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Systematic Review Success: IFLA Social Science Libraries' Webinar Program is available

6 May 2024

    The program of the IFLA Social Sciences Libraries’ webinar Systematic Review Success: An Introductory Workshop for Librarians & Information Professionals has been published! What we will discuss: • Systematic Review in the Realm of Social Science • Implementing an Interdisciplinary Systematic Review Service • Conducting Systematic Reviews in a Limited Resourced Country: A Namibian Experience • Large Language Models for Writing Scientific Reviews

    Can Artificial Intelligence lead us to a smarter ILL future or other library services?

    29 April 2024

      Recent technological developments have revolutionized the field of librarianship, as in every other field. Studies show that artificial intelligence can improve many library services such as reference services, document distribution and resource sharing, bookshelves and shelf reading, cataloging, and metadata creation In this webinar will also discuss personalized recommendations for library users based on their research habits and interests and all applications of AI in library complex service areas.  

      Draft IFLA Strategy 2024-2029 - open for comments!

      26 April 2024

        This year, IFLA will finalise its next Strategy. Following five surveys of our members and volunteers, we're now proud to share a first full draft, as approved for sharing by the Governing Board. Now it's over to you - let us know what you think by 11 June!

        Out Now: March 2024 issue of IFLA Journal

        26 April 2024

          The March 2024 issue of IFLA Journal features articles derived from conference papers presented at the BOBCATSSS 2023 conference through an editorial process that strove to mentor early career researchers through the writing and peer review process. The articles cover a wide range of topics related to libraries, information science, and accessibility. Overall, the issue provides valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities facing libraries in the 21st century.

          Information Access: the Internet and AI

          23 April 2024

            Artificial Intelligence (AI) may be about to usher in a golden age of access to knowledge. The power of AI to treat text, audio and images as data and to find patterns in them promises new types of deeper search. Services like recommendation, personalisation of information and translation are improving to make it easier for all to access knowledge. Generative AI’s ability to summarise and synthesise is evolving to make it easier to use and create information. Read more about how the AI SIG supports learning around information access and AI.

            The Internet that We Want

            22 April 2024

              The internet is fundamental to library publishing facilitating the publication, dissemination, discoverability and preservation of scholarly works globally through open access publishing platforms and institutional repositories, and serves as a catalyst for community building and professional networking within the Library Publishing Community, exemplified by initiatives like the Global Library Publishing Map produced by the IFLA SIG. The internet we want will further empower library publishers to expand their reach, enhance discoverability, uphold the values of global knowledge dissemination, and will build on universal access initiatives.

              The stuff the Internet is made from: conceptual models  

              22 April 2024

                How can information on the internet be categorized, related and interpreted? We’ve all had experiences searching and getting results that are not what we were thinking, such as searching for feline jaguars and getting motor vehicles or a sports team. If only we could get across what kind of thing we’re looking for, this noise could be reduced.  Read more about how the IFLA LRM (Library Reference Model) and the jointly-developed LRMoo (Library Reference Model Object Identifier) make for successful searching.