Conferences

First workshop of national digital library held in Mumbai

(10 July 2019) The National Digital Library of India (NDLI) recently organised its first workshop at Guru Nanak Institute of Management Studies (GNIMS) in Matunga to instruct 82 faculty members and librarians from across the city about the e-library. The library, whose app was launched in June last year, has over 3.19 million books. The […]

July 12, 2019 - 2:43 pm
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Research Data Alliance meet and greet Australia tour

(10 Jul 2019) Are you curious about the Research Data Alliance (RDA)? Interested in learning how you can engage with RDA initiatives? Do you know about Australia’s influence on global data solutionsthrough participation in RDA? Ahead of the first Australian RDA plenary in 2020, the RDA and the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) are collaborating to present […]

July 12, 2019 - 2:24 pm
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Open science essentials: towards a skill set and showcases at LIBER 2019

(11 Jul 2019) Open science skills for research librarians and researchers are at the heart of the evolution towards openness. LIBER’s Digital Skills for Library Staff & Researchers Working Group is supporting this transition in two ways: by building a digital skills list with a specific focus on Open Science and by highlighting Open Science training programmes relying […]

July 12, 2019 - 1:50 pm
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Beijing International Book Fair to emphasize children’s books again

(28 June 2019)  From the BIBF director, Liying Lin, “Again the fair is stressing younger readers’ content and, for a second year, will dedicate a separate exhibition area to what it’s branding as the Beijing International Children’s Book Fair by way of “demonstrating the continued strength of children’s publishing in China, with educational titles and […]

June 29, 2019 - 2:06 pm
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Supporting Sustainable Development globally: libraries at the UN regional forums

(18 June 2019) In preparation for global meetings on the SDGs in July and September, IFLA has been active at the regional level. The message: that at all levels, and across the 2030 Agenda, libraries and access to information are indispensable for progress. The process that leads to the High level Political Forum in July in […]

June 22, 2019 - 11:54 am
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3rd China-Arab states libraries’ meeting kicks off in Kuwait

(11 June 2019) The third China-Arab states libraries and information experts meeting kicked off on Tuesday at the National Library of Kuwait in Kuwait City. Kamel Al Abdul Jalil, director-general of the National Library of Kuwait, said that the one-day meeting will be held within the framework of the executive program of the China-Arab States […]

June 13, 2019 - 4:54 pm
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EUA addresses Sustainable Development Goals in Asia-Europe dialogue on higher education

(16 May 2019)  The 7th Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) Rectors’ Conference and Students’ Forum (ARC7) took place in Bucharest, Romania from 11 to 15 May. The Conference, entitled “Higher Education taking Action Towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Perspectives from Asia and Europe”, gathered approximately 150 participants to discuss the key responsibility of universities in tackling […]

May 30, 2019 - 2:15 pm
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Registrations open for ICSTI 2019 Annual Conference in Shanghai

(24 May 2019)  The International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) has announced that its 2019 Annual Conference will take place in Shanghai on September 23-26. Themed ‘Open Science and Open Innovation’, the conference is part of a bigger event co-organised with the Shanghai Competitive Intelligence Forum (SCIF) and the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information […]

May 29, 2019 - 9:04 am
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Frankfurt’s 2019 StoryDrive Asia in Beijing: AI and the Culture’s Future

(16 May 2019) Frankfurter Buchmesse’s seventh edition of StoryDrive Asia in Beijing will have its two-day run on May 31 and June 1. Since its inception in 2012, Frankfurt’s series of StoryDrive events have taken an evocative approach to the pressures of contemporary entertainment and an internationalized industry, prompting many in the industry to look beyond the […]

May 24, 2019 - 9:38 am
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A Solid start: Asia-Pacific government representatives stress need for international action for libraries at Singapore workshop

(1 May 2019) The first of three WIPO regional workshops focusing on the copyright needs of libraries, as well as archives, museums, education and research, took place in Singapore on 29-30 April. The meeting saw broad consensus that business-as-usual was not an option, and international action was necessary. IFLA has the full story.  

May 3, 2019 - 8:39 am
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Copyright in the Asia-Pacific Region: the right rules for libraries?

(27 Apr 2019)  The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) is organising three regional seminars to understand how far copyright rules meet the needs of libraries around the world. The first one starts on Monday in Singapore, looking at the Asia-Pacific. IFLA will be there. Copyright is crucial to the work of libraries, as it shapes the […]

April 29, 2019 - 8:53 am
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Calling for papers to present at LAS Conference 2019

(17 Apr 2019)  The Library Association of Singapore (LAS) invites submissions for abstracts in two categories – paper presentations and posters. A paper presentation is a lecture-style presentation and should last 15 minutes (excluding Q&A). The presentation should be supplemented with visual, audio and/or other illustrations. A poster is a graphic and visual presentation of a […]

April 19, 2019 - 9:23 am
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Open Science leads tech trends at STM US Annual 2019

(18 Apr 2019)  STM Tech Trends is created annually by STM’s Future Lab, a discussion forum of over 30 STM members. Based on the Delphi-method for technology forecasting, participants identify key trends that may impact scholarly and scientific publishing between now and 2023. More details and recording of the panel discussion at the STM US Conference in Washington, […]

April 19, 2019 - 8:55 am
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IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Auckland now to take place in 2022

(16 Apr 2019)  The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and the New Zealand National Committee announce that the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Auckland will now take place in 13-19 August, 2022. This postponement will enable the WLIC to be held as planned in the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC). […]

April 17, 2019 - 8:52 am
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Explore the evolving concept of ‘library’ and its impact on library design in Rome

(12 Apr 2019)  Join IFLA Satellite Meeting in Rome 21-22 August 2019 when we will explore The evolving concept of ‘library’ and its impact on library design! This topic will form the basis of our exciting and very practical program. We have adopted a multi-pronged approach with a combination of exciting keynote speakers, panel sessions that highlight the […]

April 15, 2019 - 9:25 am
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