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EIFL-OA news and events - Mon, 08/10/2018 - 14:06

We are delighted to announce that the EIFL Public Library Innovation Award - for public library services that improve lives - is now open.

The award is open to all public and community libraries in developing and transition countries that use information and communication technology (ICT) to improve lives in their communities by addressing any of the following issues, which are included in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:

Call for Nominations for President-elect and Members of the Governing Board of IFLA

IFLA - Mon, 08/10/2018 - 12:34

Nominations for President-elect August 2019-August 2021 (President 2021-2023) and Members of the Governing Board of IFLA (August 2019-August 2021)

DEADLINE: 08 February 2019

The Governing Board, in accordance with the Statutes, consists of the following members elected by the membership at large through this nomination and postal ballot process:

  • The President-elect
  • Ten members

Six members of the Professional Committee, consisting of a chair and one officer from each of the five Divisions of the Federation will be elected through a separate process by the Section Officers, and are also members of the Governing Board.

Additional members of the Governing Board include the President; the Chair of the Management of Library Associations Section and the Secretary General (ex officio).

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Global representation and participation

As a truly global organisation, representing the interests of library and information services, and their users, worldwide, IFLA needs energetic, committed and capable people whose skills and experience should cover different library types, professional specialisations and global regions to serve on its Governing Board. Members of the Governing Board should have a global perspective; an interest in library politics and advocacy; a commitment to the aims and core values of IFLA; and a desire to work collaboratively in dealing with issues for the profession. Business is conducted in English so competence in English is necessary to enable participation, but it is also important for the Board to have a good representation of IFLA’s working languages.

Being a member of the Governing Board can be time-consuming and challenging work, including work between the meetings, as the Board strives to advance the contribution of library and information services to society and to improve the practice of the profession. It is also rewarding, providing the stimulating opportunity to work with colleagues from different types of library and information environments and from different cultures.

Roles and Responsibilities of the President and President-elect

The President-elect serves in this role for two years, followed by two years as President.

The President leads the Federation and is its chief representative. The President represents IFLA and the world’s library and information profession internationally to key government and allied industry, international and national organisations and bodies. The President chairs the Governing Board and presides over General Assembly meetings which are held at the annual IFLA Congress. The Presidency involves a significant amount of travelling (some 50-70 days a year) for meetings, making keynote speeches and generally representing IFLA and the library and information profession.  As only limited IFLA funding is available to assist some of this travel, the President must have strong employer and other support. The President works closely with the Secretary General.

The two-year term of office as President-elect provides an opportunity to identify priorities to be pursued on assuming the presidency. The President-Elect works closely with the President and Secretary General and deputises for the President as required, for example, to represent the Federation or chair meetings.

Consequently, the post of President-Elect also involves a significant amount of travelling, speaking commitments and representation and therefore demands strong employer and other support. The President-Elect is a full member of the Governing Board and the Executive and Professional Committees.

A candidate for the position of President-elect does not have to be a member. Each candidate must have ten (10) valid nominations by IFLA Members. The successful candidate will serve for two years as President-elect (2019-2021), followed by two years as President (2021-2023).

Roles and Responsibilities of the Governing Board

The IFLA Governing Board is responsible for the governance, financial and professional directions of the Federation, according to IFLA Statutes Articles 13 and 14. 

The elected members of the Governing Board serve for an initial term of two years and may stand for a further consecutive term of two years.

One of the members of the Governing Board is elected by the Board to be the Treasurer of IFLA and other Governing Board members are elected by the Board to be members of committees or working groups. The President may ask a member of the Governing Board to represent IFLA at key conferences or other meetings, to ensure that the Federation’s voice is heard. Funding assistance from IFLA is available under such circumstances.


Members of the Governing Board are expected to make themselves available, usually at no cost to the Federation, to fulfil Board responsibilities which include the requirement to meet on three occasions each year. At the IFLA Congress there are two meetings: one on the day before the Congress starts and one on the day after the Congress ends. The Governing Board and its committees and working groups also meet in December and April at IFLA Headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands. IFLA covers accommodation costs for these latter meetings. Some additional limited travel assistance may be available under special circumstances. Business is conducted in between meetings by email and teleconference.

Skills and attributes

The Governing Board should comprise individuals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives who bring with them a variety of skills and experience.

A nominee for the Governing Board should:

  • have expertise, experience and interest in/across the library field;
  • have experience in management and governance at a senior level;
  • have an understanding of strategic planning, implementation and review processes;
  • have an understanding of organizational financial planning, fundraising and risk management;
  • have proven leadership skills, be an experienced networker with an ability to leverage networks and have an interest in library politics and advocacy;
  • have a willingness and ability to devote time and energy to the role – this is usually several hours per week;
  • have financial support and time allowance to attend face-to-face meetings of the Governing Board;
  • act with respect, trust, confidentiality and transparency within the Governing Board and recognize the need to protect personal and privileged information. They must declare any conflicts of interest and abstain from discussions where they have a conflict or potential conflict of interest.
Roles and responsibilities

A nominee for the Governing Board should:

  • contribute ideas, expertise and leadership to the direction of IFLA;
  • have the willingness and ability to absorb complex information, provide opinions and deliberations, and work collaboratively to seek outcomes that benefit IFLA members and the global library community
  • be able to communicate and advocate for the work of IFLA to members and the library community, and to represent the Federation where required;
  • be aware of their legal obligations in terms of ensuring the financial health and sustainability of the organisation;
  • be prepared to contribute actively to the committees, projects and work of the Governing Board;
  • participate in and respond to online communications of the Governing Board during the year, for example, via email, conference calls, document sharing and collaboration;
  • attend and participate in all business meetings of the Governing Board from the moment of their election up to and including the next two years, which means they should attend three World Library and Information Congresses in total (2019 - Athens, 2020 – Auckland, and 2021 – t.b.a.).
Who may be Nominated?
  • A candidate for President-elect or Governing Board Member does not have to be a member of IFLA (or be employed by or be affiliated with a Member of IFLA) to be nominated.
  • Candidates should have a working knowledge of at least one of the working languages of IFLA (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish). Since the business meetings of IFLA are conducted in English, reasonable fluency in this language is necessary to be able to fully participate as a Governing Board member.
  • Candidates should have confirmation of employer and other support to fulfill the official duties and representational and financial demands of office.

A candidate for one of the ten elected places on the Governing Board must have five (5) valid nominations by IFLA members.

The successful candidates for these places on the Governing Board will serve for two years commencing on 29 August 2019 until August 2021. Those elected for the first time will then be eligible for nomination for election for a second term of two years (2021-2023).

The current President, who will complete her term of office in August 2019, the President-elect who will begin her term of office as President in August 2019 and any Governing Board members currently in their second term are not eligible for nomination.

How do I nominate a Candidate?

To nominate a candidate for election to the post of President-elect or Governing Board member, complete a copy of the enclosed Nomination Form. This requires the signature of the authorized signatory of an Association Member or Institutional Member. Affiliate members should provide a name and signature. Provide the contact details of your nominee and send this form to IFLA before 8 February.

  • The authorised signatory is the individual listed in IFLA’s records as the organisation’s highest official and whose name appears on the attached nomination form. Please contact us if this is incorrect so that we can re-issue the form. This form may be photocopied, but please note that the nomination form cannot be used by anyone other than the authorised signatory of the member concerned.
Please note:
  • There is no restriction on the number of candidates you may nominate for these positions.
  • You should ensure that your nominee is willing to stand. IFLA Headquarters will seek formal confirmation from each candidate once the required number of nominations for that candidate has been received.
The following table sets out who may nominate and who may vote in the ensuing election.
  May nominate May vote in the election Voting members
Authorised signatories of Association Members* Yes Yes Authorised signatories of Institutional Members* Yes Yes Honorary Fellows
  Yes Yes
  • Association Affiliates
  • Individual Affiliates*
    • Personal
    • Non-Salaried
    • Student
    • New Graduate
  • Institutional Affiliates*
    • Institutional sub-units
    • School libraries
      One-person library centres
Yes No

* Only if membership fees are paid in full for 2018 and are not in arrears​.

Nominations DEADLINE

Nominations must reach IFLA Headquarters ON or BEFORE Friday, 8 February 2019. No late nominations will be accepted. To avoid disappointment please do not wait until the last day.

Questions? Contact elections@ifla.org.

  • In accordance with the Statutes, the elections will be conducted by postal ballot. Only those eligible Voting Members as set out in the above table will be entitled to vote. Association, Institutional & Individual Affiliates are not entitled to vote in the elections.
  • It is expected that the ballot will take place during March and April 2019, with eight weeks between the dispatch of ballot papers and the closing date for their return.
  • The results will be announced on IFLA’s Website in May 2019.

These elections are extremely important for the future governance of IFLA. Please consider whether you wish to nominate candidates for these positions on the Governing Board.

Yours sincerely,

Gerald Leitner
Secretary General

Call for Nominations for Section Standing Committees 2019-2023 is online

IFLA - Mon, 08/10/2018 - 11:58

The Standing Committee on Libraries for Children and Young Adults has 5 places to fill in the term 2019-2023. You find all information about the procedure here https://www.ifla.org/node/81922

If you know of any eligible employee in your library, talk to her/him about joining the Standing Committee and have your library benefit from international exchange. If you want to be nominated yourself, talk to your library or your library association if they will nominate you. The paragraph "What benefit is there for a nominee and their employer?" is very helpful here. The prospects of international exchange and the development of personal working skills are a great incentive for any interested person. Deadline for nominations is January 3rd-2019. 

Please have a look at the library scene in your country and think about colleagues you would recommend. An organization or library can nominate a person that is not an employee of this organization. The paragraph about "Roles and responsibilities” holds every detail about this issue. 

At the Standing Committee on Libraries for Children and Young Adults there are very interesting and challenging projects to be carried out, like the Best Practices project or Sister Libraries. The World through Picture Books project is about to take a new step, and the recently updated “Guidelines for Libraries for Children” need our attention regarding translations, a condensed version and the propagation in general.

For more information about the work in our Standing Committee please contact the Standing Committee's  chair Jorun Systad jorun.systad@forde.kommune.no

Are We Ready for Extended Collective Licensing? Initial Data from IFLA Survey of Collecting Society Coverage

IFLA - Mon, 08/10/2018 - 11:55

Extended collective licensing is increasingly proposed as a solution to problems faced by libraries in getting permissions to digitise and use large numbers of works. But it can only work if there are organisations in place to manage it. Draft data from an IFLA survey suggests that this is still far from being the case.

Collective management refers to the process of having one organisation that collects money for uses of works - for example for songs on radio or TV programmes, for photos in books or newspapers, or for uploading works in library collections to the internet. 

It can make a major contribution to member authors' livelihoods and libraries' operations by offering a simple means of clearing rights, and collecting and distributing royalties.

In its extended form, a collective management organisation (CMO) can collect money for use of works by non-members, and work to distribute this money subsequently.

This can make a real difference in the case of works that are no longer on sale, who may no longer be members of the CMO or be easy to contact. Such works - known as out-of-commerce works - make up a major part of library collections. 

Extended Collective Licensing (ECL) has therefore been proposed in the European Union as a means of enabling libraries to give access to collections of works which are no longer available elsewhere.

IFLA has already published a background paper exploring some of the conditions that may need to be in place for ECL to work. However, the most fundamental is that a CMO exists in the country and category (such as books, photos, films) in question. 

Initial survey data released today indicates that this is far from being the case. Even where CMOs do exist, they are not necessarily offering the licences that libraries need.

If confirmed, this data shows that without a further step - such as an exception that applies where CMOs do not exist - the EU's plans - as well as ECL projects elsewhere - are likely to make little difference. 

Download the initial results [pdf | word], as well as the script [pdf] and slides [pdf] of a presentation given at CopyCamp 2018. All comments and corrections to the data are welcome - contact us if you have suggestions. 

VIVO Updates for October 7, 2018 — VIVO in Denmark, road trips, the NIH

DSpace news - Mon, 08/10/2018 - 01:22

VIVO Updates  VIVO Updates is near weekly news of interest to the VIVO community.  VIVO Updates is emailed to the VIVO email lists, appears in the VIVO wiki and Duraspace blog space, and is tweeted out by @vivocollab.  We hope you find it useful.

Do you have an item for VIVO Updates?  All items received by Saturday will appear in the next day’s VIVO Updates.  Just drop me a note at mconlon@ufl.edu

VIVO in Denmark  Last week I had the great pleasure of being a guest of the Danish Technical University (a VIVO member) at the advisory board meeting of their ROI-AV project.  They have done wonderful work on visualization, leading to their Opera project.  The next day, DTU held a delightful workshop.  I gave a talk which you can find here:  https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.7159724.v2.  The following day I gave an invited talk at the AESIS conference “The Impact Agenda for Social Sciences and the Humanities:  http://aesisnet.com/event/impact-ssh18/.  My talk was titled “Impact, the Disciplines, and VIVO”.  You can find it here:  https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.7159856.v1

The Danish Technical University is doing amazing work with VIVO in the area of research intelligence. They have a very strong team, and I look forward to having them participate in the future of VIVO, and to see what they are up to in the future.

Also in Denmark is Aalborg University, with another very strong team doing strong VIVO work.  Led by David Budtz Pedersen, the Aalborg team expects to have a production VIVO site next spring.  They have done significant work in the humanities and in research assessment and impact.  I had a chance to spend some time meeting the members of their team.  They are a strong addition to the VIVO community.

On the road  I’ll be on the road over the next couple of months, with a few days in Gainesville, Florida in between.  The dates below include travel days.  Will you be at any of these meetings?  I’d love to catch up and hear from you in person!

  • October 9-12, Force 11, Montreal
  • October 13-16, Metadata workshop, Leiden, Netherlands
  • October 17-20, VIVO Camp, New York City
  • October 31 – November 2, CHEAR (NIH) meeting, New York City
  • November 3-8, RDA Plenary, Gaborone, Botswana
  • November 9-16, Vacation, Capetown, South Africa, Jacksonville, Florida
  • November 21-25, Thanksgiving holiday, Washington, DC

I’ll be back at my desk in Gainesville, Florida, beginning November 26.

I should have good Internet throughout most of my travels.  I look forward to meeting new people and discussing VIVO with them in a variety of settings.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH).  You may have noticed I will be going to an NIH meeting in October.  Turns out that I have taken a small assignment back at the University of Florida to be the co-PI of the the US national Metabolomics Consortium Coordinating Center (M3C).  With my co-PI, we will coordinate a consortium of five compound identification cores, seven data analysis and software development cores, and the national metabolomics data repository at UC San Diego.  Along the way, we will construct a VIVO for metabolomics, gathering information on people, grants, papers, datasets, and software related to metabolomics.  We will coordinate with the European Bioinformatics Institute https://www.ebi.ac.uk/ on metabolomics issues.  I will be working with Chris Barnes of Florida, who some of you may remember.  Chris runs the UF VIVO site and will support the new VIVO.  Should be great fun.



Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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New 'Heading' at the 'Publications' page

IFLA - Sun, 07/10/2018 - 14:28

At the 'Publications' page a new 'Heading' is placed: 'Conference presentations'. Here you will find abstracts, powerpoints and full text of presentations given during section sessions at WLIC's

Now you will find WLIC 2018 Kuala Lumpur presentations

Children's Rights to Read

IFLA - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 13:01

Children deserve access to the education, opportunities, and resources needed to read. Be an advocate for every child, everywhere. Download the poster and learn more about every child's right to read here:


Margreet Wijnstroom (1922-2018)

IFLA - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 10:32

Dear Colleagues

It is with great sadness that IFLA notes the passing of our colleague and friend, former IFLA Secretary General Margreet Wijnstroom. Born 26 August 1922 in Bloemendaal, Netherlands, Margreet passed away at her home in Haarlem on 1 October 2018 at the age of 96.

From 1958 to 1970, Wijnstroom was General Secretary of the Centrale Vereniging voor Openbare Bibliotheken (VOB — Netherlands Central Association of Public Libraries). Active on IFLA Committees for many years, Margreet left the VOB to become IFLA Secretary General in 1971, a post she held until 1987. Not only was Margreet the first female IFLA Secretary General, she was also the first full-time Secretary General. She oversaw the move of IFLA Headquarters from the United Kingdom to the Netherlands in 1971 and over the course of the following 16 years she helped IFLA more than quadruple in size and strength.

Margreet’s real passion was to expand IFLA’s global engagement and to this end she gave particular attention to redefining librarianship in the developing world. Together with former President Else Granheim, Margreet was instrumental in establishing IFLA’s Action for Development through Libraries Programme (ALP), which continues today as the IFLA Library Development Programme (IFLA LDP), and has contributed significantly to improvements in libraries around the world.

During her tenure, Margreet worked to increase the size of IFLA’s membership, particularly in developing countries—which she wholeheartedly assisted to help reach their goals of self-determination and self-development through broader access to information. It was for this reason that the “Regional Library Development Fund”, which she helped establish in 1982 was renamed the “Margreet Wijnstroom Fund for Regional Library Development” after her retirement in 1987. Margreet selflessly donated 20,000 Dutch Guilders to the Fund which continues to this day. Its current objectives are to support library association’s work in African, Asian and Latin American countries, to involve library and information professionals from the developing world in IFLA’s professional groups and to support projects in these regions.

Margreet oversaw the establishment of several publications which still exist: De Gruyter’s IFLA Publications Series (1972), IFLA Annual, precursor to the IFLA Annual Report (1972), and IFLA Journal, which grew out of her own initiative (1974).

Following her retirement from IFLA in 1987, she stayed busy playing golf and writing six detective novels between 1990 and 2002. Margreet was awarded the honour of an Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau.

Margreet’s death is a great loss to all of us who knew her, especially those in IFLA and the Dutch library and information community. She will be greatly missed, and our thoughts are with her family and friends.

Gerald Leitner
Secretary General

Job Opening: Head of International Projects

LIBER news - Thu, 04/10/2018 - 15:37

LIBER is Europe’s largest research library network. Our network consists mainly of university, national and special libraries. Together we help libraries support world-class research. LIBER was founded in 1971 and is based in The Hague. In November 2017, LIBER launched its new Strategy for 2018-2022: Research Libraries, Powering Sustainable Knowledge in the Digital Age. To…

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ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის წარმომადგენლების ვიზიტი ISBN-ისა და ISMN-ის შეხვედრაზე

ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის წარმომადგენლების ვიზიტი ISBN-ისა და ISMN-ის შეხვედრაზე

24-26 სექტემბერს მალტაში, ქალაქ სლიემაში, ჩატარდა ISBN-ისა და ISMN-ის ყოველწლიური გენერალური შეხვედრა, რომელსაც საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის ISBN-ის, ISMN-ისა და ISSN-ის განყოფილების უფროსი ნინო სიმონიშვილი და ამავე განყოფილების თანამშრომელი მაია გომართელი იმყოფებოდნენ.

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Copyright, Access and the SDGs: IFLA at the WIPO General Assembly

IFLA - Thu, 04/10/2018 - 10:03

The World Intellectual Property Organisation’s annual General Assembly saw exciting announcements around the Marrakesh Treaty, welcome support for better laws for libraries, archives and museums, and an emphasis, from Member States, on the need for intellectual property laws to support development.

IFLA attended the 2018 General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organisation on 24 September – 2 October in Geneva. This is an opportunity for ministers and senior officials responsible for intellectual property to meet, set priorities for the Organisation, and take key decisions.


Major Announcements

Significantly, it is also a moment for countries to announce their adherence to WIPO’s Treaties. As the Director General, Francis Gurry, underlined, the Marrakesh Treaty is the fastest moving of these.

The Treaty removes barriers to access to information for people with print disabilities. In one day, the European Union (including 28 Member States) and Japan both ratified, almost doubling the number of countries covered.

IFLA welcomes ratifications these developments, which are a vital step towards achieving concrete outcomes for people. It will be important to follow up with effective national legislation, and support libraries in their implementation. IFLA has updated its monitoring of national laws on Marrakesh, and produced a practical guide for libraries answering key questions around making use of the Treaty.


Continued Support for Libraries

The Assembly also discussed work at the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), where exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives are on the agenda. Many member states spoke up in favour of meaningful action to support our institutions in their work. Discussions around the action plans agreed at the last meeting will continue in November.

There are some concerns, meanwhile, around a proposed Treaty on broadcasting, which currently does not offer enough protection for the exceptions and limitations libraries need to carry out their public interest missions. An IFLA brief provides further information. 


IFLA, as always, is grateful to Member States at WIPO for their support, and looks forward to working further with them to make progress for libraries at all levels.

Read more about IFLA’s work at WIPO. Download IFLA's General Statement, and statements on SCCR and the Marrakesh Treaty.

Now available: presentations and papers from our IFLA WLIC 2018 session

IFLA - Thu, 04/10/2018 - 01:11

Many of our speakers at IFLA WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur have kindly shared their presentations from our session "Library services: empowering people to develop their inter-cultural identities" with us, so now we can share them with you.

Find all the available publications and papers from the session here.

IFLA 2018 Kuala Lumpur. SIG Library History Session held on Sunday, 26 August 2018

IFLA - Wed, 03/10/2018 - 21:23

SIG Library History Session on Transform Libraries, Transform Societies: Library Outreach to Marginalized Populations - Historical Perspectives.

The SIG Library History’s session at IFLA Kuala Lumpur was again early in the conference programme and it would seem that each year the number of competitive meetings and sessions increases. Yet the session was well attended and it was very interesting to have presenters from different parts of the world telling very different stories about outreach to marginalised populations over time with stories from the USA, Chile, China and Singapore delivered. Unfortunately our colleague from Zimbabwe was unable to be with us. Again our grateful thanks to the speakers for giving their presentations in good time so that there was space for some questions. From the feedback I’ve had, it would seem that the session was much appreciated.

I would also again like to thank the "Committee" who assisted me through emails in the preparation of the session.  It was lovely to catch up with two of them at the conference: Christy Zlatos and Parisa Pasyar, with Parisa also presenting a poster and being a conference volunteer.

And like other IFLA SIGs, Library History was recently reviewed by the IFLA Professional Committee and I was advised at the conference that the SIG has been given the go ahead for another 3 years.

The IFLA conference is always a great experience for me as it gives me the opportunity to experience life in other cities and countries, to meet colleagues from all parts of the world, and this time it was close to home, something that does not happen very often.  The planning for a SIG Library History session at IFLA 2019 will be underway very soon and I will keep you posted.

Dr Kerry Smith, FALIA, AM

Convenor, IFLA Library History SIG


Left to right: Sam Eddington (USA), Miguel Ángel Rivera Donoso (Chile), Kerry Smith (SIG Convenor - Australia), Lei Wang (China), and Brendan Luyt (Singapore)

A Glimpse of WLIC2018 Delegates Attending the Session 

ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკა უერთდება კამპანიას „ერთად ერთმანეთისთვის“

ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკა უერთდება კამპანიას „ერთად ერთმანეთისთვის“

ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკა უერთდება გაფანტული სკლეროზის საინფორმაციო კამპანიას "ერთად ერთმანეთისთვის".

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Tectonic Evolution of the Eastern Black Sea and Caucasus / Geological Society Special Publication 428 / ed.by Sosson, M; Stephenson, R. A.  Adamia; S. A. – London : Geological Society, 2017. – 368 p. 

ISBN-10: 1862397392

ISBN-13: 978-1862397392

გამოცემა მოიცავს ევრაზიის კონტინენტური საზღვარისა და მიმდებარე ოკეანის აღწერილობას. სტატიების უმეტესობა მულტიდისციპლინურია და მათში მიმოხილულია რეგიონი მეტამორფიკული პეტროლოგიიდან  დაწყებული სტრუქტურული, ტექტონიკური და გეოფიზიკური ერთეულების ჩათვლით. სტატიებში მნიშვნელოვანიად არის განხილული აქტიური და პასიური კასტრალური სეისმოლოგია, პალეომაგნეტიზმი, საველე გეოლოგია, გეოქიმია, დაბალი ტემპერატურის თერმოქრონოლოგია.

გამოცემა ინტეგრირებულია და კონცეპტუალურად ყველა რეგიონს მოიცავს, მათ შორის განაპირა რეგიონებსაც.

წიგნი ინგლისურენოვანია, ერთვის ფერადი ილუსტრაციები, გრაფიკული გამოსახულებები და რუკები, აგრეთვე გეოგრაფიულ სახელთა საძიებელი.

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ახალი წიგნი ჩვენს ბიბლიოთეკაში

Tectonic Evolution, Collision, and Seismicity of Southwest Asia: In Honor of Manuel Berberian’s Forty-Five Years of Research Contributions / Geological Society of America; Ed. by Rasoul Sorkhabi. - Boulder, Colorado : The Geological Society of America, 2017. – 675 p.

ISBN 978-0-8137-2525-3 

სამხრეთ-აღმოსავლეთი აზია (ამჟამინდელი ევრაზია) არაბულ კონტინენტურ ფირფიტებს შორის მიმდინარე ტექტონიკური შეჯახების ადგილს წარმოადგენს. რეგიონში ასევე შედის სპარსეთის ყურის სტრატეგიული საზღვაო სივრცეები, ომანის ყურე, კასპიისა და ხმელთაშუა ზღვა. 

სამხრეთ-აღმოსავლეთი აზია დედამიწის ერთ-ერთი ყველაზე თვალსაჩინო რეგიონია, რომელიც აქტიური დანაწევრების, დიდი მასშტაბის მიწისძვრების, ვულკანური ლანდშაფტების, ისტორიული ცივილიზაციების, ასევე გეოლოგიური მოვლენების თვალსაზრისით კომპლექსურად, დედამიწის 540 მილიონი წლის სტრატიგრაფიულ ჩანაწერს მოიცავს. 

წიგნი აერთიანებს გეოლოგიური ევოლუციის, კოლინური ტექტონიკის, აქტიური დეფორმაციის, ისტორიული და თანამედროვე სეისმურობის ანალიზს. 

გამოცემა ინგლისურენოვანია და ერთვის ფერადი ილუსტრაციები, გრაფიკული გამოსახულებები, რუკები

წიგნში სხვა მნიშვნელოვან კვლევებთან ერთად შესულია ქართველ მკვლევართა ნაშრომები:

1. Tethyan evolution and continental collision in Georgia / Shota Adamia, A. Chabukiani, T. Chkhotua, O. Enukidze, N. Sadradze, G. Zakariadze

2. Postcollisional tectonics and seismicity of Georgia / Shota Adamia, V. Alania, N. Tsereteli, O. Varazanashvili, N. Sadradze, N. Lursmanashvili, A. Gventsadze

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Out Now: October 2018 issue of IFLA Journal

IFLA - Wed, 03/10/2018 - 15:49

​​IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries.

The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally.

Volume 44, No.3 (October 2018)

Special Issue on Privacy

Guest Editorial

Privacy, libraries and the era of big data 167
Louise Cooke


Privacy awareness issues in user data collection by digital libraries 170
Elaine Parra Affonso and Ricardo César Gonçalves Sant'ana

Delisting and ethics in the library: Anticipating the future of librarianship in a world that forgets 183
Katie Chamberlain Kritikos

Encouraging patron adoption of privacy-protection technologies: Challenges for public libraries  195
Monica G. Maceli

Information disclosure, privacy behaviours, and attitudes regarding employer surveillance of social networking sites 203
Deirdre McGuinness and Anoush Simon

Privacy and libraries in the case of Japan  223
Yasuyo Inoue

Privacy, obfuscation, and propertization 229
Tony Doyle

Abstracts 240


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The STL WLIC Libraries as Drivers for Open Access Wrap-Up!

IFLA - Wed, 03/10/2018 - 01:47
On August 26th, the Science and Technology Libraries section hosted three speakers in their first session of the conference, Libraries as Drivers for Open Access. Reggie Raju, Acting Executive Director of the University of Cape Town Libraries, presented, “From Green to Gold to Diamond: Open access’ return to social justice.” He reminded attendees of publishing’s past, why researchers want to engage in scholarly communications with one another through publications and how external publishers came in and saw it as a viable profit making endeavor. Over the past ten years, open access has made large strides in challenging this prohibitive commercial model. The movement from green and gold to diamond open access, with the library as publisher, can be directly tied to social justice imperatives, including access to information. To read more about the access models, the importance of the free flow of information and providing open access for the marginalized, see Raju’s full conference paper here: http://library.ifla.org/2220/1/092-raju-en.pdf   Mahmoud Khalifa, currently a PhD candidate at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, presented, "Open access monitoring and business model in Latin America and Middle East: a comparative study based on DOAJ data and criteria,” a paper he co-authored with Ivonne Lujano. He spoke on their project which collected data from the DOAJ database to analyze the business models, peer-review policies, and plagiarism screening policies of open access journals published in Latin America and the Middle East. After giving background on the DOAJ and it’s ambassador program (of which both authors were members of), he delved into specifics of each region’s publishing models. To see a complete  analysis, country-by-country, please read Khalifa and Lujano’s full paper here: http://library.ifla.org/2126/1/092-lujano-en.pdf   Patrick Danowski, Library Manager of the Institute of Science & Technology in Austria, presented, "Austrian Transition to Open Access,” a paper he co-authored with Andreas Ferus, Brigitte Kromp, and Rita Pinhasi. Danowski spoke on the project, Austrian Transition to Open Access (AT2OA), which aims to increase Austria’s OA publication output through new researcher support and the restructuring license agreements by 2025. The project runs from 2017 to 2020 and will investigate questions such as: Is there enough money in the system to support a transition to OA? What would be the effects for individual institutions? What does a good transitional contract with a publisher moving to OA look like? And how will this group measure success? To learn more about this project, see Danowski, Ferus, Kromp, and Pinhasi’s full paper here: http://library.ifla.org/2286/1/92-danowski-en.pdf   Other papers submitted but not presented can be found below.
  • "Open Access Books: an international collaboration to explore the practical implications for librarians of increasing access to scholarly research outputs," authored by Elsie Zhou, Leon Errelin, Sam Oakley, and Neil Smyth. http://library.ifla.org/2193/1/163-zhou-en.pdf
  • "Open Access Policies and Mandates: A Study of Their Implementation in Academic Institutions in India," authored by S Sudarshan Rao and N Laxman Rao. http://library.ifla.org/2128/1/092-rao-en.pdf

The STL WLIC Data Librarianship Wrap-Up!

IFLA - Wed, 03/10/2018 - 01:44
On August 27th, the Science and Technology Libraries section hosted 5 speakers for its Data Librarian: Needs and Qualifications section. Yun Dai from New York University Shanghai shared how they are, “Pushing the Boundaries of Data Services Ecosystem at an Academic Library.” At NYU Shanghai, the data services program is a mix of statistical and computing consulting and data librarianship where research get assistance in data discovery, cleaning, analysis, and visualization. She spoke on three different approaches they have implemented in forming and contributing to the data services ecosystem. To learn more about how they created an environment where technology is embedded in daily data services, how they partnered with other departments to develop data products and projects, and how they collaborated with university-wide initiatives to lead data literacy campaigns, see her full paper here: http://library.ifla.org/2154/1/139-dai-en.pdf   Hammad Rauf Khan from the University of North Texas, Denton presented his and Yunfei Du’s paper, “What is a Data Librarian? A Content Analysis of Job Advertisements for Data Librarians in the United States Academic Libraries.” Hammad and Du looked at 50 random data librarian job advertisements from ALA JobLIST, Indeed, Glassdoor, and IASSIST websites in order to understand what a data librarian is and what they need to know to perform their job. The skills most often required were the ability to provide research assistance, critical thinking and problem solving skills, knowledge of U.S. federal and proprietary data sources, and knowledge of proprietary or open source statistical software packages. To learn more about what this means for professionals and the LIS curriculum, read their full paper here: http://library.ifla.org/2255/1/139-khan-en.pdf   Megan Sapp Nelson of Purdue University and Abigail Goben from the University of Illinois at Chicago had a colleague present their paper, “Engaging Liaison Librarians: Identifying Impact of a Research Data Management Educational Intervention,” in which they discuss the assessment analysis of the first year of ACRL’s Research Data Management Road Show. The Road Show was developed to provide academic liaison and subject librarians an introduction to the fundamentals of research data management. Sapp Nelson and Goben created pre and post-Road Show surveys to assess initial and changing knowledge levels, practice and behaviors, and attitudes towards research data management. The survey data shows suggest that the Road Show is successfully providing training and is positively impacting their attitudes and skill levels. For a full review of their survey results and outcomes, see Sapp Nelson and Goben’s full paper here: http://library.ifla.org/2155/1/139-sappnelson-en.pdf   Anna Walek from the Gdansk University of Technology (GUT) discussed issues surround the role of data librarians, the impact of European Union grant programs and publisher guidelines on those roles, and how the creation of the Open Science Competence Centre at GUT will help meet these needs. Taking into consideration the data lifecycle, research data management plan requirements, open science practice and policy, and more, Wales discusses what services, events, and learning opportunities the Open Science Competence Centre hopes to provide. To learn more about all these issues, see Walek’s full paper, “Is data management a new “digitisation”? A change of the role of librarians int he context of changing academic libraries’ tasks” here: http://library.ifla.org/2247/1/139-walek-en.pdf   Rounding out the session was Angela Hamilton presenting her and Deena Yanofsky’s paper, “Investing and trading in strategic resources for academic data services: A case study.” Hamilton provided an overview of the strategic planning and establishment of research data services at their institution, the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTS). After a complement of librarians had developed a smattering of basic data skills and knowledge, it became clear that the library still needed a cohesive vision and leadership in order to meet the data needs of campus. Given the unique and varied demands of data librarians, data after all means very different things to different disciplines, the required skills and qualifications for UTS’ new data librarian position was too long and detailed resulting in a failed search with few applicants able to meet the requirements. After rethinking their position and true needs, the library was able to narrow in on what they really needed, a mid-career librarian with strong foundational data and professional librarian skills with a willingness to develop new skills as needed. To learn more about UTS’ journey to hiring a data librarian and developing a suite of data services, read the full paper here: http://library.ifla.org/2168/1/139-hamilton-en.pdf

E4GDH 2018 satellite meeting presentations and papers are now available

IFLA - Tue, 02/10/2018 - 22:24

The presentations and accompanying papers from our 2018 satellite meeting are now available, together with resource guides and training materials from the afternoon workshop on Finding the Evidence. Please visit the website for details.

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