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IFLA School Library Guidelines approved

The approved final version of the IFLA School Library Guidelines is available at: http://www.ifla.org/publications/node/9512?og=52 Please share the link with your colleagues and beyond. Our 2 years of hard work, numerous workshops, various meetings and international feedback has culminated in this final document. Please note that the title is IFLA School Library […]

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Free video on Libraries in the Internet age

Free Video: Libraries in the Internet Age Commoncraft says: We love libraries and librarians. We want them to succeed and we made this video to help the public understand how libraries have changed in the Internet Age https://www.commoncraft.com/free-video-libraries-internet-age

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Lyon Declaration update

The Lyon Declaration in 2015 IFLA is very happy to announce that with the start of 2015, the Lyon Declaration has received support from over 500 library, ICT and development, institutions and organisations. This worldwide and cross-sector uptake underlines the importance of the Lyon Declaration and furthermore the importance of access to […]

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IFLA Sustainable Development Goals Efforts

LA has been working with the international library community—as well as civil society and member states—to develop its position on the creation of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and help ensure that crucial elements such as access to information are included in the UN post-2015 Development Agenda. Throughout this process, it is important […]

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LIS Education and Research Seminar

III International Seminar on LIS Education and Research (LIS-ER) http://bd.ub.edu/liser/    Barcelona, 4-5 June 2015  The Faculty of Library and Information Science at the University of Barcelona celebrates its centenary (1915-2015) with a seminar on the future of Library and Information Science Education and Research Introduction The School of Library and […]

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International Copyright Negotiations

Copyright negotiations commence once more in Geneva, Switzerland next week at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), where a proposed international framework supporting copyright exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives is likely to be the subject of intense discussion among Member States. The 28th meeting of the WIPO Standing […]

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Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program

This is a Call for Innovative library projects and new scholars in developing countries.  http://www.elsevier.com/social-sciences/library-and-information-science/the-elsevier-foundation-calls-for-2014-innovative-libraries-and-new-scholars-projects “The Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program provides grants to libraries in the developing world to improve access to scientific, technical and medical information. The 2014 program priorities include measuring the overall impact of access […]

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