Tag Archive for 'digital'

Digital Isn’t Different: Learning the Lessons of the Pandemic at SCCR

This week’s 41st meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related rights (SCCR) will take place in hybrid form. With all but a few delegates attending online rather than in person, we are likely to see little in the way of concrete decision-making. However, as […]

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Digital Social Justice: A Natural Library Mission

The theme of this year’s World Social Justice Day is ‘A Call for Social Justice in the Digital World’. The focus is timely – the last decades have seen digital technologies play a more and more central role in the economy, shaping the way we work, and the type of […]

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Introducing: the 10-Minute Digital Librarian

Following on from previous IFLA series – the 10-Minute Library Advocate, and the ongoing 10-Minute International Librarian – we are happy today to launch a new one – the 10-Minute Digital Librarian. Just like the other series, this will focus on actions you can take which do not necessarily require […]

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Advoc8: Now and Next Part 2 – What Might a Library Advocacy Agenda for the Post-Pandemic World Look Like?

In our first ‘Now and Next’ blog, we explored a number of potential trends that are likely to shape the library field as it – and the communities it serves – emerge from the restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Just as in the first blog, it is clear that […]

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Library Stat of the Week #13: Globally, 94.6% of documents borrowed from academic libraries are digital

In last week’s Library Stat of the Week, we looked at eLending in public and community libraries, both in terms of loans per user, and the relationship with physical lending. This underlined that while eLending continued to represent only a relatively small share of total lending – arguably due in […]

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The Green Deal and Digital Agenda: Opportunities for Libraries

In the last month, the European Commission has launched two flagship initiatives which look set to focus much of the attention of its President, Ursula von der Leyen, in the coming years. Delivering on broader commitments, notably to the SDGs, they offer a more concrete and targeted response to two […]

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Lessons from PISA for Libraries

While it is not without its critics, the PISA test remains a key reference point for education policy-makers around the world. By looking to test what fifteen year-olds can do in reading, maths and science around the world, it looks to provide a basis for thinking about what works in […]

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