LITTE_BOT, a theatrical chatbot: Conversing with Molière’s Dom Juan through dramaturgical strategies.

Author: Cécile Quach, Library Curator, Gallica Studio Project Manager, BnF As part of the four hundredth anniversary of Molière’s birth in 2022, LITTE_BOT is a theatrical chatbot which embodies Dom Juan from Molière. If you come to Paris, why not drop by the recently reopened historic site Richelieu of the French […]

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My WLIC experience: The library gave a special and different meaning to my life

Author: Danitza Coronel, La Paz, Bolivia I am Bolivian and my dream of attending an IFLA Congress began five years ago in the city of Bogotá, Colombia, when I was serving as a full-time missionary in philanthropic work. One day in the Fontibón Park, I saw that while some children […]

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The Fourth Attempt: A Chronicle of a Filipina Librarian’s WLIC Journey

Author: Roana Marie Flores of De La Salle University Libraries, Manila, Philippines It started with a dream. My twenty-year-old self knew and believed that one day I would be able to participate in IFLA’s World Library and Information Congress (WLIC). As for the how and when– I honestly didn’t have […]

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Evolving academic library research support services: research ethics

Author: Roxanne Missingham, University Librarian, Australian National University Introduction Academic libraries are fundamental supporters of research activities in their institutions. The digital environment has opened up the collections and services so that they sit within reach in every lab and researchers’ desktop as a part of the research toolkit that […]

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Open access in Singapore

Author: Yeo Pin Pin, Head of Research Services, Singapore Management University Libraries Academic libraries in Singapore support Open Access and Open Science trends in the world. Some of the trends can be seen in the ACRL Scholarly Communication Toolkit. Let me outline how we have supported these trends in Singapore. […]

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Writing Open Access Policies: Experience in Sciences

Author: Ursula Arning (ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences; TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences) The goals of Open Access (OA) are to provide unrestricted access to scientific information and increase the visibility of scientific findings, thereby improving and facilitating the sharing of scientific knowledge worldwide. Writing an […]

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Leabharlanna i mBaile Atha Cliath (Libraries in Dublin)

  Author: Jim O’Donnell, Arizona State University Ireland is a country that has worked very hard on building its brand around the world, as befits a small country with a rich tourism industry.  As IFLA prepares at last to bring the World Library and Information Congress to Dublin this summer, we should […]

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