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Libraries across Europe are invited to join EBLIDA’s Right to E-read Campaign

Join EBLIDA’s  The right to E-read Campaign
“EBLIDA’s mission is lobbying for libraries to strengthen the position of libraries in society in Europe .”
The right to E-read Campaign is seeking to raise awareness about the obstacles faced by libraries in the digital environment.
Access to digital content has become a sensitive issue in which libraries, [...]

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EIFL’s seven point plan to the European Commission

From: Teresa Hackett [mailto:teresa.hackett@eifl.net]
Sent: Friday, 7 March 2014 8:48 PM
To: Teresa Hackett
Subject: [IFLA-L] EIFL’s seven point plan to the European Commission
http://www.eifl.net/news/eifls-seven-point-plan-european-commission
EIFL’s seven point plan to the European Commission
In response to the European Commission’s Public Consultation on the review of EU copyright rules, EIFL submitted a seven point plan that will help libraries to do their [...]

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Tension and unrest in Ukraine: statement by the Ukrainian Library Association

Dear all,
During the months of January and February 2014, the National Parliamentary Library of Ukraine found itself at the center of the anti-government clashes in Kiev. The former Ukrainian government under former President Yanukovych used violence to stop a non-violent protest and civil resistance collectively known as EuroMaidan (Ukrainian: Євромайдан). Nearly one hundred people [...]

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New FAIFE videos explore the emerging Internet surveillance environment

Increased Internet censorship and surveillance has been an emerging trend over the last decade. Since 2013’s leaks regarding online spying by various security agencies, the global dimensions and potential of ubiquitous surveillance have become evident to the global public. The IFLA FAIFE Committee has been actively working for many years to raise the issue of privacy [...]

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Literacy Awards Application

We are happy to announce that the 2014 Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program is now accepting applications. Please take this opportunity to share the news with your contacts at organizations and across social media. Our goal is to top last year’s total of 187 applications, but we can only do it if we all [...]

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EU favours licensing over copyright reform for libraries in latest international negotiations

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Tue 7/01/2014 2:34 AM

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The 26th meeting of the Standing Committee on Copyright & Related Rights (SCCR) closed just before midnight on Friday 20th [...]

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NISO Releases Draft Open Access and Metadata Indicators Recommended Practice for Comments

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is seeking comments on the draft recommended practice Open Access Metadata and Indicators (NISO RP-22-201x). Launched in January 2013, the NISO Open Access Metadata and Indicators Working Group was chartered to develop protocols and mechanisms for transmitting the access status of scholarly works, specifically to indicate whether a [...]

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Transforming Peer Review Bibliography

Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2014 20:06:49 -0500
From: “Charles W. Bailey, Jr.” <cwbailey@digital-scholarship.com>
To: JESSE@listserv.utk.edu
Subject: Transforming Peer Review Bibliography
Digital Scholarship has released the Transforming Peer Review Bibliography, which includes selected English-language articles that are useful in understanding significant transformations to the peer review process.
http://digital-scholarship.org/tpr/tpr.htm
It is concerned with major changes to peer review, such as open peer [...]

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IFLA/ekz LIS Student Paper Award 2014

The IFLA Education & Training Section in collaboration with ekz.bibliotheksservice GmbH has the pleasure to announce the 6th IFLA/ekz LIS Student Paper Award for 2014.
The IFLA/ekz LIS Student Paper Award will honour students of Library and Information Science whose abstract submissions have been accepted by any IFLA Section or IFLA Unit to be presented [...]

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UNESCO encourages Member States to implement IFLA policies on Information Literacy and Print Disabled People

The IFLA Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Recommendations and the Libraries Serving People with Print Disabilities (LPD) Manifesto were passed at the 37th UNESCO General Conference held in Paris (5-20 November 2013). Member States will now be asked to endorse both pieces on a national level. Member states are encouraged to apply the policies set [...]

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