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Occupy Library 2020

EIFL - FOSS news - სამ, 25/08/2020 - 16:34

The EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme team will conduct a workshop titled ‘Creating magical innovation in our libraries, with a little help from our peers’ at the Occupy Library 2020 conference. 

Occupy Library 2020

EIFL news and events - სამ, 25/08/2020 - 16:34

The EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme team will conduct a workshop titled ‘Creating magical innovation in our libraries, with a little help from our peers’ at the Occupy Library 2020 conference. 

Asia Open Access Meeting 2020

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 25/08/2020 - 14:18

Members of the EIFL network will participate in the Asia Open Access Meeting 2020, which takes place virtually this year, under the theme ‘Building a Sustainable, Asian Knowledge Commons for Open Science Era’.

The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) are the meeting hosts. 

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Asia Open Access Meeting 2020

EIFL - FOSS news - სამ, 25/08/2020 - 14:18

Members of the EIFL network will participate in the Asia Open Access Meeting 2020, which takes place virtually this year, under the theme ‘Building a Sustainable, Asian Knowledge Commons for Open Science Era’.

The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) are the meeting hosts. 

Asia Open Access Meeting 2020

EIFL news and events - სამ, 25/08/2020 - 14:18

Members of the EIFL network will participate in the Asia Open Access Meeting 2020, which takes place virtually this year, under the theme ‘Building a Sustainable, Asian Knowledge Commons for Open Science Era’.

The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) are the meeting hosts. 

Minutes from Genre/Form WG 15 July 2020

IFLA - ხუთ, 20/08/2020 - 15:14

The Genre/Form working group had a web meeting on 15 July 2020. Minutes from the meeting is now available.

IFLA Metadata Newsletter June 2020 issue

IFLA - ხუთ, 20/08/2020 - 15:05

We miss meeting you all in Dublin at the WLIC 2020. Anyway,  the IFLA Metadata Newsletter is a good way of keeping updated with news from a safe distance. This issue contains cataloguing news from countries all over the world, news from standards development, and a report from our Twitter account about performing metadata tasks in lockdown time. Check the nuew issue here.

Workshop: MERAL Portal

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 20/08/2020 - 14:54

EIFL has organized and will present at this workshop about the Myanmar Education, Research and Learning Portal (MERAL) for Mandalay University of Distance Education (MUDE). There are two joining options for participants - in-person, at MUDE in Mandalay, and online. 

Workshop: MERAL Portal

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 20/08/2020 - 14:54

EIFL has organized and will present at this workshop about the Myanmar Education, Research and Learning Portal (MERAL) for Mandalay University of Distance Education (MUDE). There are two joining options for participants - in-person, at MUDE in Mandalay, and online. 

Workshop: MERAL Portal

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 20/08/2020 - 14:54

EIFL has organized and will present at this workshop about the Myanmar Education, Research and Learning Portal (MERAL) for Mandalay University of Distance Education (MUDE). There are two joining options for participants - in-person, at MUDE in Mandalay, and online. 

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

The Conversation Continues: IFLA’s Governance Review Round Tables Gather Vital Insights and Feedback

IFLA - ხუთ, 20/08/2020 - 12:48

We are at the mid-point of our series of virtual round tables on our Governance Review, and have already received great feedback and useful questions. The next week will offer further opportunities to share your ideas – we encourage Members and volunteers to join us!

The success of IFLA’s governance review depends on our Members and volunteers.

This is not just because it will be our Members who will vote on the relevant changes to our Statutes at the end of the year. More fundamentally, it is because we cannot design structures that work best for our Members and volunteers without your ideas and inputs. 

This has been key to IFLA’s transformation. You have already given IFLA its Vision – through our Global Vision process – and built its Strategy for 2019-24.

Through your responses to our survey in October 2019, you also set out the challenges you felt our Governance Review needed to address: more transparency, efficiency and collaboration, stronger regional representation, greater financial and organisational sustainability, more varied opportunities for participation, and better support for volunteers.

We are now at a crucial stage of sharing, debating and developing our ideas. We have already run a survey which saw over 760 responses, as well as additional letters, demonstrating broad support for the plans, while sharing valuable new ideas.

Today marks the half-way point in a series of virtual round tables with IFLA Members and volunteers from around the world.

Led by IFLA’s President, Chair of the Professional Committee and members of the Governing Board, these have seen representatives of all types of IFLA Member – associations, institutions, individuals – from all regions already take part. Some have joined more than one call!

In doing so, participants have asked important questions and brought new clarity. They have drawn on their own experience to suggest how IFLA’s new structures could work best in reality. And they have shared insights that will help the Governing Board work towards a final draft.

The next coming week will therefore bring new opportunities for engagement by Members and volunteers. We therefore encourage any of our Members and volunteers who have received invitations to register, if you have not done so already.

To support preparations – or simply in order to find out more about the proposals – our working paper for the round tables is now available in Chinese, Russian and Spanish. This contains the key ideas, with some improvements already made, as well as highlights from your responses to our survey.

Together, we are building a more inclusive, effective and transparent IFLA! 

Gerald Leitner
IFLA Secretary General

IFLA Big Data SIG WLIC2020 event update

IFLA - ხუთ, 20/08/2020 - 11:35

Because of COVID-19 pandemy and resulting health and economic situation, IFLA and Irish organization committee had to postpone WLIC 2020. Dublin Conference will happen in 2022.

WLIC2020 Open Session "Better Together: Collaborative Solutions to the Challenges of Data and Libraries" by Big Data SIG is postponed.

Stay tuned for next news about IT section events !

OASPA Conference 2020

eifl licensing news - ოთხ, 19/08/2020 - 19:48

EIFL staff will attend the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) 2020 conference, which will take place online during the week of 21 to 25 September. 

The conference will address open access at a time of global challenge, and the demands and opportunities for open scholarship in relation to past and future crises. OASPA 2020 will also be a forum for reflection on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing efforts to ensure scholarship is open and accessible to all.

Sessions will explore - 

OASPA Conference 2020

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 19/08/2020 - 19:48

EIFL staff will attend the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) 2020 conference, which will take place online during the week of 21 to 25 September. 

The conference will address open access at a time of global challenge, and the demands and opportunities for open scholarship in relation to past and future crises. OASPA 2020 will also be a forum for reflection on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing efforts to ensure scholarship is open and accessible to all.

Sessions will explore - 

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

OASPA Conference 2020

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 19/08/2020 - 19:48

EIFL staff will attend the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) 2020 conference, which will take place online during the week of 21 to 25 September. 

The conference will address open access at a time of global challenge, and the demands and opportunities for open scholarship in relation to past and future crises. OASPA 2020 will also be a forum for reflection on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing efforts to ensure scholarship is open and accessible to all.

Sessions will explore - 

OASPA Conference 2020

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 19/08/2020 - 19:48

EIFL staff will attend the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) 2020 conference, which will take place online during the week of 21 to 25 September. 

The conference will address open access at a time of global challenge, and the demands and opportunities for open scholarship in relation to past and future crises. OASPA 2020 will also be a forum for reflection on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing efforts to ensure scholarship is open and accessible to all.

Sessions will explore - 

Are Your University’s Researchers Discoverable?

DSpace news - ოთხ, 19/08/2020 - 18:33

As the world awaits more information about COVID-19 and the SARS-CoV-2 virus, we look to biomedical research to deliver information, treatments, and an eventual vaccine.

Lately, research processes are accelerating, and researchers are collaborating, comparing results, and working together more than ever. To collaborate effectively, researchers need to find each other quickly, but that can be hit or miss unless researchers are well-known or actively curate their online presence.

How easy would it be to find a biomedical researcher at your university or research institution? Organizations with VIVO sites provide a valuable service for promoting research. VIVO’s public profiles help researchers find each other, using data from universities’ identity management, grants, and faculty systems.

By implementing VIVO, organizations effectively assert the researcher’s affiliation by creating their profile on their behalf. Ideally, their profiles list their preprints and papers with links to open access versions. The profile can show active funded projects as well as history of their research. Links to the researcher’s co-authors, their co-investigators, their departmental colleagues, and other cohorts enables viewers to browse and understand connections and collaborations. VIVO can provide all these functions, and it’s customizable to the needs of each institution.

Making current research interests, protocols, and data files accessible will promote open science around the world and highlight particular skills and expertise offered by your researchers. VIVO can serve as the institution’s hub for research data maintained in many source systems, particularly when connected to open access repositories that make publications and research data available to the public.

Collaborating requires shared vision and aligning experiences, but also compatibility. For this and so many reasons, public profiles like VIVO’s are key to telling the whole story about a potential collaborator.

The post Are Your University’s Researchers Discoverable? appeared first on Duraspace.org.

New Partnerships, Stronger Voice: Libraries Engage in Brazil's 2030 Agenda Work Group

IFLA - ოთხ, 19/08/2020 - 15:07

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The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have provided a great framework both for libraries to think about their own services, and to engage with governments and build new partnerships. The Federation of Brazilian Library Associations (FEBAB) is a great example, recently joining the country's Agenda 2030 Work Group.

This has proven to be a powerful way of building up contacts with others involved in SDG implementation, and ensuring that library priorities are reflected in key reporting. We interviewed Adriana Cybele Ferrari, President of the Federation, to find out more:

1. Where did you first get to know about the SDGs?

After the launch of the IFLA Lyon´s Declaration, we began to monitor the developments following by the Rio + 20 conference that had taken place in 2012 in Brazil, and which had great repercussions in the national media. However, when we participated in the IFLA International Advocacy Program, we started raising awareness among the library community with translation of materials and production of other content related to our reality. We participated in the workshop in Montevideo in 2016, and decided that Agenda 2030 would be the central theme of our biggest event, the Brazilian Congress of Library and Documentation that took place in October 2017. Since then, we have promoted actions to publicize and promote the Agenda 2030 among the library community in our country.

2. Why do you think they are such an important issue for libraries in Brazil?

Latin America and the Caribbean is the most unequal region on the planet, with Brazil being one of the most unequal countries. Being a librarian in this context of inequality is a huge challenge. We need to strive for a dignified life for all people who live in our country. Libraries must be the spaces that defend the most vulnerable. The Agenda therefore provides an advocacy tool for the sustainability of libraries, and is an opportunity to show that they are much more than their collections. At this moment in Brazil when we have our democracy threatened, aggravated by the pandemic that does not allow the population to go out on the streets to defend their rights, libraries need more than ever to work together and defend the Agenda 2030.

3. How easy has it been to explain the SDGs – and why they matter to colleagues?

Brazil is a country with continental dimensions, so it is not possible to say that all librarians and professionals working in libraries are aware of their role in relation to the Agenda. Even with all the materials produced by IFLA that were translated into Portuguese, and also the publications created by FEBAB, the events, the biggest difficulty is to show that the librarian must be an agent of transformation. It cannot be the case that professionals can stay inside their libraries, waiting for their communities to come to them. We have to be proactive and reach out to communities to understand them and be able to meet their demands. For many librarians, the Agenda 2030 may seem far from their daily activities, but it is not. Striving for a more just, humane and egalitarian society must be the commitment of all librarians. In this pandemic moment, we realize that it has never been more important to discuss the 2030 Agenda. Inequalities are wide and growing, COViD 19 hurts most those on the periphery, the most vulnerable, the poorest. At this moment it is important that libraries talk about the agenda for their communities, make people aware of the Agenda. Brazil is a signatory to the Agenda so it has duties to fulfill with the society. In this pandemic moment, we saw a wave of solidarity from society on behalf of the most vulnerable, which is very good, but it is up to the Government to take care of people, to provide the basic conditions for a dignified life.

4. What possibilities has your work around the SDGs created for working with government?

We are in a very delicate moment in Brazil, the Bolsonaro government removed the goals for the fulfillment of the Agenda from the government plan. It also dismantled the entire apparatus of social participation. Thus, there is no possible dialogue with the Government and for this reason it is the moment for civil society mobilization and articulation with parliamentarians.

5. What partnerships has it made possible?

Although there is no commitment at the federal level, several discussions are emerging at the level of cities, where mayors, advisers and researchers discuss the agenda and ways of working towards the SDGs. We believe that libraries will be able to engage in these spaces of dialogue in order to show their work. These events are taking place remotely due to the pandemic and this way it will be easier to engage in discussions all over the country. And partnerships must be made with other entities that work in line with the 2030 Agenda.

6. What have been your biggest achievements so far?

Due to the context we are experiencing, with the Federal Government's complete disregard, our greatest goal was to integrate the “Agenda 2030 Work Group. This was made possible by our participation in the Second Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, which took place in Santiago de Chile in 2018 where we were able to be in contact with some national institutions that are part of this Work Group. This year we were approved to join, and we have been working to defend the SDGs together with the SDG Parliamentary Front. On July 31, 2020, the “Luz report” was published, to the preparation of we contributed. This document presents the progress and setbacks of the goals in the country. Unfortunately, the result is very frightening, we had a big setback in meeting the goals.

7. What have you – and libraries – gained from your work with the Civil Society Working Group?

This work is important so that we can join forces with other civil society entities that work in line with the specific SDGs, and at the same time, we have the opportunity to show that libraries are important allies for everyone to fulfill the SDGs. We also have yet to advance the stereotypes of libraries and librarians. The publication of the Luz Report evidenced a great blackout of data promoted by the Federal Government. The promotion of open data will be one of the flags of FEBAB because without them there is no way to evaluate and move forward. We also intend to continue to encourage libraries to continue promoting services and actions in line with the SDGs.

8. What are the next steps?

We need to disseminate the Luz report and promote actions with libraries in defense of the Agenda. We also want to strengthen alliances with Parliament, for example,  with the Parliamentary Group on the SDGs,  the Parliamentary Group on Books, Reading, Literature Libraries and  the Parliamentary Group for Human Rights. We will also disseminate the  Luz Report among librarians  in order to encourage libraries to develop new actions / programs to serve their communities.

9. What lessons can you share with libraries in other countries?

Covid 19 brought more challenges to libraries, so it is impossible to proceed without making alliances beyond the library field. Reaffirming the role of libraries, repositioning them as a service to society, is one of the challenges where there is an absence of public policies, such as the case of Brazil. ECLAC reports that we will have profound  development challenges to overcome in  2020. There will be 11.6 million more unemployed than in 2019, poverty in the region will increase by 4.4 percentage points which means 28.7 million more people, and in extreme poverty an increase of 2.6% or more 15.9 million people, which is estimated to affect 83.4 million people. Given this scenario, it is urgent that libraries they become places of effective listening to help a completely modified society, marked by the pain of the loss of loved ones, to feel welcome and recover. We need to commit to building a better world to honor the thousands of lives that have been claimed by the pandemic. Libraries should care for people more than ever. People matter!

True Marketing Defined

IFLA - სამ, 18/08/2020 - 23:01

Dr. Christie Koontz, Management & Marketing Section Consultant, recently presented the keynote address True Marketing Defined at LIBER 2020. 

 

About the Presentation

Information professionals are natural marketers whether we think of ourselves in this way or not. Successful marketers meet the needs of customers in timely, convenient, and useful ways—and in the process make customers satisfied. Our professions strive for this daily, and knowledge of systematic marketing helps puts these efforts into practice.  A four-step marketing model facilitates understanding the presentation, “True Marketing Defined.”

Marketing research is finding out all you can about your market(s) whether they be actual or potential customers.  Market segmentation is based upon the marketing research and assumes that markets are heterogeneous—that is, consisting of diverse groups with different demographics, interests, lifestyles, and needs. Marketing mix strategies are developed with the consideration that most organizations are limited in resources and therefore must allocate carefully developing product, price, place, and promotion of materials, services, and programs, based upon the research and delivered to various segments. Program-level evaluation assesses the results of marketing efforts.

Over the last four decades, libraries, archives, and museums and supporting professional organizations advocate and produce evaluation measures due to the need for accountability amidst disruptive and changing times, and competition for dwindling public and private funds. 

Dr. Christie Koontz

Dr. Koontz is a recently retired and current adjunct faculty member at Florida State University (FSU) and San Jose State University (SJSU), USA.  Her academic training and work life are in communications, including journalism, advertising, and marketing. Koontz pioneered the critical need to understand the geographic and spatial nature of individual libraries, by collecting data that describe people who use a single library, and what materials and services they use, and approximating the distance they will travel for library services.

 

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