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IFLA: The Government Information Landscape and Libraries

New Report From IFLA: “The Government Information Landscape and Libraries”

https://www.infodocket.com/2021/07/08/new-report-from-ifla-the-government-information-landscape-and-libraries/

“A new IFLA Professional Report (No. 137) was recently published and is linked below.

Title

The Government Information Landscape and Libraries

Kay Cassell
Rutgers University

James Church
University of California Berkeley

Kathryn Tallman
University of Colorado Boulder

with editorial assistance from Carol Church

Source

International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)
ISBN 978-90-77897-75-1

Description

The Government Information Landscape and Libraries illustrates the challenges and complexities posed by government publishing systems and the need to maintain professional government information expertise in libraries to assist users. The report demonstrates this through a series of case studies from selected countries, regions, and institutions worldwide that provide examples of government publishing practices, depositories, access to information, government libraries, preservation, data, and digitization.

Government information professionals also face a daunting set of challenges to the access and dissemination of this information from disruptive technologies, budget constraints, changing priorities of government administrations, misinformation, barriers to access, and fake news. Yet access to government information remains crucial for an informed civil society. It is for this reason that organisations such as IFLA, national library associations, and other institutions continue to support professionally educated government information experts.

Direct to Full Text Report
163 pages; PDF.”

Posted on: July 24, 2021, 6:28 am Category: Uncategorized

Indigenous designs incorporated into Ontario city library

Officials in Thunder Bay, Ontario, have worked with Indigenous public library patrons and design school students to create new furniture for the city’s public library that reflects native cultural values. “I’ve learned that this has been one of the most impactful experiences that they’ve had to be able to meet other people, you know, with different cultural backgrounds,” says community hub librarian and Indigenous relationships supervisor Robyn Medicine.

Full Story: CBC News (Canada) (6/25)

Posted on: July 23, 2021, 8:46 am Category: Uncategorized

Making transformation stick: Three steps can help leaders ensure that their change efforts don’t fall apart once the initial push is over.

Making transformation stick

Three steps can help leaders ensure that their change efforts don’t fall apart once the initial push is over.

https://www.strategy-business.com/blog/Making-transformation-stick

A chart listing three steps for making business transformation stick.

 

Posted on: July 23, 2021, 6:58 am Category: Uncategorized

Research Libraries UK (RLUK) Publishes Scoping Study on the Role of Academic and Research Libraries as Active Participants and Leaders in the Production of Scholarly Research

Research Libraries UK (RLUK) Publishes Scoping Study on the Role of Academic and Research Libraries as Active Participants and Leaders in the Production of Scholarly Research

https://www.infodocket.com/2021/07/12/research-libraries-uk-rluk-publishes-scoping-study-on-the-role-of-academic-and-research-libraries-as-active-participants-and-leaders-in-the-production-of-scholarly-research/

“From RLUK:

Commissioned by RLUK, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and delivered by research consultancy Evidence Base, the report takes an inclusive definition of libraries, which includes archives, special collections, museums and galleries. The report provides a detailed overview of the current role of academic and research libraries as partners and leaders of research, their potential to enhance these roles, and the barriers they might face in doing so.

The report has 10 headline findings and makes 13 far-reaching recommendations for libraries, members of the academic community, parent organisations, RLUK, and the AHRC.

The report is accompanied by detailed case studies charting the experiences of libraries as partners and leaders of research, drawn from across the UK and internationally. Combined, the report and case studies offer one of the most comprehensive accounts of the role of libraries as research partners and leaders, and are the result of an extensive series of consultations with libraries, academics, research managers, university leaders and funders.

The project underpinning this research has already generated valuable discussion through its events, workshops, and a long table discussion at the DCDC21 Conference. This report acts as an invitation to colleagues working across the library, information, and academic communities to work with RLUK and the AHRC to further enhance the role and ability of academic and research library colleagues to act as participants and leaders of scholarly research.

Report Resources

 

Posted on: July 23, 2021, 6:26 am Category: Uncategorized

Majority of Covid misinformation came from 12 people, report finds

Majority of Covid misinformation came from 12 people, report finds

CCDH finds ‘disinformation dozen’ have combined following of 59 million people across multiple social media platforms

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/17/covid-misinformation-conspiracy-theories-ccdh-report

 

 

Posted on: July 22, 2021, 9:44 am Category: Uncategorized

New ‘discovery layout’ at Painswick library a browser’s delight (4 photos)

New ‘discovery layout’ at Painswick library a browser’s delight (4 photos)

‘Most patrons choose by browsing and this model makes it easy to find something for every interest,’ says library CEO

https://www.barrietoday.com/local-news/discovery-layout-at-painswick-library-a-browsers-delight-3971689

An inside look at the Barrie Public Library's revamped Painswick branch.

An inside look at the Barrie Public Library's revamped Painswick branch.

An inside look at the Barrie Public Library's revamped Painswick branch.

An inside look at the Barrie Public Library's revamped Painswick branch.

 

Posted on: July 22, 2021, 8:19 am Category: Uncategorized

No Small Task: Maintaining Culture in a Hybrid-Work World

No Small Task: Maintaining Culture in a Hybrid-Work World

As governments navigate the return to in-person work — or not — leaders must make deliberate efforts to make sure staff feel engaged and valued regardless of where they’re working from.

https://www.govtech.com/workforce/no-small-task-maintaining-culture-in-a-hybrid-work-world

 

 

Posted on: July 22, 2021, 6:30 am Category: Uncategorized