For all requests to remove an item from the IFLA Library, please see the general IFLA Notice and Takedown procedure and submit the web form. Please note the additional information below concerning takedown of items from this IFLA Library website.
The IFLA Library is a digital archive and the intention is that deposited content should not be removed. If a request to remove an item is granted, the paper will be retired from the IFLA Library which means it will no longer be visible to the public. Once a work has been deposited in the IFLA Library and subsequently retired, metadata to the deposited content will always remain to avoid loss of historical record together with a note explaining the reasons for removal.
Acceptable reasons for retiring an item include:
In the specific cases of papers submitted for presentation at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) an author may request that a paper is retired from the IFLA Library for the following reasons:
In these cases, there are also other options available rather than a removal of the file from the IFLA Library:
The author can request that the paper remains in the IFLA Library. In this case it will be indicated as withdrawn in the metadata for the item, and a reason for its withdrawal may be indicated. The paper will still remain accessible.
The CC BY 4.0 license attached to the paper in the IFLA Library does not prevent a publisher from publishing your paper, and indeed is non revocable, meaning that anyone who has already accessed the work may continue to use it under the terms and conditions of the original license.
It might be possible to negotiate with the publisher before removing the paper from the IFLA Library:
Please get in touch with IFLA HQ staff if you wish to discuss any of these options.
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