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CPDWL Annual Report 2019-2020 and Action Plan 2020-2021

The CPDWL Annual Report 2019-2020 and Action Plan 2020-2021 Available Now!

7 Octobre 2020 | CPDWL | Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning, Publications

Understanding Library Tech Needs and Readiness: a new IFLA Briefing

Information technology continues to have a fundamental impact on the library sector; and libraries’, library users’ and policy-makers’ expectations of library services are evolving alongside technological developments and changing community needs. To make sure libraries are able to deliver on these tasks, suitable and fit-for-purpose library ICT infrastructure equipment and skills are crucial. The new IFLA briefing offers an overview of common recurring themes in relevant literature and key considerations for assessing library ‘tech readiness’.

7 Octobre 2020 | Information Society | Access to information, Internet access, Library services

IFLA Library Reference Model translated into Portuguese

It's the sixth LRM complete translation

7 Octobre 2020 | Cataloguing and BCM Review Group

Brazilian libraries: places of affective listening

In this article, we explore FEBAB’s ways of commitment to supporting the achievement of the IFLA Strategy.

6 Octobre 2020 | General IFLA news | Brazil, IFLA Strategy, IFLAFromHome

IFLA responds to the International Science Council Survey on Science and Global Sustainability

The International Science Council (ISC) is working together with science funders to bring together insights and ideas from the scientific community to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN's 2030 Agenda.

6 Octobre 2020 | CLM | Access to information, Access to knowledge, Capacity building, Cooperation, Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations, Open access, Policy, Sustainability, Open science

Access to Information for African Development: 10 Principles for the African Continental Free Trade Area

The negotiation of the Intellectual Property Protocol of the African Continental Free Trade Area offers an opportunity to shape laws across the continent to support education, research and development. IFLA and AfLIA have set out ten principles for negotiators to bear in mind to make this happen.

1 Octobre 2020 | CLM and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | Access to knowledge, Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations, Africa, AfCFTA, trade agreements

Libraries and Children’s Right to Privacy: IFLA Submits Comments to OHCHR Call for Inputs

Libraries have a traditional and longstanding commitment to defending the privacy of their users. As institutions that come into contact with children and teens’ data in the course of their everyday work, libraries have developed good practices on how to keep this data private and confidential – and to help their young audiences develop the skills to stay safe and maintain their privacy online.

1 Octobre 2020 | FAIFE | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Freedom of expression, Human rights, Privacy in libraries

IFLA responds to the Orphan Works Survey

In 2012, the European Union agreed a Directive on Orphan Works (OWD) (e.g. works for which institutions have not identify or located the rightsholder, preventing them from asking for an agreement to use works), to improve legal certainty across the EU in digitising and disseminating these materials.

29 Septembre 2020 | CLM | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Copyright, Cultural heritage