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Webinar – Library RDM Services: where are we now?

There is no doubt that data is an imperative in conducting research towards the creation of new knowledge and science. Therefore, good research data management practices forms part of the research process ensuring validity and reliability of research data. As we know, it is a requirement by many publishers and funders these days to share the research data. Since academic libraries play a vital role in supporting the pillars of their parent universities, the uptake of research data management services in response to supporting research trends has emerged. Read More

  • News
  • 22 July 2021
  • By: François-Xavier Boffy

The World Through Picture Books 3rd edition – How Does My Country Get Involved?

By Claire Stuckey, Children’s Librarian retired, Central Coast Council – Gosford, Australia With this programme the Libraries for Children & Young Adults Section is celebrating and promoting the language, culture and quality of children’s book publishing from over 50 countries. In 2021 the Section’s WTPB working group started preparations… Read More

  • Page
  • 23 May 2021

Going Digital: Bringing the Library to Teens in the New Normal

By Ms Siti Aisyah Binte Abdul Nasir, Deputy Head (Children & Teens) | Programmes and Exhibitions, Archives and Libraries Group, National Library Board, Singapore In Singapore, the National Library Board (NLB) runs 27 public libraries, with teens making up about 10% of our patrons. When the COVID-19 pandemic came… Read More

  • Page
  • 22 May 2021

Reflecting Back & Looking Forward

Join us to hear about some inspiring stories of how public libraries adapted to service delivery during COVID-19; innovative approaches to literacy and reading during this time; listen to international library leaders contemplate the future; plus meet some of the worlds amazing Children's Laureates and Ambassadors. AND we have a specially curated session in Portuguese. The Literacy and Reading + Public Libraries mid-term is the place to be! Read More

  • News
  • 31 March 2021
  • By: Jan Richards

Understanding Library Tech Needs and Readiness: a new IFLA Briefing

Information technology continues to have a fundamental impact on the library sector; and libraries’, library users’ and policy-makers’ expectations of library services are evolving alongside technological developments and changing community needs. To make sure libraries are able to deliver on these tasks, suitable and fit-for-purpose library ICT infrastructure equipment and skills are crucial. The new IFLA briefing offers an overview of common recurring themes in relevant literature and key considerations for assessing library ‘tech readiness’. Read More

  • News
  • 07 October 2020
  • By: anonymous

Library Tech Needs and Readiness: A Briefing

From public internet access facilities to digital collections, from online learning to makerspaces – the ICT-enabled roles and services libraries take on require a fit-for-purpose ICT infrastructure, equipment, staff digital skills, and more. Drawing on the available literature on library technology planning, evaluation and assessment… Read More

  • Publications
  • 07 October 2020

Local History and Genealogy Section Webinar

Objectives   To understand what “genetic exceptionalism” is and why DNA testing is now critical for your genealogical patron To gain a basic knowledge of what DNA testing can and cannot do for genealogical research To identify relevant resources for the library’s collection and for the librarian’s continuing… Read More

  • Events
  • 03 September 2020