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Securing the Past, Shaping the Future: IFLA President Visits Moscow

IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón speaking at a round table in Moscow Libraries today are faced with trends that can both pose a threat and promise an opportunity. Globalisation and digitisation are unstoppable and are being felt around the world. Yet this shared situation underlines the value for libraries of working together to achieve our vision. This message came out clearly from a seminar held on 20 April in Moscow, with the participation of IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón.

26 April 2018 | LDP and Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | LDP (Library Development Programme), Preservation, Russian Federation, Sustainable Development Agenda

Pour la Journée Mondiale de la Propriété Intellectuelle 2018, découvrez l'OMPI!

L’IFLA fête la Journée Mondiale de la Propriété Intellectuelle avec la publication du guide « Découvrir l’OMPI »

25 April 2018 | CLM | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives

Para el Día Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual 2018, ¡descubra la OMPI!

La IFLA celebra el Día Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual 2018 con la publicació de la guía "Descubrir la OMPI"

25 April 2018 | CLM | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives

The European Knowledge Community Mobilises for Access to Knowledge

Those who produce, preserve and share information are mobilizing through the Vox Scientia campaign. This initiative aims at raising awareness of the potential consequences of the text in its current form, and facilitates ways to take action and advocate for a better reform.

24 April 2018 | CLM | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, Europe

Celebrating books, and the libraries that champion them: Athens becomes World Book Capital

Athens takes up the role of UNESCO World Book Capital 2018.

23 April 2018 | General IFLA news | IFLA, UNESCO World Book Capital, Athens

IFLA Welcomes Steps Toward Better Rules for Cultural Heritage Imports into the European Union

New draft European Union legislation looks to make it more difficult to import stolen or looted cultural goods. IFLA has welcomed these steps, and proposed amendments which will ensure that the new rules work as well for documentary heritage as for other types of heritage.

23 April 2018 | PAC and Cultural Heritage | Preservation and Conservation, Cultural heritage, Europe, Heritage, trafficking

Guardians, Partners, Promotors: Libraries at the Creative Commons Global Summit 2018

Libraries were front and centre at the Creative Commons Global Summit 2018, sharing both their commitment to openness and their skills in making this a reality. IFLA was there, engaging in discussions and promoting work on open access at the UN and other intergovernmental organisations.

23 April 2018 | CLM and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Copyright, Canada