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Agenda for the 2020 IFLA General Assembly

The 2020 IFLA General Assembly will be held Thursday 5 November in the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5, in The Hague, The Netherlands.

20 October 2020 | General IFLA news | General assembly

Front Page News

News related to the IFLA Professional Units can be found on the front page of the IFLA website, or in the IFLA From Home postings. Please check back for a streamlined news delivery system on the new IFLA website.

19 October 2020 | Officers Corner

IFLA celebrates World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day

In this article, IFLA celebrates World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day and illustrates the work of IFLA’s Health and Biosciences Libraries Section (HBS) and its sponsored Special Interest Group: Evidence for Global and Disaster Health (E4GDH) in supporting the achievement of the IFLA Strategy.

19 October 2020 | General IFLA news | Health and Biosciences Libraries, IFLA Strategy, IFLAFromHome

Press Release: Every Community Connected - A Call to Action

A coalition of organisations representing libraries and technologists has called on governments and decision-makers to ensure that every community is connected, and, through libraries, has access to the content and skills needed to enjoy the benefits that the internet can bring.

16 October 2020 | FAIFE and Information Society | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Digital inclusion, Internet access

Every Community Connected: A Call to Action, a Pledge to Engage

IFLA is proud to sign up to two documents addressing a key issue of our time – the digital divide. The first calls on governments to act to support investment in wider connectivity and the libraries that help users make the most of it. The second represents a pledge to do all in our power to promote digital inclusion, and is open to wider signatures.

16 October 2020 | FAIFE and Information Society | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Digital inclusion, Internet access, Digital divide

New Names of Persons file available: "Chinese names"

The file deals with the structure of personal names from mainland China, and Hong Kong and Macau special administrative regions

16 October 2020 | Cataloguing

”Conservation and Restoration of Manuscript and Printed Heritage” International Roundtable Discussion

Researchers and heads of libraries from Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan joined PAC Centres Russia and Kazakhstan for an online international roundtable discussion.

12 October 2020 | PAC | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Conservation, Cultural heritage, Preservation

SET is now on Facebook

SET now has a presence on Facebook. Join us on this social media platform.

9 October 2020 | SET