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Desarrollo Sostenible e Inclusivo a través de las Bibliotecas en América Latina y el Caribe - Convocatoria de comentarios sobre borrador de Declaración

La IFLA invita a la comunidad bibliotecaria de la región de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) a compartir sus comentarios sobre un borrador de declaración sobre bibliotecas, acceso a la información y desarrollo. Este borrador, resultado de la estrecha colaboración entre la IFLA y la Biblioteca Hernán Santa Cruz de la Comisión Económica de las Naciones Unidas para ALC, tiene como objetivo enviar un mensaje fuerte y unificado a los ministros en 2019.

22 Juin 2018 | Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Latin America and the Caribbean, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, DA2I, IAP

Sustainable and Inclusive Development through Libraries in Latin America and the Caribbean – Call for Views on Draft Declaration

IFLA is encouraging the library community across the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region to share their views on a draft declaration on libraries, access to information and development. This, the result of close collaboration between IFLA and the Hernán Santa Cruz Library of the UN Economic Commission for LAC, aims to send a strong, unified message to ministers in 2019.

22 Juin 2018 | Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Latin America and the Caribbean, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, DA2I, IAP

Sunshine and Clouds: The European Parliament Takes Position on the Copyright Directive

Yesterday, the Legal affairs committee at the European Parliament (EP) voted on the copyright Directive. There is welcome confirmation of the value of exceptions to copyright as a guarantee of access to knowledge and use of information across borders. But a sting in the tail remains, with broad scope for obliging educators to pay for licences for all uses of works, and a backwards step on technological protection measures.

21 Juin 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

Syrian experts attend workshop at the PAC Regional Centre for Asia

The PAC Regional Centre for Asia at the National Diet Library (NDL) of Japan is one of the sixteen IFLA PAC Centres that are spread all over the globe. The PAC Centres have a wide range of expertise concerning preservation and conservation as well as safeguarding cultural heritage. The PAC Regional Centre for Asia is specialised in paper conservation and digitization, it was this expertise that was shared with experts from Syria.

20 Juin 2018 | PAC and Cultural Heritage | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Preservation, Japan

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18 Juin 2018 | Literacy and Reading | Literacy and Reading, Literacy

Internet for People: IFLA signs onto joint letter to G20 Presidency

IFLA has added its name to a letter to Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina and host of the G20 – a gathering of the governments of the world’s biggest economies. The letter sets out a number of areas where policy-makers should act to ensure the Internet works, first and foremost, for its users.

17 Juin 2018 | FAIFE and Information Society | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Censorship, Argentina, Internet governance, Freedom of expression, Privacy

On Track or Off the Rails? IFLA publishes an update current status of transposition of the Marrakesh Directive in Europe

On the occasion of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 12-14 June, IFLA wishes to underline the positive progress that is taking place within the European Union towards transposition of Marrakesh Directive. The update shows where things stand (on 14 June) in the internal process of transposition of European law, looking at key aspects

14 Juin 2018 | CLM and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives

IFLA at EuroDIG 2018

The Pan-European dialogue on Internet governance (EuroDIG) is an open platform for informal and inclusive discussions on public policy issues related to Internet Governance (IG). It was held in Tbilisi, Georgia on the 5th and 6th of June 2018. IFLA participated to the event and organized a workshop on Freedom of Expression.

14 Juin 2018 | FAIFE and CLM

Getting to Grips with Information in a Digital Age: IFLA Joins Reflections at UNESCO Conference

The first UNESCO-IFAP conference on ‘Tangible and Intangible Impacts of Information and Communications in the Digital Age’ took place in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia on 3-8 June 2018. The meeting took a long-term perspective on the implications of digital transformation on the way we learn, share and communicate. IFLA offered words of welcome, underlining the contribution libraries could make to such debates.

13 Juin 2018 | FAIFE and Information Society | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Digital inclusion, Information literacy, Russian Federation, UNESCO, Media and Information Literacy