(22 July 2013) IFLA President Ingrid Parent today launched the IFLA Library (library.ifla.org), a repository for IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) papers and, in future, other IFLA publications:
The IFLA Library is part of IFLA’s Digital Content Programme Key Initiative, and is designed to provide a repository to collect together IFLA’s own publications for ease of location, search, display and preservation. IFLA selected EPrints Services to build and host the repository.
In line with IFLA’s Open Access and Copyright Policy, authors of papers accepted for the Congress have assigned a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported licence (CC BY 3.0) to their work. This licence enables IFLA to make copies of the papers available in its repository and permits the widest possible dissemination and use of the papers.
Following the 2013 Congress, presentation slides will also be made available where permission is granted by the speaker.
All content will be discoverable via Google and Google Scholar and development of the IFLA Library platform will continue to enhance the search, browse and help facilities for users.
The IFLA Library is available from the IFLA home page and is also linked from the WLIC programme from where Congress participants can search, read, browse, and download papers.