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EIFL at IFLA 2019

EIFL news and events - სამ, 18/06/2019 - 12:26

Rima Kypryte, EIFL Director, and Ramune Petuchovaite, EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme Manager, will participate in the 2019 International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions World Library and Information Congress (IFLA WLIC 2019). The theme of the congress is Libraries: dialogue for change.

Valorie Hollister: Leadership and Versatility Marked Tenure at DuraSpace

DSpace news - ორშ, 17/06/2019 - 22:28

DuraSpace’s Chief Financial Officer, Valorie Hollister, will be ending her 12-year tenure with DuraSpace this month. The transition marks a tenure of significant improvement in the financial transparency of the organization.

Since the early days at one of DuraSpace’s predecessor organizations, the DSpace Foundation, Ms. Hollister has shown leadership, versatility, and fiscal savviness. Focused on community building and outreach, she launched and led several community groups, organized user group meetings, played a key role in developing community project governance and elections. She also coordinated professional development offerings, like the DLF/CLIR E-Science Institute.

For the last 5 years, Ms. Hollister has been at the helm of DuraSpace’s financial strategy and management and a key business partner to both the DuraSpace Executive Director and DuraSpace Board of Directors. Tyler Walters, President of the DuraSpace Board of Directors and Dean of University Libraries at Virginia Tech, says, “As a direct result of Valorie’s effort and skill DuraSpace is in the strongest fiscal position in its history, with both the net income and cash flow improved significantly. She provided financial clarity and transparency to the Board of Directors and the broader community. I appreciate and highly value her versatility, dedication, and willingness to take on whatever the organization has needed over the years.”

In her tenure Ms. Hollister developed and managed $1.3M annual fundraising campaign with 198 members from around the world. She was also in charge of  the human resources and business management functions, ensuring the DuraSpace team and supporting infrastructure could operate at peak efficiency. Over the past year she led the fiscal and human resources due diligence work for the merger with LYRASIS. Erin Tripp, DuraSpace Executive Director, says “Valorie’s efforts provided the DuraSpace Board of Directors with a comprehensive review of key financial and human resource information. Her efforts were a critical component of the merger process, equipping the Board with in-depth analysis and lines of inquiry that were essential for our Board discussions and decisions.”

In parting Ms. Hollister says, “I have relished my years collaborating with an amazing team of colleagues, the DuraSpace members, the DuraSpace Board of Directors, and the broader user community. I look forward to seeing the DSpace, Fedora, and VIVO projects thrive in the newly combined organization at LYRASIS.”   

The DuraSpace team and Board of Directors extend their extend heartfelt thanks to Ms. Hollister for her leadership and wish her the best as she begins the next phase of her career.

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IFLA 2019 Athens: Library History SIG Business Meeting and Library History Papers

IFLA - ორშ, 17/06/2019 - 21:02

For those of you coming to Athens, please join us at our SIG business meeting: Sunday 25 August 2019 from 13.45 – 15.45 in Business Room 4 of the conference venue. 

The IFLA Library History Special Interest Group (SIG) decided to partner with the IFLA Section on Local History and Genealogy for a session at the IFLA 2019 conference in Athens:

Session 271, Local History Collections, Genealogy and Oral History as Critical Information Services in Libraries - Local History and Genealogy with Asia & Oceania Section and Library History (SI)

The programme for this session, on Thursday 29 August 2019  from 13:45 - 15:45 in the Trianti room is now on the conference website:

In assisting with the review of the abstracts received, I felt that  4 had a "library history" theme and two* have been listed in the session programme:

  • Safeguarding the local history and tracing the genealogical history of Balifrom generation to generation | Ari Kurnia (Airlangga University, Java, Indonesia)
  • Inheritance and Innovation: Local History Collections in the Academy Library | Shunqing Wang (Fudan University Library, Shanghai, China)
  • *Archival research project. The unknown story of the Athens Municipal Library as part of the city’s history | Georgia Antonopoulou (Athens, Athens, Greece)Vasiliki Sfika (Athens, Athens, Greece)
  • Oral Histories in Africa: Preserving Critical Knowledge | Cherie Bush (FamilySearch International, United States, United States) Russell Lynch (FamilySearch International, United States, United States)
  • *The Manila American Library exhibit at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exhibition | Brendan Luyt (Nanyang Technological University, Jurong West, Singapore) Karryl Kim Sagun (Nanyang Technological University, Jurong West, Singapore

 

Dr Kerry Smith, FALIA, AM

Convenor IFLA Library History SIG

Four more universities adopt OA policies

EIFL-OA news and events - შაბ, 15/06/2019 - 12:51

EIFL welcomes the news that four more universities in EIFL partner countries, one in Ethiopia and three in Serbia, have adopted open access and open science policies.

This brings the total number of institutions in EIFL partner countries that have adopted open access and open science policies to 148.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Four more universities adopt OA policies

EIFL - FOSS news - შაბ, 15/06/2019 - 12:51

EIFL welcomes the news that four more universities in EIFL partner countries, one in Ethiopia and three in Serbia, have adopted open access and open science policies.

This brings the total number of institutions in EIFL partner countries that have adopted open access and open science policies to 148.

Four more universities adopt OA policies

EIFL news and events - შაბ, 15/06/2019 - 12:51

EIFL welcomes the news that four more universities in EIFL partner countries, one in Ethiopia and three in Serbia, have adopted open access and open science policies.

This brings the total number of institutions in EIFL partner countries that have adopted open access and open science policies to 148.

ქართული საკითხი თავისუფალი სამყაროს წინაშე

ქართული საკითხი თავისუფალი სამყაროს წინაშე

25 ივნისს 17:00 საათზე საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის დამოუკიდებლობის დარბაზში გაიმართება კონსტანტინე კანდელაკის წიგნის ‘The Georgian question before the free world’ (პარიზი, 1953) ქართული თარგმანის პრეზენტაცია.

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BLOOMSDAY-ირლანდიური პოეზიის საღამო ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკაში

BLOOMSDAY-ირლანდიური პოეზიის საღამო ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკაში

14 ივნისს, 18.30 საათზე, ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის ანგლო-ამერიკული სამკითხველო დარბაზი და ქართულ-ირლანდიური კლუბი (დამფუძნებელი ნანა შალამბერიძე) გიწვევთ ბლუმსდეის საერთაშორისო ფესტივალისადმი მიძღვნილ საღამოზე ,,ირლანდიური პოეზია“.

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Time for copyright laws in Africa to change

EIFL-OA news and events - პარ, 14/06/2019 - 03:00

On 12-13 June 2019, heads of copyright offices from more than 40 African states met in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss copyright limitations and exceptions for libraries, archives, and education in the African region.

The African regional seminar was jointly organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO). The objective of the seminar was to analyze the situation of libraries, archives and educational institutions, and copyright limitations and exceptions in WIPO member states in Africa, and to identify areas for action.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Time for copyright laws in Africa to change

EIFL - FOSS news - პარ, 14/06/2019 - 03:00

On 12-13 June 2019, heads of copyright offices from more than 40 African states met in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss copyright limitations and exceptions for libraries, archives, and education in the African region.

The African regional seminar was jointly organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO). The objective of the seminar was to analyze the situation of libraries, archives and educational institutions, and copyright limitations and exceptions in WIPO member states in Africa, and to identify areas for action.

Time for copyright laws in Africa to change

EIFL news and events - პარ, 14/06/2019 - 03:00

On 12-13 June 2019, heads of copyright offices from more than 40 African states met in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss copyright limitations and exceptions for libraries, archives, and education in the African region.

The African regional seminar was jointly organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO). The objective of the seminar was to analyze the situation of libraries, archives and educational institutions, and copyright limitations and exceptions in WIPO member states in Africa, and to identify areas for action.

Out Now: June 2019 issue of IFLA Journal

IFLA - ხუთ, 13/06/2019 - 04:55

​​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.2 (June 2019)

Contents:
Articles

Changing Greek libraries: A continuous dialogue 69
Georgios Glossiotis, Evgenia Vassilakaki and Eva Semertzaki

Impact of tailor-made information literacy provision on rural dwellers’ participation in sustainable development targets in Nigeria: Implications for public library services to oral societies 81
Chimezie P. Uzuegbu

Usage and impact metrics for Parliamentary libraries 104
Tarek Al Baghal

Evolving practices and professional identity: How the new ways we work can reshape us as professionals and a profession 114
Melissa Ann Fraser-Arnott

Factors for adoption of OSILS in university libraries of Bangladesh 127
Md. Jahangir Alam and Muhammad Mezbah-ul-Islam

Information-seeking behaviour of undergraduate students: A developing country perspective 140
Ahmadul Islam Howlader and Md Anwarul Islam

Status of secondary school libraries and librarians in Bangladesh 157
Zakir Hossain

Abstracts 168

 

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).

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Toolkit for developing national literacy and reading strategies

IFLA - ოთხ, 12/06/2019 - 23:07

At the IFLA WLIC in Athens in August our section will hold a workshop. This interactive session is led by our section members. /files/assets/literacy-and-reading/literacy_toolkit_.pdf

შვინდის დროშებით გავაგიჟებ ყომრალ მოედანს

შვინდის დროშებით გავაგიჟებ ყომრალ მოედანს

წარმოგიდგენთ ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის კიდევ ერთ საინტერესო გამოცემას, 1918-1921 წლებში პრესაში გამოქვეყნებული ლექსების კრებულს „შვინდის დროშებით გავაგიჟებ ყომრალ მოედანს“. ლექსები ქართველმა პოეტებმა დამუკიდებლობის გამოცხადების დღეს, 26 მაისს მიუძღვნეს.

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SAVE THE DATE for the LYRASIS Member Summit Oct. 1 – 2 Chicago, Illinois

DSpace news - სამ, 11/06/2019 - 21:27

We are thrilled to be planning our 4th annual Member Summit. This year’s in-person event will be at the Big 10 Conference Center in Chicago. Our theme this year is Local to Global. This  will be our first meeting after the LYRASIS + DuraSpace merger, and we will be welcoming DuraSpace Members and staff. The summit will include high level discussions for your senior and executive staff as well as the Leaders Circle pre-conference event.

The LYRASIS Member Summit is a members-only meeting for senior strategists and staff who are looking for new ways to collaborate and serve their users, researchers and communities. It is designed to help our members and their institutions seize both sustainable and disruptive innovations to deliver new, better, and tried and tested approaches for increasing and sustaining access to knowledge. The Member Summit creates a unique space for learning, networking, collaboration and designing action on the most important issues facing archives, libraries, museums and galleries today. As a LYRASIS member, you are invited to this annual conference at no charge.

Registration for both our Summit and hotel block will be open in the next few weeks! We hope to see you there!

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Collaboration and Engagement: A Framework for Library Futures and Vendor Partnerships

LIBER news - სამ, 11/06/2019 - 18:25

This is a guest post from LIBER sponsor EBSCO Information Services; written by Christopher Spalding, VP, Open Source Platforms & Communities, and Tamir Borensztajn, VP of SaaS Strategy As Danial Hook noted in an interview with Robert Harrington, “An ability to understand, manipulate and interact with data pervades professional life, social life and now research life…

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ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის წარმომადგენლები ოდესის „ინტელექტ-ფორუმის“ მთავარი სტუმრები იყვნენ

ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის წარმომადგენლები ოდესის „ინტელექტ-ფორუმის“ მთავარი სტუმრები იყვნენ

ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის წარმომადგენლები ოფიციალური ვიზიტით უკრაინაში, ქალაქ ოდესაში იმყოფებოდნენ. ქართული დელეგაცია ოდესის ეროვნული სამეცნიერო ბიბლიოთეკის „ინტელექტ-ფორუმის“ მთავარი სტუმარი იყო. ღონისძიების ფარგლებში გაიმართა გიორგი კეკელიძის „გურული დღიურების“ უკრაინული თარგმანის პრეზენტაცია. ოდესის ეროვნულ სამეცნიერო ბიბლიოთეკაში ქართული წიგნის კუთხე გაიხსნა.

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IFLA Satellite Meeting in Piraeus 2019: Registration Now Open

IFLA - ორშ, 10/06/2019 - 13:18

The Statistics and Evaluation Section of IFLA  in partnership with University of Piraeus Library are organizing a satellite meeting in Piraeus, Greece will be held 22 - 23 August 2019. 

The Conference will explore and discuss compilation and use of statistics both in the successful management and operation of libraries and in the demonstration of the value of libraries outside the profession.

Great presenters will share their knowledge, skills and experience implementing innovative assessment methodologies in a workshop or presentation style that can translate into successful applications for any Library type.

The Satellite meeting is addressed to both professionals and researchers, decision makers and ICTs, trainers and trainees, to every stakeholder of the libraries, archives and museums.

The event will precede the annual World Library and Information Congress: 85th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Athens 24 - 30 August (IFLA WLIC 2019).

For more information and registration please visit the link below  https://sites.google.com/view/ifla-2019-unipi/registrations

VIVO Updates, June 9, 2019 — Upcoming sprint, Open Repositories, LYRASIS, Leadership Group Elections coming up

DSpace news - ორშ, 10/06/2019 - 01:39

Sprint coming up June 17-26  Interested in development?  Ready to sprint?  The VIVO developers will be holding a sprint June 17-26 to work on externalizing the search indexes of VIVO in support of VIVO Scholar and other applications.  Developer calls are held every Tuesday at 11 AM US Eastern Time.  See Development Interest Group for call agendas and sprint planning.

Open Repositories  VIVO community members will be attending Open Repositories at the University of Hamburg this week. We hope those attending have a chance to catch up, discuss VIVO, and how best to move forward.  https://or2019.blogs.uni-hamburg.de/

Three weeks to LYRASIS  As many of you know, Duraspace is merging with LYRASIS, another US non-profit, to improve support of community open source for academics.  The merger is expected to become official July 1, 2019.  LYRASIS and Duraspace staff have been diligently meeting, learning each other’s work, and preparing for becoming a single organization.

I have served as a board member of Duraspace since 2014 and participated in the decision to merge with LYRASIS.  I will not be a board member of the new organization.  You may hear of other changes – in personnel, and in business practices.  The VIVO Project remains autonomous.  It is governed by its Leadership Group.  Its relationship with LYRASIS is defined by the MOU VIVO has in place with Duraspace, which LYRASIS will honor.

Leadership Group Community elections coming up  Speaking of the Leadership Group, watch for an announcement of nominations for community members to serve on the Leadership Group.  This is an outstanding opportunity for motivated community leaders to step forward and join in the governance of the project.  There are fascinating, important, and perhaps challenging issues facing the Leadership Group this year.  We hope you will consider being nominated to serve!

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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IFLA Green Library Award 2019 Winners Announced

IFLA - კვი, 09/06/2019 - 16:11

IFLA’s Environmental Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group (ENSULIB) is pleased to announce the winner of the IFLA Green Library Award 2019. The IFLA Green Library Award was established in 2016 by ENSULIB (SIG) and generously sponsored by De Gruyter Publishing. The award is 500 Euros for the first place winner.

Objectives
  • to reward the best Green Library submission that communicates the library’s commitment to environmental sustainability;

  • to create awareness of libraries’ social responsibility and leadership in environmental education.

To ENSULIB’s great delight, 34 submissions were received from around the world, including Austria (Assling and Sitzenberg-Reidling), Botswana, Bulgaria (Bratanitsa village, Burgas, Haskovo, Shumen, and Trud), Colombia (Bogotá, Cali, and Medellín), Egypt, France/Reunion, Hungary, India, Iran (Kermanshah, Rasht, and Tehran), Ireland, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa (Johannesburg and Pretoria), USA (MA, Athol and NY, New York)

When the call for reviewers went out, 18 people stepped up to help with the process. The reviewers were as diverse as those who submitted. Coming from Australia, Danmark, Finland, France, Galapagos, India, Iran, Italy, Kenya, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and United States of America. They were a blend of LIS students, library professionals (from public and academic libraries) and an architect as well.

Press Release

See full details about this year's award in the Press Release: [English – PDF]

The award will be presented at the 2019 World Library and Information Congress in Athens, Greece, Session 156: ENSULIB's Open Session and Special Presentation of Awards

Winner of the 4th IFLA Green Library Award 2019

Colombia, Cali, Biblioteca Pública Municipal Daniel Guillard: “Gaia- En mi biblioteca la tierra también es de todos”

The reviewers outlined: This initiative involves all ages and all the community in generating awareness on sustainability and green practice with visible impact. Thus, the library has innovative projects for all ages, from babies to seniors, including vulnerable people, and these projects combine information literacy, eco-literacy and reading. The library is focused on empowering their community that faces many social and economic problems to help rebuild the neighbourhood to make it eco-friendlier, while also improving social and economic conditions – without great economic means. More..

Five Runners Up

Hungary, Kiskunfélegyháza: Sándor Petöfi Town Library’s Green Road in Art-Relic's Environment”

 

This initiative covered many of the different areas and the library is doing significant work at a level that is appropriate to their community and resources. The library has settled many projects from architectural initiatives to librarians’ participation and several activities are offered also to stakeholders. Thus, the library has been remodelled to bring it closer to environmental standards and various projects have been offered to librarians, stakeholders and users. The library has also created an Eco-Work Team to plan and coordinate future work. More..

 

Ireland, Cork: University College Cork Library - “Love Our Library”

 

For this project, the University College Cork Library receives a special recognition of excellence! The Boole Library at University College Cork has made real and provable “green” changes to their organisation, i.e., sparked real changes in the behaviour of people using and working in the library – over 1 0000 students signed a pledge to support the changes at the very beginning. Thus, this initiative offered practical solutions to pervasive waste problems and generating a major impact that can be scaled and shared by libraries around the world. The library has developed an excellent road map for other organizations to follow. An additional feature of the project is its strong and consistent communications strategy that keeps all stakeholders updated and involved. More..

 

France, ReunionMedia Library of Saint‐Joseph – Reunion Island”

An excellent example of sustainable architectural design: an innovatively designed bioclimatic building in a tropical environment that is open to the elements and mirrors the local lifestyle. Thus, this initiative consisted on an amazing sustainable building that transcends the notion of inside/outside and has nature and green practice at the heart of all their efforts. At the same time, the architecture combines traditional architecture, the functionality of modern architecture and the incorporation of important sustainable and environmental measures. More..

 

Slovenia, Ljubljana: “Šentvid Library - the Green Library, Ljubljana City Library

 

This initiative included environmental management and social engagement: green library building; green collections, etc. Thus, the library covers all of the areas of green libraries in their activities and in their building. The library presents a large range of regular projects that invite the whole community to examine and understand the importance of conserving natural resources and the respect of the natural environment. In addition, the projects help people to understand the importance of acting as environmentally responsible citizens. One reviewer said: “I was impressed by their connections to the local community in developing environmental programming for all ages, staff also follow green practices in their work and in the maintenance/cleaning of the building.” More..

 

USA, New York, New York: “Sustainability Initiative of the New York Library Association

 

This initiative’s strengths are relevance, visibility and global impressiveness on going green as it brings out the emphasis of green libraries as practical contributors to environmental sustainability. The initiative showed also political courage. Many aspects of the project will serve many libraries and can be emulated by many libraries Sustainability Initiative of the New York Library Association. More..

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