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Call for papers - Artificial Intelligence and Libraries: Transforming Information Access and Discovery

20 October 2023

    The IFLA Information Technology Section and IFLA Artificial Intelligence (AI) Special Interest Group in collaboration with the University of Chile and Library of the National Congress of Chile are pleased to announce the upcoming international symposium on AI and Libraries. The symposium is also held in conjunction with the 10th Congress of University and Specialized Libraries, the region’s leading library conference.

    Libraries delivering on UN goals in Sub-Saharan Africa

    20 October 2023

      Representatives of four different UN agencies met with over fifty librarians from across Sub-Saharan Africa at our mini-conference on how libraries can contribute to delivering the goals of the United Nations, identifying a wealth of opportunities for engagement. This event was made possible thanks to a grant from Stichting IFLA Global Libraries. 

      Out Now: October 2023 issue of IFLA Journal

      20 October 2023

        The latest edition of IFLA Journal is now available and features eight original research articles on topics such as artificial intelligence, bibliotherapy, censorship, and copyright literacy. Also included is a case study on library training in South Africa and a review of emergency remote support and crisis-driven innovations in libraries during pandemic conditions.

        Call for Co-opted members: IFLA Professional Units

        16 October 2023

          The Professional Council of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) invites expressions of interest from those seeking to serve as co-opted members on a Professional Unit Committee (Section or Special Interest Group) for the term 2023-2027.

          From: Elections

          WLIC 2023 Braindate, IFLA Networks, and Accessibility Metadata

          16 October 2023

            What do the three have in common? At WLIC in Rotterdam, during an impromptu meeting facilitated by Braindate, a group of WLIC attendees came together to discuss their shared interest in accessibility metadata. Accessibility metadata is information recorded about the accessibility features and hazards that are important for users with disabilities or special needs. This metadata allows a user to know how accessible a resource is before they borrow, download, or buy a resource. 

            Call for papers: IFLA Journal Special Issue on Research Trends

            16 October 2023

              IFLA Journal and the IFLA Academic and Research Libraries Section are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue focusing on current trends in academic and research libraries. The issue will cover research trends ranging from scholarly communication initiatives to artificial intelligence to research impact and many others. Submission Deadline: 30 December 2023

              From: HQ

              Libraries' Role in Advancing Digital Equity in Africa: Collaborative Efforts at ITU Regional Development Forum for Africa 2023

              14 October 2023

                IFLA was represented at the 2023 International Telecommunications Union Regional Development Forum for Africa, engaging with regulators, businesses, academics and civil society partners to make the case for libraries to be integrated into wider digital inclusion plans, and so realise their potential to become community innovation and co-creation hubs.

                Evolutions in public access - zero draft of the Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries report

                11 October 2023

                  As part of our engagement at the UN Internet Governance Forum, we are happy to release a zero draft of the report of the Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries' report for 2023. 20 years on from the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Plan of Action, which highlighted the role of public access at the global level, it looks at how this has evolved over time.