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Coming next week: WIPO General Assembly

The WIPO General Assembly will take place on 21st to 29th September 2020. IFLA will participate in order to make the case for libraries.

18 September 2020 | CLM | Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations, WIPO GA

IFLA ARL Hot Topics 2020

Recording and Slides now available

18 September 2020 | Academic and Research Libraries

GIOPS 2020 Virtual Business Meeting, September 22

Please join us for the GIOPS Annual Business Meeting September 22, 2020 11am PST, 1pm EST, 5pm GMT Connection details coming soon!

18 September 2020 | GIOPS

Users’ Rights Cannot be Collateral Damage: IFLA Submits Comments on European Commission Guidance on Upload Filter Provisions of Copyright Directive

IFLA has submitted a response to a consultation by the European Commission on guidance to Member States on how to implement the controversial new provisions on internet platforms introduced by the 2019 Copyright Directive. In the face of efforts by rightholder organisations to wish away the protections offered for user rights – including the enjoyment of exceptions and limitations to copyright – IFLA has joined other groups working to safeguard these guarantees as part of a balanced overall regime.

16 September 2020 | CLM | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations, Freedom of expression, Freedom of information, Human rights, Europe, EU-DSM; European Copyright Directive

No matter your age: New Professionals - an open global network eager to meet you

Perfectly aligned with the IFLA’s Strategy Key Initiative 3.2, the IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG) is proving its significance every single day!

16 September 2020 | General IFLA news | New Professionals, IFLA Strategy, #IFLAFromHome, IFLA NPSIG

Five ways to show how libraries support the SDGs

A week today, SDG Action Week begins with an ‘SDG Moment’ at the United Nations General Assembly. Leaders of countries around the world will underline their commitment to delivery and set out their plans. But libraries are already acting. In this article, we we set out five ways in which you can ensure this is recognised.

11 September 2020 | Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, sustainable development goals

Webinar: “Las bibliotecas latinoamericanas en tiempo de pandemia”

La pandemia del virus SARS-CoV-2 responsable del COVID-19, manifiesta el desarrollo e implementación de múltiples acciones informativas, en las que las actividades bibliotecarias se encuentran en el foco de atención global.

9 September 2020 | LAC

IFLA Submits Views on Digital Services Act

The European Commission has launched its long-awaited consultation on the Digital Services Act (DSA) which will develop new rules for internet platforms. These rules will potentially set new standards for government regulation online and, therefore, have a global impact on all digital stakeholders, including the library field.

8 September 2020 | CLM and FAIFE | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Europe