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Background Paper on e-Lending (2012)

As part of its work on the 2011-2012 Key Initiatives, the IFLA Governing Board appointed a working group to draft a background paper on digital lending. At its April meeting the IFLA Governing Board endorsed this paper, and we are now pleased to present a version for download. Read More

  • Publications
  • 11 May 2012

IFLA Statement on Orphan Works (2011)

Libraries are dealing with an increasing number of works where the copyright owners cannot be identified and located to consider the library’s request for uses of the work which require the owner’s permission. Such works have been termed “orphan works”.  To maintain the appropriate balance between owners and the… Read More

  • Publications
  • 23 March 2012

IFLA Statement on Legal Deposit (2011)

Legal deposit is critical for the preservation of and access to a nation’s documentary heritage.  Publishers and libraries work together to ensure the worldwide success of legal deposit of content, irrespective of format or technology. Background The UNESCO Guidelines for legal deposit legislation define legal deposit as… Read More

  • Publications
  • 23 March 2012

Guiding Principles for IFLA’s position concerning international treaties relating to Traditional Cultural Expressions (2012)

Background The issue of traditional cultural expressions, folklore and traditional knowledge is being considered within the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC), with a view to the creation of new international instruments in this area. The following… Read More

  • Publications
  • 23 March 2012

Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR): 23rd Session

The 23rd session of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) ended on 2nd December 2011. IFLA welcomes the significant progress made by WIPO Member States towards achieving a global set of copyright limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives. Read More

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  • 05 December 2011

IFLA Open Access Taskforce established

Following the endorsement of IFLA's statement on open access by the Governing Board, April 18th 2011—and the subsequent approval from the Governing Board during the WLIC in Puerto Rico August 2011 of a number of key initiatives—IFLA's Open Access Taskforce has been established. Read More

  • News
  • 11 October 2011
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