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Webinar: OA journals and publishers

EIFL news and events - პარ, 26/06/2020 - 19:16

EIFL and our partner, the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana (CARLIGH), are co-hosting a webinar on how to identify credible open access journals and avoid predatory ones that charge authors publishing fees but do not provide peer review or editing services.

Librarians, researchers and faculty, university administrators, journal editors and all others interested in scholarly publishing are welcome to attend. 

OR2020 Ideas Challenge

EIFL-OA news and events - პარ, 26/06/2020 - 19:09

Join this virtual meeting and discuss how to pitch ideas, recruit a team and brainstorm topics for the OR2020 (Open Repositories 2020) Ideas Challenge 2020-21. 

Date and time:  30 June, 2pm UTC.

To join the meeting, using ZOOM: 

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OR2020 Ideas Challenge

EIFL - FOSS news - პარ, 26/06/2020 - 19:09

Join this virtual meeting and discuss how to pitch ideas, recruit a team and brainstorm topics for the OR2020 (Open Repositories 2020) Ideas Challenge 2020-21. 

Date and time:  30 June, 2pm UTC.

To join the meeting, using ZOOM: 

OR2020 Ideas Challenge

EIFL news and events - პარ, 26/06/2020 - 19:09

Join this virtual meeting and discuss how to pitch ideas, recruit a team and brainstorm topics for the OR2020 (Open Repositories 2020) Ideas Challenge 2020-21. 

Date and time:  30 June, 2pm UTC.

To join the meeting, using ZOOM: 

Media Literacy Training for Libraries: Tips and Takeaway Messages

IFLA - პარ, 26/06/2020 - 18:25

This week, as part of the ongoing EU Media Literacy project in which IFLA is a partner, several European libraries followed an online course on hosting dedicated events that can help their communities become savvier digital citizens.

 

The training was organised and delivered by the senior project partner Tactical Tech. IFLA has led on engagement with libraries, bringing together several libraries from around Europe who joined the webinars as they prepared to host their own pop-up exhibitions on media literacy and misinformation.

The training covered both the practicalities of organising such an event (how to arrange a series of posters to maximise social distancing? What are some of the patron data considerations to keep in mind when organising a webinar? and more), and the subject matter at hand – online misinformation and how to best address it.

The materials prepared by Tactical Tech, together with inputs from European information professionals during the webinars, made for engaging discussion on how to deliver media literacy learning opportunities for the broader public.

Below are some insights and tips the training covered, which could be useful for any library that wants to offer media literacy awareness or skills training.

 

 

 

There are many forms of misinformation. The misinformation landscape is diverse – and recognising this diversity is important to properly address the challenges this poses. As a recent study on the COVID-19 ‘infodemic’ has illustrated, misinformation examples - even within a single topic - can range widely. This includes, for example, different sources (e.g. top-down or bottom-up), different motivations behind content creation (Profit? Political motivations? Satire? Other?), as well as the different types of misinformation content itself.

That’s why it can be helpful for users to understand the different types of misinformation, disinformation and other potentially misleading content they can encounter. This can include genuine content presented within a false context, impersonation of credible sources, content that includes (some) true information yet is presented in a misleading way – as well as blatantly fabricated or altered content, and more. For more information on the types of misinformation, you can take a look at sources prepared by UNESCO and First Draft.

 

 

 

Tailor your training to specific audience groups. From high school students to older users, different demographics and user groups may be more vulnerable or encounter particular issues with misinformation online. Knowing the challenges that different user groups in your community face can help tailor your media literacy initiatives and interventions – and adjust or pick suitable instruction methods and materials.

Tactical Tech’s Detox Kit, for example, includes a dedicated Youth edition that focuses on tips, challenges and digital skills which are relevant for children between the ages of 11 and 16.

 

 

 

Contextualising your examples can help. To help anchor and effectively illustrate the relevance of your media literacy initiatives, it can be helpful to show local examples of misinformation! Factcheck.eu, for example, analyses news and claims from around the European Union.

 

 

 

Misinformation is linked to emotions. The training highlighted that the issue of misinformation is fundamentally linked to human emotions.  The way people process information is impacted by emotions, pre-existing beliefs, attitudes and feelings – for example, our inclination to pay attention to, believe of disbelieve a piece of news we come across.

 

This can serve as a clue when assessing the information one comes across – does it elicit an unexpectedly strong reaction? Is it designed to?  So, for any user, addressing online misinformation can in part mean recognising and questioning the emotional responses they experience.

 

 

 

 

Tools and resources for a savvy user. Naturally, a key step of media literacy awareness and training is equipping members of your communities with practical tools and skills to detect and address misinformation. There are many investigation tips and techniques one could make use of – Tactical Tech’s own Exposing the Invisible Kit is one example.

Librarians as informational professionals have a wealth of experience assessing and checking the quality of information., and to have much to bring in building the media literacy of everyday users.

 

 

 

We are looking forward to seeing the skills of librarians, combined with the exhibition materials created by Tactical Tech, at work in the coming months.

June 2020 newsletter now available online

IFLA - პარ, 26/06/2020 - 18:02

The latest IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section's newsletter has been published. Download the newsletter (PDF) here.

This issue focuses on stories of how libraries have continued to work with multicultural communities through the current COVID-19 pandemic. It also takes a look at the recipient of the inaugural winner of the Multiculturalism in Libraries Now award - ECHO Mobile Library. 

As always, the Section thanks Pam Ryan and her team at Toronto Public Library for preparing this issue of the newsletter, and all of our contributors.

IFLA IT section 2020 events update

IFLA - პარ, 26/06/2020 - 04:48

Postpone by Marco Verch under Creative Commons 2.0

 

Because of COVID-19 pandemy and resulting health and economic situation, IFLA and Irish organization committee had to postpone WLIC 2020. Dublin Conference will happen in 2022.

Information Technology organized sessions, meetings, or participated to the organization of several events. Here is what impact this change had.

  • WLIC2020 Open Session "Better Together: Collaborative Solutions to the Challenges of Data and Libraries" by Big Data SIG is postponed

  • WLIC2020 Joint Open Session with Knowledge Management Section "The future of the library and library systems: outsourcing, cloud, and new tech impact of user communities" is postponed

  • WLIC2020 Joint Satellite with Reference & Information Services Section "Artificial Intelligence in Discovery and User Experience" is postponed

  • WLIC2020 Joint Open Session with Health and Biosciences Libraries Section "Enabling open science, open access, and artificial intelligence to advance and support healthcare practice and scientific discovery" is postponed

  • WLIC2020 Joint Open Session with Preservation and Conservation Section "Preserving complex digital objects in libraries" will be organized online with some of accepted presentations

Stay tuned for next news about IT section events !

Congratulations to Cécile Swiatek and Dr Adam Sofronijevic: New LIBER Executive Board Members

LIBER news - ხუთ, 25/06/2020 - 18:21

During LIBER’s 2020 Meeting of Participants, held as part of our LIBER 2020 Online Annual Conference, two Executive Board members were appointed. In this blog post you can read about our new Board members and other changes to LIBER’s leadership. New Executive Board Members The two people appointed by a vote of LIBER Participants to…

The post Congratulations to Cécile Swiatek and Dr Adam Sofronijevic: New LIBER Executive Board Members appeared first on LIBER.

EIFL responds to UNESCO Open Science consultation

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 24/06/2020 - 13:50

In May, the Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences of UNESCO invited EIFL to join the UNESCO Open Science Partnership and to contribute to a global consultation that will result in a UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science. 

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EIFL responds to UNESCO Open Science consultation

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 24/06/2020 - 13:50

In May, the Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences of UNESCO invited EIFL to join the UNESCO Open Science Partnership and to contribute to a global consultation that will result in a UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science. 

EIFL responds to UNESCO Open Science consultation

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 24/06/2020 - 13:50

In May, the Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences of UNESCO invited EIFL to join the UNESCO Open Science Partnership and to contribute to a global consultation that will result in a UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science. 

The IFLA Metadata Newsletter June 2020 issue is published

IFLA - ოთხ, 24/06/2020 - 11:01

We miss meeting you all in Dublin at the WLIC 2020 that has been cancelled. The IFLA Metadata Newsletter is a good way of keeping update with news from a safe distance. The June 2020 issue is published.

EIFL endorses Open COVID Pledge

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 23/06/2020 - 18:06

EIFL has pledged its support for the Open COVID Pledge that seeks to remove barriers to the use of intellectual property (IP) to help end and mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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EIFL endorses Open COVID Pledge

EIFL - FOSS news - სამ, 23/06/2020 - 18:06

EIFL has pledged its support for the Open COVID Pledge that seeks to remove barriers to the use of intellectual property (IP) to help end and mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

EIFL endorses Open COVID Pledge

EIFL news and events - სამ, 23/06/2020 - 18:06

EIFL has pledged its support for the Open COVID Pledge that seeks to remove barriers to the use of intellectual property (IP) to help end and mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Update from M&M Section Chair

IFLA - სამ, 23/06/2020 - 03:36
Update from the IFLA Management & Marketing Section

Members of the Committee

There has been some change among the members of thee Committee during the first part of the year. However the officers are still the same. Me, Anya Feltreuter Library Director of Mjölby Public Library in Sweden, am still the Chair. The Secretary of the M&M Section is Leslie Weir, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, and our Information Coordinator is Jeremiah Walter, Internal Communications Specialist at the Pikes Peak Library Distrcit, United States. You will find the names of all the Committee members here.

Midyear Meeting

Our midwinter-meeting was held in Ottawa, Canada, in February. Besides from the business meetings and a meeting for the Jury of the Marketing Award, we hosted a great session together with the Library and Archives of Canada on management and millennials.  The session included both international and canadian speakers.

Current Work of the Committee

Because of the situation vid COVID-19 we had to do some changes in our Action plan. I attach the Action Plan and the Annual Report 2018-2019 for the Section to this e-mail.

We recieved a lot of applications for the Marketing Award this year. The winners have been chosen and a pressrelease will soon be out. The jury has done a great work together with our sponsor PressReader. Since there will be no WLIC 2020 we are in he process of planning for alternative ways of promoting the winners.

Among the other sessions we were planning for WLIC 2020 was a session on the SDGs together with the Management of Library Associations Section and a session on workplace morale, burn out and toxic leadership in the library environment, together with CPDWL and Library Services for Mulicultural populations. Because we think that the outcome of both of those sessions will be the best if people meet and talk phicically we are postponing them to 2021.

The IFLA Coaching Initiative is driven and developed by the Continuing Professional Development & Workplace Learning (CPDWL) and Management & Marketing (M&M) sections, with support from IFLA HQ and PC. When the WLIC in Dublin 2020 was cancelled because of the Corona-pandemic, CPDWL and M&M decided to offer online coaching instead of the session planned for WLIC. A Coach training course is now available to library colleagues interested in developing their coaching skills as they prepare to provide online coaching to WLIC participants.

During the month of June 2020, an online Coach training course, in the form of recorded webinars, will be available on the CPDWL blog. The training course was produced to prepare library colleagues to act  as coaches during the online coaching session. Library colleagues interested in developing their coaching skills in general may also be interested in viewing the recorded webinars. Vera Keown, member of M&M SC and Certified Leadership Coach, has planned and produced the training course and is the instructor.  There are five recorded videos in English with five PowerPoint presentations in English, Chinese, German and Russian. More translations of the PowerPoints may be added.

The Coach training course is available on the CPDWL blog and is linked from the M&M website.

The Coaching Initiative Working Group will also offer a live webinar, probably on two occasions, where volunteer coaches who have watched the five training videos will be able to ask questions and get clarification on information presented during the training.

The main part of the online coaching will be given during the planned WLIC-week, August 17-21. Arrangements of the online coaching will be communicated further on.

The Management Skills Building Working group is working on hosting a webinar on management (theme to be decided) together with CPDWL. The webinar will probably be held in september or october.

Please contact me if you have questions regarding our work, and follow us on Facebook and our webpage

Best regards,

Anya Feltreuter, Chair, Management & Marketing Standing Committee

 

IFLA Coach Training Series

IFLA - სამ, 23/06/2020 - 03:34

The IFLA Coaching Initiative is a collaboration between the Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and Management and Marketing sections of IFLA. The positive evaluations and experiences from the last two years’ coaching sessions at World Library and Information Congress have demonstrated a clear need and demand for continued support and expansion of the IFLA Coaching Initiative.

To learn more, visit the CPDWL blog.

IFLA Responds to UN Questionnaire on Human Rights and COVID-19

IFLA - ორშ, 22/06/2020 - 15:48

IFLA shared concerns, and identified challenges and opportunities relating to the protection of human rights during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.  By offering our responses, we strive to ensure the voice of the global library community is heard in this discussion.

This Joint Questionnaire will help inform upcoming thematic reports by UN Special Rapporteurs on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on human rights. These will be presented to the UN’s Human Rights Council or General Assembly.

Within IFLA’s mandate, we identified that the pandemic has most directly impacted on the ability to enjoy the right to education, to freedom of access to information, to freely participate in the cultural life of the community, to share in the results of scientific advancement, and to participate fully in government.

Although the closure of public institutions has largely been deemed necessary to limit the spread of the virus, we urged that this should not be used as an excuse for governments to increase surveillance, place restrictions on free expression and information, and limits on public participation.

Here is a summary of other key points IFLA included in our response:

Internet-for-all and media literacy

In the event of closed public spaces, participation in educational and cultural programmes, and the ability to partake in services such as registering for unemployment benefits, likely depends on internet access.

IFLA has long promoted access to the internet as a basic utility. We advocate for the role of libraries as key components in internet access for all, as well as providers of digital and media literacy.

During COVID-19 and in a more digitally-focused society that comes after, ensuring equitable access to the internet, and digital and media literacy education, is more important than ever.

Access to Information

The combination of copyright and market forces often means that types of access and services that libraries can offer in-person cannot be offered online. With increased demand on digital services during COVID-19, this greatly restricts access.

Librarians have been very active in calling for open access to materials concerning COVID-19, as well as reasonable terms for other access. IFLA has been promoting principles which highlight the need for open access to remain in place for as long as necessary.

Cultural Rights

IFLA responded directly to questions by Ms. Karima Bennoune, Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, on the intersection of COVID-19, culture, and the role of libraries.

We noted how libraries, alongside other GLAM institutions, have provided digital means to engage with collections, access cultural and arts performance, and exercise cultural rights remotely.

We promoted a recent article in which we discussed the role of documentary and archival cultural heritage in providing connection, historical context, hope and in informing better decision making during the pandemic.

Finally, we noted our participation in the UNESCO statement on documentary heritage and the COVID-19 pandemic, and stressed the importance for governments to recognise cultural heritage’s potential and support the work of our institutions.

Read IFLA’s full response to the Joint Questionnaire.

IFLA Governance Review Survey Launched: Have Your Say

IFLA - ორშ, 22/06/2020 - 15:39

IFLA Members and volunteers around the world are invited to share their views on the first draft of our governance review proposals through our survey by 14 July. Your input will shape the future of IFLA.

On Friday 19 June, IFLA launched the first draft of our Governance Review proposals. Centred on the priorities identified by the field, and built on your suggestions and ideas, this sets out initial plans for giving IFLA the structures we need to deliver our ambition.

The Review is the latest stage in IFLA’s development roadmap, following the successful development of a shared Vision and Strategy. It is essential to our transformation into the inclusive and effective organisation we want and need to be.

Throughout the process, IFLA has made an exceptional effort to ensure that the voices of its members and volunteers are heard. The survey launched today – seeking views and feedback on the first draft of our proposals – is only the latest example of this.

It is also a vital one – your opportunity to share your views on the major steps that, we hope, will help us deliver more transparency, efficiency and collaboration, stronger regional representation, greater financial and organisational sustainability, more varied opportunities for participation, and better support for volunteers.

Watch IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner introduce the governance survey: https://bit.ly/2B1l9Gu

Through the survey, respondents will have the opportunity to share views on proposals in each of the priority areas identified by members and volunteers our survey in October, to answer questions about key outstanding issues, and to offer overall comments.

We are sending the survey to IFLA’s Members, as well as members of IFLA’s Professional Units and other structures. You will have until 14 July to offer feedback.

Following this, IFLA will hold a series of online forums in August, open to all, in order to offer further opportunities to share ideas and views. On this basis, the Governing Board will revise and improve the proposal, in order to present this to you at our 2020 General Assembly in late October or November.

Our Members will then be called up on to vote on the necessary changes to the Statutes to make the changes a reality, and allow us to start the process for nominating and electing a new Governing Board and committees from August 2021. 

IFLA’s transformation has depended on your engagement. In order to complete the job, we once again relying on you to share your views and ideas. We hope that as many of you as possible will do so.

Gerald Leitner
IFLA Secretary General

Tell us how you missed us: How user testimonials are supporting library advocacy in Australia and Germany

IFLA - ორშ, 22/06/2020 - 14:37

The need to stop in-person services at many libraries has brought into stark relief how important a part of peoples lives they are, as well as highlighting the resourcefulness of libraries in finding new ways to offer services. Library associations in Australia and Germany are looking to ensure that these experiences are well documented to support future advocacy. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the world into a state of uncertainty. Faced with this, many have turned to culture and learning in order to boost wellbeing, and focus on the future.

Even while under the obligation to close their doors, libraries have shown that they have been more than ready to respond, through enhanced offers of eBooks, online events and simply the possibility to possibility to chat.

Nonetheless, it is certainly promising news that, with the lifting of restrictions, libraries are beginning – carefully – to resume in-person services. Once again, library users can borrow books, use computers, benefit from support from librarians and use other in-person services, or at least look forward to when this will be possible again.

However, with governments in many countries currently taking on major new debt in order to stimulate economies, there is also a new uncertainty – what will happen when the time comes to pay this back. The need for library advocacy will be as great as ever, in order to ensure that elected officials, the people that vote for them and other decision-makers fully understand how important it is to have a properly supported library service.

Library associations are already responding to this, ensuring that they can record and draw on users’ testimonials from the time of the COVID-19 pandemic in order to make the case.

 

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) was already active before libraries started to open again, preparing a set of campaign materials around the theme of ‘We’re Back’ with a launch on 13 May. As well as posters, banners, bunting and a template press release for local media, ALIA also worked to find a way to gather information from users about the value of libraries – ‘Tell us how you missed us’.

This looked to bring together many of the stories that librarians themselves had heard throughout the crisis, both positive ones about how much virtual storytimes and online resources provided by libraries had provided a lifeline, but also the negative ones about those people who were unable to access the internet while the library was closed.  

Through both a simple online survey, and flyers where users can write in their answers, the campaign has proved a great way of gathering statements from users about what they have missed, and what they love about libraries. These will provide a rich source of evidence for advocacy when it is time for decisions about funding in future. Libraries themselves are already promoting results at the local level using the #MissedMyLibrary hashtag.

This work has already yielded powerful quantitative information. On the basis of 500 responses, it was already possible on 28 May to release findings underlining how important libraries are in combatting loneliness – a key concern in many societies. ALIA has also had a big success in reaching out into the local press with a story highlighting the role of libraries in getting people back on their feet, as well as radio interviews.

 

In North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Germany, there has been a similar reflection. From people sitting on the steps of the library in order to access WiFi, to big increases in the number of people looking to access digital library collections, it became clear to the NRW Library Association that despite the need to close the doors, libraries had become more rather than less important in the lives of users.

Yet the association was also aware of the risk of pressure on funding in future, with it being only ten years since there was the need to defend budgets in the face of the consequences of the 2008 financial crisis. Once again, it would be vital to show the value of libraries to decision-makers, with the most effective spokespeople for libraries being users themselves. Trying to use social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram) for this goal was an experiment and first step in this direction.

The goal was therefore again to collect viewpoints that could be used to convince politicians. The NRW association decided to focus effort on gathering existing testimonials on Facebook. With many libraries in the regional already active on social media, there was in fact already a wealth of material to use!

The Association has therefore worked with libraries in the region to collect powerful quotes, and to promote these, using the #DankeBibliothek (Thank You Library) hashtag. In doing this, they are targeting key politicians in order to ensure they understand how much people value their libraries.

 

The experience of libraries and their users in Australia and North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany are not unique. Around the world, it is the case that libraries have shown resilience and resourcefulness in moving to digital service provision. It is also clear that many people have badly missed in-person services during periods of lock-down.

In both cases, there is scope for libraries and library associations to record the experiences and testimonials of users, not only as an archive of the times we are living through, but as a powerful tool for future advocacy. The work of ALIA and the NRW Library Association provide a great example of how to do this.

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