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Guidelines for Setting Up a Digital Unification Project

​IFLA has released its guidelines for setting up a digital unification project. These provide a checklist, and recommendations, for libraries in the planning, delivery, and finalisation of projects to provide digital access to collections across distance and borders. Libraries and archives throughout the world… Read More

  • Publications
  • 22 August 2019

Digital collection of Students’ Picturebooks

Digitization and online tools provide opportunities for school librarians to actively include their users in creating new library collections. One such example is Digital Collection of Students' Picturebooks, a unique library collection created mostly by students – the largest group of school library users. Every year… Read More

  • Page
  • 04 August 2019

Digital Unification: Case Studies

As part of its work, IFLA’s Digital Unification Working Group has collected a range of case studies. Links to these can be found here: Codex Siniaticus Glagolitic Script  Europeana Regia  James Joyce Manuscripts  Korean Rare Books  … Read More

  • Publications
  • 25 July 2019

European Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market: what it is about and why libraries should care

On 17 May 2019, after several years of discussion, the European Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market was published in the official journal of the European Union. It enters into force on 20 June 2019, which marks the beginning of a two-year period for member states to change their laws in order to meet the objectives of the directive. Read More

  • News
  • 18 June 2019
  • By: anonymous

Best Practice for Establishing a Public Lending Right System that Supports Authors and Libraries and Enables Literacy and Learning (Annex to the 2016 IFLA Position on Public Lending Right)

IFLA’s existing statement on Public Lending Right (PLR), updated in 2016, sets out IFLA’s policy position on Public Lending Right. These best practices are without prejudice to the existing IFLA Statement and are an annex to it. As highlighted in the Statement, IFLA does not favor… Read More

  • Publications
  • 29 April 2019

Get Connected: Public Access Policy Toolkit

The Public Access Policy Toolkit looks at the different policy areas where libraries may need to advocate to ensure that all our institutions can provide internet access to their users. With much progress still needed to ensure that all libraries are connected to the internet, IFLA has… Read More

  • Publications
  • 11 April 2019