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Celebrating IT innovations in libraries

Celebrate with us our 55th anniversary at IFLA's 2018 WLIC on Sunday 26 Aug! (13.45-15.45, Ballroom 1)

9 June 2018 | Information Technology

Transforming the World Together: IFLA President and Secretary General Meet with China’s Librarians

The Library Society of China’s 2018 Conference, held on 31 May – 1 June in Langfang, China, provided a rich opportunity to engage librarians from across the country in building IFLA’s Global Vision. IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón and Secretary General Gerald Leitner attended, speaking and meeting with the thousands of participants.

8 June 2018 | LDP and Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | Access to knowledge, Development, China, IFLA Global Vision, IFLA WLIC

Action for Libraries at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (SCCR/36)

IFLA was in Geneva from 28 May to 1 June to advocate for better exceptions and limitations to copyright for libraries. The occasion was the 36th meeting of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). The very good outcome for libraries would not have been possible without work of many IFLA members who urged their representatives to give a positive turn to the discussions at SCCR. We are happy to say that we achieved the goals we had for the week!

7 June 2018 | CLM and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Advocacy, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives

Inclusive Smart Cities: Not Without Libraries!

The growing role of technology in our daily lives can only be a force for inclusion if we have the tools necessary for everyone to benefit. In an event at the UN Science, Technology and Innovation Forum (UN STI Forum), IFLA President 2015-2017 Donna Scheeder underlined the role of libraries in ensuring no-one in our cities and communities is left behind.

6 June 2018 | FAIFE and Information Society and Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, United States, Digital divide, inclusion

Out Now: June 2018 issue of IFLA Journal

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5 June 2018 | General IFLA news

IFLA Responds to Consultation on Open Educational Resources

UNESCO is preparing a Draft Recommendation on Open Educational Resources (OER), as the next step forwards in its work in the area. Given the strong role of libraries in many countries in promoting such works, as well as the contribution they can make to library objectives, IFLA has submitted written comments.

4 June 2018 | CLM | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, Education, Open Access