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Grants for IFLA WLIC 2019

IFLA - Thu, 14/02/2019 - 16:57

​IFLA is pleased to announce an expanded range of conference participation grants for our IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2019, 85th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, in Athens, Greece.

With generous support from a variety of sources, grants and awards are available every year to help delegates attend IFLA WLIC, providing financial support to cover congress registration and/or other costs (travel, accommodation, daily expenses). 

This year, we are pleased to introduce a special grant in honour of Margreet Wijnstroom, the first female Secretary General of IFLA whose real passion was to expand IFLA’s global engagement and redefine librarianship in the developing world.

In addition, we are grateful to the International Librarians Network (ILN) for giving opportunities to librarians in need of support to attend the Congress in Athens. 

While some grants focus on certain regions or career stages, others are open to all. Be sure to read through the descriptions, check the eligibility criteria for each of the grants and apply for the most suitable one for better success!

Check out the latest calls for applications: 

See the full list of grants on the IFLA WLIC 2019 website.

LIBER Welcomes Final Copyright Directive Text

LIBER news - Thu, 14/02/2019 - 16:46

LIBER welcomes news that negotiators from the European Parliament and the Council have agreed a final compromise text for the European Union’s Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. The proposed Directive, which has been nearly three years in the making, contains many positive developments for Europe’s library, education and research community. Notably, it…

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Mixed Messages – Provisional Deal on Draft EU Copyright Directive Retains Key Flaws

IFLA - Thu, 14/02/2019 - 12:33

After thirty months of discussion, there was provisional agreement yesterday on the EU’s draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. While there have been marked steps forwards for libraries, the text retains provisions that pose serious threats to freedom of access to information and freedom of expression.

The European Union’s draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market is the result of years of discussion, with the overall aim to update Europe’s rules to reflect technological change.

The original proposal, made in September 2016, includes provisions in a number of key areas for libraries, notably on text and data mining, education, preservation and use of works which are no longer commercially available.

Furthermore, in response to concern about the major place of internet platforms in the modern copyright economy, sought to find ways of strengthening the bargaining position of rightholders.

Library Efforts Bear Fruit

Two and a half years on, representatives of the European Parliament, led by rapporteur Axel Voss MEP, and of the EU’s Member States, have come to a provisional deal. This will be submitted for approval to the European Parliament as a whole and Member States in the coming weeks.

On the basis of available materials, it is clear that work by Europe’s libraries and cultural heritage institutions has paid off.

The exception allowing for text and data mining has been expanded and made simpler, with anyone with legal access to a work able to mine it. Research institutions will be able to do this in any circumstances, while others will have this right as long as the rightholder has not explicitly stated otherwise.  

Provisions on education have been simplified, ensuring stricter conditions on when licensing can override the exception for illustration for teaching. A preservation exception gives libraries more space to digitise works, including through cross-border networks, for preservation purposes.

Significantly, in those situations where there is no collective management organisation with the powers to offer licences, libraries will be able to benefit from an exception to allow them to digitise and make available out-of-commerce works.

Key Problems Remain

Yet there is also the bad. While Article 11 (which grants copyright in short snippets of news) explicitly does not include scientific publications, it still risks harming smaller services which provide a major contribution to media and information literacy efforts, while strengthening the hand of major players.

Similarly, Article 13, which effectively obliges internet platforms to screen all user content before it is uploaded – effectively making users guilty until proven innocent – will not apply to educational and scientific repositories. However, by placing strict controls on sites that people have come to rely on for communication and creativity, represents a major step backwards.

Here too, the new rules will tend to favour pre-existing major platforms with the resources and tools to apply the new rules, at the expense of smaller ones. Steps to protect libraries and library activities are welcome, but the overall direction of these provisions runs counter to library values.

While we await a final version of the agreed text, it appears clear that if the Directive is passed in its current form, Europe’s governments and representatives will be guilty of consolidating the power of major players and harming freedom of access to information.

See IFLA's collection of resources on the copyright reform for more.

ILDS 2019 Conference in Prague - Registration now open!

IFLA - Wed, 13/02/2019 - 13:58

Registration for the ILDS2019 Conference is now open. The conference will be held in Prague on 9th – 11th October 2019. Don't miss this great event. 

We invite you once more to contribute to the program and submit a summary of your proposal no later than 31 March 2019. Please visit the ILDS2019 website for further information.   

IFLA WLIC 2019: Joint session with CPDWL and E4GDH SIG

IFLA - Wed, 13/02/2019 - 09:03

Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning (CPDWL) and the Evidence for Global and Disaster Health SIG (E4GDH) are joining forces to run an open session on exploring, testing and evaluating ways to transfer skills within our profession and with our communities. The theme of the session is Active and interactive learning and development strategies to extend LIS practice: the need for new skills to meet the challenges of our world.

Please visit the Call for Papers and submit your proposal by 15 March 2019.

IFLA WLIC 2019: CPDWL Open Session

IFLA - Wed, 13/02/2019 - 08:53

While the IFLA Guidelines for CPD consider the different roles of learners, employers, educators and trainers, this session at the WLIC in Athens specifically focuses on YOU, the learner.

Visit the Call for Papers for the CPDWL Open Session: Navigating your own professional development: Effective use of the 2016IFLA Guidelines for Continuing Professional Development.  Please submit your proposal by 15 March 2019.

*REMINDER* Call for Nominations: IFLA 2019 Honours and Awards

IFLA - Wed, 13/02/2019 - 02:00

Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to IFLA or to international librarianship? IFLA’s Honours and Awards recognise those who have given significant service and made distinguished contributions to the profession.

Bestowed annually by the IFLA Governing Board, IFLA Honours and Awards are a great opportunity to acknowledge a colleague whose efforts you admire and respect. 

The Call for Nominations is out now.  Don’t delay!

FAQ

Who can make a nomination? All authorised representatives of Members and Personal Affiliates

When will the presentations be made? Presentations are made during the World Library and Information Congress

How do I make a nomination? Please download your nomination form found at the bottom of this page and send back to us.

DEADLINE: 22 February 2019
late submissions shall not be considered

Honorary Fellow

Honorary Fellow is IFLA's highest award, and is conferred on the basis of merit on a person who has delivered long and distinguished service to IFLA. It may not necessarily be awarded every year. A nomination for Honorary Fellow is required to be supported by at least three nominators who are current IFLA Members. Nominations must include evidence to support any claims against the criteria. A nomination must be accompanied by at least two written referee reports. Referees should not also be nominators, and at least one referee should be an IFLA Member. Referees should address the nominee's suitability for the award, in relation to the criteria and may provide further information relevant to the award if desired.

In making its decision, the Executive Committee will examine only the evidence provided by the nominators and the two referee reports submitted with this nomination. The evidence and referee reports you provide should be based on the following required criteria:

  1. Length of service to IFLA;
  2. Type(s) of service to IFLA;
  3. Outstanding achievements within that service to IFLA; and
  4. Service that has brought distinction to IFLA in the international arena.
IFLA Medal

IFLA Medal is conferred on a person who has made a distinguished contribution either to IFLA or to international librarianship. It is also anticipated that one medal would be awarded each year, to a nominee from the country hosting the IFLA WLIC.

A nomination for the IFLA Medal is required to have at least two nominators who are current IFLA Members. A nomination must include evidence to support any claims of the nominee's distinguished contribution either to IFLA or to international librarianship. Each nomination shall be accompanied by at least two written referee reports. Referees should not also be nominators, and at least one referee should be an IFLA Member.

In making its decision, the Executive Committee will examine only the evidence provided by the nominators and the two referee reports submitted with this nomination. The evidence and referee reports you provide should be based on the following required criteria

  1. Length of service to IFLA or the profession;
  2. Nature of the distinguished contribution to IFLA or to international librarianship;
  3. Significance of that contribution to IFLA or to international librarianship.
IFLA Scroll of Appreciation

IFLA Scroll of Appreciation is awarded annually by the IFLA Governing Board to the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) National Committee for that year.  Additionally, any Member may nominate an individual who has given distinguished service to IFLA. Staff, including core activities staff, is eligible for nomination.

In making its decision, the Executive Committee will examine only the evidence provided by the nominator.

The evidence provided should be based on the following required criteria:

  1. Length of service to IFLA;
  2. Nature of the service to IFLA;
  3. Significance of that service to IFLA, and its impact on IFLA.

The Executive Committee of the Governing Board considers all nominations in committee and in confidence. The Executive Committee bases its decisions only on the evidence submitted with the nominations and any further evidence sought from the nominees or referees.

The Executive Committee and the Secretary General shall not enter into correspondence on individual nominations. Only successful nominations will be published.

Wherever possible honours and awards shall be announced and conferred at the annual WLIC.

NOMINATION FORMS:
  • Honorary Fellow [DOC] | [PDF]
  • IFLA Medal [DOC] | [PDF]
  • IFLA Scroll of Appreciation [DOC] | [PDF]

Nominations for awards to be conferred in 2019 are invited, in confidence, on this form which may be sent by email as an attachment, by FAX, or post:


email: ifla@ifla.org

FAX: +31 70 3834827


Post:

HONOURS and AWARDS
IFLA
P.O. Box 95312
2509 CH The Hague
The Netherlands

Extended Deadline for Proposals WLIC 2019 – Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group

IFLA - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 06:46

Theme: “Let’s Change Now: Libraries Driving Sustainability”
Proposals must be submitted by 1 March 2019 and selected presenters will be notified by 31 March 2019.

Call for Paper

ENSULIB would like to remind you also that applications for the IFLA Green Library Award 2019 must be submitted before 1 April 2019.

A New Copyright Directive: Don’t Throw the Baby Out With the Bathwater!

LIBER news - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 17:40

The EU draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market is reaching the end game. In the run up the European elections in May this year, the Commission, Council and Parliament are having to agree the final wording of this new Directive. As reported by LIBER recently two articles remain extremely controversial – Article…

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Ensuring Equality: IFLA Submits Comments to New Zealand Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Consultation

IFLA - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 20:31

Following a call for comments by the government of New Zealand Te Aotearoa on draft legislation designed to implement the Marrakesh Treaty, IFLA has made a submission. This highlights the need to reject provisions that go beyond what the Treaty requires, and to respect the fundamental principle of non-discrimination.

With fifty states parties (including the European Union as one bloc), there is significant momentum towards universal Marrakesh Treaty coverage. The Treaty removes copyright-related barriers which have helped create the 'book famine' - the major shortage of books in formats accessible for people with print disabilities. 

Now, New Zealand Te Aotearoa is looking to pass the necessary legislation to implement the Treaty. A draft law has been published, with stakeholders invited to make submissions. 

IFLA's response welcomes the move by the government of New Zealand Te Aotearoa to make Marrakesh a reality. There are some positive steps, including the expansion of the definition of which organisations can make use of the Treaty's provisions, and no obligations to make supplementary payments in order to make and share accessible format works.

However, the current text still introduces a number of administrative requirements that go beyond the Treaty, and would leave libraries with less time to provide services to people who need them.

In particular, the IFLA submission argues that the rules for making and sharing copies of works for people with print disabilities should not be greater than those for making or sharing books or articles for anyone else. 

We look forward to a revised version of the draft law which takes account of these comments.

You can download the IFLA submission as a pdf. To find out more about Marrakesh implementation in different countries, please see IFLA's Monitoring Report

Call for papers: Library Love Stories

IFLA - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 16:16

The IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG) and Management and Marketing Section is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at a two-hour session at the next IFLA General Conference on 24-30 August 2019 in Athens, Greece.

All proposals must be submitted by March 3rd, 2019.

More information here.

Request for Proposal for PCO for IFLA WLIC 2022-2024

IFLA - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 14:13

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, IFLA, is pleased to invite your organisation to tender for appointment as Professional Congress Organiser (PCO) of the IFLA World Library and Information Congress, including trade exhibition.

See: Request for Proposal for appointment of a PCO for IFLA WLIC

A Happy Ending – Interview with Mikkel Christoffersen on eLending in Denmark

IFLA - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 13:18

The story of eLending in Denmark is a particular one. Despite high levels of use of the Danish eLending platform, it attracted frequent (if unjustified) criticism from other stakeholders, who held it up as a reason not to support eLending elsewhere.

Yet now, all Danish publishers are on board, and there has been impressive growth in eLending, even from existing high levels. We talked to Mikkel Christoffersen, Chief Consultant, Library Cooperation at the City of Copenhagen.

 

 

​How popular is eReading among Danish library users?

Mikkel: Very popular! About 1 in 12 Danish citizens checked out an eBook or a digital audiobook from eReolen in 2018. That’s up 26% from 2017.

 

We know that Denmark has often been singled out in debates about eLending. Why was this?

Mikkel: That’s a great question! I’m not sure I ever understood what happened back in 2015 when it was worst. All the big publishers were back on eReolen, our eLending platform, after a hiatus of three years. Our lending models were designed along with them and they were there voluntarily.

However, halfway through the year we were blasted with rather tendentious statistics produced by the Danish Publishing Association based on confidential data that allegedly showed a decrease in sales due to library lending. Then there was a rumour that we were forcing one-copy-multiple-users on everybody.

At the same time, we were facing some criticism from international library colleagues that our models were too publisher friendly. Somehow, we had managed to devise models that made all sides angry at the same time.

The primary point of contention I believe was that our standard lending model for the big publishers was one that secured them six months of one-copy-one-user and then an automatic conversion to one-copy-multiple-users. There was lots of leeway in that model, but we had a hard time pushing that message.

 

What has happened in the last few years to change this?

Mikkel: Well, many of the big publishers left in 2016 and so the arguments died down a bit. However, one of them stayed on. The biggest digital publisher in Denmark in fact (Lindhardt & Ringhof; part of the Egmont foundation) was determined to prove that library e-lending provided an overall net benefit. That broke the united front of the big publishers and allowed a competing narrative to the then dominant “libraries are evil” one.

 

What do you think it is that has brought Danish publishers back on board?

Mikkel: In 2016-17 two things happened. The digital market matured and there were now so many available tiles that we could take eReolen in a different direction than commercial services.

While we focus on children and teenagers, Danish literature, new authors and the lesser known parts of the literary landscape, commercial services are … well, commercial in their approach. The result is that eReolen and commercial services promote different things, and so publishers can use these very different channels without one risking cannibalising the other. It’s a win-win situation now. Publishers are now working happily with us and even guest-writing inspiration pieces for our frontends.

 

You’ve talked about this representing a new vision of the role of libraries on the market – what does this mean?

Mikkel: We cannot - nor should we - emulate a commercial streaming service or a digital bookshop. It’s not what we do well. Besides, the friction that’s built into the system makes sure we could only ever hope to be a second-rate service at best.

What we do much better than anyone else is reading promotion and discovery. We can make children and young people read and we can inspire people; get them to read things they wouldn’t ordinarily consider and make them more discerning readers. The public library is for everybody, but online especially this risks being for no one in particular and that’s a death sentence.

We haven’t been shy in picking target audiences and we have explicitly placed ourselves in a different part of the market from commercial offerings. We also have something other services don’t –  our physical space.

We’re not just making an e-lending service, we’re making a literary environment that ties in with exhibitions and events in our libraries. We are also present at conventions and book fairs to further our physical presence.

Our data clearly show that our editorial work, promotional and inspirational efforts have an even greater impact on digital loans and user behaviour than similar efforts in the physical library. 30% of our users use our frontends for inspiration, not just checking out books. What librarians do is much more crucial online than offline.

 

So what model do you now use in order to acquire and give access to eBooks?

Mikkel: We use three models. One is the well-known one-copy-one-user popular with the big publishers. They are allowed to have half their catalogue in that model.

The second is the old staple of eReolen; one-copy-multiple-users. Use is regulated by local restrictions on number of loans by the municipalities themselves.

The third model is an unrestricted one, of sorts. We pay one sum annually for a publisher’s whole catalogue and then our patrons can check them out without any restrictions. This is a boon to children’s and young people’s reading, because they don’t risk being held back by various restrictions when they start reading a series. 

 

Is this sustainable?

Mikkel: The biggest sustainability issue used to be the publishers’ attitude and embargo efforts, but now it’s actually the digital transformation in the libraries. Many find it difficult to fund the increasing digital loans before they can shift the money from the physical department.

 

Is this a model that you think could be replicated in other countries?

Mikkel: I’m always in awe of all the different solutions that exist in the different countries. Our philosophy is not to stare blindly at the 5% most popular titles, but to get great terms and conditions and pricing for the remaining 95%. I think that’s eminently doable everywhere.

 

What’s the next challenge from your point of view?

Mikkel: Amazon is coming to the Nordic countries, and I’m very excited to see what this is going to mean for the publishing ecosystem. Also, I think it’s fairly obvious that we need all hands on deck to keep the younger generations reading with all the tremendous benefits that this brings. Real, meaningful impact here will require persistent collaboration between many very different stakeholders.

 

 

Nominations for the IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Award 2019 are open!

IFLA - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 10:18

Is your public library something out of the ordinary? Fill out our application form and submit your nomination today! Please be sure the read the assessment criteria – and don’t hesitate, nominations close on 15 April 2019.

The IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year award celebrates new public libraries built between 1 Januray - 31 December 2018.

The Award is presented to a library anywhere in the world that best combines open, functional architecture with creative IT solutions and also takes into account both digital developments and local culture. To qualify, the library must be built between 1 Januray - 31 December 2018 or located in a building not previously used as a library. 

The presentation will take place at the IFLA WLIC in Athens, Greece from 24-30 August 2019 and is accompanied by a USD 5,000 prize.

The Award is administered by IFLA’s Public Libraries, Library Buildings and Equipment and Metropolitan Libraries sections. Systematic is a proud sponsor of this award.

To enter, please complete the Application Form

Further information is also available.  

Call for papers

IFLA - Thu, 07/02/2019 - 17:08

Call for papers for the satellite meeting and conference in August 2019 will follow shortly.

Questions can be forwarded to chihfeng@mail.shu.edu.tw

IFLA WLIC Preconference Satellite Meeting

IFLA - Wed, 06/02/2019 - 23:50

IFLA WLIC Preconference Satellite Meeting

Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, Berlin, Germany

21 & 22 August 2019

https://2019.ifla.org/cfp-calls/information-technology-section/

Robots in Libraries: Challenge or Opportunity?

The rapid development in robotics and artificial intelligence technologies as well as the commercial availability of these products are making in-roads into libraries. Beyond automated storage and retrieval systems, we now have autonomous shelf reading robots, telepresence and humanoid robots, and chatbots and voice activated systems. Robots are becoming our co-workers and a number of libraries around the world have deployed different robots for internal operations as well as public services. This combination of skilled human resources and robotics technologies also complements library services in the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) era.

This conference is organized by the IFLA IT Section and hosted by the Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, Berlin.  We welcome you to submit proposals and to join us to explore robotics technologies, applications and use cases, human-robot interaction and multiplicity as well as their uses and impact on library operations and services.

Call for Proposals: https://2019.ifla.org/cfp-calls/information-technology-section/

Conference website: https://en.th-wildau.de/ifla-robot

Call for Papers - 2019 Satellite Meeting now launched: "Building Digital Libraries through International Collaboration"

IFLA - Tue, 05/02/2019 - 22:15

The Acquisition and Collection Development Section is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at the satellite meeting in New Cairo, Egypt, from August 21-22, 2019. The satellite meeting will focus on building digital libraries within and among countries. It will explore collaboration models that utilize national resources with an international scope.

Possible topics for proposals are: case studies presenting national and international collaboration on digital library construction; theory on conceptualization and creation of digital libraries; building digital libraries - challenges and opportunities of international collaboration; user experience of digital libraries.

Please click here for detailed submission guidelines.

Contact: Lilly Hoi Sze Ho (email : Lilly.HO@zu.ac.ae) /  Jérôme Fronty (email: jerome.fronty@bnf.fr)

Important Dates

15 March 2019: Deadline submission of abstract

15 April 2019: Deadline notification to authors

15 June 2019: Deadline submission of full text

Education and Training with Library Theory and Research Section and LIS Education in Developing Countries Satellite Meeting in Italy

IFLA - Tue, 05/02/2019 - 08:21

Transformation of libraries and LIS education in a global world: digital inclusion, social inclusion, lifelong learning Date: 29-30 August 2019  Satellite meeting in the Vatican Library and Library School, Rome (Vatican City) Call for Papers coming soon

Call for papers: Library Love Stories

IFLA - Tue, 05/02/2019 - 03:43

The IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG) and Management and Marketing Section is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at a two-hour session at the next IFLA General Conference on 24-30 August 2019 in Athens, Greece.

1. Love among users – Are some libraries more suited for people to meet and fall in love? Can libraries and librarians play a role as cultural matchmakers in the community? Can our collections help our users with their love life?

2. Love among librarians – Have you ever fallen in love with a colleague? How should managers deal with a couple in their team? How important are passion and desire in professional relationships?

3. Love between librarians and library users – Can we fall in love on both sides of a reference desk?

4. The dark side of love – How do we manage unwanted love in the library? When does it become harassment, and how do we deal with these situations?

Please find the call for papers and all its details on the conference's website.

 

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