KnowledgeSpeak reports that IFLA’s new Statement on Open Library Data calls on governments to ensure, either directly or through supporting others, the collection and open publication of data about libraries and their use…
“It highlights that any such collection should not lead to a reduction of library budgets, and that it should be collected in a way that allows for disaggregation. The Statement also calls for questions about libraries to be integrated into household surveys, in order to build a better understanding of how individuals use them...”
According to infoDOCKET “The 2021 GALILEO Annual User Survey results show users continue to see the state’s virtual library as a valuable learning resource. A total 2,779 surveys were analyzed for the annual report. About 90 percent strongly agreed or agreed that GALILEO was a valuable service. And although many users had not used the new bento box feature yet, most of those who had reported positive satisfaction.
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion Launches Comprehensive Glossary That Aims to Provide a Reference for Anyone Interested in Terminology Used Within Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility
CONFERENCES,MEETINGS, AND WEBINARS
Recordings of the 2021 Digital Preservation Conference: “Embracing Digitality” are available as a playlist on the NDSA YouTube Channel! If you missed a session during the conference – or perhaps didn’t have the opportunity to attend – now is your chance to catch up on all the great stuff you may have missed. Many thanks to our DLF conference counterparts for posting these…”