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Valparaíso Declaration signed

The Valparaíso Declaration affirming cooperation among parliamentary libraries of Latin America and the Caribbean was signed at the IFLA Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Section meeting on 15 March 2017.

28 March 2017 | General IFLA news

IFLA Governing Board Elections 2017-2019

Ballot papers, including supporting information, have been dispatched to all voting Members of IFLA on 23 March 2017.

28 March 2017 | General IFLA news

GENLOC Call for Papers Wroclaw - Deadline Extended

We wish to inform that 1 April is the new deadline for submitting proposals for the session in Wroclaw.

27 March 2017 | Genealogy and Local History

Unanimous Support for Access for the Print Disabled: European Parliament Committee Votes on Marrakesh Treaty Ratification

The European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee sent out a strong signal to the European Union’s Member States last week by voting unanimously for laws which will ensure that people with print disabilities, and those that support them, are not faced with needless and harmful barriers to access to knowledge and culture.

26 March 2017 | CLM and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Europe, Marrakesh Treaty

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