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An Innovation Award for Libraries Offering e-Government Services

EIFL, through the Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP), is offering an Innovation Award for Contributing to Open Government. The criteria of selection include only to public or community libraries located in a transition or developing country.

Ideally, the libraries which enter the competition are working in alliance with government agencies in offering e-government services or facilitating participatory democracy at local level.

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Malawi: CSFLIP Seminar and General Meeting

The Civil Service Forum for Library and Information Personnel (CSFLIP) will hold a two day Seminar and General Meeting to be held at Mponela Agricultural Conference Hall, Malawi, from 13th to 14th December, 2012.

The theme of the Seminar is “Libraries are engine for Climate Change Information and Knowledge”.

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Joining Government Libraries Section

Are you interested or have been involved on issues concerning to government libraries? Would you like to contribute to your profession on an international level?

The Government Libraries Section are looking for new members to participate in its activities, projects and initiatives.  If you are interested, just contact us at and we will take care of your nomination.

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The New European Library: A Discovery Service

Collections exposed. A way to promote the collections available at specialized libraries is to aggregate them into the flow of a central provider. These days we can see an example of this strategy with the launch of the new European Library, a result of an innovative partnership between the Conference of European National Librarians (CENL) and three other leading library organisations: LIBER, CERL and the Europeana Foundation.

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Latest IFLA Journal issue is available

Latest IFLA Journal issue is available! We recommend the first article, The Finnish library system – open collaboration for an open society.

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Spain: Ministry of Defense launches a digital library

Recently, under the Madrid Book Fair, the digital library “Biblioteca Virtual de Defensa” has been introduced in Spain.

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IFLA workshop on transparency and good governance: Argentina

By Magdalena Biota

On September 28, 2011, simultaneously with the “Access to information day”, the Workshop on transparency and good governance was carried out in Buenos Aires. Cosponsored by IFLA LAC, IFLA FAIFE and the Library of Congress of Argentina, the workshop was delivered by Paul Sturges, from the University of Loughborough, England, and by Alejandra Martínez del Prado, from the System of Libraries of the School of Medicine (UNAM), contributing to the exchange of ideas on how libraries can contribute to good governance and transparency.

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