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Libraries and Archives Are Embracing Digital: It’s Time the Law Did the Same

“Digital technologies offer rich opportunities to collect, preserve and make the world’s knowledge available. But to make the most of these collections, libraries and archives need the right laws.At an debate at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), under the chairmanship of IFLA head of delegation Winston Tabb, libraries and archives representatives from three continents set out how the digital format is affecting their work. The librarians and archivists underlined the challenges they face from anachronistic laws, often the fruit of lobbying by established interests.” (via IFLA)

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IFLA-FAIFE statement on the continuing detention of the Director of the Library of Ukrainian Literature

“In November 2015 IFLA-FAIFE published a statement expressing concern over the targeting of the Library of Ukrainian Literature in Moscow.  The Director, Natalya Sharina had been arrested and charged on suspicion of inciting hatred or animosity towards a social group by allegedly holding banned books in the Library.  Natalya was subsequently arrested, and then placed under house arrest.Since then Natalya has been charged with gross embezzlement and she remains under house arrest.” (via IFLA)

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IFLA Green Library Award 2016 Winners announced

“IFLA’s Environmental Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group (ENSULIB) is pleased to announce the winner of the IFLA Green Library Award 2016.The IFLA Green Library Award was established 2016 by ENSULIB (SIG) and generously sponsored by De Gruyter publishing. The award is 500 Euros for the first place winner.” (via IFLA)

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Special issue of IFLA Journal on Cultural Heritage

“We are very happy to present the newest edition of the IFLA Journal which is entirely dedicated to Cultural Heritage. The edition was edited by Douwe Drijfhout (Preservation and Conservation Centre for English Speaking Africa) and Tanja de Boer (Preservation and Conservation Section). This special issue aims to contribute to a deeper understanding of Cultural Heritage preservation and highlights case studies and practices from within the cultural heritage community and context.” (via IFLA)

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IFLA launches toolkit to support library institutions and associations to advocate for access to information in the UN post-2015 development agenda

“As the United Nations reflects on the future of global development and the post-2015 agenda, access to information must be recognised as critical to supporting governments to achieve development goals, and enabling citizens to make informed decisions to improve their own lives. IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, believes that libraries help guarantee that access.” IFLA has launched a toolkit to support library institutions and associations and other civil society organisations to advocate for this position. The toolkit provides background on the issues and practical advice on how to set up meetings with government representatives. Template letters, talking points and examples of how libraries help meet development goals are included. The toolkit is available for download from the IFLA Libraries and Development website (via IFLA )

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