Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) has compiled a booklet of 15 statements by library and archive organizations on how access to knowledge is denied when copyright exceptions stop at the border, or when licensing fails. Titled The internet is global - but copyright exceptions stop at the border. Why we need an international treaty for cross-border access to knowledge, the statements by librarians and archivists made at WIPO's Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) sessions in April 2014, June 2014 and May 2016 present extensive evidence from around the world on why we need an international treaty for cross-border access to knowledge. WIPO is the main body that sets international copyright law.
This booklet is a valuable resource for policy-makers and government officials concerned with copyright, as well as librarians and archivists involved in copyright advocacy. The statements are from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), EIFL, the European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA), the German Library Association (DBV), the International Council on Archives (ICA), the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the Karisma Foundation, LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries), the Scottish Council on Archives (SCA), and the Society of American Archivists (SAA).
EIFL works with libraries to enable access to knowledge for education, learning, research and sustainable community development. Their vision is a world in which all people have the knowledge they need to achieve their full potential.
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Thursday, November 17, 2016
2017 IFLA International News Media Conference
“Collecting, Preserving, and Transforming the News – for Research and the Public”Dates27-28 April 2017Location:Landsbókasafn Íslands – Háskólabókasafn (The National and University Library of Iceland)Reykjavík, IcelandConference website:URL will be posted on the IFLA News Media Section website (http://www.ifla.org/news-
media) when available.OrganizersIFLA News Media Section (http://www.ifla.org/news- media)IFLA Information Technology Section (http://www.ifla.org/it)Theme & sub-themesFrom printed newspapers to born-digital news, libraries and other cultural heritage institutions have a central role in ensuring future access to news content. This conference will examine issues and challenges in collecting and preserving the news and making it available to users. Do access and preservation have different prerequisites? In addition, the conference will explore how news media is used and transformed by researchers and the public. Can we recognize variable user needs? Do we offer the most suitable APIs?Proposals should address the main theme and related topics, including but not limited to:
- Users’ experiences with digital newspaper collections and their usability expectations
- Case studies of patron services for digitized and born-digital news (e.g., management systems, reading devices, printout services, etc.)
- How digitized news collections are being used in the digital humanities, by researchers, and by the public
- The importance and possibilities of citizen science
- Long-term sustainability planning for news collections and the role of institutional commitment in preservation and sustainability planning
- How institutions make digital newspaper collections freely accessible
- Rules, regulations, or legislation for mandatory deposit of news content, paper or otherwise
- Legal deposit libraries offering access to in-copyright digitized newspapers
- National Libraries co-operating with newspaper publishing houses in digitization, access, etc.
- Data research that benefits preservation practice and planning
- Changing collection building in a social media and online world
- New methods for media monitoring
- Harvesting and preservation of web-only news content
- Issues around suppression of digitized/digital news content and take down ordersOther proposals relevant to the main conference theme will also be considered.Submission Guidelines
- Proposal abstracts should be submitted as an MS Word file
- Proposal abstracts must be submitted by, must be in English, and should clearly include:
- Title of proposed paper
- Abstract of proposed paper (no more than 300 words)
- Name(s) of presenter(s) plus position and/or title
- Employer / affiliated institution
- Contact information including e-mail address and telephone number
- Short biographical statement(s) of presenter(s)Proposal abstracts should be submitted to all conference committee members:
- Minna Kaukonen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Edmund Balnaves (email@example.com)
- Mary Feeney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Örn Hrafnkelsson (email@example.com)
- Ana Krahmer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Kazuo Takehana (email@example.com)
- Kopana Terry (firstname.lastname@example.org)Selected presenters will be notified by. To discuss any matter relating to this Call for Papers, please contact the conference committee members listed above.Accepted papers
- Complete accepted papers should be 3000-6000 words in length and be an original submission not published elsewhere.
- Complete accepted papers and accompanying presentation slides must be submitted by
10 April 2017.
- Final papers should be written in English.
- The papers will be made available on the Conference Website and the News Media Section Website under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.
- Approximately 20 minutes will be allowed for the presentation of the paper.RegistrationRegistration information will be posted on the Conference Website at the beginning of 2017.Important datesProposal abstracts due
Acceptance notices sent to authors
Start of registrationCompleted papers and presentations submittedConferencePlease noteThe Programme Committee regrets that it has no funding to assist prospective authors and the submission of an abstract must be on the understanding that the costs of attending the conference including registration, travel, accommodation and other expenses, are the responsibility of the presenters of the accepted papers, or their institutions. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.
Candidates must be current members of IRRT and have served for at least one year on an IRRT committee. Officers must be able to attend all ALA Midwinter and Annual Conferences for the duration of their commitments. All officers serve on IRRT’s Executive Board. If elected, the terms will begin immediately following the ALA 2017 Annual Conference.
The terms of these offices are:
Serves a three-year term as part of a three-year commitment to the Executive Board as Vice Chair/ Chair-Elect, Chair, and Past Chair.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Submit a nomination for the ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects.
- the recipient will have designed and implemented a highly visible innovative library service(s) in a country outside of the United States within the last three years;
- the innovative service(s) must be unique, original and greatly improve existing library services for users;
- the service(s) should draw attention to the potential of library service/s to creating positive change;
- the service(s) must demonstrate a strong likelihood of sustainability and have potential to serve as a model for other libraries;
- the service(s) must be current, that is, it must be in operation during the year that the Citation is awarded.
Monday, November 7, 2016
Mortenson Center for International Library Programs invites applications to the 2017 Associates Program, May 24-June 20, 2017: Building Sustainable Libraries
The 2017 Mortenson Center Associates Program will offer individuals working in a library setting outside the United States an opportunity to explore current issues and trends in the library field and to engage with librarians implementing cutting-edge programs and services.
Program participants will learn about novel and inventive practices and services in areas such as:
- Leadership and communication
- Digital and print collections
- Information Technology
- Marketing and advocacy
- International and professional networking
- Innovation and community outreach
- United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
- Application must be submitted in English along with supporting documentation in order to be considered.
- Applicants must secure adequate funding to support a stay at the Mortenson Center in order to be accepted into the program.
Application Deadline: January 3, 2017