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Celebrating Books, Celebrating Access: Kuala Lumpur Announced as World Book Capital 2020

UNESCO has announced that Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will be World Book Capital 2020. Taking up the status on 23 April 2020, it will, for a year, be the focus of efforts and activities to promote books and reading for all. Following a successful World Library and Information Congress, it will be a further opportunity for Malaysia’s libraries to show their ability to reach out to the hard to reach.

20 Septiembre 2018 | PAC and Cultural Heritage | Literacy and Reading, Access to knowledge, accessibility, Malaysia, UNESCO World Book Capital

Librarians in Portuguese speaking Africa gathered in workshop: Awareness Creation, Advocacy and relevant Data Collection Strategies for UN 2030 Agenda.

International Advocacy Programme Project Report: (Ghana, 2018) IFLA's training materials on Libraries and Agenda 2030 and SDG's, used in a very successful workshop, connected librarians from Portuguese speaking countries in Africa.

19 Septiembre 2018 | LDP | LDP (Library Development Programme), Advocacy, Capacity building, Development, Africa

Make a coffee, sit back and read the PLS Minutes from Kuala Lumpur!

The Public Libraries Standing Committee came together for two stimulating meetings in Kuala Lumpur where we discussed our current initiatives and explored the major issues currently facing the public library sector. The Minutes of our meetings including the links to the presentations are now available.

17 Septiembre 2018 | Public Libraries | Public Libraries, Big Data

Don't miss the webinar on 24 September to find out whether new librarians can have a voice...

Make sure you join the upcoming dynamic webinar on issues close to your heart, organised by IFLA's NPSIG and CPDWL and delivered by ALA. It's all happening on Monday, 24 September 2018.

16 Septiembre 2018 | CPDWL | Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning, Professional development

BSLA Project Report: Senegal 2018

Senegalese librarians strengthen and build a strong professional Association with BSLA funded project.

13 Septiembre 2018 | LDP | Africa, Associations, Capacity building, Senegal

The European Parliament Votes on Copyright Reform: Giving and Taking Away

In a vote on copyright today, Members of the European Parliament offered welcome support to libraries’ heritage work. However, disappointing decisions elsewhere mean that IFLA, its members and its partners will need to continue working towards a law that empowers libraries to help users share, create and innovate.

13 Septiembre 2018 | CLM and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, European Parliament, Copyright reform

Better Laws, Better Practices: IFLA Active for Libraries on Copyright

Following the launch of a guide to implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty and a statement on copyright literacy at the World Library and Information Congress, IFLA has continued to make the case for copyright that works for libraries. In the last two weeks, the focus has been on the operation of collective rights management and the EU’s copyright reforms.

10 Septiembre 2018 | CLM and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, WIPO

Getting Started - a new IFLA guide for librarians on implementing the Marrakesh Treaty

Victoria Owen presenting the new guide "Getting Started: Implementing the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities - a practical guide for librarians" was published as part of the LPD session in Kuala Lumpur.

7 Septiembre 2018 | LPD

Make the Right Choice, Send the Right Message: IFLA Urges MEPs to Support Libraries in Copyright Reform

Next Wednesday, all of the European Parliament’s 751 Members will have the opportunity to amend the draft Directive on copyright. In doing so, they will send a message to Europe’s citizens, teachers, creators and researchers. IFLA is urging them to make it a positive one.

7 Septiembre 2018 | CLM and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, Europe

Dutch library named the world’s best new public library in 2018

Winners and nominees Congratulations to School 7 (KopGroep Libraries) in the Dutch city of Den Helder, winner of 2018 IFLA/Sytematic Public Library of the Year Award

5 Septiembre 2018 | Public Libraries | Public Libraries, Awards, Netherlands