Tag Archive for 'policy'

Which policies matter? Analysing the results of the IFLA regional advocacy priorities study (Part 1)

IFLA’s Regional Advocacy Priorities Study was designed in order to start conversations about where we focus in our advocacy, and how we do it. It is intended, in particular, to stimulate reflection about the focus of coordinated, national-level efforts, such as those carried out by associations, and of course about […]

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Every Association an Advocate: Interview with Jean-Marie Reding, Luxembourg

Library associations have a key role in advocacy for our sector, able to take advantage of their role as civil society organisations to speak freely about what our profession and institutions need to succeed. It is also not only in larger countries that they can develop a capacity to do […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #6: Find Out Who’s In Charge

The end goal of advocacy is to affect decision-making. You want to encourage those who have power – or resources – to support your library, library system, or libraries in general. Of course advocacy itself is about preparing the ground – building understanding, changing attitudes, creating the motivation to act. […]

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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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Libraries: Unleashing the Transformative Power of Culture and Creativity for Local Development

IFLA attended the first ever OECD conference examining the links between culture and local growth. The conference took place in Venice, an ideal venue to discuss the importance of culture and cultural heritage, and the newly launched OECD Guide: Culture and Local Development: Maximising the Impact. Culture is currently on […]

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