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Positive start to WIPO’s first copyright session in 2019

EIFL news and events - Tue, 23/04/2019 - 11:47

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, participated in the 38th session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) that took place in Geneva from 1-5 April 2019. EIFL engaged with member states to explain why libraries need an international copyright framework, and how the planned WIPO regional seminars can contribute to achieving real results.

Positive start to WIPO’s first copyright session in 2019

EIFL-OA news and events - Tue, 23/04/2019 - 11:47

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, participated in the 38th session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) that took place in Geneva from 1-5 April 2019. EIFL engaged with member states to explain why libraries need an international copyright framework, and how the planned WIPO regional seminars can contribute to achieving real results.

Repository and CRIS Interoperability Workshop at OR2019

DSpace news - Mon, 22/04/2019 - 22:11

Have you heard about the Repository/CRIS Workshop that will be held on Monday June 10 in Hamburg, Germany at Open Repositories 2019?  Join Michele Mennielli, Anna Clements and Pablo de Castro to:

• explore how to make repositories work with CRIS/research information management systems like VIVO
• address goals and drivers for integration
• hear use cases of successful CRIS/repository implementations that integrate a variety of open source and vended systems

Plans are underway to continue this discussion at the 2019 VIVO Conference in Podgorica, Montenegro Sept. 4-6, 2019.

You may be wondering, “What’s a CRIS, and why should it integrate with a repository?”

VIVO falls under a broad category of systems that aggregate research metadata, including research information management systems, research networking systems, research information systems, and current research information systems. Many faculty profile systems, expert finder systems and faculty activity systems also aggregate research information.

Around the world, repositories support and facilitate the research process, open access, compliance, and reporting, both within and outside institutions. Repositories may be implemented for different purposes, and they’re not always connected to a research information aggregator like VIVO, despite the resulting benefits to our global community.

Recognize a geographic theme? In Europe, CRIS systems have gained traction thanks in part to national mandates for open access and assessments of research. VIVO has a strong presence in Europe, as do DSpace and Fedora, and there are so many exciting developments in the European VIVO community. This year’s VIVO Conference is a great opportunity to get on board.

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ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის იშვიათ გამოცემათა ფონდს უმნიშვნელოვანესი ექსპონატი, ანთიმოზ ივერიელის მიერ რუმინეთში, სნაგოვოში 1697 წელს რუმინულ ენაზე გამოცემული სახარება შეემატა.

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Mandalay 'Effective Training' workshop

eifl licensing news - Thu, 18/04/2019 - 14:43

EIFL e-Library Myanmar project partner universities - University of Mandalay, Yadanabon University, Mandalay Technological University, University of Computer Studies, Mandalay, Yangon Technological University, and University of Computer Studies,Yangon - are to attend a three-day workshop on ‘Effective Training’.

Each university will be represented by librarians who train faculty and students to navigate through licensed e-resources and manage references for research publications.

Mandalay 'Effective Training' workshop

EIFL-OA news and events - Thu, 18/04/2019 - 14:43

EIFL e-Library Myanmar project partner universities - University of Mandalay, Yadanabon University, Mandalay Technological University, University of Computer Studies, Mandalay, Yangon Technological University, and University of Computer Studies,Yangon - are to attend a three-day workshop on ‘Effective Training’.

Each university will be represented by librarians who train faculty and students to navigate through licensed e-resources and manage references for research publications.

Mandalay 'Effective Training' workshop

EIFL - FOSS news - Thu, 18/04/2019 - 14:43

EIFL e-Library Myanmar project partner universities - University of Mandalay, Yadanabon University, Mandalay Technological University, University of Computer Studies, Mandalay, Yangon Technological University, and University of Computer Studies,Yangon - are to attend a three-day workshop on ‘Effective Training’.

Each university will be represented by librarians who train faculty and students to navigate through licensed e-resources and manage references for research publications.

Mandalay 'Effective Training' workshop

EIFL news and events - Thu, 18/04/2019 - 14:43

EIFL e-Library Myanmar project partner universities - University of Mandalay, Yadanabon University, Mandalay Technological University, University of Computer Studies, Mandalay, Yangon Technological University, and University of Computer Studies,Yangon - are to attend a three-day workshop on ‘Effective Training’.

Each university will be represented by librarians who train faculty and students to navigate through licensed e-resources and manage references for research publications.

4th Global ESAC Workshop

EIFL-OA news and events - Thu, 18/04/2019 - 12:20

Romy Beard, EIFL Licensing Programme Manager, will take part in 4th Global ESAC (Efficiency and Standards for Article Charges) Workshop, 'Transformative Agreements in Practice', at the Max Planck Digital Library offices in Munich.

The aim of the workshop is empower institutions and library consortia with deeper knowledge and insight into the workings of transformative agreements.

 

4th Global ESAC Workshop

eifl licensing news - Thu, 18/04/2019 - 12:20

Romy Beard, EIFL Licensing Programme Manager, will take part in 4th Global ESAC (Efficiency and Standards for Article Charges) Workshop, 'Transformative Agreements in Practice', at the Max Planck Digital Library offices in Munich.

The aim of the workshop is empower institutions and library consortia with deeper knowledge and insight into the workings of transformative agreements.

 

4th Global ESAC Workshop

EIFL - FOSS news - Thu, 18/04/2019 - 12:20

Romy Beard, EIFL Licensing Programme Manager, will take part in 4th Global ESAC (Efficiency and Standards for Article Charges) Workshop, 'Transformative Agreements in Practice', at the Max Planck Digital Library offices in Munich.

The aim of the workshop is empower institutions and library consortia with deeper knowledge and insight into the workings of transformative agreements.

 

4th Global ESAC Workshop

EIFL news and events - Thu, 18/04/2019 - 12:20

Romy Beard, EIFL Licensing Programme Manager, will take part in 4th Global ESAC (Efficiency and Standards for Article Charges) Workshop, 'Transformative Agreements in Practice', at the Max Planck Digital Library offices in Munich.

The aim of the workshop is empower institutions and library consortia with deeper knowledge and insight into the workings of transformative agreements.

 

European Directive on Copyright Adopted. Where To Next?

LIBER news - Thu, 18/04/2019 - 08:17

By LIBER, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA), the European University Association (EUA) and SPARC Europe. Following the European Parliament’s adoption of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market on 26 March 2019, the Council of Ministers of the European Union…

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Adoption of the European Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market

IFLA - Wed, 17/04/2019 - 16:43

Following the European Parliament’s adoption of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market on 26 March 2019, the Council of Ministers of the European Union has now also voted in favour of the text.

The text will enter into force in the coming weeks, once it is published in the Official Journal. This will be followed by a period of two years in which Member States must make the relevant changes to national laws.

Libraries in Europe have engaged strongly in shaping this important piece of legislation to ensure that it fulfils its promise of harmonising Europe’s copyright law and updating it to the digital environment. We have benefitted from the constant support of a number of Members of the European Parliament, whose work has allowed major progress to be made.

While important progress has been made for the library, cultural heritage, research sector and educational sectors, key flaws remain. Articles 15 (11 before the renumbering) and 17 (13 before renumbering) raise important challenges to the freedom of expression and freedom of access to information.

Yet discussions are far from over. Work at the national level will be essential if Europe’s libraries are to get the best out of this legislative text has to offer. IFLA, working alongside partner library and research organisations, looks forward to assisting our members in this task. Our first step will be to establish a discussion list for those involved in lobbying on the implementation of this Directive at national level, about which we will communicate separately.

Read more about what the library field has acheived - and still needs to do - in our blog onThe EU Copyright Reform: Battles Won, Bullets Dodged, and the Questions that Remain. You can find this release, as well as further resources on our publication page.

SAVE THE DATE: 2019 DSpace North American Users Group Meeting

DSpace news - Wed, 17/04/2019 - 16:15

Please join us September 23 and 24, 2019 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis for the 2019 DSpace North American Users Group Meeting.

This meeting will provide opportunities to discuss ideas, best practices, use cases, and the future development of DSpace 7 with members of the DSpace community including repository developers, technology directors, and institutional repository managers. We anticipate a variety of discussions, presentations, lightning talks, and workshops as part of the program. We encourage members of the wider open repository community and those interested in learning more about the open source DSpace repository platform to participate.

The program committee will release a Call for Proposals in the next few weeks. More information about accommodations, registration, and schedule will be made available on the conference website.

The 2019 DSpace North American User Group Meeting is jointly sponsored by the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Texas Digital Library.

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Call for nominations: Chair of IFLA Advisory Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) – term of office August 2019 – August 2021

IFLA - Wed, 17/04/2019 - 15:59

Dear Colleagues,

After a first call, no nominations were received for the position of Chair of IFLA’s Advisory Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE).

With the agreement of the Governing Board, we are now issuing a second call for nominations for an individual with the experience and expertise to play a leading role in IFLA’s work in this key area.

In line with the Rules of Procedure for the FAIFE Committee, national association members who have paid their dues for 2018 are able to make one nomination each. Interested candidates should therefore contact their national association, who received the relevant documentation on 17 April.

The deadline for submission of nominations is 6 May 2019 (12pm Central European Time). No late submissions will be accepted.

The Governing Board will then confirm the new Chair of FAIFE by 22 May 2019.

Please find more information about the work of the Committee below.

I am looking forward to receiving your response.

Yours sincerely,

Gerald Leitner
Secretary General

 

Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) is an initiative within IFLA with a mission to defend and promote the basic human rights defined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. FAIFE provides advice to the Governing Board and Secretary General on these issues in relation to IFLA’s strategic directions, and works in consultation with other relevant IFLA professional programmes and sections.

The responsibilities of the FAIFE Advisory Committee are to:

  • advise the Governing Board on freedom of access to information and freedom of expression in all aspects, directly or indirectly related to library and information services;
  • monitor the state of intellectual freedom affecting the library and information community worldwide;
  • promote awareness of and activities related to freedom of access to information and freedom of expression;
  • encourage reflection on and activities supporting the understanding of fundamental library principles and ethics;
  • support IFLA policy development on freedom of access to information and freedom of expression aspects, directly or indirectly related to library and information services,
  • collaborate with IFLA’s advisory committees and professional units where specific expertise may be provided by FAIFE or drawn from IFLA’s committees and their networks;
  • cooperate with other international human rights organisations, and respond to violations of freedom of access to information and freedom of expression as defined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

 

Tragedy of Notre Dame Underlines the Need to Focus on Prevention and Preservation

IFLA - Wed, 17/04/2019 - 15:11

The events of 15 April at the Cathedral of Notre Dame have shaken many, not just in Paris but around the world. For those who work in the heritage field, it is particularly heart-breaking.

While it will take time for the circumstances behind the fire to become clear, they have underlined how vulnerable our history is, even in the heart of the capital of one of the world’s most developed nations.

Clearly Notre Dame is just one proof of this, alongside the destruction of the library at the University of Mosul, the fire at the National Museum of Brazil, and far too many others.

It will likely not be the last either, but it is possible to reduce risks and increase the chance of future generations being able to enjoy our heritage.

In Paris, the bravery required to fight the fire and save so many important pieces must now be matched by persistence and dedication in salvaging, rebuilding and restoring. IFLA wishes those involved strength and courage in the work that lies ahead.

Elsewhere, it is clear that there is a need to invest time, effort and expertise in documenting, planning and preparing. Safeguarding the memory of the world is a key task for libraries and librarians, and one that IFLA is working to support. Greater support from governments – in line with the UNESCO 2015 Recommendation on Documentary Heritage – is also essential, and a focus of IFLA’s advocacy work.

IFLA Secretary-General Gerald Leitner said:

‘The damage to Notre Dame has brought back the same sadness that was felt at the pictures of damage to heritage in Mosul, Rio, and around the world. It is clear that heritage makes a strong contribution to our societies. Our efforts to protect and preserve it must be just as strong'.

Read more about IFLA’s work on cultural heritage.

Open Repositories 2019

EIFL-OA news and events - Wed, 17/04/2019 - 14:21

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, is to participate in the 14th International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2019), which brings together people from higher education, government, libraries, archives and museums to focus on repository infrastructure, tools, services, and policies.

The main theme for OR2019 is ‘All the User Needs'. In addition to serving on the OR2019 conference programme committee, Kuchma is co-chairing a poster session with Liz Krznarich, Tech Lead at ORCID.

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