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European Year of Cultural Heritage - Briefing for Libraries

2018 has been declared the European Year of Cultural Heritage. While libraries are active in preserving our heritage every day of every year, this is a valuable opportunity to raise awareness of the unique contribution our institutions are making. This brief offers some ideas of how to get involved.

8 February 2018 | PAC and Cultural Heritage | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Cultural heritage, Digital preservation, Preservation, Europe

IAP Project Report: Brazil 2017

International Advocacy Programme (IAP) project in Brazil IFLA supported an International Advocacy Programme (IAP) project in Brazil in 2017. After the project finished, we interviewed the Project Team and asked them a few key questions about their project. This is their amazing story!

8 February 2018 | LDP | LDP (Library Development Programme), Advocacy, Development, Brazil, International Advocacy Programme, IAP

E4GDH Satellite Meeting Call for Papers

We invite anyone with an interest or experience related to this theme to submit abstracts, and later full papers, particularly those which provide transferable examples of current practice, or which outline the developments needed to build skills, partnerships and resilience.

8 February 2018 | Evidence for Global and Disaster Health | Evidence for Global and Disaster Health, Malaysia, IFLA WLIC 2018, Disaster preparedness, Risk reduction

Stay Safe Online? Go to your Library! IFLA Celebrates Safer Internet Day 2018

Libraries guarantees people access to knowledge through literacy, innovation and creativity. Through the work of libraries, users young and old are empowered to discover, better their lives and stay safe online. They guarantee a strong and democratic society and they enable an open and informed citizenry.

6 February 2018 | FAIFE and Information Society | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Children, Internet access, Young adults

IFLA survey on preservation standards, guidelines, and best practices

To identify and develop standards, guidelines and best practices for the collection and preservation of content in its diverse form (as stated in the IFLA Key Initiative 3.2.1), it was decided to conduct an extensive survey in the library sector to establish currently used standards, guidelines and best practices for material in any format.

5 February 2018 | Cultural Heritage

Libraries, Media and Information Literacy Only Sustainable Response to Fake News

Faced with growing concerns over fake news, the European Union launched a consultation on fake news, and how to fight it in November 2017. IFLA has responded, underlining that the only sustainable response is a literate, critical population. Libraries are essential in delivering this, and should be supported to do so.

2 February 2018 | FAIFE and Information Society | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to knowledge, Information literacy, Europe, Media and Information Literacy (MIL)