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Marrakesh Monitoring Report: 2023 Update

The Marrakesh Treaty, signed almost 10 years ago, provides an opportunity to lift unnecessary barriers to access to information for people with disabilities, but are governments taking this up? Read More

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  • 08 February 2023

Happy Public Domain Day 2023!

2 January is Public Domain Day in 2023, celebrating the works that now belong to the ages (and you!). Public domain works may be copied from, remixed, incorporated into other works and generally utilized for free, without payment to rightsholders. Read More

  • News
  • 02 January 2023

Delivering the right of access to information for persons with disabilities: towards the 2023 edition of the IFLA Marrakesh Monitoring Report

At the weekend, the world marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities - the 30th anniversary of the celebration. With a future-orientated theme - the role of innovation - it is nonetheless also an opportunity to remember the need to get the basics right, not least the right of access to information. IFLA encouraged those working with providing this access to help us update our Marrakesh Monitoring Report.  Read More

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  • 05 December 2022

Engaging meaningfully in WIPO: does it matter for librarians in Sub-Saharan Africa?

This webinar seeks to educate librarians in Sub-Saharan Africa to understand what their roles are relating to copyright and neighboring rights issues and how to engage in and around WIPO organized events. More importantly, engaging meaningfully with in-country stakeholders on copyright, in order to push for rights that matter to libraries in sub-Saharan Africa, should arguably be a key part of library advocacy in general. Read More

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  • 22 November 2022

Eurasian Academic Libraries Conference 2022

The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan, The Association of University Libraries in the Republic of Kazakhstan and Nazarbayev University Library invite you to the 11th Eurasian Academic Libraries Conference (EALC) with the theme “Open Access to Knowledge and Libraries: Achievements and Trends” which will be held on 27-28 October 2022 at Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan). Read More

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  • 13 October 2022

New IFLA Publication: Navigating Copyright for Libraries

IFLA is proud to announce the open access publication of Navigating Copyright for Libraries - Purpose and Scope, edited by Jessica Coates, National Library Australia; Victoria Owen, University of Toronto, Canada; and Susan Reilly, Irish Research Electronic Library, Ireland. Read More

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  • 08 September 2022

10 years of the IFLA open access statement: a call to action

IFLA is proud to share its 2022 statement on open access (OA), "10 years of the IFLA open access statement: a call to action". The statement affirms the value of open access and related initiatives,  outlining IFLA's ongoing work in the area. It also offers a commitment to "lead by example, and complete the transition of IFLA’s publications to OA". Read More

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  • 01 September 2022

Study Day on Copyright Reform, Parliament of Uruguay

IFLA will be setting out the reasons for the importance of a modern copyright regime, incorporating flexible exceptions and limitations, in an intervention at the Uruguayan Parliament, alongside experts in the field from Uruguay and beyond.  Read More

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  • 22 August 2022