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The IFLA Accessibility Metadata Network

17 May 2024

    A congratulatory welcome to IFLA’s first Network, the IFLA Accessibility Metadata Network, formed by volunteers from across IFLA: The Advisory Committee on Standards, the Cataloguing, Subject Analysis and Access, Bibliography, Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities and Audiovisual and Multimedia Sections.

    Translated IFLA Standards - their impact

    17 May 2024

      Following the recent publication of a series of key IFLA standards by the IFLA Chinese Language Centre, we're happy to share a conversation between the coordinator of the Centre and Victoria Owen, Chair of the IFLA Advisory Committee on Standards, to understand more about the impact of the translation of IFLA materials.  

      2024 Development and Access to Information (DA2I) Report launched

      15 May 2024

        IFLA, working with the Technology and Social Change Group at the University of Washington, and with support from Stichting IFLA Global Libraries (SIGL) today launches the 2024 Development and Access to Information Report. This highlights uneven progress in delivering meaningful access, with advances in connectivity not matched by the spread of rights, equity and skills. In parallel, we need both better adapted laws, and investment in libraries to turn this access into success in delivering on the SDGs.

        Now available: Information Literacy Section Newsletter - Summer 2024

        14 May 2024

          Articles in this issue include: 1) Unlocking Minds: Digital Libraries for Sustainable Literacy; 2) Transforming the AMDI Library, Universiti Sains Malaysia: Embracing Innovation for Enhanced Learning; 3) Library Instruction and Blended Learning at RMIT University Vietnam; 4) Introducing: Information Literacy is a Discipline; 5) Identifying Fraudulent Information Using Artificial Intelligence and Information Literacy; 6) Information Literacy in Boma International Hospitality College; 7) China's New Progress on Improving Digital Literacy and Skills of the Whole People: Keep Adjusting, Keep Moving.

          9th IFLA Green Library Award: ENSULIB Announces the Top Eight Green Libraries and Green Library Projects 2024

          13 May 2024

            With generous sponsorship from De Gruyter Publishing (Boston/Berlin), ENSULIB circulated a Call for Submissions for the IFLA Green Library Award for the ninth year in a row. Any type of green library, or outstanding green library project, initiative or idea was invited to apply for the Award. Libraries with a small budget but a great impact were explicitly invited to participate in the competition.

            In memoriam Nancy Gwinn

            9 May 2024

              The IFLA Management and Marketing (M&M) Section is saddened by news of the recent passing of global library leader, Nancy Gwinn, who served in a number of roles on the committee from 2011 to 2019, including past Chair of M&M.

              MLAS programming for Kazakhstan

              8 May 2024

                The Nazarbayev University Library, in collaboration with IFLA Management of Library Associations and with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Association of Higher Education Libraries of the Republic of Kazakhstan, cordially invites library and information professionals, researchers, and practitioners, as well as students currently pursuing or who have recently graduated from a Library and Information Science program to the 13th Eurasian Academic Libraries Conference.

                Using Innovative Technologies to Reimagine Libraries and Archives Services in the National Library Board, Singapore

                7 May 2024

                  NLB has been working with public and private partners since April 2023 to explore innovative ways of leveraging technologies to engage our patrons in Singapore stories and connect them to our rich history. One such approach is the use of Generative Artificial Intelligence (Gen AI) for new ways that our users can engage with Singapore content and foster stronger connections to our history. These endeavours also contribute to Singapore's approach of using “AI for the Public Good”, where technologies, including AI, can be used as a transformational force for good.