Tag Archive for 'SDGs'

Use of works in Teaching Activities – Article 5 of the EU-DSM directive by Soile Manninen

Soile Manninen is an Information Specialist at Helsinki University Library (Finland) and a member of the working group on legal issues of The Finnish Research Library Association. The task of the group is to follow legislation concerning libraries, and keep association members up to date about these issues. Can you […]

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Advoc8: Library Advocacy in March

As much as anyone else, libraries work across a wide range of policy areas. Our institutions are engaged daily in work to promote research, support education, facilitate free access to information and expression, and deliver social inclusion. Library values and experience give us a unique voice in these debates, helping […]

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SDG Success as an Information Problem?

IFLA has engaged strongly around the Sustainable Development Goals, both in their preparation in the run up to 2015, and in their delivery in the years that have followed. In this, we have worked hard to show how libraries contribute to success, and – more importantly – to help library […]

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Report on status of Copyright Amendment Bill by Denise Nicholson

Over the past few years, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has been engaged in the reform of copyright laws in South Africa. Indeed, IFLA has submitted on many occasions comments and proposals on draft amendments. This reform contains ambitious provisions which could have an extremely positive […]

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Choosing to Celebrate Rather than Tolerate

As 16 November is the International Day for Tolerance, we pose a simple question: What, exactly, is tolerance? Is it a passive acceptance for the practices of other cultures, or rather, can it be an active celebration? Perhaps everyone can choose for his or herself. Let’s choose then to celebrate […]

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Libraries at the Heart of Better Cities

World Cities Day 2019 focuses on the fact that to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals, it will be necessary to succeed in cities, where more than half of the world’s population lives. Cities, in concentrating people, can also concentrate both opportunities and problems. They can be places where new […]

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A Foundation for Change: Celebrating World Development Information Day

World Development Information Day may not be the best-known date on the international calendar. First celebrated in 1972, it was the result of a UN General Assembly Resolution which recognised the importance of information, both in raising awareness of development challenges, and in providing the tools to respond to them. […]

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