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Now available: ICP in German

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A German translation of the Statement of International Cataloguing Principles (2016 Edition with minor revisions, 2017) is now available. The translation has been edited by Renate Behrens, Ingeborg Töpler (Deutsche Nationalbibliothek) and Christian Aliverti (Schweizerische Nationalbibliothek NB).

A Feast of Ideas: IFLA President’s Meeting 2018

IFLA - პარ, 23/02/2018 - 17:55

With an impressive programme and an array of expert speakers, The IFLA President's Meeting 2018 promises to challenge, inform and stimulate participants! 

Preparations are already well advanced for the IFLA President’s Meeting 2018. This is a key moment in the library year to think strategically about our field. To do this, it is vital to take a step back, and to look at the trends, the environment, in which libraries work today.

To do this, we have an impressive cast of speakers with a wealth of experience, who will challenge, inform, and most importantly stimulate participants in our joint efforts to define a Global Vision. 

To start us on our way, IFLA is honoured to welcome Mercè Conesa i Pagès, President of the Barcelona regional council, who will place the work of libraries in the context of her efforts to promote sustainable development.

Our keynote speaker, Professor Rafael Ramirez, will then draw on his work with business and academia to share insights on how we can build scenarios for the future, and use these to plan our own action.

Three excellent panels will follow, sharing the latest lessons on building support, partnerships, and networks in a fast-changing society. Iskra Mihaylova MEP (Chair of the Regional Development Committee of the European Parliament), will share her perspectives on building successful policies, followed by Cassie Robinson (doteveryone) who will focus on the potential of the social economy and social finance.

Matt Finch (library storyteller) will explore the techniques and tools used to build partnerships, while Roger Baig Vinas (guifi.net) will share the practical experience of how such partnerships made it possible to set up an independent community-based Internet network.

Glyn Moody (author and journalist) will share his reflections on the impact of a networked society on the way information is used and shared, while Toby Green (Head of Publishing at the OECD) will give an example of how, through working together, smaller institutions can be successful in a digital world.

And to end the day, we will be launching the Global Vision Report, the climax of a year of unparalleled discussion and reflection within the library community.

The IFLA President’s Meeting will not just be food for thought, but a feast of ideas. 

Click here to find out how to register and book tickets.

Comments please! Open Science Training Handbook

EIFL-OA news and events - პარ, 23/02/2018 - 17:21

During a week-long ‘book sprint’ organized by the FOSTER project, experts from 10 countries, worked for five days to create the first draft of an online handbook for Open Science trainers.

The handbook authors and the FOSTER (Facilitating Open Science Training for European Research) project are now calling for comments on the draft handbook. Everyone who is interested in Open Science is invited to comment. The deadline for comments is 4 March 2018.

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3rd African Public Libraries Summit

EIFL-OA news and events - პარ, 23/02/2018 - 13:03

EIFL is to participate in the 3rd African Public Libraries Summit, which brings together public library leadership and librarians, government officials and other information professionals and stakeholders from across Africa.

The summit is organized and hosted by the African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA). This year’s summit theme is ‘Driving Development: African Public Libraries Delivering on The Development Agenda’.

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Restitution of Cultural Heritage – IFLA Calls on Europe to Act to Support Library Efforts

IFLA - ხუთ, 22/02/2018 - 21:31

Libraries are hosts to many invaluable works – books, manuscripts, maps, and other materials that contain the history of human ideas and knowledge.

 

Such documents are highly valuable, and are as much at risk of theft in times of disaster as sculptures or other artworks. In addition to efforts to prevent them from being stolen or looted, there need to be effective means of ensuring that these works can be returned.

 

The European Parliament is currently preparing a report on the restitution of cultural property that has been stolen in times of disaster or war. IFLA has shared its own views on this draft work, underlining the importance of improving our understanding how documentary heritage has changed hands throughout time. A particular priority will be the definition of metadata standards which enable manuscripts and specific copies of books to be identified.

 

IFLA looks forwards to further engagement with decision-makers on this important subjects.

 

You can download IFLA’s input as a pdf. Find out more about IFLA’s work on cultural heritage, and on rare books and special collections.

 

LIBER Argues For Copyright Reform in Brussels

LIBER news - ხუთ, 22/02/2018 - 18:12

On 20 February, LIBER was in Brussels along with colleagues from Science Europe and EARE for two copyright-related events: a breakfast in the European Parliament and a meeting with Mariya Gabriel, the Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society. In both cases, we stressed the need for copyright reform and a Text and Data Mining Exception…

The post LIBER Argues For Copyright Reform in Brussels appeared first on LIBER.

Looking ahead: EIFL’s plans for open access

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 21/02/2018 - 18:57

Open scholarship is growing in importance as a way of ensuring that there is global participation in research, improved quality and efficiency of education and science, and faster economic and social progress.

Over the next two years, the EIFL Open Access Programme will support open scholarship by focusing on four key areas: open access policies, open science training for early career researchers, sustainable open access journals and repositories, and Open Educational Resources.

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LIBRARY THEORY AND RESEARCH SECTION Newsletter • January 2018

IFLA - ოთხ, 21/02/2018 - 18:42

LIBRARY THEORY AND RESEARCH SECTION's January 2018 Newsletter is now available.

Table of Contents
  • Letter from the Chair
  • Reflections on the ongoing IFLA Global Vision Conversation: A spotlight on Library and Information Science (LIS) Education
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For more details please see our Newsletters webpage.

Thank you all and happy reading !

Partnership to train Ethiopia public librarians

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 21/02/2018 - 18:20

EIFL is delighted to announce a partnership with Goethe-Institut Addis Abeba to build digital technology skills of public librarians in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia.

The new partnership takes forward EIFL’s capacity building programme for public librarians in Ethiopia, in which EIFL is supporting modernization of 11 public libraries in Addis Ababa in partnership with the Addis Ababa Tourism Bureau.

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PERSIST Guidelines for digital heritage available in six languages

IFLA - ოთხ, 21/02/2018 - 18:12

The UNESCO PERSIST Project launched the UNESCO/PERSIST Guidelines for the selection of digital heritage for long-term preservation in 2016. The Guidelines provide an overarching starting point for heritage institutions when drafting their own policies on the selection of digital heritage for long-term sustainable digital preservation.

The PERSIST Guidelines for digital heritage has now been translated into six different languages.

The Guidelines are available in:

English
French
Dutch
Arabic
Lithuanian
Spanish

Read more about the UNESCO PERSIST Programme here.

11th RDA Plenary Meeting

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 21/02/2018 - 13:22

EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma will take part in the 11th RDA Plenary Meeting in Berlin, Germany.  The theme of the meeting is ‘From Data to Knowledge’.

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Offline Internet: Providing Access without a Connection

IFLA - სამ, 20/02/2018 - 22:21

For around half of the world’s population, Internet connectivity is not a reality. Often, this is simply because there are no cables, or a good enough mobile signal, where they live. Cut off from information about jobs, education or healthcare, the lack of access risks compounding their marginalisation.

A summit in Tempe, Arizona (United States) last month focused on the potential of ‘offline Internet’ – initiatives that bring the benefits of connectivity to those who do not have it – and how to ensure greater synergies between existing initiatives.  The summit was organised by Arizona State University and Internet Sans Frontières with the support of IFLA.

As a guide for this work, the summit agreed on the principle that access to the information commons must be recognised as a fundamental human right. Participants underlined that it is through working together on standards, tools and practical projects that those currently without Internet can be best served.

The group will now look to establish structures, goals and take the first steps towards achieving the objectives set out. The organisers welcome other organisations which can contribute to ensuring that no-one is deprived of access to information for want of a connection.

Download the declaration as a PDF

Six more Myanmar universities join EIFL project

eifl licensing news - სამ, 20/02/2018 - 17:51

Six more universities have joined the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project as part of an agreement between EIFL and the Myanmar Department of Higher Education to further develop university libraries and contribute to Myanmar’s national strategy for higher education reform.

EIFL’s work in Myanmar is made possible by the Open Society Foundations Higher Education Support Programme.

Six more Myanmar universities join EIFL project

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 20/02/2018 - 17:51

Six more universities have joined the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project as part of an agreement between EIFL and the Myanmar Department of Higher Education to further develop university libraries and contribute to Myanmar’s national strategy for higher education reform.

EIFL’s work in Myanmar is made possible by the Open Society Foundations Higher Education Support Programme.

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One Step Closer to Access: IFLA Welcomes Progress towards EU Ratification of Marrakesh

IFLA - სამ, 20/02/2018 - 16:16

Last week, the Council of Ministers of the European Union, representing its Member States, voted to approve the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty. This opens the way to the EU and its 28 Member States formally joining the Treaty in the summer, opening up many new possibilities for access to, and exchange of, books in accessible formats for people with print disabilities.  

The Marrakesh Treaty: A Major Step towards Access to Information Worldwide

 

The Marrakesh Treaty promises to remove needless copyright-related barriers to knowledge for people with print disabilities.

 

It responds to a market failure – the fact that companies were not ready or able to produce books and other works in formats that could be read by everyone – by giving its beneficiaries, and the libraries that serve them, the right to make and share accessible format copies, including across borders.

 

For the developing countries where most of those with print disabilities live, the potential of the Treaty can only be realised if the large numbers of accessible books in richer countries speaking major world languages become available.

 

This is why European ratification of the Treaty is so important, given the number of countries worldwide where French, English, Spanish and Portuguese are spoken. This ratification moved closer this week, as the Council of Ministers of the European Union gave its approval.

 

Libraries Ready to Realise the Potential

 

Libraries across the European Union – and in all other countries that have completed all relevant procedures – will soon be able to provide a wider range of books and materials to their communities. IFLA is currently working on a guide to help them do this.

 

IFLA, alongside other organisations sharing its mission to promote access to information, will continue to keep a close watch on the way national laws are updated within Europe. In the light of the overall objective of the Treaty, governments have a duty to avoid creating or maintaining financial or bureaucratic barriers for beneficiaries and libraries, such as supplementary charges or unnecessary form-filling.

 

IFLA Secretary-General Gerald Leitner commented:

The EU’s imminent ratification is not just good news for Europeans with print disabilities and the libraries that serve them, but for the entire global community. We look forward to seeing this potential realised, and will remain vigilant to ensure that national implementation does not allow for any back-sliding. 

 

Read IFLA’s guide to updating national laws in Europe to implement the Marrakesh Treaty.

PAC Regional Center for Arab Countries invites to participate in training course in Book Binding Conservation

IFLA - სამ, 20/02/2018 - 14:28

Qatar National Library (QNL) is pleased to invite all paper and book conservators and conservation technicians from libraries, cultural institutions and museums in Qatar and the Arab world to this 5-day hands-on training, conducted by Mireille Porterie – Owner of L’Atelierre.

The training is free of charge and is part of the 2017-2018 annual plan for the IFLA/PAC Regional Center for Arab Countries and the Middle East at QNL.

See the full invitation here.

For registration or any further information, please write to: qnlpac@qnl.qa

Joint SET/MLAS/CPDWL Call for Papers for IFLA 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

IFLA - სამ, 20/02/2018 - 03:53
Education and Training Section joint with Management of Library Associations Section and Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section
Theme: "Win-Win: building strong education, training and continuing professional development together with strong library associations"

New developments and trends both within the library and information arena and in society, with increased globalisation, urbanisation and digitalisation, emphasise the imperative for library associations and institutions to be ‘learning organisations’ and to develop their staff by providing opportunities for training and development. The specialised skills and qualifications of librarians and other information professionals play a key role in supporting the transformation of society and transforming the ways that libraries provide services to their communities.

Faced with the challenges associated with these ambitious goals, the interaction between the different actors of professional training and development is crucial. Among these actors, library associations must play their full part, both to contribute to this important task for the future of libraries and librarians and to further affirm their own role and contribution in building the society of tomorrow. The objective of this session is to showcase innovation and best practice and to inspire library associations around the world.

The IFLA  Education and Training Section (SET) in collaboration with Management of Library Associations Section (MLAS), and Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section (CPDWL), invites proposals to be presented at a two-hour session at the next IFLA General Conference on 24-30 August 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

We are seeking proposals for 6-8 lightning talks (presentations of 7-8 minutes each) intended to nourish a panel discussion with the expectation of audience discussion.

The talks, with PowerPoint presentation, should address but are not limited to, the following issues:

  • associations providing initial Library and Information Science (LIS) training
  • associations supporting continuing education
  • associations offering coaching and/or mentoring opportunities
  • associations undertaking LIS course accreditation
  • associations determining and registering access to the LIS profession.
Language of the session

The working language of the session will be English.  However, presenters may also give their talk in any of the IFLA working languages. Simultaneous interpretation for this session has been requested but is not guaranteed; therefore, presenters are encouraged to provide a PowerPoint presentation in English to facilitate the understanding of ideas presented.

Important dates
  • All proposals must be submitted by 28 February 2018.
  • Notification of acceptance will be sent by 12 March 2018.
  • Successful candidates will submit a full paper by 1 June 2018. The full paper will be posted online.
Proposals should include
  • Title of proposed presentation
  • An abstract of the proposed paper of 500 words maximum, in English
  • Name(s) of presenter(s)
  • Position or title of presenter(s)
  • Employer or affiliated institution of presenter(s)
  • Email address
  • Telephone/fax numbers
  • Short biographical statement(s) regarding the presenter(s)
Submissions

All proposals must be in before 28 February 2018.

Please email your proposals and any questions to:

Judy Brooker
Email:  judy.brooker@alia.org.au

Please note

At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program in Malaysia. Abstracts should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.

All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2018 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.

All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to authors.

Congress Participation Grants

List of opportunities for support is available on our Conference Participation Grants webpage.

LIS Education in Developing Countries Call for Papers for IFLA 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

IFLA - სამ, 20/02/2018 - 03:38
LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group
Theme: "Collaboration in LIS education in developing countries using social media"

IFLA LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group invites you to submit a proposal for papers to be presented at its 2-hour open session at the 84th IFLA World Library and Information Congress to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 24-30 August 2018.

Session Theme:

LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group, sponsored by Education and Training Section, is focused on curriculum development as well as policy and procedure design for assessment and accreditation of LIS schools in the developing countries.

We are seeking papers that address how the use of social media can enable or improve collaboration in any aspect of LIS education in developing countries.

Submission guidelines:

Proposals must be submitted by 18 March 2018, be original and previously unpublished work of author(s), written in English, and include:

  1. Title of the proposed paper;
  2. Name(s) of author(s);
  3. Professional role (or official title of author(s));
  4. Author’s institutional affiliation, if any;
  5. Author’s e-mail address;
  6. Abstract of the proposed paper (up to 500 words); and
  7. Short professional bios of presenter(s) – (up to 200 words).

Selection of papers is based on the abstract, and presenters will be notified whether they have been successful by 31 March 2018.

The full paper is due by 31 May 2018. Completed papers should not be more than 4,000 words, single-spaced in Times New Roman 12 point in MS Word. Papers should be in English.

Submissions:

All proposals must be received by 18 March 2018.

Please email your proposals, full-text papers and questions to:

Dr Elham Sayyad Abdi – Convener, IFLA LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group
Lecturer, School of Information Systems
Queensland University of Technology
Emaile.sayyadabdi@qut.edu.au

Important dates:

18 March 2018:

Submission of abstract

31 March 2018:

Notification to authors

31 May 2018:

Submission of full text

Presentation at the Conference:

The open session will feature presentations of 15 minutes in length.

Presenters are encouraged to plan time for discussion and interaction at the session, rather than having paper presentations only.

Please note

At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program in Malaysia. Abstracts should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.

All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2018 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.

All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to authors.

Congress Participation Grants

List of opportunities for support is available on our Conference Participation Grants webpage.

Joint SET/STL/CPDWL Call for Papers for IFLA 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

IFLA - სამ, 20/02/2018 - 03:27
Education and Training Section joins with the Science and Technology Libraries Section and the Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section.

Theme: "Tricks of the Trade of a Data Librarian: Learning it ALL"

Proposals are invited by the following IFLA Sections:  Science and Technology Libraries Section, Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section and the Education and Training Section for papers to be presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 24-30 August 2018.

Data continues to grow in importance and is a critical service point in how libraries are working with researchers to make available their data and findings. Not inconsequential is how the library must adapt to this new environment. The role of the data scientist expands as archiving and protecting the data becomes more central in publishing and accessing data.  New library services are evolving to promote the finding and processing of, citing to and preserving data.  These services require new skills and collaboration among library staff to work with both researchers and end-users as they manage and ultimately repurpose data going forward.  This session will explore how libraries are addressing the needs for scientific data management and curation.  It will explore the need to create appropriate service points, integrating with existing workflows and training of library staff to fulfill these needs.  The role of a data librarian is expected to only intensify in research environments.  This call is to invite librarians to share at the IFLA 2018 WLIC case studies and how their libraries are defining and incorporating the role of the data librarian.

There are different aspects to this topic: data literacy, data management, data curation, data services, and any host of other threads. In relation to how different libraries are filling staffing needs for data expertise, creating services around data literacy and data management, we are inviting submissions that pertain to any of the following areas:

  • Successful approaches, case studies and examples by libraries that have created training modules for library staff focused on data literacy and data services
  • Expectations for staff related to data management and services
  • Institutional changes to accommodate data librarianship in staffing, coverage, organizational change and related structures required to launch a data services program
  • Tools and resources that have been central to building out a data services program
  • Promotional strategies that have aided the growth and adoption of data librarianship
  • Assessment measures and methods to evaluate and assess efforts underway
  • Library partnerships that have participated in launching data programs in libraries
  • How Library Schools and Continuing Education providers develop curriculum and training for skills for future generations of data librarians
Submission Guidelines

All submissions must be original, previously unpublished work, and abstracts must be in ENGLISH but the full paper when accepted may be in any of IFLA’s official languages.  Abstracts must include:

  • Title of proposed presentation
  • Abstract of the proposed paper (no more than 500 words)
  • Name (s) of presenter(s) plus position/s and/or title(s)
  • Language of presentation
  • Employer/affiliated institution
  • Contact information including eMail address, telephone number(s)
  • Short biographical statement of presenter(s) (no more than 100 words)
Submissions

Please submit abstracts by 8 March 2018 as an attachment in MS Word to:

Julia Gelfand
Email: jgelfand@uci.edu

Receipt of all submissions will be confirmed.

Selection of papers is based on the abstract and presenters will be notified whether they have been successful by 1 April 2018.  Completed papers must be submitted no later than 1 June 2018.

Important Dates:

8 March 2018 – Submission of Abstract

1 April 2018 – Notifications sent to authors

1 June 2018 – Submission of full paper due

We eagerly await your contributions!

Please note

At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program in Malaysia. Abstracts should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.

All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2018 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.

All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to authors.

Congress Participation Grants

List of opportunities for support is available on our Conference Participation Grants webpage.

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