Feed aggregator


IFLA - Tue, 08/05/2018 - 19:55

Se realizó en la sede de la Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación Argentina el 1º Encuentro de Bibliotecas Parlamentarias de la República Argentina. Este encuentro fue organizado por la BCN junto con la Asociación Civil de Bibliotecarios Jurídicos (ACBJ).

Maria Eugenia Naiaretti (Presidente de ACBJ)  expresó que: “El objetivo es fortalecer las relaciones interinstitucionales entre las bibliotecas parlamentarias del país, relanzar la Red Federal de Bibliotecas Parlamentarias – REFBIPAR e informar sobre la conformación de la Red de Bibliotecas y Servicios de Información Parlamentaria de América Latina, que tuvo su puntapié inicial con la Declaración de Valparaíso y que se conformó en noviembre pasado en el encuentro realizado en la Cámara de Diputados de México.”

“Esta declaración tiende a crear la Red de Bibliotecas Parlamentarias de América Latina y el Caribe, teniendo la misma idea y la misma línea fundacional que la REFBIPAR, en la contribución permanente de mejorar la calidad de vida a los habitantes de América Latina mejorando sus leyes”, señaló Alejandro Santa, Director Coordinador General de la Biblioteca del Congreso.


IFLA - Tue, 08/05/2018 - 19:52

The 1° Meeting of Parliamentary Libraries of the Argentine Republic was held at the Library of the National Congress of Argentina. This meeting was organized by the BCN together with the Civil Association of Law Librarians (ACBJ).

Maria Eugenia Naiaretti (President of ACBJ) said that: "The objective is to strengthen inter-institutional relations between the parliamentary libraries of the country, to relaunch the Federal Network of Parliamentary Libraries (REFBIPAR) and to inform about the structure of the Network of Libraries and Parliamentary Information Services of Latin America, which kicked off with the Valparaíso Declaration and which was formed last November at the meeting held in the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico."

"This declaration tends to create the Network of Parliamentary Libraries of Latin America and the Caribbean, having the same concept and the same foundational line as REFBIPAR, regarding the continuous contribution of improving the quality of life to the inhabitants of Latin America by improving their laws", Alejandro Santa said, Director of General Coordination of the Library of the National Congress.

2019 IFLA ILDS Conference Location Announced

IFLA - Tue, 08/05/2018 - 14:38

The Governing Board of IFLA has accepted the recommendation of the Document Delivery and Resource Sharing standing committee in which the committee has recommended Prague, Czech Republic to host the 2019 ILDS (Interlending and Document Supply) Conference. 

The local hosting organization is National Library of Technology (NTK).  The Conference will be held on 9-11 October 2019. The call for papers and a conference website will be made public during the second half of 2018.

The DDRS Standing Committee will work closely with the local host to organize the conference. If you have any question on the conference, please contact us

Registration Open: “Supporting a VIVO Regional Community” Webinar

DSpace news - Mon, 07/05/2018 - 21:12

DuraSpace presents a community webinar,

“Supporting a VIVO Regional Community” on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 11:00a.m. ET (time zone converter).  Presented by Christian Hauschke, VIVO Coordinator, German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB).

VIVO is member-supported, open source software and an ontology for representing scholarship.  VIVO supports recording, editing, searching, browsing, and visualizing scholarly activity. VIVO encourages showcasing the scholarly record, research discovery, expert finding, network analysis, and assessment of research impact.  When installed and populated with researcher interests, activities, and accomplishments by an institution, VIVO enables the discovery of research and scholarship across disciplines at that institution and beyond.

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. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Register Today!


The post Registration Open: “Supporting a VIVO Regional Community” Webinar appeared first on Duraspace.org.

Survey on rare materials cataloguing with RDA

IFLA - Mon, 07/05/2018 - 17:30

In the last years an increasing number of libraries are adopting RDA as a cataloguing standard. Still, what happens to their rare materials? Is RDA fit for the description of their rare books, their manuscripts, their graphic and cartographic materials, their music? Will it be able to overtake extremely detailed rules such as DCRM or ISBD? Probably not by itself, although the RSC, aware of the complexity of the situation, already has a Rare Materials Working Group managing some of the points where RDA collides with the needs of the description of rare materials. But it could very well accomplish it thanks to policy statements such as the forthcoming RBMS ones for rare books.

What are libraries with special collections planning to do? Will they refuse to adopt RDA for rare materials if it does not suit them? Will they decide to make simple records using RDA proper? Will they develop detailed policy statements of their own? Or maybe align with other institution’s ones? To get an accurate and worldwide overview of the plans, institutions have regarding these matters, the Rare Books and Special Collections Section has developed a survey on the implementation of RDA in rare materials cataloguing. Its aim is to reach as many institutions all around the world as possible in order to get the most precise overview.

The survey is already available here and will be open until July the 6th. Thanks to all the Rare Materials Cataloguing Community for answering it and contributing to its circulation!

Webinar Video: Turning FAIR Data Into Reality

LIBER news - Mon, 07/05/2018 - 12:22

What role can the library community play in supporting the adoption of FAIR data practices? In April 2018, LIBER’s Research Data Management group hosted a webinar Turning FAIR Data Into Reality — Progress and Plans from the European Commission FAIR Data Expert Group. Simon Hodson, Executive Director of CODATA and Chair of the European Commission’s…

The post Webinar Video: Turning FAIR Data Into Reality appeared first on LIBER.

IFLA Global Vision heads to The Middle East and North Africa region

IFLA - Fri, 04/05/2018 - 15:02

Next week sees the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region's turn to discuss their ideas for actions as the IFLA Global Vision discussion reaches the splendid National Library of Tunisia on 8 – 10 May and the Global Vision team cannot wait to begin!  

With two successful IFLA Global Vision regional workshops already achieved (Latin America and the Caribbean and North America), the MENA workshop marks the halfway point in our Regional tour, which has been generating phenomenal ideas to turn the vision into reality.  

The packed programme will use the unique content within the IFLA Global Vision Report Summary to discuss, creatively, ideas for actions and explore in detail each of the top 10 Highlights and Opportunities, as revealed in the Report Summary launch in March 2018.   

Ideas for actions

Collecting ideas for actions is the next step we need to take to transform our global vision into reality.  But what does this term mean? Quite simply, we want as many diverse, exciting, practical, strategic, creative, and useful ideas which will convert the IFLA Global Vision Highlights and Opportunities into actions.  Every idea counts at this stage. From the strategic to the practical and operational, IFLA will synthesise each idea and add it to our 'ideas store', which will be an inspirational source for librarians and our library friends around the world.  

It promises to be an exciting few days with many special moments that we look forward to sharing!  


Declaración del Secretario General de la IFLA en la reforma mexicana de derechos de autor

IFLA - Fri, 04/05/2018 - 13:04
La declaración presentada a continuación fue hecha por el Secretario General de la IFLA el día 4 de Mayo de 2018.

En nombre de las bibliotecas y sus usuarios en México y en todo el mundo, considero preocupante el texto del proyecto de ley recientemente votado en el Senado mexicano. El texto en cuestión permitiría que contenido como artículos, vídeos y otras obras fueran retiradas de internet, o que su acceso público fuera eliminado, ante una mínima sospecha de infracción de derechos de autor.

Las disposiciones, acordadas sin un debate serio y riguroso, parecen desproporcionadas e innecesariamente restrictivas de derechos fundamentales como la libertad de acceso a la información y la libertad de expresión. Es posible que sitios web y otros sitios que alojan contenido, incluidas las bibliotecas, se vean obligados a eliminar materiales, y puede incluso que sus propios equipos (servidores, fotocopiadoras y otros) sean incautados sin pruebas firmes.

En su apoyo a los Principios de Manila, la IFLA subrayó su oposición a toda restricción de contenido que no sea transparente, no siga el debido proceso y no otorgue a las plataformas y productores de contenido el derecho de responder. La propuesta mexicana no respeta estos principios, y conduciría fácilmente a la eliminación de artículos, videos y otras obras no infractoras de derechos.

Las bibliotecas respetan los derechos de autor y consideran que aquellos que crean obras deben poder ganarse la vida con ello. Sin embargo, la propuesta mexicana dañará la creatividad y las instituciones y plataformas que la fomentan. Pido al gobierno y al Parlamento que detengan estos cambios, al menos hasta que se realice una consulta adecuada respecto al impacto de los cambios propuestos.


Gerald Leitner

Secretario General de la IFLA

IFLA Secretary General's Statement on the Mexican copyright reform

IFLA - Fri, 04/05/2018 - 13:00
The following statement is made by IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner, on 4 May 2018

On behalf of libraries and their users in Mexico and around the world, I am concerned to hear about a reform recently voted in the Mexican Senate. The law in question would allow for articles, videos and other works to be taken offline or removed from public access on the mere suspicion of copyright infringement.

The proposed provisions, themselves agreed without serious debate, appear to be disproportionate and unnecessarily restrictive of the fundamental human rights of freedom of access to information and freedom of expression. Websites and others which host content – including libraries – may not only be forced to remove materials, but may even see their own equipment – servers, photocopiers and others – seized, without firm evidence.

In endorsing the Manila Principles, IFLA underlined its opposition to restrictions on content that are not transparent, do not follow due process, and do not give platforms and producers the right of reply. The Mexican proposals would do none of these things, and would all too easily lead to legitimate articles, videos, and other works being removed.  

Libraries respect copyright, and the fact that those who create works need to have the opportunity to earn a living from them. The Mexican proposals will harm creativity and the institutions and platforms that encourage it. I call on the government and parliament to halt these changes at least until adequate consultation occurs regarding the impact of the proposed changes.


Gerald Leitner

IFLA Secretary General

EIFL extends agreement with Credo Reference

eifl licensing news - Fri, 04/05/2018 - 11:47

EIFL has signed a three-year renewal agreement with Credo Reference, an online reference database with authoritative content from over 700 e-book titles, covering major topics in the arts, humanities and sciences.

The agreement, which runs until 2021, is available to library consortia and libraries in 37 EIFL partner countries.

Among Credo Reference’s many special features are:

EIFL extends agreement with Credo Reference

EIFL-OA news and events - Fri, 04/05/2018 - 11:47

EIFL has signed a three-year renewal agreement with Credo Reference, an online reference database with authoritative content from over 700 e-book titles, covering major topics in the arts, humanities and sciences.

The agreement, which runs until 2021, is available to library consortia and libraries in 37 EIFL partner countries.

Among Credo Reference’s many special features are:

Practical Solutions to Global Challenges: Libraries Speak at Arab Sustainable Development Forum

IFLA - Fri, 04/05/2018 - 11:11

​Faced with major challenges around literacy and making best use of information and knowledge, the Arab world needs its libraries as much as ever. With them, development can work for everyone. IFLA attended the Arab Sustainable Development Forum (AFSD) 2018, underlining that political discussions had to be followed with practical action, and that in this, libraries were key players.

The fourth of the five regional conferences organised by the UN ahead of this year’s High Level Political Forum, the Arab Forum on Sustainable Development took place on 22-24 April in Beirut, Lebanon. Fawz Abdallah and Randa Chidiac from the Lebanese Library Association (LLA) represented IFLA, participating in sessions, making the case for libraries, and talking to attendees about the importance of working with our institutions.

The conferences, each organised by one of the UN’s regional economic and social commissions, focus on reviewing progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals at a regional level. They are a forum for sharing ideas and best practices, and developing a message to send to the global meeting in New York. In particular, it is an opportunity to support those countries undertaking voluntary national reviews of their own practices.

In a region that has seen – and continues to see – serious upheaval in recent years, there was much optimism about the future. Nonetheless, as the Syrian representative noted, the Sustainable Development Goals are an ongoing mission, not something that can be ticked off the list.

With libraries working in the areas covered by the goals long before the 2030 Agenda was developed, this sense of a long-term mission is clear for our institutions.

Too many, in the Arab world and elsewhere, still struggle with inadequate levels of literacy, and more can be done to promote home-grown innovation and provide access to information to tackle a range of social challenges. The practical help they can offer in promoting literacy, as a backbone for science and research, and as guardians of cultural heritage should be recognised and supported.

Dr Abdallah and Ms Chidiac took part in discussions, underlining this role, and distributed IFLA materials about how libraries deliver all of the SDGs. They also made important contacts with national politicians, and UN officials, opening up the possibility for rich collaboration in the years to come.

Read more about IFLA’s work on libraries and development, and about the regional fora in Europe and North America, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean. The African forum takes place on 2-4 May.  

LIBER President Joins DORA Board

LIBER news - Fri, 04/05/2018 - 10:26

LIBER’s President, Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen, has joined the advisory board of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). DORA was created as a way of addressing the need to improve ways in which the output of scientific research is evaluated by funding agencies, academic institutions, and other parties. Its advisory board oversees the strategy of DORA and its…

The post LIBER President Joins DORA Board appeared first on LIBER.

Strengthening ties between DuraSpace and the Islandora Foundation

DSpace news - Thu, 03/05/2018 - 20:54

DuraSpace is pleased to announce a new formal working relationship with the Islandora Foundation, a Canadian non-profit that fosters the Islandora repository community and codebase.

More than two hundred repositories worldwide are built on Islandora, a popular digital asset management platform using Fedora as a back-end repository.

The relationship between DuraSpace and the Islandora Foundation will be strengthened by the Foundation’s new bronze-level membership with DuraSpace. The membership will aid the Foundation by:

  • Providing support for community announcements and events,
  • Eligibility to vote on an at-large Member representative to the DuraSpace board,
  • Eligibility to nominate representatives of the Fedora Leadership Group,
  • Involvement in the annual DuraSpace summit,
  • Bi-monthly meetings between DuraSpace, Fedora, and Foundation staff to stay abreast of community initiatives, and
  • Planning meetings between subset of the Fedora Leaders Group and the Islandora Foundation Board of Directors in the coming months.

These initiatives will add to existing collaborations between DuraSpace, Fedora community members, and Islandora community members, including:

  • Islandora representation on the Fedora specification editorial team and Fedora Leadership teams,
  • Islandora representation on a Fedora advisory group for a proposed planning grant project,
  • Joint planning and execution of a data migration stories project, and
  • Use of the DuraSpace wiki and JIRA ticketing systems.

DuraSpace CEO, Debra Hanken Kurtz, says “Our mission aligns well with that of the Foundation. Formalizing our collaboration will help us to be more intentional and strategic in our approach to support each other as peers working toward common goals”.

Mark Jordan, chair of the Islandora Foundation Board of Directors says “The Islandora Foundation is very much looking forward to working more closely with DuraSpace to strengthen our collective communities and promote the use of open repository platforms.”

For more information on this working relationship with the Islandora Foundation and DuraSpace, please contact Erin Tripp (etripp@duraspace.org).

The post Strengthening ties between DuraSpace and the Islandora Foundation appeared first on Duraspace.org.

ამერიკული რეკლამისა და მარკეტინგის ისტორია მკითხველებისთვის

ამერიკული რეკლამისა და მარკეტინგის ისტორია მკითხველებისთვის

4 მაისიდან ერთი თვის ვადით, საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის შენობებში ჩართული იქნება საერთაშორისო ციფრული ბიბლიოთეკის ციფრული ბაზა ”ჯ. ვალტერ ტომპსონი: ამერიკული რეკლამა”. დაინტერესებულ მკითხველებს შეუძლიათ, მსოფლიოში პირველი და დღემდე უდიდესი სარეკლამო კომპანიის მუშაობას, ისტორიასა და პროდუქტებს გაეცნონ. მასალები წარმოგვიდგენს მეოცე საუკუნის კულტურის, სოციალურ, ბიზნესის, მარკეტინგის, სამომხმარებლო და ეკონომიკურ ისტორიას.

სრული ტექსტი

-- Delivered by Feed43 service

COAR Annual Meeting 2018

EIFL-OA news and events - Thu, 03/05/2018 - 13:57

EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma will participate in the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) Annual Meeting and pre-conference sessions. The meetings bring together representatives of research performing and research funding organizations, and people involved in repository development from across the world.

Webinar: Open Research Data in H2020

EIFL-OA news and events - Thu, 03/05/2018 - 13:53

This webinar, on Horizon 2020 (H2020) requirements for Open Research Data, is the second in OpenAIRE’s series of two webinars for H2020 project coordinators, research administrators and researchers. EIFL is hosting and facilitating the two webinars.

The webinar will cover Open Research Data requirements in the H2020 framework programme for research and innovation, Data Management planning and how OpenAIRE can help.

Webinar: OA to Publications in H2020

EIFL-OA news and events - Thu, 03/05/2018 - 13:51

This webinar, on Horizon 2020 (H2020) requirements for open access (OA) to publications, is the first of two OpenAIRE webinars for H2020 project coordinators, research administrators and researchers.

EIFL is hosting and facilitating the two webinars. This webinar covers the OA mandate in the H2020 framework programme for research and innovation, what is expected of projects and how OpenAIRE can help. 

ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკაში ვახტანგ როდონაიას სახელობის ოთახი გაიხსნება

ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკაში ვახტანგ როდონაიას სახელობის ოთახი გაიხსნება

4 მაისს 19:00 საათზე საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის ვახტანგ მეექვსის კორპუსში (ცინცაძის ქ. 63) ლიტერატორის და პედაგოგის, ვახტანგ როდონაიას სახელობის ოთახი გაიხსნება.

სრული ტექსტი

-- Delivered by Feed43 service

Syndicate content