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SIG Library History Oral Histories Project

As outlined in its Action Plans from 2019 the SIG Library History has embarked on what some might think are a very ambitious set of projects on the oral histories of our librarians past and present.  As the project develops a number of streams reveal themselves and those… Read More

  • News
  • 19 March 2021
  • By: Dr. Kerry Smith

Professional Unit Virtual Event – Preservation of Digital Complex Objects

Since the beginning of 21st century IT development have brought new forms of eBooks and complex objects for renewed and enhanced user / reader experience. These innovative cultural objects imply new challenges for preservation and conservation: how can we archive device dependent multimedia, interactive systems, or information flows? Does new data technologies open new possibilities for long-term conservation? Read More

  • News
  • 17 November 2020
  • By: anonymous

Webinar – Where do we fit in 4IR ?

IFLA Information Technology Section - Open webinar series: quarterly online coffee talks with librarians and academics on emerging technologies Webinar #2: "Where do we fit into the 4IR: librarians' perceptions" - Follow-up Read More

  • News
  • 30 October 2020
  • By: user

Save the Date – Global Media & Information Literacy Week 2020

IFLA is excited to partner with UNESCO on Global Media & Information Literacy Week 2020! This year, Global Media & Information Literacy Week will be celebrated through interactive, virtual events hosted by the Republic of Korea. Save the date: 24-31 October 2020 Click… Read More

  • News
  • 27 August 2020
  • By: anonymous

European Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market: what it is about and why libraries should care

On 17 May 2019, after several years of discussion, the European Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market was published in the official journal of the European Union. It enters into force on 20 June 2019, which marks the beginning of a two-year period for member states to change their laws in order to meet the objectives of the directive. Read More

  • News
  • 18 June 2019
  • By: anonymous

European copyright reform: resources

The first major reform of Europe’s copyright system in almost 20 years aims to update the law for the digital age. In addition to affecting libraries and library users across Europe, it also sets an example for others, and could affect libaries elsewhere directly. The European Union… Read More

  • Publications
  • 20 December 2018