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Towards IFLA’s centenary: historical sources and themes

This paper is intended as background for members of IFLA’s Special Interest Group (SIG) for Library History (LibHist), and for others who may be contemplating conducting research on IFLA with a view to the celebration of IFLA’s centenary in 2027. Specifically, the SIG anticipates compiling a commemorative volume of contributed… Read More

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  • 22 July 2022

July 2022 IFLA Professional Council Meeting – WLIC II

IFLA’s Professional Council (PC) is responsible for the guidance of the Professional Structure, as set out in IFLA’s Statutes. The Council supports the work of the Professional Units and their Officers, including publications and guidelines, and the development of toolkits, policy and initiatives. The PC liaises with the Regional Council… Read More

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  • 19 July 2022

July 2022 IFLA Professional Council Meeting – WLIC I

IFLA’s Professional Council (PC) is responsible for the guidance of the Professional Structure, as set out in IFLA’s Statutes. The Council supports the work of the Professional Units and their Officers, including publications and guidelines, and the development of toolkits, policy and initiatives. The PC liaises with the Regional Council… Read More

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  • 19 July 2022

10 years of the IFLA open access statement: a call to action

Full and immediate free access to research outputs and publications ensures that everyone – including researchers, policy makers, citizens, scientists, and the public – has the data, evidence, and knowledge they need to address societal, environmental, and global challenges. IFLA defines open access in its 2011 statement that in turn… Read More

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  • 17 July 2022

WLIC 2022 – IFLA’s Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Division Committee Open Session: Connecting the Heads: bringing together leadership ideas and experiences for attaining SSA RD initiatives

IFLA's Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Division Committee (SSA RDC) will participate at the IFLA World Library & Information Congress (WLIC) 2022 scheduled for Dublin, Ireland. The Open session, an exciting interview of prominent Library and Information Science Heads will share views and ideas on Connecting the Heads: bringing together leadership ideas and experiences for attaining SSA RDC initiatives. Read More

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  • 08 July 2022

IFLA Satellite 2022: Global and Comparative Research Design in Library and Information Sciences, July 30-31, Dublin

The workshop will share the Library Theory and Research and Social Science Libraries Sections’ extensive experience in social science research methods to introduce participants to methods for conducting international and comparative research. It introduces participants to methods and tools to equip them to design, conduct, and critique qualitative and mixed methods research in international and comparative settings. Participants will explore the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of data collection methods and evaluate strategies for research design. Read More

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  • 30 May 2022

UNESCO and IFLA: Celebrating 75 Years of Partnership

On 20-22 May 1947, IFLA’s first council meeting following the end of the Second World War was held in Oslo, Norway. It was here that IFLA signed an agreement to cooperate with the newly formed United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Read More

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  • 19 May 2022

IFLA Information Technology Section + IFLA Strategy: cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, future?

With an eye to disseminating information technology programmes and initiatives in a useful and practical way, IFLA’s Information Technology Section is actively engaging with relevant topics to support the sharing of best practices across IFLA’s membership and the global library field. These initiatives are closely aligned to the IFLA Key Initiative 2.3 “Develop standards, guidelines, and other materials that foster best professional practice”. Read More

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  • 11 May 2022

Promoting Reading Cities: IFLA participates in World Book Capital Network Meeting

In its role as a member of the World Book Capital (WBC) Advisory Committee, IFLA was invited to participate in a meeting of the WBC Network, held in Tbilisi, Georgia. The meeting provided an opportunity to shape core documentation, and highlight the need for future activities to include libraries and library goals, as well as to meet with IFLA Members locally. Read More

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  • 04 May 2022