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The European Parliament Votes on Copyright Reform: Giving and Taking Away

In a vote on copyright today, Members of the European Parliament offered welcome support to libraries’ heritage work. However, disappointing decisions elsewhere mean that IFLA, its members and its partners will need to continue working towards a law that empowers libraries to help users share, create and innovate.

13 September 2018 | CLM and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, European Parliament, Copyright reform

Better Laws, Better Practices: IFLA Active for Libraries on Copyright

Following the launch of a guide to implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty and a statement on copyright literacy at the World Library and Information Congress, IFLA has continued to make the case for copyright that works for libraries. In the last two weeks, the focus has been on the operation of collective rights management and the EU’s copyright reforms.

10 September 2018 | CLM and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, WIPO

Getting Started - a new IFLA guide for librarians on implementing the Marrakesh Treaty

Victoria Owen presenting the new guide "Getting Started: Implementing the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities - a practical guide for librarians" was published as part of the LPD session in Kuala Lumpur.

7 September 2018 | LPD

Make the Right Choice, Send the Right Message: IFLA Urges MEPs to Support Libraries in Copyright Reform

Next Wednesday, all of the European Parliament’s 751 Members will have the opportunity to amend the draft Directive on copyright. In doing so, they will send a message to Europe’s citizens, teachers, creators and researchers. IFLA is urging them to make it a positive one.

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

Dutch library named the world’s best new public library in 2018

Winners and nominees Congratulations to School 7 (KopGroep Libraries) in the Dutch city of Den Helder, winner of 2018 IFLA/Sytematic Public Library of the Year Award

5 September 2018 | Public Libraries | Public Libraries, Awards, Netherlands

Job opportunity at IFLA Headquarters: Membership Officer

IFLA is looking for a qualified Membership Officer

4 September 2018 | General IFLA news

Membership Officer

4 September 2018

Presentations from the Satellite Meeting

Advocacy in Action! Success for library advocacy worldwide was organized by Management of Library Associations Section in the National Library of Malaysia 23rd August 2018. Presentations from this session are now available.

3 September 2018 | MLAS

IFLA 2018 Open Session of Asia and Oceania Section

IFLA 2018 Open Session of Asia and Oceania Section in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was held on 28 August 2018 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malawasysia. Room: Plenary Hall. The title is Libraries Transformed to Transform Their Communities. The attendees was around 300.

2 September 2018 | Asia and Oceania