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Convocatoria Sección de América Latina y Caribe - WLIC 2019

IFLA - Wed, 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.

SUB TEMAS

  • 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.

NORMAS DE PRESENTACIÓN

Resúmenes

  • 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.

FECHAS IMPORTANTES:

  • 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.

A special page is listing the Relindial papers

IFLA - Wed, 23/01/2019 - 13:21

The Relindial group has sponsored (alone or in association) many publications since 2013. Most of them are online. A special page has been created to list them. It can be discovered at the address:
https://www.ifla.org/node/91883

IFLA Green Library Award 2019

IFLA - Wed, 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 - Wed, 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.

Call for Papers

IFLA - Tue, 22/01/2019 - 19:54

Call for Papers

Law Libraries Section

Theme: 
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.

Submissions

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. 

იხ. ვრცლად

ახალი წიგნი ჩვენს ბიბლიოთეკაში


ჩარექიშვილი, ნ. ქართული სახელმწიფოებრიობის ისტორია : მმართველობის სტრუქტურები, სახელმწიფო და სოციალური წესწყობილება უძველესი დროიდან დღემდე / რედ. ზ. აბაშიძე. – თბ., 2018. – 420 გვ. ISBN : 978-9941-9616-1-8
წიგნში თავმოყრილია საინტერესო მასალები, რომელიც შეეხება საქართველოს მმართველობის სტრუქტურებს, სახელმწიფო და სოციალურ წესწყობილებას. მასალები დალაგებულია ეპოქების მიხედვით.  წიგნი შედგება ორი ნაწილისაგან. ერთ ნაწილში –  საქართველოს მეფის ხელისუფლება, სამოხელეო აპარატი და სახელმწიფო ინსტიტუციები – მიმოხილულია ზოგადად მეფის რაობა, დარბაზი, ვეზირები და სავაზირო, საქვეყნოდ გამრიგე მოხელეები და სხვ. საკითხები, ხოლო მეორე ნაწილში – საქართველოს სახელმწიფო და სოციალური წესწყობილება საუკუნეების მიხედვით უძველესი დროიდან დღემდე – განხილულია უძველესი დროიდან დღემდე საუკუნეების, ეპოქების მიხედვით ქართული სახელმწიფოებრიობის ისტორია, მისი წარმოშობისა და განვითარების ძირითადი ეტაპები, მმართველობის ფორმები, სტრუქტურები, კონკრეტულ ეპოქაში სახელმწიფო მოხელის უფლება-მოვალებანი, მეზობელი სახელმწიფოების გავლენები მმართველობის სისტემების ჩამოყალიბების პროცესში და სხვ. ნაშრომს თან ერთვის ლექსიკონი. სახელმძღვანელო განკუთვნილია, როგორც საჯარო მართვის სტუდენტებისათვის, ასევე საქართველოს ისტორიით დაინტერესებული პირებისთვისაც.

იხ. ვრცლად

Controlled Digital Lending: an Interview with Jonathan Band

IFLA - Tue, 22/01/2019 - 12:40

The concept of controlled digital lending is receiving growing attention. Originating in the United States, it is now a subject of discussion elsewhere in the world, raising both interest and concern. IFLA has interviewed Jonathan Band, a member of the Libraries Copyright Alliance, to find out more.

While the eBook market is showing signs of maturing, a lot of inconsistency and uncertainty remains about eLending, as demonstrated by the work of Professor Giblin and her team in Australia (see our blog). Even in law, different approaches are taken, with the European Union allowing for eLending under an exception to copyright (in some circumstances), and others leaving things to the market. 

Controlled Digital Lending represents a third option, based on the idea of Fair Use. We talked to Jonathan Band, a member of the US Libraries Copyright Alliance, to find out more. Further information is also availbale on the Controlled Digital Lending website, while Jonathan has also blogged on the subject. 

 

Could you outline briefly what Controlled Digital Lending entails?

Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) is the digital equivalent of traditional library lending. A library digitizes a book in its collection and then lends out the digital copy in a secure manner, while taking the physical copy off the shelf, out of circulation. That way, the same number of books remain in circulation. CDL allows users to borrow and return book without having to go to the library.

What do we know about how widely used it is?

Several US libraries are experimenting with CDL to varying degrees.

How does it relate to broader library eLending activities?

Most eLending activities are done under license with the publisher. CDL instead relies on the fair use right. eLending involves more recent books that are still in print. CDL targets the older books that are out of print and that aren't available from publishers in eBook format.

What’s the legal argument in favour of it?

Proponents assert that CDL is analogous to the first sale doctrine--also referred to as exhaustion. The first sale doctrine allows a library to lend a copy of a book lawfully acquired by the library. CDL, however, involves making reproductions--first digitizing the physical copy, then making a temporary copy in the user's eReader when she borrows the book. Proponents contend that fair use permits the making of these reproductions because CDL is the functional equivalent of traditional library lending.

What sort of arguments are used against it?

Opponents argue that CDL goes beyond the scope of activities permitted by the fair use right. They point to a recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, where the court rejected the fair use argument with respect to a commercial service that allowed the resale of iTunes files. They also argue that CDL would undercut the development of a more robust licensing market. 

Do they hold water?

I think some rights holders may misunderstand the scope of CDL projects. They are not intended to replace eBook licensing services such as OverDrive, which license in-print eBooks. Rather, the focus is Twentieth Century books that are out of print and rarely circulated, such as scholarly monographs for which there is no current market. A carefully designed noncommercial CDL program could well pass fair use muster. 

What about the argument that rather than benefitting a limited number of users registered at a particular library, CDL can reach anywhere?

A CDL program could be designed to allow access only to authorized users, such as the students and faculty at a particular university. A library should perform its own fair use analysis to determine what books it can make available to whom. CDL should not be viewed as a "one size fits all" proposition.

What other options are there out there to ensure support for authors?  

Appropriate technological protections are important to prevent the proliferation of copies. So long as no additional digital copies are circulated beyond the number of physical copies in the library's collection, and the titles are not available from the publishers as eBooks, CDL does not harm the authors' interests. To the contrary, authors are benefited by the increased availability of their books.

Clearly Fair Use is part of the American legal landscape – could CDL also work elsewhere in the world?

Other countries have fair use or an interpretation of fair dealing that is similar to fair use, including Canada, Israel, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines. A carefully designed CDL program might work in countries with a flexible fair use-type framework. Furthermore, there is no reason why a specific exception permitting CDL could not be adopted in a country without fair use. 

 

Find out more about IFLA's work on eLending.

Controlled Digital Lending: an Interview with Jonathan Band

IFLA - Tue, 22/01/2019 - 12:40

The concept of controlled digital lending is receiving growing attention. Originating in the United States, it is now a subject of discussion elsewhere in the world, raising both interest and concern. IFLA has interviewed Jonathan Band, a member of the Libraries Copyright Alliance, to find out more.

While the eBook market is showing signs of maturing, a lot of inconsistency and uncertainty remains about eLending, as demonstrated by the work of Professor Giblin and her team in Australia (see our blog). Even in law, different approaches are taken, with the European Union allowing for eLending under an exception to copyright (in some circumstances), and others leaving things to the market. 

Controlled Digital Lending represents a third option, based on the idea of Fair Use. We talked to Jonathan Band, a member of the US Libraries Copyright Alliance, to find out more. Further information is also availbale on the Controlled Digital Lending website, while Jonathan has also blogged on the subject. 

 

Could you outline briefly what Controlled Digital Lending entails?

Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) is the digital equivalent of traditional library lending. A library digitizes a book in its collection and then lends out the digital copy in a secure manner, while taking the physical copy off the shelf, out of circulation. That way, the same number of books remain in circulation. CDL allows users to borrow and return book without having to go to the library.

What do we know about how widely used it is?

Several US libraries are experimenting with CDL to varying degrees.

How does it relate to broader library eLending activities?

Most eLending activities are done under license with the publisher. CDL instead relies on the fair use right. eLending involves more recent books that are still in print. CDL targets the older books that are out of print and that aren't available from publishers in eBook format.

What’s the legal argument in favour of it?

Proponents assert that CDL is analogous to the first sale doctrine--also referred to as exhaustion. The first sale doctrine allows a library to lend a copy of a book lawfully acquired by the library. CDL, however, involves making reproductions--first digitizing the physical copy, then making a temporary copy in the user's eReader when she borrows the book. Proponents contend that fair use permits the making of these reproductions because CDL is the functional equivalent of traditional library lending.

What sort of arguments are used against it?

Opponents argue that CDL goes beyond the scope of activities permitted by the fair use right. They point to a recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, where the court rejected the fair use argument with respect to a commercial service that allowed the resale of iTunes files. They also argue that CDL would undercut the development of a more robust licensing market. 

Do they hold water?

I think some rights holders may misunderstand the scope of CDL projects. They are not intended to replace eBook licensing services such as OverDrive, which license in-print eBooks. Rather, the focus is Twentieth Century books that are out of print and rarely circulated, such as scholarly monographs for which there is no current market. A carefully designed noncommercial CDL program could well pass fair use muster. 

What about the argument that rather than benefitting a limited number of users registered at a particular library, CDL can reach anywhere?

A CDL program could be designed to allow access only to authorized users, such as the students and faculty at a particular university. A library should perform its own fair use analysis to determine what books it can make available to whom. CDL should not be viewed as a "one size fits all" proposition.

What other options are there out there to ensure support for authors?  

Appropriate technological protections are important to prevent the proliferation of copies. So long as no additional digital copies are circulated beyond the number of physical copies in the library's collection, and the titles are not available from the publishers as eBooks, CDL does not harm the authors' interests. To the contrary, authors are benefited by the increased availability of their books.

Clearly Fair Use is part of the American legal landscape – could CDL also work elsewhere in the world?

Other countries have fair use or an interpretation of fair dealing that is similar to fair use, including Canada, Israel, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines. A carefully designed CDL program might work in countries with a flexible fair use-type framework. Furthermore, there is no reason why a specific exception permitting CDL could not be adopted in a country without fair use. 

 

Find out more about IFLA's work on eLending.

VIVO Updates for January 21, 2019 — Wikipedia, VIVO in 2019, data in 2019, calls this week

DSpace news - Mon, 21/01/2019 - 23:24

Help wanted: Wikipedian.  VIVO has a Wikipedia page.  See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VIVO_(software).  Looks like it was written in 2017.  If you were involved, or would like to help expand/maintain the page, that would be great!  Please contact Mike Conlon.  Thanks!

The VIVO Project, 2019.  We live in interesting times.  Lots of change, lots of challenges.  Thankfully, the VIVO community works to a common purpose, with support and effort directed toward improving the ability of everyone to represent information about scholarship and use that information to showcase the work of scholars, use the information to improve our institutions and our ability to advance, curate and share knowledge, and to help people find the expertise they need.  Here are just a few of the things we can look forward to in 2019:

  • First ever architectural fly-in in Orlando in January
  • Additional participation in VIVO’s open source development sprints
  • New development in accord with the Product Direction for 2019
  • Advances in ontology, internationalization, and visualization
  • First ever international conference – VIVO 2019 in Podgorica, Montenegro, September 4-6.

There are many opportunities for you to help the effort.  Drop by an interest group call (see below).  All are welcome!

The world of scholarship, 2019. Much is changing in the world of scholarship, particularly as it relates to VIVO as a collector and representation of the efforts of scholars at institutions.  Two big ideas seem to be gaining ground.

Open, disambiguated, scholarly metadata at scale.  Tools for combining metadata for VIVO and other systems was discussed at CNI with many participants. I feel the ecosystem is reaching a tipping point where gathering the world’s open scholarly metadata is within the reach of several open groups.  These groups are further poised to apply machine learning for disambiguation as some commercial providers have already done. Research Graph, ERNIE, SHARE, Impact Story, CrossRef, Internet Archives, Wikidata and WikiCite, CD2H and others are all within reach of creating and providing disambiguated, open scholarly metadata at scale. 2019 should be an interesting year.

The distributed web.  It seems odd to talk about the distributed web – the web is very distributed with millions of web sites and billions of pages.  Well, yes, but.  Several large information sources dominate the web – Google, Facebook, and other super-centralized information sources create controlled environments.  But we see universities, libraries, and government agencies creating local collections of digital objects and metadata.  Perhaps these can remain with their curators and be used as needed across the web.  The Solid Project at MIT, Triple Pattern Fragments (in VIVO and many other systems), and other efforts look to use data and metadata in a distributed manner, not requiring the aggregation common in centralized current approaches.  Expect to hear more about this at the VIVO conference and elsewhere in the coming year.

What are additional “big ideas” we should be considering as we develop strategy and plans for VIVO?  Join the conversation on our email lists, Slack, and help shape the project by becoming a developer, a member, a documentation specialist, a task force lead, or involved with project governance.  It looks to be a very interesting year.

Calls this week  All times US Eastern.  Task forces and interest groups are always interested in new participants.  All meetings via Zoom with dial-in numbers available.

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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DSpace Anwendertreffen 2019–Call for Participation

DSpace news - Mon, 21/01/2019 - 18:20

From Pascal-Nicolas Becker, The Library Code GmbH

(German version below)

The DSpace Anwendertreffen 2019 will take place at the University of Bamberg, on Thursday, 11th April 2019 and Friday, 12th April 2019. It is organized by the University Library of Bamberg and The Library Code GmbH. This meeting is about informal exchange between DSpace users, and therefore also of DSpace-CRIS users of course. We kindly ask for submissions in the format of presentations, round tables, and for the first time workshops. While presentations are mostly given by one or two speakers, the idea of the round tables is to give DSpace users the space to discuss a specific topic. Both formats will take place on the first day (Thursday) of the Anwendertreffen just as the meeting of the DSpace Konsortium Deutschland.

This year we introduce a new format that will take place on the second day (Friday): workshops. Workshops will give DSpace users the opportunity to work together on a specific topic, e.g. how to connect to/use an external service or the demonstration/discussion of an add-on, for up to three hours. The DSpace-CRIS workshop, which we introduced in the last year and are planning to repeat, is a good example of the new format.

We kindly ask you to send us proposals for all three formats. If you would like to give a presentation, please send us a short abstract including an estimation of the time your talk will take. If there is a topic you think a round table should discuss, please send us your idea. If you’re willing to offer a round table on a dedicated topic, please send us a short description. And if you want to organize a workshop, please send us a title, an abstract, a timeframe, how many users roughly you expect and if you have any specific request like tables for participants, internet connection, or anything else you’ll need for your workshop. While the main conference language will be German, we will accept presentations, roundtables and workshops in English as well. Please send your proposals by email to anwendertreffen@the-library-code.de by the deadline of February 15h, 2019.

(Deutschsprachige Version)

Das DSpace Anwendertreffen 2019 findet am Donnerstag, den 11. April 2019 und Freitag, den 12. April an der Universität Bamberg statt. Es wird von der Universitätsbibliothek Bamberg und The Library Code GmbH organisiert. Ziel ist der Austausch zwischen Nutzerinnen und Nutzern von DSpace und somit natürlich auch Nutzerinnen und Nutzern von DSpace-CRIS. Wir bitten dieses Jahr um Beiträge in Form von Vorträgen, Thementischen und erstmals Workshops. Während Vorträge hauptsächlich von einer Sprecherin, einem Sprecher oder mehreren Sprecher/innen vorgetragen werden, sollten Thementischen Anwenderinnen und Anwendern von DSpace den Raum für Diskussionen zu einem bestimmten Thema geben. Beide Formate werden, ebenso wie das Teilnehmertreffen des DSpace Konsortiums Deutschland, am ersten Tag (Donnerstag) stattfinden. Daneben führen wir in diesem Jahr ein weiteres Format ein, das am zweiten Tag (Freitag) Raum finden wird: Workshops. Workshops geben DSpace Anwenderinnen und Anwendern die Möglichkeit bis zu drei Stunden ein spezielles Thema, bspw. die Verknüpfung von DSpace mit einem speziellen Service oder die ausführliche Präsentation eines Add-ons, gemeinsam zu behandeln. Ein gutes Beispiel für dieses neue Format ist der Workshop zu DSpace-CRIS, der im vergangenen Jahr erstmals stattgefunden hat und auch in diesem Jahr wieder fest eingeplant wird.

Wir bitten Sie freundlich, uns Vorschläge für alle drei Formate zu schicken: Wenn Sie einen Vortrag halten möchten, senden Sie uns bitte eine kurze Zusammenfassung inklusive einer Angabe zum zeitlichen Rahmen Ihres Vortrags. Bitte senden Sie uns auch Themen, die Ihrer Meinung nach im Rahmen eines Thementisches behandelt werden sollen. Wenn Sie bereit sind, einen Tisch zu einem speziellen Thema anzubieten, senden Sie uns bitte eine kurze Beschreibung. Und falls Sie einen Workshop organisieren möchten, senden Sie uns bitte den Titel, eine Zusammenfassung, den voraussichtlichen zeitlichen Rahmen, eine grobe Anzahl der von Ihnen erwarteten Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer sowie Angaben zu den örtlichen Voraussetzungen für den Workshop zu. Auch wenn die Konferenzsprache Deutsch ist, akzeptieren wir gerne auch Vorträge, Thementische und Workshops in englischer Sprache. Bitte senden Sie uns Ihre Vorschläge per E-Mail anwendertreffen@the-library-code.de bis zum 15. Februar 2019.

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Five librarians selected as 2019 IFLA/OCLC Fellows

IFLA - Mon, 21/01/2019 - 18:00

2019 Fellows are from Bolivia, Jamaica, Lebanon, Mongolia, and Nigeria

DUBLIN, Ohio, 21 January 2019OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), has named five librarians selected to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2019. The program supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies.

The IFLA/OCLC Fellowship Program provides advanced continuing education and exposure to a broad range of issues in information technologies, library operations and global cooperative librarianship. With the selection of the five Fellows for the class of 2019, the program will have welcomed 95 librarians and information science professionals from 42 different countries.

The 2019 IFLA/OCLC Fellows are:
  • John Oluwaseye Adebayo, Chrisland University, Nigeria
  • Samar Jammoul, Safadi Public Library, Lebanon
  • Davaasuren Myagmar, National Library of Mongolia
  • Tracey-Ann Ricketts, National Library of Jamaica
  • Ramiro Jose Rico Carranza, Universidad Católica Boliviana San Pablo, Bolivia

“These outstanding professionals are selected as IFLA/OCLC Fellows following a rigorous evaluation process,” said Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO. “They arrive at OCLC full of energy and promise. During the program, the Fellows have opportunities to meet with and learn from highly respected library professionals and leaders. They return to their home countries with new ideas and renewed dedication. Many are now serving in library leadership roles, inspiring others to advance their careers, and helping to advance libraries and librarianship around the world.”

During the four-week program, from 16 March through 12 April 2019, the Fellows participate in discussions with library and information science leaders, library visits and professional development activities. The program is based at OCLC headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, USA.

“I like the program’s focus on global librarian leadership,” said Arnold Mwanzu, 2018 Fellow from Kenya.

“This experience will help me be a better professional,” said Patience Ngizi-Hara, 2017 Fellow from Zambia. “It has been life-changing.”

“Library cooperation, as I’ve experienced and learned about from OCLC, will go a long way in helping Nigerian libraries meet the information needs of the most populous country in Africa,” said Idowu Adegbilero-Iwari, a 2016 IFLA/OCLC Fellow from Nigeria.

The selection committee for the 2019 Fellowship program included: Ingrid Bon, IFLA; Sarah Kaddu, Makerere University, and 2008 Fellow from Uganda; and Nancy Lensenmayer, OCLC.

Watch the video of “A Conversation with the 2018 IFLA/OCLC Fellows,” and find more about the IFLA/OCLC Fellowship Program on the OCLC website.

About IFLA

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. Founded in 1927 in Edinburgh, Scotland at an international conference, we celebrated our 90th birthday in 2017. We now have more than 1,400 Members in over 140 countries around the world. IFLA was registered in the Netherlands in 1971. The Royal Library, the national library of the Netherlands, in The Hague, generously provides the facilities for our headquarters.

About OCLC

OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research and innovation. Through OCLC, member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the most comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services. Libraries gain efficiencies through OCLC’s WorldShare, a complete set of library management applications and services built on an open, cloud-based platform. It is through collaboration and sharing of the world’s collected knowledge that libraries can help people find answers they need to solve problems. Together as OCLC, member libraries, staff and partners make breakthroughs possible.

OCLC, WorldCat, WorldCat.org, and WorldShare are trademarks and/or service marks of OCLC, Inc. Third-party product, service and business names are trademarks and/or service marks of their respective owners.

Five librarians selected as 2019 IFLA/OCLC Fellows

IFLA - Mon, 21/01/2019 - 18:00

2019 Fellows are from Bolivia, Jamaica, Lebanon, Mongolia, and Nigeria

DUBLIN, Ohio, 21 January 2019OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), has named five librarians selected to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2019. The program supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies.

The IFLA/OCLC Fellowship Program provides advanced continuing education and exposure to a broad range of issues in information technologies, library operations and global cooperative librarianship. With the selection of the five Fellows for the class of 2019, the program will have welcomed 95 librarians and information science professionals from 42 different countries.

The 2019 IFLA/OCLC Fellows are:
  • John Oluwaseye Adebayo, Chrisland University, Nigeria
  • Samar Jammoul, Safadi Public Library, Lebanon
  • Davaasuren Myagmar, National Library of Mongolia
  • Tracey-Ann Ricketts, National Library of Jamaica
  • Ramiro Jose Rico Carranza, Universidad Católica Boliviana San Pablo, Bolivia

“These outstanding professionals are selected as IFLA/OCLC Fellows following a rigorous evaluation process,” said Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO. “They arrive at OCLC full of energy and promise. During the program, the Fellows have opportunities to meet with and learn from highly respected library professionals and leaders. They return to their home countries with new ideas and renewed dedication. Many are now serving in library leadership roles, inspiring others to advance their careers, and helping to advance libraries and librarianship around the world.”

During the four-week program, from 16 March through 12 April 2019, the Fellows participate in discussions with library and information science leaders, library visits and professional development activities. The program is based at OCLC headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, USA.

“I like the program’s focus on global librarian leadership,” said Arnold Mwanzu, 2018 Fellow from Kenya.

“This experience will help me be a better professional,” said Patience Ngizi-Hara, 2017 Fellow from Zambia. “It has been life-changing.”

“Library cooperation, as I’ve experienced and learned about from OCLC, will go a long way in helping Nigerian libraries meet the information needs of the most populous country in Africa,” said Idowu Adegbilero-Iwari, a 2016 IFLA/OCLC Fellow from Nigeria.

The selection committee for the 2019 Fellowship program included: Ingrid Bon, IFLA; Sarah Kaddu, Makerere University, and 2008 Fellow from Uganda; and Nancy Lensenmayer, OCLC.

Watch the video of “A Conversation with the 2018 IFLA/OCLC Fellows,” and find more about the IFLA/OCLC Fellowship Program on the OCLC website.

About IFLA

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. Founded in 1927 in Edinburgh, Scotland at an international conference, we celebrated our 90th birthday in 2017. We now have more than 1,400 Members in over 140 countries around the world. IFLA was registered in the Netherlands in 1971. The Royal Library, the national library of the Netherlands, in The Hague, generously provides the facilities for our headquarters.

About OCLC

OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research and innovation. Through OCLC, member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the most comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services. Libraries gain efficiencies through OCLC’s WorldShare, a complete set of library management applications and services built on an open, cloud-based platform. It is through collaboration and sharing of the world’s collected knowledge that libraries can help people find answers they need to solve problems. Together as OCLC, member libraries, staff and partners make breakthroughs possible.

OCLC, WorldCat, WorldCat.org, and WorldShare are trademarks and/or service marks of OCLC, Inc. Third-party product, service and business names are trademarks and/or service marks of their respective owners.

GIOPS 2019 Call for Papers: International Financial Institutions, Governments, and Austerity

IFLA - Fri, 18/01/2019 - 20:47

The Government Information and Official Publications section of IFLA invites interested individuals to submit proposals for the open session at the World Library and Information Congress in Athens, Greece from 24-30, August 2019. GIOPS solicits submissions around the theme of International Financial Institutions, Governments, and Austerity: Banks, Bailouts, and Information on Global Debt Crises.

Proposals are due March 15, 2019

Please see the IFLA 2019 website for more information!

DuraCloud and ArchivesDirect Featured in METRO’s Digital Preservation Interest Group Presentation

DSpace news - Fri, 18/01/2019 - 17:34

The Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)’sDigital Preservation Interest Group featured “DAM if you do and DAM if you don’t!,” a review of the CUNY Graduate Center’s implementation of ArchivesDirect, which pairs hosted Archivematica with DuraCloud. The session was presented by Stephen Klein, Digital Services Librarian at the CUNY Graduate Center (CUNY); Ashley Blewer, AV Preservation Specialist at Artefactual; and Kelly Stewart, Digital Preservation Services Manager at Artefactual. Regina Carra published a recap of the presentation on SAA’s Electronic Records Section blog.

About DuraCloud
DuraCloud is an open source, hosted service that makes it easy to control where and how your organization preserves content in the cloud. DuraCloud enables your institution to store content with expert cloud storage providers while adding lightweight features that enable digital preservation, data access, and data sharing. The service is also available from 4Science via DuraCloud Europe.

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IFLA Celebrates the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019

IFLA - Thu, 17/01/2019 - 22:19

2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Lanaguges. It provides a great opportunity to highlight the work that libraries are doing to support and promote languages, and the communities that speak them. 

Language plays a crucial role in our lives. It is not only a tool of communication, allowing us to connect with others, but it is also the means by which we tell stories about our identity, our traditions and our history.

Indigenous languages are disappearing and with that a big part of the world’s cultural heritage. A network of language experts and speakers of indigenous languages have suggested that one language is being lost to the world every three months!

In 2014 IFLA released a statement, acknowledging the intrinsic value and importance of indigenous traditional knowledge and language. Libraries play an essential role in keeping a record of indigenous cultural heritage, knowledge and language and helping it to live. Every day, all over the world, libraries are working to protect and promote indigenous knowledge and languages not only for the benefit of indigenous peoples, but as well for the rest of the world, now and in future.

In addition to their role in preservation, libraries have proved themselves to be welcoming and trusted community centres, and are often at the heart of indigenous communities. In addition to access to relevant materials, including in indigenous languages, they can also offer connectivity, skills, and simply a place to learn or enjoy culture.

In 2019 IFLA therefore will be taking an active role in the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL19), an initiative agreed by the UN to promote and raise awareness of indigenous languages across the globe.

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner said:

Libraries are active around the world in ensuring that indigenous groups and their languages enjoy the same support and opportunities as everyone else. IFLA welcomes the International Year of Indigenous Languages, and the attention it will bring to this key issue.

Each month of 2019 IFLA will be highlighting the great work carried out by libraries around the globe. We will be promoting library programmes, projects and activities that have made a different to their local communities.

Join IFLA both in working to combat the loss of indigenous languages, but also in celebrating the amazing work that has been done to preserve and promote them!

Read more about how to get involved in the International Year in our 'Get Into' brief, and about the work of IFLA's Indigenous Matters Section.

Training Course: Practical Methods for the Scientific Examination of Library Objects

IFLA - Thu, 17/01/2019 - 19:23

The IFLA PAC Centre at Qatar National Library invites all libraries, cultural institutions and museums in the region to nominate paper and book conservators to attend this three-day training course held at the headquarters of the National Records and Archives Authority in the Sultanate of Oman.

Within the framework of the agreement signed between Qatar National Library and UNESCO, “Supporting Documentary Heritage Preservation in the Arab Region,” and in cooperation with the National Records and Archives Authority in the Sultanate of Oman, the IFLA/PAC Regional Center for Arab Countries and the Middle East  at Qatar National Library is organizing the training course: Practical Methods for the Scientific Examination of Library Objects.

The course takes place 19-21 February 2019 in Muscat, Oman. Find the full programme and invitation in English here, and in Arabic here.

Now Available: DuraCloud 5.1 Release

DSpace news - Thu, 17/01/2019 - 17:30

The new DuraCloud 5.1.0 release resolves several issues and brings transfer improvements in the DuraCloud Sync and Retrieval tools. Support was also added for independent management of existing secondary storage providers, such as Amazon Glacier and Chronopolis dark archive network.

DuraCloud is a freely available open source platform, and also a hosted service that makes it easy to control where and how your organization preserves content in the cloud. DuraCloud enables your institution to store content with expert cloud storage providers while adding lightweight features that enable digital preservation, data access, and data sharing. The service is also available from 4Science via DuraCloud Europe.

A big thank you to the Texas Digital Library for their assistance in selecting tasks and working through issues in this release. Detailed release and deployment notes can be found on the DuraCloud GitHub repository.

To learn more about contributing to DuraCloud or to subscribe to the DuraCloud hosted service, please contact info@duracloud.org.

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Call for Papers 2019 - Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group

IFLA - Thu, 17/01/2019 - 13:30

ENSULIB invites LIS professionals and students to submit proposals for our two-hour Open Session at the IFLA Congress in Athens on the theme “Let’s Change Now: Libraries Driving Sustainability”.

We invite presentations that address one or more of the following topics:

  1. Environmental, social or economic sustainability
  2. Libraries providing opportunities for users and citizens to create their own sustainable projects (user or citizen engagement)
  3. Sustainable library and LIS projects, library programs or educational programs.

To keep the session vibrant and exciting, two presentation styles are possible: Papers (15-minute delivery) or the Pecha Kucha format (20 slides shown for 20 seconds each, for a total of 6 minutes 40 seconds). The program committee is interested in proposals from all kinds of libraries and LIS schools.

Proposals must be submitted by 15 February 2019.

Selected presenters will be notified by 30 March 2019.

You’ll find the full Call for Papers on the IFLA WLIC 2019 website.

Proposals should be sent to:  Harri Sahavirta

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