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Language representation: an example from Switzerland

14 March 2024

    Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is a strategic focus area of the IFLA Acquisition and Collection Development (ACD) Section, whose standing committee has a diverse membership. One initiative in the ACD work plan this year is to explore the global landscape of DEI in acquisition and collection development, to prepare for the coming changes in this area. We explore a Swiss example of DEI to demonstrate its application to acquisition and collection development practices.

    ACD activities at WLIC 2023

    25 July 2023

      It has been a joy to serve two years as IFLA Officers of Acquisition and Collection Development (ACD) Section. We have been thrilled to develop friendships with a diverse group of IFLA professionals, share what we have learned, and witness career advancements within our Division and Section. We are excited to meet all standing committee members and observers in the business meeting on Sunday 20 August.

      Evolving acquisition and collection development

      19 April 2023

        This year, IFLA's Acquisition and Collection Development (ACD) Section continues its work to support acquisitions and collection development processes for libraries across the globe. Following last year’s focus on incorporating open access content into library collections, we shift our attention to Open Educational Resources (OER) collection development practices.

        EXTENDED DEADLINE Call for Papers - 2019 Satellite Meeting now launched: "Building Digital Libraries through International Collaboration"

        5 February 2019

          The Acquisition and Collection Development Section is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at the satellite meeting in New Cairo, Egypt, from August 21-22, 2019. The satellite meeting will focus on building digital libraries within and among countries. It will explore collaboration models that utilize national resources with an international scope.

          Call for paper for 2019 WLIC now launched: “Digital Scholarship and Collection Development: Crossroads and Intersections”

          22 December 2018

            The Acquisition and Collection Development Section is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Athens, Greece, from August 24-30, 2019. This open program is co-sponsored by the IFLA’s Digital Humanities – Digital Scholarship Special Interest Group. At various points of the Digital Scholarship process, libraries are involved in this work in ways that are specific to their parent institution. In particular, library collections have been increasingly supporting the advancement and progressive expansion of Digital Scholarship during the last decade. Digital scholars work in academic departments, institutional centers and labs, or independently. In many cases, their work may be with large corpora of digital texts, digital images, audiovisual materials, raw data sets, geospatial data, born-digital materials and other types of digital content curated by libraries: content that is either already part of existing library collections or that is proactively acquired by libraries for specific digital scholarship projects.