IFLA news feed

News from IFLA

Rights at the Library: IFLA Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

70 years ago today, United Nations Member States signed up to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In doing so, they established a set of principles that underpin any sustainable and successful society. In statements released today, IFLA’s Secretary General, Gerald Leitner, and President Glòria Pérez-Salmeron, underlined the work of libraries in ensuring that all can benefit.

10 December 2018 | General IFLA news | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Freedom of expression, Human rights

Work continues at the World Intellectual Property Organization: a week of #Copyright4Libraries

IFLA is just back from another exciting week at the World Intellectual Property Organization, where United Nations Member States discussed how to move forwards on exceptions and limitations to copyright for libraries and other topics

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

Delivering the Promise: IFLA Secretary General Urges Support for Copyright Reforms that Benefit South African Libraries, Users

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner has written a letter to key South African ministers and parliamentarians, urging them to take the final steps necessary to approve a copyright reform that will be good for libraries and good for their users. People with print disabilities will benefit particularly from the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty that the reforms enable.

5 December 2018 | CLM and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to knowledge, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, Education, South Africa

Webinar: Finding the evidence for global and disaster health

Our first E4GDH webinar - a practical session on finding the evidence for global and disaster health - took place on 19 November 2018. The recording is now available.

4 December 2018 | Evidence for Global and Disaster Health

Memories of Wolfgang Dietz and Gerhard Hahn

A new article has been published offering a recollection of Wolfgang Dietz (Bonn Library) and Gerhard Hahn (Bundestag Library) and their contributions to post-war developments in legislative library practice and history.

3 December 2018 | Library and Research Services for Parliaments | Library and Research Services for Parliaments

Call for nominations to the IFLAPARL Standing Committee

Reminder - nominations for the section Standing Committee (for August 2019 – August 2023) must be submitted to IFLA HQ by 3rd January 2019.

3 December 2018 | Library and Research Services for Parliaments | Library and Research Services for Parliaments, Elections

Editor's Note

Hello everyone, Welcome to the third issue of IFLA Asia & Oceania electronic newsletters. In this issue, we feature the exciting happenings at the 2018 WLIC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as well as other events in the Asia & Oceania region.

3 December 2018 | Asia and Oceania