Content tagged Information society
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- Share Your Thoughts and Ideas on the IFLA/UNESCO/ Public Library Manifesto
The IFLA/ UNESCO Public Library Manifesto has been an important achievement since it was first ratified in 1994. The Manifesto proclaims UNESCO's belief in the public library as a...
News - 23 March 2020
Tags: Access to information, Access to knowledge, Advocacy, Best practices, Cooperation, Democracy, Development, Freedom of expression, Freedom of information, Freedom to read, Information society, Knowledge management, Libraries for development, Library and information profession, Library and information science education, Library as place, Library collections, Library outreach, Library services, Members, Policy, Social inclusion, Society, Public Libraries
- 14th Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum
IFLA will be participating in the annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting on 25-29th of November in Berlin. The IGF is a UN-based open multistakeholder platform which brings...
Event - 16 November 2019
- IFLA Guidelines on Public Internet Access in Libraries
IFLA's Guidelines on Public Internet Access in Libraries offer both a firm reiteration of support for the value of such access, but also practical guidance in dealing with the issues that...
Publication - 25 August 2019
- IFLA at EuroDIG 2019
The 2019 edition of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) took place in The Hague from 19-21 June. This year, IFLA was involved in organising a panel on the European...
News - 25 June 2019
Tags: Access to information, Conference, Data Literacy, Digital divide, Freedom of information, Information society, Internet governance, Netherlands, FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression)
- 2014-2015 IFLA LGBT SIG Annual Report
2014-2015 IFLA LGBT SIG Annual Report
Publication - 2 January 2019
Tags: Access to information, Access to knowledge, Accessibility, Acquisitions, Advocacy, Best practices, Cataloguing, Censorship, Collection development, Communications, Communities of practice, Conferences, Disadvantaged persons, Freedom of expression, Freedom of information, Freedom to read, Human rights, Immigrants, Indigenous peoples, Information society, LGBTQ library services, Libraries for development, Library and information science education, Library as place, Library collections, Library outreach, Minority groups, Multicultural populations, Net neutrality, Peace, Resource discovery, User experience, Women’s issues, Young adults, Annual reports, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning Users (LGBTQ)
- Libraries for Human Rights
Libraries have a unique relationship with human rights. Our institutions both depend on them to operate, but also contribute to their realisation. The 70th anniversary of the Universal...
Publication - 4 December 2018
- International Governance Forum 2018
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is an important gathering for discussing how the internet works. Its multistakeholder approach allows for open discussion between civil society...
Event - 5 November 2018
Tags: Access to information, Access to knowledge, Development, Event, Freedom of expression, Freedom of information, Information society, Internet access, Internet governance, FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression)
- Comments by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) to the Content Regulation in the Digital Age 2018 Human Rights Council Report
The submission is available here.
Publication - 18 January 2018
Tags: Access to information, Copyright, Freedom of expression, Freedom of information, Information society, Publications, FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression)
- Bringing Internet Access to All Libraries: Progress and Plans
When the World Summit on the Information Society set out principles for how the Internet should be run in 2003, the governments present fixed the target of connecting public libraries. When these...
News - 8 January 2018
- IFLA at the Internet Governance Forum
On December 14 at 11:30 (CET), join us for a 30-minute webinar to learn more about the role of IFLA at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and how IFLA advocates for public access in...
Event - 12 December 2017
Tags: digital literacy, IGF, Information society, Internet governance, Internet Governance Forum, Public Access, Webinar, webinar, FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression)
- Libraries, Human Rights and the Internet: IFLA Engages in Geneva
Libraries have a major practical role in giving their users access to knowledge and protecting their intellectual freedom. As well as public access to Internet connections, they...
News - 12 June 2017
- Means, Don (2016): “Reaching the Rest of Us: Public Spectrum for Public Access” - Libraries lead in providing public access via TV WhiteSpace to help bring billions of new users into global digital conversation
A paper by Don Means (2016) presented at IFLA WLIC 2016 in Columbus, OH, in the session Connections. Collaboration. Community in Session 81 - Division III Programme. Don Means...
Publication - 13 March 2017
- How To Spot Fake News
Critical thinking is a key skill in media and information literacy, and the mission of libraries is to educate and advocate its importance. Discussions about fake news has led to a new...
Publication - 1 February 2017