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According to the Electronic Sophistication Index 2012, administered by the Department of Public Administration and Justice of the Basque Government, 35.1 % of the public procedures and processes can be made entirely over the Internet.
An Arabic version of the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) is now available. It was translated by Doaa Ali Mohamed Ali (Department of librarianship, archives and information science, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University).
Switching to open source-based virtualisation software, allowed the government of the Canary Island to reduce its budget by close to 70 per cent. "Using our previous solution, we expected to spend around 1 million euro over the next three years. Switching to the open source-based alternative brought the total down to 300,000 euro", confirms Roberto Moreno Díaz, director of the government's department for Telecom and New Technologies.
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The European Commission invites metadata experts who directly or indirectly work for a governmental data portal to participate in a working group that will define a common model for exchanging information about data sets between data portals in Europe.
A famous quotation by Thomas J. "Tom" Peters states “If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade'. The Lebanese Library Association (LLA) was proud to be the first to be chosen as participants by the Asia and Oceania region as the candidates of the IFLA project on Building Strong Library Associations Programme.
The following papers have been accepted for presentation and publication by the GIOPS paper selection committee at the World Library and Information Congress Future Libraries and Infinite Possibilities in Singapore.
Presented in collaboration with MetLib, Management of Library Associations, and Copyright and Legal Matters Sections
Morning Session – E-books in libraries – a snapshot of e-book licensing policy/ principles around the globe
Part 1 (9:30am – 11:00am) :
A. Introduction and chair – Gerald Leitner
The capital of Kazakhstan Astana city hosted a forum of librarians on "Commonwealth Libraries: Integration, Innovation and Access for All" from 26 to 28 September 2012. The city which was previously named the cultural capital of the Turkic world, was declared the cultural capital of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) at the international forum "Eurasian culture in the New World" held earlier in the year.
There is a growing need for standards, as these are increasingly being used as tools to achieve policy aims, says Martina Sindelar, representing the European Commission's Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry, Key Enabling Technologies and ICT. She is, together with colleagues from DG Connect, responsible for the European Commission Multi-Stakeholders Platform on ICT Standardisation. "That is why it is important that standards are developed in a open, transparent and democratic way."
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A new site has been recently launched as part of the European FP7 ‘Personal Health Systems (PHS) Foresight’ project with the objective to provide a forum for long-term coordination and strategic guidance across different PHS areas of application.
Emerald Group Publishing Limited has announced the next batch of articles available in open access as part of its ‘special partnership’ with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).
European citizens are becoming increasingly mobile, and upcoming opportunities are growing for students and citizens alike.
One major issue in helping mobility is decreasing the administrative burden linked to moving; how can a citizen easily carry over his personal information from one administration to another? How can a student provide access to his course curricula and results to a new university?
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On 21 February 2013, UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, launched an online platform, ‘UNAIDS Science now’, which highlights scientific papers published on HIV, especially those papers that are particularly relevant to the United Nations high level targets.