2022 brought many challenges for Human Rights and Freedom of Expression. The reports of several NGOs and international organizations offer a global picture of threats to free expression.
IFLA's Information Technology (IT) Section and IFLA's newest Special Interest Group, the Artificial Intelligence SIG review the latest innovations in libraries. From building design to big data, single sign-on to virtual reality, read IT and AI SIG's overview of the top current innovations along with what is to come.
The IFLA Governing Board is pleased to announce the opening of the search for a new Secretary General. The internationally experienced, executive search company Society has been engaged to assist with this process.
The Cataloguing Section’s Names of Persons project webpage has a new file from Malaysia. This file updates the existing 1996 file, capturing all the country’s rich language landscape.
The IFLA Building Strong Library and Information Science Education Working Group (BSLISE) announces the webinar “Library and Information Science Student Voices: Global Peer-to-Peer Dialogue”. Its aim is to connect library and information science (LIS) students all over the world to communicate and discuss the present and future of the LIS field.
Sustainable development represents one of the broadest areas of IFLA’s advocacy engagement, covering both specific work around the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and underlying work to build – and demonstrate – libraries’ ability to contribute to a whole range of policy goals.
The December 2022 issue of the IFLAPARL Newsletter is now available.
The yearly Academic and Research Libraries (ARL) Section and Ex Libris and SAGE sponsored call for nominations for travel grant remains open until 6 March 2023.
Today, IFLA opens the nominations process for over 800 positions on its many committees. There are six weeks for candidates to come forward, and for Members and Affiliates to submit nominations for the varied positions available.
The IFLA Information Technology Section and IFLA Artificial Intelligence Special Interest Group are pleased to invite registration and attendance at our mid-term conference hosted by National Library of Singapore: AI in Focus: Artificial Intelligence and Libraries – 2nd/3rd March 2023.
IFLA’s PAC Centres are hubs of knowledge for documentary heritage preservation and access – hosted in major institutions around the world. PAC Centres take initiative to identify and raise awareness of preservation and conservation issues within the library field. Read on to find out more!
Global discourse on culture and cultural heritage in 2022 can be characterised by greater recognition of the powerful potential of culture to help solve great challenges, as well as calls for action to ensure its protection in the face of natural and human-caused disaster.
Where Do We Meet? Perspectives from Software Developers and Subject Specialists on Creating Machine Learning Projects - Webinar presentations are published!6 January 2023
The IFLA Subject Analysis and Access Section’s Working Group on Automated Indexing organized the webinar titled "Where Do We Meet? Perspectives from Software Developers and Subject Specialists on Creating Machine Learning Projects" on November 9, 2022. Presentation slides are now available.
Dear colleagues, As 2022 came to an end and the New Year starts, I wanted to write to thank all of you involved in making IFLA what it is. As a Federation, it is in our name that we are a wide community. IFLA is about bringing people together, providing a common space and a platform for doing more together than we could ever do apart.
On December 1st 2022, the AI SIG ran an online workshop as part of the AI4LAM 2022 virtual event. The topic was "Applying AI in the Smaller Research Library". Read on for highlights...
2 January is Public Domain Day in 2023, celebrating the works that now belong to the ages (and you!). Public domain works may be copied from, remixed, incorporated into other works and generally utilized for free, without payment to rightsholders.
We in the IFLA Artificial Intelligence SIG feel AI is something every professional is curious about. Therefore we have selected 23 resources for getting up to speed on Artificial Intelligence in 2023.
The ISBD Review Group is wishing IFLA fellows and the whole library community happy holidays and a wonderful and successful new year! On this occasion, we are delighted to share with you the highlights of another special year for ISBD.
In the last days of 2022, SOCRS is happy to announce that the special issue of Serials Review journal on metrics is available.
IFLA’s Rules of Procedure complement our Statutes, providing further detail about how our Federation works. In advance of the upcoming elections period, the Governing Board has approved a number of changes designed to offer clarity, consistency and enhancements.