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Public library training in Namibia

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Nine public library trainers from Namibia who recently attended EIFL training in library management and planning new services will pass on their knowledge and skills to their colleagues within the Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS).

Public library training in Kenya

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Five public library trainers from the Kenya National Library Service (KNLS) will train 18 public librarians from 12 KNLS libraries in communications and advocacy skills.

The five trainers learnt training skills as part of a major EIFL-KNLS initiative to strengthen continued professional development of public librarians in Kenya. They attended communications and advocacy training organized by EIFL and KNLS in March 2019, and are now passing on their knowledge and skills to their colleagues.

The Publishing Trap goes to Kyrgyzstan!

eifl licensing news - ხუთ, 22/08/2019 - 13:34

Our guest blogger, Dr Jane Secker, is Senior Lecturer in Educational Development at City, University of London. EIFL invited Jane and partner, Chris Morrison, Copyright, Software Licensing and Policy Manager at the University of Kent, to the 2019 EIFL General Assembly.

The Publishing Trap goes to Kyrgyzstan!

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 22/08/2019 - 13:34

Our guest blogger, Dr Jane Secker, is Senior Lecturer in Educational Development at City, University of London. EIFL invited Jane and partner, Chris Morrison, Copyright, Software Licensing and Policy Manager at the University of Kent, to the 2019 EIFL General Assembly.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2019

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 21/08/2019 - 17:36

We were proud to celebrate our 20th birthday with more than 70 people during the 2019 EIFL General Assembly (GA), which took place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, from 8 - 10 August. Participants in the GA included delegates from our network of library consortia in 33 countries, representatives of our partners in the publishing industry, and members of the EIFL management board and staff team.

Marrakesh Treaty international workshop

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 21/08/2019 - 13:32

‘The Marrakesh Treaty: Getting Started’ is a practical, interactive workshop for librarians on how to start using the Marrakesh Treaty for people with print disabilities. It is aimed at countries in Eastern, Central Europe and the Baltic States that have joined the Marrakesh Treaty, and where implementation into national law is completed or advanced. Participants from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Russia, as well as Finland, Canada, the UK and the US, are expected to attend.

Legal e-resources training for Myanmar librarians

eifl licensing news - ოთხ, 21/08/2019 - 12:13

Librarians at the universities of Dagon and East Yangon in Yangon, Myanmar, will take part in a two-day workshop to improve their capacity to make the best use of e-resources provided through the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project to support law faculty to deliver newly-developed courses on human rights law.  In addition librarians will be trained to assist students in planning and researching for moot courts.

Legal e-resources training for Myanmar librarians

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 21/08/2019 - 12:13

Librarians at the universities of Dagon and East Yangon in Yangon, Myanmar, will take part in a two-day workshop to improve their capacity to make the best use of e-resources provided through the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project to support law faculty to deliver newly-developed courses on human rights law.  In addition librarians will be trained to assist students in planning and researching for moot courts.

Now available: UPDATES 2019 for UNIMARC, 3rd. ed.

IFLA - ოთხ, 21/08/2019 - 12:08

All updates to the UNIMARC Bibliographic and Authorities formats, 3rd ed., approved in 2019 are available online (in PDF format).

See all the updates to the UNIMARC Bibliographic format.

See all the updates to the UNIMARC Authorities format.

Law faculty training in Myanmar

eifl licensing news - ოთხ, 21/08/2019 - 12:08

EIFL eLibrary Myanmar Project Capacity Building Manager, Ruth Bird, will facilitate  a three-day workshop for members of the law faculties at the universities of Dagon and East Yangon in Yangon, Myanmar.

The workshop aims to support law faculty members to deliver newly-developed courses in human rights law. Topics to be covered include how to make the best use of the legal e-resources provided through the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project, and preparing and conducting moot courts.

Law faculty training in Myanmar

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 21/08/2019 - 12:08

EIFL eLibrary Myanmar Project Capacity Building Manager, Ruth Bird, will facilitate  a three-day workshop for members of the law faculties at the universities of Dagon and East Yangon in Yangon, Myanmar.

The workshop aims to support law faculty members to deliver newly-developed courses in human rights law. Topics to be covered include how to make the best use of the legal e-resources provided through the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project, and preparing and conducting moot courts.

Change to the Agenda for the IFLA General Assembly, Thursday 29 August 2019, Athens

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Motion 11.3: Motion to hold the election of the 10th member of the Governing Board

As outlined in the Convening Notice for the IFLA 2019 General Assembly at the World Library and Information Congress, 28 & 29 August 2019, a number of motions are due to be considered at the meeting on Thursday 28th August.

Motion 11.3 proposes to hold an election for the 10th place on the Governing Board. This is due to the original election, held earlier this year, resulting in a draw for this place.  In line with IFLA’s Statutes and Rules of Procedure a second election has been arranged to be held at the General Assembly 2019.

Since the Convening Notice was sent out, one of the two candidates in the election has had to withdraw from the election for personal reasons. Consequently, Jonathan Hernández-Pérez is now standing unopposed. A second election is no longer necessary and Jonathan Hernández-Pérez has been declared the 10th member of the Governing Board.

Motion 11.3 is now withdrawn, and ballot papers for the election will not now be distributed prior to the General Assembly.

Gerald Leitner
IFLA  Secretary General

2019 WLIC GIOPS Sessions in Athens

IFLA - სამ, 20/08/2019 - 18:51

Please join GIOPS in Athens! You do not need to be a member of our standing committee to attend any of these sessions.

Business Meetings

  • Saturday 24 August: 13:30-15:30 – Session 024, SCI – Government Information and Official Publications. Location: Athens College 113
  • Wednesday 28 August: 10:45-13:15 – Session 218, SCII -- Government Information and Official Publications. Location: Business Meeting Room 5

Paper Session

Connect and engage from wherever you are: IFLA live streams highlights of the World Library and Information Congress 2019

IFLA - სამ, 20/08/2019 - 13:48

This year’s IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) will again be live streamed. With an even larger offer than in previous years, you will be able to access 11 key sessions from our diverse and world-class programme.

This way, you can get first-hand updates on major initiatives launched by IFLA to build a stronger and globally united library field, as well as learn more about the ever-changing challenges and opportunities we face, directly from the experts.

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner said:

Once again, IFLA will live stream key sessions of the World Library and Information Congress, and we will make available online an even larger offer than previous years at no cost. We hope library colleagues around the word will welcome this opportunity to connect and engage, as part of our continuous efforts to make IFLA an increasingly more inclusive and participatory organisation.

Live stream sessions

The WLIC 2019 live stream offer will include some of IFLA’s most popular sessions:

  • Opening Session (Sunday 25 August from 10:30 – 12:00 GMT+3)
  • IFLA Highlights Session (Monday 26 August from 08:30 – 09:30 GMT+3)
  • IFLA President’s Session (Monday 26 August from 09:30 – 11:30 GMT+3)
  • From Vision to Implementation - IFLA's Strategy (Monday 26 August from 11:45 – 12:45 GMT+3)
  • Legislators’ Panel: What Lawmakers Think about Libraries (Monday 26 August from 13:45 – 14:45 GMT+3)
  • Strengthening the Global Voice: Securing the Future of Libraries (Monday 26 August from 14:45 – 15:45 GMT+3)
  • Closing Session (Thursday 29 August from 16:00 – 17:30 GMT+3)

There will also be a selection of key sessions organised by IFLA’s Professional Units:

  • “Twenty Years of the IFLA Intellectual Freedom Statement: Constancy and Change”, by the IFLA Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) Advisory Committee (Sunday 25 August from 13:45 – 15:45 GMT+3),
  • “Innovation in Changing Times” by the IFLA Latin America and the Caribbean Section (Monday 26 August from 16:00 – 18:00 GMT+3),
  • “Legal Implications of Disruptive Technologies in Libraries” organised by the IFLA Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) Advisory Committee (Thursday 29 August from 08:30 – 10:30 GMT+3)
  • “Library Love Stories” co-organised by the IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG) with the IFLA Management and Marketing Section (Thursday 29 August from 10:45 – 12:45 GMT+3)

Follow #wlic2019 on social media and our WLIC 2019 website for further live streaming announcements and details.

We look forward to engaging with you online!

Connect

The IFLA WLIC 2019 Live Stream will be offered via IFLA’s WLIC 2019 Website and IFLA’s YouTube channel. All times are local (Athens, Greece) – check what time this will be in your city (make sure to adjust the time and date to the session you want to watch).

Contact communications@ifla.org if you have any questions regarding live streaming.

Agenda WLIC 2019

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The Subject Ananlysis and Access Section will meet on  Saturday 23 August at 15:45-17:45 at the Athens College, room 210.
The second meeting is on Thursday 29 August at 8-10:30 in Megaron Meeting Room 5.

You are welcome to our meetings as an observer.


Agenda for the meetings.

 

 

 

More Countries Join Marrakesh: Update of the Marrakesh Monitoring Report

IFLA - ორშ, 19/08/2019 - 20:24

The Marrakesh Treaty continues to be popular: after only a few years, it already has 57 contracting parties, in other words countries that have acceded or ratified the Treaty. Most of these are making or will make changes domestically in order to comply with the provisions of the Treaty and start using it.

This process is ongoing. Today’s fourth update [Word | PDF] to IFLA’s Marrakesh Monitoring Report covers changes that have happened since the January 2019 update. As in previous editions, the document monitors where legislative changes are happening and their main characteristics.

The questions that the monitoring report looks into are whether libraries can make use of Marrakesh provisions:

  • without paying remuneration for books or for audio-books
  • without needing to check on the commercial availability of the work
  • without a registration obligation
  • without additional record-keeping requirements
  • to serve people with dyslexia
  • to serve people with other disabilities

Since the previous update, we have seen several countries acceding or ratifying the Treaty: Bolivia, Cabo Verde, the Cook Islands, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Morocco, Tajikistan, Thailand and the United States.

Several countries have made updates to their legislation, like New Zealand, where domestic reform should mean that ratification will come soon. Several European Member States have completed transposition of the European Directive (Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, and Malta).

While the full potential of cross-border exchanges will only come once new laws and practices are fully in place. There is an example of Canada exchanging books with Kyrgyzstan. Yet it is clear that the Marrakesh Treaty is not only going to open up the door to many cross-border exchanges but is also proving itself extremely useful as a catalyst of reforms nationally which would not have taken place without this international guidance.

Using the Monitoring Report

The overview continues to offer support to people pushing for reforms in their countries. To simplify the use of Marrakesh provisions in cross-border exchanges, countries should be as aligned as possible in the key aspects covered by the overview.

In particular, since many countries are moving towards a non-remunerated exception for example, this is a very good reason for any new country undertaking a copyright reform to adopt a non-remunerated exception as well.

The overview offers good news:

  • A majority of countries from which we have information have not implemented any remuneration schemes for the creation and distribution of accessible format copies;
  • we know that 24 countries have no commercial availability checks (only 8 have them);
  • in most countries there is no registration obligation for authorised entities;
  • it is clear in all countries where we have information that people with dyslexia are considered beneficiaries to the exception;
  • of the countries for which we have clear answers, 20 have extended Marrakesh provisions, at least partially, to people with other disabilities, although 19 have not.

While it would be very positive that countries with the same languages align themselves as much as possible to make the cross-border exchanges simpler, there are no clear trends in this regard for now.

We would like to thank the contributions of the European Blind Union, of EIFL, of the Red Iberoamericana de Expertos en la Convención de los Derechos de las Personas con Discapacidad, and of the members of the IFLA Section of Libraries Serving People with Print Disabilities for the input provided.

Comments and further updates are very welcome - contact us.

Access the full report [Word | PDF].

Access the previous updates.

 

Make a note of these key dates for our section during WLIC 2019!

IFLA - ორშ, 19/08/2019 - 16:09
Please make a note of these key dates for our section at WLIC 2019:   Saturday 24th August 15.45 – 17.45 Section Committee Business meeting   Tue 27th August 13.45 Public Library of the Year awards 19.00 Cultural Evening   Weds 28th August 8.30 – 10.30 LBES Open session 13.30 – 16.00 Section Committee Business meeting   Full details available here.

Professional Support Officer

IFLA - ორშ, 19/08/2019 - 04:00

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Headquarters is looking for an experienced Professional Support Officer to join a dynamic international team working with volunteers worldwide.

Over the next ten years, IFLA aims to transform the library field and itself through concerted and coordinated efforts at the global, regional, and national level. The ultimate benefit of this work will be seen at the local level through better library services helping more people gain literacy, improve their education, find employment, improve their health, etc. IFLA has outlined a number of activities to initiate this transformation and a key to their success will be the ability to coordinate and involve the many professional volunteers who dedicate time and energy to work in committees on IFLA projects. In this position, you will be communicating and working with people from all library sectors and regions of the world.

Location

IFLA Headquarters is located in The Hague (next to The Hague Central Station) in The Netherlands.

Key areas of Responsibility

This position is part of the Member Services Team. The Professional Support Officer manages and supports the work of the Professional Committee. The officer is the key liaison point for Sections and Special Interest Groups on governance and professional matters regarding the intersection of their activities and IFLA’s strategic and operational goals. They help to coordinate professional activities at the annual IFLA Congress. The position works closely with the Chair of the IFLA Professional Committee to support the activities of the Professional Committee.

Qualifications and Experience
  • At least 5 years of experience working with committees, preparing and writing agendas, papers and minutes;
  • Strong applied knowledge of governance, rules and procedures in a membership organisation or similar;
  • Effective networking and personal communication skills;
  • Problem solving skills and an ability to enthuse others to engage in activities;
  • High level administrative skills with an ability to multitask;
  • Excellent written & verbal communications and presentation skills in English (native speaker desirable);
  • Ability to manage and monitor projects to meet budgetary and outcome goals;
  • Digital communication skills, including writing, editing and delivering web content.
Additionally, the candidate will have:
  • Knowledge / awareness of issues and trends in the information environment / the library profession;
  • Experience in working within an international NGO organisation;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
Salary

The gross monthly salary offered will be EUR 3,660 per month in line with the Collective Agreement of Public Libraries in The Netherlands. You will also receive a holiday allowance (8% of your annual salary), an end of year bonus and enjoy 25 days of holidays per year. You will also participate in IFLA’s group pension scheme.

Closing date

The closing date is 9 September 2019. Due to the high volume of applications we are expecting to receive, interested candidates are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible.

How to apply

Please send your CV including a motivation letter addressing the responsibilities and skills required for the position in English to vacancies@ifla.org. Only candidates with valid documentation to work in The Netherlands will be considered.

Job opportunity at IFLA Headquarters: Professional Support Officer

IFLA - ორშ, 19/08/2019 - 04:00

There is a vacancy at IFLA Headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands for the position of:

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

At IFLA Headquarters an international staff of over 20 people manages and develops programmes for members and the library and information sector worldwide. IFLA’s strategic priorities include access to information, digital content, cultural heritage, the contribution of libraries to national development, and professional practice.

IFLA Headquarters
19 August 2019

News from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)

IFLA - შაბ, 17/08/2019 - 19:52

The Inter-Parliamentary Union has shared this update with IFLAPARL members about the latest developments with New PARLINE and the consultation process for the theme for the third Global Parliamentary Report. For more information please click here.

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