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In Uncertain Times, We Need Each Other More than Ever: The IFLA Strategy and COVID-19

At the moment that the IFLA Strategy was launched at the World Library and Information Congress in Athens, Greece almost no-one could have imagined the world we live in today. In this piece, IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner explains why the Strategy is nonetheless as relevant as ever.

2 July 2020 | General IFLA news | IFLA Strategy

Culture2030Goal Coalition Members Welcome UN General Assembly President’s Endorsement of Statement on Culture and COVID-19

IFLA, alongside other members of the Culture 2030 Goal Coalition, has strongly welcomed the endorsement offered by the President of the 74th United Nations General Assembly for the statement on culture and COVID-19.

1 July 2020 | Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | Cultural heritage, Development, COVID-19

IFLA submits comments on EU Digital Services Act roadmaps

IFLA has responded to two draft roadmaps published by the European Commission as part of its Digital Service Act consultations.

1 July 2020 | CLM | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Freedom of expression, Freedom of information, Europe, Digital Service Act, DSA, DSM, EU-DSM; European Copyright Directive

A Damaging Delay: Libraries and Users in South Africa Forced to Wait Longer for Overdue Reforms

Following years of advocacy in favour of long-overdue copyright reforms, libraries in South Africa will need to wait a while longer for change. Following pressure from foreign governments, the Parliament will now have to reconsider the Copyright Amendment Bill.

29 June 2020 | CLM and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations, South Africa

International Online Meeting: “Familiarisation with the activities of the PAC Centres in Kazakhstan and Russia”

The IFLA Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centres in Kazakhstan and Russia hosted an online event to exchange experience and share updates on their activities.

29 June 2020 | PAC | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Conservation, Cultural heritage, Networking, Preservation, Rare books and manuscripts

Media Literacy Training for Libraries: Tips and Takeaway Messages

This week, as part of the ongoing EU Media Literacy project in which IFLA is a partner, several European libraries followed an online course on hosting dedicated events that can help their communities become savvier digital citizens.

26 June 2020 | Information Society | Access to information, Digital inclusion, Information literacy

June 2020 newsletter now available online

Our June 2020 newsletter focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on libraries that work with multicultural communities.

26 June 2020 | MCULTP

IFLA IT section 2020 events update

Because of global health situation, IT Section events related to IFLA WLIC 2020 had to be either postponed or changed.

26 June 2020 | Information Technology | Information Technology, Conferences, Information technology, Meetings