Library and Research Services
Date:Sat, 17/08/2013 - Fri, 23/08/2013
The IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, will be held in Singapore from 17 to 23 August 2013
The Handbook on "Information and Communication Technologies in Parliamentary Libraries", prepared by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the IFLA Section on Library and Research Services for Parliaments through the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament provides in a concise manner an overview of the ICT software, systems and services that can be adopted by parliamentary libraries, a template for their implementation and a series of references to which parliamentary staff can refer while planning to transform their library into an ICT-based institution. Available in PDF and ePub.
Date:Thu, 13/09/2012 - Sat, 15/09/2012
The World e-Parliament Conference 2012 was held at the Chamber of Deputies of Italy, in Rome, on 13, 14 and 15 September. The Conference concluded on the International Day of Democracy, established in 2008 by the UN General Assembly.
Date:Wed, 08/08/2012 - Fri, 10/08/2012
The Library of the Finnish Parliament hosted the 28th IFLA Pre Conference of Library and Research Services for Parliaments, held in Helsinki from Wednesday 8 August to Friday 10 August 2012 on the theme Parliamentary libraries – empowering parliaments and citizens.
The IFLA Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section
invites proposals for presentations at the Section's pre-conference
programme in Helsinki, 8-10 August 2012. The main theme of the Helsinki
pre-conference is Parliamentary Libraries - Empowering Parliaments and
In 2008 and 2010, the United Nations and the Inter-Parliamentary Union, through the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament, jointly published the first and second edition of the World e-Parliament Report.
The Reports, prepared by the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament, intend to help legislatures to harness the potential benefits of ICT for their work and establish key goals and priorities for exploiting this valuable resource. While providing evidence of the complexities of e-parliament, the Reports suggest ways to overcome some of the obstacles to the effective use of technology in parliamentary settings.
Newsletter of the IFLA Section on Libraries and Research Services for Parliaments (Vol 29, n. 1, June 2011)
Source:IFLA Section on Libraries and Research Services for Parliaments
Contents of the Newsletter of the IFLA Section on Libraries and Research Services for Parliaments (Vol 29, n. 1, June 2011)
The Global Centre for ICT in Parliament is finalizing, in collaboration with the IFLA Section on Library and Research Services for Parliaments, a Handbook on the use of ICT in parliamentary libraries and research services, which will cover various topics ranging from cataloguing to digital information services, from digitization to connecting MPs and citizens to services through social media.
On 12 August, the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament, the Office of Legislative Services of the Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico and the IFLA Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section, held a one-day training titled "Strategies for managing digital library sources" in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Training focused on the use of new technologies and on international standards to enhance the capacity of parliamentary libraries to develop, manage and deliver digital resources.
Date:Sat, 13/08/2011 - Thu, 18/08/2011
The World Library and Information Congress 2011, 77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, will take place at the Puerto Rico Convention Center, in San Juan, Puerto Rico from 13 to 18 August 2011
Date:Fri, 12/08/2011 - Mon, 15/08/2011
The 27th Pre-conference of Library and Research Services for Parliaments was held in Puerto Rico on 12-15 August 2011. The IFLA Conference theme was “Libraries beyond Libraries: Integration, Innovation and Information for All.”
Source:IFLA - Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section
The IFLA Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section invites proposals for presentations, workshop sessions and panel discussions at the Section's meetings in San Juan, Puerto Rico from the 13th - 18th of August 2011. We are planning two full off-site days of programme focussed upon the work of Parliamentary libraries and research services and at least one programme session within the main WLIC agenda structure.
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. The parliamentary libraries of the world, as a distinct type of librarianship, form a Section of their own within IFLA.