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Publishing in the Arab World

Publishers and libraries have long, together, helped to ensure the flow of ideas and knowledge from writers to readers. Yet with new technologies and new patterns of creativity an consumption, both are facing important questions and challenges. This conference, organised at the Library of Alexandria, will… Read More

  • Events
  • 04 February 2019

Librarians and Publishers Working to a Common Agenda (2001)

JOINT PRESS RELEASE: For immediate release 23 August 2001 IFLA General Conference Boston, MA, USA   The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and the International Publishers’ Association (IPA) have established a joint steering group to work together on matters of common interest.   The group has now… Read More

  • Publications
  • 13 January 2019

Take Part – Human Perspectives on Inclusive Publishing

Take Part – Human Perspectives on Inclusive Publishing is a global conference on inclusive publishing and accessible reading, arranged by the Swedish Agency for Accessible Media together with the Swedish DAISY Consortium and the Swedish Library Association. The aim of the conference is to increase knowledge of… Read More

  • Events
  • 18 May 2016

Libraries are fighting for public, not commercial interests – a response to comments at the International Publishers’ Congress 2016

IFLA has co-signed a letter in response to comments made by Hachette Livre CEO Arnaud Nourry at this week's International Publishers' Congress. In it, we reject entirely the argument that libraries are proxies for the commercial sector, and invite publishers and others to work with us in passing limited but necessary reforms to copyright. These will strengthen the legal base on which librarians rely in order to fulfil their missions at a local, European and global level. Read More

  • News
  • 13 April 2016
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