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Celebrating the Public Library Manifesto this Friday!

IFLA - ორშ, 25/11/2019 - 17:08

With only four days to go until the 25th Anniversary of the Public Library Manifesto, it’s the last moment to look at the tools and ideas IFLA has made available. With our advocacy pack, you can take the opportunity to celebrate the work and missions of public libraries.

The latest version of the Public Library Manifesto was agreed by UNESCO on 29 November 1994, building on the 1949 original and 1972 revision.

It reinforced the key messages of the original text – that public libraries have an essential role in promoting learning, culture and access to information for all, regardless of their status or background.

These values are as relevant as ever, as are the institutions that deliver on them every day. The Anniversary of the Manifesto is a great opportunity to remember and celebrate them.

IFLA’s Public Library Manifesto Advocacy Toolkit contains background information, as well as key quotes, messages, ideas and a draft op ed that you can use in your communications.

For those on social media in particular, there is also the possibility to use the IFLA-UNESCO Public Library Manifesto frame for you profile pictures.

To do this, you can either:

  • Add a frame to your Facebook profile by clicking here,
  • Or:
    • Go to www.facebook.com/profilepicframes
    • Select a frame from the menu or search for the frame you want to use (search using the “25 Years Public Library Manifesto” or just “IFLA”)
    • Set for how long you want to have this frame
    • Click Use as Profile Picture to save

Don’t forget to use the #PublicLibraryManifesto hashtag in your posts!

Read more about the work of IFLA's Public Libraries Section.

Mantener la presión para lograr mejores leyes para las bibliotecas: La IFLA continúa su compromiso con la OMPI

IFLA - ორშ, 25/11/2019 - 16:35

La 39.º sesión del Comité Permanente de Derecho de Autor y Derechos Conexos de la Organización Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual dio forma a un posible acuerdo sobre preservación, aunque se mantuvo la oposición de los países que niegan la realidad de la colaboración transfronteriza entre las bibliotecas. 


Del 21 al 25 de octubre de 2019 se realizó en Ginebra la 39.º sesión del Comité Permanente de Derecho de Autor y Derechos Conexos (SCCR por sus siglas en inglés) de la Organización Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual.  


El objetivo de este comité es promover un régimen de derecho de autor equilibrado a través de la adopción de normas y recomendaciones internacionales sobre el derecho de autor.  


En la 39.º sesión del SCCR, la IFLA mantuvo conversaciones con los Estados miembros sobre las excepciones y limitaciones al derecho de autor para bibliotecas, archivos, museos, educación e investigaciones. Estas son las disposiciones legales que permiten a las bibliotecas realizar actividades tales como preservación, préstamos o realización de copias con fines de investigación.   


Haciendo oír la voz de las Bibliotecas  


Al trabajar con nuestros socios la IFLA hizo oír la voz de las bibliotecas, destacando la necesidad de que exista un instrumento legal internacional que permita a las instituciones a cargo del patrimonio cultural continuar su misión de preservación, educación y acceso a la investigación.  


Resaltamos que las bibliotecas tienen la misión excepcional, sin fines de lucro, de permitir que la sociedad tenga acceso a su patrimonio y de apoyar la educación y la investigación.  


Sin embargo, son muchos los países que no cuentan con la estructura jurídica necesaria que les permita digitalizar las colecciones para preservarlas del deterioro, los desastres relacionados con el cambio climático y la aparición de conflictos.

 
Además, la falta de normas internacionales implica que la colaboración transfronteriza, por ejemplo los proyectos de unificación digital o las redes de preservación digital, sea incierta y corra el riesgo de ser abandonada.   
 
Un posible acuerdo que todavía encuentra resistencia  


En los tres talleres regionales organizados por la OMPI pareció aumentar el consenso sobre la necesidad de actuar para garantizar la preservación y, en particular, aprobar leyes que permitan a las bibliotecas trabajar traspasando las fronteras.  


Hasta los Estados miembros que expresaban reservas sobre los pasos más ambiciosos parecían coincidir en la importancia de la preservación como un primer paso. Aquellos que tradicionalmente se habían enfocado en ayudar a las bibliotecas y a sus usuarios continuaron haciéndose oír.  


Sin embargo, un grupo de Estados miembros – principalmente los más ricos de la Unión Europea (UE) mantuvieron su postura de que no era necesario tomar ninguna acción significativa.  


Para esto se apoyaron en la importancia dada a fomentar las licencias como una solución para diseñar el programa de la conferencia internacional celebrada a fines de la semana pasada.   


Si bien las licencias tienen una importante función al dar acceso a obras, su uso no resulta apropiado en todos los casos. Si bien en algunos casos pueden ser útiles, las soluciones podrían ser ineficientes, poco transparentes o simplemente no funcionar para las bibliotecas.  


La resistencia a la acción efectivamente pone en riesgo los esfuerzos realizados durante muchos años para garantizar que las bibliotecas de todos los países dispongan de las leyes necesarias para la preservación de su patrimonio.   


Resulta particularmente difícil comprenderlo cuando la propia UE recientemente aprobó su propia legislación que introduce leyes sobre derecho de autor para la preservación de material en la era digital.  


Próximos pasos  


Ante la negativa a la necesidad de tomar acción para lograr una ley, fue necesario que la IFLA redoblara esfuerzos para mantener el foco en el mandato original del Comité – acordar un instrumento internacional – según lo aprobado por la Asamblea General en 2012.  


Gracias a todos los que se involucraron, estos esfuerzos fueron positivos y tenemos siete meses más para promover el accionar internacional con los gobiernos nacionales.  
La IFLA se mantendrá en contacto con sus miembros, e insta a todos aquellos que crean que las bibliotecas deberían desempeñar su misión en un mundo digital y globalizado, a llevar este mensaje ante los organismos responsables del derecho de autor de sus países.  


Invitamos a los interesados a leer los documentos en idioma inglés que se redactaron en este encuentro: 

Our report from the International Conference

Reports from the regional workshops in Singapore, Nairobi and Santo Domingo.

Our infographics on limitations and exceptions around the world (at bottom), and summary analysis

Our guide "Get Into WIPO"

IFLA Green Library Award 2020

IFLA - პარ, 22/11/2019 - 18:12

What is a Green Library?

“The consideration of the role of humanity in climate change and the notion of sustainable development are core concerns of society, and consequently of libraries.”

According to the Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science (ODLIS), Green Libraries are, “designed to minimize negative impact on the natural environment and maximize indoor environmental quality by means of careful site selection, use of natural construction materials and biodegradable products, conservation of resources (water, energy, paper), and responsible waste disposal (recycling, etc.)”

Green Libraries also focus on related services, activities, events, literature and projects, demonstrating the social role and responsibility of libraries as leaders in environmental sustainability.

Objectives of the IFLA Green Library Award
  • To reward the Green Library submission that best communicates the library’s commitment to environmental sustainability
  • To create awareness of libraries’ social responsibility and leadership in environmental education.
  • To support the worldwide Green Library movement, concerned with:
    • environmentally sustainable buildings
    • environmentally sustainable information resources and programming
    • conservation of resources and energy
  • To promote the development of Green Libraries initiatives locally and worldwide
  • To encourage all types of libraries to actively present their green activities to an international audience
Relevance to IFLA’s Strategy

Following IFLA’s Key Initiative 1.1 to Show the power of libraries in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals the award will help to advance the profession through illuminating the role of libraries and librarians in the advancement of sustainability standards and the promotion of specialized knowledge within professional practice.

Guidelines for submissions
  • Any type of library with an outstanding Green Library project, initiative or idea may apply for the IFLA Green Library Award. The project, initiative or idea may be presented in various ways (e.g. essay, video, poster, article, set of slides)
    • Applications must be written in one of the seven IFLA languages
    • Applicants may also submit an English translation if they prefer
    • Film and Video materials in languages other than English must have English subtitles
    • Applications should have max. 10 MB in size, if video: published on Youtube.
  • The presentation of the project, initiative or idea should be submitted to the ENSULIB award reviewing committee
  • The quality and relevance of the project, initiative or idea will be evaluated by the ENSULIB committee in terms of
    • applicability to the goals and the scope of ENSULIB
    • contribution of libraries to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
    • quality of the overall presentation
    • relevance to IFLA’s Strategy (Key Initiative 1.1)

Download the application form: [English – MS Word]

Applications must be submitted before 15 January 2020 to: matti.k.jarvinen@hel.fi

Submissions will be reviewed by the ENSULIB award reviewing committee and will be unbiased and neutral. Notification of the winner and runners up will be sent in February 2020.

The finalist will be recognized for their outstanding submission. The award includes € 500, sponsored by De Gruyter publishing house, and will be presented at the 86th IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland.

Petra Hauke, ENSULIB Convenor

On behalf of ENSULIB,
The Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group of IFLA

Bibliotecas Latinoamericanas: Motores para alcanzar la Agenda 2030

IFLA - პარ, 22/11/2019 - 17:43

El 14 de noviembre en el Espacio Cultural de la Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación Argentina se llevó a cabo el evento Bibliotecas Latinoamericanas: Motores para alcanzar la Agenda 2030, con el objeto de intercambiar experiencias y reflexiones acerca de las directivas estratégicas establecidas recientemente por la Federación Internacional de Asociaciones de Bibliotecarios y Bibliotecas (IFLA), como así también formar parte de la presentación del Plan de Acción de la Región LAC 2019-2020 tendiente a fortalecer las Asociaciones de Bibliotecarios en la región, y la integración y comunicación entre los miembros de América Latina y el Caribe.

Las palabras de apertura y conclusiones de la jornada estuvieron a cargo del Director Coordinador de la Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación Argentina (BCN), Alejandro Santa, y de la Chair del Comité Permanente de la Sección América Latina y el Caribe de la IFLA, María Angélica Fuentes Martínez. 

Para dialogar sobre las nuevas estrategias de la IFLA, en relación a la implementación de la Agenda 2030, estuvieron presentes la Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos (OEI), la Asociación de Bibliotecarios Graduados de la República Argentina (ABGRA), la Asociación Civil de Bibliotecarios Jurídicos (ACBJ), la Red de Redes de Información (RECIARIA), la Red Nacional de Asociaciones de Bibliotecarios de la República Argentina (RENABIAR) y autoridades de Federación Internacional de Asociaciones de Bibliotecarios y Bibliotecas, Sección América Latina y el Caribe (IFLA LAC).

El encuentro contó con la presencia de invitados especiales: la narradora y fundadora de la Escuela de Lectores Narradores Sociales (ELNS) María Héguiz y los docentes y escritores Darío Sztajnszrajber y Flavia Pittella.

La Oficina Regional de IFLA para América Latina y el Caribe presente en la XIV Jornada de la Asociación Civil de Bibliotecarios Jurídicos – ACBJ

IFLA - პარ, 22/11/2019 - 16:49

En la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Buenos Aires de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina, durante el mes de septiembre se realizó la XIV Jornada de la Asociación Civil de Bibliotecarios Jurídicos – ACBJ bajo el lema: “Nuevos desafíos en el acceso a la información jurídica: lectura fácil” 

La Asociación Civil de Bibliotecarios Jurídicos (ACBJ) organiza todos los años jornadas profesionales que tienen como fin el encuentro y la actualización profesional de los bibliotecarios jurídicos argentinos. Dichos encuentros son federales, de acceso libre y gratuito y están dirigidos a todos los bibliotecarios jurídicos y aquellas personas interesadas y vinculadas a la temática.

En este marco se presentó el “El aporte de la Oficina Regional de IFLA para América Latina y el Caribe y las Bibliotecas a los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible de la Agenda 2030 de la ONU” a cargo de Alejandro Santa, Director Coordinador General de la Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación Argentina y de Isela Mo Amavet, Gerenta Regional de IFLA para América Latina y el Caribe. 

Wanted: Members for LIBER’s New FIM4L Working Group

LIBER news - პარ, 22/11/2019 - 12:42

Are you working in a LIBER library? Would you like to help develop a library policy for federated authentication which protects user privacy and grants access from any location, while still offering libraries and publishers enough scope to control access as needed? If so, please consider joining LIBER’s newest Working Group: FIM4L (Federated Identity Management…

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MERAL portal discussions

EIFL-OA news and events - პარ, 22/11/2019 - 11:58

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, and Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will meet stakeholders to discuss the  Myanmar Education Research and Learning Portal (MERAL) 

The meeting, with the project working group, will review content policy and the structure, functionalities and management of the portal.

 

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MERAL portal discussions

EIFL - FOSS news - პარ, 22/11/2019 - 11:58

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, and Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will meet stakeholders to discuss the  Myanmar Education Research and Learning Portal (MERAL) 

The meeting, with the project working group, will review content policy and the structure, functionalities and management of the portal.

 

MERAL portal discussions

EIFL news and events - პარ, 22/11/2019 - 11:58

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, and Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will meet stakeholders to discuss the  Myanmar Education Research and Learning Portal (MERAL) 

The meeting, with the project working group, will review content policy and the structure, functionalities and management of the portal.

 

WIPO Copyright Committee (40th session)

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 21/11/2019 - 20:15

The 40th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) takes place in Geneva from 29 June to 3 July, 2020.

EIFL will participate in the session when delegates from WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) member states will discuss limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives, education and research, and a proposed treaty for the protection of broadcast organizations, among other topics.

In particular, member states will continue negotiations to reach agreement on the future work programme on limitations and exceptions.

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WIPO Copyright Committee (40th session)

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 21/11/2019 - 20:15

The 40th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) takes place in Geneva from 29 June to 3 July, 2020.

EIFL will participate in the session when delegates from WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) member states will discuss limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives, education and research, and a proposed treaty for the protection of broadcast organizations, among other topics.

In particular, member states will continue negotiations to reach agreement on the future work programme on limitations and exceptions.

WIPO Copyright Committee (40th session)

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 21/11/2019 - 20:15

The 40th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) takes place in Geneva from 29 June to 3 July, 2020.

EIFL will participate in the session when delegates from WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) member states will discuss limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives, education and research, and a proposed treaty for the protection of broadcast organizations, among other topics.

In particular, member states will continue negotiations to reach agreement on the future work programme on limitations and exceptions.

Reunión de la Presidenta de la IFLA 2019

IFLA - ხუთ, 21/11/2019 - 20:10

El 23 de mayo tuvo lugar en Buenos Aires, Argentina, la Reunión de la Presidenta de la IFLA de 2019, para reflexionar sobre los “Motores de Cambio: Bibliotecas y Desarrollo Sostenible”.

La reunión fue realizada en el Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, donde no faltaron conversaciones sobre los Derechos de Autor en el marco de las discusiones de la OMPI (Organización Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual), las excepciones para las bibliotecas, archivos y museos, y sobre la innovación en los procesos de gestión de las mismas.

Cabe destacar las palabras de la presidenta de IFLA Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, quien planteó que las bibliotecas movilizadas, organizadas y empoderadas pueden mejorar la calidad de vida de sus comunidades. Bajo el tema "Motores de Cambio: Bibliotecas y Desarrollo Sostenible", los participantes del encuentro discutieron con los autores del Informe Desarrollo y Acceso a la Información de 2019 y reflexionaron sobre las formas en que las bibliotecas hacen posible el desarrollo, haciendo especial énfasis en cómo aprovechar dicho potencial en la región.

Access to knowledge? WIPO not ready to decide

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 21/11/2019 - 17:25

A team of librarians from EIFL partner countries, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda/USA, participated in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/39) that met in Geneva from 21-25 October 2019. 

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Access to knowledge? WIPO not ready to decide

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 21/11/2019 - 17:25

A team of librarians from EIFL partner countries, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda/USA, participated in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/39) that met in Geneva from 21-25 October 2019. 

Access to knowledge? WIPO not ready to decide

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 21/11/2019 - 17:25

A team of librarians from EIFL partner countries, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda/USA, participated in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/39) that met in Geneva from 21-25 October 2019. 

International Day for the Universal Access to Information Endorsed by UN General Assembly

IFLA - ხუთ, 21/11/2019 - 16:59

Four years after its creation by UNESCO, the International Day for the Universal Access to Information has been formally added to the United Nations calendar. In a resolution passed by the General Assembly, Heads of State and government, and their representatives, agreed that 28 September should be the opportunity to recall, and celebrate, the importance of this for development and democracy.

IFLA focuses much of its advocacy work on the importance of access to information, and the role of libraries in delivering it. Access is an enabler of progress and well-being across the board, allowing people to discover opportunities, take better decisions, and hold those in power to account.

 

Towards a Universal Day

The idea of a Universal Day stems from decades of work in Africa in particular, where non-governmental organisations have underlined the particular importance of access to government information.

They drew attention to the fact that when governments can operate without oversight or accountability, they risk focusing more on their own interests, rather than those of the people.

Through a Universal Day, they argued, more pressure could be applied to those governments which do not have proper laws on access to public information, or which do not apply them well.

With the existence of such laws now an indicator associated with Sustainable Development Goal target 16.10, there is a welcome means of measuring this progress.

UNESCO, at its 38th General Conference in 2015, agreed to the creation of such a day, and in doing so called on the UN General Assembly to offer its support. Through the Resolution agreed last month, this has now happened.

 

An Opportunity for Libraries

Libraries have often been at the forefront of efforts to promote access to government information.

Parliamentary libraries for example have a key role in supporting scrutiny, and increasingly in informing the public about how decision are made and delivered.

Law libraries preserve and give access to works, while public libraries can be spaces not only to access, but also to gain the skills and support needed to make use of information. See our article on libraries, access to information and democracy for more.

Of course, access to information does not only concern government information.

As UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay set out in her message for the day in 2018, it is also about access to information about culture, education, health and science, and the skills to provide it.

All libraries, in their own ways, provide this, from helping people get the legal knowledge they need to make use of justice systems to supporting global research initiatives such as on climate change.

Crucially, they do it in an equitable, non-commercial way, that ensures that access to information truly is universal.

 

Time to Celebrate

The Resolution agreed at the UN: ‘Invites all Member States, organizations of the United Nations system and other international and regional organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and individuals, to celebrate the International Day in a manner that each considers most appropriate’.

Libraries will be looking forward to the first fully UN-endorsed Day in on 28 September 2020 to do jus this.

 

Read more about IFLA's work on libraries and development and the Development and Access to Information (DA2I) report.

A Look Ahead to the 2019 Annual Internet Governance Forum Meeting

IFLA - ხუთ, 21/11/2019 - 15:36

Between 25 and 29 November, 2019, IFLA will be taking part in the 14th annual Internet Governance Forum meeting in Berlin. IFLA has participated in IGF events since 2008; and we continue our involvement in policy discussions relevant for the library field: public internet access facilities, digital and information literacy, intellectual freedom in the digital sphere, and many others.

As one of the founding members of the Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries, IFLA is co-organising an open session this group . This year, we will be focusing on how public access in libraries features in national connectivity strategies.

Different speakers will look at the role of public access in development and affordability strategies, and discuss examples of government support for public access and library connectivity.

During the open session, IFLA will be presenting a DC-PAL report on how libraries are included in different national broadband plans and policies. The draft report will be available on the IFLA website.

We invite you to take part in the discussion (to participate online, you can fill in the registration form and join the Open Session by accessing "Raum 4" on November 28, 15:00-16:30)

Other sessions relevant to libraries at IGF 2019

IFLA will also join the following sessions:

  • This year’s session of the Best Practice Forum on Local Content focuses, among other topics, on how the internet and digitisation of analogue content can preserve and promote cultural heritage and local languages. This discussion is highly relevant for many libraries that are working to digitise their collections.
  • A special session hosted by the Internet and Jurisdiction Policy Network will launch a Global Status Report 2019, which discusses key trends and legal challenges online. Many of these themes – from internet shutdowns and slowdowns and online privacy to extremist content online – are deeply connected to questions around intellectual freedom, which lies at the heart of the library profession.
  • Misinformation online remains a salient issue among many stakeholders, and IFLA will be joining a number of sessions dedicated to the subject. IFLA has already issued a statement on 'fake news', and will highlight the importance of information literacy efforts as a response to these concerns.
  • Several sessions focus on different aspects of digital inclusion and overcoming the digital divide, particularly emphasising the needs of underserved and marginalized populations. At present, libraries’ mission to provide access to information - especially for vulnerable and marginalized populations – is often understood to include internet access provision and ICT training. Their experiences can offer valuable insights for the discussions on digital inclusion strategies.
  • A number of sessions on privacy and safety online will be relevant in light of libraries’ commitment to ensure the privacy of their patrons in the digital age.
  • Several sessions on children’s rights, safety and privacy online will be of particular interest for libraries serving children and young adults.

You can find out more about our work on the Information Society, and read about IFLA's participation in the IGF in previous years.

LIBER Asks Research Libraries to Support SCOSS Funding Call for SHERPA RoMEO

LIBER news - ხუთ, 21/11/2019 - 14:28

As Europe’s largest association of research libraries, LIBER backs Open Access and wants it to become the main form of Scholarly Communication in 2022.  We acknowledge that this goal cannot be achieved without the robust and viable support of certain key infrastructures. LIBER is therefore collaborating with SCOSS (the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science…

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Digital Single Market Directive – Articles 8-11: Checklist for Determining When The Exception for Mass Digitisation of Out-of-Commerce Works Can Be Used

LIBER news - ხუთ, 21/11/2019 - 13:12

Articles 8-11 of the Digital Single Market Directive introduce a ‘hybrid exception’ to copyright. The exception allows libraries and other cultural heritage institutions to digitise and place their published and unpublished out-of-commerce (OOC) works online — once these works have been ‘advertised’ for at least six months on the EU Intellectual Property Office’s website, in…

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