Friday, January 15, 2021

Upcoming IFLA Webinars

 Events for January have been added.  Please see below.  Check back for more events happening in February and beyond.


IFLA ARL & IFLA HQ  - Rights Retention: Exploring How the cOAlition S Strategy Could Apply Globally


Monday, 18 January, 12pm – 1pm CET/UTC+1 (MENA and Africa) (Live AI Closed Captioning and transcription available)

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Speakers: Sally Rumsey, cOAlition S & Johan Rooryck, cOAlition S

Lead Respondents: Alaweed Alkhaja, Senior Intellectual Property Librarian, Qatar National Library, Qatar & Reggie Ragu, Director, Research and Learning Services, University of Cape Town

Monday, 18 January, 6pm – 7pm CET (LAC) (Live AI translation and transcription available)

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Speakers: Sally Rumsey, cOAlition S & Johan Rooryck, cOAlition S

Lead Respondent: Bianca Amaro, President, La Referencia, Brazil

A key area of discussion in efforts to promote Open Access is the topic of rights retention. This focuses on the possibility for researchers to avoid signing away all their rights to publishers, but rather to keep them, and so be able to share their work online under and open licence.  The issue is a relevant one for the library field, both in terms of its impact on the availability of knowledge, and on the advice and support that librarians in academic and research institutions, and beyond, offer to users.

cOAlition S – the group of research funders behind Plan S – has proposed a Strategy on the subject. This will, at least for researchers funded by signatory organisations, have an important impact on the way authors work with the articles, chapters and books they produce.  cOAlition S is already engaging with publishers in order to encourage them to adopt rights retention themselves, but is keen to engage with librarians in order to answer questions, hear concerns and priorities, and learn how to make the Strategy workable around the world.

So join us for at one of these interactive session to find out more about the new cOAlition S Rights Retention Strategy, and to ask questions to some of the people behind it.

-Organised by the IFLA Section on Academic and Research Libraries (IFLA ARL) and IFLA Headquarters



IFLA LAC - Taller Mapa Mundial de Bibliotecas


Tuesday, 19-January – 16:00-17:30 CET/UTC+1 & Wednesday, 20-January -  17:30-18:30 CET/UTC+1 (In Spanish)

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Latin America and the Caribbean Section IFLA LAC en el marco de las actividades conmemorativas del “Año Iberoamericano de las Bibliotecas” realizará el taller “Mapa Mundial de Bibliotecas. Presencia LAC” El taller se realizará de manera virtual, los días martes 19 y miércoles 20 de enero, su objetivo es incrementar la presencia de las bibliotecas latinoamericanas y caribeñas en el Mapa Mundial de Bibliotecas.


Invitamos a las Asociaciones de LAC que deseen visibilizar la presencia de las bibliotecas de su país a inscribirse y participar


-Organised by the IFLA Latin America and Caribbean Section (IFLA LAC)



News Media/Digital Humanities/FAIFE/CLM - Fake News: Impact on Society – 3rd in a series of 4 events


Thursday, 21-January – 17:00-18:00 CET/UTC+1 (Live AI Closed Captioning and transcription available)

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The third of a lecture series presented by News Media, Digital Humanities, FAIFE, and CLM, this will offer speakers' research into the concept of fake news and its impact in modern society. Panellists are Katharina Beckh, Katherine Boss, Vishwani Gupta, April Hines, and Jeffrey Knapp.


-Organised by the IFLA News Media SectionDigital Humanities & Scholarship SIGFreedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) and Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) Advisory Committees



Visit IFLA’s Calendar of Events for additional details, and recordings of previous events playlist located on the IFLA YouTube channel.


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