IFLA Library Policies

Unless otherwise indicated, all items in the IFLA Library are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).

Papers presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC)

A condition of presenting a paper at an IFLA WLIC is that the paper is made available on the IFLA website with a CC BY 4.0 licence. This licence is attached for the duration of the copyright term. An author can decide to change the licence at any time, but the original licence is non revocable - this means that anyone who has already accessed the work may continue to use it under the terms and conditions of the original licence.

Authors of IFLA WLIC papers wishing to make their papers available to WLIC participants and the general public via the IFLA Library must agree to conditions presented in the Author Permission Form, which is sent to them when they are invited to present and submit a paper.

Whilst on the IFLA website, the paper will continue to have a CC BY 4.0 licence (and will be searchable on Google, etc.) until/unless a request is received to take down the item according to the Notice and Takedown procedure for IFLA Library.

Content Policy

(for types of document & data set held)

The IFLA Library is the electronic document repository for IFLA; it is intended to store and present in a convenient single online location for ease of accessibility, search and browsing papers presented at the annual IFLA World Library and Information Congresses, and digital resources, or metadata about resources, created and published by IFLA. It was launched in 2013 and will continue to grow with the addition of existing and new resources.

  1. The repository will hold many types of IFLA publication.
  2. Principal languages of content: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish.

Metadata Policy

(for information describing items in the repository.)

  1. Anyone may access the metadata free of charge.
  2. The metadata may be re-used in any medium without prior permission for not-for-profit purposes provided the OAI Identifier or a link to the original metadata record are given.
  3. The metadata must not be re-used in any medium for commercial purposes without formal permission.
  4. Principal languages of metadata: currently mainly English.