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72 countries are now part of IFLA's International Advocacy Programme (IAP)

Two more IFLA IAP Regional Workshops were held in February and March 2017, bringing together participants from a further 20 countries to join the International Advocacy Programme (IAP). This capacity building initiative was launched by IFLA in the last quarter of 2016 and has now seen six regional workshops organised, with almost 150 participants in total.

24 March 2017 | Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, UN 2030 Agenda; UN SDGs; IAP

Better Laws Need Better Information: Parliamentary Libraries in Latin America to Intensify Cooperation

Parliamentary libraries play an essential role in ensuring that law-makers are best equipped to take the right decisions. The creation of the Network of Parliamentary Libraries for Latin America and the Caribbean will, through exchange of experience and cooperation, provide new tools for this work, further supporting progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

23 March 2017 | ALP | Access to information, Latin America and the Caribbean, Parliamentary Libraries

Support Builds for Libraries in Europe

At the European Parliament in Strasbourg (France) last week, library representatives and Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) discussed the path towards a copyright reform that will empower Europe's over 100M library users.

23 March 2017 | Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Copyright, Europe

Satellite Meeting before WLIC 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: Open Access : Action Required. Aug. 16-18 at the European Solidarity Center, Gdansk, Poland.

21 March 2017 | Serials and Other Continuing Resources

FRSAD in Arabic now available

Translation of Functional Requirements of Subject Authority Data (FRSAD) – A Conceptual Model by Fatema Mamdouh Zakzouk (Cairo University).

21 March 2017 | FRBR Review Group

FRBRoo as IFLA standard

FRBRoo is a conceptual model for bibliographic information in object-oriented formalism. Version 2.4 is now an IFLA standard.

18 March 2017 | Cataloguing and FRBR Review Group

Out Now: March 2017 issue of IFLA Journal

View the complete issue online

16 March 2017 | General IFLA news

Christine Macenzie Elected as IFLA President-elect 2017-2019

Christine Mackenzie has automatically elected to serve as President-elect for the term 2017-2019. She will then serve as the President of IFLA from 2019-2021.

16 March 2017 | Asia and Oceania

Call for Applications to the IFLA Journal Editorial Committee

Deadline: 14 April 2017. IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer-reviewed scholarship on Library and Information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries.

15 March 2017 | General IFLA news