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Would you like to get involved with the Government Libraries Section (GOVLIB)? Here’s how: Explore our previous WLIC Open SessionsProvide a translation for one of our resources – contact our Information Coordinator Learn how to become a Standing Committee Member – follow our elections pageBecome an… Read More

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  • 31 December 2022

UK’s Crown Copyright and the Government Web

In the UK, all material produced by civil servants, ministers and government departments and agencies in the course of their work belongs to the Crown and is Crown copyright. The material covered ranges from public records, government reports and legislation to Ordnance Survey maps, government reports and official press releases, and even academic articles sponsored by government departments. IFLA Government Libraries Section Information Coordinator, Jonathan Ginn covers the bases. Read More

  • News
  • 17 September 2022
  • By: Jonathan Ginn

Call for Presentations: GLS Session WLIC Dublin 2022

Theme: “The evolving roles of libraries and knowledge management services in government: the blurring of the distinction between explicit and tacit knowledge and opportunities for new synergies” The Government Libraries Section is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at a session to be held at the IFLA World Library… Read More

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  • 05 April 2022

IFLA Statement on Libraries and Open and Good Governance

Relating to Sustainable Development Goal 16 – peace, justice and strong institutions – IFLA’s new Statement on Libraries and Open and Good Governance provides recommendations for government and others on how to make the most of library and information services to improve policy-making and implementation. The statement… Read More

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  • 05 January 2021

New version of the Guidelines: German

The Guidelines for Libraries of Government Departments have been translated into German language by Maria Göckeritz and Christine Wellems. It has been published by IFLA at the IFLA Professional Reports series (no. 118). Read More

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  • 20 April 2010
  • By: IFLA Government Libraries Section

Mid-Term Conference in Barcelona, April 22-23, 2010

Mid-Term Conference Case Studies in Government Libraries  Museu d’Història de Catalunya 3 Plaça Pau Vila (Palau de Mar building) Auditorium (4th floor) 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain April 22-23, 2010 Subway stations: Barceloneta (L4) Google Map… Read More

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  • 16 December 2009