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Ask Me Anything webinar on DSpace

EIFL news and events - Wed, 30/10/2019 - 19:36

Thinking about setting up your open access repository with DSpace and don’t know how to get started and install and configure the software? Already using DSpace and have some questions about customization, back-up procedures, troubleshooting and other repository maintenance issues? Thinking about upgrading to a newer version and need some advice? Not sure whether you’re filling in metadata correctly? Have questions about content submission workflows?  Any other questions about handling DSpace?

Ask Me Anything webinar on DSpace

EIFL-OA news and events - Wed, 30/10/2019 - 19:36

Thinking about setting up your open access repository with DSpace and don’t know how to get started and install and configure the software? Already using DSpace and have some questions about customization, back-up procedures, troubleshooting and other repository maintenance issues? Thinking about upgrading to a newer version and need some advice? Not sure whether you’re filling in metadata correctly? Have questions about content submission workflows?  Any other questions about handling DSpace?

Zambian librarians to attend workshop

EIFL - FOSS news - Wed, 30/10/2019 - 19:15

Fifty Zambian librarians representing public, special, school and academic libraries in northern Zambia have been invited to attend a one-day workshop on project management in libraries, and communications and advocacy.

Training is being conducted by five Zambian public library trainers: Kalaba Mweni from Mansa Provincial Library; Constance Chilipa from Solwezi Provincial Library; Thomas Mubanga from Kasama Provincial Library; Dominic Chitondo from Kitwe City Council Public Library, and Pezo Kajimalwendo from Ndola City Council Public Library. 

Zambian librarians to attend workshop

EIFL news and events - Wed, 30/10/2019 - 19:15

Fifty Zambian librarians representing public, special, school and academic libraries in northern Zambia have been invited to attend a one-day workshop on project management in libraries, and communications and advocacy.

Training is being conducted by five Zambian public library trainers: Kalaba Mweni from Mansa Provincial Library; Constance Chilipa from Solwezi Provincial Library; Thomas Mubanga from Kasama Provincial Library; Dominic Chitondo from Kitwe City Council Public Library, and Pezo Kajimalwendo from Ndola City Council Public Library. 

Zambian librarians to attend workshop

EIFL-OA news and events - Wed, 30/10/2019 - 19:15

Fifty Zambian librarians representing public, special, school and academic libraries in northern Zambia have been invited to attend a one-day workshop on project management in libraries, and communications and advocacy.

Training is being conducted by five Zambian public library trainers: Kalaba Mweni from Mansa Provincial Library; Constance Chilipa from Solwezi Provincial Library; Thomas Mubanga from Kasama Provincial Library; Dominic Chitondo from Kitwe City Council Public Library, and Pezo Kajimalwendo from Ndola City Council Public Library. 

Experiment & Innovate: ‘Open A GLAM Lab’ Book Launched

LIBER news - Wed, 30/10/2019 - 14:47

We are very happy to share the launch of the Open a GLAM Lab book: a freely-available publication which shares the experiences of 16 global ‘Labbers’ from across the globe. It introduces readers to everything they need to know about setting up, maintaining and innovating a GLAM (Gallery, Library, Archive and Museum) organisation through a…

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Register for Islandora and Fedora Camp in Arizona, February 24-26, 2020

DSpace news - Tue, 29/10/2019 - 19:06

LYRASIS and the Islandora Foundation invite you to attend the first Islandora and Fedora Camp at Arizona State University, February 24-26, 2020: https://www.lyrasis.org/Content/Pages/Event-Details.aspx?Eid=5F12A402-E7F4-E911-80FE-00155D73CF3B.

Islandora is an open-source software framework designed to help institutions and organizations and their audiences collaboratively manage, and discover digital assets using a best-practices framework.  Islandora was originally developed by the University of Prince Edward Island’s Robertson Library, but is now implemented and contributed to by an ever-growing international community.

Fedora is the robust, modular, open source repository platform for the management and dissemination of digital content. Fedora is used in a wide variety of institutions including libraries, museums, archives, and government organizations.

Islandora and Fedora Camp, hosted by Arizona State University Libraries, offers everyone a chance to dive in and learn all about the latest versions of Islandora and Fedora.

Training will begin with the basics and build toward more advanced concepts–no prior Islandora or Fedora experience is required. Participants can expect to come away with a deep dive Islandora and Fedora learning experience coupled with multiple opportunities for applying hands-on techniques working with experienced trainers from both communities.

Recent Islandora Camps include the Switzerland camp at Lib4RI, the California camp at San Diego State University, and the Halifax camp at Mount Saint Vincent University. Recent Fedora Camps include the Atlanta camp at Emory University, the NASA camp at Goddard Space Flight Center, and the Texas camp at UT Austin.

The camp curriculum will provide a comprehensive overview of Islandora 8 and Fedora 5 by exploring such topics as:

• Core & Integrated features
• Data modeling and linked data
• Content and metadata management
• Migrating to Islandora 8 and Fedora 5
• Deploying Fedora and Islandora in production
• Preservation Services

The curriculum will be delivered by a knowledgeable team of instructors from the Islandora and Fedora communities, including:

• David Wilcox, Fedora Program Leader, LYRASIS
• Melissa Anez, Islandora Project and Community Manager, Islandora Foundation
• Bethany Seeger, Digital Library Software Developer, Amherst College
• Seth Shaw, Application Developer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
• Danny Lamb, Technical Lead, Islandora Foundation

Register [1] today and join us in Arizona! Register by January 13, 2020 to receive a $50 early bird discount using the promo code: FC20EB.

[1] https://www.lyrasis.org/Content/Pages/Event-Details.aspx?Eid=5F12A40

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Transforming IFLA Together with the Global Library Community

IFLA - Tue, 29/10/2019 - 18:12

 

IFLA’s Governance review is officially underway and we already have an impressive and encouraging response. Let’s have a look at the first steps aimed at optimising IFLA as an organisation!

How do we optimise IFLA?

IFLA is embarking on a journey, and we cannot do it alone. Launching the new strategy 2019-2024 was only the beginning. In order to achieve our mission, we must first optimise our organisation, focussing our efforts on building a united and connected library field.

This is why in September 2019, IFLA began a year-long Governance review. IFLA’s President, leadership, and a network of stakeholders will review the Governance, Strategic Committees and Professional Units of IFLA. At the end of this process, they will present a proposal for improving their effectiveness to the General Assembly in August 2020.

Input from IFLA Members and Professional Units

In the same spirit of inclusion, participation, collaboration and transparency as we saw with the Global Vision and IFLA Strategy, we began the Review by asking our Members and Professional Units to share their ideas.

It is only in this way that we can build an IFLA that represents and works for the global library field most efficiently. And they took us up on the offer!

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner said:

   

The response rate was both impressive and encouraging. We were excited to see such an enthusiastic response from across our global community. These ideas are being reviewed and will be vital to informing leadership throughout the Governance Review.

This is the next step in our transformative work together as a global library community – and we look forward to continuing together in a spirit of collaboration and transparency.

Stay tuned for more information as the process continues!

NDSA Announces the Levels of Digital Preservation 2.0

DSpace news - Tue, 29/10/2019 - 18:07

From Carol Kussmann, University of Minnesota Libraries

After over a year of hard work, the NDSA (National Digital Stewardship Alliance) Levels of Digital Preservation Working group announces the Levels of Digital Preservation 2.0!

In 2018 the NDSA sent out a call to the larger digital preservation community asking for interest in updating the Levels of Preservation.  Response was high – 125 individuals responded! NDSA then convened the Levels of Preservation Working group, which divided up into subgroups to tackle the many areas the community wanted to see addressed in a Levels Reboot. Individuals worked with their chosen subgroups.   

The Implementation Subgroup, led by Corey Davis and Eleni Castro, surveyed the community to see how the Levels had been used in the past and what people liked and didn’t like.  This information was one of the sources used to assist with the revision of the Levels Matrix. The survey results are available on the NDSA OSF site.  

The Revisions Subgroup, led by Karen Cariani and Dan Noonan, met almost weekly for months to address the community’s needs and concerns about updating the Levels Matrix.  Their dedicated work produced the updated Levels Matrix and Implementation Guide.

The Assessment Subgroup, led by Carol Kussmann and Amy Rudersdorf, worked to further explore how the Levels had been used as an assessment.  A report of findings was published on the NDSA OSF site.  In addition, an Assessment Tool that is based on the updated Levels Matrix was created to be used as part of an assessment.  

The Curatorial Subgroup, led by Bradley Daigle and Angela Beking have a public draft available of both the visual and written components. The Curatorial work is meant to form the basis of a series of discussion and decision points around how collections materials can be mapped to the Levels and other elements within an organizations’ preservation strategy.   

The next steps are to create a subgroup to address the development of strategy and additional materials to support the Levels of Digital Preservation v2.0 educational and advocacy efforts. Please contact Bradley Daigle at ndsa.digipres [at] gmail [dot] com if you are interested in working on this or being added to the Levels of Preservation Google Group.  

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NDSA Announces the Levels of Digital Preservation 2.0

DSpace news - Tue, 29/10/2019 - 18:07

From Carol Kussmann, University of Minnesota Libraries

After over a year of hard work, the NDSA (National Digital Stewardship Alliance) Levels of Digital Preservation Working group announces the Levels of Digital Preservation 2.0!

In 2018 the NDSA sent out a call to the larger digital preservation community asking for interest in updating the Levels of Preservation.  Response was high – 125 individuals responded! NDSA then convened the Levels of Preservation Working group, which divided up into subgroups to tackle the many areas the community wanted to see addressed in a Levels Reboot. Individuals worked with their chosen subgroups.   

The Implementation Subgroup, led by Corey Davis and Eleni Castro, surveyed the community to see how the Levels had been used in the past and what people liked and didn’t like.  This information was one of the sources used to assist with the revision of the Levels Matrix. The survey results are available on the NDSA OSF site.  

The Revisions Subgroup, led by Karen Cariani and Dan Noonan, met almost weekly for months to address the community’s needs and concerns about updating the Levels Matrix.  Their dedicated work produced the updated Levels Matrix and Implementation Guide.

The Assessment Subgroup, led by Carol Kussmann and Amy Rudersdorf, worked to further explore how the Levels had been used as an assessment.  A report of findings was published on the NDSA OSF site.  In addition, an Assessment Tool that is based on the updated Levels Matrix was created to be used as part of an assessment.  

The Curatorial Subgroup, led by Bradley Daigle and Angela Beking have a public draft available of both the visual and written components. The Curatorial work is meant to form the basis of a series of discussion and decision points around how collections materials can be mapped to the Levels and other elements within an organizations’ preservation strategy.   

The next steps are to create a subgroup to address the development of strategy and additional materials to support the Levels of Digital Preservation v2.0 educational and advocacy efforts. Please contact Bradley Daigle at ndsa.digipres [at] gmail [dot] com if you are interested in working on this or being added to the Levels of Preservation Google Group.  

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VIVO Scholar Town Hall–Wednesday Nov 6

DSpace news - Tue, 29/10/2019 - 00:26

From Julia Trimmer, Duke University

The next VIVO Scholar Town Hall will be held next week on Wednesday November 6 at 11:00 EST. (Note that in the U.S. most of our clocks get re-set to an hour earlier, back to Standard Time, on Sunday November 3.)

Next week’s call is open to everyone. It’s not a “developers-only” call. We’ll talk about:

  • Recent development work
  • New revised milestones
  • What’s planned for the next few months
  • Other topics as needed

We look forward to answering your questions and listening to your feedback.

To connect go to: https://lyrasis.zoom.us/my/vivo1

One tap mobile:

US: +16699006833,,9358074182# or +19292056099,,9358074182#

Or Telephone:

US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 929 205 6099 or 877 853 5257

Meeting ID: 935 807 4182

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aeANHanzED

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Workshop for 30 Zambian librarians

EIFL-OA news and events - Mon, 28/10/2019 - 19:12

Five Zambian public library trainers are to conduct a one-day workshop on ICT skills and communications and advocacy for 30 librarians representing public, special, school and academic libraries. The trainees come four provinces: Lusaka, Southern, Western and Eastern provinces.

Workshop for 30 Zambian librarians

EIFL - FOSS news - Mon, 28/10/2019 - 19:12

Five Zambian public library trainers are to conduct a one-day workshop on ICT skills and communications and advocacy for 30 librarians representing public, special, school and academic libraries. The trainees come four provinces: Lusaka, Southern, Western and Eastern provinces.

Workshop for 30 Zambian librarians

EIFL news and events - Mon, 28/10/2019 - 19:12

Five Zambian public library trainers are to conduct a one-day workshop on ICT skills and communications and advocacy for 30 librarians representing public, special, school and academic libraries. The trainees come four provinces: Lusaka, Southern, Western and Eastern provinces.

Maintaining the Pressure for Better Laws for Libraries: IFLA Continues to Engage at WIPO

IFLA - Mon, 28/10/2019 - 18:50

The 39th meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights saw the shape of a possible agreement on preservation emerge, but also continued opposition from countries denying the reality of cross-border collaboration between libraries.

From 21 to 25 October 2019, the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) held its 39th meeting in Geneva.

The objective of this committee is to promote a balanced copyright regime, through adopting international copyright rules and recommendations.

At the 39th SCCR, IFLA engaged in discussions with Member States on exceptions and limitations to copyright for libraries, archives, museums, education and research. These are the provisions, in law, that allow libraries to carry out activities such as preservation, lending or taking copies for research.

Making the Voice of Libraries Heard

Working with our partners, IFLA made the voices of libraries heard, highlighting the need for an international legal instrument to enable heritage institutions to continue their mission of heritage preservation, education and access to research.

We underlined that libraries have a unique, non-profit mission to allow society to access their heritage, and to support education and research.

However, too many countries do not have the legal framework necessary to allow for digitization of heritage collections in order to preserve them from deterioration, climate change-related disasters or conflicts.

Furthermore, the lack of international rules means that cross-border collaborations – for example digital unification projects or preservation networks – face uncertainty and risk being abandoned.

An Emerging Agreement Still Faces Resistance

Coming out of the three regional workshops organised by WIPO, there appeared to be growing consensus on the need to act to ensure preservation, and in particular to pass rules that would allow libraries to work across borders.

Even member states that had reservations about more ambitious steps seemed to agree on the value of preservation as a first step. Those which have traditionally focused on helping libraries and their users continued to speak up.

However, a number of Member States – primarily richer ones in the European Union (EU) – continued to pretend that there was no need for any meaningful action.

They were helped in this by the prominence given to promoting licencing solutions in the design of the programme of the international conference held at the end of the previous week.

While licencing plays an important role in giving access to works, it is simply not appropriate in all situations. Even where it can play a role, solutions can be inefficient, non-transparent, or simply not work well for libraries.

The resistance to action risks effectively setting back by years efforts to ensure that libraries in every country have the laws they need to be able to preserve their heritage.

It is particularly hard to understand when the EU itself has recently passed its own laws which bring copyright rules for preservation into the digital age.

Next Steps

In the face of the denial of the need to act, it was necessary for IFLA to work hard to maintain the focus on the original mandate of the Committee – to agree on an international instrument – as agreed by the General Assembly in 2012.

With thanks to all those who engaged, these efforts paid off, and we have a further seven months to advocate for international action with national governments.

IFLA will be in contact with its members, and encourages all others who believe that libraries should be able to carry out their missions in a digital, globalised world, to bring this message to the attention of their copyright offices.

We invite you to look at the documents produced in this context:

Our report from the International Conference.

Reports from the regional workshops in Singapore, Nairobi and Santo Domingo.

Our infographics on limitations and exceptions around the world (at bottom), and summary analysis

Our guide "Get Into WIPO"

EIFL signs new agreement with De Gruyter

eifl licensing news - Mon, 28/10/2019 - 17:07

EIFL’s new agreement with the academic publisher De Gruyter offers authors from EIFL partner countries the option of publishing their articles in open access for free or at discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs) in De Gruyter’s over 440 fully open access and hybrid journals. 

The agreement, which is valid until December 2021, also provides free and discounted access to De Gruyter journals.

EIFL signs new agreement with De Gruyter

EIFL-OA news and events - Mon, 28/10/2019 - 17:07

EIFL’s new agreement with the academic publisher De Gruyter offers authors from EIFL partner countries the option of publishing their articles in open access for free or at discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs) in De Gruyter’s over 440 fully open access and hybrid journals. 

The agreement, which is valid until December 2021, also provides free and discounted access to De Gruyter journals.

EIFL signs new agreement with De Gruyter

EIFL - FOSS news - Mon, 28/10/2019 - 17:07

EIFL’s new agreement with the academic publisher De Gruyter offers authors from EIFL partner countries the option of publishing their articles in open access for free or at discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs) in De Gruyter’s over 440 fully open access and hybrid journals. 

The agreement, which is valid until December 2021, also provides free and discounted access to De Gruyter journals.

EIFL signs new agreement with De Gruyter

EIFL news and events - Mon, 28/10/2019 - 17:07

EIFL’s new agreement with the academic publisher De Gruyter offers authors from EIFL partner countries the option of publishing their articles in open access for free or at discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs) in De Gruyter’s over 440 fully open access and hybrid journals. 

The agreement, which is valid until December 2021, also provides free and discounted access to De Gruyter journals.

Learning to rethink library spaces

EIFL - FOSS news - Mon, 28/10/2019 - 16:40

Seventeen trainers from public libraries in Namibia will attend an EIFL workshop on how to rethink library spaces, and use them in innovative and creative ways. 

The 17 trainees were selected by Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS) to become trainers within the NLAS network of 65 public libraries. They will pass on their learning and skills to other librarians in the NLAS network. 

Library spaces training helps librarians to develop and lead action plans for redesigning library spaces, with limited or even no budget.

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