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Now available: IFLA Annual Report 2018

IFLA - ორშ, 08/07/2019 - 04:00

Read all about what IFLA achieved in 2018!

Each year, IFLA Headquarters compiles its Annual Report which provides a comprehensive overview on our activities throughout the preceding year.

The report gives IFLA Members and other interested parties full and transparent details on our activities, achievements and financial performance.

Download/view the full report:

IFLA WLIC 2019 preconference satellite meeting on Data Intelligence in libraries

IFLA - კვი, 07/07/2019 - 18:05

This is a call for participants to register and attend the Big Data SIG satellite meeting on "Data Intelligence in Libraries: the Actual and Artificial perspectives", on 22 & 23 August 2019 at the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Frankfurt, Germany.

IFLA WLIC 2019 pre-conference satellite meeting

Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Frankfurt

22 – 23 August 2019

See: satellite meeting website

Registration fee: €60

The ability to derive insight and intelligence from data is an important requirement for all organisations operating in a data-intensive environment, none more so than in libraries.

The IFLA WLIC 2019 Big Data SIG preconference satellite meeting investigates the underlying considerations for administering scholarly, scientific and operations data in libraries.  It does so from the perspective of the human agent – the library professional and library user – and from that what the artificial agent needs to infer and learn from data:

  • the requirement for timely and insightful management information derived from library data generated by the use of online resources and library services;
  • the skills required by the information professional to derive insight from data, as well as the skills and techniques needed to use, wrangle and visualize data;
  • the infrastructures, frameworks and applications on which data gathering, cleaning, analysis and visualization is done;
  • the dependency of machine agents on reputable and curated scholarly data to derive intelligence from it through a process of knowledge engineering, and the role of libraries in making such data findable and available (open, linked and liberated);
  • the professional issues of data librarianship in transforming library collections into rich sources of scientific data.

Please join us in discussing these topics on 22 & 23 August 2019 at the German National Library in Frankfurt. For more information, and to register, please visit the satellite meeting website.

Survey of LGBTIQ+[1] Library Resources and Services

IFLA - კვი, 07/07/2019 - 04:23

Do You Have Pride in Your Library?

The IFLA LGBTQ Users Special Interest Group is collecting information from libraries around the world on the LGBTQ+ resources, services, spaces, programming, and employee support that they may provide.

Responses that your library provides will help the IFLA LGBTQ+ Special Interest Group develop international guidelines for LGBTQ+ library resources, services, spaces, programming, and employee support.

This survey is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. Select the language of your choice in the upper right hand corner of the survey introduction.

Find out more and take the survey

In early July Philip Calvert will be retiring from his position at the School of Information Management at Victoria University of Wellington.

IFLA - ოთხ, 03/07/2019 - 10:59

A notice from Dr Brenda Chawner, FLIANZA is forwarding.
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In early July Philip Calvert will be retiring from his position at the School of Information Management at Victoria University of Wellington. I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the significant contribution he has made to library and information studies education in New Zealand.

Philip joined what was then the Department of Librarianship in 1990. He was one of the people who introduced distance education to the postgraduate Diploma of Library and Information Studies in 1992, and has been a strong advocate for research-led practice in the profession. Philip’s teaching and research have focused on library management and the effectiveness of library services; more recently he has also examined secondary school librarianship and information services to those with impairments. In 2017 Philip was awarded a LIANZA Fellowship that acknowledged his outstanding contribution to the library profession in New Zealand, as well as his international influence and impact.

Philip has been a supportive colleague and supervisor, and we wish him well for the future. He will be returning to the School in November to teach INFO 542 Management of Library Services during the summer trimester, allowing us to continue to benefit from his experience and knowledge.

Dr Brenda Chawner, FLIANZA
Senior Lecturer
School of Information Management
Victoria University of Wellington
P O Box 600, Wellington NEW ZEALAND

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Takashi
Information Coordinator
IFLA Regional Standing Committee Asia & Oceania (RSCAO)
https://www.ifla.org/standing-committee/26r

 

IFLA Metropolitan Libraries Short Film Award 2019. The winner is...

IFLA - პარ, 28/06/2019 - 18:04

Thanks to those who attended the 51st IFLA MetLib Conference, May 8-10, in Helsinki, Finland: good practices from 10 cities, Eric Klinenberg as keynote speaker, 5 top-class library visits, including Oodi, and the exchange of ideas with old and new colleagues.

On May 10, the participants of the Conference watched a selection of videos submitted to the contest A Corto di Libri and voted for the following one as winner of the 2019 IFLA Metropolitan Short Film Award:

Why these Finnish libraries are the best in the world - Espoo, Finland

The ceremony will take place on August 27, during the World Library and Information Congress in Athens, and the selected short films will be screened in one off-site event (to be confirmed).

Now available: IFLA WLIC 2019 Convening Notice & proxy forms for IFLA General Assembly in Athens, Greece

IFLA - პარ, 28/06/2019 - 13:55

The Governing Board of IFLA has pleasure in submitting this Convening Notice of the General Assembly meeting in Athens, Greece.

The IFLA General Assembly meetings will take place on 28 & 29 August 2019. 

Please see the IFLA WLIC 2019 Convening Notice webpage for complete details.

The IFLA Metadata Newsletter June 2019 issue is published

IFLA - პარ, 28/06/2019 - 05:40

The IFLA Metadata Newsletter vol. 5. no. 1, June 2019 is a cooperation between the Bibliography Section, the Cataloguing Section and the Subject Analysis and Access Section. In this issue you will find information about metadata events at WLIC 2019 in Athens and satellite meetings, reports from recent meetings, standards updates and news from countries around the world.

IFLA WLIC 2019 General Assembly Agenda

IFLA - პარ, 28/06/2019 - 04:00

IFLA is pleased to announce that the 2019 General Assembly* will be held during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2019, 85th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, at the Megaron Athens International Conference Centre in Athens, Greece.

Agenda
Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 16.15–18.00
  1. Opening by the President, Glòria Pérez-Salmerón
  2. Appointment of Tellers
  3. Establishment of a Quorum
  4. Adoption of the Agenda
  5. Minutes of the previous meeting, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28 and 29 August 2018
  6. In memoriam of those members who have died during the past year
  7. Presentation of the Report of the President
  8. Presentation of IFLA’s Annual Report by the Secretary General
  9. Presentation of the Annual Accounts by the Treasurer
  10. Formal announcement of the Results of the Postal Ballot for the Election of President-elect and for places on the Governing Board by the Secretary General
  11. Motions and Resolutions
    11.1 Motion to approve the holding of the next General Assembly in August 2020
    (Art 8.2 of the Statutes refers)
    11.2 Motion to approve Membership fees 2019-2021
    11.3 Motion to hold the election of the 10th member of the Governing Board
  12. Motion to adjourn and reconvene at 16.15 on Thursday, 29 August 2019
Thursday, 29 August 2019, 16.15–17.30
  1. Closing Session
  • Address by the President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón
  • Presentation of Awards
  • Thanks to the outgoing Governing Board
  • Introduction of the new Governing Board
  • Announcement of WLIC 2021 location
  • Vote of thanks WLIC 2019
  • Invitation to WLIC 2020
  • Address by incoming President Christine Mackenzie
  • Close of the Assembly

*For details on the conduct of the General Assembly, please refer to the IFLA Statutes, Article 9 Convening of General Assemblies.

We look forward to EIFL meeting in Bishkek

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 27/06/2019 - 21:42

We will be celebrating our 20th anniversary at the 2019 EIFL General Assembly, our major knowledge-sharing event of the year, which takes place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, from 8 to 10 August.

This year’s GA is hosted by the American University of Central Asia, a non-profit higher education institution also known as AUCA.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

We look forward to EIFL meeting in Bishkek

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 27/06/2019 - 21:42

We will be celebrating our 20th anniversary at the 2019 EIFL General Assembly, our major knowledge-sharing event of the year, which takes place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, from 8 to 10 August.

This year’s GA is hosted by the American University of Central Asia, a non-profit higher education institution also known as AUCA.

We look forward to EIFL meeting in Bishkek

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 27/06/2019 - 21:42

We will be celebrating our 20th anniversary at the 2019 EIFL General Assembly, our major knowledge-sharing event of the year, which takes place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, from 8 to 10 August.

This year’s GA is hosted by the American University of Central Asia, a non-profit higher education institution also known as AUCA.

Open Access in Palestine

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 27/06/2019 - 21:12
BACKGROUND

Open access (OA) has special significance in Palestine, a divided country with restrictions on movement between its two parts, the West Bank and Gaza. The restrictions make it difficult for scholars to meet to share knowledge, and OA can help to overcome this challenge. 

EIFL’s support for OA in Palestine began in 2009, when we supported the first national open access awareness raising workshop for Palestinian universities. At that time, most Palestinian universities had not yet embraced OA, and awareness about OA was limited. 

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Open Access in Palestine

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 27/06/2019 - 21:12
BACKGROUND

Open access (OA) has special significance in Palestine, a divided country with restrictions on movement between its two parts, the West Bank and Gaza. The restrictions make it difficult for scholars to meet to share knowledge, and OA can help to overcome this challenge. 

EIFL’s support for OA in Palestine began in 2009, when we supported the first national open access awareness raising workshop for Palestinian universities. At that time, most Palestinian universities had not yet embraced OA, and awareness about OA was limited. 

Open Access in Palestine

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 27/06/2019 - 21:12
BACKGROUND

Open access (OA) has special significance in Palestine, a divided country with restrictions on movement between its two parts, the West Bank and Gaza. The restrictions make it difficult for scholars to meet to share knowledge, and OA can help to overcome this challenge. 

EIFL’s support for OA in Palestine began in 2009, when we supported the first national open access awareness raising workshop for Palestinian universities. At that time, most Palestinian universities had not yet embraced OA, and awareness about OA was limited. 

Fostering open science training in Europe

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 27/06/2019 - 19:19

The FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Union Research) project has supported researchers and research organizations to move beyond simply being aware of open science approaches to being able to apply them in their research workflows.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Fostering open science training in Europe

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 27/06/2019 - 19:19

The FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Union Research) project has supported researchers and research organizations to move beyond simply being aware of open science approaches to being able to apply them in their research workflows.

Fostering open science training in Europe

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 27/06/2019 - 19:19

The FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Union Research) project has supported researchers and research organizations to move beyond simply being aware of open science approaches to being able to apply them in their research workflows.

ქართული საკითხი თავისუფალი სამყაროს წინაშე

ქართული საკითხი თავისუფალი სამყაროს წინაშე

25 ივნისს საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის დამოუკიდებლობის დარბაზში გაიმართა კონსტანტინე კანდელაკის წიგნის ‘The Georgian question before the free world’ (პარიზი, 1953) ქართული თარგმანის პრეზენტაცია.

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Outcomes of the second WIPO regional seminar: #Copyright4Libraries in the African Region

IFLA - ხუთ, 27/06/2019 - 13:48

By Denise Nicholson, CLM Expert Advisor

African countries have very different copyright laws, all at various stages of development and/or review. Some countries have very outdated copyright laws, whilst others have amended their copyright laws more recently, or are in the process of reviewing them, for example, Kenya and South Africa.

At the international and even regional levels, African countries have not taken into account the needs of libraries, archives, and education and research institutions in the past. Their laws often do not facilitate access or enable librarians and archivists to carry out their mandated responsibilities and functions. This is one of the reasons why the Africa Group proposed a Treaty on Limitations and Exceptions for Education and Research, Libraries and Archives and People with Disabilities in 2011. Although this proposal still forms part of the World Intellectual Property Organisation's (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) documentation for consideration, little or no progress has been made on it to date. 

African librarians and others representing the educational, library, archival and museum communities hoped they would find some progress and/or solutions when they attended the second of three WIPO regional seminar in Nairobi, Kenya 12-13 June 2019. These seminars form part of an action plan agreed upon by member states at the 36th session of the SCCR in Geneva. 

The theme of the Kenya workshop was to focus on the copyright challenges of libraries, archives and museums, as well as education and research, and to find solutions, especially to address digital issues and cross-border exchange of information. The meeting was chaired by Sylvie Forbin, Deputy Director General of WIPO, and the plenary session speakers were Professor Yaniv Benhamou, Professor Kenneth Crews, Professor David Sutton and Professor Raquel Xalabarder. Part of the 2-day workshop was dedicated to Challenges and Opportunities, which were discussed by member states and other participants in three parallel working groups, set up according to countries and languages (English and French).  

IFLA was represented at the meeting by Hala Essalmawi (Egypt) and Denise Nicholson (South Africa) whilst Jonathan Band (US) represented IFLA and ICA. Teresa Hackett represented EIFL, Teresa Nobre (Portugal) represented Communia and Pedi Anawi (Ghana) represented Education International. Razia Saleh, a senior archivist, represented the Nelson Mandela Foundation in South Africa. A number of teacher unions were also represented from South Africa, Ghana and Kenya. 

Together with the abovementioned representatives, librarians from a number of African countries played a crucial role in presenting examples of the responsibilities and functions of libraries and archives, and the daily challenges that they face because of inadequate copyright laws. They highlighted the lack of adequate or appropriate copyright limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives, as well as education and research, in their national legislation. Suggestions to address cross-border sharing of knowledge, as well as digitisation and preservation through an international instrument were offered as solutions by a number of library and education participants in their working groups. While some member states took note of this possible way forwards, others dismissed in favour of licensing or national interventions rather than international solutions. To that, observers pointed out that the option of licensing, promoted by many rights-owners present, is limited, expensive and does not address their needs or enable them to carry out their statutory mandates effectively.  

Whilst some member state officials supported an international instrument as a workable solution, others felt that national laws could be improved by states with inadequate or outdated legislation without international guidance. No clear solutions or consensus on the way forward for the African region was achieved with regard to the above challenges raised by representatives from libraries, archives, and museums, and educational and research institutions, but the exchange of intelligence will provide guidance for the next steps. 

The Next Steps

The results of these discussions at Kenya will be included in a report that includes the results of the meeting held in Singapore (29-30 Apil 2019), and the forthcoming meeting in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (4-5 July 2019).  The final comprehensive report will form part of the discussions at the WIPO Global Conference in Geneva in October 2019, and will advise the WIPO SCCR on possible future action. IFLA, ICA, Communia and Education International and other related organisations will be attending the conference and all subsequent meetings of SCCR to continue to find a workable solution for libraries, archives, museums, education and research.

The IFLA Metadata Newsletter June 2019 issue is published

IFLA - ხუთ, 27/06/2019 - 12:58

The IFLA Metadata Newsletter vol. 5. no. 1, June 2019 is a cooperation between the Bibliography Section, The Cataloguing Section and the Subject Analysis and Access Section.

In this issue, you will find information about WLIC 2019 in Athens and satellite meetings, reports from recent meetings, standards and news from countries around the world.

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