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UNESCO Agrees Open Science Recommendation – Implications for Libraries

During its General Conference, held on 9-24 November, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) agreed a new Recommendation on Open Science. IFLA has welcomed this work, and encourages librarians, libraries and associations to draw on this in their own practice and advocacy. Read More

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  • 28 November 2021

ARL Webinar on Disaster in Libraries: Speakers’ Bio (October 2021)

The Speakers at the Webinar held in October presented in this sequence: Fire: Ujala Satgoor (Executive Director, Libraries at University of Cape Town) 2. Fire: Marília Bonas, Technical Director of the Museum of the Portuguese Language, IDBR Brazil. 3. Rainstorm: Dr Okanlawon Adediji, Former University Librarian, Alex Ekwueme… Read More

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  • 12 November 2021

What is the future of archives and libraries? Part II, Academic Libraries

The Leaders’ Conversations series is a global digital platform for library and archives leaders to share insights and developments of the field. We are back this year with the theme Visualising Our Future: Masterplans of Libraries and Archives, which is particularly poignant to the library and archives world as we face multiple challenges these two years.  This webinar focuses on academic libraries. Read More

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  • 11 November 2021

Fall 2021 Webinar Series for LIS Students

IFLA Division C is hosting a Fall webinar series for LIS students. These webinars aim to create a place for students to share their projects, research, and ideas about different topics related to libraries. October’s theme was “International Engagement and Collaboration – Getting Started”. Read More

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  • 03 November 2021

Webinar – Library RDM Services: where are we now?

There is no doubt that data is an imperative in conducting research towards the creation of new knowledge and science. Therefore, good research data management practices forms part of the research process ensuring validity and reliability of research data. As we know, it is a requirement by many publishers and funders these days to share the research data. Since academic libraries play a vital role in supporting the pillars of their parent universities, the uptake of research data management services in response to supporting research trends has emerged. Read More

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  • 22 July 2021
  • By: François-Xavier Boffy

Hot Topics in Academic and Research Libraries

From Gutenberg to Google, libraries have constantly evolved to advance and respond to society’s needs. Yet, their fundamental purpose has remained the same: to provide access to trustworthy, authoritative knowledge. As such, libraries serve as sanctuaries for learning, as windows to the world, as agents for change, and as the… Read More

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  • 27 August 2020