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The Treaty of Marrakesh Enters into Force

Three years and three months after it was signed, the Treaty of Marrakesh enters into force today. It is a time to celebrate a major advance in the struggle to give people with visual impairments equal access to knowledge. IFLA looks back at the work that brought us where we are today, and forwards to the challenges still ahead.

30 September 2016 | CLM and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to knowledge, Marrakesh Treaty, Visually impaired

The Treaty of Marrakesh Enters into Force

Three years and three months after it was signed, the Treaty of Marrakesh enters into force today. It is a time to celebrate a major advance in the struggle to give people with visual impairments equal access to knowledge. IFLA looks back at the work that brought us where we are today, and forwards to the challenges still ahead.

30 September 2016 | CLM and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to knowledge, Marrakesh Treaty, Visually impaired

Universal Access to Information, Today and Every Day

International Day for the Universal Access to Information Libraries have always been about preserving and giving access to information. At all levels, they readily work with other actors in order to achieve this. The first International Day for the Universal Access to Information is the occasion for a joint statement between IFLA and the International Publishers Association (IPA). This sets out areas where we can progress, together, towards this key objective.

28 September 2016 | Libraries and Development | Access to information, Access to knowledge, Libraries and Development, International Publishers Association

Call for Applications to the IFLA Journal Editorial Committee

IFLA Journal Deadline: 31 Octoberr 2016. IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer-reviewed scholarship on Library and Information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries.

27 September 2016 | General IFLA news

Job opportunity at IFLA Headquarters: Member Engagement Officer

IFLA is looking for a qualified Member Engagement Officer

23 September 2016 | General IFLA news

Member Engagement Officer

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Headquarters is looking for an enthusiastic Member Engagement Officer to join a dynamic team and global project.

23 September 2016

Treaty of Marrakesh: (Mainly) Good Omens from Europe?

Last week, the European Commission published proposals for legislation which would implement the Treaty of Marrakesh. The benefits of EU ratification could be high, potentially more than doubling the number of countries involved, and making a wealth of European language works available to some of the most vulnerable people around the world. IFLA and EBLIDA, in a joint statement, welcomed these proposals, but cautioned that more work will be needed to ensure that no new barriers to access to knowledge are created.

22 September 2016 | CLM and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to knowledge, Copyright, Marrakesh Treaty

Trade and Access to Knowledge: Discussing Trends and Scenarios at the WTO Public Forum

Exceptions and limitations have been a key part of the international copyright system since its inception, protecting and promoting the goals of education and innovation. Increasingly, they are shaped by the text of trade deals. What impact will this have for access to knowledge, and the institutions that promote this? IFLA is organising a panel discussion at the WTO Public Forum on 28 September to find out.

22 September 2016 | CLM | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to knowledge, trade agreements, World Trade Organization (WTO)