The IFLA Rare Books and Special Collections Section (RBSC) would like to investigate what standards, norms, practices, laws, Return On Investment (ROI) studies, and research exist around the world to measure the different values of Special Collections, and identify the gaps where such information does not exist, with a view to draft and publish a report that can be a guide to cultural heritage institutions to formulate the questions to ask if they want to measure the value of their Special Collections as a tool for advocacy.
A dynamic Professional Unit has the greatest impact on IFLA’s global work – engaging members, developing strong leadership and identity, delivering high-quality services with a measurable impact, and communicating activities within IFLA and beyond. The Professional Committee launched the Dynamic Unit and Impact Award (DUIA) in 2018 to recognise the Professional Units who have excelled in putting Dynamic Unit expectations into practice.
Both Boards recognise the importance of the relationship and have discussed how they will continue to work collaboratively in the future and effectively to achieve their shared outcomes.
IFLA and UNESCO Celebrate 75 Years of Partnership at the 87th World Library and Information Congress (WLIC)28 July 2022
IFLA and UNESCO Launch an Updated Public Library Manifesto at the 87th World Library and Information Congress (WLIC)27 July 2022
Day one of IFLA WLIC 2022 welcomed over 2000 delegates from 100 countries to Dublin, Ireland, setting an enthusiastic tone for the days ahead at the Opening Session. Here are some highlights from the session.
Ready to advocate for the right copyright for libraries in Europe? Find out more about Knowledge Rights 21 at WLIC26 July 2022
Attending the 87th World Library and Information Congress in Dublin? Take the opportunity to check in with the Knowledge Rights 21 team and find out more about how you can get involved and contribute to its goals, especially on Thursday 28 July, 13:15, in Liffey Hall 2.
A strong delegation of libraries engaged actively at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. In addition to building links with senior decision-makers, they gained valuable insights to share with colleagues, contributing to building a more sustainable library field.
Now Released IFLA Guidelines for Professional LIS Education Programmes and Invitation to Guidelines Session25 July 2022
[Webinar announcement] Where Do We Meet? Perspectives from Software Developers and Subject Specialists on Creating Machine Learning Projects23 July 2022
The IFLA Subject Analysis and Access Section’s Working Group on Automated Indexing is organizing the webinar titled "Where Do We Meet? Perspectives from Software Developers and Subject Specialists on Creating Machine Learning Projects". Webinar will be organized on Wednesday, Nov 9, 2022, 14:00 - 18:00 CET.