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IFLA IAP Train the Trainers Workshop, The Hague

As Chair of the Committee of IFLA’s International Advocacy Programme, on the 12th of October, I participated in the kick-off ​of the Train the Trainers workshop on the contribution libraries can make to development agendas, principally the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The International Advocacy Programme (IAP) is a new IFLA capacity…

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Pursuit of a Landmark merger between ISSC and ICSU

On the 24th of October, in Oslo, Norway, I was honoured to attend and take part in an important and interesting Assembly co-chaired by Alberto Martinelli (ISSC President) and Gordon McBean (ICSU President) where main goal was the approach on whether to take an in-principle decision to pursue a merge between the two organizations. Following…

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Professional Development to Enact Change

As I mentioned a few days ago, over the next couple of weeks I’ll be introducing, on my website, the Guest Keynote Speakers at the President-Elect Session Librarians: The Gears of the Motors for Change at WLIC 2016 in Columbus, Ohio on the 18th of August. The second professional is Dr Maria-Carme Torras, member of the IFLA Professional Committee,…

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Big Data: new roles and opportunities for new librarians

On the 15th of June I had the pleasure of participating in the IFLA/ALA Webinar: “Big Data: new roles and opportunities for new librarians”. Below is a list of videos and presentations from the webinar. Via this link you can access the recordings in Adobe Connect and, by clicking on any of the titles below,…

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Copyright: working on exceptions and limitations

IFLA continues to work on the exceptions and limitations of author rights in libraries, documentation centres and archives. The Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights in its thirty-second session (SCCR/32), have discussed extensively the exceptions and limitations of copyright at international level and have prepared reports for IFLA and other members. Since 2014, IFLA…