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2019 EIFL General Assembly

EIFL - FOSS news - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 11:40

Representatives of EIFL partner consortia and EIFL staff will travel to Biskek capital of Kyrgyzstan for the 2019 EIFL General Assembly (GA), EIFL’s major knowledge-sharing event of the year.

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

During the three-day event, representatives of EIFL partner consortia will share their achievements, challenges and hear updates from EIFL programme managers on developments in their specialist areas.

2019 EIFL General Assembly

EIFL news and events - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 11:40

Representatives of EIFL partner consortia and EIFL staff will travel to Biskek capital of Kyrgyzstan for the 2019 EIFL General Assembly (GA), EIFL’s major knowledge-sharing event of the year.

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

During the three-day event, representatives of EIFL partner consortia will share their achievements, challenges and hear updates from EIFL programme managers on developments in their specialist areas.

Electronic Information for Science and Progress

EIFL - FOSS news - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 11:16

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, is to attend the international Electronic Information for Science and Progress conference.

The conference is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of ‘Martynas Mažvydas’ National Library of Lithuania, which is also the conference venue.

Electronic Information for Science and Progress

EIFL news and events - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 11:16

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, is to attend the international Electronic Information for Science and Progress conference.

The conference is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of ‘Martynas Mažvydas’ National Library of Lithuania, which is also the conference venue.

Electronic Information for Science and Progress

EIFL-OA news and events - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 11:16

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, is to attend the international Electronic Information for Science and Progress conference.

The conference is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of ‘Martynas Mažvydas’ National Library of Lithuania, which is also the conference venue.

Electronic Information for Science and Progress

EIFL-OA news and events - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 11:16

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, is to attend the international Electronic Information for Science and Progress conference.

The conference is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of ‘Martynas Mažvydas’ National Library of Lithuania, which is also the conference venue.

First SDG Book Club Selection Available

IFLA - Tue, 02/04/2019 - 22:36

The first selection from the SDG Book Club, in all official UN languages, is now online. This offers an excellent starting point to get discussions going around SDG 1 – No Poverty.

Libraries are excellent places to engage people with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), even from a young age. Indeed, it is important that the leaders of the future grow up with an awareness of the issues facing our world, and the motivation to tackle them.

This is the mission of the SDG Book Club, launched by the United Nations, in partnership with IFLA, the International Publishers Association, the European and International Booksellers Federation, the International Board on Books for Youth and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

The Book Club provides a short list of books in each of the UN’s official languages as a starting point for getting children aged 6-12 to think about the themes included in the SDGs.

The first selection focuses on SDG 1 – No Poverty.

IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón said:

Books have been at the heart of so many major developments, and I believe they can be at the heart of the fundamental change necessary to achieve the SDGs. The SDG Book Club is not only an opportunity to celebrate great and inspiring stories, but also to reflect on the importance of books – and the access to them that libraries provide – in making progress for all mankind.

Getting Involved

This is just the first selection – each SDG will be covered in turn, one a month.

We encourage libraries to get involved by organising their own book clubs, making displays or in other ways. The books in the selection are only an indication, and libraries (and their users!) should feel free to use the books they want in order to tackle the issues.

More information and materials are available on the SDG Book Club website.

A Unique Role - A Real Need: Libraries, Archives, Museums and Exceptions to Copyright

IFLA - Tue, 02/04/2019 - 16:59

Through two events at the World Intellectual Property Organisation, IFLA helped explore the indispensable – and undisputed – role of exceptions and limitations in achieving the public interest mission of libraries.

Copyright is often highly politicised, with discussions risking being reduced to a conflict between ‘big tech’ and ‘big content’.

Yet behind this, there is general consensus on the importance of exceptions and limitations, with the only contention being around their extent and form.

Two events, in the margin of the 38th meeting of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights of the World Intellectual Property Organisation, offered scope to explore these issues.

 

Beyond Clichés: Building a Realistic View of the Role of Copyright Exceptions

A balanced copyright system requires both rights, and exceptions to rights in order to work.

This implies, importantly, that while licences are essential for gaining access and some uses of works, especially in a digital age, they are not suitable for certain materials and certain uses.  

Presenters underlined both the role that exceptions play in allowing for non-commercial uses of works, such as preservation or lending, and the limits of licensing as an answer to copyright issues.

They also explored the value of work at WIPO in response to the growing need for solutions to cross-border uses of works.

 

A Unique Situation: The Case of Archival Collections

Archival works often consist of documents and other materials which were never created for commercial purposes, where, often, it is not even clear who the rightholder is, and where collections can be spread across borders.

This creates significant problems, given the obligations that copyright places on anyone wanting to preserve or use such works (subject to ethical considerations), despite the lack of harm that this would cause.

Speakers highlighted the need for exceptions and limitations with cross-border effect as the only viable solution. Extended collective licensing, while it can work in certain circumstances, is not appropriate for archival material.

In the meanwhile, discussions about exceptions and limitations in formal session at WIPO will start tomorrow.

Read about IFLA’s plans for SCCR.

A Unique Role - A Real Need: Libraries, Archives, Museums and Exceptions to Copyright

IFLA - Tue, 02/04/2019 - 16:59

Through two events at the World Intellectual Property Organisation, IFLA helped explore the indispensable – and undisputed – role of exceptions and limitations in achieving the public interest mission of libraries.

Copyright is often highly politicised, with discussions risking being reduced to a conflict between ‘big tech’ and ‘big content’.

Yet behind this, there is general consensus on the importance of exceptions and limitations, with the only contention being around their extent and form.

Two events, in the margin of the 38th meeting of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights of the World Intellectual Property Organisation, offered scope to explore these issues.

 

Beyond Clichés: Building a Realistic View of the Role of Copyright Exceptions

A balanced copyright system requires both rights, and exceptions to rights in order to work.

This implies, importantly, that while licences are essential for gaining access and some uses of works, especially in a digital age, they are not suitable for certain materials and certain uses.  

Presenters underlined both the role that exceptions play in allowing for non-commercial uses of works, such as preservation or lending, and the limits of licensing as an answer to copyright issues.

They also explored the value of work at WIPO in response to the growing need for solutions to cross-border uses of works.

 

A Unique Situation: The Case of Archival Collections

Archival works often consist of documents and other materials which were never created for commercial purposes, where, often, it is not even clear who the rightholder is, and where collections can be spread across borders.

This creates significant problems, given the obligations that copyright places on anyone wanting to preserve or use such works (subject to ethical considerations), despite the lack of harm that this would cause.

Speakers highlighted the need for exceptions and limitations with cross-border effect as the only viable solution. Extended collective licensing, while it can work in certain circumstances, is not appropriate for archival material.

In the meanwhile, discussions about exceptions and limitations in formal session at WIPO will start tomorrow.

Read about IFLA’s plans for SCCR.

Introducing the International DuraSpace and Google Scholar Webinar Series

DSpace news - Tue, 02/04/2019 - 16:44

DuraSpace and Google Scholar are launching a series of webinars to address one of the most pressing issues in the DSpace community: how to configure a DSpace repository to be correctly  indexed by Google Scholar.

Inclusion in Scholar is extremely valuable for both researchers and institutions because it creates global visibility for scientific work and research publications.

The webinars will be delivered at a country level, in order to ensure that the correct local issues are addressed and fixed. To organize the webinars, DuraSpace is working with several different national DSpace User Groups. The user groups are helping with the translation of content and coordination of related activities.

After an overview of how the Google Scholar indexing system works, Monica Westin, Google Scholar, will discuss common indexing problems faced by repositories and provide guidance on how to fix them. She will also demonstrate how to check for Scholar coverage of your repository. Recordings of the webinars and accompanying  documentation will be publicly available on the DuraSpace wiki pages dedicated to the different regional user groups.

Many countries have already expressed interest in the webinar series. We hope others will join us. The first webinar will be for the Brazilian community on April 22, 2019, followed by a webinar for the Peruvian community on April 26, 2019.

To register please use the following links:

Brazilian webinar

Peruvian webinar

If you are interested in the webinar and you think it would be a valuable initiative in your country, please contact Michele Mennielli (mmennielli@duraspace.org).

The post Introducing the International DuraSpace and Google Scholar Webinar Series appeared first on Duraspace.org.

IFLA/PAC Training Course: Book Binding Preservation

IFLA - Tue, 02/04/2019 - 13:31

The IFLA/PAC at the Qatar National Library invites all paper and book conservators and conservation technicians from libraries, cultural institutions and museums in Qatar and the Arab world to a 5-day hands-on training by Mireille Porterie, Owner of LÁtelierre Assocations for Book Binding and Restoration.

 

The training takes place 14-18 April 2019, and is free of charge. For registration or any further informaiton, please write to qnlpac@qnl.qa

 

Find the full program in both English and Arabic here.

 

 

IFLA/PAC Training Course: Book Binding Preservation

IFLA - Tue, 02/04/2019 - 13:31

The IFLA/PAC at the Qatar National Library invites all paper and book conservators and conservation technicians from libraries, cultural institutions and museums in Qatar and the Arab world to a 5-day hands-on training by Mireille Porterie, Owner of LÁtelierre Assocations for Book Binding and Restoration.

 

The training takes place 14-18 April 2019, and is free of charge. For registration or any further informaiton, please write to qnlpac@qnl.qa

 

Find the full program in both English and Arabic here.

 

 

Fedora at University of Texas at Austin

DSpace news - Mon, 01/04/2019 - 23:03

Dustin Slater, Assistant Director of Information Technology for UT Libraries at The University of Texas at Austin, leads IT teams to maximize the utility and effectiveness of digital resources across the university. He and his team have collaborated with librarians and archivists to develop a Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) based on Islandora/Fedora. UTL’s DAMS is a much-anticipated centralized and sustainable system that supports the rich description, efficient management, and public sharing of UTL’s extensive digital collections.  

In addition, the team is currently working on a Mellon grant to enhance and extend the functionality of the Latin American Digital Initiatives (LADI) project. LADI is a collaboration with Latin American partner institutions that digitally preserves and provides access to unique archival documents from Latin America. The project is being implemented in Islandora 8, formerly CLAW, which will be the first Fedora 5.0 implementation at UTL. As part of these efforts, the UT Austin team collaborated with Islandora developer Danny Lamb to develop paged content functionality that is intended to be part of the public Islandora 8 release later in 2019.

The South Central States has an active Fedora User Group. The most recent meeting of the SCSFUG (South Central Southwest Fedora User Group) was held in January at UT Austin. The agenda and archived presentations can be found in the Duraspace Wiki.

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ზვიად გამსახურდიას დაბადებიდან 80 წლის იუბილესადმი მიძღვნილი გამოფენა

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31 მარტს საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის დამოუკიდებლობის დარბაზში ზვიად გამსახურდიას დაბადებიდან 80 წლის იუბილესადმი მიძღვნილი გამოფენა გაიხსნა. გამოფენის გახსნას დაესწრნენ საქართველოს პრემიერ-მინისტრი მამუკა ბახტაძე, საქართველოს პარლამენტის თავმჯდომარე ირაკლი კობახიძე.

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Meet LIBER’s new Community Engagement and Communications Officer

LIBER news - Mon, 01/04/2019 - 16:01

LIBER is pleased to welcome Martina Torma as its newest team member. As a Community Engagement and Communications Officer, Martina will be responsible for stakeholder engagement activities related to European projects, such as the SSHOC project, and will support the communications and outreach activities of LIBER. Martina has extensive experience in communications and before joining…

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Call for papers. Announcement. The Campbell Collections

IFLA - Mon, 01/04/2019 - 12:45

The University of kwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Special Collections in collaboration with Africa Media Online and the South African Preservation and Conservation Groupe (Sapcon) are pleased to announce the call for papers, for the UKZN Special Collections: Preservation Conservation 2019. The theme for the conference is:

Disaster Prevention Preparedness, Response & Recovery of collective collections and e-collections  (digitised & born digital image).

Details are available on the Campbell Collections webpage

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