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Recognising libraries as SDG implementation partners in 2021, Part 3: experiences in engaging in the Voluntary National Review process

In the third and final story in our series focusing on reviews of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2021, we hear from libraries in four countries about their experience of engaging in this process.

2 August 2021 | Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | Access to information, Development, SDGs, Voluntary National Reviews

IFLA Africa Section + IFLA Strategy: discussing Fake News, the Infodemic, Digital Fatigue and Meta literacy

In this article, IFLA celebrates the work of the IFLA African Regional Section and their engagement with the IFLA Strategy.

29 July 2021 | General IFLA news | Africa, IFLA Professional Units, IFLA Strategy, IFLAFromHome, WeAreIFLA

Join us at #WLIC2021: How Open Access Affects Serials Assessment

The Serials & Other Continuing Resources Committee (SOCRS) is pleased to invite the IFLA community to our programme during IFLA WLIC 2021: How Open Access Affects Serials Assessment

29 July 2021 | SOCRS | Serials and Other Continuing Resources , Open access, Scholarly communications, Serials, Open access, serials assessment

IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section + IFLA Strategy: organising inclusive events

In this article, IFLA celebrates the work of IFLA’s Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section (IFLA MCULTP) and its engagement with the IFLA Strategy.

23 July 2021 | General IFLA news | Library Services to Multicultural Populations, IFLA Strategy, IFLAFromHome, WeAreIFLA

Big Data Special Interest Group WLIC2021 sessions

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

23 July 2021 | Information Technology | Big data

Webinar - Library RDM Services: where are we now?

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.

22 July 2021 | Information Technology | Information Technology, Data management, Digital repositories, Information technology, Library services, Open source, Research support, RDM, Academic libraries, data librarianship, Data services

PAC Cameroon to host conference linking documentary heritage preservation with peacebuilding, with support from UNESCO’s Participation Programme

IFLA’s Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centre hosted at the International Center for Research and Documentation on African Languages and Traditions (CERDOTOLA) will deliver an international conference on the topic, “Conservation and preservation of documentary heritage in Central Africa: pillars of reconciliation and peacebuilding”.

21 July 2021 | PAC | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Conservation, Cultural heritage, Peace, Preservation, Cameroon

Out Now: June 2021 issue of IFLA Journal

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20 July 2021 | General IFLA news | IFLA Journal