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Open Access in Practice – FinELib Speaks About Transparency and Publisher Negotiations

LIBER news - Tue, 15/05/2018 - 13:20

One of the primary goals of LIBER’s Open Access Working Group is to help libraries to share their experiences with Open Access. By exchanging information, we can better understand what works, what the challenges are, and find ways of speeding up the transition from subscription-based systems to Open Access (OA). This shift is an international…

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VIVO Updates for May 13 — Upcoming Webinar, Sprint 2, Conference Updates

DSpace news - Mon, 14/05/2018 - 22:32

From Mike Conlin, VIVO Project Director

Mark Your Calendars: Supporting a VIVO Regional Community. Christian Hauschke, VIVO Coordinator, German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) will present a webinar entitled “Supporting a VIVO Regional Community,” June 12, 11 AM US Eastern Time.

When VIVO is implemented in a research institution, there is a need to adjust the software to local needs. If a system has its roots in a different country, the adjustments can be more comprehensive. The VIVO ontology and a lot of the underlying assumptions, which are based on the realities of the US scholarly landscape, must be “tailored” to be able to depict the academic culture. The differences concern both the meaning of the translated terms and the usage of the terms in the common language use.

This one-hour webinar aims at explaining some of the differences we have experienced while trying to make VIVO compliant to the needs of the German VIVO community. Our motives, goals, tools, and means of communication will be introduced to help others learn from our experiences. Time will be reserved for questions following the presentation.

Sprint 2 Sprint 2 is being organized to finish a VIVO 1.10 release candidate. If you are interested in documentation, and/or testing, please considering joining the sprint. Details here: Sprint 2

Three weeks to the JB Duke Hotel and the Ninth Annual VIVO Conference. The VIVO Conference is coming up, June 6-8 at the JB Duke Hotel on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, served by the Raleigh-Durham airport, and includes a great line-up of keynote speakers, community presentations, posters, workshops and “unconference” sessions that can be organized by the attendees. Register today! http://vivoconference.org

Late breaking Call for Posters. May 30 is the final deadline for late breaking posters for the VIVO Conference. Have work to share with others? A poster is great way to share your work! http://vivoconference.org/news/late-breaking

Go VIVO!

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Neki IT in Latin-American Free Software Installation Festival (FLISoL) 2018

DSpace news - Mon, 14/05/2018 - 22:07

Neki IT participated in the Latin-American Free Software Installation Festival (FLISoL in Portuguese) this April. Neki IT represented DSpace at the event, providing its perspective and experience of working with the open source repository platform since 2005.

The FLISoL festival takes place in several cities in Latin America and it aims to promote the use of free software through lectures, workshops, and practical activities with participants. It’s the largest Latin America event of its kind. The event provided important feedback to Neki IT that will be used to update and improve services.

The Neki IT team exhibited at the event, providing information and demonstrations of DSpace. This is part of the company’s commitment to DSpace and Duraspace to disseminate information and news about DSpace to our region and community.

Neki IT is one of only two Latin America companies participating in the DuraSpace registered service provider (RSP) program, certified to provide DSpace services such as installation, configuration, custom development, training, support, maintenance and consulting.

To know more about the event, visit: https://flisol.info/Brasil. For more information on Neki IT, visit: http://neki-it.com.br/. For more information on the registered service provider (RSP) program, visit: https://duraspace.org/dspace/resources/service-providers/.

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Help Build Bridges to Worldwide Open scholarship by Becoming a DuraSpace Member and Receive Price Reductions on first-year DuraCloud Subscriptions

DSpace news - Mon, 14/05/2018 - 18:16

The 2018 Membership Campaign raises funds to support the continued advancement of the DuraSpace projects–DSpace, Fedora, VIVO, and CASRAI . This year when you become a new member of DuraSpace at either the silver, gold, or platinum level you will automatically become eligible for DuraCloud price reductions for the first year of service. Become a DuraSpace member and help build bridges to worldwide open scholarship!
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Read about all the benefits of DuraSpace membership here.

DuraCloud is an open, hosted service from DuraSpace that makes it easy to control where and how your organization preserves content in the cloud. DuraCloud enables one-click access to preservation storage with one or more expert cloud storage providers like Amazon Web Services and the TRAC-certified Chronopolis network, while adding lightweight features that enable digital preservation, data access, and data sharing.

We invite you to learn more by registering for our upcoming webinar on May 24th: DuraCloud in 2018: What’s New? What’s Next for the Software & the Service?
Learn more about the service in the DuraSpace Guide, request a quote, or contact Heather Greer Klein, hklein@duraspace.org, for more information.

We are grateful for our community’s financial support, and for their engagement in the enterprise we share as we work together to provide enduring access to the world’s digital heritage.

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Library History SIG session at IFLA WLIC 2018 is scheduled on Sunday 26 August 2018

IFLA - Mon, 14/05/2018 - 14:06
Library History SIG session at IFLA WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Sunday 26 August 2018, Session 095 Conference Hall 3, 9.30–11.30 a.m. – please join us.

As earlier advised the SIG's session theme is Transform Libraries. Transform Societies: Library Outreach to Marginalized Populations: Historical Perspectives, and the small SIG “committee” had a difficult task deciding which papers to accept.  Having done that, final advice of the programme had to wait until decisions were made by IFLA on some funding assistance sought by 2 potential speakers.  All speakers have now confirmed their attendance and the SIG's programme of some very interesting papers has been entered onto the Conference website:
  • Plenary speaker: Associate Professor Brendan Luyt, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore  | “When the Marginalized Are the Majority: The Colonial Library in Singapore”.
  • "Desert Dreams: The Foundation and Growth of the Amargosa Valley Library” | Samuel Eddington, Training Coordinator, Eastern Shore Regional Library, Salisbury, Maryland, USA
  • “University of Zimbabwe Library and Services for New Farmers 2006-2011: Historical Reflections on Establishment and Impact” | Tendai Mataranyika, Faculty of Agriculture Librarian, University of Zimbabwe
  • “Research on the Development of Serving Marginalized Populations by Public Libraries of China in the Past 30 Years: A Case Study on Public Libraries in Guangdong Province” | Lei Wang,Xiaoyan Xie, Sun Yat-sen University Library
  • “Redesigning Libraries in Chilean Prisons” | Miguel Ángel Rivera Donoso, Coordinator Prison Libraries Program DIBAM, Chile. 

 

Dr Kerry Smith, FALIA, AM

Convenor, IFLA Library History SIG

http://www.ifla.org/library-history

 

„წიგნიერის“ გამარჯვებულთა დაჯილდოება

„წიგნიერის“ გამარჯვებულთა დაჯილდოება

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Working Together: IFLA President-elect speaks at Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians

IFLA - Mon, 14/05/2018 - 12:05

IFLA President-elect Christine Mackenzie brought the results of the first phase of the IFLA Global Vision to Myanmar, where the 17th meeting of the Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSALXVII) was held on 2-5 May. In a country long isolated and under-developed, her message of the importance of libraries for development, and the need for collaboration for success, received a warm welcome.

Special Counsellor and Nobel Prize Winner Daw Aung San Si Kyi opened the conference, underlining the importance of access to information in a newly democratic Myanmar. She particularly highlighted her love of books, and her work to promote school libraries across the region.

Christine Mackenzie spoke at the plenary session, noting the importance librarians around the world had given access to information through the first phase of the IFLA Global Vision. As she underlined, ‘without access to information, people and societies cannot develop and thrive’.

There was also welcome news from the local library association, a beneficiary of support through IFLA’s Building Strong Library Associations programme. Over three years, they had developed a strategic plan, built and cultivated contacts among ministries, held workshops and developed partnerships for the future.

IFLA is looking forwards to coming to Southeast Asia itself this August, as we celebrate the World Library and Information Congress in Kuala Lumpur, on 24-30 August. 

Working Together: IFLA President-elect speaks at Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians

IFLA - Mon, 14/05/2018 - 12:05

IFLA President-elect Christine Mackenzie brought the results of the first phase of the IFLA Global Vision to Myanmar, where the 17th meeting of the Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSALXVII) was held on 2-5 May. In a country long isolated and under-developed, her message of the importance of libraries for development, and the need for collaboration for success, received a warm welcome.

Special Counsellor and Nobel Prize Winner Daw Aung San Si Kyi opened the conference, underlining the importance of access to information in a newly democratic Myanmar. She particularly highlighted her love of books, and her work to promote school libraries across the region.

Christine Mackenzie spoke at the plenary session, noting the importance librarians around the world had given access to information through the first phase of the IFLA Global Vision. As she underlined, ‘without access to information, people and societies cannot develop and thrive’.

There was also welcome news from the local library association, a beneficiary of support through IFLA’s Building Strong Library Associations programme. Over three years, they had developed a strategic plan, built and cultivated contacts among ministries, held workshops and developed partnerships for the future.

IFLA is looking forwards to coming to Southeast Asia itself this August, as we celebrate the World Library and Information Congress in Kuala Lumpur, on 24-30 August. 

ILA's 2018 Choices Reading Lists help diversify collections

IFLA - Mon, 14/05/2018 - 09:59

The International Literacy Association (ILA) has just released the winning titles for their 2018 Choices reading lists. Each year, titles are selected by students and educators that represent outstanding new children’s and young adults’ books to "help diversity bookshelves." The lists include Children’s Choices, Teachers’ Choices, and Young Adults’ Choices, in order to best reach specific age groups and put them in the spotlight so professionals can work selected titles into their curriculum or literacy activities. One of the goals in creating the lists is to establish joy in reading at a young age. In order to achieve this, different players need to work together, including: libraries, publishers, educators, parents, and society. It takes a village to raise a child!

IFLA, ILA and the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding, as all three organisations focus on the importance of reading as a starting point to different types of literacy (numeracy [mathematical literacy], Media Information Literacy, secondary language acquisition, etc). We are working closely together and aim to increase literacy rates to 100 percent across the globe.

See additional information in ILA's recent press release: International Literacy Association’s (ILA) 2018 Choices Reading Lists Help Diversify Bookshelves.

IFLA Asia/Oceania Regional Quarterly News! : May 2018

IFLA - Mon, 14/05/2018 - 09:35

Dear Asia & Oceania Colleagues,

Here are the web links to the above highlighted articles.

Messages

1

RSCAO Chair’s Message

https://www.ifla.org/node/42653?og=67

2

Editor’s Note

https://www.ifla.org/node/42652?og=67

What’s Trending in Asia and Oceania Region!

3

IFLA Presidential Meeting and IFLA Global Vision Workshop in Barcelona

https://www.ifla.org/node/42449?og=67

 

4

Conferences organised in collaboration with Asia and Oceania Section in 2017

https://www.ifla.org/node/41547?og=67

 

5

Asia and Oceania Satellite Meeting at Kolkata, India

https://www.ifla.org/node/42650?og=67

 

6

IFLA RSCAO 2018 Mid-term Meeting and Seminar held in National Library of Korea

https://www.ifla.org/node/42651?og=67

 

Check Out! Happening in the Region.

7

International Leadership Skills Training Workshop

https://www.ifla.org/node/41446?og=67

8

Dunhuang Manuscripts in Digital form collected by France and published

http://www.nlc.cn/nlcnews/201803/t20180316_167549.htm

 

9

Global Vision Discussion: Report of the Hong Kong Library Association meeting, “How a united library field can tackle the challenges of the future”

http://hkla.org/hkla_news/global-vision-discussion-report-of-the-hong-kong-library-association-meeting-how-a-united-library-field-can-trackle-the-challenges-of-the-future/

10

62nd Annual General Meeting of Librarians Association of Malaysia

https://www.ifla.org/node/42448?og=67

 

Tell Us Your Story!

11

IFLA’s Libraries and the Sustainable Development Goals: A Storytelling Manual

https://www.ifla.org/node/36272

12

Coming to WLIC 2018? Let’s meet in Kuala Lumpur!

https://2018.ifla.org/regisration-information

Upcoming Highlights!

13

IFLA WLIC 2018 Kuala Lumpur – Congress Programme

https://2018.ifla.org/conference-programme

IFLA Headquarters News!

14

IFLA President’s Meeting 2018: Speakers’ presentations now available!

https://www.ifla.org/node/36091

15

IFLA Global Vision Report Summary reveals Top 10 Highlights and Opportunities launched!

https://www.ifla.org/node/11905

16

IFLA Global Vision Kicks Off next phase to power literate, informed and participative societies.

https://www.ifla.org/node/27475

Come Join!

17

Be an IFLA Member

https://www/ifla.org/membership

  Thank you and Happy Reading!

 

IFLA Asia/Oceania Regional Quarterly News! : May 2018

IFLA - Mon, 14/05/2018 - 09:35

Dear Asia & Oceania Colleagues,

Here are the web links to the above highlighted articles.

Messages

1

RSCAO Chair’s Message

https://www.ifla.org/node/42653?og=67

2

Editor’s Note

https://www.ifla.org/node/42652?og=67

What’s Trending in Asia and Oceania Region!

3

IFLA Presidential Meeting and IFLA Global Vision Workshop in Barcelona

https://www.ifla.org/node/42449?og=67

 

4

Conferences organised in collaboration with Asia and Oceania Section in 2017

https://www.ifla.org/node/41547?og=67

 

5

Asia and Oceania Satellite Meeting at Kolkata, India

https://www.ifla.org/node/42650?og=67

 

6

IFLA RSCAO 2018 Mid-term Meeting and Seminar held in National Library of Korea

https://www.ifla.org/node/42651?og=67

 

Check Out! Happening in the Region.

7

International Leadership Skills Training Workshop

https://www.ifla.org/node/41446?og=67

8

Dunhuang Manuscripts in Digital form collected by France and published

http://www.nlc.cn/nlcnews/201803/t20180316_167549.htm

 

9

Global Vision Discussion: Report of the Hong Kong Library Association meeting, “How a united library field can tackle the challenges of the future”

http://hkla.org/hkla_news/global-vision-discussion-report-of-the-hong-kong-library-association-meeting-how-a-united-library-field-can-trackle-the-challenges-of-the-future/

10

62nd Annual General Meeting of Librarians Association of Malaysia

https://www.ifla.org/node/42448?og=67

 

Tell Us Your Story!

11

IFLA’s Libraries and the Sustainable Development Goals: A Storytelling Manual

https://www.ifla.org/node/36272

12

Coming to WLIC 2018? Let’s meet in Kuala Lumpur!

https://2018.ifla.org/regisration-information

Upcoming Highlights!

13

IFLA WLIC 2018 Kuala Lumpur – Congress Programme

https://2018.ifla.org/conference-programme

IFLA Headquarters News!

14

IFLA President’s Meeting 2018: Speakers’ presentations now available!

https://www.ifla.org/node/36091

15

IFLA Global Vision Report Summary reveals Top 10 Highlights and Opportunities launched!

https://www.ifla.org/node/11905

16

IFLA Global Vision Kicks Off next phase to power literate, informed and participative societies.

https://www.ifla.org/node/27475

Come Join!

17

Be an IFLA Member

https://www/ifla.org/membership

  Thank you and Happy Reading!

 

Registration for this summer's IFLA Art Libraries Section Satellite Meeting is now open!

IFLA - Sun, 13/05/2018 - 20:15

The Art Libraries Section of IFLA, in collaboration with the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, is organizing a one-day conference that focuses on the documentation of global Islamic arts. The meeting will be held on August 23rd 2018. Attendance at the meeting is free and is dependent on registration that closes on August 1st 2018. Visit the conference website to learn more and to register!

ბარისა და ფლორენციაში ქართული წიგნის კუთხეები გაიხსნება

ბარისა და ფლორენციაში ქართული წიგნის კუთხეები გაიხსნება

საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკა და ჰოლდინგი „ინექსფონი“ ("ინექსფონი", "ინტელექსპრესი", "ინექსგრუპი", "გიუაანი") იტალიის ქალაქებში, ბარისა და ფლორენციაში, ქართული წიგნის კუთხეებს გახსნიან.

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Programme details added: E4GDH satellite meeting, Kuala Lumpur, Thursday 23 August 2018

IFLA - Fri, 11/05/2018 - 15:38

We are delighted to announce that full programme details for our E4GDH satellite meeting are now available.

Themes will include initiatives to build and share the evidence base for global health and disaster risk reduction, from published articles and open data to unpublished grey literature. There will be presentations from librarians and other professionals working in the field, sharing perspectives and experiences from Australia, Philippines, South Africa, USA and the UK. Discussions and recommendations about the future role of librarians in disaster and global health will be captured and shared. In the afternoon parallel sessions, participants can join a story-telling/sharing session with opening stories from Rwanda and UK or take part in a training session on finding the evidence for disaster health.

The early evening informal will include a short talk on the value and impact of librarians in health library and information services, followed by plenty of time for questions and networking with refreshments provided.

We hope you can join us.
The meeting will take place at the 4-star Impiana Hotel, centrally located adjoining the KL Convention Centre. Refreshments and buffet lunch are included in the registration fee.

Visit the website for more information and to register.

Early bird rate ends 31st May 2018.

Guardians of the memory of the world! Librarians from the Middle East and North Africa discuss their Global Vision

IFLA - Fri, 11/05/2018 - 13:21

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24 leaders from the library field engaged in the IFLA Global Vision Regional Workshop for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) on 8 – 10 May, hosted at the National Library of Tunisia. They drew inspiration from the findings of the summary report of the first phase of IFLA’s Global Vision for a strong and globally united library field, and developed ideas on what MENA libraries can do to take part.

Guarding the memory of the world


As underlined in the key finding, while our overall goals and values are shared, the actions required can vary from the local to the global. As a result, each Global Vision Workshop is designed to allow the key issues on the ground to be reflected.

Highlight 9 from the Global Vision Report Summary - We are the guardians of the memory of the world – struck a deep chord across the MENA region. Preserving cultural heritage in the wake of conflicts and disasters, and maximising access to the world's documentary heritage, remain current and real challenges. The discussions that followed generated many stories and ideas for actions.

 

For IFLA's President-elect Christine Mackenzie, the energy and ideas in the room were impressive: 

Everyone should be proud of working in a library because this is where it all started. Libraries have a more important role to play in building societies than any other profession. 

 
MENA manifesto progresses


Collaboration is key to the success of the Global Vision. One year ago, participants at the first Global Vision regional workshop for MENA signed a manifesto establishing stronger cooperation among the libraries in the region. It was exciting to see how the declaration had progressed, with stronger, regular links, and ideas for better joint working. There was particular solidarity with Syria, where hundreds of libraries have been destroyed, with a call on all MENA library associations to share journals with their Syrian colleagues.

An enormous breadth of knowledge


The participants at the meeting, coming from 14 different countries, brought with them 595 collective years of library experience. This understanding and knowledge, as well as energy and passion, gives the library field a unique possibility to shape its own future.

Underlining the importance of the IFLA Global Vision to building a united library field, associations from seven new countries declared that they would join IFLA. As members, they will ensure that the voice of more librarians from Arabic-speaking countries is heard, and will benefit from the support and services IFLA can offer.

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner said:

The united library field is growing stronger. Our participants have not only shared ideas that will help and inspire others, but with seven new member countries, the IFLA family is bigger. I am delighted by what we have achieved, and look forward to working for, and with, our new members. We are well on the way to creating a stronger global voice for libraries.

The IFLA Global Vision began in 2017 to tackle the challenges facing the library field from ever-increasing globalisation. There has never been such an initiative before, which gives every single librarian in the world the chance to contribute. Now, in 2018 we're taking the Global Vision around the world once again, this time to collect ideas for actions to turn the vision into reality.

With MENA's ideas carefully recorded, IFLA Global Vision now says "Bonjour!" as it heads to Paris, France on 14 – 16 May for Europe's Regional Workshop

View all photos from the MENA regional workshop in our Flickr album   

 

MESSAGE by Sanjay K Bihani Chair, IFLA - Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania

IFLA - Fri, 11/05/2018 - 06:00

   

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions     Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania (IFLA-RSCAO)         Website :  https://www.ifla.org/asia-and-oceania                            

MESSAGE

On behalf of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania (IFLA- RSCAO), and on my personal behalf, I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to Ms Lin Li Soh, Regional Manager and Ms Janice Ow Fung Yin of IFLA Regional Office for Asia and Oceania in the National Library Board, Singapore for taking the initiative to publish the  quarterly e-newsletter on activities, information and events from Asia and Oceania region from April 2018 onwards.

It is my great pleasure to associate with the e-newsletter and I sincerely hope that it will be a very good source of information for the larger library community in this region. I am sure that it will be a very successful initiative in the present digital and e-publishing era where we can share it on various web platforms, email groups and library networks as well as on various types of social media. We will all definitely benefit tremendously from the wide and diversified range of contents and information contained in the newsletter in the time to come.

 

I wish for the grand success for this e- newsletter.

 

Sincerely,

Sanjay K Bihani

Chair, IFLA - Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania

 

Ministry of External Affairs Library, Patiala House Annexe, Tilak Marg, New Delhi 110001

Ph.: 011-23382694, Fax: 011-23387700, E-mail: sanjaykbihani@gmail.com

 

 

IFLA-Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania (RSCAO)

 

Sanjay Kumar Bihani (http://www.ifla.org/standing-committee/26)is the current Chair of IFLA-Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania (RSCAO). He was elected for a 2-year term from 2017-2019 at WLIC/IFLA 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland. He is concurrently the Secretary of IFLA-Division V (Regions) for 2017-2019 and is a Member of Government Information and Official Publications Section for 2015-2019.

 

 

He worked with the Ministry of External Affairs of Government of India during last 28 years and served at the Ministry in New Delhi HQ and has undertaken diplomatic assignments in the Indian Embassies in Bangladesh, Nepal and United Kingdom. 

 

Previously, he was Chair and Secretary of IFLA - Government Libraries Section during 2011-2015 and Member of Copyrights and Legal Matters Committee of IFLA during 2007-2011. He participated in IFLA-FAIFE International Workshop in Dubai during 2007.  He was a Member of IFLA Delegation at Internet Governance Forum during 2008 and Member of Working Group of IFLA Committee on Standards for developing Standards Manual during 2013-2015. He has also served as Editorial Committee Member of IFLA Journal for 5 years during 2008-2013.

 

Welcome to the inaugural issue of IFLA Asia & Oceania electronic newsletter

IFLA - Fri, 11/05/2018 - 05:39

Hello everyone,

Welcome to the inaugural issue of IFLA Asia & Oceania electronic newsletter. My name is Lin Li and I am the new Manager of IFLA Regional Office for Asia and Oceania. To better serve the region, we would be bringing news about the various libraries activities to everyone through this quarterly electronic newsletter. This is to promote and create more awareness about the works done by the Standing Committee of the Regional Section, IFLA Divisions, as well as the activities organised by the various library associations in the region. We hope you would enjoy the articles and we look forward to your contributions to the newsletter. We welcome any articles regarding any library activities, launches of new library services etc.

Thank you and enjoy reading.

Soh Lin Li

Manager

IFLA Regional Office for Asia and Oceania 

2018 IFLA Asia and Oceania Section Standing Committee Mid-Term Meeting and Exchange Seminar for Libraries in Asia and Oceania

IFLA - Fri, 11/05/2018 - 05:33

2018 IFLA Asia and Oceania Section Standing Committee Mid-Term Meeting and Exchange Seminar for Libraries in Asia and Oceania

 

IFLA Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania (RSCAO) meets twice a year to discuss library matters relating to the Region. This year, the mid-term meeting was held in Seoul, Korea from 9 to 10 April 2018. The National Library of Korea hosted the meeting at the Digital Library building, which is part of the National Library of Korea.

 

Mr. Sanjay K Bihani, Chair of RSCAO, welcomed the new committee to the meeting as some of the members were new to the Section. The meeting was successfully held and the host, National Library of Korea, invited the committee to tour the Memory Museum that showcases artefacts of the archival media and digital memory age.

 

   

 

In addition, the committee visited the popular Digital Library housed within the National Library of Korea, the beautiful Starfield Library within the COEX mall in Seoul, as well as the award-winning Seoul National University Library for its architectural beauty.

 

 

Digital Library, National Library of Korea

 

 

Starfield Library, COEX Mall

 

 

Seoul National University Library

 

 

 

 

The Exchange Seminar for Libraries in Asia and Oceania was held on 11 April 2018 in the auditorium of the National Library of Korea after the RSCAO mid-term meeting. Distinguished speakers from the Committee were invited to speak on their experiences on the topic regarding “Libraries for Transformation of Communities – Cases in Asia and Oceania”. Established library professions from the Korean Library Associations also shared about how library projects in villages transformed the communities after the international sharing.

 

  

 

Approximately 150 participants from the Korean Library Association and library communities attended the Seminar. It was a very well received session.

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