd'hui s'ouvre le processus de nomination pour les élections et les nominations de l'IFLA en 2021. Les candidats et candidates disposent de six semaines pour se présenter et les membres et affilié·e·s pour soumettre des candidatures pour les plus de 800 postes disponibles.

Lorsque vous - les membres de l'IFLA - avez offert votre soutien massif à la nouvelle gouvernance de l'IFLA le mois dernier, vous avez ouvert la porte à une Fédération plus inclusive, plus efficace et plus transparente.

Nos nouveaux statuts et règlements, qui entreront en vigueur après notre assemblée générale d'août, nous donnent les structures nécessaires pour réaliser l'ambition de notre stratégie.

Il est maintenant temps d'élire et de nommer les bénévoles qui, par leur énergie et leur expertise, donneront vie à notre nouveau conseil d'administration, nos conseils, comités, groupes et autres organes.

Grâce à des moyens nouveaux et plus variés de s'engager, il existe de nombreuses possibilités de contribuer à faire progresser le domaine des bibliothèques. Il y a plus de 800 postes disponibles, y compris le ou la président·e élu·e 2021-23. L'IFLA a besoin de vous !

Nous nous engageons à donner à chacun la possibilité de participer et espérons voir l'éventail de candidat·e·s le plus diversifié jamais vu pour des postes à l'IFLA à tous les niveaux, de toutes les régions du monde, à toutes les étapes de la carrière, dans tous les milieux et avec tous les types de compétences et d'expérience.

Si vous souhaitez vous présenter, jetez un coup d'œil à ce qu'impliquent tous les différents rôles, comme indiqué sur notre page web consacrée aux élections et aux nominations. Si vous pensez pouvoir remplir la plupart ou la totalité des conditions requises, vous trouverez également des instructions sur les prochaines étapes, notamment sur la manière de trouver des nominateurs ou nominatrices.

Pour les membres et les affilié·s· de l'IFLA, vous recevrez des informations sur votre rôle important dans la nomination des candidats et candidates. Nous avons besoin de votre aide pour identifier et soutenir les personnes qui s'engagent à apporter des changements dans notre profession et dans nos sociétés.

Rejoignez-nous. Nous sommes l'IFLA !

Bien à vous,

Gerald Leitner
Secrétaire général
La Haye, Pays-Bas
1er mars 2021

Elecciones 2021 de la IFLA: una oportunidad para participar

IFLA - ორშ, 01/03/2021 - 19:09

Hoy se abre el proceso de nominaciones para las elecciones y designaciones de la IFLA en 2021. Los candidatos tienen seis semanas para efectuar sus presentaciones, y los Miembros y Afiliados el mismo plazo para presentar sus nominaciones para más de 800 cargos disponibles.

Cuando el mes pasado ustedes, los - Miembros de la IFLA, - dieron su abrumador apoyo a la nueva gobernanza, abrieron la puerta a una Federación más inclusiva, eficaz y transparente. 

Nuestros nuevos Estatutos y Normas, que entrarán en vigencia luego de nuestra Asamblea General de agosto, nos brindan las estructuras necesarias para cumplir con el propósito de nuestra Estrategia.

Ahora es momento de elegir y designar a los voluntarios que, con su energía y experiencia, darán vida a nuestra nueva Junta de Gobierno, a los nuevos consejos, comisiones, grupos, etc..

Con nuevas y más formas de participar, surgen numerosas posibilidades de colaborar en el desarrollo del sector bibliotecario. Existen más de 800 cargos disponibles, incluido el de Presidente electo 2021-23. ¡IFLA los necesita!

Fundamentalmente, estamos empeñados en brindar a cada uno de ustedes la oportunidad de participar en este proceso, y esperamos contar con la mayor variedad de candidatos jamás vista para los distintos roles de la IFLA en todos los niveles, candidatos de todas partes del mundo, de todas las carreras, con los más diversos antecedentes y con todo tipo de conocimientos y experiencia.

Si le interesa algún cargo, analice los requisitos de los diferentes roles en base a la información de nuestra página web sobre elecciones y designaciones. Si usted considera que cumple con la mayoría de  los requisitos o con todos ellos, también encontrará las instrucciones sobre los pasos a seguir, inclusive cómo contactar a quienes efectúan las nominaciones.

Los Miembros y Afiliados de la IFLA, recibirán información sobre la importancia de su rol en la nominación de candidatos. Necesitamos su ayuda para identificar y apoyar a las personas comprometidas a lograr cambios en nuestra profesión y nuestras sociedades.

¡Únanse a nosotros!¡Somos la IFLA!


Gerald Leitner
Secretario General
La Haya, Países Bajos
1 de marzo, 2021

انتخابات الإفلا 2021: فرص المشاركة

IFLA - ორშ, 01/03/2021 - 14:12

اليوم افتتاح عملية الترشيحات لانتخابات الإفلا وتعييناتها لعام 2021. وأمام المرشحين ستة أسابيع ليعلنوا ترشحهم، وليتقدم الأعضاء والأعضاء المنتسبون بترشيحاتهم لأكثر من 800 مكان شاغر.

السادة أعضاء الإفلا، لقد كان دعمكم العارم لإدارة الإفلا الجديدة بالشهر الماضي مفتاحًا لاتحاد أكثر شمولية وتأثيرًا وشفافية.

فقوانيننا وقواعدنا الجديدة، التي سيُعمَل بها عقب اجتماع الجمعية العامة في شهر أغسطس، توفر لنا الهياكل اللازمة للوفاء بتحقيق طموحات استراتيجيتنا.

والآن، وقد حان موعد انتخاب المتطوعين وتعيينهم، والذين سيعيدون إحياء مجلس إدارتنا، ومجالسنا، ولجاننا، ومجموعاتنا الجديدة، وغيرها من الهيئات الأخرى من خلال طاقاتهم وخبراتهم.

ومن خلال طرق جديدة وأكثر تنوعًا للمشاركة، هناك إمكانيات كثيرة جدًّا للمساهمة في دفع مجال المكتبات إلى الأمام. فهناك أكثر من 800 مكان شاغر، بما في ذلك مقعد رئيس الإفلا لـ2021-2023. الإفلا بحاجة إليكم.

ومن المهم جدًّا أننا ملتزمون بتوفير فرص المشاركة للجميع، ونتمنى أن نشهد أكبر تنوع بين مجموعة مرشحين للإفلا على جميع المستويات، ومن جميع بقاع العالم، والمراحل الوظيفية، والخلفيات، وجميع أنواع الخبرات والتجارب.

إن كنت مهتمًّا بالتقدم، ألقِ نظرة على المطلوب من جميع الأدوار المختلفة على صفحتنا الإلكترونية للانتخابات والتعيينات. إن كان بإمكانك استيفاء جميع المتطلبات أو أغلبها، ستجد إرشادات أيضًا عن الخطوات التالية، بما في ذلك كيفية العثور على جهات ترشيح.

أما عن أعضاء الإفلا والأعضاء المنتسبين، فسوف تتلقون معلومات عن أدواركم المهمة في تسمية المرشحين. فنحن بحاجة لمساعدتكم في تحديد الأفراد المنوطين بصنع التغيير في مهنتنا ومجتمعاتنا، ودعمهم.

انضموا إلينا. نحن الإفلا.

مع أطيب التمنيات

جيرالد ليتنر
الأمين العام
لاهاي، هولندا
1 مارس 2021

Выборы в ИФЛА 2021: возможности для участия в работе Федерации

IFLA - ორშ, 01/03/2021 - 14:08

Сегодня начинается избирательная кампания ИФЛА. В течение следующих шести недель все желающие могут предложить свои кандидатуры, а наши члены и аффилированные члены – представить номинации на более 800 вакансий.  

Когда в прошлом месяце вы, члены ИФЛА, подавляющим большинством проголосовали за новую структуру управления ИФЛА, вы открыли возможности для трансформации ИФЛА в более открытую, прозрачную и эффективную организацию.

Новые Правила процедуры, которые вступят в силу на следующий день после проведения Генеральной Ассамблеи в августе, позволят создать структуры, необходимые для реализации амбициозных целей нашей Стратегии.

Пришло время выбрать и назначить волонтеров, которые благодаря своей энергии и опыту вдохнут жизнь в работу нового Правления, советов, комитетов, групп и других подразделений ИФЛА.

Новые и более разнообразные способы участия в работе ИФЛА открывают множество возможностей для развития библиотечной отрасли. Открыто более 800 вакансий, в том числе пост избранного президента ИФЛА 2021-2023. Вы нужны ИФЛА!

Для нас критически важно предоставить возможность участвовать всем желающим, и мы надеемся увидеть самый разнообразный состав кандидатов на позиции в ИФЛА всех уровней: со всех частей мира, на любых этапах карьеры, с любым образованием, с самым разнообразным опытом и квалификацией.

Если вы хотели бы выдвинуть свою кандидатуру, ознакомьтесь с информацией о требованиях к кандидатам на различные должности, размещенной на странице выборов и назначений. Если вы считаете, что соответствуете большинству или всем требованиям, вам будет полезна информация о дальнейших шагах, включая поиск организаций, которые смогут выдвинуть вашу кандидатуру.

Члены и аффлированные члены ИФЛА получат информацию о том, как они смогут поучаствовать в выдвижении кандидатов. Мы нуждаемся в вашей помощи в поиске и поддержке коллег, стремящихся изменить нашу профессию и общество.

Присоединяйтесь к нам. ИФЛА  – это мы!

С наилучшими пожеланиями,

Джеральд Ляйтнер,

Генеральный секретарь

Гаага, Нидерланды

1 марта 2021 года


IFLA - ორშ, 01/03/2021 - 13:47















IFLA Elections 2021: Opportunities to Engage

IFLA - ორშ, 01/03/2021 - 13:42

Today, the nominations process for IFLA’s elections and appointments 2021 opens. There are six weeks for candidates to come forward, and for Members and Affiliates to submit nominations for the over 800 positions available.

When you – IFLA’s Members – offered your overwhelming support for IFLA’s new governance last month, you opened the door to a more inclusive, effective and transparent Federation.

Our new Statutes and Rules, which will enter into effect following our August General Assembly, give us the structures necessary to deliver on the ambition of our Strategy.

Now, it is time to elect and appoint the volunteers who, through their energy and expertise, will bring life to our new Governing Board, councils, committees, groups and other bodies.

With new and more varied ways to engage, there are so many possibilities to help advance the library field. There are over 800 positions available, including President-elect 2021-23. IFLA needs you!

Crucially, we are committed to giving everyone the opportunity to participate, and hope to see the most diverse range of candidates ever for IFLA roles at all levels, from all parts of the world, all career stages, all backgrounds, and all types of expertise and experience.

If you are interested in standing, take a look at what is involved with all the different roles, as set out on our elections and appointments webpage. If you think you can meet most or all of the requirements, you will also find instructions on next steps, including how you can find nominators.

For IFLA's Members and Affiliates, you will receive information on your important role in nominating candidates. We need your help to identify and support individuals committed to making change in our profession and in our societies.

Join us. We are IFLA!

Kind regards,

Gerald Leitner
Secretary General
The Hague, Netherlands
1 March 2021

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