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And the nominees for the 2019 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Award are...

The jury has now agreed on the four shortlisted libraries for the 2019 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year award. All four will now be considered for selection as the world’s best new public library.

27 Mai 2019 | Public Libraries | Public Libraries, Awards

Vote Library: Final Day of the 2019 European Elections

Today, voters in most European Union Member States will choose who will represent them for the coming five years in the European Parliament. Their choices will have an impact, not least on libraries.

26 Mai 2019 | LDP and Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Europe, European Parliament, Elections

Tracking Progress, Underlining Potential: Launch of the 2019 Development and Access to Information Report

On 23 May, IFLA launched the 2019 edition of the Development and Access to Information report, on the occasion of the President’s Meeting in Buenos Aires.

22 Mai 2019 | General IFLA news | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, IFLA President's Meeting 2019, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, DA2I

Ministers of Culture and Representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean Commit to Libraries as Motors of Change

On 22 May, Ministers of culture and their representatives from 12 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean affirmed their commitment to the UN 2030 Agenda, and to the power of libraries and access to information to achieve it, by signing the Buenos Aires Declaration.

22 Mai 2019 | General IFLA news | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Argentina, Latin America and the Caribbean, IFLA President's Meeting 2019

Executive Guide on Digital Preservation released

UNESCO PERSIST and the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) have collaborated to produce the UNESCO/DPC Executive Guide on Digital Preservation, an online resource for raising awareness of the importance of digital preservation, leading to action to preserve digital assets, including digital documentary heritage, in an institution, organization or government.

21 Mai 2019 | Cultural Heritage | Cultural heritage, UNESCO, PERSIST, Digital preservation, Preservation and Conservation

Preserving and Promoting the Igbo Language in Libraries

2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. IFLA has been celebrating and promoting the year, sharing stories of libraries from all over the world, which are contributing to the safeguarding and promotion of indigenous languages and cultures. The next stop in our trip around the world is in Nigeria.

21 Mai 2019 | Cultural Heritage | Cultural heritage, Indigenous Language, UNESCO, Preservation and Conservation

Results of election of IFLA Governing Board 2019-2021

IFLA GB Elections IFLA has pleasure in announcing the result of the election of the Governing Board 2019-2021...

17 Mai 2019 | General IFLA news | Governing Board, Elections, Election results