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Call for Submissions for the 2020 IFLA ARL Hot Topics Session, Dublin

You are invited to submit an abstract for a 3-minute briefing on a Hot Topic for the session sponsored annually by the Academic and Research Libraries (ARL) Section at IFLA.

20 January 2020 | Academic and Research Libraries

Bibliography Section documents posted

Action Plan 2019/2020, Annual Report 2018/2019, Minutes from August 2019 are now posted

20 January 2020 | Bibliography

WLIC 2020 Open Session Call for Papers

Theme: Smarter Bibliographies: Connecting and engaging national bibliographies with new platforms

20 January 2020 | Bibliography

IFLA Signs on to Letter Calling for Transparency over Guidelines on Upload Filter Provisions in Europe

IFLA has joined with over 40 civil society organisations across Europe in calling for the sharing of draft guidelines on the implementation of the controversial upload filter provisions in the Copyright Directive.

19 January 2020 | CLM and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Europe, copyright directive, upload filters

IFLA Submission Calls on US to Reject Efforts to Use Trade Measures to Delay Much-Needed Copyright Reforms

Efforts to use trade measures to delay or block long-overdue copyright reforms which will benefit libraries and their users are regrettable. In its comment to a review of South Africa’s enjoyment of preferential trade rules with the United States, IFLA has therefore called for the rejection of a petition seeking to punish the country for taking steps to improve how copyright functions.

19 January 2020 | CLM and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, South Africa, United States of America, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, copyright4libraries

Call for papers - Of what is past, and passing, and to come": art library networks in transition" - Satellite Meeting

The Art Libraries Section of IFLA is looking back on 40 years of international collaboration of art librarians worldwide, and forward over the horizon, asking what is to be done – next?

17 January 2020 | Art Libraries

REMINDER: Call for Nominations: IFLA 2020 Honours and Awards

Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to IFLA or to international librarianship? The Call for Nominations for IFLA's Honours and Awards is out now! Deadline: 28 February 2020

17 January 2020 | General IFLA news | Awards, Nominations

Open Session: Big dreams, real impact: creating a practical approach to the SDGs

The World Library and Information Congress in Dublin this August 2020 will be spectacular! The MLAS open session is titled "Big dreams, real impact: creating a practical approach to the SDGs." We have great expectations of generating many conversations and collaborations. We are looking forward to seeing you all in Dublin!

15 January 2020 | MLAS | Management of Library Associations, Associations, Ireland

#1Lib1Ref 2020 starts today!

Today is the start of the biannual 1Lib1Ref event! From 15th January to 5th February 2020, librarians around the world will contribute to the 5th campaign taking place on Wikipedia. The objectives of this effort are to improve the quality and reliability of articles on the website with librarians and by inviting the public to contribute to Wikipedia by exploiting the sources available in libraries.

15 January 2020 | Information Society | Access to information, Access to knowledge, Wikipedia