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LYRASIS and DuraSpace Complete Merger–Members and Community Benefit

DSpace news - Tue, 09/07/2019 - 15:03

CONTACT Meg McCroskey Blum, Director of Marketing & Communications, meg.blum@lyrasis.org800.999.8558 x2951, Skype: meg.lyrasis

LYRASIS and DuraSpace are pleased to announce the merger of their two leading 501 C3 not-for-profits was completed on July 1, 2019, Members will participate in developing new scalable technologies, shared innovation opportunities, and high value – fairly priced services across the global landscape of academic and public libraries, scholarly research, archives, museums, and galleries. 

LYRASIS will remain the parent organization and legal entity. It’s governance model will continue to be a Board that is 50% member elected 50% appointed. The merger will accelerate collaboration, development and implementation of platforms that will benefit our 1,700+ members.

Robert Miller, CEO of LYRASIS, says of the merger, “Our Boards, our memberships, and our teams are thrilled with this merger. In addition to the existing programs and services LYRASIS has for its members, this merger brings 3 respected community supported projects to the 7 programs that LYRASIS is organizationally invested in. We firmly believe that by having 10 such programs under one roof, the combined 1,700+ members and 5,000+ institutional users will see the benefits of scale, experience lower risk, see higher returns on innovation, and see an acceleration of implemented ideas. As part of this, LYRASIS is putting $1.2M of development monies into 5 key areas to support related to the merger.”

Joe Lucia, LYRASIS Board Chair says, “LYRASIS and DuraSpace are enterprises that each embody a rare combination of idealism and pragmatism for the ways they engage their professional communities in collaboration to support the scientific and cultural memory commitments of archives, libraries, and museums. This merger will establish LYRASIS as a clear leader in convening those communities around shared open source solutions to address their common challenges.” 

The DuraSpace brand, staff of DSpace, Fedora, and VIVO have transitioned to the new DuraSpace Community Supported Programs (DCSP) Division of LYRASIS. DuraSpace hosted services (DuraCloud, DSpaceDirect, and ArchivesDirect) will now be part of the LYRASIS Digital Technologies Division.

About LYRASIS

LYRASIS (www.lyrasis.org), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization whose mission is to support enduring access to the world’s shared academic, scientific and cultural heritage through leadership in open technologies, content services, digital solutions and collaboration with archives, libraries, museums and knowledge communities worldwide. LYRASIS organizational and staff values are: communication, respect, collaboration, impact, and service. 

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Plan S: LIBER Calls on Libraries to Share Successes & Challenges On the Road to Compliance

LIBER news - Tue, 09/07/2019 - 11:56

Plan S will be a focal point for Europe’s research libraries in the coming months as systems and working routines are adjusted to meet the plan’s requirements. LIBER appreciates the latest guidance, which matches our strategic goal of making Open Access the main form of scholarly communication by 2020. At the same time, we recognise…

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LIBER’s Innovative Metrics Working Group: Achievements So Far & Upcoming Work

LIBER news - Mon, 08/07/2019 - 10:25

When the television series Shōgun was aired, the author of the best-selling story — James Clavell — is supposed to have said, when asked if he liked it, “Who the heck wants to see his cow boiled down into a stock cube?” One could argue that by using traditional bibliometric measures to measure research impact…

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Now available: IFLA Annual Report 2018

IFLA - Mon, 08/07/2019 - 04:00

Read all about what IFLA achieved in 2018!

Each year, IFLA Headquarters compiles its Annual Report which provides a comprehensive overview on our activities throughout the preceding year.

The report gives IFLA Members and other interested parties full and transparent details on our activities, achievements and financial performance.

Download/view the full report:

IFLA WLIC 2019 preconference satellite meeting on Data Intelligence in libraries

IFLA - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 18:05

This is a call for participants to register and attend the Big Data SIG satellite meeting on "Data Intelligence in Libraries: the Actual and Artificial perspectives", on 22 & 23 August 2019 at the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Frankfurt, Germany.

IFLA WLIC 2019 pre-conference satellite meeting

Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Frankfurt

22 – 23 August 2019

See: satellite meeting website

Registration fee: €60

The ability to derive insight and intelligence from data is an important requirement for all organisations operating in a data-intensive environment, none more so than in libraries.

The IFLA WLIC 2019 Big Data SIG preconference satellite meeting investigates the underlying considerations for administering scholarly, scientific and operations data in libraries.  It does so from the perspective of the human agent – the library professional and library user – and from that what the artificial agent needs to infer and learn from data:

  • the requirement for timely and insightful management information derived from library data generated by the use of online resources and library services;
  • the skills required by the information professional to derive insight from data, as well as the skills and techniques needed to use, wrangle and visualize data;
  • the infrastructures, frameworks and applications on which data gathering, cleaning, analysis and visualization is done;
  • the dependency of machine agents on reputable and curated scholarly data to derive intelligence from it through a process of knowledge engineering, and the role of libraries in making such data findable and available (open, linked and liberated);
  • the professional issues of data librarianship in transforming library collections into rich sources of scientific data.

Please join us in discussing these topics on 22 & 23 August 2019 at the German National Library in Frankfurt. For more information, and to register, please visit the satellite meeting website.

Survey of LGBTIQ+[1] Library Resources and Services

IFLA - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 04:23

Do You Have Pride in Your Library?

The IFLA LGBTQ Users Special Interest Group is collecting information from libraries around the world on the LGBTQ+ resources, services, spaces, programming, and employee support that they may provide.

Responses that your library provides will help the IFLA LGBTQ+ Special Interest Group develop international guidelines for LGBTQ+ library resources, services, spaces, programming, and employee support.

This survey is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. Select the language of your choice in the upper right hand corner of the survey introduction.

Find out more and take the survey

In early July Philip Calvert will be retiring from his position at the School of Information Management at Victoria University of Wellington.

IFLA - Wed, 03/07/2019 - 10:59

A notice from Dr Brenda Chawner, FLIANZA is forwarding.
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In early July Philip Calvert will be retiring from his position at the School of Information Management at Victoria University of Wellington. I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the significant contribution he has made to library and information studies education in New Zealand.

Philip joined what was then the Department of Librarianship in 1990. He was one of the people who introduced distance education to the postgraduate Diploma of Library and Information Studies in 1992, and has been a strong advocate for research-led practice in the profession. Philip’s teaching and research have focused on library management and the effectiveness of library services; more recently he has also examined secondary school librarianship and information services to those with impairments. In 2017 Philip was awarded a LIANZA Fellowship that acknowledged his outstanding contribution to the library profession in New Zealand, as well as his international influence and impact.

Philip has been a supportive colleague and supervisor, and we wish him well for the future. He will be returning to the School in November to teach INFO 542 Management of Library Services during the summer trimester, allowing us to continue to benefit from his experience and knowledge.

Dr Brenda Chawner, FLIANZA
Senior Lecturer
School of Information Management
Victoria University of Wellington
P O Box 600, Wellington NEW ZEALAND

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Takashi
Information Coordinator
IFLA Regional Standing Committee Asia & Oceania (RSCAO)
https://www.ifla.org/standing-committee/26r

 

IFLA Metropolitan Libraries Short Film Award 2019. The winner is...

IFLA - Fri, 28/06/2019 - 18:04

Thanks to those who attended the 51st IFLA MetLib Conference, May 8-10, in Helsinki, Finland: good practices from 10 cities, Eric Klinenberg as keynote speaker, 5 top-class library visits, including Oodi, and the exchange of ideas with old and new colleagues.

On May 10, the participants of the Conference watched a selection of videos submitted to the contest A Corto di Libri and voted for the following one as winner of the 2019 IFLA Metropolitan Short Film Award:

Why these Finnish libraries are the best in the world - Espoo, Finland

The ceremony will take place on August 27, during the World Library and Information Congress in Athens, and the selected short films will be screened in one off-site event (to be confirmed).

Now available: IFLA WLIC 2019 Convening Notice & proxy forms for IFLA General Assembly in Athens, Greece

IFLA - Fri, 28/06/2019 - 13:55

The Governing Board of IFLA has pleasure in submitting this Convening Notice of the General Assembly meeting in Athens, Greece.

The IFLA General Assembly meetings will take place on 28 & 29 August 2019. 

Please see the IFLA WLIC 2019 Convening Notice webpage for complete details.

The IFLA Metadata Newsletter June 2019 issue is published

IFLA - Fri, 28/06/2019 - 05:40

The IFLA Metadata Newsletter vol. 5. no. 1, June 2019 is a cooperation between the Bibliography Section, the Cataloguing Section and the Subject Analysis and Access Section. In this issue you will find information about metadata events at WLIC 2019 in Athens and satellite meetings, reports from recent meetings, standards updates and news from countries around the world.

IFLA WLIC 2019 General Assembly Agenda

IFLA - Fri, 28/06/2019 - 04:00

IFLA is pleased to announce that the 2019 General Assembly* will be held during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2019, 85th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, at the Megaron Athens International Conference Centre in Athens, Greece.

Agenda
Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 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 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28 and 29 August 2018
  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. Formal announcement of the Results of the Postal Ballot for the Election of President-elect and for places on the Governing Board by the Secretary General
  11. Motions and Resolutions
    11.1 Motion to approve the holding of the next General Assembly in August 2020
    (Art 8.2 of the Statutes refers)
    11.2 Motion to approve Membership fees 2019-2021
    11.3 Motion to hold the election of the 10th member of the Governing Board
  12. Motion to adjourn and reconvene at 16.15 on Thursday, 29 August 2019
Thursday, 29 August 2019, 16.15–17.30
  1. Closing Session
  • Address by the President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón
  • Presentation of Awards
  • Thanks to the outgoing Governing Board
  • Introduction of the new Governing Board
  • Announcement of WLIC 2021 location
  • Vote of thanks WLIC 2019
  • Invitation to WLIC 2020
  • Address by incoming President Christine Mackenzie
  • Close of the Assembly

*For details on the conduct of the General Assembly, please refer to the IFLA Statutes, Article 9 Convening of General Assemblies.

We look forward to EIFL meeting in Bishkek

EIFL-OA news and events - Thu, 27/06/2019 - 21:42

We will be celebrating our 20th anniversary at the 2019 EIFL General Assembly, our major knowledge-sharing event of the year, which takes place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, from 8 to 10 August.

This year’s GA is hosted by the American University of Central Asia, a non-profit higher education institution also known as AUCA.

We look forward to EIFL meeting in Bishkek

EIFL - FOSS news - Thu, 27/06/2019 - 21:42

We will be celebrating our 20th anniversary at the 2019 EIFL General Assembly, our major knowledge-sharing event of the year, which takes place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, from 8 to 10 August.

This year’s GA is hosted by the American University of Central Asia, a non-profit higher education institution also known as AUCA.

We look forward to EIFL meeting in Bishkek

EIFL news and events - Thu, 27/06/2019 - 21:42

We will be celebrating our 20th anniversary at the 2019 EIFL General Assembly, our major knowledge-sharing event of the year, which takes place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, from 8 to 10 August.

This year’s GA is hosted by the American University of Central Asia, a non-profit higher education institution also known as AUCA.

Open Access in Palestine

EIFL-OA news and events - Thu, 27/06/2019 - 21:12
BACKGROUND

Open access (OA) has special significance in Palestine, a divided country with restrictions on movement between its two parts, the West Bank and Gaza. The restrictions make it difficult for scholars to meet to share knowledge, and OA can help to overcome this challenge. 

EIFL’s support for OA in Palestine began in 2009, when we supported the first national open access awareness raising workshop for Palestinian universities. At that time, most Palestinian universities had not yet embraced OA, and awareness about OA was limited. 

Open Access in Palestine

EIFL - FOSS news - Thu, 27/06/2019 - 21:12
BACKGROUND

Open access (OA) has special significance in Palestine, a divided country with restrictions on movement between its two parts, the West Bank and Gaza. The restrictions make it difficult for scholars to meet to share knowledge, and OA can help to overcome this challenge. 

EIFL’s support for OA in Palestine began in 2009, when we supported the first national open access awareness raising workshop for Palestinian universities. At that time, most Palestinian universities had not yet embraced OA, and awareness about OA was limited. 

Open Access in Palestine

EIFL news and events - Thu, 27/06/2019 - 21:12
BACKGROUND

Open access (OA) has special significance in Palestine, a divided country with restrictions on movement between its two parts, the West Bank and Gaza. The restrictions make it difficult for scholars to meet to share knowledge, and OA can help to overcome this challenge. 

EIFL’s support for OA in Palestine began in 2009, when we supported the first national open access awareness raising workshop for Palestinian universities. At that time, most Palestinian universities had not yet embraced OA, and awareness about OA was limited. 

Fostering open science training in Europe

EIFL-OA news and events - Thu, 27/06/2019 - 19:19

The FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Union Research) project has supported researchers and research organizations to move beyond simply being aware of open science approaches to being able to apply them in their research workflows.

Fostering open science training in Europe

EIFL - FOSS news - Thu, 27/06/2019 - 19:19

The FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Union Research) project has supported researchers and research organizations to move beyond simply being aware of open science approaches to being able to apply them in their research workflows.

Fostering open science training in Europe

EIFL news and events - Thu, 27/06/2019 - 19:19

The FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Union Research) project has supported researchers and research organizations to move beyond simply being aware of open science approaches to being able to apply them in their research workflows.

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