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Making it Happen, Making it Count: Celebrating Libraries’ Contribution to Media and Information Literacy

IFLA - ოთხ, 25/10/2017 - 14:12

As a key partner of the UNESCO Global Alliance of Partnerships for Media and Information Literacy, IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmeròn and Secretary-General Gerald Leitner will attend the 6th Global Media and Information Literacy Week held in Kingston, Jamaica from the 25th of October to the 1st of November 2017. UNESCO launched this global partnership in 2013 with the goal to highlight critical thinking and global media awareness.

Global MIL Week 2017, organised under the theme “Media and Information Literacy in Critical Times: Re-imagining Ways of Learning and Information Environments” will focus on public awareness and the importance of media and information literacy at a global level.

Current and future digital citizens need skills to evaluate critically, identify, use and transform information to build knowledge societies, enhance individual empowerment, and promote dialogue and human rights. Libraries have an incomparable expertise in this type of work as they are experienced in developing media and information literacy among their users, from schools to universities, and beyond into communities. 

The GAPMIL conference will highlight libraries working on after-school and community-based MIL programs worldwide. IFLA, as the global voice of libraries, is attending the conference to reiterate the importance of our members’ work in promoting media and information literacy. IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmeròn will participate in the opening session, while Secretary-General Gerald Leitner will lead a session on libraries, media and information literacy and the UN 2030 Agenda. IFLA representatives will also speak in sessions on gender, and on UNESCO's Internet Universality indicators initiative.

The conference is just one event where stories of libraries’ contribution can be heard. On the Global MIL Week website, libraries can register their own events, giving them greater prominence. Additionally, MIL CLICKS, a media and information literacy portal on the UNESCO website also provides ongoing support to libraries with videos and tool kits related to digital media literacy. The MIL CLICKS website provides extensive tutorials about open access, digital literacy and MIL teaching resources in various languages, among those English, Arabic, French, Spanish and Russian.

IFLA has recently released a statement on digital literacy to also provide an in-depth background of the work libraries worldwide are conducting in the field of digital literacy and the meaning of such debated term. The IFLA statement also includes a resource pack with case studies and additional reading material.

Opening Up the Coffers of Foundation Knowledge

OA Week news - ოთხ, 25/10/2017 - 14:00

Foundations have a lot of reasons to share knowledge. They produce knowledge themselves. They hire others to research and author works that help with internal strategy development and evaluation of internal strategies, programs, and projects. And they make grants that assist others in…

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These Nonprofits Make Research Openly Available. Here’s Why!

OA Week news - სამ, 24/10/2017 - 23:36

The nonprofit sector has a long history of partnering with researchers and academic institutions to uncover evidence about social issues through research and reporting. In addition, evaluators measure the success of the sector’s programs and initiatives and record outcomes and lessons learned. All of this thoughtful work is meant to inspire innovation in the social space, informing the sector’s strategies and moving forward with…

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არკადიის ბიბლიოთეკა მკითხველებისთვის

არკადიის ბიბლიოთეკა მკითხველებისთვის

24 ოქტომბრიდან 25 ნოემბრამდე, საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის შენობებში ჩართულია ციფრული ბიბლიოთეკა ”The Arcadian Library”. არკადიის ბიბლიოთეკა 1960-იან წლებში, აღმოსავლეთისა და დასავლეთის ქვეყნების ურთიერთგავლენისა და კულტურული თანამშრომლობის უკეთ წარმოსაჩენად შეიქმნა. ცნობილი ბრიტანული გამომცემლობის, Bloomsbury Publishing-ის ხელშეწყობით, ფართო საზოგადოებას ამ ძვირფასი კოლექციის გაცნობის საშუალება პირველად ეძლევა.

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EIFL support helps raise profile of OA in Slovenia

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 24/10/2017 - 17:01

EIFL support has contributed to national recognition and support for open access from the main national actors in research and development in Slovenia, and created a sustainable mechanism for organized and systematic dissemination of information about open access in Slovenian.

When EIFL began supporting open access (OA) in Slovenia in 2011, information about OA in the country was scattered, and information in the Slovenian language was scarce.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Webinar: e-content use in academic libraries

eifl licensing news - სამ, 24/10/2017 - 14:59

EIFL webinar: Aiste Pranckute, Chief Information Manager at the Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania, will speak about assessing the content needs of faculty, students and researchers, addressing:

Webinar: e-content use in academic libraries

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 24/10/2017 - 14:59

EIFL webinar: Aiste Pranckute, Chief Information Manager at the Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania, will speak about assessing the content needs of faculty, students and researchers, addressing:

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Copyright reform in Malawi

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 24/10/2017 - 14:13

EIFL has been engaged in copyright work in Malawi since 2005.

We have built library capacity in copyright issues with our partner, the Malawi Library and Information Consortium (MALICO). In 2010, we supported MALICO to give input during the drafting of a new bill that aimed to update Malawi’s copyright law of 1989 to take into account technological and legal developments.

In September 2016, Malawi adopted a new Copyright Act, which repeals the law of 1989.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Open in order to... ensure universal and equitable access to information

IFLA - ორშ, 23/10/2017 - 21:05

Librarians all over the world share the goal of making materials, facilities and services equally accessible to all users. Open access has a great influence on the way this is done. As acknowledged in IFLA’s Statement on Open Access in Scholarly Literature and Research Documentation (2003) as well as in the IFLA Statement on open access – clarifying IFLA’s position and strategy (2011), research is a driver of progress and development. It is undeniable that making research accessible plays a decisive role in contributing to the accomplishment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

There are several key players in this movement, and librarians are certainly one of them. Together with other relevant actors in the sector, they play a fundamental role in the development of open access. As explained by SPARC Europe in the infographic “What Librarians Can Do to Promote Open Access”, there are several steps that libraries can take to engage in open access, from helping universities build up an institutional archive, to rejecting bad deals to journal subscriptions. Their active involvement is needed to guarantee that steps forwards are taken for the dissemination of knowledge. 

Once again, IFLA wishes to join the celebration for open access week. This year, we have gathered materials of some of the presentations about open access that took place during the World Library and Information Congress in August 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland. By approaching the topic from many different angles, they are an example of how libraries support open access and provide input on how to continue doing so. 

 

Open Access – Increasing engagement with academics to move beyond compliance

By Dawn Hibbert, University of Northampton, UK
See power point presentation
Presented at the WLIC side event organised by the Serials and Other Continuing Resources & Acquisition and Collection Development Sections in Gdánsk, Poland on August 16, 2017

 

The Darakht-e Danesh Library: Taking Action for Afghan Educators through an Open Access Repository 

By Rebecca Miller, BiblioDev, LLC, Germany and Afghanistan 
and Letha Goger, Darakht-e Danesh Library, Germany and Afghanistan
Research paper available in the IFLA Library
Presented at the WLIC side event organised by the Serials and Other Continuing Resources & Acquisition and Collection Development Sections in Gdánsk, Poland on August 16, 2017

 

 

Keeping Open Access Content: A Framework for Multi-Agency Actions

By Peter Burnhill, Information Services Group, University of Edinburgh
and Gaelle Bequet, ISSN International Centre, France 
See power point presentation
Presented at the WLIC side event organised by the Serials and Other Continuing Resources & Acquisition and Collection Development Sections in Gdánsk, Poland on August 17, 2017

 

Investing in Open Access: Identifying, Evaluating, and Supporting Open Access Resources

By Katy Matthews, Ohio University Libraries, USA,
Janet Hulm, Ohio University Libraries, USA
and Lisa MacKinder, Ohio University Libraries, USA
Research paper available in the IFLA Library
Presented at the WLIC side event organised by the Serials and Other Continuing Resources & Acquisition and Collection Development Sections in Gdánsk, Poland on August 17, 2017

 

 

Should Diamond OA be viewed as a threat to librarians? 

By Olivier Ramare, Institut de Mathématiques de Marseille : CNRS-Université d'Aix-Marseille, France,
and Anna Wojciechowska, Institut de Mathématiques de Marseille: CNRS-Université d'Aix-Marseille
Research paper available in the IFLA Library
Presented at the WLIC side event organised by the Serials and Other Continuing Resources & Acquisition and Collection Development Sections in Gdánsk, Poland on August 17, 2017

 

 

Sci-Hub and LibGen: what if… why not? 

By Louis Houle, McGill University, Canada
Research paper available in the IFLA Library
Presented at the WLIC side event “Open access: action required”, organised by the Serials and Other Continuing Resources & Acquisition and Collection Development Sections in Gdánsk, Poland on August 17, 2017

 

 

Re-envisioning a Future of Scholarly Communication

By Chris Hartgerink, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Research paper available in the IFLA Library
Presented at the WLIC session “Being Open About Open” organised by Academic & Research Libraries, FAIFE and Copyright and Other Legal Matters in Wroclaw, Poland on August 24, 2017

 

Towards Open Science: China’s Scientific Research and Libraries 

By Xiang Yang Huang (National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China),
Yan Zhao (National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Science, China),
Dong Rong Zhang (National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Science, China),
Jing Yu Liu (National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Science, China),
and Cen Zhang (National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Science)
Research paper available in the IFLA Library
Presented at the WLIC session “Being Open About Open” organised by Academic & Research Libraries, FAIFE and Copyright and Other Legal Matters in Wroclaw, Poland on August 24, 2017

 

 

What it Takes to Make ‘Open' the Default

By Vanessa Proudman Monen, SPARC Europe, Netherlands
See power point presentation
Presented at the WLIC session “Being Open About Open” organised by Academic & Research Libraries, FAIFE and Copyright and Other Legal Matters in Wroclaw, Poland on August 24, 2017

 

 

The Mining "Revolution"; Are Libraries Supporting Researchers or Publishers?

By Peter Murray-Rust, ContentMine, United Kingdom
See Peter Murray-Rust’s blog, and a post about his presentation at WLIC
Presented at the WLIC session “Being Open About Open” organised by Academic & Research Libraries, FAIFE and Copyright and Other Legal Matters in Wroclaw, Poland on August 24, 2017

 

 

Altruism as the Founding Pillar for Open Monograph Publishing in the Global South

By Reggie Raju, University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Research paper available in the IFLA Library
Presented at the WLIC session “Being Open About Open” organised by Academic & Research Libraries, FAIFE and Copyright and Other Legal Matters in Wroclaw, Poland on August 24, 2017

 

 

Open Educational Resources within a Knowledge System for Achieving Quality Education SDG 

By Lena Nyahodza, University of Cape Town, South Africa
and Reggie Raju, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Research paper available in the IFLA Library
Presented at the WLIC session “Knowledge Systems for Sustainable Development Goals - Access to Information Network-Africa” in Wroclaw, Poland on August 24, 2017

 

 

Open Cultural Data Hackaton Coding Da Vinci – Bring the Digital Commons to Life

By Antje Theise, Hamburg State and University Library, Germany
Research paper available in the IFLA Library
Presented at the WLIC session “Out of the Stacks: Special Collections in Society” organised by the Rare Books and Special Collections Section in Wroclaw, Poland on August 24, 2017

 

10th Annual International Open Access Week Shines Spotlight on Increasing the Impact of Research & Scholarship

OA Week news - ორშ, 23/10/2017 - 15:30

Hundreds of events will take place across the globe to highlight the power of Open Access to increase the impact of scientific and scholarly research during the 10th annual International Open Access Week taking place from October 23-29, 2017.

This year’s theme of “Open in Order to…” is meant to…

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Thank you from the IFLA Secretary General

IFLA - ორშ, 23/10/2017 - 15:27

Thank you from IFLA Secretary General from IFLA on Vimeo.

Colleagues from around the world,

Thank you so much for voting and contributing to the IFLA Global Vision discussion! We have an incredible result. When the voting ended on Monday 16th October, we had received 22.000 votes from 213 countries and areas of the world, from 190 out of 193 UN Member States. This is a fantastic response!

You have made this a truly global conversation with votes coming from every single continent.

But, this was just the beginning!

We are preparing even more exciting things for the next stage!

Our team is now analysing the results of this global discussion, including the kick-off meeting, the regional workshops, the self-organised workshops and the online voting. It is really an intense process, since we want to ensure that all voices are heard!

Next March, at the IFLA President’s meeting, we will launch the IFLA Global Vision report. Then we will discuss with you how we can bring the vision to reality.

This has been an enormous success and a wonderful journey.

Stay tuned for news. Keep the discussion going, by using the #iflaglobalvision hashtag in Twitter!

If this was just the start, imagine that, what is coming next, will be even more inspiring!

Don’t forget: Together we create the future!

Thank you so much for your contribution.

Gerald Leitner
IFLA Secretary General

LIBER at the FORCE11 2017 Conference in Berlin.

LIBER news - ორშ, 23/10/2017 - 15:15

The FORCE2017 Research Communication and e-¬Scholarship Conference “brings together a diverse group of people interested in changing the way in which scholarly and scientific information is communicated and shared. The goal is to maximize efficiency and accessibility. The conference is non¬traditional, with all stakeholders coming to the table for open discussion on an even playing field…

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LIBER at the FORCE11 2017 Conference in Berlin.

LIBER news - ორშ, 23/10/2017 - 15:15

The FORCE2017 Research Communication and e-¬Scholarship Conference “brings together a diverse group of people interested in changing the way in which scholarly and scientific information is communicated and shared. The goal is to maximize efficiency and accessibility. The conference is non¬traditional, with all stakeholders coming to the table for open discussion on an even playing field…

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The right to read in Lesotho

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 23/10/2017 - 15:06

To fulfill the promise of the right to read for blind, visually impaired and other print disabled people, EIFL is supporting ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty in partner countries, and its implementation into national copyright law.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

გიორგი კეკელიძის საჯარო ლექცია თემაზე „სიკვდილი ვენეციაში“

გიორგი კეკელიძის საჯარო ლექცია თემაზე „სიკვდილი ვენეციაში“

25 ოქტომბერს 18:00 საათზე საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის საკონფერენციო დარბაზში გაიმართება გიორგი კეკელიძის საჯარო ლექცია თემაზე „სიკვდილი ვენეციაში“.

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The Open Science Cafe at the Open Science Fair

LIBER news - პარ, 20/10/2017 - 19:43

In order for open science to happen, it is important to get out of your own bubble and connect to stakeholders with different interests in science, policy, research workflows and infrastructures. That is why LIBER hosted an Open Science Cafe at the Open Science Fair in Athens last September. The initiative was organised together with…

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The Open Science Cafe at the Open Science Fair

LIBER news - პარ, 20/10/2017 - 19:25

In order for open science to happen, it is important to get out of your own bubble and connect to stakeholders with different interests in science, policy, research workflows and infrastructures. That is why LIBER hosted an Open Science Cafe at the Open Science Fair in Athens last September. The initiative was organised together with…

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Copyright reform in Poland

EIFL-OA news and events - პარ, 20/10/2017 - 14:39
INTRODUCTION

On 20 November 2015, Poland’s new copyright law entered into force bringing library services in Poland into the twenty-first century.

The centrepiece for libraries of the new legislation are provisions that enable digitization for socially beneficial purposes, such as education and preservation of cultural heritage. The new law also implements two important European Directives.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

ჰაირი ჰაირიოღლუს (ვახტანგ მალაყმაძის) არქივისა და ბიბლიოთეკის პრეზენტაცია

ჰაირი ჰაირიოღლუს (ვახტანგ მალაყმაძის) არქივისა და ბიბლიოთეკის პრეზენტაცია

19 ოქტომბერს საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის საგამოფენო დარბაზში თურქეთში მოღვაწე ქართველი მეცნიერის, მთარგმნელის, პუბლიცისტისა და პოეტის ჰაირი ჰაირიოღლუს (ვახტანგ მალაყმაძის) არქივისა და ბიბლიოთეკის პრეზენტაცია გაიმართა (მასალები ბიბლიოთეკას უკვე გადაეცა). ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის ორიენტალისტიკის დარბაზს კი ჰაირი ჰაირიოღლუს სახელი მიენიჭა.

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პოსტსაბჭოთა გამოცემების ციფრული ბიბლიოთეკა Biblioplanet

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