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We are pleased to announce that the United Nations Digital Library (UNDL) is now available and can be accessed globally free of charge.  A result of the successful collaboration between the Dag Hammarskjöld Library (DHL) at UN Headquarters and the United Nations Office at Geneva Library, the platform uses innovative open source technology to provide access to UN-produced materials in digital format. Content will be added continuously and enhancements to the system will be rolled out on a regular basis. The new system, which offers easy access to UN documents, maps, speeches, voting data, as well as non-sales publications, will help global researchers find the UN information they need, quickly and accurately. It provides one point of access to UN information – current and historical.

Phase 1 of the UNDL incorporates digital content from the databases in UNBISnet and the Official Document System (ODS) - mainly official UN documents, speech and voting records, as well as some maps.  The UNDL will also link to open access UN content.

ANKOS prepared

In the previous four years, with its academic quality, profile of its participants, as well as its setting as an exhibition, ANKOSLink Conference has become the largest library event in the country and in the region. If we look at the numbers, ANKOSLink has succeeded in fashioning itself as a brand born out of libraries, with more than 550 participants and close to 60 firms. It continues to be the right address not only for libraries and librarians, but also for information professionals of all levels, from administrators to students.

From 21 to 25 March 2017, the Transcribathon Romania will be hosted in various locations across the country. http://transcribathon.com/en/romania/

On 21st of December, 2016, The Second National Open Access Workshop dedicated to the Research Data was hosted by the National Academy of Economic Sciences with all interested parties attending - the major funding agencies, representatives of the Ministry of Culture, Prime Ministry Chancery, National Meteorological Administration, repository representatives, representatives of Open Data Coalition, and NGO representatives. This edition has been focused on the very important topic of data, the management of the research data.

The aim was to make an European context for the possible actions on the national level. The second target was to find the proper incentives for advancing on the Open Sciences path.

DARIAH RS

After the successful organization set Museums and challenges of open access, we are pleased to present to you an electronic version of the publication Open access to museum documentation in Serbia: Experiences, challenges and potentials.

The conference: http://dariah.rs/en/museums-challenges-open-access/

Publication launched: http://dariah.rs/objavljena-publikacija-o-otvorenom-pristupu/

Документи о спољној политици Краљевине Србије 1903-1914

DocumenteDesprePoliticaExternaEN

Another successful project realized in cooperation between MISANU and Department of Historical Sciences SANU and supported by the Ministry of Culture and Information: Digitization of the documents about foreign politics of the Kingdom of Serbia 1903 - 1914!

The National Association of Public Libraries and Librarians from Romania just released its brand new Development Strategy - 22th of January, 2015. One of the chapters aims towards building a common information space for all Romanian public libraries. This digital space will be the agreggator for bibliographic data and Open Access scientific research resources at the national level.

openaccesslogoWith great satisfaction we inform you that Open Access became in Romania the main „access to knowledge” as the brand new National Strategy for Research, Development and Innovation promoted it. The last cycle of policies in research, development and innovation has finished and a new period opened spanning until 2020. The new document was approved in Bucharest on 21st of October and ratified by the Romanian Government on 28th.
The new Strategy is aligned with the European policies - Innovation Union and takes traits of the new Horizon 2020 financing instrument.

Taking a look at the country profile put by the DG Research in the Research and Innovation performance in the EU Innovation Union progress at country level brings some realities concerning the valorisation of the research in terms of presence:

the share of national scientific publications in the top 10 % most-cited publications worldwide has declined slightly in recent years.
Overall, the number of international co-publications with other European countries is the lowest in Europe, suggesting that Romania does not benefit sufficiently from the international knowledge flows favoured by the ERA architecture.[...]
Demand for knowledge is weak and there is an underdeveloped innovation culture.

TheDayWeFightBackFeb11 2014Increased Internet censorship and surveillance has been an emerging trend over the last decade. Since 2013’s leaks regarding online spying by various security agencies, the global dimensions and potential of ubiquitous surveillance have become evident to the global public. The IFLA FAIFE Committee has been actively working for many years to raise the issue of privacy and surveillance in a library context and now highlights some initiatives to support citizens’ rights.

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APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY to abrogate Articles IV and V of Government Emergency Ordinance 117 regarding the amendment of the Education Law issued on December 23, 2013 and entered into force on December 30, 2013.

Open letter to Prime Minister Victor Ponta against the dissolution of the National Pedagogical Library I.C. Petrescu

Signed by Carmen-Leocadia Pesantez Pozo, Managing Director of the National Pedagogical Library, together with the legal representatives of the institution on January 8, 2014, Bucharest - ROMANIA

The same open letter was sent to Mr. Traian Băsescu, President of Romania,
and to the Parliament of Romania to the attention of Mr. Crin Antonescu, President of the Senate,
and Mr. Valeriu Ştefan Zgonea, President of the Chamber of Deputies

Signed by Carmen-Leocadia Pesantez Pozo, Managing Director of the National Pedagogical Library, together with the legal representatives of the institution and the members of the Board f Administration on January 13, 2014, Bucharest - ROMANIA

 

Dear Mr. Prime Minister,

We respectfully submit for your consideration the extremely serious situation regarding the dissolution of the NATIONAL PEDAGOGICAL LIBRARY “I.C. PETRESCU” of Bucharest, after 133 years of existence and a continuous activity in the service of the Romanian pedagogy, education and culture.

Through Articles IV and V of Government Emergency Ordinance 117 regarding the amendment of the Education Law issued on December 23, 2013 and entered into force on December 30, 2013, the Government of Romania abusively decided, without gathering information about the real situation, that the National Pedagogical Library “I.C. Petrescu” (BPN) should merge with the Central University Library Carol I of Bucharest (BCU). The reason for which the Ordinance was issued would be the fact that the building in which BPN operates was returned to its rightful owners and the institution “is in great danger to lose its books and the jobs of the employees”. If the decision-makers had really wanted to find a solution for the library headquarters, for sure an adequate solution would have been reached. The owners of the building repeatedly asked to be received at the Ministry of the National Education for a discussion on the acquisition of the building returned to them through irrevocable Decision 615/R/26.10.2006 of the Bucharest Court of Appeal, Civil Section IX.

Valuable information produced by researchers in many EU-funded projects will be shared freely as a result of a Pilot on Open Research Data in Horizon 2020. Researchers in projects participating in the pilot are asked to make the underlying data needed to validate the results presented in scientific publications and other scientific information available for use by other researchers, innovative industries and citizens. This will lead to better and more efficient science and improved transparency for citizens and society. It will also contribute to economic growth through open innovation. For 2014-2015, topic areas participating in the Open Research Data Pilot will receive funding of around €3 billion.

GuidelinesOnDataManagementInHorizon2020Ver1Cover GuidelinesOnOpenAccessToScientificPublicationsAndResearchDataInHorizon2020Ver1Cover

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-1257_en.htm

The Commission recognises that research data is as important as publications. It therefore announced in 2012 that it would experiment with open access to research data (see IP/12/790). The Pilot on Open Research Data in Horizon 2020 does for scientific information what the Open Data Strategy1 does for public sector information: it aims to improve and maximise access to and re-use of research data generated by projects for the benefit of society and the economy.

The Pilot involves key areas of Horizon 2020:

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This category is home for descriptive resources about European level orgasations relevant for the information science guild.

Acquis is the accumulated legislation, legal acts, and court decisions which constitute the body of European Union law. The term is French: acquis meaning "that which has been agreed upon", and communautaire meaning "of the community".

Here all the resources related to Actions Plans of the EU.

Documents of all concerns to Library and Information Science.

Everything about Open Access - the rise and fall.

Here you may find resources cencerning reward mechanisms for those who operate and evengelize Open Access.

The category where all pleas and calls for help will have an echo.

SOS messages launched amid LAMG professionals.

All the resources that would make relevance to our specialists.

Here we reflect through documents: position papers, manifestos, declarations, etc., all the policies facets intertwined with advocacy components.