From open science to sustainable development: libraries as essential infrastructures

As part of the UN Science, Technology and Innovation Forum, IFLA was proud to host a side-event focused on how libraries help make open science work in ways that maximise its contribution to development. At the heart of this is the need to apply principles of sustainable development - leaving no-one behind, taking a holistic appraoch - to open science itself.

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  • 05 May 2023

Accelerating recovery and development through open science: building an agenda for a global information infrastructure

Join us for a side-event to the UN Science, Technology and Innovation Forum on 3 May at 8:30am New York time (see what time this is for you), focusing on how libraries are helping ensure that Open Science is delivering on its potential to deliver sustainable development.

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  • 20 April 2023

The Challenge of the Climate Crisis – Transcript of the Keynote Speech from Irish former President Mary Robinson

During the Opening Ceremony of the World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) 2022, Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland, Chair of The Elders and Adjunct Professor of Climate Justice, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, delivered a stirring keynote address on the Challenge of the Climate Crisis.

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  • 19 August 2022

WLIC 2022 Dublin is almost upon us!

With registration opening in March, we already have more than 1000 registrants for WLIC 2022 Dublin. This year’s WLIC is rich with diverse sessions on a wide range of topics, from copyright to awards, to trends in the profession and standards, with workshops on a myriad of skill-building topics.

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  • 21 April 2022