The World Intellectual Property Organisation's Copyright Committee discusses copyright limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives. IFLA advocates for an international legal instrument that would bring the international copyright framework for libraries into the digital age.
inviting bids from IFLA Members to host the 13th IFLA Interlending and Document Supply (ILDS) Conference to be held in September or October 2013
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Are you involved in an interesting project or in an area of work that you would like to discuss with or show to other congress attendees? Why not present your work in the IFLA Poster Session?
After general announcements for IFLA-supported conference participation grants for San Juan were made in spring 2011, we received over 250 applications from all over the world.
Report on the Symposium "Reading is a link between generations: Toward a more interdependent society", Tunisia, 21-23 September13 October 2011
A short report on the recent successful symposium...
Following the endorsement of IFLA's statement on open access by the Governing Board, April 18th 2011—and the subsequent approval from the Governing Board during the WLIC in Puerto Rico August 2011 of a number of key initiatives—IFLA's Open Access Taskforce has been established.
I hope that you have all returned safely home after our recent World Library and Information Congress held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Some of you may have encountered Hurricane Irene in your travels (and I am grateful that the world’s meteorological society named it Irene and not Ingrid). I have always said that every IFLA conference is memorable in some way!
During the Closing Session in San Juan, Puerto Rico on 18 August, IFLA President Ellen Tise officially announced the host location for the 2013 World Library and Information Congress
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We are very happy to introduce to you two new officers who recently joined HQ in The Hague, the Netherlands.
A major focus for IFLA in 2010 was the integration of our many activities into longer term 2010–2015 strategic planning.
During the Closing Session on 18 August, IFLA President Ellen Tise and IFLA Professional Committee Chair Patrice Landry conferred a number of important honours & awards.
A great deal of news and media was created during the World Library and Information Congress...be sure to check the 2011 IFLA Express website to catch up on what took place!
A short introductory brochure is now available...
On 2 August the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, designated Reykjavik (Iceland) as 'City of Literature'
The recipients of the Academic and Research Libraries 2011 Essay Contest have been announced.