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Open Science and Research Data Management Train-the-Trainer Bootcamp

EIFL-OA news and events - Fri, 22/03/2019 - 19:06

Are you an open science and research data management (RDM) trainer who wants to expand and improve your training skills?

Join this full-day train-the-trainer bootcamp organized by the FOSTER project, CESSDA (Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives), ELIXIR (an international governmental organization that brings together life science resources from across Europe) and DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services). The bootcamp will take place from 9:00 to 17:00 at DANS.

LIBER’s Voting Recommendations on the Digital Single Market Directive

LIBER news - Fri, 22/03/2019 - 17:48

Years of work to reform European copyright legislation will come to a head next Tuesday, when the European Parliament in Strasbourg votes on the Digital Single Market Directive. The proposed Directive, which has been nearly three years in the making, contains many positive developments for Europe’s library, education and research community. However we remain concerned…

The post LIBER’s Voting Recommendations on the Digital Single Market Directive appeared first on LIBER.

EIFL open access training in the news in Ghana

EIFL - FOSS news - Fri, 22/03/2019 - 16:38

Programme title: Joy News Prime (local TV news broadcast)

Publication/media outlet: Joy News

Date broadcast: 21 March 2019

EIFL project/programme: EIFL Open Access Programme

Language of bulletin: English

View now: Click here to see the TV broadcast on YouTube (go to minute 35:30)

EIFL open access training in the news in Ghana

EIFL news and events - Fri, 22/03/2019 - 16:38

Programme title: Joy News Prime (local TV news broadcast)

Publication/media outlet: Joy News

Date broadcast: 21 March 2019

EIFL project/programme: EIFL Open Access Programme

Language of bulletin: English

View now: Click here to see the TV broadcast on YouTube (go to minute 35:30)

EIFL open access training in the news in Ghana

EIFL-OA news and events - Fri, 22/03/2019 - 16:38

Programme title: Joy News Prime (local TV news broadcast)

Publication/media outlet: Joy News

Date broadcast: 21 March 2019

EIFL project/programme: EIFL Open Access Programme

Language of bulletin: English

View now: Click here to see the TV broadcast on YouTube (go to minute 35:30)

EIFL open access training in the news in Ghana

EIFL-OA news and events - Fri, 22/03/2019 - 16:38

Programme title: Joy News Prime (local TV news broadcast)

Publication/media outlet: Joy News

Date broadcast: 21 March 2019

EIFL project/programme: EIFL Open Access Programme

Language of bulletin: English

View now: Click here to see the TV broadcast on YouTube (go to minute 35:30)

Webinar - Open Science: Inspiring Cultural Change In Your Library

EIFL - FOSS news - Fri, 22/03/2019 - 15:40

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will be one of three presenters in this webinar on Open Science: Inspiring Cultural Change In Your Library.

Webinar - Open Science: Inspiring Cultural Change In Your Library

EIFL news and events - Fri, 22/03/2019 - 15:40

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will be one of three presenters in this webinar on Open Science: Inspiring Cultural Change In Your Library.

Webinar - Open Science: Inspiring Cultural Change In Your Library

EIFL-OA news and events - Fri, 22/03/2019 - 15:40

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will be one of three presenters in this webinar on Open Science: Inspiring Cultural Change In Your Library.

Webinar - Open Science: Inspiring Cultural Change In Your Library

EIFL-OA news and events - Fri, 22/03/2019 - 15:40

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will be one of three presenters in this webinar on Open Science: Inspiring Cultural Change In Your Library.

Call for submissions: IFLA Metropolitan Libraries Short Film Award 2019

IFLA - Fri, 22/03/2019 - 15:01
Sponsored by the Free Library of Philadelphia and Pikes Peak Library District

   

 

 

 

The award is part of “A Corto di libri”, a contest for short films about libraries and librarians, organized by Associazione Italiana Biblioteche (AIB).

The contest has three Sections (Fiction, Documentary and Advertising). 

The IFLA Metropolitan Libraries Short Film Award is given to the best short film about public libraries in large cities and metropolitan areas, among all the submitted films.

Everyone, as an individual or an institution, is eligible to apply.

Technical requirements

The film must be :

  • a maximum of 20 minutes in length for the Fiction and Documentary Sections and a maximum of 2 minutes for the Advertisement Section
  • licensed under a Creative Commons CC-BY4.0 license. Each participant must use music, images and films in the public domain or created for the film or include a signed permission from the rights holder; the entrant must obtain permission from each child or under-18 years old person who appears in the film.

In order to be selected for the IFLA Metropolitan Libraries Short Film Award entries in languages other than English must have English subtitles.

The Jury

The short films competing for the 2019 IFLA Metropolitan Libraries Short Film Award will be projected and voted by the participants of the IFLA MetLib Conference in Helsinki, Finland (May 8 – 10). 

In addition, the Chairs (or a delegate) of the following Sections' Standing Committees have the right to vote on-line:

  • Section on Audiovisual and Multimedia
  • Section on Metropolitan Libraries 
  • Section on Public Libraries
Criteria for selection of winner

Creativity and originality of the content; potential for library advocacy and marketing; technical level.

Prize 

The winner of the IFLA Metropolitan Libraries Short Film Award will receive:

  • If a library, € 1,000 as a contribution to travel expenses to the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Athens, Greece (August 24-30, 2019);
  • If an individual film-maker, € 1,000 in film-making equipment.

The winner will be announced and awarded at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Athens, Greece. An event is planned to be organized at a local public library during the Congress.

Read the complete Submission RulesEnglish | Italian

Download the application form here.

Applications must be submitted before 28 April 2019 to the following e-mail: acortodilibri@gmail.com

Films must be submitted in digital format (.mp4 or .avi) via online file transfer (FTP) or similar technology.

Links
Contacts

IFLA Section on Metropolitan Libraries
Corrado Di Tillio
E-mail: c.ditillio@bibliotechediroma.it

A Corto di Libri
E-mail: acortodilibri@gmail.com

IFLA Governing Board Elections 2019-2021

IFLA - Fri, 22/03/2019 - 06:09

IFLA Governing Board Elections 2019-2021

IFLA Headquarters dispatched ballot papers and supporting documents for its Governing Board Elections 2019-2021 to Voting Members on 22 February 2019.

IFLA is on a journey to extend its reach and impact, and for this it needs energetic, committed and highly-competent individuals to serve on its Governing Board. Their skills and experience should represent all library types, professional specialisations and global regions.

With a new IFLA Strategic Framework on the way, these elections are extremely important for the future governance of IFLA. Take advantage of your IFLA Membership and exercise your right to vote!

Candidates for the position of Governing Board Member 2019-2021

Nafisah Binti Ahmad (Malaysia)

Antonia Arahova (Greece) 2nd Term

Huanwen Cheng (China) 2nd Term

Michael Dowling (United States) 2nd Term

Vadim Duda (Russian Federation)

Marwa El Sahn (Egypt) 2nd Term

Janet Fletcher (New Zealand)

Tomasz Gruszkowski (Poland)

Renaldas Gudauskas (Lithuania)

Jonathan Hernández-Pérez (Mexico)

Lisa Hinchliffe (United States)

Franck Hurinville (France)

Ayub Khan (United Kingdom)

Diane Koen (Canada)

Torbjörn Nilsson (Sweden) 2nd Term

Rocky Ralebipi-Simela (South Africa)

Knud Schulz (Denmark) 2nd Term

Sueli Mara Soares Pinto Ferreira (Brazil) 2nd Term

Silvia Stasselová (Slovakia)

Ai Cheng Tay (Singapore)

Minna von Zansen (Finland)

Maja Žumer (Slovenia) 2nd Term

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To caste your ballots, please complete the original ballot paper. For the ballot to be valid, it must be signed by the authorised representative of the IFLA Member organisation or association. Only those Members who have paid their membership fees in full and who are not in arrears, are eligible to vote in these elections.

The deadline for the Governing Board elections is on 19 April 2019.

Ballot papers may be sent by Email in PDF format, FAX, or post:

 Email

FAX

Post

elections@ifla.org
[PDF format only]

+31 70 3834827

IFLA HEADQUARTERS
P.O. Box 95312
2509 CH The Hague
The Netherlands 

Thank you.

Best regards,

Janice Ow 
for Manager, IFLA Regional Office for Asia and Oceania

 

 

 

აშშ-ს სახელმწიფო დეპარტამენტის წარმომადგენლობის ვიზიტი ბიბლიოთეკაში

აშშ-ს სახელმწიფო დეპარტამენტის წარმომადგენლობის ვიზიტი ბიბლიოთეკაში

ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკას ენ ჯონსონი, აშშ-ს სახელმწიფო დეპარტამენტის საზოგადოებრივი ჩართულობის რეგიონალური სპეციალისტი და ნანა შუღლაძე, აშშ საელჩოს საინფორმაციო რესურსების ხელმძღვანელი ეწვივნენ. ქალბატონი ენი ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის მუშაობას, ანგლო-ამერიკული სამკითხველო დარბაზისა და წიგნის მუზეუმის კოლექციებს გაეცნო. მას საჩუქრად ბიბლიოთეკის ისტორიის ამსახველი ახალი, ილუსტრირებული და ორენოვანი გამოცემა გადაეცა.

სრული ტექსტი

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DuraSpace-euroCRIS Joint Pre-conference Workshop at OR2019

DSpace news - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 20:39

DuraSpace and euroCRIS will co-host a one-day workshop to focus on interoperability and integrations between repositories and CRIS platforms during the Open Repository 2019 Conference in Hamburg, Germany – on Monday, June 10th, 2019.

In February 2017 DuraSpace and euroCRIS signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the intent of working with the respective communities in order to share ideas and best practices on how repositories interoperate with CRIS platforms and to identify together the right technologies and standards to make this interoperability smoother and stronger. Both organizations promote a scholarly and research ecosystem much more integrated than it is today and CRIS systems and repositories are two important components of such an ecosystem.

One year ago, during the euroCRIS’ CRIS2018 Conference euroCRIS and DuraSpace jointly organized a pre-conference event to explore relations between DSpace and CRIS systems. This year we are extending the conversation to all other repositories and software systems that are part of the DuraSpace community and beyond.

The workshop is organized in two different sessions: in the morning the focus will be on the technical challenges posed by the need to make repositories and CRIS systems interoperable or, in some cases, fully integrated. Several case studies on technical information exchange workflows will be presented from a platform-agnostic perspective, and a discussion will be held afterwards among the presenters, the workshop organisers and the event attendees. This session will be of particular interest for developers and research information management practitioners; in the afternoon we will explore the multiple applications of repository/CRIS platforms in areas like metadata management for publications and data, the provision of funding information across platforms or the introduction of a growing range of persistent identifiers. Same as for the first part, the session will include a number of case studies and will be followed by a discussion and a Q&A. This session will mainly be addressed at repository managers.

All participants will have a chance to get together and share their experience and use cases to the benefit of the whole community.

We encourage members of the repository and research information management communities to send their proposals submitting an abstract using this form: https://forms.gle/5MZW6xDAQC6Tw1VU8

The post DuraSpace-euroCRIS Joint Pre-conference Workshop at OR2019 appeared first on Duraspace.org.

Learn about transformative agreements

eifl licensing news - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 18:19

Over the last two decades, there has been steady progress towards open access (OA), which is the immediate, online, free and unrestricted availability of research literature. However, the transition has not been as quick as was hoped.

Learn about transformative agreements

eifl licensing news - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 18:19

Over the last two decades, there has been steady progress towards open access (OA), which is the immediate, online, free and unrestricted availability of research literature. However, the transition has not been as quick as was hoped.

Learn about transformative agreements

EIFL-OA news and events - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 18:19

Over the last two decades, there has been steady progress towards open access (OA), which is the immediate, online, free and unrestricted availability of research literature. However, the transition has not been as quick as was hoped.

„წიგნიერი 2019“ იწყება

„წიგნიერი 2019“ იწყება

საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის პროექტი „წიგნიერი“ წელს მეხუთედ ჩატარდება. კონკურსი ელექტრონული წიგნების სახლ “საბას” და თიბისის მხარდაჭერით ერთდროულად გაიმართება თბილისში, ქუთაისში, ამბროლაურში, ბათუმსა და თელავში.

სრული ტექსტი

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Newsletter on Digital Opportunities and Challenges: Call for papers

IFLA - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 12:47

IFLA’s Standing Committee on Libraries for Children and Young Adults is seeking articles for our next newsletter about youth services librarianship and best practices from around the world linked to our theme, which is:

Digital Opportunities and Challenges for Library Services to Children and Youth.

If you’d like to contribute, please send a short description (about 100 words) of your proposed article to our information coordinator, Benjamin Scheffler bensche22ifla@gmail.com , by May 2nd. If selected, you will be asked to contribute a short article of up to 2,000 words, by June 2nd. 2019. Our goal is to have the newsletter ready for IFLA’s Annual Conference in Greece.

 

We look forward to your submissions!

 

IFLA 2019 Call For Papers - Last Reminder

IFLA - Tue, 19/03/2019 - 20:30

A final reminder if you want to submit a proposal for a presentation or either the IFLAPARL or joint Government Libraries sessions at the 2019 IFLA Congress - the Call for Papers deadline for both sessions is now Friday 29th March.

The theme of the IFLAPARL session will be "Informing dialogue, enabling change" and we are looking for short presentations that share practical experience of how you have developed new products and services, or adapted existing ones, in response to new demands or changing expectations.  Further details can be found here

While the theme of our joint session with our Government Libraries colleagues will be "Libraries: dialogue for change - From gatekeeping to advocacy", which aims to share experience in helping to provide information and evidence to support the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Further details of this session can be found on the WLIC website.

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