International Publishers and Librarians Agree to Enhance The Debate on Open Access Geneva/The Hague 20 May 2009 – For immediate release A joint statement released today by the International Publishers Association, the International Association of Scientific Technical and Medical (STM) Publishers, and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) calls for a more rational, evidence based debate on open access. It encourages experimentation and piloting of new concepts and ideas, whilst acknowledging that the differences in the different academic disciplines and publishing traditions may lead to differentiated approaches and business models in support of authors. The joint statement is intended to move theRead More →

CALL FOR PAPERS: World Library and Information Congress: 75th IFLA General Conference and Council “Libraries create futures: Building on cultural heritage” 23-27 August 2009, Milan, Italy Deadline Extended to 15 January 2009 CALL FOR PAPERS The IFLA annual congress provides an opportunity to present library research and outcomes in Information Technology and Innovation in a multi-disciplinary international forum. The IFLA Information Technology Section invites technologists, librarians and other interested parties working in the field of digital library infrastructure to submit proposals for papers in a 2-hour session in Milan, Italy. SESSION THEME New repositories: architectures interoperability and data exchange THE TOPIC This theme will coverRead More →