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Philippines’ 29th Library and Information Services Month “Inclusive, Innovative, Interconnected”

IFLA - კვი, 12/01/2020 - 10:43

Philippines’ 29th Library and Information Services Month

“Inclusive, Innovative, Interconnected”

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 837 s. 1991, Library and Information Services (LIS) month is commemorated during November every year. The LIS month celebration aims to promote awareness of the different services of the library as well as the importance of libraries in our community. It also aims to develop a unified calendar of activities for libraries; generate interests about libraries and services; and discover the best practices of outreach services in various libraries across the Philippines.

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts – National Committee on Libraries and Information Services (NCCA-NCLIS) and the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) in collaboration with the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) and other stakeholders worked conjointly in spearheading the commemoration of the 29th LIS month with the theme “ Inclusive, Innovative, Interconnected”. This year's theme gave importance to the role of libraries and information centers and recognized their efforts, advocacies, initiatives, programs, projects and services in building inclusive, innovative and interconnected societies.

House of Representatives Deputy Speaker, Congresswoman Loren Legarda graced the kick-off ceremony held on November 5, 2019 at the NLP building. There were book characters parade competition, street dancing and fun walk activities at start off ceremony. The highlight of the event was the read-aloud session by actress Angelu De Leon. Guests from government and cultural agencies, students from different schools and universities, librarians from different library organizations and library stakeholders joined in the celebrating the historic event. A book exhibit from sponsors and book publishers plus food kiosks from library organizations made the LIS month opening ceremonies more festive which coincided with the physical set-up/theme which is ‘Philippine fiesta’.

Marikina City Public Library (Makerspace Circuits Activity Challenge)

Several activities and contests highlighted the importance and functions of libraries and information centers in building innovative, inclusive and interconnected societies organized by NLP and its affiliated public libraries nationwide for the whole month of November.  Different library organizations and academic library institutions also took part to celebrate the historic event.

 

 

           

 

The annual Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) national congress is also one of the major activities of LIS month celebration that took place at the Tagaytay International Convention Center (TICC) on November 19-22, 2019. Guests from cultural agencies, representatives from Local Government Units (LGUs) and library organizations, public librarians, and other stakeholders were present to show their support at the closing ceremonies held on November 29, 2019. Highlight of the ceremony was the awarding of different competitions such as:  “Most Innovative LIS Month Activity”, “Public Libraries Marketing and AVP competition”, “LibLife: A library story (Social Media Contest)”, “Book Diorama”, “Book Character Parade Competition (Full Cast Edition)”,  “Poster-Making”, “2019 Search for Outstanding Public Libraries”, “Storytelling (Librarians Category)” and “Librarians Got Talent”.

The successful 29th LIS month celebration was made possible by the all-out support from stakeholders headed by NCCA-NCLIS, NLP and PLAI.

Reference: Information and Documentation of the 29th Library and Information Services Working Committee

Photo credits: Facebook page of Philippine Public Libraries and PLAI-Philippine Librarians Association, Inc.

 

 

New Year Message from Tina Yang, RSCAO Chair

IFLA - კვი, 12/01/2020 - 09:11

Dear Colleagues,

 

Greetings to you all!

 

At the start of the New Year, it might be good to remind us of what we achieved in the past year and what is up for the year ahead.

 

Looking back to last year, there were challenges and opportunities. Thanks to Dolores and her colleagues in the Philippines, we had a warm and hospitable Mid-Term meeting in March in Manila. Thanks also to the Program Sub-Committee led by Premila, our Open Session at the WLIC 2019 in Athens was well received. In collaboration with other Sections in Division V, we organized a successful Satellite Meeting at Alexandria Bibliotheca, Egypt. The presentations and papers of both the Open Session and the Satellite Meeting are now available in the IFLA Library. I also would like to thank Cendrella who brought back the skills and insights learnt from the workshop on IFLA’s new Strategic Framework and Action Plans in June at The Hague, and worked passionately to formulate our Section’s new Action Plan. Last but not least, chaired by Sanjay, we made good efforts to promote IFLA and our Section via various conferences and events in different parts of the Asia and Oceania region. You may wish to get an overall picture of our achievements in our Annual Report for 2018-2019.

 

Last year also saw a few members of the Regional Standing Committee of Asia and Oceania (RSCAO) completed their terms. Thank you all for your contributions. Among them, Takashi as the Information Coordinator never failed to work conscientiously to market our events on website and social media. We will miss you!

 

The newly formed RSCAO at the WLIC 2019 now consists of 22 members from six sub-regions. Looking ahead, our work will develop in line with our new Action Plan. We have been collaborating with IFLA Head Office to set up an online form for libraries in the Asia and Oceania region to submit their stories on how they support the attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The stories will be collated and published in a booklet. Stories with demonstrated significant impact may be recommended for publication in the IFLA Library Map of the World (LMW) (librarymap.ifla.org/stories). The submission will begin soon in January 2020. Likewise, our Open Session themed Sharing our stories: libraries in Asia and Oceania supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is now inviting proposals and the Call for Papers is available at WLIC 2020 website.

 

The multitude of challenges facing our region have profound impacts on our society. Due to the social unrest in Beirut, we had to call off the Mid-Term meeting originally scheduled to be hosted by the Lebanese Library Association in March. Thanks again to Lin Li from the Regional Office and other colleagues in Singapore, the Library Association of Singapore together with the Regional Office and the NLB have graciously agreed to organize the meeting during 16-17 March. We will try to live stream the meeting for members who are unable to attend. Financial constraints, digital divide, climate change, environmental destruction and other critical issues, on one hand pose threats to us all, on the other, create roles for libraries to play in supporting the UN SDGs. We will discuss and address the issues and opportunities in our Section as well as with other stakeholders in the coming years.

 

May I take this opportunity to wish a Happy New Year to you and your families. I believe that 2020 will be another fulfilling and rewarding year!

Eurasian Academic Libraries Conference - 2020

IFLA - კვი, 12/01/2020 - 08:57

 

The Nazarbayev University Library and the Association of University Libraries in the Republic of Kazakhstan invite you to the 9th Eurasian Academic Libraries Conference with the theme “Alive to Changes: Engage. Embrace. Ensure” which will be held in the framework of the Eurasian Higher Education Leaders Forum on 16-19 June 2020 at Nazarbayev University (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan).

The Conference features distinguished researchers and engaging speakers. The conference will be a venue for scientific discussion, constructive exchange of information, best practices, and lessons, through oral and poster presentations. In addition, a range of special workshops and lightning talks aim to attract participants on wider issues of future-ready libraries and library professionals. 

We also extend our invitation to potential sponsors as exhibitors. As an exhibitor, you will enjoy exposure and direct marketing opportunities with practitioners and decision-makers in the field. You may choose from different sponsorship packages: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze.

The conference will also provide a live streaming link for those who can’t attend. The active link will be published on the Conference website In June.

The languages of the conference are English/Russian/Kazakh.

Important Dates

Opening of Registration     

January 

Call for Abstracts / Papers / Posters            

10 January 

Submission of informative abstracts            

28 February 

Submission of informative abstracts            

15 March 

Submission of full papers                           

10 April 

Submission of posters                                 

10 April 

Submission of revised full papers

posters, powerpoint presentations             

15 May 

Deadline of Registration                             

25 May 

Conference 

16-19 June 

For inquiries, please contact the following:

Darya Zvonareva (Program Committee Chair)

darya.zvonareva@nu.edu.kz

Venera Niyazbayeva (Sponsorship Committee Chair)
venera.niyazbayeva@nu.edu.kz

Galiya Alimova (Registration Committee Chair)
galimova@nu.edu.kz

VALA2020 Supporting Where We Can

IFLA - კვი, 12/01/2020 - 08:25

Everyone in the VALA network is touched in some way by the bushfire emergency across many parts of Australia. Our collective thoughts and support go out to colleagues and communities that are directly impacted, and to the many others who are experiencing the heightened anxiety, fear and emotion that accompanies a disaster of this magnitude. 


We are aware of the important role many libraries will provide during and after the fires, both as physical hubs offering refuge and a place for communities to gather, and as information centres providing access to resources and support.

Thank you to all the librarians and library staff who will continue to show up each day to provide assistance and comfort to those who need it.

For those who are able to offer financial support to the bushfire recovery effort, please consider donating to the following organisations:

Red Cross
Salvation Army
WIRES
Wildlife Victoria

If VALA can support or assist you or your community, please contact us at
vala@vala.org.au or call 03 9844 2933.

Our mailing address is:
VALA
P.O. Box 443
Warrandyte  VIC  3113
Web: www.vala.org.au

Call for Papers - Climate change: Supporting communities, Users, Collections and Spaces in the era of Climate Uncertainty

IFLA - პარ, 10/01/2020 - 19:51

Climate change forces all of us to face the reality that we will see major shifts in our economic models, our physical landscapes, our energy systems, and resource management more generally. Libraries, archives, and other members of the cultural heritage space are facing and are predicted to face tremendous impacts on our collections, collecting, facilities, services, funding, users, communities, and professional lives.


The 2015 Paris agreement made specific provisions for empowering women, recognizing they are disproportionally impacted by climate change and UN figures indicate that 80% of people displaced by climate change are women.

We are already seeing the communities we serve impacted by climate change and are inviting submissions around supporting communities, users, collections, and spaces in the era of climate change. We are looking for candid and forward-looking proposals on how you are currently serving displaced or communities directly impacted by climate change, and how you are planning or thinking about building spaces and services to serve our communities in our expected climate future and the social issues that come along with them with a specific focus on serving female identifying communities and spaces.

 

Submission Guidelines

 

Submissions must include:

  • Name, title, institution, and email of speaker(s)
  • Brief biographical statement about each speaker (max 100 words)
  • Title of proposed presentation
  • Abstract of presentation (max 500 words)
  • Language of presentation

 

The deadline for submissions is 28 February 2020.  Each abstract will be reviewed by members of the Women, Information, & Libraries SIG, ATINA SIG, and the Evidence for Global and Disaster Health (E4GDH) SIG.  Selection of papers will be based on the abstract. Presenters will be notified whether they have been successful by the end of March 2020.

The full paper is due on 31 May 2020 and must be an original submission not presented or published elsewhere.

 

Both abstracts and full papers should be submitted as a MS Word file by e-mail. Please do not submit PDF files.

Papers should be of 5 pages minimum and 20 pages maximum, double spaced, and must use the template that will be available with IFLA’s 2020 Guidelines for Paper Authors and Presenters.

All proposals and full papers will be required to be in English but the presentation can be in any of the IFLA working languages (even if English is strongly recommended).

 

15 to 20 minutes will be allowed for a summary delivery of the paper in the Conference; the full written paper is not to be read.

 

It is strongly recommended that the presentation is supported by a visual element such as PowerPoint, Prezi, or other presentation software.

Authors should indicate their personal full contact details and include a brief biographical note with the paper.

Important dates

28 February 2020 – All proposals must be received;

31 March 2020 – Successful candidates will be notified;

31 May 2020 – Submit the full paper along with the accurate title of the paper on an author permission form so that the paper may be posted online.

Submissions

All proposals must be received by 28 February 2020.

 

Please email your abstract to:

Evviva Weinraub

Women, Information & Libraries SIG
Email: women.information.libraries@gmail.com or evvivawe@buffalo.edu

 

Reyna Josvah-Rabiaza
ATINA SIG
Email: reyna.josvah@gmail.com

 

And

 

Anne Brice

E4GDHSIG

Email: Anne.Brice@phe.gov.uk

Please note:

At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program in Dublin. Abstracts should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.

The paper must be an original submission not presented or published elsewhere. All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2020 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.

All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.

Congress Participation Grants

List of opportunities for support is available on the Apply for Grants & Awards webpage.

Call for Papers for 2020 WLIC: "Collection Development in the Era of Open Access"

IFLA - პარ, 10/01/2020 - 08:52

The Acquisition and Collection Development Section invites you to submit proposals for paper presentations at IFLA WLIC 2020, which will be held in Dublin, Ireland.

Theme for our session is "Collection development in the era of open access: impacts of open access business models and open access resources on library collection development".

Please read details of this call at: https://2020.ifla.org/cfp-calls/acquisition-and-collection-development/

Contact: Karin Byström (email: karin.bystrom@ub.uu.se) / Franziska Wein (email: franziska.wein@uni-erfurt.de)

Important dates:

28 February 2020: Submission of abstract
1 April 2020: Notification to authors
1 June 2020: Submission of full text

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რუსთავის საბიბლიოთეკო გაერთიანებასთან არსებულ ამერიკულ კუთხეში ფუნქციონირებს რობოტექნიკის კლუბი,სადაც მოსწავლეებეს საშუალება აქვს ყოველ კვირა შეიკრიბონ და იმუშაონ.

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Open science policy development in Latvia

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 09/01/2020 - 11:40

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, joins a team of 11 researchers to conduct open science policy research initiated by the Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia.

The research aims to develop a roadmap for implementing open science in Latvia, and to make recommendations for a national Latvian open science policy. 

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Open science policy development in Latvia

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 09/01/2020 - 11:40

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, joins a team of 11 researchers to conduct open science policy research initiated by the Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia.

The research aims to develop a roadmap for implementing open science in Latvia, and to make recommendations for a national Latvian open science policy. 

Open science policy development in Latvia

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 09/01/2020 - 11:40

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, joins a team of 11 researchers to conduct open science policy research initiated by the Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia.

The research aims to develop a roadmap for implementing open science in Latvia, and to make recommendations for a national Latvian open science policy. 

Curriculum Available: Islandora and Fedora Camp in Arizona

DSpace news - ოთხ, 08/01/2020 - 18:35

The curriculum for the upcoming Islandora and Fedora Camp at Arizona State University, February 24-26, 2020 is now available here.

Islandora and Fedora Camp, hosted by Arizona State University Libraries, offers everyone a chance to dive in and learn all about the latest versions of Islandora and Fedora. Training will begin with the basics and build toward more advanced concepts–no prior Islandora or Fedora experience is required. Participants can expect to come away with a deep dive Islandora and Fedora learning experience coupled with multiple opportunities for applying hands-on techniques working with experienced trainers from both communities.

The curriculum will be delivered by a knowledgeable team of instructors from the Islandora and Fedora communities, including:

  • David Wilcox, Fedora Program Leader, LYRASIS
  • Melissa Anez, Islandora Project and Community Manager, Islandora Foundation
  • Bethany Seeger, Digital Library Software Developer, Amherst College
  • Seth Shaw, Application Developer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Danny Lamb, Technical Lead, Islandora Foundation

Register today and join us in Arizona! Register by January 13, 2020 to receive a $50 early bird discount using the promo code: FC20EB.

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მთავარი დღესასწაული 2019 წელს "წლის რუსთაველების" გამოვლენა და დაჯილდოება იყო. ვულოცავთ ქალბატონ ლია ბეჟანიშვილს ამ მეტად მნიშვნელოვანი და საპატიო ტიტულის მინიჭებას  და მადლობა ჩვენი ქალაქის ხელმძღვანელობას წიგნის ქომაგთა, ბიბლიოთეკარების 

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Promoting Cross-Border Connections between Libraries and the IFLA Strategy: An Interview on the UK Working Internationally Initiative

IFLA - ოთხ, 08/01/2020 - 13:28

IFLA’s Strategy 2019-2024 is driving efforts to create an inspired, engaged, enabled and connected library field. Success will depend on libraries and library associations being ready to think and work internationally. We interviewed Rabeea Arif, the Working Internationally Project Manager at CILIP, the UK Library Association, about work in the United Kingdom.

What does Working Internationally consist of?

‘Working Internationally for Libraries’ is CILIP’s initiative to promote collaboration and partnership between public libraries in England and their international counterparts.

The project is funded by Arts Council England (ACE) and will run in partnership with the British Library, British Council, and Libraries Connected, and with support from Carnegie UK Trust. In its first phase, the project will focus on English public libraries to develop a programme of activities including a grants programme & travel bursaries, an international conference, a showcase of successful international projects, and online resources for collaboration.

Why a focused international strategy now?

CILIP believes that the library and information profession is a global community of practice. In the words of CILIP CEO, Nick Poole, “No one country or community has all the answers, but by working together we can advance the profession for the good of society”. In 2018, CILIP’s Presidential Commission under then president Ayub Khan devised an international policy that promised to deliver a strong international dimension in the CILIP of the future.

In the current political climate, we want to renew and refresh our international engagement, and counter disengagement and isolation through cultural diplomacy. With timely support from Arts Council England, we are able to put the observations and suggestions from the Presidential Commission’s policy into practical action.

What was the clincher, do you think, in Arts Council England’s decision to support this work?

The project draws on the Arts Council England’s existing programmes promoting International Development, with a focus on the areas of “exchange, partnership and growth”. This project supports Arts Council England’s commitment under the “Libraries Taskforce” to creating a strong narrative about the contribution public libraries make to society and to local communities by highlighting innovative work being done in the public library sector.

Where did you look for inspiration in planning this work?

The project builds on the lessons learned through successful ‘Working Internationally Regional project’ supported by the International Council of Museums (ICOM UK) and National Museum Director’s Council (NMDC) with the British Council, which has delivered measurable improvements in international engagement by UK museums. Inspiration in envisioning the impact of this work also comes from looking at the well-documented benefits of international working across cultural organisations internationally.

What does success look like for you?

We want to create a sense of focus, momentum and energy around the opportunities of international working for libraries and hope that the project will inspire libraries with the art of the possible and assure them that international collaboration is accessible and valuable, even where budgets are very stretched.

We also want to create political awareness where governments and local bodies will value the role of public libraries in their ambitions and policies. Our goal in the first phase of the project is to have produced a visible, positive and influential cohort of librarians who are able to champion the benefit and relevance of international working for their peers.

Where do international partners come in?

We are actively reaching out to public librarians and information professionals from all parts of the world, who are interested in collaborating with libraries in England on areas of mutual interest, and to learn from or share best practice. We are also encouraging library twinning initiatives as well as innovative ideas on collaborative programming, and sharing collections & resources. CILIP is also reaching out to international libraries and library associations to form bi-lateral agreements of working together and the IFLA Congress has been instrumental in supplementing these connections.

What plans are there to extend this work to other types of library, in the rest of the country?

Our ambition is for Working Internationally for Libraries to become a sector-wide and UK-wide ongoing programme. The scope of this first phase matches the scope of ACE funding, which is for public libraries in England. However, we are already discussing future plans to expand the scope and secure funding for on-going international work across all library sectors. We have also made efforts to include non-public libraries through the ‘Building Bridges grants programme’ under the project, where non-public libraries can apply to the funding as partners with public libraries.

How do you see this fitting with IFLA’s Strategy?

CILIP is a founder member of and active participant in IFLA and strongly supports IFLA’s vision of “a strong and united library field powering literate, informed and participative societies”. We are committed to working with our colleagues at IFLA and in Library and Information Associations worldwide to make it a reality. In addition to sharing IFLA’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and supporting public libraries in England to include the SDGs in their work, we believe that the Working Internationally project aligns greatly with IFLA’s priorities of strengthening the global voice of libraries and connecting and empowering the field.

What lessons could you share with libraries and library associations elsewhere in the world?

While we hope to share our successes and challenges with planning and executing a project of this scale in due time, I can share a few wise words from one of our colleagues, Stella Thebridge, from Warwickshire Libraries, UK:

“The dilemma with international working is the bureaucracy of applications, managing people in different countries, and differing expectations of partners.  Any future co-operation needs sound frameworks so that practitioners can get on with the work on the ground and others oversee the whole project activities. It can only help advocacy and reach in every country.  We need to counter the "hunkering down" mentality of austerity, and increasing insularity.”          

More information on the project and its activities can be found at www.cilip.org.uk/workinginternationally

Find out more about the IFLA Strategy 2019-24.

Top marks for Hands-on computer classes students

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 08/01/2020 - 12:49

The exam results for junior high school children in Ghana are out - and our mobile library Hands-on Computer Classes project has achieved its best results yet! 

In 2019, the average pass rate for the subject ICT in the Basic Education Certificate Exam (B.E.C.E.) for children who took part in the mobile libraries’ practical computer skills classes in three regions was 92%.

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Top marks for Hands-on computer classes students

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 08/01/2020 - 12:49

The exam results for junior high school children in Ghana are out - and our mobile library Hands-on Computer Classes project has achieved its best results yet! 

In 2019, the average pass rate for the subject ICT in the Basic Education Certificate Exam (B.E.C.E.) for children who took part in the mobile libraries’ practical computer skills classes in three regions was 92%.

Top marks for Hands-on computer classes students

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 08/01/2020 - 12:49

The exam results for junior high school children in Ghana are out - and our mobile library Hands-on Computer Classes project has achieved its best results yet! 

In 2019, the average pass rate for the subject ICT in the Basic Education Certificate Exam (B.E.C.E.) for children who took part in the mobile libraries’ practical computer skills classes in three regions was 92%.

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     რუსთავის საბიბლიოთეკო გაერთიანება გილოცავთ შობა ახალ წელიწადს.                                                      

Call for Papers - Law Libraries joint with Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) Advisory Committee

IFLA - ოთხ, 08/01/2020 - 00:18

Call for Papers — Open Sessions

Law Libraries joint with Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) Advisory Committee

Theme: "Libraries and Public Rights to the Law: International Perspectives on Barriers to Free Legal Information"

The IFLA Law Libraries Section and the Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) Advisory Committee is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at a session to be held at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland 15-21 August, 2020.

Session Theme

In spite of the advancement of freely available online legal information, considerable tension still exists between the governments of the countries of the world and commercial publishers when it comes to the need to provide the laws of the countries of the world freely to all people. The public has a fundamental right to the law in all democratic countries, and yet, in many instances, the law remains locked behind paywalls, terms of use, and even copyright assertions that restrict the public’s and libraries’ rights to use and preserve the law.  In many ways, the Internet has not freed the law, but offered publishers the opportunity to explore more pernicious practices when contracting with governments and courts to publish legal information. Some publishers restrict the ability to access and use the law through copyright restrictions, restrictive terms of use, and fee for use services. In some instances, these practices limit a library’s ability to provide primary legal material to all users and to preserve the law. This program will explore how restrictive use policies (copyright, terms of use, pay for access) affect the public’s ability to publicly access the law and libraries’ abilities to share law and preserve it.

We invite papers that:

  • Discuss how libraries have encountered restrictions on access to legal information, including how libraries have responded to these restrictions to make law more accessible for their users.
  • Discuss the role of libraries/librarians in advocating for access to the law, including successful advocacy efforts in any country to expand access to the law.
  •  Discuss legal restrictions to free access to the law in a particular country (examples can include copyright, terms of use restrictions, etc.) and how those restrictions affect people’s rights to access the law and libraries’ in their ability to help them.
  • Discuss perspectives or offers expertise outside of a North American perspective.

Papers should reflect the conference theme, “Inspire, Engage, Enable, Connect”.

Language of the session:

Papers should be in one of the seven IFLA’s official languagesArabicChineseEnglishFrenchGermanRussian and Spanish,

however, abstracts should be in English. The Presentation for this session must be done in English, as no interpretation services will be available for this session.

Important dates and submission guidelines

Deadline to submit proposals/abstracts: 21 February 2020

Proposals should include:

– Title of proposed presentation

– Abstract of proposed paper (no more than 300 words)

– Name of presenter plus position and/or title

– Employer / affiliated institution

– Contact information including e-mail address, telephone number

– Short biographical statement of presenter

Send proposals via email to:

Leslie Street
Emaillstreet@wm.edu

Important dates:

13 March 2020: Proposals will be reviewed and successful candidates will be notified.

29 May 2020:  Deadline for selected presenters to submit formal paper to coordinator (for inclusion on the IFLA conference website and the Section’s website).  Details regarding the format and length of the final paper will be sent to candidates whose abstracts are accepted.

All proposals must be received by 21 February 2020.

Please note:

At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program in Dublin. Abstracts should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.

The paper must be an original submission not presented or published elsewhere. All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2020 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.

All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.

Congress Participation Grants

List of opportunities for support is available on the Apply for Grants & Awards webpage.

EIFL and JSTOR renew agreement

eifl licensing news - სამ, 07/01/2020 - 18:41

EIFL has renewed its current agreement with JSTOR to provide free and discounted access to the JSTOR Archive Journals. The agreement  includes about 2,500 journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. All issues, from Volume 1, Issue 1, are provided for every journal up to the moving wall, including all previous and related titles. 

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