In the latest of our series of looks ahead on different policy areas, we turn to the internet and wider digital world. Given both our own reliance on technology, as well as its impact on the achievement of wider library goals, evolutions in this space are particularly relevant for our own field to consider.
Finding solutions to the climate crisis is not only the task of scientists, engineers, and politicians. This global challenge requires input from all people – from all sectors – to address.
We are happy to publish the latest update of the IFLA Trend Report! Co-authored by the emerging leaders who attended our World Library and Information Congress last year, it's full of ideas for how we - as a field and as a federation - can make ourselves ready not just to face, but to make the best of the future.
This edition of the IFLA newsletter is focused on our upcoming elections and shares insights from our Professional and Regional Council Chairs, and updates on how the process is being run.
2022 brought many challenges for Human Rights and Freedom of Expression. The reports of several NGOs and international organizations offer a global picture of threats to free expression.
IFLA's Information Technology (IT) Section and IFLA's newest Special Interest Group, the Artificial Intelligence SIG review the latest innovations in libraries. From building design to big data, single sign-on to virtual reality, read IT and AI SIG's overview of the top current innovations along with what is to come.
The IFLA Governing Board is pleased to announce the opening of the search for a new Secretary General. The internationally experienced, executive search company Society has been engaged to assist with this process.
The Cataloguing Section’s Names of Persons project webpage has a new file from Malaysia. This file updates the existing 1996 file, capturing all the country’s rich language landscape.
The IFLA Building Strong Library and Information Science Education Working Group (BSLISE) announces the webinar “Library and Information Science Student Voices: Global Peer-to-Peer Dialogue”. Its aim is to connect library and information science (LIS) students all over the world to communicate and discuss the present and future of the LIS field.
Sustainable development represents one of the broadest areas of IFLA’s advocacy engagement, covering both specific work around the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and underlying work to build – and demonstrate – libraries’ ability to contribute to a whole range of policy goals.
The December 2022 issue of the IFLAPARL Newsletter is now available.
The yearly Academic and Research Libraries (ARL) Section and Ex Libris and SAGE sponsored call for nominations for travel grant remains open until 6 March 2023.
Today, IFLA opens the nominations process for over 800 positions on its many committees. There are six weeks for candidates to come forward, and for Members and Affiliates to submit nominations for the varied positions available.
The IFLA Information Technology Section and IFLA Artificial Intelligence Special Interest Group are pleased to invite registration and attendance at our mid-term conference hosted by National Library of Singapore: AI in Focus: Artificial Intelligence and Libraries – 2nd/3rd March 2023.
IFLA’s PAC Centres are hubs of knowledge for documentary heritage preservation and access – hosted in major institutions around the world. PAC Centres take initiative to identify and raise awareness of preservation and conservation issues within the library field. Read on to find out more!
Global discourse on culture and cultural heritage in 2022 can be characterised by greater recognition of the powerful potential of culture to help solve great challenges, as well as calls for action to ensure its protection in the face of natural and human-caused disaster.
Where Do We Meet? Perspectives from Software Developers and Subject Specialists on Creating Machine Learning Projects - Webinar presentations are published!6 January 2023
The IFLA Subject Analysis and Access Section’s Working Group on Automated Indexing organized the webinar titled "Where Do We Meet? Perspectives from Software Developers and Subject Specialists on Creating Machine Learning Projects" on November 9, 2022. Presentation slides are now available.