April 23, 2014

Library Advocate Opposes ACTA Before European Parliament

From a Library Journal Article by Meredith Schwartz: Stuart Hamilton, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)’s Director of Policy & Advocacy raised concerns about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) at a stakeholder hearing in the European Parliament on April 11. [Clip] “IFLA is gravely concerned by …the potentially chilling effects of targeting […]

Joint Project Announcement From IFLA School Libraries and Resource Centers Section & International Association of School Librarianship

via the IFLA Web Site: The Joint Committee of the IFLA Section of SLRC and IASL is delighted to announce that the Joint Committee has been awarded funding by the Professional Committee of IFLA for year one of a two-year project to develop a module of training materials for school library advocacy titled “School Libraries […]

Just Released: March 2012 Issue of IFLA Journal (Full Text)

The new issue was made available online earlier today by the International Federation of Library Associations. Direct to Full Text (112 pages; PDF) Here’s What You’ll Find in the March 2012  (Vol 38 No 1) Issue of IFLA Journal Editorial Papers from San Juan Stephen Parker 3 The emphasis in this issue is on papers […]

IFLA & EIFL: Formation of New Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries at the Internet Governance Forum

From an IFLA Announcement: IFLA is pleased to report that a new Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries has been approved by the Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). IGF Dynamic Coalitions are informal, issue-specific groups consisting of stakeholders that are interested in particular issues. They gather academics, representatives of governments, and members of […]

New: "Key Issues for e-Resource Collection Development: A Guide for Libraries" (Full Text, Free)

Written and edited by members of IFLA’s Acquisition and Collection Development Section. There is no charge to access/download the complete guide. Title Key Issues for e-Resource Collection Development: A Guide for Libraries 30 pages; PDF. Authors Sharon Johnson, with Ole Gunnar Evensen, Julia Gelfand, Glenda Lammers, Lynn Sipe and Nadia Zilpe Edited by members of […]

New Issue Alert: IFLA Journal (37.4) Now Available Online, Free

Direct to Full Text (82 pages; PDF) Articles Include: + ‘‘As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it’’ + 65+: Engaging underserved patrons – a success story! + Key skills and competencies of a new generation of LIS professionals + Finding film resources: Challenges of formats, policies and […]

UNESCO Endorses the IFLA Manifesto for Digital Libraries

From International Federation of Library Associations: UNESCO has endorsed the IFLA Manifesto for Digital Libraries at its General Conference .2011The Manifesto provides principles to assist libraries in undertaking sustainable and interoperable digitisation activities to bridge the digital divide –a key factor in achieving the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations. Digital libraries are essential […]

The First Banned Books Video Calendar is Now Online

From the IFLA Web Site: The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression) have together created the world’s first Banned Books video calendar. The project has garnered international attention and is considered pioneering in many ways. “Last year, Entresse created a Finnish video […]

WIPO Meeting: SCCR Releases Draft Compilation on Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives

UPDATE: Written comments on limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives until end of February 2012. Details here. From the International Federation of Library Associations: The marathon 23rd session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights continued at WIPO over the weekend. Discussion on Saturday concerned a proposed WIPO Draft Treaty for the […]

New Collection of Guidelines from IFLA: Professional Codes of Ethics for Librarians (From About 40 Organizations)

IFLA’s Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) developed the collection of links. What you’ll find is “collection of professional guidelines for librarians and other library employees adopted by national library or librarians associations or implemented by government agencies.” Links to about 40 guidelines are available. Direct to the Code […]