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Call for Papers - Law Libraries joint with Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) Advisory Committee

IFLA - ოთხ, 08/01/2020 - 00:18

Call for Papers — Open Sessions

Law Libraries joint with Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) Advisory Committee

Theme: "Libraries and Public Rights to the Law: International Perspectives on Barriers to Free Legal Information"

The IFLA Law Libraries Section and the Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) Advisory Committee is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at a session to be held at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland 15-21 August, 2020.

Session Theme

In spite of the advancement of freely available online legal information, considerable tension still exists between the governments of the countries of the world and commercial publishers when it comes to the need to provide the laws of the countries of the world freely to all people. The public has a fundamental right to the law in all democratic countries, and yet, in many instances, the law remains locked behind paywalls, terms of use, and even copyright assertions that restrict the public’s and libraries’ rights to use and preserve the law.  In many ways, the Internet has not freed the law, but offered publishers the opportunity to explore more pernicious practices when contracting with governments and courts to publish legal information. Some publishers restrict the ability to access and use the law through copyright restrictions, restrictive terms of use, and fee for use services. In some instances, these practices limit a library’s ability to provide primary legal material to all users and to preserve the law. This program will explore how restrictive use policies (copyright, terms of use, pay for access) affect the public’s ability to publicly access the law and libraries’ abilities to share law and preserve it.

We invite papers that:

  • Discuss how libraries have encountered restrictions on access to legal information, including how libraries have responded to these restrictions to make law more accessible for their users.
  • Discuss the role of libraries/librarians in advocating for access to the law, including successful advocacy efforts in any country to expand access to the law.
  •  Discuss legal restrictions to free access to the law in a particular country (examples can include copyright, terms of use restrictions, etc.) and how those restrictions affect people’s rights to access the law and libraries’ in their ability to help them.
  • Discuss perspectives or offers expertise outside of a North American perspective.

Papers should reflect the conference theme, “Inspire, Engage, Enable, Connect”.

Language of the session:

Papers should be in one of the seven IFLA’s official languagesArabicChineseEnglishFrenchGermanRussian and Spanish,

however, abstracts should be in English. The Presentation for this session must be done in English, as no interpretation services will be available for this session.

Important dates and submission guidelines

Deadline to submit proposals/abstracts: 21 February 2020

Proposals should include:

– Title of proposed presentation

– Abstract of proposed paper (no more than 300 words)

– Name of presenter plus position and/or title

– Employer / affiliated institution

– Contact information including e-mail address, telephone number

– Short biographical statement of presenter

Send proposals via email to:

Leslie Street
Emaillstreet@wm.edu

Important dates:

13 March 2020: Proposals will be reviewed and successful candidates will be notified.

29 May 2020:  Deadline for selected presenters to submit formal paper to coordinator (for inclusion on the IFLA conference website and the Section’s website).  Details regarding the format and length of the final paper will be sent to candidates whose abstracts are accepted.

All proposals must be received by 21 February 2020.

Please note:

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

The paper must be an original submission not presented or published elsewhere. All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2020 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

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

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

Congress Participation Grants

List of opportunities for support is available on the Apply for Grants & Awards webpage.

EIFL and JSTOR renew agreement

eifl licensing news - სამ, 07/01/2020 - 18:41

EIFL has renewed its current agreement with JSTOR to provide free and discounted access to the JSTOR Archive Journals. The agreement  includes about 2,500 journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. All issues, from Volume 1, Issue 1, are provided for every journal up to the moving wall, including all previous and related titles. 

EIFL and JSTOR renew agreement

EIFL news and events - სამ, 07/01/2020 - 18:41

EIFL has renewed its current agreement with JSTOR to provide free and discounted access to the JSTOR Archive Journals. The agreement  includes about 2,500 journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. All issues, from Volume 1, Issue 1, are provided for every journal up to the moving wall, including all previous and related titles. 

Call for papers "Rethinking the concepts of art libraries, in view of changing cultural heritage paradigms: collection building, facilitating access, reaching new audiences"

IFLA - სამ, 07/01/2020 - 17:06

The Art Libraries invite proposals for the Open Session entitled "Rethinking the concepts of art libraries, in view of changing cultural heritage paradigms: collection building, facilitating access, reaching new audiences".

Today art libraries are facing the challenge and opportunity of dealing with collections that are culturally and materially diverse, in an environment where social and political change is also shaping how they are used. How do art libraries apply or adapt their traditional practices to meet these challenges? Are their traditional modes of collecting, cataloguing and giving access to resources fit for this purpose? How can cultural heritage institutions such as museums, archives and libraries fight against inherited obstacles and build a new partnership? How can they connect new audiences with their rich, but sometimes little-known, collections? Will the evolution of technologies and standards really help us to adapt, or do we have to go further and rethink together the whole mission of preserving and transmitting cultural heritage for the future?

More information at WLIC2020 Call for papers.

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IFLA - ორშ, 06/01/2020 - 05:11

Call for Paper: LIS Education in Developing Countries joint with Information Literacy

IFLA - კვი, 05/01/2020 - 13:05

The IFLA LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group and the Information Literacy Section invite interested professionals to submit proposals for the open session at the IFLA World Congress in Dublin, Ireland, 15-22 August 2020.

There is an increasing awareness about the prospective and important role of LIS education in the dissemination of information literacy through the changing trends and societies. Implementing powerful learning strategies in librarianship, academic, and practical sectors through which awareness about the importance of information in todays’ life, business and education should be a vital role of LIS education in developing countries.  This call to action urges LIS educators to work on their program plans and curriculums. This session’s goal is to provide a clear view of the presence of information literacy components in LIS programs worldwide with a special focus on developing countries...  Read more

Convocatoria para Sesión Abierta de IFLA América Latina y el Caribe en WLIC 2020

IFLA - შაბ, 04/01/2020 - 23:21

La Sección de América Latina y el Caribe, invita al sector bibliotecario a participar presentando ponencias relacionadas con el movimiento de ciencia abierta y su relación con las bibliotecas de Latinoamérica y el Caribe, a partir de considerar los conceptos, elementos, políticas y aspectos relacionados con la implementación de aspectos teóricos y pragmáticos de aquel movimiento, entre otros. Las ponencias seleccionadas se presentarán en la Sesión Abierta de IFLA LAC durante el Congreso Mundial de la IFLA (Federación Internacional de Asociaciones de Bibliotecarios e Instituciones por sus siglas en inglés), en Dublin, Irlanda, a celebrarse del 15 al 21 de agosto, 2020.

Objetivo

La Sección para América Latina y el Caribe (IFLA LAC) busca presentar en el Congreso Mundial de la IFLA 2020 elementos teóricos, iniciativas, proyectos, programas, planes que tengan como objetivo implementar el movimiento de ciencia abierta en las bibliotecas de Latinoamérica en razón de articular elementos acorde a los contextos actuales. Entre otros aspectos, las propuestas deben ofrecer elementos teóricos y pragmáticos adaptados a la era digital, así como presentar las tendencias que posicionen el papel que desempeñan las bibliotecas y los bibliotecarios en el desarrollo e implementación de los elementos de la ciencia abierta en la región. Todos están invitados a aportar experiencias, testimonios o evidencias relacionadas con el tema principal de la sesión. 

Sub Temas – Líneas Temáticas

El Comité Organizador está interesado en la propuesta de ponencias relacionadas al tema central, considerando, entre otros, los siguientes subtemas: 

●       Fundamentos teóricos, conceptuales y elementos de la ciencia abierta.

●       Tipos de recursos de información de la ciencia abierta: datos, publicaciones.

●       Infraestructura e innovación para la difusión de la ciencia abierta.

●       Políticas y fundamentos de la ciencia abierta.

●       Evaluación de la investigación y ciencia abierta.

●       Bibliotecas y ciencia abierta.

●       Sociedad y ciencia abierta.

●       Retos y tendencias de la ciencia abierta en entornos bibliotecarios.

●       Temas relacionados con el desarrollo e implementación de la ciencia abierta en la perspectiva bibliotecaria.

Para más información de esta convocatoria: 

https://www.ifla.org/node/92745

The IFLA Metadata Newsletter December 2019 issue is published

IFLA - პარ, 03/01/2020 - 03:37

The IFLA Metadata Newsletter vol. 5. no. 2, December 2019 is a cooperation between the Bibliography Section, the Cataloguing Section and the Subject Analysis and Access Section.

Out Now: December 2019 issue of IFLA Journal

IFLA - ორშ, 30/12/2019 - 19:12

​​IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries.

The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally.

Volume 45, No.4 (December 2019)

Editor: Steven W. Witt

Contents:
Editorial

Can journals overcome bias and make the peer review process more inclusive? 275
Steven W. Witt

Articles

Predatory publishing and the Ghana experience: A call to action for information professionals 277
Kodjo Atiso, Jenna Kammer and Jenny Bossaller

An examination of IFLA and Data Science Association ethical codes 289
Cheryl Trepanier, Ali Shiri and Toni Same

The literate environment in Kenya: Re-conceptualizing the value of text 302
Brooke M. Shanno

Knowledge management practice in South Asian higher education institutions 309
Saima Kanwal, Miguel Baptista Nunes and Muhammad Ar

Entrepreneurial opportunities: A roadmap for diversifying financial sources in libraries, Tanzania 322
Julither Edward Mayombya, Kelefa Mwantimwa and Esther Ndenje-Sichalwe

Barriers to ideal transfer of climate change information in developing nations 334
Brady Lund

School librarians in Sweden: A case study in change 344
Lesley S. J. Farmer

Abstracts 353

 

IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries. The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally. IFLA Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

To submit an article please visit IFLA Journal on the SAGE platform.

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LOCAL HISTORY AND GENEALOGY SECTION Chair’s Update

IFLA - კვი, 29/12/2019 - 06:42

December 2019                                                                                                                 

LOCAL HISTORY AND GENEALOGY SECTION

Chair’s Update

Items Submitted to the IFLA Governing Board

Annual Report

The Annual Report for 2018-2019 was submitted to the IFLA Governing Board. Among the items we reported on were the successes of the Open Session at WLIC 2019 in Athens and the Satellite Conference in Belgrade, which preceded the Open Session.

(Note: “we” in this “Chair’s Update” means “I, and on behalf of our section.”)

The chair extends her gratitude again to those who helped with these sessions, especially Laila Hussein Moustafa and Bozena Rasmussen, who coordinated the Satellite Conference.

Action Plan

We submitted our Action Plan for 2019-2021, as required by IFLA. After input from active members of the Standing Committee, beginning with our business meetings in Athens and continuing via email after that, we selected three focus areas that were aligned with IFLA’s Strategic Plan. The Action Plan was accepted. The focus areas are:

  • Focus Area 1: Identify and map organizations, institutions, associations, etc. with local history and genealogy collections and develop a spreadsheet or database that will encourage collaboration and networking.
  • Focus Area 2: Identify, collect, and publish best practices, models, and standards of developing and managing local history.
  • Focus Area 3: Identify and share learning and professional development opportunities.
Proposals for WLIC 2020 and Satellite Conference 2020

We submitted a proposal to have one Open Session and two Business Meetings again at WLIC 2020. We also submitted a proposal for a Satellite Conference in Scotland. These have been approved by the IFLA Governing Board at its meeting earlier this month.

Open Session: The Open Session is in collaboration with the Indigenous Matters Section and the Rare Books and Special Collections Section. We can now prepare and send out a Call for Proposals. The chair will be forming a committee to do this and to review submissions.

Satellite Conference: The chair extends her gratitude to Cherie Bush for her work in coordinating this with the National Library of Scotland. There are a few details that still need to be worked out, but the IFLA Governing Board has approved what has already been submitted. The Satellite Conference is in collaboration with the Asia and Oceania Section. The chair will be calling on others to help Cherie in the task of coordinating this.

Change to IFLA Mailing Lists

As per an email from Sophie Felfoldi, the IFLA Mailing List Administrator, dated, December 9, IFLA mailing lists have changed and all mailing list subscribers are now subscribed to a list that ends in @iflalists.org. The Local History and Genealogy Section listservs therefore are, GENLOC@iflalists.org and GENLOC2@iflalists.org

IFLA Website and the Local History and Genealogy Section Webpage

As you probably know, IFLA continues to work on its website. In the meantime, our Information Coordinator, Takashi Nagatsuka, now has access to the webpage and will be uploading important documents and updating the webpage itself.

Standing and Corresponding Committees and General Membership

We appreciated those who showed great interest in serving on the Standing Committee and the Corresponding Committee of our section, especially during WLIC 2019. The chair will be working with IFLA Headquarters to confirm all information regarding committee members. We recognize that there are a few Standing Committee members who have been inactive. The chair will be contacting those inactive members to confirm their status in the section. As suggested on our Action Plan, we do have a lot of work to do, and it is important that we have active members who can assist in this.

We also want to continue to increase our general membership. Do encourage others to join this section.

IFLA Governance

A major issue that came up at WLIC 2019 in Athens was the IFLA structure and the structure of the IFLA groups. Our Division II chair, Helen Vincent, reported that no discussion or action regarding this has taken place since the meeting in Athens.

Conclusion

Do let the chair, or the secretary, Laila Hussein Moustafa, know if you have any questions about any activities of the section. We will continue to keep you informed of important activities.

LOCAL HISTORY AND GENEALOGY SECTION Chair’s Update

IFLA - პარ, 27/12/2019 - 13:34

December  2019                                                                                                                 

LOCAL HISTORY AND GENEALOGY SECTION

Chair’s Update

 

Items Submitted to the IFLA Governing Board

  • Annual Report

The Annual Report for 2018-2019 was submitted to the IFLA Governing Board. Among the items we reported on were the successes of the Open Session at WLIC 2019 in Athens and the Satellite Conference in Belgrade, which preceded the Open Session.

(Note: “we” in this “Chair’s Update” means “I, and on behalf of our section.”)

The chair extends her gratitude again to those who helped with these sessions, especially Laila Hussein Moustafa and Bozena Rasmussen, who coordinated the Satellite Conference.

  • Action Plan

We submitted our Action Plan for 2019-2021, as required by IFLA. After input from active members of the Standing Committee, beginning with our business meetings in Athens and continuing via email after that, we selected three focus areas that were aligned with IFLA’s Strategic Plan. The Action Plan was accepted. The focus areas are:

Focus Area 1: Identify and map organizations, institutions, associations, etc. with local history and genealogy collections and develop a spreadsheet or database that will encourage collaboration and networking.

Focus Area 2: Identify, collect, and publish best practices, models, and standards of developing and managing local history.

Focus Area 3: Identify and share learning and professional development opportunities.

  • Proposals for WLIC 2020 and Satellite Conference 2020

We submitted a proposal to have one Open Session and two Business Meetings again at WLIC 2020. We also submitted a proposal for a Satellite Conference in Scotland. These have been approved by the IFLA Governing Board at its meeting earlier this month.

Open Session: The Open Session is in collaboration with the Indigenous Matters Section and the Rare Books and Special Collections Section. We can now prepare and send out a Call for Proposals. The chair will be forming a committee to do this and to review submissions.

Satellite Conference. The chair extends her gratitude to Cherie Bush for her work in coordinating this with the National Library of Scotland. There are a few details that still need to be worked out, but the IFLA Governing Board has approved what has already been submitted. The Satellite Conference is in collaboration with the Asia and Oceania Section. The chair will be calling on others to help Cherie in the task of coordinating this.

Change to IFLA Mailing Lists

As per an email from Sophie Felfoldi, the IFLA Mailing List Administrator, dated, December 9, IFLA mailing lists have changed and all mailing list subscribers are now subscribed to a list that ends in @iflalists.org. The Local History and Genealogy Section listservs therefore are, GENLOC@iflalists.org and GENLOC2@iflalists.org

IFLA Website and the Local History and Genealogy Section Webpage

As you probably know, IFLA continues to work on its website. In the meantime, our Information Coordinator, Takashi Nagatsuka, now has access to the webpage and will be uploading important documents and updating the webpage itself.

Standing and Corresponding Committees and General Membership

We appreciated those who showed great interest in serving on the Standing Committee and the Corresponding Committee of our section, especially during WLIC 2019. The chair will be working with IFLA Headquarters to confirm all information regarding committee members. We recognize that there are a few Standing Committee members who have been inactive. The chair will be contacting those inactive members to confirm their status in the section. As suggested on our Action Plan, we do have a lot of work to do, and it is important that we have active members who can assist in this.

We also want to continue to increase our general membership. Do encourage others to join this section.

IFLA Governance

A major issue that came up at WLIC 2019 in Athens was the IFLA structure and the structure of the IFLA groups. Our Division II chair, Helen Vincent, reported that no discussion or action regarding this has taken place since the meeting in Athens.

Conclusion

Do let the chair, or the secretary, Laila Hussein Moustafa, know if you have any questions about any activities of the section. We will continue to keep you informed of important activities.

 

Call for Papers — Open Sessions at IFLA WLIC 2020

IFLA - ორშ, 23/12/2019 - 05:49

The IFLA Preservation and Conservation Section and IFLA Information Technology Section invites Librarians, Information Scientists and other interested professionals to submit proposals for the Open Session to be held during the 86th IFLA WLIC, in Dublin, Ireland.

Theme: "Preserving complex digital objects in libraries"

Full details available on the WLIC 2020 website

Call for Papers — Open Sessions at IFLA WLIC 2020

IFLA - ორშ, 23/12/2019 - 05:49

The IFLA Preservation and Conservation Section and IFLA Information Technology Section invites Librarians, Information Scientists and other interested professionals to submit proposals for the Open Session to be held during the 86th IFLA WLIC, in Dublin, Ireland.

Theme: "Preserving complex digital objects in libraries"

Full details available on the WLIC 2020 website

Uncertainty, Innovation, Opportunity: IFLA Launches Trend Report Update 2019

IFLA - ორშ, 23/12/2019 - 03:00

IFLA has published the 2019 Update of its Trend Report. As the latest in a series looking at the key issues and developments that shape the world in which we operate, it offers a basis for reflection and long-term thinking in the field.

IFLA’s original Trend Report in 2013 brought together perspectives from experts around the world and across sectors in order to inspire and support the library field in its thinking about the future.

In doing so, it provided a tool, not only for IFLA but for library associations, libraries, and library and information workers globally to think about the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead, and how to make the most of them.

The 2019 Update of IFLA’s Trend Report continues in the path of previous editions, sharing insights and perspectives on some of the key issues and developments that characterise the conditions in which libraries operate.

This year’s Update is based on the nine interventions made during the President’s Session at the 2019 World Library and Information Congress, which brought together professionals from around the world.

The chapters address three broader trends:

  1. We face increasing uncertainty in our environment, demanding new ways of working within our field and with government, but also a growing demand for information.
  1. We understand better than ever before the need to take holistic approaches to deal with growing complexity in the decisions that both governments and individuals take.
  1. We have new possibilities to work at scale, offering both new possibilities for the library field, but also a need to focus advocacy and engagement efforts at new levels.

This Update, along with previous Updates in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and the original 2013 Trend Report are all available for your use on our Trend Report website. We hope that this will support discussion and the development of new ideas about how we can not only keep up with change, but lead it.

Next year will be a big one for the Trend Report, with the first major new edition since the original.

Watch this space!

Download the 2019 Update from the Trend Report website.

Uncertainty, Innovation, Opportunity: IFLA Launches Trend Report Update 2019

IFLA - ორშ, 23/12/2019 - 03:00

IFLA has published the 2019 Update of its Trend Report. As the latest in a series looking at the key issues and developments that shape the world in which we operate, it offers a basis for reflection and long-term thinking in the field.

IFLA’s original Trend Report in 2013 brought together perspectives from experts around the world and across sectors in order to inspire and support the library field in its thinking about the future.

In doing so, it provided a tool, not only for IFLA but for library associations, libraries, and library and information workers globally to think about the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead, and how to make the most of them.

The 2019 Update of IFLA’s Trend Report continues in the path of previous editions, sharing insights and perspectives on some of the key issues and developments that characterise the conditions in which libraries operate.

This year’s Update is based on the nine interventions made during the President’s Session at the 2019 World Library and Information Congress, which brought together professionals from around the world.

The chapters address three broader trends:

  1. We face increasing uncertainty in our environment, demanding new ways of working within our field and with government, but also a growing demand for information.
  1. We understand better than ever before the need to take holistic approaches to deal with growing complexity in the decisions that both governments and individuals take.
  1. We have new possibilities to work at scale, offering both new possibilities for the library field, but also a need to focus advocacy and engagement efforts at new levels.

This Update, along with previous Updates in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and the original 2013 Trend Report are all available for your use on our Trend Report website. We hope that this will support discussion and the development of new ideas about how we can not only keep up with change, but lead it.

Next year will be a big one for the Trend Report, with the first major new edition since the original.

Watch this space!

Download the 2019 Update from the Trend Report website.

Workshop on training in EOSC

EIFL news and events - პარ, 20/12/2019 - 15:10

DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services) is convening a workshop for trainers in projects related to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) to discuss future training initiatives and how to improve training provision in 2020.

Call for papers: Subject Access and Artificial Intelligence: Enhancing competencies and safeguarding ethics

IFLA - პარ, 20/12/2019 - 13:27

 

Together with the Knowledge Mangement section, Subject Analysis and Acess invite papers on subject access byt automated process, AI and machine learning.

Digital technologies of all its sorts have given rise to wider considerations and applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in library and information environments. We would like to explore the impacts of new technology in comparison to traditional knowledge organization tools and indexing. This includes

  • User experience
  • Ethics
  • Biases
  • Collaboration between developpers and domain experts

Go to the WLIC 2010 web to find more information about our open session.

 

Call for papers: Subject Access and Artificial Intelligence: Enhancing competencies and safeguarding ethics

IFLA - პარ, 20/12/2019 - 13:27

 

Together with the Knowledge Mangement section, Subject Analysis and Acess invite papers on subject access byt automated process, AI and machine learning.

Digital technologies of all its sorts have given rise to wider considerations and applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in library and information environments. We would like to explore the impacts of new technology in comparison to traditional knowledge organization tools and indexing. This includes

  • User experience
  • Ethics
  • Biases
  • Collaboration between developpers and domain experts

Go to the WLIC 2010 web to find more information about our open session.

 

Call for papers: IFLA Journal Special Issue on Indigenous Librarianship

IFLA - პარ, 20/12/2019 - 11:34

Submission Deadline: 30 June 2020

IFLA Journal and IFLA’s Indigenous Matters Section are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue focused on theory and practice in Indigenous librarianship.  With the potential to transform lives and societies, the importance of Indigenous librarianship, Indigenous ways of research and education, and Indigenous languages. Our understandings of Indigenous librarianship come from across the globe and ranges widely in focus from practice-based work to highly theoretical research; from everyday community life to education and workplace settings; and for children through to the Elders.

Guest Editors:

Rebecca Bateman
Indigenous Curator
National Library of Australia
Canberra, ACT, Australia
Corresponding Member, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Camille Callison
Indigenous Strategies Librarian
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Chair, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Martha Attridge–Bufton
Interdisciplinary Studies Librarian
Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Standing Committee Member, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Stephen Stratton (co-lead)
Head of Collections and Technical Services
California State University Channel Islands
Camarillo, California, USA
Secretary, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Rashidah Bolhassan (co-lead)
Chief Executive Officer
Sarawak State Library
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Corresponding Member, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Raj Kumar Bhardwaj
Librarian
St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi
New Delhi, NCT, India
Standing Committee Member, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Indigenous research paradigms
  • Cultural safety in libraries
  • What is an Indigenized library?
  • How to work respectfully with Indigenous Peoples, Elders, and communities
  • Working with relational knowledge
  • What does it mean to be an Indigenous/Adivasi librarian/ally to Indigenous/Adivasi librarians?
  • Working with cultural materials/protocols
Submission Deadline:

Articles for the special issue should be submitted to IFLA Journal for peer review before 30 June 2020.

How to Submit a Manuscript

IFLA Journal is hosted on ScholarOne™ Manuscripts, a web based online submission and peer review system SAGE Track. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines, and then simply visit the IFLA Journal Manuscript submission webpage to login and submit your article online.

IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is possible that you will have had an account created.

All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, contact Steven Witt, Editor of IFLA Journal; or guest editor Stephen Stratton.

For instructions on formatting your manuscript please consult the submission guidelines.

About IFLA Journal

IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries. The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally. All articles are subject to peer review. Articles are published in English. Abstracts will be translated by IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) into the other working languages of IFLA—Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian or Spanish—for publication.

IFLA Journal is published by Sage Publications and is the official journal of IFLA, and has an international readership consisting of academic institutions, professional organizations, and IFLA members who all receive a free subscription to the journal.

Each issue of IFLA Journal is made available Open Access upon publication on IFLA’s website.  Authors are also encouraged to make the accepted version of their manuscripts available in their personal or institutional repositories.

IFLA Journal is indexed by the following databases: 

  • Abi/inform 
  • Academic Search Premier 
  • Business Source Corporate 
  • Compendex 
  • Current Awareness Abstracts 
  • IBZ: International Bibliography of Periodical Literature 
  • IBZ: International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences 
  • Information Science and Technology Abstracts 
  • Inspec 
  • Library Information Science Abstracts 
  • Library Literature & Information Science 
  • SciVal 
  • Scopus 
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Web of Science
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