Author Archive for government-libraries

#wlic2015 Session on networks of government libraries

The IFLA World Library and Information Congress #wlic2015 is fast aproaching. As part of our activities during the conference, we are sponsoring session 96, where the focus is placed on collaboration and organizational changes in government libraries, to be held on Monday 17th August, at 13:45pm. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

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Call for Papers: Networks of Government Libraries

Collaboration and networks in government libraries are the core issues for the session we are sponsoring in the next IFLA World Library and Information Congress – WLIC 2015, to be held on August 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa.

We welcome proposals from individuals and organizations interested in libraries and the information community within government structures, where collaborative experiences, methods and projects from government ministries, departments or at regional level can be shared.

Simultaneous Interpretation will be provided during the session. Presentations can be in any of the IFLA working languages
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“Government Information and Libraries: production – management – access” 13 June 2014, Athens, Greece

Government Information and  Libraries

Sanjay k. Bihani, Chair of IFLA’s Government Libraries Section, delivering the keynote speech of the event

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The Secretariat General of Information & Communication (SGIC) represented by the Library of the Analysis and Documentation Directorate, in collaboration with the Hellenic Competition Commission, organised a full-day event themed “Government Information and Libraries: production – management – access”.

The main goal of the event, which was included in the parallel events of the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the European Union, was to present the main aspects of government information life circle with regards to strengthen current actions on open access to government information. Along with this, one of the main concerns was to motivate the field of government libraries towards empowering their role in this context.
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Working Session “Government Information and Libraries” – 12 May 2014, Athens, Greece *

12 May 2014: Programme  Working session: Government Information and Libraries
The Secretariat General of Information & Communication (SGIC) represented by the Library of the Analysis and Documentation Directorate, in collaboration with the Association of Greek Librarians and Information Scientists, organised, on 12th May 2014, a Working Session themed “Government Information and Libraries”, in the context of the 22nd EBLIDA-NAPLE Annual Conference. Participation to the event was possible by invitation only. This decision was made in order to target and ensure the participation of certain and identified stakeholders of the field along with ensuring the representation of most of the involved disciplines, like information and computer science, and law. Seventy invitations were sent; and we are happy to report that approximately sixty participants attended the event covering all identified areas in the government information management process.

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Government Libraries as Knowledge Platforms: Closing Notes

Participants in the session "Government Libraries as Knowledge Platforms". Photo taken by Louise Ian T. de los Reyes.

Participants in the session “Government Libraries as Knowledge Platforms”. Photo taken by Louise Ian T. de los Reyes.

A new edition of the IFLA Annual Congress was held in Lyon (France) last August. As every year, the Government Libraries Section was glad to sponsor a session where  working projects in government units were showcased.
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Call for Panelists: Government Libraries as Knowledge Platforms for Citizen Engagement

WLIC2014We invite proposals for roundtable discussion topics for a two-hour programme during the next  IFLA World Library and Information Congress – WLIC 2014, to be held from 16-22 August 2014 in Lyon, France.

The session aims to address the ways that libraries and information services in government agencies are putting in place programs and projects where information and knowledge can be systematized and shared, contributing to solving particular public issues.

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Guidelines for Government Libraries: a Chinese Version

We are glad to inform that a new translation of the Guidelines for Libraries of Government Departments is already online. Thanks to the collaboration of CHEN Ning, from the National Library of China, the Chinese version of the Guidelines can be found in our publications webpage.

The guidelines are meant for managers and line staff of government libraries. It takes the shape of a working guide, where examples, models of behaviours, services and best practices are listed and can be followed when they suit the situation.

We are especially happy this time because with this new translation, every IFLA official language has been covered. We are proud to have shared the Guidelines with a growing community of librarians around the globe.

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