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Steps towards Stronger Libraries in the MENA Region

Participants at the IFLA MENA Workshop With its new Strategy, IFLA not only has a new guiding star for the work of our professional units and headquarters team, but also a reference point for the field as a whole. With the workshop on strategies for stronger libraries in Alexandria, Egypt, IFLA brought new possibilities for alignment and synergies to the Middle East and North Africa region.

14 November 2019 | General IFLA news | Egypt, Global Vision, IFLA Strategy, MENA

UN Report on Public Spaces and Human Rights Highlights Place of Libraries

As public spaces, open to all members of the community, libraries enable people to exercise and enjoy their human rights. A new report from the UN Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights highlights this role, and the conditions for it to be realised. It provides a useful advocacy tool for libraries.

13 November 2019 | Information Society and Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | Public Libraries, Library as place, Minorities, Public Libraries, public library manifesto

Update from Section Chair

Management & Marketing Standing Committee Chair Anya Feltreuter provides an update on the work of the section.

13 November 2019 | Management and Marketing

IFLA Joins the Discussion on Preserving and Providing Access to Digital Heritage

IFLA Representatives with Kwibae Kim, chair of Memory of the World Committee for the Asia-Pacific Representatives from IFLA were invited to participate in the 2nd Inter-regional Conference for the Memory of the World, held in the Republic of Korea from 5-8 November 2019.

12 November 2019 | Cultural Heritage | Advocacy, Archives, Audiovisual and multimedia, Conservation, Cultural heritage, Digital preservation, Meetings, Networking, Preservation, Korea, Republic of

Key Issues for Libraries at the UNESCO General Conference 2019

A delegation from IFLA will attend the 40th Session of the UNESCO General Conference, held 12-27 November 2019 in Paris, France. Here is an overview of key issues being discussed.

11 November 2019 | Cultural Heritage | Access to information, Advocacy, Conferences, Cultural heritage, Education, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Networking

European Copyright Directive Implementation Advances: How Can You Get Involved?

In June 2019, the European Union’s new Copyright Directive entered into force. Member States must implement this Directive into their national laws by 7 June 2021. In many, the process is underway - libraries should be involved!

6 November 2019 | CLM and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, Europe

Danish research libraries on the move: a new strategy

Check out our latest blog post on trends in academic and research libraries

5 November 2019 | Academic and Research Libraries