October 16, 2021

IFLA Endorses WikiLibrary Manifesto

From the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA):

IFLA has endorsed the WikiLibrary Manifesto, aimed at connecting libraries and Wikimedia projects such as Wikibase in order to promote the dissemination of knowledge in open formats, especially in linked open data networks.

Libraries and Wikimedia, two types of sister organizations, one aim: sharing information and knowledge

The heart of libraries’ mission is to enable all citizens to access information and knowledge in order to be able to build informed opinions and perspectives in their life.

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This initiative, born of discussions and collaborations between libraries and Wikimedia Germany, is also the opportunity to continue these discussions between our structures.

The manifesto supports the application of the principles of FAIR (free, open, accessible, re-usable) data and proposes other principles such as:

Learn More, Read the Complete Announcement

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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