Library Data: IFLA Begins Adding “Country Pages” to the Library Map of the World
From the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA):
The Library Map of the World started as an initiative to collect and visualise basic library statistics. Now it has grown beyond simply providing data and even past being a resource for accessing library-related UN Sustainable Development (SDG) stories.
The new functionality – Country Pages – was officially launched today at WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur. This new feature of the Library Map of the World website will provide its users with the opportunity to easily learn all about the library landscape in a selected country.
Each Country Page will contain a concise overview of the library environment, including its: library system, governance and funding models, development and policy priorities, and recent achievements in the library field. In addition, Country Pages will provide details of national library associations, national libraries, policy-making institutions, and library support organisations as well as information about library policy and legislations, education and events.
Direct to Library Map of the World
- Direct to Country Pages (NEW)
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