South Africa

What does Open Science mean to you? Meet our new Open Science and Scholarship Advisory Committee

IFLA’s newest advisory committee, Open Science & Scholarship, was endorsed by the Governing Board in 2023. The committee is using its first term to August 2025 to further define IFLA’s contributions to these issues, raise awareness among the Federation, collaborate with other IFLA units and partners to to shape opinion and debate around open access and library values, including intellectual freedom and human rights. Other issues that intersect with open science and scholarship include copyright reform and rights retention, equity and diversity (in all forms), trust and misinformation.

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  • 11 March 2024

Welcome progress, but one key step remains in updating South Africa’s copyright law

Last week, the Parliament of South Africa took the important step of voting through the Copyright Amendment Bill, which promises to do much to support libraries in fulfilling their missions, as well as empowering authors and other creators. One key step remains - for the bill to be signed into law by the President.

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  • 03 March 2024

Join us at the “Bringing Back Patrons to the Library” Session at WLIC-2023!

The IFLA Social Sciences Libraries Section (SocSci) in cooperation with Reference and Information Services Section (RISS) are hosting an ignite talks session “Bringing Back Patrons to the Library: Promoting Community and In-Person Programming in Digital World” at the 2023 IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on Wednesday, 23 August, 11:30 – 12:30, at RTM Stage (Session ID: 151)

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  • 11 July 2023