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Using the Library of Congress Indigenous Law Portal to Promote Territorial Autonomy

IFLA - პარ, 09/08/2019 - 11:54

​In the context of the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019, IFLA is highlighting examples of the different ways in which libraries help to protect, preserve and promote lanaguges and cultures, and through this, communities. 

One crucial element of library work in general is to safeguard and give access to legal texts. There is a need to access law, from legal professionals, decision makers, and ordinary citizens who need to know their rights in order to defend them.

This is as true in indigenous communities as elsewhere, but it may not be easy to find the relevant texts and sources. The Indigenous Law Portal at the Library of Congress offers a solution.

The below introduction, and the text linked to at bottom, explain how the Portal has made a difference in Bolivia. We are grateful to Rosa Maldonaldo, research assistant at the Library of Congress for this: 

 

Obtaining Territorial Autonomy in South America: The Case of Bolivia

By Rosa Maldonado

Working on the Library of Congress’ Indigenous Law Portal has exposed me to an array of information: from indigenous people’s histories, to language variation throughout the Americas, and traditional customary law.

Researching for the Portal means engagement in discussions surrounding the complex legal processes by which indigenous peoples acquire collective land titles to their territorios indígenas (indigenous territories).

There are various accounts throughout the Western Hemisphere of indigenous communities who are currently demanding legal recognition from their state government because the law and policy framework of colonial and post-colonial government has limited them from exercising political and territorial rights.

Obtaining territorial control will set up the legal framework for indigenous communities towards the right to self-determination and self-government.  However, lack of indigenous representation in existing political systems is a road block for these communities in the pursuit of their land rights, the securing of collective legal titles for indigenous territories together with the land management and control  over natural resources.

The other roadblock is the scarcity of sources and evidences as well as the extreme difficulty to obtain access necessary for information providers and legal researcher a like. For this reason, the Indigenous Law Portal based on and organized in subject content by the new LC Classification system on Indigenous law, was pioneered at LC for representation of indigenous law in the Western Hemisphere.

It is envisioned as a one-stop electronic communication and information tool on indigenous communities: their sociology and governance, uncovering and attesting to indigenous  knowledge systems and at once promoting the efforts and look of  rising indigenous communities.

The comparative research on indigenous communities in the larger Amazonian region, indeed, provided surprising aspects and a much better understanding of historical coherence. The many hundreds of downloads from the Portal by indigenous communities, as well as by governments in over 150 countries is a testament to its intended usefulness

Download the full article as a pdf

Find out more about IFLA's involvement in the International Year of Indigenous Languages.

IFLA PAC Centres in Qatar and Russia - Exchange of experience

IFLA - ხუთ, 08/08/2019 - 16:57

​The extensive PAC network, focused around the IFLA PAC Centres, has a wide range of expertise concerning preservation and conservation as well as safeguarding cultural heritage. The IFLA PAC Netowrk has one major goal: to preserve all library and archive materials, published and unpublished, in all formats in accessible form for as long as possible.

To ensure this - and to celebrate the Qatar-Russia Year of Culture - the two PAC Centres in Qatar and Moscow met to exchange experience and knowledge. Read below story by Maria Kolpakova from the IFLA PAC Center hosted by the Library for Foreign Literature in Moscow, Russia on how the two PAC Centres have benefited from the PAC Network. 

From Qatar to Russia

During the Business Meetings for IFLA’s Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centres at the World Library and Information Congress 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, an agreement was reached on a professional exchange between specialists from the IFLA PAC Centre Centres For Arabic Countries and Middle East, hosted by the Qatar National Library (Doha, Qatar) and for the CIS and Eastern Europe, hosted by the the Library for Foreign Literature (Moscow, Russia).

2018 was a year of cultural exchange between Russia and Qatar, which provided a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the work of each other’s PAC Centre.

A first visit took place in November 2018. Chanaka Darshana Subasinhage Don Perera, one of the conservation staff of the Qatar National Library, came to participate in the International Scientific and Practical Conference "Preservation of Book Monuments", organised in Moscow, Russia.

The Conference built on the work of Russian specialists to research and publish work on the subject of humanitarian and natural science in books and book collections, as well as on restoration activities.

To ensure wider exchange, the Russian organisers also invited specialists from the Graz University Library (Austria), the restorer Manfred Meyer and the Head of the special collections department Erich Renhart to give lectures at the conference. The conference was held in Russian with simultaneous translation into English.

 

At the event, Chanaka Perera spoke about the National Library of Qatar and its own restoration workshop. The strong focus on providing thoughtful service to readers, the architecture of the building, the organisation of the space and the uniqueness of the collection left no-one indifferent. The description of the restoration workshop, the specialist restorers, and the modern equipment for conducting in-depth studies strongly increased the interest of Russian colleagues in visiting Qatar National Library.

In April 2019, specialists Maria Kolpakova and Evgenia Vivdenkova from IFLA PAC Regional Centre for the CIS and Eastern Europe visited the IFLA PAC Regional Centre For Arabic Countries and Middle East to participate in the “Book Binding Conservation” workshop. The workshop was conducted under the supervision of Mireille Porterie, a French expert in conservation. During the workshop were demonstrated methods of restoration of book bindings using Japanese restoration paper. The presented methods were informative and will be taken into work.

In addition to participating in the workshop, an excursion in the library were organised for the specialists from the Russian PAC Centre. The modern, thought-out library building is interesting not only from the practical side, but also as an original architectural project. The restoration workshops of the National Library of Qatar are equipped with advanced equipment for research and practical restoration. Specialists visited the restoration workshops of not only the National Library of Qatar, but also the Museum of Islamic Art and the National Museum of Qatar. All of them are distinguished by the presence of large space, high level of natural light illumination, high-quality equipment and highly qualified staff.Certainly, the professional exchange that took place was useful and interesting both for the specialists themselves and for strengthening communication between the PAC Centres. We hope for further cooperation and joint projects.

 

Updates for the 2019 IFLA WLIC and IFLAPARL Pre-Conference

IFLA - ოთხ, 07/08/2019 - 20:31

The latest information about this year's IFLAPARL pre-conference at the Hellenic Parliament, Athens, on 22nd & 23rd August is available on the pre-conference web page.  This includes details of the location of the Parliament Building and the full programme.

Please check the pre-conference page regularly as it will continue to be updated in the weeks before the conference as more information becomes available.

Outline information on IFLAPARL's sessions and Standing Committee meetings at the main IFLA Congress is available here.

The official IFLA 2019 mobile app is also now available from the Apple AppStore to download on any iOS device.

Open Session 154 Libraries: Create Spaces - Inspire Dialogue - Empower Community - Asia and Oceania 08:30 – 10:30; August 27,2019

IFLA - ოთხ, 07/08/2019 - 17:03
The open session of Regional Section for Asia and Oceania plans to contribute to this year’s WLIC theme of “Libraries: Dialogue for Change”, by exploring how libraries have empowered their communities by way of creating trusted space and stimulating dialogue.

It aims to demonstrate how all types of librarians/libraries in Asia and Oceania have brought people together in vibrant community hubs, generated dialogue/conversation and helped their communities to figure out/resolve the complexities of life as well as the society they live in.

The session includes a keynote, 5 full-paper presentations and 4 Lightning Talks.

Presentation 1. Keynote: Library leaders: creating, inspiring, empowering our future leaders Allison Dobbie, Former General Manager of Auckland Libraries, New Zealand Click here for more information: http://www.professionalabstracts.com/iflawlic2019/iplanner/#/grid    

New entries in the National Bibliographic Register

IFLA - ორშ, 05/08/2019 - 23:47

Profiles in the National Bibliographic Register have recently been added for:

  • Canadiana : the National Bibliography of Canada
  • The Greek National Bibliography
  • The Turkish Bibliography

This brings the number of profiles up to 48 national bibliographies. New profiles, or updates to existing profiles, are welcome at any time.

The July 2019 IFLAPARL newsletter has been published

IFLA - ორშ, 05/08/2019 - 16:49

The July 2019 issue of the Section's newsletter is now available. 

This edition includes the following: 

  • Message from the Chair 
  • How to join the Section 
  • The IFLA WLIC & IFLAPARL Pre-Conference 2019
  • More on IFLAPARL projects & activities
  • News of IFLA's new strategy
  • News from IFLAPARL members and reports from events 
  • Recent books and articles 

The July 2019 IFLAPARL newsletter has been published

IFLA - ორშ, 05/08/2019 - 16:49

The July 2019 issue of the Section's newsletter is now available. 

This edition includes the following: 

  • Message from the Chair 
  • How to join the Section 
  • The IFLA WLIC & IFLAPARL Pre-Conference 2019
  • More on IFLAPARL projects & activities
  • News of IFLA's new strategy
  • News from IFLAPARL members and reports from events 
  • Recent books and articles 

WLIC 2019: Events for AVMS

IFLA - კვი, 04/08/2019 - 20:04
AVMS meetings:

You are more than welcome to join the AVMS Section meetings, if you want to know more about what we do, or if you are considering becoming a member.

 

Our first meeting will be on Saturday, August 24 at 15:45 – 17:45, HAEF 103. IFLA will run busses from the Convention Center to the meeting venue.

Our second meeting will take place on Thursday, August 29, 10:45 – 13:15, Room 5.

 

At the first meeting, we will talk about our upcoming Action Plan.

 

 

Open Session:

 

Session 179, Tuesday, August 27, 13:45 – 15:45, Trianti

Theme: It's Good to Preserve, It's Even Better to Share: Sound and Visual Cultural Heritage in Local Communities.

Sponsoring IFLA Sections: Preservation and Conservation Section and the Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (PAC)

 

 

Hope to see you in Athens!

AVMS Video from WLIC 2018

Newsletter on "Digital Opportunities and Challenges for Libraries for Children and Young Adults" is online

IFLA - კვი, 04/08/2019 - 16:39

The newsletter shows how libraries are engaging youth with digital tools—whether it is from simply providing access, to harnessing technology to give voice to  young people’s own creative ideas while providing the best possible service. Clearly digital opportunities are a crucial way to engage young people. Read your way around the world, from Croatia to Singapore to Nigeria!

Newsletter August 2019

WLIC 2019 - Session 238 Gatekeeping to Advocacy

IFLA - კვი, 04/08/2019 - 05:10

The Government Libraries and Library and Research Services for Parliaments and Law Libraries Sections invite to the session 238 of the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2019 - #WLIC2019, to be held in Athens, Greece.

Date: 28 August 2019, 13:45 - 15:45.

Keynote Address: Informing Legislative Debate: The Role of Government Libraries / Donna Scheeder (Past-President IFLA (formerly: Congressional Research Service - CRS, Library of Congress), Washington, D.C., United States).

The need now more than ever before is to have reliable, accurate and unbiased information as a basis for both citizens and legislators to make informed decisions on the issues that face us. Donna will speak about government libraries, including CRS and the role of information in development and citizen empowerment.

Presentations:

1. The Library of the Court of Justice of the European Union: spreading the knowledge of EU legal writings around the world / Fabio Pappalardo (Library of the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ), Italy)

2. Library2u@MITI: an emerging agent towards empowering innovation / Azli Abd Rahim (Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysia) 

3. The role of Government libraries in promotion of the UN SDGs in Uganda; a case of selected Government Libraries / Winny Nekesa Akullo (Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority, Uganda)

4. No learning, no teaching allowed: opening a hidden collection / Cinzia Iossa (Library of the Italian Ministry of Education, Italy)

5. Promoting SDG 11 through the IHS Library / Nigel Browne (Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) Library, Netherlands).

We encourage information professionals attending the conference to be part of the session. 

More information: WLIC 2019 Conference Programme

WLIC 2019 - Session 238 Gatekeeping to Advocacy

IFLA - კვი, 04/08/2019 - 05:10

The Government Libraries and Library and Research Services for Parliaments and Law Libraries Sections invite to the session 238 of the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2019 - #WLIC2019, to be held in Athens, Greece.

Date: 28 August 2019, 13:45 - 15:45.

Keynote Address: Informing Legislative Debate: The Role of Government Libraries / Donna Scheeder (Past-President IFLA (formerly: Congressional Research Service - CRS, Library of Congress), Washington, D.C., United States).

The need now more than ever before is to have reliable, accurate and unbiased information as a basis for both citizens and legislators to make informed decisions on the issues that face us. Donna will speak about government libraries, including CRS and the role of information in development and citizen empowerment.

Presentations:

1. The Library of the Court of Justice of the European Union: spreading the knowledge of EU legal writings around the world / Fabio Pappalardo (Library of the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ), Italy)

2. Library2u@MITI: an emerging agent towards empowering innovation / Azli Abd Rahim (Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysia) 

3. The role of Government libraries in promotion of the UN SDGs in Uganda; a case of selected Government Libraries / Winny Nekesa Akullo (Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority, Uganda)

4. No learning, no teaching allowed: opening a hidden collection / Cinzia Iossa (Library of the Italian Ministry of Education, Italy)

5. Promoting SDG 11 through the IHS Library / Nigel Browne (Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) Library, Netherlands).

We encourage information professionals attending the conference to be part of the session. 

More information: WLIC 2019 Conference Programme

ENSULIB at IFLA WLIC 2019 in Athens, Greece

IFLA - ხუთ, 01/08/2019 - 18:45

ENSULIB will have two sessions at IFLA WLIC on Tuesday 27th August.

  1. Open session takes place at 8:30 – 10:30 under the theme: Let's Change Now: Libraries Driving Sustainability - Environment, Sustainability and Libraries (Session 156).
  2. IFLA’s and ENSULIB’s joint session take place at 11:45 – 12:45 under the theme: Libraries and Sustainability: Examples, Supporters, Educators (Session 166).
IFLA Green Library Award Presentation:

The winner and runner-ups of the IFLA Green Library Award 2019 will be presented also on Tuesday 27th August at 12:45 – 13:45, Session 172, Awards Presentation.

ENSULIB Convener Talk

Harri Sahavirta (ENSULIB Convener) will give a lightning talk entitled:  10 Reasons for Environmental Commitment in Public Libraries on Thursday, 29th August at 12:00.

ENSULIB team would also like to meet all who are interested in joining our unofficial team and work with us. If you would like have a dinner with us (at your own expense), send an email to harri.sahavirta@hel.fi for more information.

For more information, see the full conference programme.

The Right to Read is the Right To Mine: But Not When Blocked by Technical Protection Measures

LIBER news - ხუთ, 01/08/2019 - 14:29

Tell us and the Libraries Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA) if you have been blocked from access to electronic content in the context of data mining. Our Copyright & Legal Matters Working Group is working with LACA to gather evidence about what happens when Technical Protection Measures (TPMs) block researchers from accessing content because they have…

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CPDWL and M&M Coaching and Professional Development at WLIC 2019

IFLA - ხუთ, 01/08/2019 - 09:24

Session No 251 on Thursday, August 29 from 8.30 - 10.30 am in the Banqueting Hall

The July IFLA WLIC 2019 Newsletter mentioned the session as one of the sessions you shouldn't miss to get the full perspective of IFLA and the activities of the library field across the world.

In 2017 the Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section created the CPDWL Coaching Initiative. A pilot coaching session was offered very successfully during the WLIC in Kuala Lumpur last year.

This year we are happy to announce that CPDWL is collaborating with the Management & Marketing Section on a Coaching Programme for WLIC in Athens.

We will present a drop-in session where participants can choose coaches from all over the world. The coaches will not only converse in English but in all official IFLA languages and beyond. At the entrance of the hall you will find hosts who will assist you in finding the right coach.

The focus of these coaching sessions will be to help develop the individual`s career and professional development and/or develop the individual`s understanding of how involvement in the work of IFLA can help with the individual`s career and professional development.

CPDWL and M&M invite all WLIC delegates to join the session.

IFLA Knowledge Management SIG Digital Humanities/Digital Scholarship Meets in Athens 27 August

IFLA - სამ, 30/07/2019 - 22:13

Where: 2019 IFLA WLIC, Athens, Business Meeting Room 4

When: Tuesday, August 27, 16:15 – 18:45

In preparation for the meeting, we are collecting feedback from the entire IFLA community. Whether you are able to attend this year’s WLIC or not, please complete the following survey. For your convenience and to encourage true global engagement, we have translated the survey into Chinese, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish. You can help direct the vision, mission and future of the DH/DS SIG:

Complete the survey

The mission of the DH/DS SIG is to stimulate a globally engaged DH/DS forum among IFLA communities for exploring, developing and exchanging ideas and best practices regarding DH/DS in the context of libraries’ and information service organization’s evolving missions.

This year, the fourth since the SIG’s establishment, please join us to reflect on our accomplishments and work together to form a vision and mission for the future. At this meeting we will engage with the feedback collected in the survey with the IFLA community. We will assess the SIG’s current organizational structure and have a discussion about the future direction of the SIG, whose review with the IFLA headquarters will take place in 2021. We will also explore such questions as: What are the next goals of the SIG? What are our priorities? What are the main themes for the next 2-3 years of conference planning? How do we remain relevant and aligned with IFLA’s strategic direction? Do we want to become a formal section, and why?

Please complete the survey above and consider joining us for this lively session. Your participation is important to the future of the DH/DS SIG.

Now available: Educational Technologies and Student Data - Briefing for Libraries

IFLA - სამ, 30/07/2019 - 19:59

The use of technology in education is growing, and a new class of technologies has emerged that relies on tracking and analysing vast amounts of student behavioural data to measure their activity, participation or wellbeing.

The position of libraries in educational ecosystems means that they may well, both directly and indirectly, come across these trends.

University and school libraries will be affected by the Edtech their institutions use. Both public and academic libraries can face pressure to use more performance tracking and learning analytics tools to benchmark their users’ progress and demonstrate performance.

It is worth libraries being conscious of the growing role of Edtech in the schools, colleges and universities that they serve. IFLA has produced this briefing to outline the key ethical and security concerns for libraries to consider, and suggest some ways for libraries to promote responsible and ethical use of Edtech.

Visit our publication page to read the briefing.

Open Access in Zimbabwe

EIFL news and events - სამ, 30/07/2019 - 14:13
  Background

EIFL began working in Zimbabwe in 2005, at a time when open access (OA) was just starting to be recognized and practised globally. Our first project in Zimbabwe was to support an OA awareness campaign and the creation of an OA repository at the University of Zimbabwe. Launched in 2005, the University of Zimbabwe Institutional Repository, was the first institutional OA repository in the EIFL network.

Librarians, Your Profession Needs You to Advocate for Libraries & Research!

LIBER news - სამ, 30/07/2019 - 13:38

Are you a research librarian working in Europe? If so, you have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to help shape your national copyright legislation. Speak up for libraries and research so that your library benefits from new activities and services. If you don’t, your library’s ability to serve users could be unnecessarily restricted. This unique situation stems…

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Now Available: IFLA Asia and Oceania Regional Quarterly News - July 2019 Issue

IFLA - ორშ, 29/07/2019 - 16:11

Dear friends,

We present to you the July 2019 issue of our IFLA Asia and Oceania Regional Quarterly Newsletter.

Hope you have enjoyed it so far.

~Please open the PDF newsletter to access the links.~

Thank you and have a great week ahead!

Happy Reading! 

With warmest regards,

Soh Lin Li
Regional Manager
IFLA Regional Office for Asia and Oceania

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