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Asia and Oceania Satellite Meeting at Kolkata, India

IFLA - Fri, 11/05/2018 - 05:14

Asia and Oceania Satellite Meeting at Kolkata, India

https://2018.ifla.org/cfp-calls/asia-and-oceania-section-joint-with-education-and-training

IFLA-Asia and Oceania Section and Education and Training Section will jointly organize a satellite meeting on 20-21 August 2018 at the Department of Library & Information Science; University of Calcutta, Kolkata, WB, India. The Theme of the meeting is Transforming the society: libraries as the torch-bearer of change.

ბარისა და ფლორენციაში ქართული წიგნის კუთხეები გაიხსნება

ბარისა და ფლორენციაში ქართული წიგნის კუთხეები გაიხსნება

საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკა და კომპანია „ინექსფონი“ იტალიის ქალაქებში, ბარისა და ფლორენციაში, ქართული წიგნის კუთხეებს გახსნიან.

სრული ტექსტი

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თეატრალური ხელოვნების ციფრული ბიბლიოთეკა მკითხველებისთვის

10 მაისიდან ერთი თვის ვადით, საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის შენობებში ჩართულია თეატრალური ხელოვნების უდიდესი ციფრული ბიბლიოთეკა. მკითხველებს შესაძლებლობა ეძლევათ, დეტალურად გაეცნონ მსოფლიოს სხვადასხვა ცნობილი თეატრებისა და რეჟისორების შემოქმედებას, სცენოგრაფიის ხელოვნების საუკეთესო ნიმუშებს, თანამედროვე სამსახიობო ხელოვნების თავისებურებებს, სცენარებსა და ცნობილ დადგმებს სხვადასხვა ინტერპრეტაციით.

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IFLA Presidential Meeting and IFLA Global Vision Workshop in Barcelona:

IFLA - Thu, 10/05/2018 - 16:40

IFLA Presidential Meeting and IFLA Global Vision Workshop in Barcelona:

By: Sanjay K Bihani and Tina Yang

Sanjay K Bihani and Tina Yang, RSCAO Chair and Secretary participated at the IFLA Presidential Meeting and a two-day workshop on IFLA Global Vision in Barcelona. The event was attended by 143 participants from 35 countries.

Background

In line with the Presidential theme “Libraries as Motors of Change”, IFLA began its Global Vision discussion in 2017 aiming to create the library future as a united library field. As a result of six regional workshops, hundreds of discussions and 22, 000 responses to the online voting from 213 countries, IFLA was ready to launch the Global Vision report at the President’s meeting.  At the following workshop, IFLA engaged a professional trainer to facilitate participants’ understanding and discussion of the Global Vision report. This kick-off event offered a unique opportunity to hear how the leading players in and beyond library field responded to the challenges and opportunities facing the library future.  A series of meetings and regional workshops will be further organized afterwards. The concerted effort will eventually lead to the development of a concrete plan to translate the Global Vision into global action.

President’s meeting

Inspiring talks were given by the leading experts outside the library field. Rafael Ramirez from the University of Oxford shared his insights on how to use scenario planning in TUNA (Turbulent-Uncertain-Novel-Ambiguous) context to reshape strategy and create the future of an organization. Iskra Mihaylova, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and a former librarian emphasized the library’ role of attracting young and old people to use library information resources and create a forum to present their opinions. In her presentation “The library as a demonstrator of public value, social infrastructure and digital ethics”, Cassie Robinson shed light on such impact of technology on society as the digital inequality, lack of digital understanding and technology accountability. She pointed out that these challenges could be opportunities for library to change the Internet dynamics and be a centre for public engagement and empowerment on internet-related issues.  Both Matthew Finch and Roger Baig Viñas showcased different collaborations and partnerships between libraries and other stakeholders. In Dark Ages 2.0, journalist Glyn Moody described the Dark Age enveloping us where key facets of our world such as truth, expertise, knowledge, sharing and privacy are under attack. Facing the extreme situations, Moddy advocated that libraries should adopt extreme remedies to fight back. Gerald Leitner, the IFLA Secretary General concluded the meeting with the launch of the long-awaited Global Vision report.

 

 

 

 

Global Vision Workshop

The Global Vision report summary reveals the insights into the views of over 31,000 participants from 190 UN Member States across all seven continents. The key finding is the consensus that libraries are globally united in our goals and values and we must connect locally and globally to address the common challenges.  The report summarized 10 top highlights and opportunities.

 

  1. Dedicated to providing equal and free access to information and knowledge
  2. Deeply committed to core roles in supporting literacy, learning and reading
  3. Focused on our communities
  4. Embracing digital innovation
  5. Strong advocates for libraries at national and regional leader level
  6. Aware that funding is our biggest challenge
  7. Eager to work more collaboratively and develop strong partnerships 
  8. Desiring to be less bureaucratic and resistant to change
  9. Proud to be guardians of the memory of the world
  10. Attracting young professionals deeply committed and eager to lead

 

Correspondingly, the ten opportunities for action are the need to:

  1. be champions of intellectual freedom
  2. update our traditional roles in the digital age
  3. update our traditional roles in the digital age
  4. keep up with ongoing technological changes
  5. be more and better advocates at all levels
  6. ensure stakeholders understand our value and impact
  7. develop a spirit of collaboration
  8. challenge current structures and behaviours
  9. maximize access to the world’s documentary heritage
  10. give young professionals effective opportunities to learn, develop and lead

 

The workshop was the starting point for IFLA to create an idea store gathering the input from all regions and different library types. Some key findings were introduced and discussed by the IFLA Headquarter where participants raised questions and with the help of a facilitator gained a preliminary understanding of the issues and opportunities.  Participants in groups engaged in a series of interactive activities in order to deepen their understanding of the ten highlights and opportunities and shared thoughts and contributed ideas. Focusing on an assigned highlight, each group was required in Gallery Walk to visualize the present and future of library and the path to fulfil the opportunity, and then to brainstorm the top five priorities for IFLA to do in this respect. Open sharing and discussions with other groups were carried out and additional comments were taken into consideration to enrich the original idea store. Other vehicles such as online or offline voting were also employed to gauge participants’ opinions. The collected ideas and final conclusions would be consolidated and presented at the IFLA Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in August 2018.

 

 

 

With the event, IFLA Global Vision has entered its 2nd phrase which asks the library field to build a vibrant 'ideas store' and explore how we can turn ideas into actions. The IFLA Regional Standing Committee of Asia and Oceania discussed how to respond to IFLA’s call for ideas at its mid-term meeting in Seoul in April 2018.  The Committee will actively engage our member countries in this participatory process to ensure our voices will be heard.

 

(Photos from:https://www.flickr.com/photos/ifla/sets/72157688843489050/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/ifla/sets/72157664968060067/ )

 

62nd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF PERSATUAN PUSTAKAWAN MALAYSIA

IFLA - Thu, 10/05/2018 - 15:06

62nd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF PERSATUAN PUSTAKAWAN MALAYSIA

By Dr. Nor Edzan Che Nasir, Current Past President, PPM

Ms. Saraya Arbi, Deputy Secretary General (Culture) of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture officiated at the 62nd Annual General Meeting of the Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia (PPM) or the Librarians Association of Malaysia at the Great Hall of Universiti Pertanian Malaysia, Serdang on 26 March 2018.

 

 

Registration of members

 

President’s welcome address 

 

At the meeting, Dato’Nafisah binti Ahmad was elected President of the new Council for the 2018/2020 term. Hasnita binti Ibrahim is the new Vice President 1 and Chin Loy Jyoon, Vice President 2. The new Treasurer is Rohaya binti Omar and the Members comprised Ali bin Rashid, Ghazali Mohd. Fadzil, Dr. Khasiah binti Zakaria, Shamsiah binti Abu Bakar, Siti Sumaizan binti Ramly, and Zawawi bin Tiyunin.

The guest of honour presented the best students from the LIS schools to Mr. Mohd. Shahril Nizam Ibnu Sahad from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Ms. Arunnasundari a/p Ramani from University of Selangor (UNISEL), Ms. Hamizah Hafit from International Islamic University, Malaysia (IIUM)and Ms. Nurfarwahidah Badruesham from University of Malaya (UM). The Most Active Committee went to PPM Committee on Law Libraries and the Most Active Group to PPM East Group. Mr. Ali Rashid from National Library of Malaysia received the Most Promising Librarian while Dr. Nor Edzan Che Nasir was the Librarian of the Year.

 

The PPM’s Most Promising Librarian with Dato’ Nafisah Ahmad and Ms. Saraya Arbi

PPM’s Librarian of the Year with Dato’ Nafisah Ahmad and Ms. Saraya Arbi

The occasion also witnessed the launched of PPM’s latest publication, Standard Perpustakaan Universiti / University Library Standards by Ms. Saraya Arbi. The Director of the Department of Skills Development of the Ministry of Human Resources, Mr. Nidzam Kamarulzaman handed the National Occupational Skills Standards to Dato’ Nafisah Ahmad. The guest of honour then visited the booths of various library vendors and suppliers.

Conferences organized in collaboration with Asia and Oceania Section, 2017

IFLA - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 18:17

Conferences organized in collaboration with Asia and Oceania Section, 2017

by Shri Sanjay K BIhani

In support of IFLA's global vision and strengthening IFLA and RSCAO in the region, IFLA-Asia and Oceania Section collaborated for various professional events during past few months.

In this series, Shri Sanjay K BIhani, IFLA-RSCAO Chair participated in the International Conference of Asian Library Association (ICAL 2017) held in October 2017 at   Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi, India. He has also delivered a welcome address and introduced IFLA and RSCAO to the audience. IFLA President, Ms Gloria Pares Salmeron has delivered a video address in the conference.

Sanjay joined Indian Library Association for their annual conference at the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lukhnow, India in November 2017, where he delivered a welcome address and introduced IFLA and RSCAO to the audience. IFLA President-Elect, Ms Christine Mackenzie delivered a video address in the conference.

           

Conferences organized in collaboration with Asia and Oceania Section, 2017

IFLA - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 18:17

Conferences organized in collaboration with Asia and Oceania Section, 2017

by Shri Sanjay K BIhani

 

In support of IFLA's global vision and strengthening IFLA and RSCAO in the region, IFLA-Asia and Oceania Section collaborated for various professional events during past few months.

 

In this series, Shri Sanjay K BIhani, IFLA-RSCAO Chair participated in the International Conference of Asian Library Association (ICAL 2017) held in October 2017 at   Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi, India. He has also delivered a welcome address and introduced IFLA and RSCAO to the audience. IFLA President, Ms Gloria Pares Salmeron has delivered a video address in the conference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sanjay joined Indian Library Association for their annual conference at the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lukhnow, India in November 2017, where he delivered a welcome address and introduced IFLA and RSCAO to the audience. IFLA President-Elect, Ms Christine Mackenzie delivered a video address in the conference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

 

INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS TRAINING WORKSHOP FOR INDIAN SCHOOL LIBRARIANS- 4-7th October, 2017

IFLA - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 17:52

INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS TRAINING WORKSHOP FOR INDIAN SCHOOL LIBRARIANS- 4-7th October, 2017

By Madhu Bhargava, Dean of Libraries, G. D. Goenka World School

The Indian School Library Association (to be registered) conducted a 3-day International Leadership Skills Training Workshop for Indian School Librarians at the G D Goenka University, Gurgaon, Delhi. The Workshop organised in collaboration with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Netherlands and G. D. Goenka University (NCR, Gurgaon, Delhi) was supported by the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL, USA) and the National Library of Singapore.

Prof (Dr) Srihari, Vice Chancellor, G. D. Goenka University opened the programme and delivered the welcoming address to guests. This was followed by Ms Madhu Bhargava, Dean of Libraries, G. D. Goenka World School who presented the programme outline.

Among those who addressed the inaugural session was Ms Ingrid Bon, Manager, Development Programmes, IFLA and the chief guest who presented her thoughts on the importance of libraries.  Dr Ramesh C. Gaur, Librarian, Jawaharlal Nehru University delivered the key-note address followed by Dr Moorttimatee Samantray Rath, Head, LDD, NCERT, Sanjay K. Bihani, Library & Information Officer, Ministry of External Affairs and IFLA Chair for Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania, and Ms Amarjeet Gill, National Library Board, Singapore. Distinguished guests included Ms Tay Ai Cheng, Deputy Chief Executive, National Library Board, Singapore and several heads of schools, Deans of G. D. Goenka University, Dr Suku Bhaskaran, Director, Dr Narendar Sharma, Assistant Registrar of G. D. Goenka World Institute. Honourable guests presented their motivating thoughts on leadership and the importance of school library profession.


A pre-training study “School Libraries in India: A statistical Review” was released at the inaugural session by the chief guest, Ms Ingrid Bon. The workshop were conceived as a Capacity Building Leadership Training Programme for School Librarians of India. School libraries and School Librarianship as a profession in India has not emerged as a major profession despite having 1.5 million schools in India (according to a government report). The slow progress in professional development has led to this collaboration with IFLA to build Capacity for School Librarians of India.

Day 1 started with a self-introduction by the trainers Ms Ingrid Bon and Pramila Gamage and an ice-breaking session of the participants. Participants were divided into five groups for the activities.

  • The Sessions started with team teaching technique to build the interest among the participants. The module on library /professional associations in society and the role of professional associations and how it differs from unions was discussed.  Participants were encouraged to participate in group activities which helped to analyse the role of a Library association in any country.
  • In the afternoon session, components of Library association and how to form effective committees were discussed. Key leadership positions within a LA and its importance was highlighted.  Associated   interactive sessions followed later on.
  • These were an eye opening sessions with clarity of objectives for establishing an association and its governing body. Each participant gave feedback on the sessions in one word and ended in collating twenty apt adjectives.

 

Day 2 of the ‘Building Strong Library Association’ was extremely engaging day and a simulation day. After the review of the previous day, a shadow association was created by the participants under the guidance of trainers and throughout the day the team researched various successful library associations of the world and produced first draft on:

 

  • Vision and mission statements of the, to be born association.
  • Together they worked in groups on creating objectives and aims based on vision and mission.
  • The groups researched various successful associations of the world and worked in groups to define the vision and mission of a Library Association. They discussed different aspects of planning circles and stages. SWOT Analysis was conducted as an activity in groups to find out the strengths and limitations while forming associations.  Session imparted on how to define job roles and to manage people.

 

The afternoon session dealt with planning terminologies, strategic plans, and membership criteria on what, why and how. The outcome was a strategic and operational plan and it was evident that together they are an excellent team to lead school librarians of 1.5 million schools of India.

 

Day 3 is a fruit bearing day indeed!  It was unimaginable that participants have created policies, Standard operating procedures and de facto constitution of the School Library Association.

  • The team successfully defined vision and mission of the association.
  • Managing finance and budget
  • Fund raising plan
  • How to develop strategic relationships and partnerships
  • Election procedures

 

The participants learnt practical aspects of forming an association and at the same time were emotionally charged to meet one another face to face and know each other. The workshop not only empowered the participants with the new skills to build an association but also helped them identify their dormant skills which were honed well under the guidance of Ms Ingrid Bon and Ms Premila Gamage.

 

Ms Madhu Bhargava led the post Workshop presentation where Ms Ingrid Bon shared her experience as a trainer with the audience. The latter shared that the participants were such eager learners that she had to advance the training programme to a higher level. She took pleasure in displaying the work executed by the workshop participants.

 

Ms Madhu Bhargava, Coordinator and Dean of Libraries, G. D. Goenka World School presented the Workshop participants with the certificates and mementoes sent by IFLA, Netherlands.

Dr. Neeta Bali, Director, Principal, G. D. Goenka World School, facilitated the Special Guests of the day, Dr R. K. Ahooja, Prof. Economics, Govt. College Gurgaon, Ms Sarita Ahooja, Headmistress, Delhi Public School, Maruti Kunj, Gurgaon. They complimented on the accomplishment of the participants.

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS TRAINING WORKSHOP FOR INDIAN SCHOOL LIBRARIANS- 4-7th October, 2017

IFLA - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 17:52

INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS TRAINING WORKSHOP FOR INDIAN SCHOOL LIBRARIANS- 4-7th October, 2017

By Madhu Bhargava, Dean of Libraries, G. D. Goenka World School

 

 

The Indian School Library Association (to be registered) conducted a 3-day International Leadership Skills Training Workshop for Indian School Librarians at the G D Goenka University, Gurgaon, Delhi. The Workshop organised in collaboration with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Netherlands and G. D. Goenka University (NCR, Gurgaon, Delhi) was supported by the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL, USA) and the National Library of Singapore.

 

Prof (Dr) Srihari, Vice Chancellor, G. D. Goenka University opened the programme and delivered the welcoming address to guests. This was followed by Ms Madhu Bhargava, Dean of Libraries, G. D. Goenka World School who presented the programme outline.

 

Among those who addressed the inaugural session was Ms Ingrid Bon, Manager, Development Programmes, IFLA and the chief guest who presented her thoughts on the importance of libraries.  Dr Ramesh C. Gaur, Librarian, Jawaharlal Nehru University delivered the key-note address followed by Dr Moorttimatee Samantray Rath, Head, LDD, NCERT, Sanjay K. Bihani, Library & Information Officer, Ministry of External Affairs and IFLA Chair for Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania, and Ms Amarjeet Gill, National Library Board, Singapore. Distinguished guests included Ms Tay Ai Cheng, Deputy Chief Executive, National Library Board, Singapore and several heads of schools, Deans of G. D. Goenka University, Dr Suku Bhaskaran, Director, Dr Narendar Sharma, Assistant Registrar of G. D. Goenka World Institute. Honourable guests presented their motivating thoughts on leadership and the importance of school library profession.

 

A pre-training study “School Libraries in India: A statistical Review” was released at the inaugural session by the chief guest, Ms Ingrid Bon. The workshop were conceived as a Capacity Building Leadership Training Programme for School Librarians of India. School libraries and School Librarianship as a profession in India has not emerged as a major profession despite having 1.5 million schools in India (according to a government report). The slow progress in professional development has led to this collaboration with IFLA to build Capacity for School Librarians of India.

 

Day 1 started with a self-introduction by the trainers Ms Ingrid Bon and Pramila Gamage and an ice-breaking session of the participants. Participants were divided into five groups for the activities.

 

  • The Sessions started with team teaching technique to build the interest among the participants. The module on library /professional associations in society and the role of professional associations and how it differs from unions was discussed.  Participants were encouraged to participate in group activities which helped to analyse the role of a Library association in any country.
  • In the afternoon session, components of Library association and how to form effective committees were discussed. Key leadership positions within a LA and its importance was highlighted.  Associated   interactive sessions followed later on.
  • These were an eye opening sessions with clarity of objectives for establishing an association and its governing body. Each participant gave feedback on the sessions in one word and ended in collating twenty apt adjectives.

 

 

Day 2 of the ‘Building Strong Library Association’ was extremely engaging day and a simulation day. After the review of the previous day, a shadow association was created by the participants under the guidance of trainers and throughout the day the team researched various successful library associations of the world and produced first draft on:

 

  • Vision and mission statements of the, to be born association.
  • Together they worked in groups on creating objectives and aims based on vision and mission.
  • The groups researched various successful associations of the world and worked in groups to define the vision and mission of a Library Association. They discussed different aspects of planning circles and stages. SWOT Analysis was conducted as an activity in groups to find out the strengths and limitations while forming associations.  Session imparted on how to define job roles and to manage people.

 

The afternoon session dealt with planning terminologies, strategic plans, and membership criteria on what, why and how. The outcome was a strategic and operational plan and it was evident that together they are an excellent team to lead school librarians of 1.5 million schools of India.

 

Day 3 is a fruit bearing day indeed!  It was unimaginable that participants have created policies, Standard operating procedures and de facto constitution of the School Library Association.

  • The team successfully defined vision and mission of the association.
  • Managing finance and budget
  • Fund raising plan
  • How to develop strategic relationships and partnerships
  • Election procedures

 

The participants learnt practical aspects of forming an association and at the same time were emotionally charged to meet one another face to face and know each other. The workshop not only empowered the participants with the new skills to build an association but also helped them identify their dormant skills which were honed well under the guidance of Ms Ingrid Bon and Ms Premila Gamage.

 

Ms Madhu Bhargava led the post Workshop presentation where Ms Ingrid Bon shared her experience as a trainer with the audience. The latter shared that the participants were such eager learners that she had to advance the training programme to a higher level. She took pleasure in displaying the work executed by the workshop participants.

 

Ms Madhu Bhargava, Coordinator and Dean of Libraries, G. D. Goenka World School presented the Workshop participants with the certificates and mementoes sent by IFLA, Netherlands.

Dr. Neeta Bali, Director, Principal, G. D. Goenka World School, facilitated the Special Guests of the day, Dr R. K. Ahooja, Prof. Economics, Govt. College Gurgaon, Ms Sarita Ahooja, Headmistress, Delhi Public School, Maruti Kunj, Gurgaon. They complimented on the accomplishment of the participants.

 

 

 

ARKs in the Open: Project Update #5, DuraSpace Summit and CNI engagement

DSpace news - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 16:47

The ARKs in the Open team has been out on the road, attending the DuraSpace Summit as well as the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Spring meeting in San Diego, California. Both events provided great networking opportunities, and, at the DuraSpace meeting, we were able to see first hand how its community-based open source projects function.

Back home, the ARKs in the Open team is now hard at work developing Advisory Team invitations which we expect to send out shortly. We are very proud to have attracted interest and support from the following organizations on four continents:

• Australian National Data Service
• Bibliothèque nationale de France
• Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg
• Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas – Argentina
• The British Library
• Family Search International
• Indiana University
• Institut Internationale de la Marionnette
• National Center for Atmospheric Research
• Portico
• Sempiternelia
• Smithsonian Institution
• Texas A&M University Libraries
• University College Dublin
• University of Arizona
• University of California, San Francisco
• University of Houston Libraries
• University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
• University of Maryland
• University of North Texas
• University of Utah

If you’d like to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in this project, please sign up for the ARK mailing list, http://bit.ly/2o7aNew or visit our wiki.

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SCHEDULE Available: One-day DuraSpace and euroCRIS DuraSpace-euroCRIS Interoperability Event

DSpace news - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 16:40

The schedule for the DuraSpace-euroCRIS Interoperability Event focused on interoperability between DSpace repository and CRIS systems on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 (in advance of the CRIS 2018 Conference in Umeå, Sweden) is now available: http://www.cris2018.se/schedule/

The CRIS 2018 Conference offers both DuraSpace and euroCRIS the right opportunity to bring the two communities together. This first joint initiative will focus on the relations between one of DuraSpace’s projects, DSpace, and the CRIS systems.

DSpace users will have a great opportunity to identify existing examples of integration between DSpace and CRIS systems and to discuss functionalities that DSpace could implement in the future to more effectively support workflows traditionally associated with Research Information Systems.

The meeting is open to the international community of DSpace Users and to all those who are interested in exploring DSpace as a sustainable solution for their project. All participants will have a chance to get together and share their experience and use cases to the benefit of the whole community.

Since the event is in Sweden it will provide all attendees the unique opportunity to learn how the relations between DSpace repositories and CRIS systems are being implemented in the Scandinavian Region.

If you are interested in participating, please let us know by filling in this form

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Seminar on Creative Commons Licences

EIFL-OA news and events - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 12:27

EIFL Open Access Programme Coordinator Gwen Franck will give a presentation on open licensing and Creative Commons at a seminar to be held at the University of Latvia Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences

Libraries and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: How can Russian libraries further development?

IFLA - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 12:12

The Library for Foreign Literature in Moscow (LIBFL) hosted a workshop on 19-20 April 2018: "Libraries and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: How can Russian libraries further development?", within the framework of the Second Annual Foresight Session entitled: "Shaping up the Future of Libraries."

The event was organised by Russian Library Association’s International Cooperation Section and the LIBFL Rudomino Academy with the financial support of IFLA's International Advocacy Programme (IAP). This was the first of two workshops to promote the important role libraries can play in development by contributing to the UN 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The second workshop will be held at Tomsk State University Library from 19-20 June 2018.

The objectives of these workshops are to:
  • launch a nationwide campaign to raise the level of awareness on the UN 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, as well as the necessity to secure public access to information in the achievement of the SDGs;
  • highlight the key role of libraries in achieving the UN SDGs all over the world;
  • identify the key success factors which will enable effective implementation of advocacy initiatives by the Russian library community;
  • give workshop participants the knowledge and skills to align libraries, especially public libraries, with development outcomes in their country or region;
  • increase the capacity of library sector and library associations to leverage opportunities for advocacy activities at the community, national and regional levels.
Building Russian librarians' capacity to advocate and engage in the UN 2030 Agenda

The workshop in Moscow was led by Kaspars Ruklis, an international advocacy communication trainer and professor at the University of Latvia (Riga). Ruklis has worked with library projects in Latvia, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Croatia, Slovenia, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda and Ethiopia.

The workshop participants – library professionals from Moscow and the Russian regions – gained a clear understanding of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals as well as an insight into the five main SDGs aspects – five Ps:

  • People: the wellbeing of all people (Goals 1-5)
  • Planet:  protection of the Earth’s ecosystems (Goals 12-15)
  • Prosperity: continued economic & technological growth (Goals 1-4, 7-11)
  • Peace: securing peace (Goal 16)
  • Partnerships: improving international cooperation (Goal 17)

The discussion focused on various examples of how libraries can assist in turning these goals into reality and be recognised as key partners for their governments. During a brainstorming session, participants drafted and presented their own advocacy plans of how libraries can contribute to progress towards the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Participants were awarded certificates of attendance upon completion of the two-day workshop. They were also encouraged to take an active part in sharing their libraries’ success stories via the IFLA Library Map of the World, which features success stories from all over the world to show how libraries are contributing to the UN SDGs.

Personal observation from Daria A. Belyakova, Deputy Director, LFL Rudomino Academy:

The workshop helped me obtain quite a few practical skills. I enjoyed its format. For two days we were immersed in a creative environment: we exchanged our views, played games and had fun. Of particular interest and challenge was a role play exercise to make one’s message heard in a mini-presentation (“Making an elevator pitch”). This presentation had to be very concise and compelling enough to be noticed by a person of influence or a decision-maker upon whom you supposedly happen in the lift for a mere three minutes."

Personal observation from Yelena I. Zimina, Chief Librarian, International Contacts Department, Russian State Library:

The workshop proved a success – intensive, interesting and thought-provoking."

Other participants also gave positive feedback pointing to the workshop’s cheerful atmosphere and the trainer’s truly engaging facilitation. The workshop was praised for its interactivity and abundance of new and helpful information, as well as for the handouts which were found useful by participants.

Libraries and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: How can Russian libraries further development?

IFLA - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 12:12

The Library for Foreign Literature in Moscow (LIBFL) hosted a workshop on 19-20 April 2018: "Libraries and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: How can Russian libraries further development?", within the framework of the Second Annual Foresight Session entitled: "Shaping up the Future of Libraries."

The event was organised by Russian Library Association’s International Cooperation Section and the LIBFL Rudomino Academy with the financial support of IFLA's International Advocacy Programme (IAP). This was the first of two workshops to promote the important role libraries can play in development by contributing to the UN 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The second workshop will be held at Tomsk State University Library from 19-20 June 2018.

The objectives of these workshops are to:
  • launch a nationwide campaign to raise the level of awareness on the UN 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, as well as the necessity to secure public access to information in the achievement of the SDGs;
  • highlight the key role of libraries in achieving the UN SDGs all over the world;
  • identify the key success factors which will enable effective implementation of advocacy initiatives by the Russian library community;
  • give workshop participants the knowledge and skills to align libraries, especially public libraries, with development outcomes in their country or region;
  • increase the capacity of library sector and library associations to leverage opportunities for advocacy activities at the community, national and regional levels.
Building Russian librarians' capacity to advocate and engage in the UN 2030 Agenda

The workshop in Moscow was led by Kaspars Ruklis, an international advocacy communication trainer and professor at the University of Latvia (Riga). Ruklis has worked with library projects in Latvia, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Croatia, Slovenia, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda and Ethiopia.

The workshop participants – library professionals from Moscow and the Russian regions – gained a clear understanding of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals as well as an insight into the five main SDGs aspects – five Ps:

  • People: the wellbeing of all people (Goals 1-5)
  • Planet:  protection of the Earth’s ecosystems (Goals 12-15)
  • Prosperity: continued economic & technological growth (Goals 1-4, 7-11)
  • Peace: securing peace (Goal 16)
  • Partnerships: improving international cooperation (Goal 17)

The discussion focused on various examples of how libraries can assist in turning these goals into reality and be recognised as key partners for their governments. During a brainstorming session, participants drafted and presented their own advocacy plans of how libraries can contribute to progress towards the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Participants were awarded certificates of attendance upon completion of the two-day workshop. They were also encouraged to take an active part in sharing their libraries’ success stories via the IFLA Library Map of the World, which features success stories from all over the world to show how libraries are contributing to the UN SDGs.

Personal observation from Daria A. Belyakova, Deputy Director, LFL Rudomino Academy:

The workshop helped me obtain quite a few practical skills. I enjoyed its format. For two days we were immersed in a creative environment: we exchanged our views, played games and had fun. Of particular interest and challenge was a role play exercise to make one’s message heard in a mini-presentation (“Making an elevator pitch”). This presentation had to be very concise and compelling enough to be noticed by a person of influence or a decision-maker upon whom you supposedly happen in the lift for a mere three minutes."

Personal observation from Yelena I. Zimina, Chief Librarian, International Contacts Department, Russian State Library:

The workshop proved a success – intensive, interesting and thought-provoking."

Other participants also gave positive feedback pointing to the workshop’s cheerful atmosphere and the trainer’s truly engaging facilitation. The workshop was praised for its interactivity and abundance of new and helpful information, as well as for the handouts which were found useful by participants.

SEMINARIO PROFESIONAL INTERNACIONAL "BIBLIOTECAS PARA LA PAZ Y LA TRANSPARENCIA"

IFLA - Tue, 08/05/2018 - 20:25

El día jueves 26 de abril se desarrolló el Seminario Profesional Internacional "Bibliotecas para la Paz y la Transparencia", en el marco de la Reunión de Medio Término del Comité Permanente de la Sección América Latina y el Caribe de la IFLA,  el cual tuvo lugar en la Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación.

En el encuentro se debatieron los avances realizados por los países de la región LAC en la implementación del Programa Internacional de Advocacy de IFLA, el Tratado de Marrakech, el proyecto Global Vision y los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) de la Agenda 2030 de la ONU, en especial el Objetivo 16: Paz, Justicia e Instituciones Sólidas.

INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR "LIBRARIES FOR PEACE AND TRANSPARENCY"

IFLA - Tue, 08/05/2018 - 20:23

On Thursday, April 26, the International Professional Seminar "Libraries for Peace and Transparency" was held within the framework of the Mid-term Meeting of the Standing Committee of the IFLA Latin America and the Caribbean Section, which took place in the Library of the National Congress.

The meeting discussed the progress of the countries of the LAC region regarding the implementation of IFLA's International Advocacy Program, the Marrakesh Treaty, the Global Vision project and the Sustainable Development Goals (ODS) of the UN 2030 Agenda, especially Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Solid Institutions.

50° REUNIÓN NACIONAL DE BIBLIOTECARIOS

IFLA - Tue, 08/05/2018 - 20:13

La Asociación de Bibliotecarios Graduados de la República Argentina (ABGRA) realizó la edición 50° de la Reunión Nacional de Bibliotecarios; del 24 al 26 de abril y estas reuniones tuvieron la particularidad de llevarse a cabo en varias sedes simultáneamente: el CCK, la Biblioteca Nacional Mariano Moreno, la Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación y la Biblioteca Nacional de Maestros.

Asimismo este distinguido evento contó con la presencia de los miembros del Comité Permanente para América Latina y el Caribe de IFLA, quienes se encontraban presentes en Buenos Aires para participar de la reunión de Medio Término del Comité.

Del 24 al 26 de abril, los profesionales y trabajadores de bibliotecas compartieron experiencias por áreas temáticas: Bibliotecas de Salud y Medio Ambiente; Ciencia y Técnica; Universitarias; Agropecuarias, Forestales, Pesqueras y Veterinarias; Escolares; Públicas y Populares; Jurídicas y por las redes RECIARIA.

50th NATIONAL MEETING OF LIBRARIANS

IFLA - Tue, 08/05/2018 - 20:12

The Association of Graduate Librarians of The Argentine Republic (ABGRA) held the 50th edition of the National Meeting of Librarians; from April 24 to 26. These meetings had the particularity of being held in several headquarters simultaneously: the CCK, the Mariano Moreno National Library, the Library of the National Congress, and the National Library of Teachers.

This important event was also attended by the members of the IFLA Standing Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean, who were in Buenos Aires to participate in the Mid-Term Committee meeting.

From April 24 to 26, library professionals and workers shared their experiences in different thematic  areas: Health and Environmental Libraries; Science and Technique Libraries; Universitary Libraries; Farming, Forestry, Fisheries and Veterinary Libraries; School Libraries, Public and Popular Libraries; Legal Libraries and in the RECIARIA networks

REUNIÓN DE MEDIO TÉRMINO DEL COMITÉ PERMANENTE DE IFLA-LAC

IFLA - Tue, 08/05/2018 - 20:05

El 26 y 27 de abril se llevó a cabo la Reunión de Medio Término del Comité Permanente de IFLA-LAC, que reunió en Buenos Aires a profesionales del ámbito bibliotecario internacional, con la presencia de representantes de Brasil, España, Costa Rica, México, Perú, Chile, El Salvador, Colombia, Cuba, Argentina y Uruguay.

La reunión se realizó en la sede central de la Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación Argentina, actual sede de la Oficina Regional para América Latina y el Caribe de IFLA.

MID-TERM MEETING OF THE IFLA-LAC STANDING COMMITTEE

IFLA - Tue, 08/05/2018 - 20:04

On April 26 and 27, the Mid-term Meeting of the IFLA-LAC Standing Committee was held. Il took place in Buenos Aires and was attended by professionals from the international library sector and representatives of Brazil, Spain, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Chile, El Salvador, Colombia, Cuba, Argentina and Uruguay.

The meeting was held at the headquarters of the Library of the National Congress, which is the headquarters of the IFLA Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean.

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