Tag Archives: IFLA

Spreading library values through global dialogue – IFLA’s World Library and Information Congress

(11 December 2017) IFLA exists in order to empower the library field. Within our community, it supports discussion and debate, and provides tools and guidance to help libraries and library associations. It also promotes the work of libraries to decision-makers, and advocates for the laws, values and funding frameworks that will enable its members to […]


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The Last Mile: IFLA launches work to help all libraries deliver on the Marrakesh Treaty

(4 December 2017) When they signed the Marrakesh Treaty in 2013, the Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organisation committed to removing legal barriers to access to books for people with print disabilities. They opened the way to dealing with a key cause of the book famine – the fact that barely 7% of […]


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Call for papers: “Is knowledge management the new library science?” Satellite Conference 23 August 2018

(28 November 2017) Venue: Xiamen University Malaysia campus (XMUM), Salak Tinggi, Selangor, Malaysia (15 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport) Conference website: https://sites.google.com/view/ifla2018km/ The one-day Satellite Conference aims to understand, describe, and demonstrate how KM and library science intersect and differ, especially in terms of how graduates of library science programs use the skills and […]


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Preserving cultural heritage – The IFLA Scoping Workshop on Palm Leaf Manuscripts

(22 November 2017) On 6-7 July in Colombo, Sri Lanka, experts, librarians and holders of Palm Leaf Manuscript collections in South and South-East Asia met during an IFLA workshop, to discuss the problem of metadata and digitisation for PLMs in the region. A two-day workshop with 15 participants from around the region took its starting […]


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Call for nominations: IFLA 2018 Honours and Awards

(21 November 2017) Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to IFLA or to international librarianship? IFLA’s Honours and Awards recognise those who have given significant service and made distinguished contributions to the profession. Bestowed annually by the IFLA Governing Board, IFLA Honours and Awards are a great opportunity to acknowledge a […]


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New IFLA Standard: IFLA Library Reference Model: A Conceptual Model for Bibliographic Information

(3 October 2017) The Committee on Standards is pleased to announce the publication of the IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM): A Conceptual Model for Bibliographic Information, which was endorsed by the IFLA Professional Committee in August 2017. IFLA LRM is a high-level conceptual reference model developed within an entity-relationship modelling framework. It is the consolidation of […]


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Services for people with disabilities in libraries: survey

(25 September 2017) IFLA and the Section on Library Services to People with Special Needs (LSN) have been asked to participate in an important United Nations project on serving people with disabilities, in the context of delivering the Sustainable Development Goals. Libraries can help IFLA/LSN participate in this project by providing a response to the […]


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Applications open for World Book Capital 2020: IFLA encourages bids that highlight libraries

(19 September 2017) Every year, a new world city is named UNESCO World Book Capital. This honour is an opportunity both to celebrate local writing and culture, but also to promote reading and a love of books among residents and visitors. IFLA has a key role in advising UNESCO on the choice, alongside the International […]


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Applications being accepted for 2018 IFLA/OCLC Fellowship Program for librarians from developing countries

(21 August 2017, Dublin, Ohio) OCLC and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) are now accepting applications for library professionals to participate in the 2018 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Program, sponsored by IFLA and OCLC, is a four-week program based at OCLC headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, […]


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IFLA Green Library Award 2017 winners announced

China and Hong Kong among the winners (20 July 2017) IFLA’s Environmental Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group (ENSULIB) is pleased to announce the winner of the IFLA Green Library Award 2017. The IFLA Green Library Award was established 2016 by ENSULIB (SIG) and generously sponsored by De Gruyter publishing. The award is 500 Euros […]


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IFLA Palm-leaf Manuscript Preservation Workshop

(12 July 2017) IFLA hosted a two day workshop to discuss and scope the needs for metadata standards in palm leaf manuscript preservation. The workshop was held from 6-7 July 2017 at the IFLA PAC Centre, National Library and Documentation Board of Sri Lanka. Experts from Thailand, Laos, India, Indonesia, Germany and Sri Lanka participated […]


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IFLA’s Global Vision discussion arrives at Asia Oceania

(30 June 2017) From 28 to 29 June, the fifth IFLA Global Vision Regional Workshop was held at the National Library of Singapore. 32 participants from 27 countries in Asia Oceania joined the voice of more than 300 librarians that have been gathered by IFLA so far, to explore together how a connected library field […]


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Call for Hosting International Congress of Medical Librarianship (ICML) 2021

(7 June 2017) The IFLA Health and Biosciences Libraries Section (HBS) invites expressions of interest to host the 13th International Congress on Medical Librarianship (ICML) in 2021.  The ICML takes place in a city selected through a competitive process. The Congress normally attracts 500+ attendees from around the world. The host organisation will be responsible […]


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IFLA Green Library Award 2017: deadline is extended to 30th May 2017

(29 April 2017) Proposals for the IFLA Green Library Award 2017 must be submitted by 30 May, 2017 to the following address: Dr. Petra Hauke, ENSULIB secretary Hochkalterweg 3a D-12107 Berlin, Germany Email: petra.hauke@hu-berlin.de The announcement is here.


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2016 IFLA International Marketing Award winners announced

(19 April 2017) The IFLA Section on Management and Marketing in collaboration with BibLibre is pleased to announce the winners, finalists and top ten projects of the IFLA BibLibre International Marketing Award for 2016. The award honors organizations that have implemented creative, results-oriented marketing projects or campaigns that promote the library and information services industry. […]


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