October 24, 2014

Presentations From “E-books in Libraries: A Global Question of Survival?” Seminar Now Online

Here are links to number of interesting presentations from the “E-books in Libraries: A Global Question of Survival?” seminar that took place in London on February 21, 2013.  This event was co-sponsored by IFLA MLAS (Management of Library Associations Committee) and CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) and featured presentations by experts about the ebook situation […]

Report and Documents: WIPO Copyright Committee Meeting Opens in Geneva

The 24th meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) opened today in Geneva. IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) has posted a brief introduction about the meetings and the first day of discussions. During the next ten day, the 185 WIPO Member States will discuss copyright […]

Conference Paper: “Reference Librarianship on the Fly: Taking the Librarian out of the Library”

The following paper will be presented at the upcoming World Library and Information Congress, 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly that will take place in Helsinki this August. Title Reference Librarianship On The Fly: Taking the Librarian Out of the Library Author Sara Wingate Gray University College, University of London San Francisco, California, USA Source […]

Statistical Survey of IFLA’s Metropolitan Libraries Section 2010, 59 Libraries From 23 Countries

From the International Federation of Library Associations Web Site: It was compiled by Toronto Public Library on behalf of the Section. There was a record participation from 59 libraries from 25 countries. The results are also reported in a presentation, under the title Libraries in Changing Times: A Global View. The Statistics collate information from […]

New from IFLA: A FAIFE Spotlight on “New Forms of Censorship”

New from IFLA’s (International Federation of Library Associations) FIAFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression). The new Spotlight report is titled “Data driven futures – censorship takes new forms” and was written by Päivikki Karhula, a researcher from the School of Information Sciences, from the University of Tampere, Finland. Topics Covered […]

Event Report: “Making Copyright Work for Libraries and Consumers’”

From an IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) Summary of the Event: On Wednesday 30th May IFLA, along with the European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA), Electronic Information For Libraries (eIFL), Informations Sans Frontières (ISF), Copyright for Creativity (C4C), the European Consumers’ Organisation (BEUC), and Consumers International (CI) organised a one-day event […]

New: IFLA Principles of Engagement in Library-Related Activities in Times of Conflict, Crisis or Disaster

Released yesterday by the International Federation of Library Associations. From the Introduction: At its meeting of 19th August 2011, the IFLA Governing Board set up an Advisory Group to draft Principles of Engagement to be used by IFLA and its members in library-related activities of disaster risk reduction and in times of conflict, crisis or […]

New FAIFE Spotlight Released: “The Library and Freedom of Information Revisited”

From the International Federation of Library Associations: During this spring and summer several new FAIFE [Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression] Spotlights will be released as a result of good international cooperation and impact of the Finnish research project led by Professor Kai Ekholm and granted by Helsingin Sanomain Säätiö, a media […]

eBooks: IFLA Releases Background Paper on e-Lending

From the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Announcement: As part of its work on the 2011-2012 Key Initiatives, the IFLA Governing Board appointed a working group to draft a background paper on digital lending. At its April meeting the IFLA Governing Board endorsed this paper, and we are now pleased to present a version […]

Video: World Book and Copyright Day Comments by IFLA President Ingrid Parent

April 23, 2012 is World Book and Copyright Day sponsored by UNESCO. Ingrid Parent, President of IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations), issued a video statement about the importance of books. World Book Night also takes place today. From a Text Summary of Parent’s Comments: In her video message, IFLA President Ingrid Parent addressed the […]