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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.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

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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La Oficina Regional de IFLA junto a ministros y secretarios de Cultura de la región se reunieron en el Congreso de la Nación Argentina

IFLA - ოთხ, 20/11/2019 - 20:56

A fines de mayo, los ministros y secretarios de Cultura de América Latina y el Caribe se reunieron en la BCN para unificar las estrategias orientadas a implementar los diecisiete Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) y las 169 metas de la Agenda 2030, programada por Naciones Unidas.

El Foro fue organizado por la Biblioteca del Congreso, la Biblioteca Nacional Mariano Moreno y la Secretaría de Cultura de la Nación, con el apoyo de la Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos (OEI). Su apertura estuvo a cargo de la presidenta de IFLA Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, quien presentó el Informe sobre Desarrollo y Acceso a la Información 2019.

Allí, la presidenta adelantó indicadores clave sobre el desempeño de los países, explorando desde el grado de conectividad y las prácticas socioculturales habituales, hasta los marcos regulatorios vigentes.

Como resultado del encuentro los especialistas abordaron reflexiones y líneas de acción orientadas a la “buena gobernanza a nivel nacional y regional” para contribuir a una educación de calidad (ODS 4), reducir las desigualdades (ODS 10) y consolidar instituciones fuertes en un contexto de paz y justicia (ODS 16), entre otros objetivos.

Cabe destacar que este último punto busca “garantizar el acceso público a la información y proteger las libertades fundamentales, de conformidad con la legislación nacional y los acuerdos internacionales”. Así, las bibliotecas y los bibliotecarios se convierten en gestores culturales ineludibles al momento diseñar políticas globales y regionales.

Entre las principales cuestiones se debatió el cruce entre el entorno analógico y el digital, con  atención a la necesidad de adaptarse a las nuevas formas de consumo propiciadas por los libros electrónicos, archivos y documentos digitales. 

De la declaración final se destaca también el tendido de redes interdisciplinarias para la mejor toma de decisiones. Este compromiso fue entendido como un “motor de cambio” fundamental para la creación de un espacio  que promueva el libre flujo de información que invite a “la investigación, la innovación y el acceso al patrimonio cultural”. 

Al finalizar el encuentro, los ministros y secretarios firmaron de puño y letra el acuerdo de todos los Estados -miembros de las Naciones Unidas- con la Agenda 2030, sumándose a su plan de trabajo orientado a “un desarrollo más sólido, justo y sostenible para todos (...) y la necesidad de continuar e intensificar la labor sobre los 17 Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible”, y entendiendo “el acceso a la información como un derecho humano universal”.

La Oficina Regional de IFLA junto a los ministros y secretarios de Cultura de la región se reunieron en el Congreso de la Nación Argentina

IFLA - ოთხ, 20/11/2019 - 20:56

A fines de mayo, los ministros y secretarios de Cultura de América Latina y el Caribe se reunieron en la BCN para unificar las estrategias orientadas a implementar los diecisiete Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) y las 169 metas de la Agenda 2030, programada por Naciones Unidas.

El Foro fue organizado por la Biblioteca del Congreso, la Biblioteca Nacional Mariano Moreno y la Secretaría de Cultura de la Nación, con el apoyo de la Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos (OEI). Su apertura estuvo a cargo de la presidenta de IFLA Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, quien presentó el Informe sobre Desarrollo y Acceso a la Información 2019.

Allí, la presidenta adelantó indicadores clave sobre el desempeño de los países, explorando desde el grado de conectividad y las prácticas socioculturales habituales, hasta los marcos regulatorios vigentes.

Como resultado del encuentro los especialistas abordaron reflexiones y líneas de acción orientadas a la “buena gobernanza a nivel nacional y regional” para contribuir a una educación de calidad (ODS 4), reducir las desigualdades (ODS 10) y consolidar instituciones fuertes en un contexto de paz y justicia (ODS 16), entre otros objetivos.

Cabe destacar que este último punto busca “garantizar el acceso público a la información y proteger las libertades fundamentales, de conformidad con la legislación nacional y los acuerdos internacionales”. Así, las bibliotecas y los bibliotecarios se convierten en gestores culturales ineludibles al momento diseñar políticas globales y regionales.

Entre las principales cuestiones se debatió el cruce entre el entorno analógico y el digital, con  atención a la necesidad de adaptarse a las nuevas formas de consumo propiciadas por los libros electrónicos, archivos y documentos digitales. 

De la declaración final se destaca también el tendido de redes interdisciplinarias para la mejor toma de decisiones. Este compromiso fue entendido como un “motor de cambio” fundamental para la creación de un espacio  que promueva el libre flujo de información que invite a “la investigación, la innovación y el acceso al patrimonio cultural”. 

Al finalizar el encuentro, los ministros y secretarios firmaron de puño y letra el acuerdo de todos los Estados -miembros de las Naciones Unidas- con la Agenda 2030, sumándose a su plan de trabajo orientado a “un desarrollo más sólido, justo y sostenible para todos (...) y la necesidad de continuar e intensificar la labor sobre los 17 Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible”, y entendiendo “el acceso a la información como un derecho humano universal”.

Initiative for Young African Library Innovators 2020

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 20/11/2019 - 17:55

Five public librarians from four countries in Africa will travel to the USA where they will take part in the Public Library Association (PLA) 2020 Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, as part of the Initiative for Young African Library Innovators 2020 (IYALI 2020). 

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Initiative for Young African Library Innovators 2020

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 20/11/2019 - 17:55

Five public librarians from four countries in Africa will travel to the USA where they will take part in the Public Library Association (PLA) 2020 Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, as part of the Initiative for Young African Library Innovators 2020 (IYALI 2020). 

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