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IFLA Trend Report

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In the global information environment, time moves quickly and there's an abundance of commentators trying to keep up. With each new technological development, a new report emerges assessing its impact on different sectors of society. The IFLA Trend Report takes a broader approach and identifies five high level trends shaping the information society, spanning access to education, privacy, civic engagement and transformation. Its findings reflect a year’s consultation with a range of experts and stakeholders from different disciplines to map broader societal changes occurring, or likely to occur in the information environment. The IFLA Trend Report is more than a single document – it is a selection of resources to help you understand where libraries fit into a changing society.
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The IFLA Trend Report identifies five top level trends which will play a key role in shaping our future information ecosystem. Download the Insights Document which serves as the conversation starter for the library community.
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Essential reading for those who believe in the value of libraries.

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New technologies, online education, privacy & data protection, hyper-connected societies, global information - same trends, more accelerated?

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Emerald Online Information – IFLA OA articles 2013

Emerald Online Information – IFLA OA articles 2013 | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

The following 32 articles, published in six well-respected Emerald LIS journals, are in Libre Open Access as part of Emerald's "special partnership" with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).

 

Under this agreement, papers that have their origins in an IFLA conference or project, have the opportunity to be published in one of Emerald’s LIS journals and become open access nine months after publication. This special partnership takes advantage of the Emerald platform to increase the discoverability of research presented at IFLA events.

 

The open access papers include articles originating from IFLA’s 12th Interlending & Document Supply Conference held in Chicago in 2011, and papers from the World Library and Information Congress held in Puerto Rico in 2011. Also available are 19 papers published in November 2011. In total we have published nearly 50 OA papers since the special partnership was set up in August 2009.

 

Check them out here: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/about/news/ifla-oa-articles-2013.htm

 

 

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Sponsorship for delegates of developing countries to attend WLIC 2013 | World Library and Information Congress

Sponsorship for delegates of developing countries to attend WLIC 2013 | World Library and Information Congress | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

The Singapore Government is offering partial sponsorship for delegates of developing countries to attend the 79th IFLA World Library and Information Conference to be held on 17-23 August in Singapore.

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The amount of the sponsorship covers:

*Accommodation at a designated hotel (check-in one day before the start of the conference, and check-out one day after the last day of the conference)

*A daily per diem of SGD40/day from the first day to the last day of the conference

*Local airport transfers

*Group Accident and Hospitalisation Insurance during the stay in Singapore

*Airport meeting services

 

Sponsorship does not cover conference fee and airfare.

 

Application deadline is 28 February 2013.  Offer is on a First come - first serve basis for eligible applicants.

 

More details here:  http://conference.ifla.org/ifla79/sponsorship-for-delegates-of-developing-countries-2013

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Now available: IFLA Statement on Libraries and Development

Now available: IFLA Statement on Libraries and Development | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it
IFLA is pleased to announce the publication of a Statement on Libraries and Development. The IFLA Governing Board approved the Statement on the 16th of August 2013. The UN is currently reviewing both the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which includes the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). In the past decade IFLA has engaged with both processes in a variety of ways, from shaping documents and policies to reporting on implementation progress through public workshops and consultations. Reports on the MDGs and WSIS are due to be delivered to the UN Secretary General in 2015 and will influence the composition of any new UN development framework. IFLA is already joined the discussion about what a framework should look like, and will continue to engage in the process as it matures. The new statement sets out a clear vision of how libraries contribute to development, and urges policymakers and development practitioners to leverage libraries.
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This is a call for all people as stakeholders everywhere in the world to support libraries as partners in sustainable development programmes.
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Guidelines for Professional Library/Information Educational Programs - 2012 | IFLA

Guidelines for Professional Library/Information Educational Programs - 2012 | IFLA | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

These guidelines replace the last significant revision in 2000 and incorporate the inclusion of material in library school curricula that reflects the developments in the provision of library and information services in the 21st century. 

 

They set the framework for the necessary objectives for library and information educational programmes: the requirements of core and useful curriculum elements to be included in teaching programmes, the faculty, staff and student requirements for these programmes and the need for the programmes to be well supported by information and other resources.

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