Monthly Archive for January, 2019

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Copyright for libraries in 2019: What’s on the Agenda? Part 1

Today is the first day of Copyright Week 2019! Copyright week is an initiative launched by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in order to highlight key issues around copyright. Every day, various groups, all defenders of a copyright framework that promotes creativity and innovation, look into specific copyright policy matters. […]

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New Opportunities: Libraries and the United Nations in 2019

As those who were able to attend the relevant sessions at the World Library and Information Congress in Kuala Lumpur heard, 2019 will be a big year at the United Nations for libraries. There will be a focus on Sustainable Development Goals that are particularly relevant for our institutions, and […]

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Introducing… the 10-Minute Library Advocate

Libraries do not exist in a vacuum – they are there to serve. Through providing access to knowledge, as well as an open, welcoming public space, they help others help themselves. But they are also dependent on external support. This isn’t just about the politicians, officials or senior management who […]

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Living in Interesting Times – Three Key Debates in Information Politics

Information has long been political – who has it, who should have it, and how can it be used to shape decision-making. However, it is only relatively recently that this has been recognised. On the philosophical side of things, much comes from the work of thinkers such as Michel Foucault, […]

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