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Be a Volunteer Reviewer for the LYRASIS 2020 Catalyst Fund Applications

DSpace news - სამ, 03/12/2019 - 18:27

The LYRASIS Catalyst Fund is an award program to fund new ideas and innovative projects by LYRASIS members. The 2020 application process will close February 20, 2020. The Catalyst Fund is a membership benefit administered by the LYRASIS Leaders Circle to expand opportunities to share expertise and collaborate on innovations with potential for community-wide impact. LYRASIS is looking for volunteers willing to review, assess and comment on collaborative, innovative, and cutting edge proposals. 

We are now recruiting librarians, archivists and museum professionals with experience  in diverse areas, such as accessibility, assessment, collections management, community outreach and programming, facilities, metadata, open content, open source software, preservation, professional training, and technology. Individuals from LYRASIS member and non-member organizations may volunteer. To avoid any conflict of interest, however, volunteers will not be allowed to review if their own institution submits an application. 

Since 2017 The LYRASIS Catalyst Fund has fostered innovation leading to new services and programs among members and knowledge communities by surfacing innovative ideas and initiatives that have the potential to impact institutions both large and small. The Catalyst Fund grants provide support for organizations to engage in low risk development and testing. This year, five programs were awarded seed funding: Columbus Metropolitan Library, “My Upload: Engaging Library Users in Digital Collections”; King County Library System (WA), “Conversational Artificial Intelligence: Bringing the Library to Your Living Room”; Florida International University, “AI for Archives: Using Facial Recognition to Enhance Metadata”; Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, “Using Linked Open Data for Georgia’s Natural, Cultural and Historic Organizations’ Disaster Response”, and; University of Michigan, “Open Data Toolkit Based on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Principles”. To see more about these, and previous projects visit here.

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Job Opening: Are You LIBER’s New Training Coordinator?

LIBER news - სამ, 03/12/2019 - 14:46

NOTE: This position is now filled. Please see our Jobs page or follow @libereurope to learn about future opportunities. LIBER is Europe’s largest research library network. We help our university, national and special libraries to support world-class research. Founded in 1971 and based in The Hague, LIBER is involved in a range of funded projects…

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IFLA Secretary General Urges Africa’s Governments to Engage Libraries in Development Efforts

IFLA - სამ, 03/12/2019 - 12:54

At the Third Roundtable Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Public Libraries in Africa, IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner underlined the scope for libraries to deliver on the goals set out in the Africa 2063 and UN 2030 Agendas, and called on governments to seize the opportunity.

Major international efforts to promote development in recent years have placed a growing focus on empowering citizens and promoting knowledge-based growth.

In doing do, governments have given increasing recognition to the importance of key library activities – supporting literacy, ensuring access to information, and providing a space and opportunity for community engagement.

Both the United Nations 2030 Agenda, with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and the African Union’s 2063 Agenda, represent important opportunities both for libraries to advocate to those in power, but also for decision-makers to place libraries at the heart of policy making and delivery.

The Third Roundtable of Ministers Responsible for Public Libraries in Africa, taking place a month ago in Accra, Ghana, provided a chance for these decision-makers to talk about the progress they had made in harnessing the power of libraries, and to hear from the library field about promising new practices and trends.

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner participated on behalf of IFLA as a whole, underlining the vision set out in IFLA’s own Strategy 2019-24 of a strong and united library field powering literate, informed and participative societies.

Stressing that in their libraries, the ministers present had a great potential in their hands to support development, he called on them to engage libraries more in development policy planning and coordination, Voluntary National Reviews, promoting libraries at the World Intellectual Property Organisation and collecting and publishing library data.

IFLA looks forward to continuing to engage with libraries and governments across Africa, in particular in the regional workshop planned for 2020 where we will explore how the IFLA Strategy can help strengthen the field across the continent.

Find out more about what IFLA is doing on libraries and development.

LIBER and Communia Launch Joint Guidelines on Text and Data Mining

LIBER news - ორშ, 02/12/2019 - 17:42

Today LIBER and Communia are releasing detailed guidelines on the implementation of the Digital Single Market Directive. LIBER has specifically worked to develop the guidance related to text and data mining, as covered in Articles 3 and 4 of the Directive. The LIBER-Communia guidelines come in addition to detailed library guidelines on the Digital Single…

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IFLA at IGF 2019

IFLA - ორშ, 02/12/2019 - 09:14

Between 25 and 29 November 2019, IFLA participated in the 14th annual Internet Governance Forum meeting in Berlin. The key messages IFLA emphasised were the importance of policy support for public access in libraries, the role of libraries in enabling meaningful connectivity, and in generating meaningful internet content through digitisation efforts.

The Internet Governance Forum is a multistakeholder space for debate and cooperation towards an open, secure and free internet. The theme of the 2019 meeting was “One world. One net. One vision”, and over 5000 participants from public, private and civil society sectors participated.

From public internet access…

Within the framework of the Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries (DC-PAL), IFLA organised an open session alongside Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL). The session examined how public access in libraries contributes to broadband and connectivity policy success, and how governments integrate libraries into planning.

The speakers highlighted the role of libraries in access, development, and affordability strategies, and presented a draft report which compares how libraries are included in broadband plans and policies in different countries.

Presentations and interventions by speakers from Uganda, Kenya, Germany and Ghana illustrated how including libraries in such policies works in practice, and the impact it delivers. In several cases, Universal Service Funds were highlighted as an effective mechanism to support public access and library connectivity.

… to other areas important for libraries

IFLA also joined the panel of a session organised by the Best Practice Forum on Local Content. IFLA shared how library heritage digitisation initiatives can help create online content that is most meaningful and/or relevant for a given community.

IFLA drew special attention to digitisation efforts carried out by libraries jointly with indigenous communities, and digital preservation of heritage materials at risk.

Other issues and questions relevant for libraries were discussed throughout the week, for example:

  • Meaningful connectivity and meaningful access: many participants agreed that access to connectivity services and infrastructure alone do not bring the full benefits of connectivity. We need rather to think about making meaningful connectivity and access meaningful, for which can entail different elements: from affordability, appropriate access devices, and sufficient speed (e.g. as included in A4AI’s Meaningful Connectivity Standard) to digital skills, literacy, and availability of online content and services relevant for the user (which libraries offer).
  • The issues of reconciling freedom of expression and intellectual freedom online with government and private companies’ efforts to address such concerns as disinformation or harmful content.
  • On several occasions, it was pointed out that traditional connectivity models may not be effective in bringing the remaining billions online as fast as possible. Community networks were proposed as an alternative solution in several sessions – libraries can learn more about this connectivity model and see what roles they can play in community network projects.

You can watch a recording of the DC-PAL session and read the draft report. If you would like to get involved in IGF events and initiatives, the IFLA Get Into IGF Guide can offer an explanation of how the Forum works and how you can take part.

Tbilisi to be World Book Capital 2021

IFLA - პარ, 29/11/2019 - 22:07

​UNESCO has announced that Tbilisi, capital of Georgia, will be World Book Capital 2021. IFLA is looking forward to working with the authorities and libraries there to show the power of our institutions in promoting books and reading.

The UNESCO World Book Capital programme focuses on supporting access to, and the production of books. Built on the understanding that high levels of literacy and reading are linked to greater well-being and performance in other areas of development, it looks to celebrate innovative and leading practices at the local level.

The title of World Book Capital is awarded by the Director General of UNESCO, based on recommendations from an advisory committee including IFLA and the International Publishers Association. Through its engagement, IFLA encourages bids that take full advantage of the potential of libraries to deliver on the goals of the programme.

From April 2021, the holder of the title will therefore be Tbilisi. In this, they will follow on from the current holder, Sharjah (UAE) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) which will take on the role in April 2020.

With the theme 'So your next book is...', the year will focus on increasing the number of people reading - in particular the young - and the role that new technologies can play in bringing books to new audiences. 

IFLA is looking forward to working with our members in Georgia in order to make the most of the opportunity to highlight the power of libraries.

Through providing access to books and other materials, as well as a truly public space, libraries are key to delivering on the right to culture. They are a key part of the social, educational and cultural infrastructure of any town or city.

We are sure that Tbilisi’s time as World Book Capital will provide examples that will help inspire other cities around the world to place libraries at the heart of their development policies.

Tbilisi to be World Book Capital 2021

IFLA - პარ, 29/11/2019 - 22:07

​UNESCO has announced that Tbilisi, capital of Georgia, will be World Book Capital 2021. IFLA is looking forward to working with the authorities and libraries there to show the power of our institutions in promoting books and reading.

The UNESCO World Book Capital programme focuses on supporting access to, and the production of books. Built on the understanding that high levels of literacy and reading are linked to greater well-being and performance in other areas of development, it looks to celebrate innovative and leading practices at the local level.

The title of World Book Capital is awarded by the Director General of UNESCO, based on recommendations from an advisory committee including IFLA and the International Publishers Association. Through its engagement, IFLA encourages bids that take full advantage of the potential of libraries to deliver on the goals of the programme.

From April 2021, the holder of the title will therefore be Tbilisi. In this, they will follow on from the current holder, Sharjah (UAE) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) which will take on the role in April 2020.

With the theme 'So your next book is...', the year will focus on increasing the number of people reading - in particular the young - and the role that new technologies can play in bringing books to new audiences. 

IFLA is looking forward to working with our members in Georgia in order to make the most of the opportunity to highlight the power of libraries.

Through providing access to books and other materials, as well as a truly public space, libraries are key to delivering on the right to culture. They are a key part of the social, educational and cultural infrastructure of any town or city.

We are sure that Tbilisi’s time as World Book Capital will provide examples that will help inspire other cities around the world to place libraries at the heart of their development policies.

The Right Structures to Deliver on our Strategy: Update on IFLA’s Governance Review

IFLA - პარ, 29/11/2019 - 15:25

​​​With IFLA’s Strategy for 2019-24 in place, now is the time to ensure that we have the right structures, as an organisation, to deliver on our vision and mission. IFLA’s Governance Review – the process for achieving this – is already well advanced.

Throughout the Global Vision process, leading up to the presentation of the IFLA Strategy 2019-2024 at WLIC 2019 in Athens, IFLA’s Members have played a central role in our transformation.

Thanks to this, we are in a better place than ever before to build a strong and united library field. The Governance Review is the step that will ensure that IFLA has the structure to deliver on its new Strategy.

This process is already well underway, drawing strongly on the input provided by IFLA’s Members, reflecting IFLA’s commitment to listening and taking account of the library field’s feedback and views.

Governing Board Work Groups

As a first step in September, we created three Work Groups to examine our Governing Board, Professional Units, and Strategic Committees.

We asked them the following questions:

  • Is the current structure the best to deliver IFLA’s mission, vision, values, and strategic directions?
  • If not, what are the issues that must be addressed?
  • What solutions would solve those issues, and are those solutions sustainable and aligned with IFLA’s values?

Since then, each group has been hard at work interviewing key stakeholders, and reviewing comments received during the Global Vision process, the IFLA Membership Survey 2018, and in Professional Unit workshops.

When the Governing Board meets in December, they will bring together their findings so far.

Read more about IFLA's Strategy 2019-24.

Governance Structure Survey

In October, we asked for your views about the performance of IFLA’s current governance structure. The results of this will be a key ingredient in these discussions.

The high relative response rate indicates the strong level of engagement in IFLA’s future.

We received responses from 269 members of IFLA’s professional units (a 33% response rate), with an average of 10 years of involvement, and 173 IFLA members who are not members of a professional units (12.7% response rate), with an average of 12 years of involvement.

The survey results provided the following highlights:

  • IFLA’s Members appreciated that IFLA’s governance structure allows many opportunities for involvement in leadership and that it generally reflects the breadth and diversity of the library field.
  • IFLA’s Members were in agreement that any changes proposed to the governance structure must be financially sustainable, provide for organisational stability, address regional representation, open doors for participation and inclusion more broadly, and allow new leaders to step forwards.
  • In addition to issues of structure, IFLA’s Members also saw transparency, communication, and collaboration as important.
Next Steps

Based on the consideration of the results of the Member survey, as well as the results of their work to date, IFLA’s Governing Board will work to define concrete proposals for change.

They will meet in person again in April 2020, in order to take the next steps towards a final proposal to present to the General Assembly in August 2020. 

Throughout this time, we will be providing updates, and further opportunities to provide your input.

Palaces for the People: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Public Library Manifesto

IFLA - პარ, 29/11/2019 - 13:30

​Today we are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the current edition of the Public Library Manifesto.

This document, agreed by IFLA and the Member States of UNESCO, places public libraries at the heart of efforts to promote education, democracy and participation in culture.

As IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner set out:

The Public Library Manifesto clearly sets out the values that don’t just underpin the work of public libraries, but to a large extent, all libraries, everywhere. These shared values can be a driver and guiding star for our work to build a stronger library field, and so stronger communities and societies around the world, as set out in the IFLA Global Vision.

To mark the event, IFLA has encouraged its members around the world to act to celebrate both the Manifesto and the work and missions of public libraries themselves.

With a growing recognition of the value of physical spaces and opportunities for building connections and community, the need for public libraries appears as strong as ever.

Nonetheless, the need for advocacy at every level, as well as efforts within the field to define, share and implement good practices, remains high.

Over the coming months, working in particular through our Public Libraries Section and with UNESCO, IFLA will be looking at where the Manifesto could be updated to make it ever more useful for libraries and decision-makers alike.

IFLA President Christine Mackenzie underlined:

The values and principles set out in the Public Library Manifesto are as important today as they were 25 years ago. So too is our work to make them reality. I look forward to working together with libraries and library associations everywhere to deliver culture, education and access to information for all, into the future. 

Read more about the Manifesto in our advocacy toolkit.

EIFL signs with Mathematical Sciences Publishers

eifl licensing news - ხუთ, 28/11/2019 - 18:56

EIFL has signed a new agreement with Mathematical Sciences Publishers (MSP) that provides free access to MSP’s 17 journals specialized in mathematics and related sciences.

The agreement is valid until December 2022, and is open to libraries in 29 EIFL partner countries:

EIFL signs with Mathematical Sciences Publishers

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 28/11/2019 - 18:56

EIFL has signed a new agreement with Mathematical Sciences Publishers (MSP) that provides free access to MSP’s 17 journals specialized in mathematics and related sciences.

The agreement is valid until December 2022, and is open to libraries in 29 EIFL partner countries:

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EIFL signs with Mathematical Sciences Publishers

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 28/11/2019 - 18:56

EIFL has signed a new agreement with Mathematical Sciences Publishers (MSP) that provides free access to MSP’s 17 journals specialized in mathematics and related sciences.

The agreement is valid until December 2022, and is open to libraries in 29 EIFL partner countries:

EIFL signs with Mathematical Sciences Publishers

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 28/11/2019 - 18:56

EIFL has signed a new agreement with Mathematical Sciences Publishers (MSP) that provides free access to MSP’s 17 journals specialized in mathematics and related sciences.

The agreement is valid until December 2022, and is open to libraries in 29 EIFL partner countries:

LIBER Strategy Update: 2019 Year In Review

LIBER news - ხუთ, 28/11/2019 - 14:17

With 2020 just around the corner, we want to reflect on the achievements of this year and highlight what we’ll deliver in the months ahead. In 2019, we fulfilled our mission of enabling world-class research and worked towards our strategic goal of Powering Sustainable Knowledge in the Digital Age in many ways.  We celebrated in…

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LIBER 2019: Annual Conference Survey Results

LIBER news - ხუთ, 28/11/2019 - 13:00

Thank you to everyone who participated in our feedback survey for LIBER’s 2019 Annual Conference in Dublin, Ireland. The main findings are presented here. We’ll use your feedback to improve LIBER 2020 in Belgrade, Serbia on 24-26 June 2020 at the University of Belgrade. Presentations and recordings from LIBER 2019 can be found here. Key findings…

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IFLA continues efforts in WIPO: a brief on NGO's Meeting with Director-General Francis Gurry

IFLA - ოთხ, 27/11/2019 - 15:00

On November 26th, IFLA was once again at WIPO, at a meeting organised by the secretariat for Non-Governmental Organizations.

The NGOs’ meeting with the WIPO Director-General

Many observers came to share their views on the various fields covered by WIPO including copyright, patents, trademarks, and industrial designs.

Director-General Francis Gurry made a very positive assessment of the organisation in good financial shape. WIPO now has 26 multilateral treaties including the Marrakesh Treaty (on access to adapted works for people with visual impairments), which is currently the organisation’s most successful.

Director-General Gurry also spoke about important issues within WIPO, including artificial intelligence (AI), which is one of the many questions the intellectual property regime faces, and the rapid evolution of disruptive technologies in general. A report will soon be published on this subject (early 2020) to highlight the scientific progress made since 1950. In addition to this, another document will be published at the end of the month on the consequences of artificial intelligence.

The meeting was also an opportunity to underline the importance of the collaboration between WIPO and NGOs.

The upcoming election of a new Director-General

WIPO will see the election of a new Director General in early 2020. Several candidates have already been declared (see the list of candidates). The candidate will be nominated by the Coordination Committee for the post of Director-General in March, and will be formally appointed in May.

IFLA will work to build a strong relationship with the holder of the post from May, in order to underline the contribution libraries make to innovation and access to information, and how WIPO can help.

Next steps for SCCR preparation

IFLA was also able to discuss with delegates the next steps to deliver on the mandate of the International Conference and the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR): “The objective would be to consider the opportunities and challenges provided by various international solutions including soft law, contractual/licensing and normative approaches, as appropriate.

With European Union countries due to implement new preservation provisions in the next two years, we hope that this will provide the absis for a consensus on similar measures globally at the next SCCR session (29 June – 3 July 2020).

We would like to use this opportunity to thank delegates involved with us for their time.

News from 4Science–November 2019: Report From German institutions

DSpace news - სამ, 26/11/2019 - 19:47

From Susanna Mornati, 4Science

On November 18 in Münster (Germany, EU) the First International DSpace-CRIS User Group Meeting was held as a satellite event of the euroCRIS Membership Meeting, thanks to the hospitality of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU).

4Science, together with The Library Code and other organizations in the DSpace-CRIS community, such as the Hamburg University of Technology, the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, the Georg-August-University Goettingen, and the Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg, the University of Bern. The University of Trieste, held the meeting, where significant projects from German institutions and others were represented. Updates to the roadmap for DSpace-CRIS 7 were shared and discussed: https://wiki.lyrasis.org/display/DSPACECRIS/Product+RoadMap

Meeting notes are available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BnI4a4DeDy54DUyikQ7ZnWM6azw_rSf0Jp0xU4oH-uI/edit?usp=sharing

Remember to check this wiki page for new DSpace-CRIS features. It is updated regularly by the community of DSpace-CRIS users to share effort and resources in order to improve the system: https://wiki.lyrasis.org/display/DSPACECRIS/New+Features

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Webinar Announcement: Integrating ArchivesSpace and Archive-It

DSpace news - სამ, 26/11/2019 - 18:12

ArchivesSpace is pleased to announce the third webinar in our new series focused on Integrations with ArchivesSpace.  Each webinar in this series will highlight an integration with another application used in archives that ArchivesSpace members have worked on or requested.  The webinar series will feature both open source and proprietary systems.

Our third webinar in this series will feature an open discussion on ArchivesSpace integration with Archive-It, a subscription web archiving service from the Internet Archive that helps organizations to harvest, build, and preserve collections of digital content.

When: December 4, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. – noon PT; 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. BST)

Where: Zoom

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This webinar will be recorded and made available on the ArchivesSpace YouTube channel.

In this webinar, Lori Donovan (Archive-It) will discuss the Archive-It/ArchivesSpace integration that was developed as part of the Archiving the Websites of Contemporary Composers Mellon grant, which the Internet Archive collaborated on with New York University.  Lori will also share information about the APIs that underly the Archive-It service and ways that these might be leveraged to integrate metadata from Archive-It into ArchivesSpace repositories.

Dallas Pillen (University of Michigan) will present on the Bentley Historical Library’s use of ArchivesSpace to manage descriptive metadata about websites captured with Archive-It. The presentation will discuss why and how the Bentley decided to manage its descriptive metadata about archived websites in ArchivesSpace and will provide an overview of a locally developed ArchivesSpace plugin that integrates the two systems to facilitate this work.

A discussion will follow.  ArchivesSpace users who have integrated with Archive-It or are considering integrating with Archive-It are encouraged to participate in this discussion in an effort to identify and highlight current community efforts or the potential for community collaboration to encourage integration between the two systems.

Presenters:

Lori Donovan is the Senior Program Manager for Web Archiving at the Internet Archive. Lori manages Archive-It service growth, which includes leading a team of Web Archivists and Technical Support staff who provide instruction, guidance and support for Archive-It users, and interfacing with the engineering team to develop new features and functionality for the Archive-It service.  Lori has a Master of Information degree from University of Michigan, and a Bachelor’s degree from Boise State University, where she majored in history and political science.

Dallas Pillen is the Archivist for Metadata and Digital Curation at the University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library, where he oversees the library’s use of ArchivesSpace, Archive-It, Archivematica, and DSpace. He is also a member of the ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Council and co-chair of the Society of American Archivists’ Encoded Archival Standards Section.

Who should attend:
Anyone interested in possibilities for integrating ArchivesSpace with Archive-It, those who have integrated ArchivesSpace and Archive-It and would like to offer insight to others, and those who are interested in working with fellow community members to make integration with Archive-It easier.

Questions?

Contact Jessica at jessica.crouch@lyrasis.org if you have questions about this webinar or the Integrations with ArchivesSpace webinar series.  The next Integrations with ArchivesSpace webinar will be: Integrating ArchivesSpace with Aviary, January 15, 2020 at 2pm ET (11am PT)

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President Ramaphosa: please sign Copyright Bill

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 26/11/2019 - 14:00

In a letter to Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, EIFL urged the President to sign into law the long-awaited Copyright Amendment Bill without delay. The Bill, amending the 1978 Copyright Act, was approved by the legislature in March 2019 and awaits the Presidential assent. The Bill introduces new exceptions for libraries, education and people with disabilities, and brings copyright rules in South Africa into the digital age.

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President Ramaphosa: please sign Copyright Bill

EIFL - FOSS news - სამ, 26/11/2019 - 14:00

In a letter to Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, EIFL urged the President to sign into law the long-awaited Copyright Amendment Bill without delay. The Bill, amending the 1978 Copyright Act, was approved by the legislature in March 2019 and awaits the Presidential assent. The Bill introduces new exceptions for libraries, education and people with disabilities, and brings copyright rules in South Africa into the digital age.

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