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New IFLA Publication: Library Design for the 21st Century—Collaborative Strategies to Ensure Success

IFLA - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 13:05

Just off the press in the IFLA Publications Series…​

Library Design for the 21st Century—Collaborative Strategies to Ensure Success
Edited by Diane Koen and Traci Engel Lesneski
Berlin/Munich: De Gruyter Saur, 2019
ISBN 978-3-11-0613124
(IFLA Publications; Nr 179)
Euro 99,95 / for USA, Canada, Mexico US$ 114.00

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Call for papers WLIC 2019 - The IFLA Audiovisual and Multimedia Section, joined by the IFLA Preservation and Conservation Section and the Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (PAC)

IFLA - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 11:36

The IFLA Audiovisual and Multimedia Section, joined by the IFLA Preservation and Conservation Section and the Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (PAC), invite interested professionals to submit proposals for the open session to be held during IFLA WLIC in Athens, Greece, from 24-30 August 2019.

This year the theme is "It's good to preserve, it's even better to share: Sound and visual cultural heritage in local communities"

Do you have unique audiovisual materials that are significant to, and used by, your local community? Are you collecting and preserving oral histories? Do you have experience holding home movie days in your town, school, or university, where community members share local history content or learn about preserving their personal film and video archives?

We encourage papers that address how libraries support communities and individuals in documenting and preserving their histories and heritage. We are also interested in libraries’ curating and making these collections locally and globally accessible.

 

Deadline for submission of proposals is 15 February 2019

 

Details and more information are available on the IFLA WLIC 2019 website of call for papers,

 

Please feel free to share the Call for Papers in your networks.

VIVO Updates for January 6, 2019 — Happy New Year, Books for VIVO, Open Repositories, Wikidata, Calls This Week

DSpace news - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 02:56

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break!  It’s a time for family, good cheer, for reflecting on the year past, and the year to come.

2018 was an important year for VIVO.  Many wonderful things happened as project participation grew and the idea of an open source system for representing scholarship grew around the world.  The project is very strong and provides a vibrant, open approach to providing critical information needed to improve the practice of research and scholarship.  We are producing an annual report (our first!) Expect to hear more in the weeks ahead.

Over the break we tweaked the wiki a bit.  Hopefully things are a bit cleaner and a bit clearer.  Colors were simplified, pages simplified, the calendar improved, some navigation improved, some obsolete material archived, and some pages improved.  We try to have a light touch in such changes so that people can find things, we also need to make sure that current material is easiest to find.  The SPARQL Resources were significantly improved – all examples now run correctly in current versions of VIVO and additional examples and references have been added.  If ever you find obsolete material in the VIVO wiki, please feel free to update it.  You’ll need a Duraspace account which you can request from sysadmin@durasapce.org 

We’ll share some thoughts about the project and 2019 here next year.  Our Product Direction for 2019 provides an overview of where the software is headed in the coming year.

Books for VIVO  Each month we suggest a book for your VIVO library.  This month’s book is by Barend Mons, of the Leiden University Medical Center, GoFAIR, and CoData.  Professor Mons has written a book for all data practitioners interested in the FAIR data principles.  The book uses hundreds of questions to challenge practitioners in thinking through how to make their data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable.  All those engaged in the production, curation, and sharing of data from scientific work will appreciate the insights here.  As one involved in these process for my entire career, I can say that this book would have been a tremendous help along the way and asks many of the questions we asked each other as we tried to create and share data.  The lessons here are not limited to scientific data.  VIVO is involved in the collection and sharing of data (some call metadata) regarding the work of scholarship.  VIVO practitioners, and groups tasked with creating and advancing VIVO implementations would undoubtedly benefit from discussing the issues raised here.

Mons, Barend 2018. Data Stewardship for Open Science: Implementing FAIR Principles 1st Edition ISBN 978-1498753173. 244 pages.

Open Repositories  will be held in Hamburg Germany, June 10-13, 2019.  The call for proposals is open here https://or2019.blogs.uni-hamburg.de/cfp/  While primarily focused on data and publication repositories, VIVO as a metadata repository, and as a front-end to repositories such as Dspace, Invenio, and Fedora is of interest.  If you are presenting or attending please let us know.  It could be an opportunity for a VIVO meet-up!

Wikidata  Before the holiday break, the developers group hosted a guest presentation by Daniel Mietchen of the University of Virginia and a wikimedian.  You can find his talk here: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikiProject_Scholia/Talks/Wikidata_and_VIVO_in_2018  There is also a video recording.  There is interest in how VIVO and Wikidata might collaborate – how we might provide data to Wikidata and consume data from Wikidata.  Have ideas about this?  Please share on VIVO Slack (http://bit.ly/vivo-slack) or email.

Calls this week  VIVO calls resume this week.  All are welcome!  All times are US eastern time.  Follow the links for call information.

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon 
VIVO Project Director

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Free webinar: Library services for teenagers in the digital age

IFLA - Sat, 05/01/2019 - 05:01

Join us and hear about inspiring services from librarians serving communities and teens including online content, podcasts, gaming, coding and much more! These are twenty-first century skills that will make an impact on teenagers' careers and personal interests. 

Moderator: 
Loida Garcia-Febo, CPDWL SC member, ALA President

Speakers: 
Sanna Huttunen & Sampo Matikainen, Oodi Library, Helsinki, Finland
Meredith Levine, Head of Youth Services, Chatanooga Public Library, USA
Sander Slegtenhorst, Programmaker Afteling Programmeting & Verhuur, Rotterdam Public Library, The Netherlands

Thursday, 10 January 2019. 09:00 CT (Chicago) / 10:00 EDT (New York) / 17:00 EET (Helsinki) / 16:00 CET (Amsterdam) / To check your local time, visit World Clock

Link to the webinar: https://ala.adobeconnect.com/rxo131m0yfrm/

The free webinar series is organised jointly by IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning (CPDWL) and IFLA New Professionals (NPSIG) with the support of the American Library Association. This series of free webinars addresses issues of interest to new librarians, library associations and library schools, library-decision makers, and all library workers. 

For further information about our webinars, visit the NPSIG website: http://npsig.wordpress.com/webinars/

 

The call for papers for our exciting Open Session at WLIC 2019 in Athens is now open - 15 February Deadline!

IFLA - Sat, 05/01/2019 - 00:28

The theme for the session is "Keeping it Real while Augmenting Reality: the Impact of Technology and Equipment on Library Design".  We invite you to submit a proposal that explores related areas including:

  • – Visionary approaches and innovative developments to library equipment and service projects;
  • – The intersection of emerging technology and equipment, and library buildings;
  • – Technologies that bridge physical and digital to expand service offerings or enhance the user experience;
  • – Technology on a limited budget (i.e., innovation on a shoestring);
  • – Use of virtual or augmented reality to expand service offerings;
  • – Ways that technology makes the design process, buildings, and/or services more equitable or inclusive;
  • – Technologies that impact operational efficiencies, staffing models, staff productivity, health and wellness;
  • – Sustainable technologies and equipment;
  • – Smart tools and equipment to update libraries as learning places.

For more information and for copies of the Call For Papers in other languages please see here.

Books for Better Societies: Call for World Book Capital 2021 Candidates Open

IFLA - Fri, 04/01/2019 - 22:35

 

UNESCO has opened the call for candidates for the city which will be World Book Capital (WBC) for a year from 23 April 2021. IFLA encourages cities which are realising the potential of libraries to apply.  

Since 2001, one city a year has been named World Book Capital. With this title, the host becomes the focus for a series of events and programmes aimed at promoting books and reading, setting an example for others globally.

Cities from all continents have successfully bid for this status, with Athens the current holder. Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) will take up the position on April 23 2019, and will be followed by Kuala Lumpur a year later.  

Libraries Core to Successful Promotion of Books and Reading

With libraries often closely engaged with local authorities in promoting access to books and a love of reading, they are obvious partners for this initiative. The best candidates often recognise this potential, organising events in and with libraries, as well as providing valuable support.

IFLA is privileged to be a member of the Advisory Committee, working with UNESCO and the International Publishers Association to advise the UNESCO Director General in her final choice.

IFLA Secretary-General Gerald Leitner said:

With strong libraries, any town or city can be a leader in promoting books and reading. I look forward to candidates for World Book Capital 2021 who show what can be achieved when libraries, publishers, local authorities and others work together.

The deadline for candidates is Thursday 2 May 2019 – further details are available on the UNESCO website. Given that Kuala Lumpur will hold the title from 23 April 2020 to 23 April 2021, candidates from Asia are not being accepted this time around. 

Sustainable non-APC publishing models

EIFL-OA news and events - Thu, 03/01/2019 - 17:29

EIFL Open Access (OA) Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma and EIFL-OA coordinator Gwen Franck will be among facilitators at this two-day interactive OpenAIRE workshop for book and journal publishers and librarians supporting non-APC publishing initiatives.

WIPO Copyright Committee (39th Session)

EIFL-OA news and events - Thu, 03/01/2019 - 16:49

The 39th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) takes place in Geneva from 21 - 25 October 2019.

EIFL will participate in the session when delegates from WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) member states discuss limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives, education and research, and a proposed treaty for the protection of broadcast organizations, among other topics.

Presentations from our session in Kuala Lumpur

IFLA - Thu, 03/01/2019 - 13:35

We had a very succsessful session at the IFLA WLIC in Kuala Lumpur on the topic Literacy in the workplace. Here are some of the Power point presentations for you.

Out Now: December 2018 issue of IFLA Journal

IFLA - Thu, 03/01/2019 - 13:18

​​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.4 (December 2018)

Contents:

Call for papers: IFLA journal special issue on knowledge management  255

Call for papers: IFLA journal special issue on theory and practice in information literacy 256

Articles

Learning strategies for engagement and retention of young audiences 258
Luz Santa María Muxica

Promoting reading in the Arab world: The book club model 269
Youmen Chaaban and Rania Sawalhi

Research data management and sharing among researchers in Arab universities: An exploratory study  281
Amany M. Elsayed and Emad I. Saleh

The hidden heritage of Arab libraries: Online catalogs and institutional barriers to discoverability 300
Charles Kurzman and John D. Martin III

Momentous moment: Rediscovering Korean history through digitizing private letters 311
Hye-Eun Lee, Hana Kim and Jisu Lee

Open-book management in libraries: A case study of Bibliotheca Alexandrina 323
Nehal Fouad Ismael

Abstracts 340

 

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. IFLA Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

To submit an article please visit IFLA Journal on the SAGE platform.

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DSpace Users Group Meeting and Training Workshop Held in New Delhi, India

DSpace news - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 20:33

The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Kalanidhi Division in collaboration with DSquare Technologies (Certified DuraSpace Contributor for DSpace) hosted a “DSpace Users Group Meeting and Training Workshop” on 3-4 December, 2018.

Key objectives of the event included bringing the local user community together and enhancing their understanding of DSpace based on experiences of users and practitioners.


DSpace  is an  open source  repository application typically used to create solutions for easy and secured digital access and long-term preservation of texts and images. One of the main use cases for
the solution is open access  repositories for scholarly digital content. DSpace Open Source software is developed by a growing community of developers committed to continuously expanding and improving the software. It’s also a recommended solution for Digital Archives as per the Government of India’s Open source solution framework.


Shri Shravan Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture, inaugurated the programme. While speaking on the occasion, he emphasized that Kalanidhi is the leading repository of research and reference Resources in Humanities and Arts and such academic activities must be continued to benefit the masses. Dr. Ramesh C Gaur, HoD (Kalanidhi) gave the welcome speech. Almost 100 users, professionals and students from all over India attended the User group meeting to gain understanding of the concepts and best practices for using DSpace as a Digital Library system.


The User Group meeting was followed by a day-long training session on DSpace conducted by the expert team of DSquare Technologies.

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IFLAPARL Call for Presentations, WLIC 2019, Athens

IFLA - Mon, 31/12/2018 - 20:56

The Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section is pleased to invite proposals for short, engaging and inspiring presentations for its open session at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Athens, August 2019. 

The theme of our session will be "Informing dialogue, enabling change" and the format will be similar to previous years. 

We are looking for short presentations (of around 8 minutes) that will share practical experience of how you have developed new products and services, or adapted existing ones, in response to new demands or changing expectations.  If you have done something that could be of interest to other members of the Section, please think about submitting a proposal.

The deadline for proposals, to be emailed to Karin or Steve, is 15th March. 

Further details can be found on the IFLA WLIC 2019 website.

 

გიორგი კეკელიძე 2018 წლის საუკეთესო ინტრაპრენერად დასახელდა

გიორგი კეკელიძე 2018 წლის საუკეთესო ინტრაპრენერად დასახელდა

ჟურნალ“ანტრეპრენერის“ მიერ ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის გენერალური დირექტორი გიორგი კეკელიძე 2018 წლის საუკეთესო ინტრაპრენერად დასახელდა საჯარო სექტორის გამორჩეული ლიდერობისთვის.

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EBSCO-ს აკადემიური წიგნებისა და პოლიტიკის ბაზები ჩვენი მკითხველებისა და პარლამენტისთვის

EBSCO-ს აკადემიური წიგნებისა და პოლიტიკის ბაზები ჩვენი მკითხველებისა და პარლამენტისთვის

ჩვენი მკითხველებისა და პარლამენტარებისთვის, ერთი წლის ვადით, ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის შენობებსა და პარლამენტში ჩაირთო საერთაშორისო საინფორმაციო კომპანიის, EBSCO-ს ციფრული ბიბლიოთეკა: პოლიტიკური მეცნიერებების სრული ბაზა და აკადემიური წიგნების სრული ელექტრონული ბაზა. დაინტერესებული მკითხველებისთვის მასალების გაცნობა და გადმოწერა შესაძლებელია მოცემული ლინკით ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკისა და პარლამენტის შენობაში. მკითხველებს საკუთარი ლეპტოპებით სარგებლობაც შეუძლიათ. დამატებითი კითხვებით მოგვმართეთ ანგლო-ამერიკულ სამკითხველო დარბაზში

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"თომას ზღაპრების" წარდგენა შტუდგარტში

"თომას ზღაპრების" წარდგენა შტუდგარტში

გერმანიის ქალაქ შტუდგარტში, Theater am Olgaeck-ში, გიორგი კეკელიძის "თომას ზღაპრების" წარდგენა გაიმართა.ღონისძიების ორგანიზატორი იყო Georgisches Kultur-Haus e.V. "თომას ზღაპრების" წარდგენის მხარდამჭერია ქართული წიგნის ეროვნული ცენტრი.

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Renewal agreement for Cambridge Journals Online

eifl licensing news - Mon, 24/12/2018 - 14:58

EIFL has signed a renewal agreement with Cambridge University Press for Cambridge Journals Online.

Cambridge Journals Online offers access to a multidisciplinary collection of over 398 leading journals, including over 200 published on behalf of learned and professional societies. In 2019, the collection includes 167 journals in Science & Technology, 262 in Humanities & Social Sciences, and 73 in Medicine.

Renewal agreement for Cambridge Journals Online

EIFL-OA news and events - Mon, 24/12/2018 - 14:58

EIFL has signed a renewal agreement with Cambridge University Press for Cambridge Journals Online.

Cambridge Journals Online offers access to a multidisciplinary collection of over 398 leading journals, including over 200 published on behalf of learned and professional societies. In 2019, the collection includes 167 journals in Science & Technology, 262 in Humanities & Social Sciences, and 73 in Medicine.

Fantastic results! Support our project in Ghana

EIFL-OA news and events - Sun, 23/12/2018 - 22:17

Almost all of the children (98%) who attended EIFL-supported hands-on computer classes in under-resourced schools in three regions of Ghana have passed ICT in the Basic Education Certificate Exam (B.E.C.E) in 2018.

Call for paper for 2019 WLIC now launched: “Digital Scholarship and Collection Development: Crossroads and Intersections”

IFLA - Sat, 22/12/2018 - 17:59

Please read details of this call at: https://2019.ifla.org/cfp-calls/acquisition-collection-dvlp-digital-humanities/

Contact: Lidia Uziel: email: uziel@fas.harvard.edu

Important dates:

28 February 2019: Submission of abstract
1 April 2019: Notification to authors
1 June 2019: Submission of full text

„თომას ზღაპრების“ გერმანული თარგმანის წარდგენა კარლსრუეში

„თომას ზღაპრების“ გერმანული თარგმანის წარდგენა კარლსრუეში

გერმანიის ქალაქ კარლსრუეში გიორგი კეკელიძის ,,თომას ზღაპრების'' წარდგენა გაიმართა.

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