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IFLA Leads Open Letter on Intellectual Property and COVID-19

Faced with the urgent need to combat the COVID-19 Pandemic and its consequences, it is vital to ensure that intellectual property laws and practices do not become a blockage. IFLA, working with its partners, has led in drafting an open letter - already signed by over 140 organisations and individuals - to the Director General of WIPO to underline this point and call for action.

3 April 2020 | CLM and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Copyright, WIPO

Now available: Community Networks – A Briefing for Libraries

Ensuring equitable access to information and knowledge lies at the heart of the library mission. As part of this goal, many libraries offer public internet access and workstations. And yet, there are still areas where many people do not have an opportunity to get online. Community networks - local community-led initiatives to build and maintain a telecommunications infrastructure – are emerging as an alternative model to help connect the unconnected. How do such Community Network projects relate to libraries’ mission, what can libraries do to support these initiatives?

2 April 2020 | FAIFE and Information Society | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Internet access

IFLAPARL 36th Satellite Conference Cancelled

By agreement between the IFLAPARL Standing Committee and the Houses of Oireachtas Service, the IFLAPARL 2020 Satellite Conference has been cancelled.

1 April 2020 | Library and Research Services for Parliaments | Library and Research Services for Parliaments

Hard Choices: Libraries Face Major Challenges in Meeting Reader eLending Demand

New research from Australia has explored how the way eBooks are offered to libraries affect their decisions over what to offer borrowers.

1 April 2020 | CLM and eLending | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, eBooks, Australia, eLending for Libraries

Now Available: IFLA Asia and Oceania Regional Quarterly News - January 2020 Issue

We present to you the January 2020 issue of our IFLA Asia and Oceania Regional Quarterly Newsletter.

31 March 2020 | Asia and Oceania

New SET Bulletin Jan. 2020

All New! SET Bulletin Jan. 2020 covers all the Athens SET activities from Aug. 2019

28 March 2020 | SET | Education and Training, Conferences, bulletin