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Now available: IFLA Principles for Responding to Conflict

Complimenting the existing Principles of Engagement around disasters (both natural and human-made), the just released IFLA Principles for Responding to Conflict aim to set out a basis for determining how IFLA should react to situations of civil or military conflict, in any part of the world, which impact on libraries. Read More

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  • 08 May 2023

IFLA Art Libraries Section: Big Ideas, Challenging Questions satellite conference – Registration is now open

The Rijksmuseum Research Library and the IFLA Art Libraries Section will organize a satellite conference from 17 - 19 August at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands around the theme Big Ideas, Challenging Questions. The goal is to discuss the future of art and visual information, and to talk about the challenges and opportunities of the art library in relation to digital scholarly and/or artistic practices. Read More

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  • 01 May 2023

Libraries Stand Out in Special Rapporteur’s Report on Cultural Rights of Migrants

Libraries not only depend on human rights to deliver their services – they actively contribute to their realisation. The values of libraries and many aspects of their missions are interlinked with ensuring access to information and freedom of expression. Both of these fundamental freedoms are also aspects of cultural rights. For their many actions to enable participation in cultural life, libraries can be considered cultural rights defenders. Read More

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  • 26 April 2023

‘Big Ideas and Challenging Questions’ Call for papers – deadline May 31, 2023

The IFLA Art Libraries Section and the Rijksmuseum Research Library are pleased to announce that the call for papers and the conference website for the IFLA Art Libraries Satellite Conference 2023 is now open. The International Planning Committee warmly invites information specialists, librarians, data managers & -engineers, publishers, students, and… Read More

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  • 31 March 2023

Partnerships to Counter Theft and Trafficking: IFLA Joins ICOM at launch of new Red List

When any type of cultural property disappears, it is a great loss to humanity. However, around the world, cultural objects are at risk of illicit theft and trafficking. This is a complex issue, and working to counter these threats is not a task that one can take on alone. There is a need for collaboration between cultural institutions, like libraries and museums, and with law enforcement, customs organisations, and other stakeholders. IFLA is dedicated to helping protect the world’s cultural heritage, and we work with many partners to build capacity to counter the threat of trafficking. Read More

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  • 27 February 2023