Tag Archives: IFLA

Deal on eLending in the Netherlands: Interview with the Dutch Public Library Association

(31 October 2018) Following extensive discussions, libraries in the Netherlands have come to an agreement with publishers and others about eBook availability in the country. Published in the Official Journal on 24 October, the Covenant (available in Dutch) promises to ensure that more books are available for e-Lending by libraries, within a shorter period of […]


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Kuala Lumpur named World Book Capital 2020

(20 September 2018) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was named World Book Capital for the year 2020 by the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, on the recommendation of the World Book Capital Advisory Committee. The city was selected because of the strong focus on inclusive education, the development of a knowledge-based society and accessible reading for all […]


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Getting Started – a new IFLA guide for librarians on implementing the Marrakesh Treaty

(7 September 2018) This guide, edited by Victoria Owen, and with the welcome support of the World Blind Union, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, and the University of Toronto, offers answers to frequently asked questions. It can also be adapted by national actors to their own laws – IFLA encourages this, in order to […]


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Licensing as a solution to rights management? IFLA publishes extended collective licensing background paper

7 August 2018)  Libraries have a mission to maximize access to their collections, for culture, education and research. In doing so, they face challenges around clearing rights – i.e. how to make these books, articles, photos or other material available to the public without infringing copyright. Mass digitisation projects have brought this issue into focus, […]


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2018 Chinese Library Annual Conference held in Langfang

(8 August 2018) The 2018 Annual Conference for the Library Society of China and Chinese Library Exhibition was held in Langfang, Hebei province on 31 May and 1 June. The annual conference was organized by the Library Society of China and the People’s Government of Langfang Municipal under the guidance of the Ministry of Culture […]


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Results of the Survey of Digital Legal Deposit Policies and Practices at National Libraries

(25 July 2018) In 2014 seventeen National Libraries were surveyed about their born digital news content, legal deposit policies and practices. The results of the survey were presented at the 2015 International News Media Conference hosted by the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm, Sweden. Three years later, the authors expanded their team and the […]


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A bright future for libraries in Australia’s copyright modernisation review

(5 July 2018) Australia is looking at reviewing its Copyright Act of 1968 with the aim of bringing its copyright framework up to date with the digital world. After earlier reviews such as the safe harbour extension, this time the government is consulting on a few specific aspects of Australia’s copyright. The Government sought to […]


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A free Workshop on Text Mining and the HathiTrust Research Center at the IFLA WLIC 2018 Kuala Lampur, Malaysia

(13 June 2018) Are you attending the IFLA 2018 World Library and Information Congress? JOIN US ON:  August 23, 2018, for a day-long text mining workshop for librarians hosted by the IFLA Social Science Libraries Satellite Meeting. Come and Learn more about digital humanities methods and text mining? Here are some of the exciting things you can expect to learn […]


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Global MIL Week is coming! How can you get involved?

(30 May 2018) Global Media and Information Week 2018 will take place from 24 to 31 October 2018, and provides an opportunity to discuss – and celebrate – the importance of skills as both a response to the challenges of a digital world, and an opportunity for people of all ages. IFLA is playing an […]


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Career and professional development coaching at WLIC 2018

(22 May 2018) The purpose of the present work in the CPDWL (Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning) section is to develop a robust and varied selection of continuing professional development opportunities to better prepare IFLA and the global library workforce to support 21st century users. During IFLA WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, CPDWL will […]


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IFLA Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania (RSCAO) Mid-Term Meeting 9-11 April 2018: Seoul

(26 April 2018) The RSCAO Mid Term Meeting was hosted by the National Library of Korea (NLK) and the Korean Library Association (KLA) from 9 to 11 April 2018 in Seoul, Korea, reports Dr. Nor Edzan Che Nasir. The Seminar for Cooperation with Libraries in Asia and Oceania with the theme Libraries for Transforming Local […]


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Asia and Oceania (RSCAO) Mid-Term Meeting & Seminar, Seoul, 9-11 April, 2018

(3 April 2018) The RSCAO Mid-term Meeting and Seminar 2018 will be held on 9-11 April 2018 in Seoul hosted by Korean Library Association (KLA) and National Library of Korea (NLK). Name of event : Seminar for Cooperation with Libraries in Asia and Oceania Date and time : 2018.4.11 (Wed) 13:30-18:00 Venue : The International Conference Room […]


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BSLA Project Report: Sri Lanka (2015-2018) “Establishment and Promotion of Professional Ethics Culture among Library and Information Professionals”

(27 March 2018) Get inspired by the path taken by the Sri Lanka Library Association (SLLA) in strengthening their library and information sector! Questions and answers by the project team and the Sri Lanka Library Association. The story about Building Strong Library Associations is here.


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IFLA Green Library Award 2018

(7 January 2018) IFLA’s Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group (ENSULIB) with Sponsorship by de Gruyter invite applications for the 3rd Green Library Award 2018. Applications submission deadline: 1st March 2018. More here: IFLA Green Library Award 2018 The announcement is here. The deadline for submissions has been extended to 15 April 2018.


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The IFLA Metadata Newsletter December 2017 issue is now available

(2 January 2018) The IFLA Metadata Newsletter December 2017 issue contains information from all over the world. 2017 was an election year and you will also find information about new members to the Biblography, the Cataloguing and the Subject Analysis and Access Sections. More here.


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