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IFLA Statement on Open Access (2011)

Clarifying IFLA’s position and strategy IFLA is committed to the principles of freedom of access to information and the belief that universal and equitable access to information is vital for the social, educational, cultural, democratic, and economic well-being of people, communities, and organizations. Open access is the… Read More

  • Publications
  • 01 February 2014

2013 IFLA/Brill Open Access award winner selected

IFLA and Brill are pleased to announce that Open Book Publishers, Cambridge (United Kingdom) is the winner of the IFLA/Brill Open Access Award for initiatives in the area of open access monograph publishing. Read More

  • News
  • 31 May 2013
  • By: anonymous

Open Access and Digital Libraries / Acceso Abierto y Bibliotecas Digitales

The social sciences have made fundamental contributions to the understanding of the economic, political and social life of nations in the past century. Social science libraries now have an important role to play in the context of the information society as significant sources of academic and social knowledge. This… Read More

  • Publications
  • 03 May 2013
  • By: Lynne M. Rudasill & Maria Elena Dorta-Duque (Eds.)

Reminder: Call for submissions for the Brill/IFLA Open Access award

Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2013. Brill and IFLA are pleased to announce the new Brill/IFLA Open Access award, which consists of a cash prize (€ 1000), travel, accommodation, and registration for the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) 2013... Read More

  • News
  • 15 April 2013
  • By: anonymous

IFLA Code of Ethics for Librarians and other Information Workers (full version)

Preamble This Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct is offered as a series of ethical propositions for the guidance of individual librarians as well as other information workers, and for the consideration of Library and Information Associations when creating or revising their own codes. The function of codes of ethics… Read More

  • Publications
  • 27 December 2012

Report from the IFLA/EIFL/COAR/SPARC World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2012 Workshop, Geneva, Switzerland

On Thursday 17th May 2012 IFLA, along with its organising partners Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL), the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) held a workshop on open access titled 'Rethinking the Agenda for Development: Open Access Policies and Practice' Read More

  • News
  • 22 May 2012
  • By: anonymous