Monthly Archive for April, 2013

Evolution of IFLA’s Special Interest Groups

The review of eleven SIGs mentioned in my blog post in January has now been completed by the sponsoring Sections and the PC, and all but one of them will be continued with some changes to their organization. I’m including the full details at the end of this post for […]

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Brill/IFLA Open Access Award (monographs)

The PC is sending a last-minute reminder about the new Brill/IFLA Open Access award.  A first call was issued on IFLA-L by Stuart Hamilton on March 14th, 2013 and the IFLA Web site carries a news item dated April 15th, 2013 with all the details: http://www.ifla.org/news/call-for-submissions-for-the-brillifla-open-access-award This is a Professional […]

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Standards as an IFLA “Key Initiative”

During last week’s (April 10th) Governing Board meeting, the Professional Committee proposed and succeeded in targeting the area of “Standards and Guidelines” as one of IFLA’s Key Initiatives for 2013-2014.  The Standards KI will nest under the current Key Initiative 1:  Digital Content Programme – Driving Access to Content..”  As ProfSpeak readers […]

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IFLA Calendar of Events

Something that was launched late in 2011 and has been gaining momentum in the last year is the IFLA Calendar of Events, which was created to better promote IFLA’s own events and main advocacy activities, and to better visualize IFLA’s official representation worldwide. The calendar gathers details of events worldwide […]

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Example to follow?

The matter of administrative funds has been an important issue for the sitting PC.  Admin funds, as well as project funds, are scarce, and the challenge is to find a way to allocate these funds in a predictable and relevant way.  Standing Committees have different needs, and no matter what the […]

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