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CALL for Proposals–Spring 2019 euroCRIS Spring Membership Meeting

DSpace news - ორშ, 28/01/2019 - 20:22

From Pablo de Castro, euroCRIS Secretariat

As our Spring 2019 membership meeting at CSC (IT Center for Science) in Espoo/Helsinki approaches, this message is a call for proposals for presentations at the event. We’re currently working on the event website and on the programme, which will see some innovations with regard to previous editions. The dates for theSpring 2019 membership meeting are May 27-29, 2019.

One of these innovations will be a session for 10-min lightning talks that allow smaller findings and local experiences to be reported and questions to be raised. In order to make sure we have sufficient input for holding such a session, this is to request proposals for this kind of short presentations (besides our standard request for regular contributions about 25-30 mins long to the Jostein Hauge session).

We wish to invite the international CRIS community to send in proposals for either session on any of the following topics:

– Case studies in CRIS implementation & operation, with emphasis on new platforms and new configurations for pre-existing platforms
– Research Information infrastructures on a national and international level
– Cross-system interoperability: exchange and reuse of research information from existing resources
– Research information for funders
– Output and performance: trends in research assessment, rankings and bench-marking
– Evaluation of scientific organisations as cultural, societal or economic assets
– Value, impact and outcomes of universities
– Semantic approaches, data mining and profiling in the interpretation of research information
– The (worldwide) uptake of CRIS Systems by various stakeholders
– Identification schemes and standards
– Linked Open Data for research information
– Use cases in the application of CERIF
– Current trends in Open Access and Research Data Management and Archiving
– Meaning of CRISs for Open Science
– (Possible) Role of CRISs in creating FAIR data infrastructures

Given both the venue of the meeting and the lively and active RIM landscape and community in Northern Europe, we hope to be able to welcome a certain number of contributions from the Nordic countries.

Please send us a short 200-word abstract for your lightning talk proposal (300 words for a contribution to the Jostein Hauge session) here. Suggestions for contributions will be accepted until the end of March.

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Thailand: Marrakesh is good to go!

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 28/01/2019 - 19:04

On 28 January 2019, the Kingdom of Thailand deposited its instrument of accession at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to join the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities. Since amendments bringing the Thai Copyright Act into line with the treaty were adopted on 11 November 2018 (Copyright Act (No. 4) B.E.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Registration Open: Fedora Camp Atlanta

DSpace news - ორშ, 28/01/2019 - 18:21

Fedora is the robust, modular, open source repository platform for the management and dissemination of digital content. Fedora is used in a wide variety of institutions including libraries, museums, archives, and government organizations. Fedora Camp, hosted by Emory University Libraries, offers everyone a chance to dive in and learn all about Fedora.

Fedora Camp Atlanta will be held May 20 – 22, 2019 at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.  Early bird registrants will receive a discounted rate along with DuraSpace Members and Service Providers.

Training will begin with the basics and build toward more advanced concepts–no prior Fedora experience is required. Participants can expect to come away with a deep dive Fedora learning experience coupled with multiple opportunities for applying hands-on techniques working with experienced trainers and Fedora gurus.

Previous Fedora Camps include the inaugural camp held at Duke University, the West Coast camp at CalTech, NYC camp at Columbia U, Texas camp at UT Austin, and NASA Camp at Goddard Space Flight Center.  The camp curriculum will provide a comprehensive overview of Fedora by exploring such topics as:

  • Core & Integrated features
  • Data modeling and linked data
  • Samvera and Islandora
  • Migrating to Fedora
  • Deploying Fedora in production
  • Preservation Services

The curriculum will be delivered by a knowledgeable team of instructors from the Fedora community including, David Wilcox, Fedora Product Manager and Andrew Woods, Fedora Technical Lead.

View a sample agenda.

Register today and join us in Atlanta!

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ალექსანდრე მანველიშვილის უნიკალური არქივი ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკას გადაეცა

ალექსანდრე მანველიშვილის უნიკალური არქივი ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკას გადაეცა

ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის დირექტორი გიორგი კეკელიძე და ბიბლიოთეკის წარმომადგენლები 27 იანვარს კოლორადოს შტატში (აშშ), დენვერის მახლობლად მდებარე პატარა ქალაქ ავრორას ესტუმრნენ, სადაც ამერიკაში მცხოვრები ქართველი ემიგრანტის ალექსანდრე მანველიშვილის შთამომავლებს, პოლ და პიტერ მანველებს, შეხვდნენ.

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Listen, Hear Our Voices: Preserving and Valuing Indigenous Languages and Cultures

IFLA - ორშ, 28/01/2019 - 12:36

Preserving and celebrating culture can be key to efforts to promote cohesion and cooperation in diverse societies. This is no truer than in the case of indigenous communities, who have historically been isolated or persecuted, but now, rightfully, demand equality.

In the context of the International Year of Indigenous Langauges, IFLA's first profile of a library active in this field focuses on Library and Archives Canada. Thank you to colleagues at Library and Archives Canada for this contribution.

The First Nations, Inuit and the Métis Nation population in Canada is over 1.6 million, according to the 2016 census. Together, they use more than 70 spoken Indigenous languages. While the number of people who speak an Indigenous language grew by 3.1% between 2006 and 2016, these languages are still at risk of extinction.

Indigenous languages exist in multiple locations across Canada in dictionaries, lexicons, songbooks, and audio and video recordings. Small local libraries, right up to national cultural institutions hold some of this knowledge. However, libraries have traditionally focused on books, articles and newspapers published within the dominant colonial culture.

It is vital that libraries collect and preserve historical and culturally diverse records to ensure that Indigenous groups also benefit and see themselves reflected in the work of libraries.

As a national institution, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) acquires, preserves, and provides access to documentary heritage materials that represents all experiences in Canada. To support a relationship with First Nations, Inuit and the Métis Nation in Canada, LAC launched two initiatives: We Are Here: Sharing Stories and Listen, Hear Our Voices.

These initiatives increase access to LAC’s Indigenous-related content and support Indigenous communities to preserve oral recordings in First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation languages. LAC established an Indigenous Advisory Circle to guide the initiatives and ensure that they develop in a way that respects the spirit of reconciliation.

Listen, Hear Our Voices offers services to Indigenous communities in their efforts to identify, digitize and preserve recordings of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation languages. LAC works directly with Indigenous communities and utilizes a collaborative approach to deliver tailored services. Through identifying and preserving existing recordings in Indigenous languages, it is the hope to support language revitalisation efforts at the local level.

To this end, LAC offers training and digitisation services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation communities and organizations with audio and audiovisual recordings in Indigenous languages.

To complete this work in a meaningful way, LAC has hired and trained First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation staff who work from within their traditional territories and homelands across Canada. LAC engages in collaborative agreements with Indigenous organizations within these territories to offer a workspace for the employees. In exchange, the employees contribute to the work and priorities of the Indigenous organization.

An empowered and Indigenous staff at LAC deliver these services across the country and reaffirm LAC’s commitment to be inclusive of the values and wishes of participating communities.

Read IFLA's Guide on how to get into the International Year of Indigenous Languages, as well as our news story about the year.

VIVO Updates for January 27, 2019 — VIVO conference registration open, call for proposals opens soon, architectural fly-in this week, calls this week, Duraspace and LYRASIS intent to merge

DSpace news - ორშ, 28/01/2019 - 02:41

VIVO conference registration is open  Its true!  You can register for the 10th annual VIVO Conference (VIVO 2019) now here: http://bit.ly/2FWcRRt

The conference will be held September 4-6, 2019 at the Hilton Hotel in Podgorica, Montenegro.  Register today to get the special early bird rate.

The 10th annual conference will be the first in Europe and will feature outstanding speakers and workshops focused on the use of linked open data for scholarship.  It will be a fantastic opportunity to see cutting edge work and share your experiences with people of common interests.

You can follow the conference on Twitter at #vivo19.

If you or your organization are interested in sponsoring the conference, with display space, complimentary registration, and other sponsor benefits, please contact Julia Trimmer

VIVO conference call for proposals will open soon  Thinking of presenting at the VIVO conference?  The call for proposals will open soon.  The conference will be looking for strong proposals for workshops, talks, panels, and posters.  This year, the conference plans to use Open Review (http://openreview.net), a configurable policy platform for peer review, created by the Information Extraction and Synthesis Laboratory of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  You can learn more about Open Review here:  https://openreview.net/about

Architectural fly-in  This week the VIVO project will hold an architectural fly-in at the University of Florida Research and Academic Center at Lake Nona, Orlando, Florida.  The group will discuss future VIVO software and system architecture in support of the Product Direction for 2019.

You can read more about the work of the group here:  2019 Architectural Fly-in

Calls this week

Due to the fly-in, there will be no development meeting this week.

Duraspace and LYRASIS announce intent to merge.  Duraspace (http://duraspace.org), and LYRASIS (https://www.lyrasis.org) have announced an “intent to merge”.  See the press release here:  https://duraspace.org/amplifying-impact-lyrasis-and-duraspace-announce-intent-to-merge-2/  Due diligence is on-going, and final board action, following community input and due diligence, is expected later this spring.  A Frequently Asked Questions site is available.  The Duraspace board members can be found here:  https://duraspace.org/about/board-of-directors/  If you have comments or questions regarding the intent to merge, please share them with one of the board members, or with Erin Tripp, the Executive Director of Duraspace, or Robert Miller, the CEO of LYRASIS.  The Duraspace Board will meet February 10 to continue to discussion of the intent to merge.



Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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გიორგი კეკელიძე კონგრესის ბიბლიოთეკის დირექტორს შეხვდა

გიორგი კეკელიძე კონგრესის ბიბლიოთეკის დირექტორს შეხვდა

24 იანვარს ვაშინგტონში ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის დირექტორი გიორგი კეკელიძე კონგრესის ბიბლიოთეკის დირექტორს კარლა ჰაიდენს შეხვდა. შეხვედრას ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის მხრიდან ლევან თაქთაქიშვილი და მაია სიმონიშვილი ესწრებოდნენ.

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Open science on the move in Serbia

EIFL-OA news and events - პარ, 25/01/2019 - 15:12

EIFL has been supporting open access in Serbia since 2000. EIFL-supported awareness raising, advocacy and policy development workshops have resulted in the launch of two OA journals portals (doiSerbia and SCIndeks), and improved OA publishing policies and practices.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

ახალი წიგნი ჩვენს ბიბლიოთეკაში

ფროიდი, ზ. რჩეული შრომები / გერმანულიდან თარგმნა მაია ბადრიძემ. - თბ.: დიოგენე, 2018. – 441 გვ.  ISBN 9789941115684
კრებული ავსტრიელი ფსიქოლოგისა და ქსიქოანალიზის ფუძემდებლის ხუთ მნიშვნელოვან ნაშრომს აერთიანებს. ესენია: “ტოტემი და ტაბუ”, “ერთი ილუზიის მომავალი”, “კულტურით უკმაყოფილება”, “ლეონარდო და ვინჩის ბავშვობის მოგონებები”, “დოსტოევსკი და მამის მკვლელი”. წარმოდგენილი კვლევები ფსიქოლოგიურ, სრულიად განსხვავებულ მიდგომას ავლენს ერთი შეხედვით მარტივი, რუტინული ცხოვრებისა. და ვინჩისა და დოსტოევსკის ბიოგრაფიები სრულიად შემოაბრუნებს ამ ორი ბუმბერაზ პიროვნებების რაობას მკითხველის თვალში. 

იხ. ვრცლად

ახალი წიგნი ჩვენს ბიბლიოთეკაში

მედიცინა : ილუსტრირებული ისტორია / მთარგმნ. მზია ლაპიაშვილი; რედ.: მაკა სესკურია, რუსუდან გორგაძე. - თბ.: ბაკურ სულაკაურის გამომცემლობა, 2018. – 289 გვ.

ISBN 978-9941-23-740-9

წიგნში განხილულია მედიცინის ის საფუძვლები, რომელთაგან ზოგი ეფექტური გამოდგა, ზოგი კი მთლიანად ჯადოზე, სულებზე, დემონებსა და ზებუნებრივ ძალებზე იყო დაფუძნებული. მე-16 საუკუნეში რენესანსმა საფუძველი ჩაუყარა კვლევას, ჩანაწერებს, ექსპერიმენტებს, და მედიცინამ უკვე მეცნიერების სტატუსი მოიპოვა. წიგნში მნიშვნელოვანი ადგილი უჭირავს როგორც წარსულის კვლევას, ასევე თანამედროვე სამედიცინო მიღწევებს. აქვე განხილულია ისეთი პრობლემატური საკითხები როგორიცაა მალარია, აივ/შიდსი, სასუნთქი და გულსისხლძარღვთა სისტემების ქრონიკული დაავადებები, კვება და ვაქცინაცია. 

წიგნში განხილულია რა უმნიშვნელოვანეს მიზნებს მიაღწია მედიცინამ დღესდღეობით და როგორ იცვლება ავადმყოფობასა და ჯანმრთელობას შორის ბალანსი მომავალი თაობებისათვის. 

წიგნი დაყოფილია ნაწილებად: ძველი სიბრძნე 700 წლამდე;

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Bringing the Marrakesh Treaty closer to practice: IFLA releases new monitoring report

IFLA - ხუთ, 24/01/2019 - 12:00

IFLA has today published an update to its Marrakesh Monitoring Report. This sets out which countries have ratified or acceded to the Treaty, and which have taken the necessary steps at the national level to make it a reality. It underlines the need for continued attention at the national level to make a reality of the promise of Marrakesh.

The Marrakesh Treaty is a key legal instrument adopted by the World Intellectual Property Organisation in 2013. It sets out to end the book famine for visually impaired people around the world. The Treaty provisions allow institutions such as libraries, under specific circumstances, to produce and exchange accessible format copies of works, including across borders. By doing so, more works will be available for people with print disabilities.

IFLA is keeping track of changes at the national level to bring national legislations in line with the Treaty. This is important, as in almost all cases, for the Treaty to have an impact, there needs to be both ratification or accession to the Treaty, and national reform.  

The monitoring report published today follows up on the previous edition from October 2018. Many countries have been added to the list, and several more have made legislative changes in their national law since then. More and more are effectively ready to start using the Marrakesh Treaty provisions.

While we haven’t yet seen many cross-border exchanges of accessible format copies under the Marrakesh Treaty provisions, the ratification of the Treaty is helping librarians to encourage the production of accessible format works in their countries.

Libraries for the blind are also raising awareness among other libraries in their country who can act as authorised entities to encourage their involvement with the Marrakesh treaty provisions.

The overview also offers useful evidence to those currently involved in advocacy efforts. To simplify the use of Marrakesh provisions in practice, countries should be as aligned as possible in the key aspects showed that the overview shows.

For instance, if two countries want to exchange works across-borders, but one has remuneration provisions and the other doesn’t, questions as to whether the second one needs to abide to those may arise and complicate the exchange. The simpler and more aligned provisions are, the more likely it is that the Treaty will be a success.

IFLA will be publishing updates of this document on a regular basis. Comments and updates are very welcome - contact us.

Download the Marrakesh Monitoring Report (January 2019 update)

Learning circles a hit in African public libraries

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 24/01/2019 - 10:59

In 2018, EIFL and partners Peer to Peer University and Kenya National Library Service completed a three-year project to test and encourage growth of learning circles - in-person study groups for online learners - in public libraries in Africa. The results far exceeded the project’s goals - in just one year (2018) over a thousand people completed online courses in a wide range of subjects in libraries in Kenya and Uganda, and in Zambia dozens of learners are working through courses.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Amplifying Impact: LYRASIS and DuraSpace Announce Intent to Merge

DSpace news - ხუთ, 24/01/2019 - 05:12
LYRASIS and DuraSpace announce their intent to merge, forming a robust new home for Community-Supported Programs and Services.

LYRASIS, an innovative full-service technology and services nonprofit, and DuraSpace, which specializes in open source technologies, plan to join their world-class 501(c)(3) nonprofit teams in 2019. LYRASIS is a recognized leader in building and delivering solutions to academic and public libraries, museums and archives. DuraSpace is a best of class team providing leadership and innovation for open technologies used by academic, scientific, cultural, technology and research communities.

The combined organization will serve over 1,200 members and 3,500 organizational users across the globe.  With a vision of leading community focused innovation, the increased scale and sustainability of a combined organization will provide better value and benefits to members of LYRASIS and DuraSpace.

A new division of LYRASIS, the DuraSpace Community Supported Programs Division, will be formed to accelerate the pace of development for a combined 8 global open source technology communities, including DSpace, Fedora, VIVO, DuraCloud, ArchivesSpace, CollectionSpace, SimplyE public, and SimplyE academic. DuraSpace hosted services, DuraCloud, DSpaceDirect, and ArchivesDirect, will also transition to LYRASIS. In addition, a thought leadership division will be created that will combine the rich and diverse memberships of both organizations to collaboratively design and develop next generation solutions that include migration, integration, analytics, and hosting.

Robert Miller, LYRASIS CEO says “The DuraSpace contribution and commitment to openness as it applies to academic communities has always stood out to me. They have built a phenomenal team, attracted a blue ribbon board, and earned the support and trust of their prestigious members. We are honored to join together with DuraSpace. Our collective memberships will benefit from increased economies of scale and having a bigger seat at the table as we work together to design and build better end-to-end solutions. We are eager to add DuraSpace’s voice to ours.”

Erin Tripp, DuraSpace’s Executive Director explains that “While DuraSpace is in its strongest financial position ever, the synergies of joining our two organizations will allow us to leverage a larger organization and member base to amplify our voice. Our missions and memberships are already converging. Taking this next step to merge our organizations will provide access to staff and investment dollars to accelerate the pace of global, community-supported open source software development. Together, we can steward viable alternatives to proprietary products.”

Following a brief period to complete due diligence, the Boards of the two non-profit organizations will hold a merger vote. If affirmed, the merger will proceed at a pace to ensure minimal disruption to members and customers.

In the proposed merger between DuraSpace and LYRASIS, LYRASIS will remain the parent organization and legal entity. The DuraSpace brand, stewardship of DSpace, Fedora, and VIVO, and fiscal sponsorship supports will transition to the new DuraSpace Community Supported Programs Division of LYRASIS. DuraSpace hosted services (DuraCloud, DSpaceDirect, and ArchivesDirect) will also transition to LYRASIS.  

For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions documentation.

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ნიუ-იორკში ქართული ბიბლიოთეკა გაიხსნა

ნიუ-იორკში ქართული ბიბლიოთეკა გაიხსნა

საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის ძალისხმევით ნიუ-იორკში, ქვინსის ბიბლიოთეკაში, ქართული ბიბლიოთეკა გაიხსნა, სადაც ასობით ქართული გამოცემა, ფილმი და აუდიოჩანაწერი ინახება.

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Convocatoria Sección de América Latina y Caribe - WLIC 2019

IFLA - ოთხ, 23/01/2019 - 15:30

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INTRODUCCIÓN: La Sección de América Latina y Caribe, invita al sector bibliotecario a participar presentando ponencias relacionadas a la innovación en las bibliotecas considerando no solo la innovación en el área tecnológica, sino aspectos relacionados con la educación, los servicios, los usuarios, entre otros.

OBJETIVO: IFLA LAC busca presentar en IFLA WLIC 2019, iniciativas, proyectos, programas, planes que tengan como objetivo incluir innovación y una mejora continua en las bibliotecas para responder a cambios universales del sector. Estas innovaciones deben permitir ofrecer un servicio de calidad adaptado a la era digital y demás tendencias posicionando y defendiendo el papel que desempeñan las bibliotecas y los bibliotecarios en el desarrollo social y la defensa de la Agenda 2030. Todos están invitados a aportar experiencias, testimonios o evidencias relacionadas con el tema principal de la sesión.


  • Innovaciones en las competencias de los profesionales de la Bibliotecología: la educación bibliotecaria retos y nuevos perfiles de los profesionales y de los usuarios;
  • Innovaciones en infraestructura: edificios de bibliotecas, espacios de lectura, espacios para niños y jóvenes, espacios para personas de la tercera edad y con capacidades diferentes. Espacios virtuales, redes y telecomunicaciones.
  • Innovaciones en la creación y presentación de la información: el mundo audiovisual y virtual y los retos para las bibliotecas y los servicios a sus usuarios.
  • Innovaciones en los entornos y modalidades de la educación y la investigación
  • Otras experiencias innovativas dentro del tema central de la Sesión.



  • Las propuestas deben tener 500-600 palabras. Deben incluir: tema, objetivo, metodología, resultados, aportes, originalidad. Información necesaria para su evaluación. Enviar a correos: iflalac.chair@gmail.com y iflalac.secretaria@gmail.com
  • Se seleccionarán hasta 4 documentos basados en el resumen presentado

Trabajos completos

  • Deben tener 3000-5000 palabras, deben ser trabajos originales no publicados.
  • Ser escritos en uno de los idiomas oficiales de IFLA (preferentemente Inglés, Español o Francés).
  • Al menos uno de los autores del artículo debe asistir a la sesión abierta en Atenas para presentar su trabajo.
  • Todos los textos estarán disponibles en el sitio web de WLIC 2019 y en la IFLA Library con licencia Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.
  • Los autores de los trabajos aceptados deberán completar el formulario de la IFLA de permiso de los autores.
  • Todos los costos, inclusive el de la inscripción en el congreso WLIC 2019, alojamiento, pasajes, etc. son de responsabilidad de los autores. IFLA no proveerá ningún apoyo económico. Si los autores requieren una carta especial de invitación, solicitarla en el enlace invitation letter.
  • Los autores tendrán 15 minutos para hacer su presentación en la Sesión abierta.


  • 1 de marzo 2019: Fecha límite para presentación de resúmenes (o abstract) (500-600 palabras)
  • 18 de marzo 2019: Notificación a los autores de las ponencias seleccionadas
  • 1 de mayo 2019: Entrega de los textos finales (documento completo) en iflalac.chair@gmail.com e iflalac.secretaria@gmail.com
  • 15 de mayo 2019: Sugerencias de cambios se envían a los autores
  • 30 de mayo 2019: Alojar el texto completo en sitio web de IFLA LAC 2019

Ayudas de participación en el Congreso

Para la concesión de ayudas para la asistencia al Congreso, consultar la web Conference Participation Grants.

Now available: new resource for RELINDIAL papers

IFLA - ოთხ, 23/01/2019 - 13:21

Since our founding in 2013, the RELINDIAL SIG has sponsored (by itself or in association with) a number of publications, most of which are already online. We've now created a dedicated webpage that collects them all. 

IFLA Green Library Award 2019

IFLA - ოთხ, 23/01/2019 - 12:16


sponsored by De Gruyter

What is a Green Library?

The consideration of the role of humanity in climate change and the notion of sustainable development are core concerns of society, and consequently of libraries.”

According to the Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science (ODLIS), Green Libraries are “designed to minimize negative impact on the natural environment and maximize indoor environmental quality by means of careful site selection, use of natural construction materials and biodegradable products, conservation of resources (water, energy, paper), and responsible waste disposal (recycling, etc.)”

They also focus on related services, activities, events, literature and projects, demonstrating the social role and responsibility of libraries as leaders in environmental sustainability.

Objectives of the IFLA Green Library Award
  • To reward the best Green Library submission that communicates the library’s commitment to environmental sustainability
  • To create awareness of libraries’ social responsibility and leadership in environmental education. Libraries of all types are encouraged to participate
  • To support the worldwide Green Library movement, concerned with
    • environmentally sustainable buildings
    • environmentally sustainable information resources and programming
    • conservation of resources and energy
  • To promote the development of Green Libraries initiatives locally and worldwide
  • To encourage Green Libraries to actively present their activities to an international audience
Relevance to IFLA’s goals and values

Following the IFLA Key Initiative 4.1: Promoting libraries within the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development the award will help to advance the profession through illuminating the role of libraries and librarians in the advancement of sustainability standards and the promotion of specialized knowledge within professional practice.

Guidelines for submissions
  • Any type of library with an outstanding Green Library project, initiative or idea may apply for the IFLA Green Library Award. The project, initiative or idea may be presented in various ways (e.g. essay, video, poster, article, set of slides)
  • Applications must be written in one of the seven IFLA languages
  • Applicants may also submit an English translation if they prefer
  • Film and Video materials in languages other than English must have English subtitles
  • The presentation of the project, initiative or idea should be submitted to the ENSULIB award reviewing committee
  • The quality and relevance of the project, initiative or idea will be evaluated by the ENSULIB committee in terms of
  • applicability to the goals and the scope of ENSULIB
  • contribution of libraries to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • quality of the overall presentation
  • relevance to IFLA’s goals and values (Key Initiative 4.1)

Download the application form: [English – MS Word]

Applications must be submitted before 1 April 2019 to:
Dr. Petra Hauke, ENSULIB Secretary
E-mail: petra.hauke@hu-berlin.de

Submissions will be reviewed by the ENSULIB award reviewing committee and will be unbiased and neutral.

See past IFLA Green Library Award Winners: 2016, 2017, 2018

The finalist will be recognized for his/her outstanding submission. The award includes € 500, sponsored by De Gruyter Saur, and will be presented at the 85th IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2019 in Athens, Greece.

On behalf of ENSULIB, The Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group of IFLA

Petra Hauke, ENSULIB Secretary

Cambodia’s disability strategy targets Marrakesh

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 23/01/2019 - 10:01

On 11-12 December 2018, EIFL participated in the first national workshop in Cambodia to design a National Disability Strategic Plan (NDSP) 2019-2023. The new plan, that aims to ensure inclusiveness and equality for people living with disabilities, extends for another four years the existing plan (2014-2018) that has benefited around 10,000 people.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Call for Papers

IFLA - სამ, 22/01/2019 - 19:54

Call for Papers

Law Libraries Section

Access to the Law of the Countries of the World for Vulnerable Communities

The IFLA Law Libraries Section is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at a session to be held at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Athens, Greece, 24-30 August, 2019.

Session Theme

Linked to the theme for the 2019 World Library and Information Congress, “Libraries in dialogue for change”, the Law Libraries Section is sponsoring a program on access to the law of the countries for the world for vulnerable communities to be held at the 2019 World Libraries Information Congress in Athens, Greece and issuing a call for papers on this topic. The program intends to discuss not only the barriers that vulnerable communities may face to having access to the law and legal information, but also efforts to ensure that marginalized communities have access to legal information, through a variety of means. An important component of the program will be to consider how libraries and other memory institutions can assist in efforts to ensure that vulnerable or at-risk communities have access to the law. Vulnerable communities can include a number of different groups, including refugees, women, indigenous communities, the poor, citizens in developing countries, and pro se litigants, among many others.

We invite papers that:

  • Discuss barriers to access to the laws in a particular country, or group of countries, discussing how these barriers particularly affect some vulnerable or marginalized group
  • Describe efforts to remove barriers to access to the law for a particular vulnerable or marginalized group
  • Document larger efforts to remove barriers to access to the law and its particular effect on a marginalized or vulnerable group
  • Demonstrate how libraries or other memory institutions assist in the effort to ensure access to the law of the countries of the world, with particular regard to communities in special need of support or protection.

Papers should reflect the conference theme, "Libraries in Dialogue for Change" and represent the various types of law libraries such as academic, law firm, court, government etc.

Language of the session:

Papers should be in one of the seven IFLA official languages: ArabicChineseEnglishFrench, GermanRussian and Spanish, however, abstracts should be in English. The Presentation for this session must be done in English, as no interpretation services will be available for this session.

Important dates and submission guidelines

  • Deadline to submit proposals/abstracts: 22 February 2019

Proposals should include:

  • Title of proposed presentation
  • Abstract of proposed paper (no more than 300 words)
  • Name(s) of presenter(s) plus position and/or title
  • Employer / affiliated institution
  • Contact information including e-mail address, telephone number
  • Short biographical statement of presenter(s)

Send proposals via email to:

Leslie Street
Email: leslie.street@gmail.com

  • 15 March 2019: Proposals will be reviewed and successful candidates will be notified.
  • 31 May 2019:  Deadline for selected presenters to submit formal paper to coordinator (for inclusion on the IFLA conference website and the Section’s website).  Details regarding the format and length of the final paper will be sent to candidates whose abstracts are accepted.


All proposals must be received by 22 February 2019.

Please note

At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program in Athens. Abstracts should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.

All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2019 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.

All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.

ახალი წიგნი ჩვენს ბიბლიოთეკაში

ერემაძე, ქ. თავისუფლების დამცველნი თავისუფლების ძიებაში : საკონსტიტუციო კონტროლის 20 წელი საქართველოში / რედ.: ა. დემეტრაშვილი, ჯ. ხეცურიანი, გ. პაპუაშვილი,  კ. ვარძელაშვილი. – თბ.: მერიდიანი, 2018. – 507 გვ.  ISBN : 978-9941-25-472-7
წინამდებარე წიგნი ეთმობა საქართველოს საკონსტიტუციო სასამართლოს საქმიანობის მრავალმხრივ, კომპლექსურ ანალიზს მისი ფუნქციონირების 20 წლის დინამიკაში. ნაშრომში შეფასებულია სასამართლოს ინსტიტუციური როლი, მნიშვნელობა კონსტიტუციური ღირებულებების დაცვის პროცესში; პრაქტიკაზე დაყრდნობით გაანალიზებულია სასამართლოს მიერ ფუნდამენტური უფლებების მიზნობრივი განმარტებისთვის დადგენილი სტანდარტები, კრიტერიუმები, ინსტრუმენტები, ასევე, მათი გამოყენების შედეგები; მნიშვნელოვანი ადგილი ეთმობა წლების განმავლობაში საკონსტიტუციო სასამართლოსა და პოლიტიკური ხელისუფლების ურთიერთდამოკიდებულების პრობლემების, არსებული გამოწვევების ანალიზს. 

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