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EIFL, CUP renew access & publishing agreement

EIFL news and events - სამ, 01/12/2020 - 17:58

EIFL has renewed its agreement with Cambridge University Press for access to and publishing in Cambridge University Press journals for a further year, until December 2021.

Free read access

Through the agreement, libraries in 11 EIFL countries can get free access to the Cambridge University Press Journals Collection of 404 titles.

Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Fiji, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, North Macedonia, Namibia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Zimbabwe

Out Now: October 2020 issue of IFLA Journal

IFLA - სამ, 01/12/2020 - 13:31

​​IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries.

The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally.

Volume 46, No.3 (October 2020)

Contents:
Articles

Designing a mentoring program for faculty librarians 197
Erla P. Heyns and Judith M. Nixon

Transformational and transactional leadership and knowledge sharing in Nigerian university libraries 207
C. I. Ugwu, O. B. Onyancha and M. Fombard

Knowledge management and innovation: Two explicit intentions pursued by Spanish university libraries 224
Ana R. Pacios

National and international trends in library and information science research: A comparative review of the literature 234
Mallikarjun Dora and H. Anil Kumar

Taxonomy design methodologies: Emergent research for knowledge management domains 250
Virginia M. Tucker

The effect of information literacy instruction on lifelong learning readiness 259
Leili Seifi, Maryam Habibi and Mohsen Ayati

Semantic modeling for education of library and information sciences in Iran, based on Soft Systems Methodology 271
Amir Hessam Radfar, Fatima Fahimnia, Mohammad Reza Esmaeili and Moluk al-Sadat Beheshti

 

Abstracts 290

 

IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries. The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally. IFLA Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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Professional Unit Virtual Event - Preservation of Digital Complex Objects

IFLA - სამ, 01/12/2020 - 12:38

The Preservation and Conservation Section and the Information Technology Section held Professional Unit Virtual Event - Preservation of Digital Complex Objects on November 18 and 19, 2020.

You can find the video recording, presentation slides and papers from the links blow.

Video Recording: https://youtu.be/THoGhEBYGW0

Agenda and downloadable files: https://www.ifla.org/node/93467?og=62

Building Back Better for Libraries in Africa: An Interview

IFLA - სამ, 01/12/2020 - 12:24

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only highlighted old and created new challenges for the library field, but also opens an opportunity for change, if we can seize it. We interviewed Damilare Oyedele of Library Aid Africa to find out about his organisation's work to understand the situation and design a way forwards.

1. How has the COVID-19 Pandemic affected Africa in general?

It has really affected the economic growth of various countries. A lot of people lost their jobs, families were left in shock, uncertain of how to cater for their needs. This really affected the wellbeing of the people.

In particular, schools, public offices and other public spaces were closed, and movement restrictions were introduced. All systems, from academics, aviation, business, etc felt the impact of the covid-19 pandemic. Of course, all these are necessary to curb the spread of the virus. 

Nonetheless, I believe that the swift and efficient precautionary measures and responses put in place by governments and health agencies in various African countries played a major role in curbing the spread of the virus, and give us a better chance to build back better.

 

2. What about its libraries? How well have they been able to continue in their work?

Libraries as public spaces were closed. This brought a new dimension into library services delivery on the African continent. Librarians and library users had no other choice than to explore e-library services. 

However, for too many, this was not a possibility. They were unable to offer services remotely, while a larger number of libraries still were not able offer services at all, because they lack the infrastructure and to a larger extent the capacity to offer such services— especially public libraries. This risks making libraries disconnected from their users. As such, the global pandemic has exposed, or should I say it has further necessitated, the need for improved budget allocations, infrastructure development, and capacity development of libraries and librarians. 

 

3. What motivated you to set up the series of #LibraryPrepares conversations, and how did you organise them?

Based on our approach at Library Aid Africa towards advocacy for libraries, we realised that a lot of libraries across the continent were closed and are not also offering services electronically. We understand that this is not a new thing, but the pandemic has provided an impulsion to re-think and re-invent library services delivery on the continent. 

We deduced that for us to have an inclusive strategy to engage policy makers and stakeholders to prioritize library development, we need to know what challenges librarians and libraries themselves are facing, and work with them to develop a call to action and guide that will educate librarians on how they can position themselves strategically to attract the support they need to improve library services delivery. 

So, we started with our Virtual Consultation on Post COVID-19 Library services delivery on June 24th 2020. We organised the consultation online, inviting speakers from various libraries and access to information space to discuss and proffer solutions to these existential issues. We also facilitated feedback and data collation from the participants through surveys after each session. Also, during the virtual consultation sessions, conversations and discussion were focused on collating data from speakers and participants.

Through this interaction and data collecting tools, we were able to pin-point the root causes of the state of libraries on the African continent. These were categorised into 3 major things: Library Leadership Role, Moving Libraries Digital, Emerging Skills and Training for Library Professionals.  

 

4.  How wide a range of people were involved?

The virtual consultation came at a time that libraries in African countries are in search of a platform that will facilitate experience-sharing and cross pollination of ideas and innovative practices. This therefore provided an opportunity for a wide variety of libraries and librarians to participate. During the virtual consultation sessions, we had participants from over 20 countries, reaching over 600 viewers per session. These are librarians working in school, academic, public, institutional and other libraries. We were able to bring together library stakeholders to address key and pertinent issues affecting library services delivery in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic.

 

5. Did anything surprise you during the conversations that you organised?

Oh yes! A lot of surprises. It became obvious that libraries on the African continent are facing similar challenges, but these are specificities to the narrative in their respective countries— capacity development, inadequate infrastructure, policy reforms and implementation, adoption of innovative approaches, access and provision of e-library services among many other challenges. However, this further affirms the need for an inclusive approach as libraries build back better.

 

6. What has the result of this work been?

Outstanding results! I was amazed at the quality of the conversations we had and the participation in the virtual consultations. Most importantly the data we collated. We have seen that a new breed of librarianship is about to unfold on the African continent. Librarians who are ready to take on responsibility, take initiatives, and explore innovative approaches to offer library and information services. 

As an organisation, my team and a group of external consultants analysed the data we collected from conversations and survey questions during the virtual consultation, and developed and launched Library Services Delivery in Africa during and after COVID-19 Pandemic: Call to Action & Guide for African Libraries & Librarians. The document provides a step by step approach for libraries and librarians as they prepare to re-open. The call to action can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/38vAlu2

 

7. You talk about the importance of leadership – can anyone be a leader?

Over the years, I have learnt to understand that leadership is about taking responsibility, and this comes with a lot more responsibilities, obstacles, disappointments, sleepless nights, failures, very few wins, commitment and consistency, but also possibility — I believe these attributes are essential for anyone who aspires to be a leader.

It appears that leadership of an organisation will determine the growth trajectory of such an entity. This also extends to the partnerships, collaborations, projects, team commitment and delivery in such organisations. So in this context of libraries, there are a lot of responsibilities on library leaders to create an enabling environment that will embrace and promote innovation and co-creation in libraries, as well as Youth Co-leadership – which will in turn improve library services delivery on the African continent.

 

8. Who else will need to be involved in order to deliver progress?

To deliver progress for libraries in the wake of the covid 19 pandemic, strategic partnership and stakeholder engagement is more important than ever. This has been one of our thematic thrusts at Library Aid Africa. Over the years, we have explored partnerships and collaborations with local and international organisations to collectively drive innovative progress targeted at creating awareness and also support for the revival of libraries in schools and communities.

In addition to library organisations and institutions, it is imperative that they begin to facilitate youth co-leadership and intergenerational dialogues on the best possible way library services can be improved to serve the contemporary needs of the African community.

 

9. Where do you hope to be with this work in a year’s time?

Well, this question is more about looking into the future (smiles). With the current partnerships we have built with various library stakeholders on the African continent who have currently adopted the Call to Action, we believe that the result will position libraries as major stakeholders for nation-building, thereby providing avenues for policy reforms, improved infrastructural development, capacity development and youth co-leadership in library and information science space on the African continent.

 

10. Do you have any recommendations for libraries elsewhere in the world?

My recommendation for libraries elsewhere in the world is that they should create spaces and an enabling environment for youth co-leadership. Our world is changing, and libraries' roles are also changing in our contemporary society. This calls for an inclusive process to build the future of libraries, to which partnerships, collaboration, stakeholders engagement and youth co-leadership are critical for success.

 

Media Literacy Learning Opportunities in Libraries Around Europe

IFLA - ორშ, 30/11/2020 - 18:47

As part of a joint project within the EU 'Preparatory Action on Media Literacy for All', several libraires around Europe are offering unique Media Literacy learning opportunities for their communities.

Over the past months, questions and concerns around online mis- and dis-information, algorithmic biases and other challenges with online content delivery have been prominent. The ‘disinfodemic’ of unreliable information around COVID-19 vividly demonstrated the drastic impacts these challenges can have.

Alongside this, we saw concerning examples of misinformation around climate change or political processes, conspiracy theories, and social media platforms taking new steps to try to address these issues.

All this highlights the need for equitable, effective and sustainable measures to address the challenges of misinformation. In this context, many libraries around the world have been working to offer media and information literacy learning opportunities – an approach that puts user empowerment at the heart of the response.

Library-based interventions

As highlighted earlier this year, IFLA is working on a project coordinated and curated by a Berlin-based NGO Tactical Tech, within the framework of the EU 'Preparatory Action on Media Literacy for All'.

Earlier in 2020, a group of librarians - from Ireland, Lithuania, Slovenia and the Netherlands – joined an online training and prepared to deliver media literacy interventions for their communities with the newly developed Tactical Tech Glass Room Misinformation Edition exhibition materials.

Over the part months, many of these libraries have launched (and some have already completed) their events and interventions. They have come up with creative ways to continue offering media literacy learning opportunities in different circumstances - from pre-recorded walkthroughs to QR-codes, online webinars and more!

Through their work, the host libraries are helping users take better decisions around online privacy and better understand the different types of misleading information, tailored content delivery, deepfakes and other elements of the online information environment.

Here are the events that have been launched so far – with more on the way!

 

In Lithuania, the Klaipeda I. Simonaitytės Public Library, Utena A. and M. Miskiniai Public Library, and the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania all hosted hybrid in-person and online interventions in October. Physical exhibitions – including posters, video and book displays – were arranged in large spaces to ensure visitors’ safety; and virtual workshops and walkthroughs were available for the public over throughout the time of the exhibition.

 

To find out more about the exhibitions that took place in Lithuania, you can visit the National Library website!

In Slovenia, the Srečko Vilhar Public Library in Koper is now hosting a virtual exhibition – including a pre-recorded walkthrough and opportunities to join livestreamed workshops and walkthroughs!

Want to find out more and explore the resources available in Slovene? Take a look at the Srečko Vilhar Public Library website for more details.

In Ireland, the dlr LexIcon library in Dún Laoghaire has developed and launched an extensive video series, unveiling new exploratory and informative pieces on media literacy every week! With both pre-recorded pieces and opportunities to tune into a livestreamed workshop, there are many  ways for users to get engaged.

You can find out more about upcoming virtual events and look back on the published videos on the library’s website, and explore a wide range of topics – from the specific case of COVID-19 disinformation to how online platforms work.

In the meantime, the Carrickmacross & Clones libraires in Monaghan County had employed a creative solution to adapt to the circumstances - putting up the poster exhibits in library windows, raising awareness around the challenges of misinformation even when the library doors are closed.

And in the Netherlands, the Rozet library in Arnhem has just launched their exhibition last week, with exciting learning opportunities available until the end of the year!

Dutch-speakers can find out more on the library’s website.

Want to find out more about online misinformation, privacy, and learn tips and tricks to support your digital wellbeing? Explore the online exhibition at https://www.theglassroom.org/misinformation/exhibition/ and join the conversation!

COVID-19 intensifies calls to end digital divide

EIFL-OA news and events - კვი, 29/11/2020 - 20:01

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF), an annual forum that brings together stakeholders from government, industry and civil society to discuss public policy issues relating to the internet, was held online this year from 2 - 17 November. For 12 days, the IGF 2020 digital platform was buzzing - with a record 6,000 participants from 173 countries. Ramune Petuchovaite, Manager of the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP), reports.

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COVID-19 intensifies calls to end digital divide

EIFL - FOSS news - კვი, 29/11/2020 - 20:01

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF), an annual forum that brings together stakeholders from government, industry and civil society to discuss public policy issues relating to the internet, was held online this year from 2 - 17 November. For 12 days, the IGF 2020 digital platform was buzzing - with a record 6,000 participants from 173 countries. Ramune Petuchovaite, Manager of the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP), reports.

COVID-19 intensifies calls to end digital divide

EIFL news and events - კვი, 29/11/2020 - 20:01

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF), an annual forum that brings together stakeholders from government, industry and civil society to discuss public policy issues relating to the internet, was held online this year from 2 - 17 November. For 12 days, the IGF 2020 digital platform was buzzing - with a record 6,000 participants from 173 countries. Ramune Petuchovaite, Manager of the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP), reports.

Innovations and Adaptability in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Role of Library and Information Science (LIS) Professionals in Bangladesh

IFLA - კვი, 29/11/2020 - 10:53

Innovations and Adaptability in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Role of Library and Information Science (LIS) Professionals in Bangladesh

 

As the incidence of coronavirus is increasingly rising globally, affected countries are taking various preventive steps, including travel bans, remote office operations, country lockdown, and social distancing. We all know that necessity is the mother of invention and we have been realizing it during the pandemic situation. Access to information is the paramount tool for ensuring the quality of education. However, the information should be authentic when we will use it during this pandemic condition. Library and Information Science (LIS) professionals in Bangladesh have  been providing authentic information and innovative services to their patrons as fast as possible. Innovation and adaptability are very significant in this sudden change and LIS professionals, library associations, public libraries, academic libraries and school libraries have taken different activities to address this situation. The following diversified actions taken by LIS professional are worthy of highlighting:

LIS academics Activities

Webinar on Next-Generation Knowledge Management for Information Professionals

The department of Information Studies and Library Management, East West University had organized a webinar on “Next-Generation Knowledge management for Information Professionals” through a live streaming on 18 June, 2020. Dr. Md. Nazim Uddin, Head and Senior Manager of Library and Information Services Section, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) and Dr. Md. Roknuzzaman, Professor, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka were the honorable speakers. The webinar was chaired by venerated Dr. Dilara Begum, Chairperson and Associate Professor, Department of Information Studies and Library Management, East West University. The webinar was hosted for students, faculty members, researchers and information professionals. About 200 viewers joined the live webinar from Facebook.

Image-1: Webinar on Next-Generation Knowledge Management for Information Professionals

Webinar on Combat with Misinformation, Disinformation and Fake Information: Media and Information Literacy Perspective

The Department of Information Studies and Library Management, East West University organized another webinar on the topic of “Combat with Misinformation, Disinformation and Fake Information: Media and Information Literacy Perspective” through a live streaming on 20 June 2020.  Xiaojuan (Julia) Zhang, Professor, School of Information Management (SIM, an iSchool) and Vice President, Overseas Chinese Federation, Wuhan University, China and Dr. Pradip Kumar Panday, Professor, Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh were the honorable speakers. The webinar was chaired by venerated Dr. Dilara Begum, Chairperson and Associate Professor, Department of Information Studies and Library Management, East West University. The webinar was hosted for students, faculty members, researchers and information professionals. Around 4000 national and international viewers viewed and joined the live webinar from Facebook.

Image: 2 Webinar on Combat with Misinformation, Disinformation and Fake Information: Media and Information Literacy Perspective

Webinar on Library Services in Pandemic: Plan for Today and Tomorrow

A webinar on “Library Services in Pandemic: Plan for Today and Tomorrow” was organized by the Department of Information Studies and Library Management, East West University on 9 July 2020. The event was broadcasted on Facebook Live Streaming for the participants. The overwhelming response from the participants made the event a great success. The webinar was viewed by about four thousand viewers. The webinar was designed with the eminent faculty member and information professionals named Labibah Zain, Associate Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Universitas Islam Negeri (UNI), Indonesia; M. Hossam Haider Chowdhury, Librarian and Library Head, Independent University, Bangladesh and Ayse Yuksel-Durukan, Teacher Librarian & Library Consultant, Turkey. The honorable chairperson of the department Dr. Dilara Begum was present at the webinar as the moderator. In the inaugural session, the honorable moderator welcomed the speakers and discussed about the new services and plans for the East West University Library in this pandemic. In the speakers’ lecture session, Labibah Zain, Ayse Yuksel-Durukan, M. Hossam Haider Chowdhury discussed different challenges they are facing during this pandemic in providing the library services and also mentioned some innovative technologies and services to meet the needs for their respective users. They also shared the best practices by the different libraries of their respective countries.

The webinar became lively when the audience expressed their opinion on the theme and posed their queries to the speakers. In the closing remarks, the honorable moderate expressed his heartfelt thanks to the speakers for sharing their thoughts and insights on the mentioned issues and welcomed everyone to attend the next webinar.

Image: 3 Webinar on Library Services in Pandemic: Plan for Today and Tomorrow

Webinar on How to Publish a Research Paper in Reputed Journals:

The department of Information Studies and Library Management, East West University organized another webinar on “How to Publish a Research Paper in Reputed Journals” on 20th July 2020. The event was live streamed from the Facebook page of “Department of Information Studies and Library Management”. The eminent Speakers of the Webinar were Dr. Diljit Singh, Professor (Retired) and Former Deputy Dean (Postgraduate), Department of Library and Information Science, University of Malaya, Malaysia. Dr. Kazi Mostak Gausul Hoq, Professor and Chairman, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka and Dr. Md. Roknuzzaman, Professor, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka. The speakers discussed the techniques of writing research papers, how to get papers published in reputed journals, and how to choose the right journals for publication between reputed and predatory journals. The webinar received tremendous response from participants both nationally and internationally as this was the highlight of the discussion. The webinar was immensely interactive and fruitful since many of the participants interacted via the comment section and posed questions to the Speakers. At the end of the Webinar, participants were asked to provide their feedback via the Webinar Evaluation Form and most the participants expressed their willingness to join other webinars. The organizer of the Webinar has also issued e-certificates to the participants in recognition of their valuable presence at the webinar.

Image: 4 Webinar on How to Publish a Research Paper in Reputed Journals

Innovative actions were taken by East West University Library:

Instant Reference Service [During COVID-19 Lockdown Period]:

The East West University Library is using WhatsApp and Facebook for providing Instant Reference Service during COVID-19 lockdown to its users. It is a direct and user-friendly service for Library users to contact library personnel. Users can ask their questions about services and resources provided by EWU Library using these platforms. The service hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

Image 5: Instant Reference Service at EWU Library

Online Information Literacy Program:

During the lockdown, the East West University Library conducts online Information Literacy program every Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm through Google Meet. To participate in this program, faculty members, administration officials and students need to submit the online form available at http://lib.ewubd.edu/node/86. If they are unable to attend on the appointed date, they can contact the instant reference platform through WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger.

Image 6: Online Information Literacy Program

Novel Coronavirus Content: Free to Access:

Many well-known publishers make research widely available from online resources and leading journals to support researchers, healthcare professionals, policymakers, and those seeking to tackle this health crisis. The Novel Coronavirus portal developed by the East West University Library and the Novel Coronavirus material of world-renowned publishers has merged into one window. The portal will be periodically updated.

Evaluating News Sources at a Time of COVID-19:

The East West University Library has incorporated diversified tips from different platforms to help citizens for identifying disinformation, misinformation in the contemporary era of fake news, especially during the time of COVID-19. Anyone can access it through library’s website. 

Image 7: Evaluating News Sources at a Time of COVID-19

EWU Library organized online in-house training program on “Dimensions: The next generation of research discovery”

The East West University (EWU) Library organized an online in-house training program on “Dimensions: The next generation of research discovery” through Google Meet platform on 20 August 2020. for the library personnel as well as the faculty members of the Department of Information Studies and Library Management (ISLM), EWU. This online in-house training program was chaired by the venerated Dr. Dilara Begum, Chairperson and Associate Professor, Department of ISLM & Librarian (In-charge), EWU. Ms. Shaharima Parvin, Assistant Librarian, EWU, was the resource person. 

Ms. Parvin highlighted what is Dimensions and what it is used for, literature search on Dimensions, research analytics by author, research analytics by organization and other features of this database. Dimensions, is a Digital Science database which goes beyond citations and defines itself as a dynamic linked-research data platform. It allows users to explore the connections between publications, grants, clinical trials, patents and policy documents to deliver a broader picture of impact. It also presents bibliometric indicators for evaluating the impact of researchers and research organizations.

Image 8: Dimensions: The next generation of research discovery

Celebration of International Day of Peace 2020 by the Department of Information Studies and Library Management, East West University in association with East West University Library

The United Nations’ “International Day of Peace” has been observed as a day of non-violence and cease-fire on 21 September, around the world. Responding to the call of United Nations with the keep pace of the whole world, Department of Information Studies and Library Management (ISLM), East West University in association with East West University Library celebrated “International Day of Peace 2020”. The 2020 theme for the International Day of Peace is “Shaping Peace Together”. To observe the day, the Department of Information Studies and Library Management, East West University in association with East West University Library organized a competition through Social Media where students of the East West University shared their Peace Messages. From the vast number of messages received from students, the organizing committee selected and posted a few messages on “East West University Information Club Facebook page as the viewer’s likes using hashtags of the United Nations (#peaceday #UN75). The post remained on Facebook up to 21 September 2020 when three were declared as winners, based on viewer’s like of the competitor’s messages. From 2018, the East West University has celebrated the day. The East West University’s “International Day of Peace 2020” event was placed in the Libraries for Peace (L4P) map of the  Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, USA that aimed to strengthen international ties among libraries and librarians worldwide for the promotion of international education, understanding, and peace. 

LIS professionals in Bangladesh are acting as the change agents, and libraries are embracing contemporary technologies for the radical changes taking place in the world today. However, there are some barriers facing by LIS professionals in Bangladesh, but they know how to overcome this situation.

The Indonesian Librarian Day and the 47th Anniversary Celebration of Indonesian Library Association

IFLA - კვი, 29/11/2020 - 10:16

The Indonesian Librarian Day and the 47th Anniversary Celebration of Indonesian Library Association.

 

The Indonesian Library Association (ILA) celebrated its 47th Anniversary on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 and announced officially the ILA’s Anniversary day as   Indonesian Librarian Day.  The celebration took place at the National Library of Indonesia, Jakarta.  The theme of this year’s anniversary is “Librarian: the Past,the Present, and the Future”.  The event was hosted by Rifa Fadilah, S.Sos  and it began with a prayer recited by Dr. Zulfikar Zen, M.A, the Vice President of ILA. It then followed by the event preparation report by Chair

One of the Association, Mr. Robinson Rusdi S.H.  The opening speeches were given by 

ILA’s President, Mr. T. Syamsul Bahri, S.H., M.Si  and the  Director of the National Library of Indonesia, Drs. Muhammad Syarif Bando, MM as the Head Advisor of ILA. 

In his prayer Dr. Zulfikar Zen wished God gives His mercy to Indonesian librarianship and blesses Indonesian librarians in their professional responsibilities as stated in “

Asta Etika  Pustakawan” (Librarian’s Eight Codes of Ethics). Dr Zen also wished that

God will favour all Indonesian librarians who had been actively contributing to the advancement of Indonesian librarianship.   

Mr. Robinson Rusdi then reported that the total number of participants of this event was 2067 people consisting librarians, lecturers, students, and literacy activists.  As the Zoom virtual meeting system could only accommodate 500 “live” participants, the rest were invited to join the event from YouTube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zspnsXGnI_4. Mr. Rusdi further reported that as suggested by the Director of the National Library of Indonesia, ILA has asked all regional ILA’s members to write opinions and articles on ILA’s anniversary and Indonesian Librarian Day in mass media.

ILA’s President, Mr. Syamsulbahri stated that ILA continues to strive to improve Indonesian librarian’s competencies.  It is expected that competencies enhancement will support Indonesian librarians’ roles to serve the library users better. The theme of the anniversary: Librarian  : Past , Present  and Future,  implies the spirit of moving forward to face a very dynamic and fast-changing future without leaving the understanding of the basic values and characteristics of the organization, as developed by senior librarians in the past, and being continuously developed by current librarians. Indonesian librarians keep nurturing and educating young cadres who will become the successor to the practice of Indonesian librarianship in the future, and who will introduce and bring the name of Indonesia Library Association to the international community, to become a professional organization that is known at the national, regional and international levels.

In his speech the Director of NLI emphasized that Indonesian librarians in national and regional level should be more active in contributing to the development of the nation. Indonesian librarians need to continuously ensure that public has easy access to information in dealing with national issues. The anniversary celebration went on with a traditional procession of “tumpeng cuts” (tumpeng is a traditional cone shaped rice dish decorated with vegetables and meat, mystically symbolizes of life and its ecosystems). The ILA President offered the first cut of tumpeng to the Director of NLI witnessed by ILA’s Board of Advisors.

The Anniversary celebration continued with an International Webinar moderated by Chair Two of ILA, Utami B.R. Hariyadi. The webinar featured three speakers, ILA Advisor, Professor Dr. Sulistyo-Basuki, MA., M.SLS., Ph.D  IFLA President,  Ms. Christine Mackenzie, and Chairman of  ILA South Kalimantan region, Dr. Ahmad Syawqi. 

In his presentation, Prof. Sulistyo Basuki explained about the historical journey of library associations and organizations in Indonesia before the establishment of Ikatan Pustakawan Indonesia abbreviated as IPI and translated in English as Indonesian Library Association, on July 7,1973. Prof. Sulistyo stressed out that in future, IPI should be more independent and continue to contribute to the creation of guidelines and standards on librarianship.

IFLA President, Ms. Mackenzie explained that there are some important roles of librarian/library associations such as expanding the librarian network, developing librarian personal and professional competencies, supporting the advocacy and legislation in nationally and globally, as well as supporting professional practices at the international level. She attended the event virtually and presented her pre-recorded video from Australia. 

The last speaker, Dr. Syawqi, explained the importance of libraries and librarians transformation aligning with current development. Librarians should always adapt themselves with the advancement of technology and ensure that visions and insights of library user community continues to improve. Dr. Syawqi also pointed out the importance of instilling religious values to motivate librarians in performing their duties. 

The ILA Anniversary Celebration and International Webinar was officially closed by the Librarian Coordinator of the National Library of Indonesia, Drs. Dedi Junaedi, M.Sc. 

The anniversary celebration was attended by all Advisors and Committee Members of Indonesian Library Association, virtually by 500 attendees via Zoom, and was watched live by more than one thousand participants on the YouTube channel of the National Library of Indonesia. The ILA Anniversary celebration was also reported by twenty-five online media namely: www.liputan6.com, www.inews.id, www.rakyatpos.com, www.sindonews.com www.republika.co.id, www.harianaceh.co.id, www.fajarpendidikan.co.id, www.harianaceh.co.id 

The whole coverage of the 47th Anniversary Celebration of Ikatan Pustakawan Indonesia and Hari Pustakawan Indonesia is available at bit.ly/webinaripi07072020

 

 

Librarians Association of Malaysia Welcomes The New Council Members for the term 2020 – 2022

IFLA - კვი, 29/11/2020 - 09:17

LIBRARIANS ASSOCIATION OF MALAYSIA WELCOMES THE NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR THE TERM  2020-2022

Introduction

Librarians Association of Malaysia or better known as Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia (PPM) was established in 1955 by the name Malayan Library Group and is the professional body for the library and information services in Malaysia. PPM is the national voice representing librarians from all types of libraries in Malaysia and has greatly contributed to the status and development of libraries in Malaysia.  PPM is an institutional member of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and by default a member of the IFLA Asia Oceania Section and IFLA Management of Library Associations Section.  

 The vision of PPM is to be a leader of excellence in the development, promotion and support of Malaysian library and information professionals and institutions in the global knowledge industry. The objectives of PPM are to provide and support education and training to enhance the knowledge, qualifications and status of members of the profession; to promote and monitor the legislation affecting the profession and provision of library and information services; to forge strategic alliances with national, regional and international organisations leading towards globalization of library and information profession and services; and to develop and promote standards in all aspects of the library and information and services.

For 2019, the total number of PPM members who have paid up their subscriptions was 660 which included 10 Honorary Life Members, 56 Life Members, 445 Professional Members, 26 Student Members, 22 Institutional Members, 89 Affiliate Individual Members, 1 Affiliate Public Institution and 11 Affiliate Corporate Institutions.    

PPM Council Members (2020-2022)

The governing and executive body of PPM is the Elected Council as stipulated in the Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia Constitution (Amendment) 1998.  PPM held its 64th Annual General Meeting on 25July 2020 to elect the new PPM Council Members for the term 2020-2022. For the first time in the history of PPM, the Annual General Meeting was held virtually as well as physically due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. A total of 201 members comprising of 65 physical and 136 virtual members attended the Annual General Meeting adhering to the Standard Operating Procedure of COVID-19 set by the Malaysian Government.

The new Council Members of PPM for the term 2020 to 2022  are as follows: Dr. Rashidah Bolhassan (President), Madam Siti Sumaizan Ramli (Vice President I), Dr. Mohd Faizal Hamzah (Vice President II), Madam Salmah Abdullah (Treasurer)  with six (6) elected and four (4) appointed Council Members. The six (6)  elected Council Members are Mr. Wan Mazli Wan Razali (Secretary), Madam Firmaris Mohd Ariff (Assistant Secretary), Mr. Mohammad Nazari Abdul Hamid, Mr. A. Azli Abdul Rahim, Dr. Khasiah Zakaria and Madam Nurfarawahidah Badruesham. The four (4) appointed Council Members are Madam Zurina Abdul Aziz (Assistant Treasurer), Mr. Zawawi Tiyumin,  Dr. Ghazali Mohamed Fadzil and Mr. Ali Rashid. The Council also include the Immediate Past President, that is, Dato Nafisah Ahmad who was the President for two terms from  March 2016 to 2018 and March 2018 to July 2020. Members of Council shall hold office for a period of two (2) years and may seek re-election provided only that the President shall not seek re-election in the same capacity for more than two (2) consecutive years. Only Professional / Life Members of Malaysian citizenship are eligible to be elected to the Council. 

PPM’s President Manisfesto:

Dr. Rashidah Bolhassan takes over from Dato Nafisah Ahmad as the President of PPM effective 25 July 2020. Her manifesto is to work with the team to realise the following:  

  • PPM to provide pragmatic support for Malaysian’s librarians and related professionals;
  • Immerse librarians as advocates for better communities, towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (SDG 2030) through PPM’s continuous Professional Development Programmes;
  •  PPM to strengthen and align strategic promotion and marketing for itself and its members;
  • PPM to further strengthen itself as the ‘C-Force’ to accelerate international connectivity, contribute as an international partner and player, and to strategize international recognition; and
  • Promote PPM as an institution for continuous learning, research and publisher for the field of knowledge management and library and information studies.

More information on PPM can be accessed via PPM website http://www.ppm55.org/; Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ppm55/ & Blog https://beritappm.wordpress.com/

Message from the Asia Oceania Regional Office

IFLA - კვი, 29/11/2020 - 08:42

Hello Friends,

Libraries around the world are still affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis has been the catalyst for change. Many libraries have strengthened their capacity of digital libraries and extended e-Lending, allowed access to online resources and conducted virtual programs to users. Libraries are challenged on how best to operate without compromising the safety of library users and staff when they re-open. You can read more on how the libraries have reacted and what will be the future of libraries from the articles about the Leaders’ Conversations on Libraries in the Post-COVID world.

The Leaders Conversations is a new digital platform for leaders in the region & beyond to share insights on major developments of the library world. It is organised by the IFLA Regional Office for Asia & Oceania, hosted by the National Library Board Singapore. It is organised in support of the IFLA Global Vision to create strong and united library fields. The first series touches on the theme on Libraries in the Post COVID-19 world. Leaders from the national, public libraries and academic libraries in the Asia and Oceania region shared the impact and future of the libraries in the Post COVID world. They also shared their views on interesting topics like: “Would Libraries get bigger or smaller and why?” and “What Libraries would want to stop, continue and start?

            In this issue, we also share about the IFLA Governance Review. It is a major delivery of the IFLA’s strategy and it highlights our next steps of the Development Roadmap. This is to ensure that we have the structures needed to make a reality of our goals and values.

We would also like to congratulate the Foshan Library (China) for being the first-place winner of the coveted IFLA Press Reader International Marketing Award for 2020. The Award honors organizations which implement creative, results-oriented marketing projects and campaign.

Congratulations too to the Indonesian Library Association for its 47th Anniversary. It has officially announced its Anniversary day as Indonesian Librarians Day. Do enjoy the articles in this issue and please stay safe and take care everyone.

 

Sincerely,

Ms Soh Lin Li

Manager for IFLA Regional Office for Asia and Oceania

Message from RSCAO Chair

IFLA - კვი, 29/11/2020 - 08:35

Dear Colleagues,

The global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic has not ceased. The pandemic that has caused so much severe damage to human lives and disruptions to our daily life and work, also brought about unprecedented changes that are reshaping the library communities in Asia and Oceania, as well as the global library world.

A lot of sharing and discussions have taken place about the current situations affecting libraries. But what about the libraries in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis? Can we revert to our old normal way of doing things before the crisis? Can we continue with the services initiated during the crisis in one way or another in the post-COVID-19 age? What are the new norms? How would they impact the landscape of the libraries in terms of collections, services, spaces, operations, communications, staff, users’ behaviour, resource allocation and our relations with different stakeholders?

To support IFLA’s Global Vision, the Regional Office and the National Library Board, Singapore with the support of IFLA and RSCAO recently organised a webinar series on Leaders’ Conversationson Libraries in the Post-COVID-19 World for the libraries and library associations in the Asia & Oceania region.

The series consists of three webinars dedicated to the National Libraries (18 September), Public Libraries (29 September) and Academic Libraries (16 October) respectively. Distinguished speakers and guests across six sub-regions of Asia and Oceania, including, Central Asia, West Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia and Oceania shared their reflections on the lessons learnt during the pandemic as well as insights into the new agenda after Covid-19 and explored how libraries may align with the new priorities proactively. As Christine Mackenzie, the IFLA President mentioned in her closing speech, she shared some common issues that emerged from the conversations.  These include the importance of information sharing and collaboration, changing role of librarians and the need for upskilling, need for librarians to work innovatively and creatively, new appreciation of libraries – seen as partners, concerns about the resources in the future, resilience and pivoting, adaptabilities and copyright.

The Regional Office will coordinate the post – production on presentation clips and video highlights will be posted online and on social media.

I would like to thank the Regional Office, the National Library Board, Singapore, my RSCAO colleagues and all the distinguished speakers and guests for making the event a great success!

For IFLA and us all, it is worst of the times, it is the best of the times, it is the age of separation, it is the age of solidarity, it is the winter of crises, it is the spring of opportunities.

Let’s work together to survive and thrive!

Tina Yang

Chair, IFLA Regional Standing Committee of Asia and Oceania

 

‘Urgent need for library-friendly copyright laws’

EIFL - FOSS news - შაბ, 28/11/2020 - 14:38

COVID-19 is taking its toll on libraries since teaching and learning moved online earlier this year. University World News interviews Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, librarians and academics about challenges faced by libraries supporting teaching and learning during the pandemic, and the urgent need for library-friendly copyright laws.

Article title: COVID-19 prompts calls for library-friendly copyright laws

Publication/media outlet:  University World News / Africa Edition

‘Urgent need for library-friendly copyright laws’

EIFL news and events - შაბ, 28/11/2020 - 14:38

COVID-19 is taking its toll on libraries since teaching and learning moved online earlier this year. University World News interviews Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, librarians and academics about challenges faced by libraries supporting teaching and learning during the pandemic, and the urgent need for library-friendly copyright laws.

Article title: COVID-19 prompts calls for library-friendly copyright laws

Publication/media outlet:  University World News / Africa Edition

‘Urgent need for library-friendly copyright laws’

EIFL-OA news and events - შაბ, 28/11/2020 - 14:38

COVID-19 is taking its toll on libraries since teaching and learning moved online earlier this year. University World News interviews Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, librarians and academics about challenges faced by libraries supporting teaching and learning during the pandemic, and the urgent need for library-friendly copyright laws.

Article title: COVID-19 prompts calls for library-friendly copyright laws

Publication/media outlet:  University World News / Africa Edition

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Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 26/11/2020 - 18:18

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, will join three other experts in a webinar to discuss national and international copyright issues, the costs and benefits of open source, and the COVID-19 publication race.

The other speakers are Jonathan Klaaren and Malebakeng Forere, School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, and Kirstin Krauss, University of South Africa. See the full programme.

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