BnF DataLab: a brand new digital humanities service to the research community

An evolving context As more and more data and digital collections are available in libraries, the expected role of such libraries in the digital humanities field is becoming a key issue. “Providing access to collections for a wide audience” (as defined by the French law for Bibliothèque nationale de France, […]

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ARL Highlights and Themes, 2015-2021: looking back and forward

The Academic and Research Libraries (ARL) section of IFLA brings together librarians from around the globe and together we “monitor current and emerging issues and their relevance to academic and research libraries … and …. disseminate information and recommendations, including results of relevant research and experiences of practitioners.” (IFLA, Academic […]

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GO JOIN! Citizen Science and the role libraries

”If libraries can loan out books – why not a citizen science project?” Dr. Josep Perelló, Open Systems, Barcelona. A perspective from Denmark and beyond, by Kent Skov Andreasen, Bertil Dorch and Thomas Kaarsted     Drawing: Fritz Ahlefeldt Citizen Science – the participation of citizens as contributors and co-creators […]

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The Art of Virtual Conference Attendance: WLIC 2021

Last August, I attended my first-ever IFLA WLIC virtual professional conference. As one of the speakers in the session “Why authentic relationships matter with indigenous communities”, I was giddy at the prospect of attending the conference and interacting with fellow speakers, especially under the Indigenous librarianship section. Even though I’m […]

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Facilitating Research Output in Uganda: Opportunities and Challenges

General Background: Libraries as innovative and esteemed information producers all over the world have a tremendous impact in the academic and public spheres. In science and technology researchers rely on the librarian’s expertise in organizing, disseminating and archiving their output as a critical element in fostering inclusive participation in the […]

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My WLIC experience: musings of a first-timer

I am a librarian, student and teacher; but essentially a day-dreamer. Since I entered to study at IFTS 13 in Buenos Aires (https://ifts13.blog/) and I found out about IFLA and its WLIC I knew that, at some point, I was going to arrive at that global instance. I always think […]

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WLIC2021 experience: So proud to be (almost) a librarian!

During the closing ceremony of 2021 IFLA WLIC online event, Gerald Leitner, IFLA’s Secretary General, proposed three questions for those who attended to reflect about this amazing event. What did you learn? What changed your mind? What will you do next? I’ve chosen to answer these questions as a grant […]

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