National Libraries

At the National Library of Finland, re-envisioning its core roles led to interesting challenges for library management. Liisa Savolainen, Deputy Director, asked "To be or not to be? A library or an IT house or both?" when speaking in Dublin during an IFLA Satellite event sponsored by the Knowledge Management section and the Digital Humanities SIG. Spoiler alert: The answer is "both".

Posted 02 August 2022

The Leibniz Information Center for Science and Technology (TIB) operates an open access platform, the TIB AV-Portal, on which scientific videos such as conference recordings, simulations, animations, lectures and visualized research data can be published and viewed free of charge.

Posted 07 June 2022

From his perspective as Librarian & Head, Central Library, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Nabi Hasan reflects on how libraries in India responded to the pandemic situation and celebrates the exciting stories of innovative library services formed during these difficult times.

Posted 01 March 2022

In a year of exceptional growth of the ISSN Network, the ISSN International Centre is delighted to announce the opening of the 93rd ISSN National Centre in Lima, Peru, on August 24th, 2021, almost exactly 200 years after the founding of the National Library of Peru, which houses the Centre.

Posted 07 September 2021

Readers in 39 countries across North Africa and the Middle East will have a new affordable option for accessing the latest research, following a new partnership between leading academic publisher Taylor & Francis Group and the information services experts at Knowledge E.

Posted 01 December 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives, both personal and professional. It has also introduced a new word into our vocabulary: Infodemic. Inoculating yourself, your library users, and your community against the Infodemic should be a vital skill for librarians worldwide.

Posted 04 August 2020

This year over 50 submissions from around the world were received.

Posted 19 March 2020

A shortlist of eight titles for each of the Medals has been revealed.

Posted 19 March 2020

Call for submissions released; deadline mid-January 2020.

Posted 25 November 2019

University acquires judge's annotated copy of book at centre of obscenity trial.

Posted 02 October 2019

The Census Bureau's statistics and information search engine is being retired.

Posted 22 September 2019

The new site will surface archived content and clips that have a topical appeal. 

Posted 20 September 2019

Nearly £5million awarded by the National Lottery will bring together BBC and ITV archive material.

Posted 04 September 2019

Words Weekend festival teams up with British Library to create a word map of modern Britain.

Posted 23 August 2019

Newly searchable database reveals real reading habits.

Posted 18 June 2019

International Museums Day is celebrated in May 2019. Kenn Bicknell considers the lessons libraries can learn from museums.

Posted 03 May 2019

Libraries matter for Europe and Europe matters for libraries. IFLA and its partners have developed a library manifesto for Europe. Here are the highlights.

Posted 26 April 2019

Initiative includes preserving over 200 billion Weibo posts.

Posted 23 April 2019

British Library initiative outlines plans for the Library in the north of England.

Posted 25 March 2019

Gale, a Cengage company, has released the third installment of its award-winning Archives of Sexuality & Gender series.

Posted 26 February 2019

It's 2019 and ILI is back to celebrate innovative libraries and librarians in our 21st year. We take a look behind the scenes as the Call for Speakers opens, and speaker proposals start to come in.

Posted 28 January 2019

The IFLA Green Library Award, sponsored by De Gruyter Publishing, was established in 2016.

Posted 20 July 2018

A wide range of topics were covered at INFORUM in Prague, including library strategy and advocacy, tech developments, preservation, archiving and digitisation.

Posted 12 June 2018

Two beneficiaries have received the transferred works.

Posted 27 April 2018

The National Archives joins the Open Preservation Foundation; 3D Models can now be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.

Posted 26 February 2018

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