Pre-Conference Workshop 9: A Toolkit for Knowledge Rights Advocacy

Pre-Conference Workshop 9: “A Toolkit for Knowledge Rights Advocacy”
Organised by the Knowledge Rights 21 Project

This workshop will focused on presenting and discussing the tools published and being developed by the Knowledge Rights 21 Programme, which brings together LIBER, SPARC Europe and IFLA. The Programme aims to build a strong and sustainable basis for libraries to engage decision-makers and other stakeholders in favour of laws and policies that free up libraries to fulfill their missions today.

The session will be divided into two parts:

  1. A first session will provide a presentation of the tools and materials available to libraries through the Programme, including from some of the teams involved in delivering on research and engagement projects within its scope (notably on eBooks, Secondary Publishing Rights), and coming plans. This will include an opportunity to ask questions and seek clarifications.
  2. A second session will look to workshop with participants in order to assess the current landscape of policies around knowledge in their policies. We will work with participants to reflect on the current status of their countries in each of the policy areas in focus with KR21, and then to look at where the chances of movement are highest. The goal will be to help participants to identify focus areas where they can get involved in the work of KR21.

52nd LIBER Annual Conference