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Webinar Video: Planning Library Spaces

LIBER news - ხუთ, 06/02/2020 - 19:49

This webinar introduces the key factors in planning library spaces, followed by a case study of the recently completed and much acclaimed Student Centre at University College London (UCL). The first talk by Karen Latimer — Library Design Consultant — covers the planning stage, the construction phase and post-occupancy evaluation. Topics such as preparing the…

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Linked Open Data: Impressions & Challenges Among Europe’s Research Libraries

LIBER news - ხუთ, 06/02/2020 - 12:18

LIBER’s Linked Open Data Working Group aims to paint a picture of the current state of Linked Open Data (LOD) among European research libraries and to provide insights which help research libraries to develop their LOD activities. The group recently completed a review of practices which research libraries follow in making data linked and open.…

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2019-2020 Action Plan (Collection Assessment and Open Access Publishing) are now available!

IFLA - ხუთ, 06/02/2020 - 02:40

Latest ACD Action Plans are now available!

You may find more information about the upcoming plans on two focus areas - Collection Assessment and Open Access Publishing.

Webinar: Enrich your DSpace repository with customized tools

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 05/02/2020 - 15:21

Join this EIFL webinar to learn how our Serbian colleagues successfully customized tools for DSpace repositories, leading to increased deposit rates and percentages of open access content, and greater researcher engagement with repositories.

IFLA Input to a Report on New Information Technologies and Racial Equality

IFLA - სამ, 04/02/2020 - 17:06

IFLA has submitted a response to a call from the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism concerning the impact of new technologies, sharing experience and highlighting the need to respect the key library value of equal access to education. 

The application and use of new information technologies – particularly data-driven technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning – can have a significant impact on racial equality and non-discrimination. Over the last few years, there has been increasing attention and scrutiny towards biased or discriminatory outcomes stemming from the application of such technologies, from predictive policing to social benefit allocation, credit scoring or other forms of ‘social ranking’, and other areas.

IFLA’s contribution focuses on the possible impacts within the online information environment, access to information at large and the library sector itself. Some of the key points the contribution seeks to highlights are the following:

  • Online targeting and profiling could perpetuate inequalities in cases where disadvantaged groups might not have access to some information or opportunities. Targeted online advertisements are often cited as an example to illustrate such concerns.
  • There have been documented cases of algorithms in the online information environment displaying biased or discriminatory results – for example, in autocomplete suggestion or image search functions of a search engine. The existing corpus of online texts itself can contain racial biases – and these could impact algorithms of online platforms or other AI/ML systems that use such texts as training data.
  • The concerns over biased training data could also be relevant for libraries in light of the rise of the “collections as data” phenomenon.  Cultural heritage collections can be used for computational research, including machine learning – but it is important to be mindful that such collections might contain biases or underrepresent minority narratives; and work with the communities to remedy any such underrepresentation.
  • Algorithmic literacy is crucial to help people critically evaluate any decision made by an algorithmic or AI systems, navigate an AI-driven information field and know how they can exercise their rights. Several initiatives by libraries and library associations have began exploring ways to make such literacy programmes available for their communities.

Read the contribution as a pdf.

WLIC 2020 Call for Papers - Government Libraries Section

IFLA - სამ, 04/02/2020 - 02:48

Linking with the overall Congress theme of “Inspire, Engage, Enable, Connect”, the session aims to consider how the concept of evidence based policy relates in practice to government libraries and information services, the policy makers/stakeholders they collaborate with, and outcomes for the citizens they serve. Full information about the call can be found at the WLIC 2020 website. Please feel free to share with your colleagues and others who may be interested in presenting. 

Australian Bushfires

IFLA - ორშ, 03/02/2020 - 17:06

IFLA colleagues

Thank you very much to all those who have sent messages of support through the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) to people who work in libraries in the bushfire affected regions of Australia. We have been overwhelmed by generous offers of help but at this time, with several more weeks of uncertainty ahead of us, we are advising ALIA members that the best way to assist is to donate money through the Red Cross Appeal.

“As devastating bushfires continue to affect communities across the nation, Members have asked us what they can do to help. The ALIA team has been monitoring the situation over several weeks and you will have seen reports in ALIA Weekly about libraries being used as evacuation centres, as refuges for those avoiding smoke, as places where people can access information and families can gain respite. We would like to acknowledge the way library staff step up to help their communities when natural disasters strike, showing compassion and dedication, often while facing challenging situations in their own homes.

In 2010, ALIA ran the Rebuilding with Books initiative to help people whose homes were destroyed in the Victorian bushfires. We know from this experience that while book donations seem like a good idea, they come with significant logistical difficulties. It is much easier and more effective to give money.  For this reason, we are advising Members who wish to provide support to donate money to the Red Cross Appeal.

The ALIA team will continue to monitor the situation and libraries which have been affected by the bushfires will be contacted by ALIA representatives when the immediate danger is past.”

We have also provided libraries with a link to our disaster planning resources and to Blue Shield Australia.

We are watching the bushfire disaster unfold with deep concern for the people who have lost their homes and lost loved ones; for the dead and injured animals, and for the volunteer firefighters who are working so hard in the face of impossible odds, with millions of hectares of forest continuing to burn. We won’t know the full extent of the impact of this environmental disaster for some months, but thank you to our international friends for thinking of us at this difficult time.

Kind regards

Sue McKerracher

Sue McKerracher | CEO

direct line 02 6215 8215 | mobile 0404 456 749 | sue.mckerracher@alia.org.au

Call for Papers (video or multimedia work) IFLA WLIC 2020 Dublin – The Audiovisual and Multimedia Section joint with Metropolitan Libraries Section

IFLA - ორშ, 03/02/2020 - 17:05

The IFLA Audiovisual and Multimedia Section and Metropolitan Libraries Section invites interested professionals from any library to submit a short (10 minutes or less) video or multimedia work for the open session to be held during IFLA WLIC in Dublin, Ireland on 15-21 August, 2020, on the theme: “Inspire, Enable, Engage and Connect: Video and Multimedia Productions by and for Libraries and Library Users.

We are looking for work that embodies IFLA’s 2020 theme: "Inspire, Enable, Engage and Connect." We seek creative works no more than ten minutes in length that illustrate how libraries, library staff and/or library users inspire, enable, engage and connect with one another.

 

Deadline for submission of video clips and accompanying abstracts is 15 March 2020

All details about the call are available on the IFLA WLIC 2020 website.

 

Please feel free to share this in your networks.

The Chief Executive Officer of the National Library Board, Singapore

IFLA - ორშ, 03/02/2020 - 16:39

I was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Library Board, Singapore, with effect from 1 December 2019.  While I am not a trained librarian, I have vast experience in the Singapore public service, having served in various capacities across many Ministries and government agencies such as the Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Education and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency, and most recently in SkillsFuture Singapore.  I am conversant in policy formulation, leading complex organisational changes and fronting public communications.  In the last 10 years, I have been working in the field of education and training, from pre-schools to university education, and more recently, focusing on lifelong learning. 

 

In my last role, I was the founding Chief Executive of SkillsFuture Singapore and also concurrently the Deputy Secretary (SkillsFuture) in the Ministry of Education. I was responsible for driving the implementation of the national skills strategy known as SkillsFuture, in order to enhance the employability and competitiveness of Singapore’s workforce.  Leading the National Library Board therefore builds on what I have previously done at the Ministry of Education and SkillsFuture Singapore.    

 

With knowledge and information now readily accessible, it is necessary for libraries to review how we stay relevant, and continue to facilitate learning and reading across different stages of an individual’s life. Technology also offers opportunities for libraries to personalise learning and increase accessibility particularly to working adults.  At the National Library Board, for example, we have witnessed strong growth in the loan of e-resources, which accounts for one in five loans in 2019.  We are currently working on a Libraries and Archives Plan 2025 to chart out the medium-term strategy for the National Library Board.  These are exciting times for libraries, and I look forward to having the opportunity to exchange views with you. 

Message from IFLA Regional Office

IFLA - ორშ, 03/02/2020 - 16:31

Dear Friends,

Happy 2020! Welcome to the new decade. It is also a great opportunity to know new friends in the region whom we can work together for the future of the libraries.

In this issue, we feature a number of events and highlight a number of upcoming interesting seminars and conferences that happened in Asia & Oceania Region during the last quarter of 2019. You can also find out more of the NEXT Library 2020 Satellite and participate in the event that would be coming to our region in October 2020.

In this quarter, I would like to introduce Mr Ng Cher Pong, the new CEO of the National Library Board, who took over from Mrs Elaine Ng on 1 December 2019. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Ng for her contributions and welcome Mr Ng to the library community.

Do join us and enjoy reading the newsletters.

Stay healthy and vigilant during this period too.  

 

Call for Papers - Academic and Research Libraries Section with Statistics and Evaluation Section

IFLA - კვი, 02/02/2020 - 16:23

Theme: "Theme - Alignment with Research:  Providing, Communicating and Assessing the Value of Research Support"

Deadline for proposals: 5 March 2020

See details at: https://2020.ifla.org/cfp-calls/academic-and-research-libraries-joint-with-statistics-and-evaluations/

Convocatoria para Reunión Satélite de América Latina y el Caribe

IFLA - კვი, 02/02/2020 - 07:49

Fecha: 12-13 de agosto de 2020

Lugar del evento

Universidad de Sheffield, iSchool , Sheffield, Reino Unido.

Organizador

Sección de América Latina y el Caribe

La ubicación de la reunión satélite será en la cuarta ciudad inglesa más grande de Sheffield, Inglaterra, cuna de la Revolución Industrial con muchas ciudades típicas inglesas cercanas. Hay vuelos directos y trenes desde otras ciudades europeas, como Dublín, a Manchester y Londres, y conexiones en tren y autobús desde allí a Sheffield. Habrá alojamiento económico en hoteles cercanos.

Contribuciones - Subtemas

Serán bienvenidos trabajos de investigación, estudios de casos y trabajos con perspectivas innovadoras y prácticas sobre el actual y futuro liderazgo de la biblioteca en América Latina, el Caribe (ALC) y el MUNDO.

 

Los subtemas (no exhaustivos y no restringidos a ALC) son:

  • Liderazgo efectivo: habilidades de liderazgo para desafíos contemporáneos y futuros.
  • Cómo inspirar: técnicas de motivación personal.
  • Participar: trabajo en equipo y trabajo en grupo.
  • Habilitar: entrenamiento en estrategias de liderazgo.
  • Conectar: habilidades de comunicación.

 

Para más información consulte la convocatoria completa en: 

https://www.ifla.org/node/92852 

IFLA WLIC 2020: Joint 'Climate Change' session with WIL and ATINA

IFLA - შაბ, 01/02/2020 - 23:02

Theme: "Climate change: Supporting communities, Users, Collections and Spaces in the era of Climate Uncertainty"

We are already seeing the communities we serve impacted by climate change and are inviting submissions around supporting communities, users, collections, and spaces in the era of climate change. We are looking for candid and forward-looking proposals on how you are currently serving displaced or communities directly impacted by climate change, and how you are planning or thinking about building spaces and services to serve our communities in our expected climate future and the social issues that come along with them with a specific focus on serving female identifying communities and spaces.

Please visit the Call for Papers for more information, and submit your proposal by 28 February 2020.

"Library Services for Open Science": 2019 Satellite Meeting presentations online.

IFLA - შაბ, 01/02/2020 - 22:50

There were a fantastic set of speakers, bringing perspectives from different regions of the world as well as different roles. All 7 presentations were made available on the Satellite meeting website after the event.

Call for IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year 2020 is open!

IFLA - შაბ, 01/02/2020 - 17:32

The “IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year” award celebrates new public libraries.

The award is presented to a library anywhere in the world that best combines open, functional architecture with creative IT solutions and also takes into account both digital developments and local culture. To qualify in 2020, the library must be built between January 1st, 2019 and December 31st, 2019 or located in a building not previously used as a library. 

The award will be presented at the IFLA WLIC in Dublin August 15th to August 21st, 2020 and is accompanied by a USD 5,000 prize. The Award is administered by IFLA’s Public Libraries, Library Buildings and Equipment and Metropolitan Libraries sections. Systematic is a proud sponsor of this award.

Apply now!

Local government bodies responsible for new public libraries may apply to be considered for this award, in co-operation with relevant advisors. It is not a requirement to be a member of IFLA.

Submit you application [open from 1 February to 15 April  2020]

Assessment criteria
  1. Interaction with the surroundings and local culture: Including how the architecture reflects – or gives consideration to – the local culture of the community, how it provides visibility in the urban landscape and interaction with surrounding buildings and open spaces. Does the library serve as a driver of connections or movements in the urban context? Can the library function as a “living room” for the community, with access for all?
  2. Architectural quality: Including how each space works in terms of functions and logistics. How is the architectural concept implemented and designed on different scales within the building? This is of great importance for how individual spaces within the library affect the people using them.
  3. Flexibility: Including how rooms are designed and organised, and how surfaces and the combination of spaces are an inspiration for the users’ own activities and support new activities and synergy across various spaces. For example, does the library include makerspace facilities for workshops or a stage? Are these used, and if so, how? Can these spaces be easily modified and used for various functions and activities?
  4. Sustainability: Including how sustainable thinking has been incorporated into the library, such as by reducing the quantities of resources used, using local materials in the construction process or by finding new ways to use natural resources as an energy source.
  5. Learning space: Including the way the library offers a diversity of inroads to education, how learning spaces support different learning situations, appeal to different needs, age groups and encourage various learning formats – especially learning as a social phenomenon. How do the learning spaces interact with the rest of the library?
  6. Digitisation: Including how digital communication and the accessibility of the library content are integrated within the library space, using methods that include mobile technologies. How are design, aesthetics and interaction used as the basis for this digitisation? Has digitisation been used in any innovative and creative ways to create experiences for the library users within the building?

January 2020 newsletter is now online

IFLA - შაბ, 01/02/2020 - 08:08

The latest IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section's newsletter has been published. Download the newsletter (PDF) here to read:

  • Message from the Chair by Lan Gao
  • IFLA WLIC 2020 Program on Wellness and Workplace Morale by Raymond Pun
  • The Transparent Translator by Catharina Boss
  • World Library - A Nordic project about digital materials for linguistic minorities by Marit Vestlie
  • Time Travelling from Etham LibraryPlus
  • Libraries as Intercultural Learning Spaces: Setting up an e-Learning Platform for Minor Refugees in Public Libraries by Dr Filiz Keser Aschenberger
  • A Textbook Pilgramage: In support of Mexicans living in the United States by Anne C. Barnhart

The Section thanks Pam Ryan and her team at Toronto Public Library for preparing this issue of the newsletter, and all of our contributors.

Library Publising SIG Mid-Term Meeting -- Oslo, March 5-6

IFLA - პარ, 31/01/2020 - 20:13

The Library Publishing SIG Mid-Term Meeting will be held in Oslo on 5-6 March.  The programme is now available.

Satellite Meeting on Reading Journeys as a Lifetime Experience in Oxford August 12/13-2020

IFLA - ხუთ, 30/01/2020 - 12:25

IFLA’s Literacy and Reading, Public Libraries, Metropolitan Libraries and Libraries for Children’s and Young Adults Professional Units invite proposals for their SatelliteReading Journeys: exploring the journeys into and through reading for children and adults, to be held at the Said Business School, Oxford on the Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th August 2020 prior to the IFLA WLIC in Dublin.

What role does the library have in supporting an individual’s Reading Journey? This is the question we will address through our exciting programme which will comprise a combination of keynote speakers and targeted papers. The four IFLA Professional Units who are hosting this Satellite meeting are deeply committed to reading, literacy and learning, to supporting IFLA’s Global Vision for Libraries and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We also recognise that libraries need to update their roles in this digital age. To foster this we are seeking innovative examples of wide-ranging reading and literacy initiatives in libraries with transferrable outcomes. Themes include: 

  • Personal reading journeys for children and adults
  • Reading and education
  • Building communities of readers
  • Reading in the digital environment
  • Reading and social justice
  • Marketing and promoting reading through social media
  • Creating and designing effective spaces for reading

Preference will be given to presentations that will equip participants with ideas and skills that can be applied in their workplace. You can discover more about our Call for Proposals on the WLIC website. The deadline for proposals is 28 February.

We look forward to hearing from you and hope that many of our colleagues will join us in Oxford.

Satellite meeting 'International Research in LIS: Challenges and Opportunities' Call for papers - WLIC 2020 Dublin

IFLA - ხუთ, 30/01/2020 - 12:07

The Satellite meeting "International Research in LIS: Challenges and Opportunities" organized by LTR section, Social science libraries section and IFLA Journal will take place at the Library of the Trinity College Dublin on 13-14 August 2020. The call for papers deadline is March 7.

Topics 

  • Theory and research paradigms in international and internationally comparative research
  • Insights from other international/comparative disciplines
  • Methodology for international and internationally comparative research: including choices between quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods approaches
  • Comparative method: aspects peculiar to comparative research design and research strategy.
  • Ethics in international research
  • International research collaboration
  • Open research data

Target audience includes post-graduate students, post-doc and other researchers, faculty supervising graduate research, editors of LIS journals, and other interested LIS professionals.

More information about the programme, the call for papers and the avalilability of participation grant are available on WLIC 2020 website.

 

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