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Would you like to get involved with the Government Information and Official Publications Section (GIOPS)? 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… Read More

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  • 31 December 2022

Libraries delivering on open government: IFLA speaks at African Peer Review Mechanism

Drawing on the insights provided in the publication "The Government Information Landscape in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities for Improvement", IFLA presented on the role of libraries at the African Peer Review Mechanism's African Governance Seminar, highlighting our contribution to open governance goals. We are grateful to Nerisa Kumar, Information Africa Organization, for attending and providing this report. Read More

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  • 17 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

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  • 17 September 2022
  • By: Jonathan Ginn

Informed Societies and Integrity in Public Information: Opportunities for Building Back Better and SDG Success with Libraries

In cooperation with the UN Library in New York, IFLA is organising a workshop in the margins of the High-Level Political Forum on 11 July. Library participants from around the world will exchange with diplomats and UN officials in order to identify key themes and issues around how to ensure informed societies and uphold integrity in support of the SDGs. Read More

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  • 06 July 2022

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

Libraries and Open Data in 2021: Access, Skills, Engagement

6 March 2021 marks the annual Open Data Day. This international celebration brings together a wide range of stakeholders – from librarians and public servants to developers and statisticians – to showcase creative uses and benefits of open data to drive development and help address today’s societal challenges. Read More

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  • 06 March 2021
  • By: anonymous