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CFP Annual 2020

IFLA - ორშ, 20/01/2020 - 21:32

Library Publishing: Catalyst for change

The Library Publishing Special Interest Group (SIG) is holding its Open Programme at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland, August 15-21, 2020. The committee welcomes proposals for presentations at that programme.

For details, see:  https://2020.ifla.org/cfp-calls/library-publishing/

 

Call for Submissions for the 2020 IFLA ARL Hot Topics Session, Dublin

IFLA - ორშ, 20/01/2020 - 06:30

This year’s theme “Libraries as Catalysts: Inspire, Engage, Enable, Connect” solicits topics that align with libraries’ need for constant evolution to accommodate the needs, expectations and learning styles of their users. These evolutions present an opportunity for libraries, both to evolve for today and plan for future change. How do we, academic librarians and our libraries, position ourselves to lead change on our campuses and the broader communities we serve?

The 60-minute session will consist of three hot topic speakers. Each speaker will have just 3 minutes to introduce their topic. Following the three brief presentations, speakers will join roundtable discussions to engage the audience on their topic. 

Please submit your abstract to Lorraine Haricombe at ljharic@austin.utexas.edu by March 6, 2020.

The IFLA WLIC will be held in Ireland Dublin from 15 – 21 August, 2020. For more information about registration see: https://2020.ifla.org/imp. ortant-dates-to-remember/

WLIC 2020 Open Session Call for Papers

IFLA - ორშ, 20/01/2020 - 04:56

Smarter Bibliographies: Connecting and engaging national bibliographies with new platforms

The world of cataloguing is changing. As cataloguers, we attend conferences where machine learning is the new black and open linking techniques can help solve our current and future needs of Universal Bibliographic Control. At the same time, we are moving very fast and very slowly indeed. How to act? How to keep on curating metadata collections for the benefit of our libraries, nations and the rest of the world? The future is present but the present has not left the building.

The IFLA Bibliography Section will be hosting a 2-hour open session during the 2020 conference in Dublin, Ireland.  We are seeking papers that highlight inspiring and creative ways of creating and distributing national bibliographies.

Topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Metadata for output of national bibliographies
  • Quality assessment methods
  • Teamwork and productivity issues
  • Updating of skills
  • Incorporating non-traditional methods of scholarly communication and other grey literature
  • The relevance and benefits of national bibliographies in the 21st century
  • Targeting new audiences

Deadline for proposals: 1 April 2020

IFLA Signs on to Letter Calling for Transparency over Guidelines on Upload Filter Provisions in Europe

IFLA - კვი, 19/01/2020 - 23:35

IFLA has joined with over 40 civil society organisations across Europe in calling for the sharing of draft guidelines on the implementation of the controversial upload filter provisions in the Copyright Directive.

While the European Union’s Copyright Directive entered into force in June 2019, it leaves a number of questions still to be resolved. Crucially, each Member State will need to make choices about how it implements the rules.

In the case of the Article 17, which includes controversial provisions about the steps that internet platforms should take to prevent copyright-infringing content being available, this task is particularly difficult.

The Article contains a number of contradictions, including provisions which appear to oblige platforms to use technology to monitor all content uploaded by users, while at the same time declaring that there should be no monitoring obligation. It also calls for measures to protect copyright exceptions and limitations, without any evidence of the existence of technological tools which can recognise them.  

In order to address these concerns, a series of stakeholder dialogues is taking place in order to inform the preparation of guidelines to Member States. IFLA is participating actively in this work as the only representative of the library field.

In this context, groups representing users are keen to ensure that the final guidelines fully reflect the input received. To do this, it is necessary to have the possibility to comment on a draft, rather than simply be presented with a final version.

To encourage the Commission to agree to this, IFLA has signed onto a joint letter led by the European Civil Liberties Union. This underlines gratitude for the willingness of the Commission to engage user rights groups in the process, and calls for the sharing of a draft of the guidelines, in the same spirit.

You can read the letter from our publications page.

IFLA Submission Calls on US to Reject Efforts to Use Trade Measures to Delay Much-Needed Copyright Reforms

IFLA - კვი, 19/01/2020 - 23:14

Efforts to use trade measures to delay or block long-overdue copyright reforms which will benefit libraries and their users are regrettable. In its comment to a review of South Africa’s enjoyment of preferential trade rules with the United States, IFLA has therefore called for the rejection of a petition seeking to punish the country for taking steps to improve how copyright functions.

Faced with rapid evolutions in both technologies and user expectations, there is a need for copyright reform around the world in order to ensure that libraries can fulfil their mission and support development.

Efforts to prevent such reforms tend primarily to support incumbent players, and can hold back learning and research locally. It is particularly unfortunate when, having exhausted democratic means, less democratic avenues such as threats of withdrawal of trade preferences are used to stop progress.

In this context, IFLA has submitted a comment in the context of the review of whether South Africa should continue to benefit from preferential trade rules with the United States. The review has been triggered by a request from an alliance of organisations looking to prevent the signing into law of new copyright provisions that would benefit libraries and their users.  

The comment will feed into a hearing of the United States Trade Representative’s GSP (Generalized System of Preferences) Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee into whether South Africa should continue to benefit from preferential trade treatment.

IFLA’s submission highlights issues with the timing of the request (before it is possible to gather evidence on the impact of the new law), a number of the assertions it makes about the proposed law, and the harm that may be done to America’s own interests by bringing into question the compatibility of Fair Use with international law.

We will continue to follow progress on this issue.

Access the comment on our publications page.

Call for papers - Of what is past, and passing, and to come": art library networks in transition" - Satellite Meeting

IFLA - პარ, 17/01/2020 - 17:13

The Art Libraries Section of IFLA is looking back on 40 years of international collaboration of art librarians worldwide, and forward over the horizon, asking what is to be done – next?

Profound changes of the decades 1980 to 2020 provoked wide-ranging innovations in librarianship, as the internet came to dominate all areas of life in the developed world. Based on data technology, new forms of information exchange, access to literature and related sources, trans-global communication, digitization, publishing models and interpersonal communication became norms of daily life for our profession. Massively upscaled resource sharing and co-operation became routine.

The period saw new technological convergences with related sectors: scholarship (digital humanities) and museology (e.g. electronic inventories). Big-scale solutions both public and commercial, from search engines, Wikipedia and Internet Archive to WorldCat, Europeana and the DPLA, presented themselves to librarians and library users alike. The subjects in focus for art libraries expanded too, through greater inclusivity, disciplinary developments and expanded art practices.

What does all this mean for institutional networks such as the Art Libraries Section? It has fostered and published productive discussions, and undertaken noteworthy projects. Has the potential of international networking been fully exploited? Are there still important fields of common interest and collaboration to explore? Who or what could be included? What benefits can users expect when major art and museum libraries join a global communication network?

We wish to discuss papers relevant to the above-mentioned areas and beyond, focused of course on art and museum libraries, and in particular on achievements, potentials and issues of collaborations and networks, with a global perspective. Narratives and news of active and future projects are welcome, as are general considerations, theoretical reflections or viewpoints from neighbour disciplines and sectors.

More information at WLIC2020 Satellite Meetings - Call for papers.

 

REMINDER: Call for Nominations: IFLA 2020 Honours and Awards

IFLA - პარ, 17/01/2020 - 13:25

Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to IFLA or to international librarianship? IFLA’s Honours and Awards recognise those who have given significant service and made distinguished contributions to the profession.

Bestowed annually by the IFLA Governing Board, IFLA Honours and Awards are a great opportunity to acknowledge a colleague whose efforts you admire and respect. 

The Call for Nominations is out now.  Don’t delay!

FAQs

Who can make a nomination? 
All authorised representatives of Members and Personal Affiliates.

When will the presentations be made? 
Presentations are made during the World Library and Information Congress.

How do I make a nomination?
Please download your nomination form found at the bottom of this page, fill it out, and send back to us.

DEADLINE: 28 February 2020
late submissions shall not be considered

Honorary Fellow

Honorary Fellow is IFLA's highest award, and is conferred on the basis of merit on a person who has delivered long and distinguished service to IFLA. It may not necessarily be awarded every year. A nomination for Honorary Fellow is required to be supported by at least three nominators who are current IFLA Members. Nominations must include evidence to support any claims against the criteria. A nomination must be accompanied by at least two written referee reports. Referees should not also be nominators, and at least one referee should be an IFLA Member. Referees should address the nominee's suitability for the award, in relation to the criteria and may provide further information relevant to the award if desired.

In making its decision, the Executive Committee will examine only the evidence provided by the nominators and the two referee reports submitted with this nomination. The evidence and referee reports you provide should be based on the following required criteria:

  1. Length of service to IFLA;
  2. Type(s) of service to IFLA;
  3. Outstanding achievements within that service to IFLA; and
  4. Service that has brought distinction to IFLA in the international arena.
IFLA Medal

IFLA Medal is conferred on a person who has made a distinguished contribution either to IFLA or to international librarianship. It is also anticipated that one medal would be awarded each year, to a nominee from the country hosting the IFLA WLIC.

A nomination for the IFLA Medal is required to have at least two nominators who are current IFLA Members. A nomination must include evidence to support any claims of the nominee's distinguished contribution either to IFLA or to international librarianship. Each nomination shall be accompanied by at least two written referee reports. Referees should not also be nominators, and at least one referee should be an IFLA Member.

In making its decision, the Executive Committee will examine only the evidence provided by the nominators and the two referee reports submitted with this nomination. The evidence and referee reports you provide should be based on the following required criteria

  1. Length of service to IFLA or the profession;
  2. Nature of the distinguished contribution to IFLA or to international librarianship;
  3. Significance of that contribution to IFLA or to international librarianship.
IFLA Scroll of Appreciation

IFLA Scroll of Appreciation is awarded annually by the IFLA Governing Board to the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) National Committee for that year.  Additionally, any Member may nominate an individual who has given distinguished service to IFLA. Staff, including core activities staff, is eligible for nomination.

In making its decision, the Executive Committee will examine only the evidence provided by the nominator.

The evidence provided should be based on the following required criteria:

  1. Length of service to IFLA;
  2. Nature of the service to IFLA;
  3. Significance of that service to IFLA, and its impact on IFLA.

The Executive Committee of the Governing Board considers all nominations in committee and in confidence. The Executive Committee bases its decisions only on the evidence submitted with the nominations and any further evidence sought from the nominees or referees.

The Executive Committee and the Secretary General shall not enter into correspondence on individual nominations. Only successful nominations will be published.

Wherever possible honours and awards shall be announced and conferred at the annual WLIC.

NOMINATION FORMS:
  • Honorary Fellow [DOC] | [PDF]
  • IFLA Medal [DOC] | [PDF]
  • IFLA Scroll of Appreciation [DOC] | [PDF]

Nominations for awards to be conferred in 2020 are invited, in confidence, on this form which may be sent by email as an attachment, by FAX, or post:


email: ifla@ifla.org

FAX: +31 70 3834827


Post:

HONOURS and AWARDS
IFLA
P.O. Box 95312
2509 CH The Hague
The Netherlands

2019 a bumper year for the Marrakesh Treaty

EIFL news and events - პარ, 17/01/2020 - 11:08

2019 was another great year for the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities, confirming its place as WIPO’s fastest moving and most successful treaty. Thirteen more countries joined the treaty in 2019, including two EIFL partner countries - Thailand and Zimbabwe. 

WLIC 2019, Call for papers

IFLA - ხუთ, 16/01/2020 - 19:42

Call for papers

In keeping with the thematic focus of the next World Library Information Congress, "Inspire, Engage, Enable and Connect", the IFLA SIG Relindial proposes a session. It will be organised on the theme:

"How to get engaged and connect libraries in the interreligious dialogue?"

Please follow this link to discover the complete call for papers in english, german and french:
https://2020.ifla.org/cfp-calls/religions-libraries-and-dialogue/

We very much look forward to receive your proposals by 28 February 2020!

 

Open Session: Big dreams, real impact: creating a practical approach to the SDGs

IFLA - ოთხ, 15/01/2020 - 18:02

The World Library and Information Congress in Dublin this August 2020 will be spectacular! The MLAS open session is titled "Big dreams, real impact: creating a practical approach to the SDGs." We have great expectations of generating many conversations and collaborations. We are looking forward to seeing you all in Dublin! Conference Programme updates available here.

MLAS participatory session, designed & facilitated by Matt Finch of mechanicaldolphin.com, will explore approaches to understanding and strategically applying the SDGs in the context of day-to-day library service and operations.

What would it mean to use the SDGs as part of our everyday work in the library sector? How would we demonstrate the difference we make, both to the communities we serve and the wider UN sustainable development agenda? Join us to explore these questions and more in Dublin.

#1Lib1Ref 2020 starts today!

IFLA - ოთხ, 15/01/2020 - 12:03

Today is the start of the biannual 1Lib1Ref event!
From 15th January to 5th February 2020, librarians around the world will contribute to the 5th campaign taking place on Wikipedia.

The objectives of this effort are to improve the quality and reliability of articles on the website with librarians and by inviting the public to contribute to Wikipedia by exploiting the sources available in libraries.

Why commit to #1Lib1Ref in your library?

Wikipedia is a collaborative encyclopedia available in almost 300 different languages, and which promotes values shared by libraries such as free access to information and education.

While many information professionals can see it as an unreliable source of information, it remains. However, statistics show that it is one of the most consulted sites on the internet.

#1Lib1Ref is therefore an opportunity for librarians to extend access to reliable information for all, and in doing so, promote their collections beyond their physical spaces.

Furthermore, it also provides an opportunity to train users in digital tools and literacy but also to educate users on how to check a reliable source, as set out in the IFLA-Wikimedia opportunities papers.

What is a reliable source on Wikipedia?
  • an article based on reliable published sources with a reputation for fact-checking and accuracy.
  • a book or content published with editorial quality.
  • a source to which you would recommend to users of your library.

More information here

How to organise an event or to add references? 

There are many tools to facilitate the setting up of # 1Lib1Ref workshops.

But in general, all articles can be improved by adding a source, so do not hesitate to take a public figure of your choice or a theme that you like. You may, in particular, want to focus on figures and themes which are otherwise under-represented.

If you would like a more precise explanation on adding a source to Wikipedia, do not hesitate to consult this resource.

Call for Papers: Africa Section at IFLA WLIC 2020

IFLA - ოთხ, 15/01/2020 - 11:20

THEME: Working together: building strong information structures for sustainable society

The IFLA Africa Section invites Librarians, Information Scientists and other interested professionals to submit proposals for the Open Forum to be held during the 86th world Library congress from 15-21 August 2020 Dublin, Ireland. In line with the Congress theme, “Inspire, Engage, Enable, connect”, the Africa Section is organising a Session on the theme: “Working together: building strong information structures for sustainable society”.

African Libraries play a central role as in today’s information led economic, social and cultural development. Different types of libraries serve as “motors” that drive the creation; access and usage of information and knowledge needed for this societal transformation. The Africa section is inviting you to send in your projects, programmes, good practices to show case how Libraries work together in building strong information structures for sustainable society.

Full details on the IFLA WLIC 2020 website

Open Session: Big dreams, real impact: creating a practical approach to the SDGs  

IFLA - სამ, 14/01/2020 - 20:38

The World Library and Information Congress in Dublin this August 2020 will be spectacular! The MLAS open session is titled "How to use the SDGs in real life?" We have great expectations of generating many conversations and collaborations. We are looking forward to seeing you all in Dublin!

Conference Programme updates available here.

Open Session: Big dreams, real impact: creating a practical approach to the SDGs  

IFLA - სამ, 14/01/2020 - 20:38

The World Library and Information Congress in Dublin this August 2020 will be spectacular! The MLAS open session is titled "How to use the SDGs in real life?" We have great expectations of generating many conversations and collaborations. We are looking forward to seeing you all in Dublin!

Conference Programme updates available here.

The Next Library 2020 Satellite

IFLA - სამ, 14/01/2020 - 12:20

Image courtesy of Aarhus Public Libraries

We want you to co-create new library futures at Next Library Satellite 2020.

Next Library is an international gathering of forward-thinking library professionals, innovators and decision-makers. The Next Library 2020 Satellite is making its debut in the Southern hemisphere this October and you’re invited!

Join us at the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, to collaborate and share new knowledge with an innovative and creative public library network. Australian public libraries are renowned for their daring approach to the technological, social and climate challenges of our unique region.

Next Library Satellite 2020 will be an exciting place to share ideas and co-create new library futures. If you want to find out what is NEXT for libraries, this is the event for you.

Next Library Satellite 2020 will take place 11 – 13 October 2020 and early bird tickets will go on sale will go on sale on 26 February 2020.

Find out more about the program and start planning your trip to Australia now!

The Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) holds Congress 2019

IFLA - სამ, 14/01/2020 - 12:13

The Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) successfully conducted its Annual Congress last November 19-22, 2019 at the Tagaytay International Convention Center in Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines. The activity is part of a month-long celebration of Library and Information Services Month in November pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 837 s. 1991, in recognition of the need to focus public awareness to the invaluable service that libraries and information centers render.

This year’s congress chose the theme: “Inclusive, Innovative, Interconnected”  and set the following objectives:  a). Examine the role of libraries, information centers, archives, and other cultural heritage partners and institutions in building inclusive, innovative, and interconnected societies; b). Recognize efforts, advocacies, initiatives, programs, projects, and services in libraries, information centers, archives, and other cultural heritage partners and institutions, in contributing to inclusive, innovative, and interconnected societies; and c). Determine the roles of librarians and library associations as key players for societal improvements and change through capacity building and professional agenda.

Tagaytay City officials led by Vice Mayor Reymond Ambion welcomed the participants and national government officials led by Prudenciana C. Cruz, Head of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts-National Committee on Libraries and Information Services; Cesar Gilbert Adriano, Director, National Library of the Philippines and Hon. Yolanda C. Granda, Professional Regulatory Board for Librarians gave their messages for the occasion. Ms. Emily Drabinski, Associate Professor, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York gave the keynote address entitled, The Library as a Connection Machine and Critical Librarianship in Global Perspective.

Photo Source: https://cavite.gov.ph/home/plai-conducts-2019-national-congress/

The plenary sessions catered to the interests of Filipino librarians, and parallel and poster sessions drew participation from library associations and individual librarians. The topics in the plenary sessions were: Philippine Librarians Census 2018 by Prof. Kathleen Lourdes B. Obille, Dean, School of Library and Information Studies, University of the Philippines; Freedom of Information (FOI) Libraries: Future Plans and Prospects by Atty. Kristian Ablan, Asst. Secretary, Presidential Communications Operations Office; What’s the Buzz in the LIS Field: Learnings and Insights from IFLA by Elizabeth R. Peralejo, Chair, Technical Committee for LIS, CHED; The Culion Museum and Archives: Documenting Culion Journey – From Isolation to Integration by Dr. Arturo C, Cunanan, Jr., Chief, Culion Sanitarium and General Hospital; Putting Kazakhstan on the Library Map: Inclusive, Innovative and Interconnected in the Land of the Great Steppe by Joseph M. Yap, Expert Manager, Nazarbayev University Library; The Politics of Remembering Through Films by Nick Deocampo, Chair, Philippine National Committee for the Memory of the World (MOW); and G! Understanding and Responding to Gen Y & Z in our Libraries by Vernon D. Totanes, Director, Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University.

The Congress, for the first time featured a half-day international session with the following topics and speakers: Critical Librarianship in Global Perspective by Emily Drabinski, Associate Professor, Critical Pedagogy Librarian, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York; Building the Trusted Digital Repository at the National Level: the Role of Library and Information Professionals by Dr. Namtip Wipawin, Associate Professor, Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU), Nonthaburi, Thailand; Unpacking a Global Librarianship Course Experience: Designing for Creativity, Interactivity, and Community by Dr. Danilo Baylen, Professor, Instructional Technology and School Library Media, Dept. of Educational Technology and Foundations, College of Education, University of West Georgia, United States; Philippine Librarianship Towards Building Inclusive, Innovative and Interconnected Communities by Hon. Yolanda C. Granda, Chair, Professional Regulatory Board for Librarians (Philippines); Best Practices: An Exciting Showcase of Inclusive, Innovative and Interconnected Libraries in Asia and the USA by Buenaventura B. Basco, Library Faculty, University of Central Florida and John Hickok, Library Faculty, International Outreach Librarian, California State University Fullerton.

A good attendance of 758 participants made for the success of the conference, which included four foreign plenary speakers and two librarians from Malaysia. PLAI wishes to acknowledge the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts - National Committee on Libraries and Information Services (NCCA-NCLIS) and the National Library of the Philippines (NLP), our perennial partners for guidance and funding of our activities; our library associations, PLAI members and our valued sponsors for all the support.

Third National Library Research Symposium 2019 (NatlibSYMPO 2019)

IFLA - სამ, 14/01/2020 - 12:02

The National Library & Documentation Services Board of Sri Lanka conducted the National Library Research Symposium on Library and Information Science (NatlibSYMPO 2019), in collaboration with the Asia & Oceania section of IFLA, on 31 October 2019 at the National Library premises, Colombo. It is the third of its annual series organized by the Library Research Division, to provide an excellent opportunity for researchers to discuss the issues and challenges relating to the fields of Library & Information Science and Social Sciences. The conference provided a platform for a pool of academics, professionals, researchers and students to share and discuss new knowledge created in the field that will positively reinforce the functionality of library field.

The theme of this year’s conference “Library, Information and Documentation in a Context of Transformation" was chosen to address many aspects of growing importance of the value of libraries in the country. The conference sub themes focused on current issues, the latest research achievements, innovative ideas, and latest developments of the Library and Information Science field.

Mr. R. M. M. Rathnayake, Additional Secretary (School Affairs), Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka was the Chief Guest of the symposium while Prof. Rohan Samarajiva, Chairman, Information & Communication Technology Agency (ICTA), Sri Lanka was invited to deliver the keynote address. The inspiring keynote speech delivered on “Transformation of Library Services” was a revelation to all who gathered at the symposium. A large number of participants representing various types of libraries such as public, academic, school and special libraries attended the symposium.

The symposium had presentations of about twenty-one selected research papers covering a wide range of subjects relevant to the theme of the symposium. They were presented in four technical sessions chaired by experts in research arena, such as Emeritus Prof. K. A. P. Siddhisena from Department of Demography, University of Colombo, Dr. Ruwan Gamage, Senior Lecturer from NILIS, University of Colombo, Mr. Prasanna Ranaweera, Director from NILIS, University of Colombo and Mr. N. Ravikumar, Senior Assistant Librarian from Eastern University, Sri Lanka. Prof. W. A. Weerasooriya, Senior Lecturer, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka delivered the Valedictory address. The inspiring presentations and fruitful discussions were conducted in a high-level platform to formulated possible guidelines for future development.

Presenting a memento to the Chief Guest at NatlibSYMPO 2019

A section of gathering at NatlibSYMPO 2019

Lighting of traditional oil lamp by Mr. W. Sunil, Director General of the National Library & Documentation Services Board at the Symposium

Lighting of traditional oil lamp by Chief Guest, Mr. R. M. M. Rathnayake, Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Education at the Symposium

Keynote Speech delivered by Prof. Rohan Samarajiva, Chairman of Information & Communication Technology,  Agency (ICTA), Sri Lanka at the Symposium

One of the technical sessions chaired by Emeritus Prof. K. A. P Siddhiseana (Department of Demography, University of Colombo &  rapporteured by Ms. Senani Bandara (Director, NLDSB)

Valedictory session led by Prof. W. A. Weerasooriya, Senior Lecturer in Department of Library & Information Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

 

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