Artificial intelligence applications are increasingly a part of the library space: in chatbots, embedded in library systems, used for automated indexing and classification, and integral to robots. The IT Section in the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions is sponsoring the formation of a Special Interest Group in AI (AI SIG).
We are soliciting articles and proposals for our planned IFLA TILT (Trends and Issues in Library Technologies for 2022 and 2023) on all areas of library technologies from completed library IT projects to R&D to upcoming trends and future visioning related to library technologies.
IFLA WLIC 2021 online session sponsored by the IT Section is about OER and library IT, don't miss it!
Two events will be hosted by Big Data SIG during WLIC2021: - Better together: Creating solutions to the challenges of data use, reuse, and sharing - Library Carpentries: A 360 Degree Review of Supporting Data Science Skills
There is no doubt that data is an imperative in conducting research towards the creation of new knowledge and science. Therefore, good research data management practices forms part of the research process ensuring validity and reliability of research data. As we know, it is a requirement by many publishers and funders these days to share the research data. Since academic libraries play a vital role in supporting the pillars of their parent universities, the uptake of research data management services in response to supporting research trends has emerged.
IFLA IT Section standing committee is meeting online on Friday March 19th for the 2021 mid-term meeting.
Since the beginning of 21st century IT development have brought new forms of eBooks and complex objects for renewed and enhanced user / reader experience. These innovative cultural objects imply new challenges for preservation and conservation: how can we archive device dependent multimedia, interactive systems, or information flows? Does new data technologies open new possibilities for long-term conservation?
IFLA Information Technology Section - Open webinar series: quarterly online coffee talks with librarians and academics on emerging technologies Webinar #2: "Where do we fit into the 4IR: librarians' perceptions" - Follow-up
Because of global health situation, IT Section events related to IFLA WLIC 2020 had to be either postponed or changed.
CFP IFLA WLIC2020 Open Session, "Better Together: Collaborative Solutions to the Challenges of Data and Libraries"25 February 2020
This is a call for participants for papers for the IFLA Big Data Special Interest Group’s open session to be held in Dublin, Ireland at the IFLA WLIC August 15-21.
This is a call for participants for a joint session at the WLIC 2020 about the Library of the Future – is Open Source really the future, but will it only cost more than we think or are there other risks too?
This is a call for participants for a joint Satellite at the WLIC 2020 in Galway, Ireland about "Artificial Intelligence in Discovery and User Experience".
This is a call for participants for a joint session at the WLIC 2020 about "Enabling open science, open access, and artificial intelligence to advance and support healthcare practice and scientific discovery".
This is a call for participants for a joint session at the World Library and Information Congress 2020 about "Preserving complex digital objects in libraries".
This is a call for participants to register and attend Satellite meetings on 22 & 21 Aug 2019.
Celebrate with us our 55th anniversary at IFLA's 2018 WLIC on Sunday 26 Aug! (13.45-15.45, Ballroom 1)
This is a call for participants to register and attend Satellite meetings on 16 & 17 Aug 2017.
A lot of exciting events are in the works!
IFLA IT Section collaborates in an interesting session on Statistics for Cultural Heritage & scores well in citation analysis24 August 2009
IFLA IT Section collaborates in an interesting session on Statistics for Cultural Heritage & scores well in citation analysis