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From Buenos Aires to New York: Spreading the Message of Support for Libraries

In its second event at the High Level Political Forum, IFLA, with the kind support of the Argentine Mission to the United Nations, held a discussion about how to extend the success of the Buenos Aires Declaration to more countries, and around the world.

19 Julio 2019 | LDP and Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, United States, HLPF 2019, sustainable development goals

Now available: summary of UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel Report on Digital Cooperation

The UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation report "The Age of Digital Interdependence" outlines key issues and offers recommendations for building an inclusive digital future. Several messages and recommendations the report puts forward are directly relevant for libraries.

17 Julio 2019 | FAIFE and Information Society | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Digital inclusion, Internet governance

Simplify, Unify, Diversify: an Interview with Jessica Want, New York Public Library

Alongside growing concern in the United States and Canada about the conditions imposed on libraries looking to lend eBooks, there are also efforts to reduce dependency on third party distributors by building 'library-controlled' platforms. We interviewed Jessica Want, Director, Digital Products at New York Public Library to find out about one major initiative - Library Simplified. One such effort is Library Simplified, a collaboration between New York Public Library, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), and Lyrasis.

16 Julio 2019 | CLM and eLending | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, United States, elending, eLending for Libraries, Ebooks

Progress on Exceptions and Limitations to Copyright in Latin America and the Caribbean

The third and final WIPO regional seminar on exceptions and limitations took place in Santo Domingo on 4-5 July. It looked into the copyright rules that define whether libraries, archives, museums, and education and research institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean can do their jobs. IFLA was there to promote the need for international action.

15 Julio 2019 | CLM and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Dominican Republic -, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, WIPO

Informed, Empowered, Equal: IFLA to Underline Libraries’ Contribution to Better Societies at UN HLPF 2019

The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals provide a global roadmap towards lasting and equitable growth. The annual High-Level Political Forum is the opportunity to measure progress, and share ideas for achieving them. IFLA is there, underlining what libraries can do.

10 Julio 2019 | Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, United States, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, DA2I, IAP, United Nations, HLPF

Now available: IFLA Annual Report 2018

Read all about what IFLA achieved in 2018!

8 Julio 2019 | General IFLA news | IFLA Annual Report, Publications, IFLA

In early July Philip Calvert will be retiring from his position at the School of Information Management at Victoria University of Wellington.

In early July Philip Calvert will be retiring from his position at the School of Information Management at Victoria University of Wellington. I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the significant contribution he has made to library and information studies education in New Zealand.

3 Julio 2019 | Asia and Oceania

IFLA Metropolitan Libraries Short Film Award 2019. The winner is...

On May 10, the participants of the Conference watched a selection of videos submitted to the contest A Corto di Libri and voted for the following one as winner of the 2019 IFLA Metropolitan Short Film Award

28 Junio 2019 | Metropolitan Libraries | Metropolitan Libraries, Awards