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The IFLA Metadata Newsletter June 2018 issue is published

IFLA - Mon, 02/07/2018 - 11:18

The IFLA Metadata Newsletter vol. 4. no. 1, June 2018 is a cooperation between the Bibliography Section, The Cataloguing Section and the Subject Analysis and Access Section. You will find metadta information from Malaysia, LC and from all over the world. Also about Bibrame development and about the Swedish National Libraries use of Bibframe.

The Transforming Digital Scholarship Model – From Service Provider to Interdisciplinary Partner

IFLA - Mon, 02/07/2018 - 02:05

IFLA's Digital Humanities/Digital Scholarship Special Interest Group (SIG), Knowledge Management Section, invites you to join us for a lively session as we explore the transforming worldview of Digital Humanities and Digital Scholarship.

At this year's IFLA WLIC in Kuala Lumpur, the DH/DS SIG will host a program titled "The Transforming Digital Scholarship Model - From Service Provider to Interdisciplinary Partner." The 2-hour program will feature lightning talks with speakers from five continents (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America). It will capture emerging global development trends of DH/DS practices in library and information services settings, with particular attention given to new trends that elevate a library-based DH/DS center from a service unit to be recognized as an academic and research unit in a higher education environment.

This session will be interactive, providing an excellent opportunity for active participation from the audience in a moderated discussion with the five global panelists.

 

 

 

Jornada de Capacitación “Introducción a los servicios en una biblioteca pública y parlamentaria”

IFLA - Fri, 29/06/2018 - 20:00

En el marco de las Jornadas “Introducción a los servicios en una biblioteca pública y parlamentaria” dictadas en la Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación; la Oficina Regional para América Latina y el Caribe de IFLA estuvo presente explicando los servicios que IFLA ofrece a la comunidad bibliotecaria y los programas estratégicos con los que cuenta, como así también su rol en la agenda 2030 de Naciones Unidas y los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible.

Training Session "Introduction to services in a public and parliamentary library"

IFLA - Fri, 29/06/2018 - 19:58

Within the framework of the Conference "Introduction to services in a public and parliamentary library" held in the library of the National Congress; the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of IFLA was present explaining the services that the Federation offers to the library community and the strategic programs it has, as well as its role in the 2030 agenda of the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The new CPDWL Newsletter is now available

IFLA - Fri, 29/06/2018 - 17:49

The June 2018 newsletter of the Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section (CPDWL) is now available.

ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის აქცია „იკითხე სიმწვანეში“

ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის აქცია „იკითხე სიმწვანეში“

6 ივლისს 10:00-20:00 საათზე საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკა ატარებს აქციას „იკითხე სიმწვანეში“ - მარო მაყაშვილის ბაღში (ბიბლიოთეკის მე-3 კორპუსი, გუდიაშვილის 7) ეპატიჟება ყველას, ვისაც უყვარს მცენარეები და თუნდაც თითო ქოთნის მცენარეს, ყვავილს, ნერგს, ბოლქვს და ა.შ. გაიმეტებს ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკისთვის.

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წიგნის სივრცე ეთნოგრაფიულ მუზეუმში

წიგნის სივრცე ეთნოგრაფიულ მუზეუმში

3 ივლისს, 20:00 საათზე, გიწვევთ ,,წიგნის სივრცის“ პრეზენტაციაზე ეთნოგრაფიულ მუზეუმში ღია ცის ქვეშ.

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საერთაშორისო კონფერენცია „ქართული ხელნაწერი მემკვიდრეობა“

საერთაშორისო კონფერენცია „ქართული ხელნაწერი მემკვიდრეობა“

28-30 ივნისს ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკაში ხელნაწერთა ეროვნული ცენტრის დაარსებიდან 60 წლისთავისადმი მიძღვნილი საერთაშორისო სამეცნიერო კონფერენცია „ქართული ხელნაწერი მემკვიდრეობა“ გაიმართა.

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IFLA 2018 General Assembly Agenda

IFLA - Fri, 29/06/2018 - 12:01

The IFLA 2018 General Assembly will be held during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2018, 84th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Agenda
Wednesday, 28 August 2018, 16.15–18.00
  1. Opening by the President, Glòria Pérez-Salmerón
  2. Appointment of Tellers
  3. Establishment of a Quorum
  4. Adoption of the Agenda
  5. Minutes of the previous meeting, held in Wrocław, Poland, 23 and 24 August 2017
  6. In memoriam of those members who have died during the past year
  7. Presentation of the Report of the President
  8. Presentation of IFLA’s Annual Report by the Secretary General
  9. Presentation of the Annual Accounts by the Treasurer
  10. Motions and Resolutions
    10.1 Motion to approve the holding of the next General Assembly in August 2019
    (Art 8.2 of the Statutes refers)
    10.2 Motion to approve a reduction in fees for Affiliate (individual) members
  11. Motion to adjourn and reconvene at 16.15 on Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Thursday, 29 August 2018, 16.15–17.30
  1. Closing Session
  • Address by the President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón
  • Presentation of Awards
  • Announcement of WLIC 2020 location
  • Vote of thanks WLIC 2018
  • Invitation to WLIC 2019 in Athens, Greece
  • Close of the Assembly 

For details on the conduct of the General Assembly, please refer to the IFLA Statutes.

საერთაშორისო კონფერენცია „ქართული ხელნაწერი მემკვიდრეობა“

საერთაშორისო კონფერენცია „ქართული ხელნაწერი მემკვიდრეობა“

28-30 ივნისს ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკაში ხელნაწერთა ეროვნული ცენტრის დაარსებიდან 60 წლისთავისადმი მიძღვნილი საერთაშორისო სამეცნიერო კონფერენცია „ქართული ხელნაწერი მემკვიდრეობა“ გაიმართება.

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Scholarly Metrics Recommendations For Research Libraries: Deciphering the Trees in the Forest

LIBER news - Thu, 28/06/2018 - 14:43

The use of scholarly metrics is one of the most challenging in the current research field. The proliferation of new models of scholarly communication, the changes in the research assessment field and the extensive use of social media applications have shaken the foundations of traditional metrics paradigms. Open Science — which is at the heart of…

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Young African Library Innovators Initiative

EIFL-OA news and events - Thu, 28/06/2018 - 12:49

Fifteen public librarians from 12 countries in Africa will travel to Indonesia and Malaysia as part of the Initiative for Young African Library Innovators 2018 (IYALI 2018).

Cultural Heritage in Europe: linking past and future

IFLA - Thu, 28/06/2018 - 12:27

Half way through the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) IFLA attended the high-level conference on Europe’s shared history and values. The conference took place at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, on 26 June 2018.

The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 has been an opportunity to not only take stock of Europe’s shared history, but as well reflect on these for the future. Cultural heritage, its role and place in society, as well as the way it is perceived and interpreted, were discussed through the conference.

The EYCH has allowed EU citizens from all across the region to gain a broader understanding of our shared cultural heritage and European identity. The conference allowed participants to rediscover this shared cultural identity, looking forward in an optimistic way to the future. During the conference ministers of culture, artists, cultural institutions and members of the European Parliament presented their work on cultural heritage and Europeanness.

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission opened the conference stating that “only by promoting and respecting our culture, can we respect our self”. This was followed up by Petra Kammerevert, Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament, whom in her introductory remark highlighted that: “culture is where diversity leads to unity […] our cultural heritage must not just be preserved to keep our world more beautiful, but as for a compass to guide us in the future”.

44 high-level speakers were invited to participate in three panel debates. Topics such as Cultural Heritage and Europeanness, Preserving and Promoting Cultural Heritage and Innovation and Economic Potential of Cultural Heritage were discussed with several presenters underlining the role and importance of education and exchange of young people when preserving and promoting cultural heritage across Europe.

Synergies, partnerships and collaborations has always been a priority for IFLA. Through these alliances IFLA aims to encourage the safeguarding and respect for cultural heritage especially by raising awareness and strengthen cooperation and participation in cultural heritage activities. As France Desmarais, Director of Programmes and Development, ICOM stated in her presentation “By protecting our heritage, we are protecting our changes for a bright future, at home and abroad”

Cultural heritage is a common asset and responsibility. The European Parliament’s Research Service has up to the conference published a briefing on cultural heritage in EU policies. In this briefing cultural heritage digitisation, digital preservation and access is highlighted as one of the main action points in EU policies.

Digital libraries and archives offers an access point to Europe’s cultural heritage. IFLA works to employ the fullest potential of digital technology in partnership with users by enabling seamless and open access to all types of information. These should be without limits to format or geography, and enhance the ability of libraries, archives and museums to collaborate among themselves and with others to offer the broadest and most complete service possible.  

The EYCH is a time for action, together. Libraries across Europe are showing political leaders and the general public how they protect, preserve and celebrate our shared cultural heritage. Your library can join in – to find out how, read the IFLA briefing on opportunities for libraries during the European Year of Cultural Heritage here.

Cultural Heritage in Europe: linking past and future

IFLA - Thu, 28/06/2018 - 12:27

Half way through the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) IFLA attended the high-level conference on Europe’s shared history and values. The conference took place at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, on 26 June 2018.

The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 has been an opportunity to not only take stock of Europe’s shared history, but as well reflect on these for the future. Cultural heritage, its role and place in society, as well as the way it is perceived and interpreted, were discussed through the conference.

The EYCH has allowed EU citizens from all across the region to gain a broader understanding of our shared cultural heritage and European identity. The conference allowed participants to rediscover this shared cultural identity, looking forward in an optimistic way to the future. During the conference ministers of culture, artists, cultural institutions and members of the European Parliament presented their work on cultural heritage and Europeanness.

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission opened the conference stating that “only by promoting and respecting our culture, can we respect our self”. This was followed up by Petra Kammerevert, Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament, whom in her introductory remark highlighted that: “culture is where diversity leads to unity […] our cultural heritage must not just be preserved to keep our world more beautiful, but as for a compass to guide us in the future”.

44 high-level speakers were invited to participate in three panel debates. Topics such as Cultural Heritage and Europeanness, Preserving and Promoting Cultural Heritage and Innovation and Economic Potential of Cultural Heritage were discussed with several presenters underlining the role and importance of education and exchange of young people when preserving and promoting cultural heritage across Europe.

Synergies, partnerships and collaborations has always been a priority for IFLA. Through these alliances IFLA aims to encourage the safeguarding and respect for cultural heritage especially by raising awareness and strengthen cooperation and participation in cultural heritage activities. As France Desmarais, Director of Programmes and Development, ICOM stated in her presentation “By protecting our heritage, we are protecting our changes for a bright future, at home and abroad”

Cultural heritage is a common asset and responsibility. The European Parliament’s Research Service has up to the conference published a briefing on cultural heritage in EU policies. In this briefing cultural heritage digitisation, digital preservation and access is highlighted as one of the main action points in EU policies.

Digital libraries and archives offers an access point to Europe’s cultural heritage. IFLA works to employ the fullest potential of digital technology in partnership with users by enabling seamless and open access to all types of information. These should be without limits to format or geography, and enhance the ability of libraries, archives and museums to collaborate among themselves and with others to offer the broadest and most complete service possible.  

The EYCH is a time for action, together. Libraries across Europe are showing political leaders and the general public how they protect, preserve and celebrate our shared cultural heritage. Your library can join in – to find out how, read the IFLA briefing on opportunities for libraries during the European Year of Cultural Heritage here.

Finalists in 2018 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Announced

IFLA - Thu, 28/06/2018 - 10:33

A total of 35 libraries from 19 countries around the world have applied to be considered for the international 2018 Public Library of the Year Award. The many applicants have now been reduced to five nominated libraries, one of which will soon become the world’s best new public library for 2018.

The nominated libraries have been selected by a jury consisting of members of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), which is behind the award along with Systematic.

The jury has assessed the many candidates with regard to six different criteria, which include the extent to which the library takes into account new digital development, local culture, sustainability and the wishes and needs of the users.

The nominees are...

One of the five nominated libraries of the year is the Austin Central Library in the USA, for its focus on sustainability, featuring its own energy production and rainwater systems, as well as its high flexibility - in terms of interior design and furniture.

The Villa-Lobos Park Library in Brazil is also nominated. The jury explains this with the bright and open environment of this public library, which makes it an attractive place in which to spend time. In addition, it is highlighted as a very active library, the interior design and architecture of which enable activities of many different types to take place.

KopGroep Bibliotheken (School 7) in the Netherlands is also among the nominees, based on the success of the library in integrating with its surroundings and the cooperation with the local theatre, café and university. Another explanation lies in the interaction between old and new architecture, which harmoniously emphasises the best of both.

The Norwegian public library Deichman Biblo Toyen has been nominated for its extensive user involvement, which is reflected in the interior design. In addition, the library’s efforts for vulnerable young people for whom the library acts as a change agent, in cooperation with local organisations and professional specialists.

The Tampines Regional Library in Singapore has been nominated, too. By facilitating sports and leisure interests, library and citizen services, this library has become a centrepiece for the citizens of Singapore. In addition, the jury emphasises the open space and floors of the library, which are targeted at different age groups.

The winner will be announced in August

The winner of the 2018 Public Library of the Year will be selected from among these five nominees. The Public Library of the Year is an annual prize awarded to a public library that is either newly built or set up in premises not previously used for library purposes.
The Public Library of the Year title is accompanied by a USD 5,000 prize, sponsored by Systematic.

The winner of the 2018 Public Library of the Year will be announced during the IFLA Annual Meeting, which will take place on 28 August in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Finalists in 2018 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Announced

IFLA - Thu, 28/06/2018 - 10:33

A total of 35 libraries from 19 countries around the world have applied to be considered for the international 2018 Public Library of the Year Award. The many applicants have now been reduced to five nominated libraries, one of which will soon become the world’s best new public library for 2018.

The nominated libraries have been selected by a jury consisting of members of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), which is behind the award along with Systematic.

The jury has assessed the many candidates with regard to six different criteria, which include the extent to which the library takes into account new digital development, local culture, sustainability and the wishes and needs of the users.

The nominees are...

One of the five nominated libraries of the year is the Austin Central Library in the USA, for its focus on sustainability, featuring its own energy production and rainwater systems, as well as its high flexibility - in terms of interior design and furniture.

The Villa-Lobos Park Library in Brazil is also nominated. The jury explains this with the bright and open environment of this public library, which makes it an attractive place in which to spend time. In addition, it is highlighted as a very active library, the interior design and architecture of which enable activities of many different types to take place.

KopGroep Bibliotheken (School 7) in the Netherlands is also among the nominees, based on the success of the library in integrating with its surroundings and the cooperation with the local theatre, café and university. Another explanation lies in the interaction between old and new architecture, which harmoniously emphasises the best of both.

The Norwegian public library Deichman Biblo Toyen has been nominated for its extensive user involvement, which is reflected in the interior design. In addition, the library’s efforts for vulnerable young people for whom the library acts as a change agent, in cooperation with local organisations and professional specialists.

The Tampines public library in Singapore has been nominated, too. By facilitating sports and leisure interests, library and citizen services, this library has become a centrepiece for the citizens of Singapore. In addition, the jury emphasises the open space and floors of the library, which are targeted at different age groups.

The winner will be announced in August

The winner of the 2018 Public Library of the Year will be selected from among these five nominees. The Public Library of the Year is an annual prize awarded to a public library that is either newly built or set up in premises not previously used for library purposes.
The Public Library of the Year title is accompanied by a USD 5,000 prize, sponsored by Systematic.

The winner of the 2018 Public Library of the Year will be announced during the IFLA Annual Meeting, which will take place on 28 August in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

IFLA launches a new Net Neutrality Toolkit

IFLA - Wed, 27/06/2018 - 18:17

Imagine for a moment that your country has adopted a policy which means that the price of your car determines the speed limit that applies to it. Would that be fair, in your opinion? Most likely not. The policy will allow the wealthy to get to their destinations faster, leaving those with less money in the slow lane. Not in line with the duty of governments to treat its citizens differently.

Net neutrality has often been compared to an imaginary highway where more expensive cars can travel at a faster speed. If we substitute internet packages for cars, cables for a cement and steel highway, and your government with the Internet Service Providers, the analogy still holds true.

Just like cars, digital content should not be allowed to travel on preferred, or faster, highways. The practice of providing preferential treatment to particular websites or content – in violation of Net neutrality – creates discrimination and limits freedom of expression and access to information. Conversely, when Net neutrality is protected, your right to access digital content is not at the mercy of commercial decisions.

Libraries have a central role in the debate around net neutrality because their mission is to use the most effective ways to make material accessible, and to ensure that this access is not subject to barriers of any kind.

To contribute to the advocacy work of libraries, IFLA has produced a toolkit to support library action and engagement on the question of Net neutrality and zero rating. This toolkit provides a practical guide to empower librarians with the knowledge necessary to talk about this topic, to be able to share their knowledge with patrons and stakeholders, and to advocate through their professional associations for the rights of libraries.

You can access the toolkit here.

 

სლოვენიის პირველი არხის ვიზიტი ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკაში

სლოვენიის პირველი არხის ვიზიტი ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკაში

ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკა კვლავაც საერთაშორისო მედიის ყურადღების ცენტრშია. ამჯერად სლოვენიის პირველი არხი და ერთ–ერთი წამყვანი ჟურნალისტი, მოიცა მავეცი გვესტუმრა. სლოვენიის ტელევიზია საქართველოს შესახებ ვრცელ სიუჟეტს ამზადებს

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SIGN UP for DSpace 7 (Virtual) Development Sprint #2, July 9-20

DSpace news - Tue, 26/06/2018 - 23:59

From Tim Donohue Technical Lead for DSpace & DSpaceDirect

Just a reminder that our Second DSpace Community Sprint is coming up on July 9-20! This is a great opportunity to get familiar with DSpace 7 and also help us complete DSpace 7 more quickly. As of right now, our signup list is still a bit light. Signups for this two-week sprint are open at: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/DSpace+7+Community+Sprints

During our first DSpace 7 two week sprint (May 7-18), the team completed 10 Pull Requests (PRs) to DSpace 7. We have an additional 4 PRs that began during the sprint, and should be merged in the very near future. Work concentrated primarily on bug fixes and building out administrative functionality in DSpace 7. Most of the effort this time around concentrated on the REST API (as most participants were more comfortable with Java development).

Feedback from sprint participants was very positive. Overall, they noted they learned a lot about DSpace 7 during the experience. They said they felt well supported by our sprint coaches, who were quick to respond with ideas and suggestions when they encountered issues. We also received great feedback on how to improve the sprint process for the future, namely around enhancing the documentation and getting started information for DSpace 7.

The full summary & feedback from Sprint #1 is available at:
https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/DSpace+7+Community+Sprint+1

Our next DSpace 7 Sprint (aptly named Sprint #2) will be coming up from July 9-20. Signups for this two-week sprint are open at: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/DSpace+7+Community+Sprints

We’d love to have you or your team take part in DSpace 7 development! It’s also a great opportunity to get hands-on learning experience with the upcoming DSpace 7 in a welcome, supportive environment.

If you have any questions about participating in a sprint, please “>get in touch.

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KAUST Repository Now Live with ORCIDv2 API

DSpace news - Tue, 26/06/2018 - 17:30

From Bram Luyten, Atmire  Originally launched in 2012, KAUST Research Repository has grown to over 18,000 items of KAUST research. KAUST Library and Atmire have worked together on the latest KAUST Repository upgrade featuring ORCIDv2 support, audiovisual streaming and other improvements.

ORCIDv2 and Author authority control

The majority of new items coming into KAUST Repository is mediated by the library. Therefore it was key that ORCIDs could successfully be added to author information on items, both in the manual submission forms as well as in the DSpace facilities that allow spreadsheet-based ingest of new items.

On item pages, authors associated with an ORCID id can be identified by the badges alongside their names. These badges can be clicked to navigate to an author’s profile on orcid.org

For each individual person, authority records have been generated in the repository. This enables homonym support, meaning that separate lists of publications can be managed for two people both named “Smith, John”. At the same time, it is also possible to link up a single ORCID id with multiple name variants of the same person.

These facilities for homonym and name variant support can be used both on authors that have an ORCID, as well as authors that are only represented with a name.

In the near term, read and write operations of ORCIDS for authors on DSpace items through the DSpace REST API are being explored.

Audiovisual streaming

To optimize access on different devices, the repository now streams videos uploaded as bitstreams to items. This is possible without Flash, Silverlight or any other dependency that requires a component to be installed on the client browser before streaming can be offered. Click here to see this feature in action.

Atmire repository services

KAUST Repository is based on Atmire’s Open Repository platform. Contact us to learn more about Atmire’s repository services.

KAUST original announcement: https://library.kaust.edu.sa/newsitem/improved-res…

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