Content tagged Digital divide
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(These results include any available translations of the original English documents.)
- Mobilising Libraries for Cultural Diversity: Next-Steps Informed by the UNESCO 2005 Convention
In early February, IFLA observed the 14th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions – one of the governing...
News - 10 February 2021
- Libraries opening the door to cultural participation in the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development
Human creativity, expressed through culture and the arts, is a natural resource. Innovation driven by creativity is how we imagine solutions to the pressing challenges of our time. Culture...
News - 1 February 2021
- IGF 2020 Update: Wrapping Up Week 1, and a Look Ahead
The 2020 Internet Governance Forum – the first one to take place fully online – has just wrapped up its first week. Here is a quick look back at some of the relevant discussions...
News - 6 November 2020
- A Look Ahead to the 2020 Internet Governance Forum
Between 2 and 17 November, the first fully-virtual Internet Governance Forum will bring together stakeholders from around the globe. IFLA continues to engage – and encourages libraries to...
News - 2 November 2020
Tags: Access to information, Access to knowledge, Digital divide, Digital inclusion, Digitisation, Freedom of expression, IGF, Internet access, Internet governance, Internet Governance Forum, FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression)
- Library Pledge for Digital Inclusion
IFLA launched the Library Pledge for Digital Inclusion on 16 October, and is welcoming signatures. Below you can find the Pledge, and the signatories as of 3 December 2020. You can sign up to the...
Publication - 22 October 2020
- IFLA/ALA Webinar (with NPSIG): Librarians supporting universal broadband to continue providing essential services to communities everywhere
IFLA has championed the UN's Sustainable Development Goals for a long time. The Internet Governance Forum has called attention to the Internet as a vehicle for human resilience and solidarity...
Event - 9 October 2020
- Public Internet Access in Libraries: Realising the Potential, Avoiding the Pitfalls
For many libraries around the world, the mission to offer equitable access to information and knowledge also means supporting digital inclusion through public internet access offers...
Event - 7 September 2020
- Libraries Supporting Digital Governance: Insights from the 2020 UN E-Government Survey
E-government – the use of ICT to deliver public services and conduct government operations – aims not only to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the public sector, but also to...
News - 24 July 2020
- IFLA at EuroDIG 2020
The 2020 European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) took place online on June 11-12. IFLA joined the conference to get more insights on what recent trends in European internet policy and...
News - 18 June 2020
- A New Model for Digital Inclusion: An Interview with Helsingborg City Libraries
The long-standing mission of libraries to promote equitable access to information often leads them to get involved in digital inclusion efforts. We talked to Catharina Isberg, Library Director,...
News - 7 May 2020
- IFLA Responds to UN Consultation on Cultural Rights and Climate Change
The UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights invited stakeholders, including IFLA, to provide input for a report on the threat of climate change to culture, heritage and cultural...
News - 6 May 2020
Tags: Access to information, Capacity building, Change management, Conservation, Copyright, Cultural heritage, Digital divide, Digitisation, Human rights, Peace, Policy, Preservation, Risk assessment, Risk Register, Preservation and Conservation
- WLIC 2020 joint session with Preservation and Conservation Section
Since begining of 21st century IT development have brought new forms of e-books and complex objects for renewed and enhanced user / reader experience. These innovative cultural...
News - 13 January 2020
Tags: Access to information, Accessibility, Best practices, Development, Digital divide, Digital inclusion, Digital libraries, Digital preservation, Digital repositories, Digital resources, Digitisation, Library collections, Preservation
- Librarians and information professionals as (pro)motors of change: immersing, including and initiating digital transformation for smart societies (2019)
The IFLA Section for Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning (CPDWL) focuses on all aspects of professional development and learning in the workplace and brings together those...
Publication - 2 December 2019
- The Role of Libraries in National Broadband Plans and Policies
Public internet access in libraries is an important tool to help bring more people online. Including libraries in national broadband plans and policies is a way to support and enable their work...
Publication - 27 November 2019
- A Look Ahead to the 2019 Annual Internet Governance Forum Meeting
Between 25 and 29 November, 2019, IFLA will be taking part in the 14th annual Internet Governance Forum meeting in Berlin. IFLA has participated in IGF events since 2008; and we continue our...
News - 21 November 2019
- Open Session of the Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries
The Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries (DC-PAL) within the Internet Governance Forum brings together representatives from the library sector, NGOs and technical experts committed to...
Event - 16 November 2019
- 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
- Video recording of the 16th IFLA ILDS conference: Beyond the paywall - Resource sharing in a disruptive ecosystem. Held at the National Library of Technology in Prague, Czech Republic, October 9-11, 2019.
Recorded at the National Library of Technology in Prague, Czech Republic, from Wednesday, October 9, at 10:00 CET, until Friday, October 11, 2019, at noon CET. More at https://ilds2019....
Publication - 12 November 2019
Tags: Access to knowledge, Audiovisual and multimedia resources, Benchmarking, Best practices, Big data, Conferences, Cooperation, Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations, Czechia, Data management, Digital divide, Document delivery, eBooks, Electronic document delivery, eLending, eLending for Libraries, Interlibrary loans, International cooperation, Networking, Open access, Research support, Document Delivery and Resource Sharing, Videos
- Proceedings of the 16th IFLA ILDS conference: Beyond the paywall - Resource sharing in a disruptive ecosystem : held at the National Library of Technology in Prague, Czech Republic, October 9-11, 2019
Published on behalf of the IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section’s Standing Committee, this freely-accessible eBook is a testimonial reflecting the state-of-the-art in the...
Publication - 4 November 2019
Tags: Access to information, Benchmarking, Best practices, Big data, Conferences, Cooperation, Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations, Digital divide, Document delivery, eBooks, Electronic document delivery, eLending, eLending for Libraries, Intellectual property, Interlibrary loans, International cooperation, Library collections, Open access, Publications, Research support, Scholarly communications, Statistics and evaluation, User experience, Conference proceedings, Document Delivery and Resource Sharing
- ICDL 2019
The Sixth tri-annual International Conference on Digital Landscape (ICDL) will take place at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi, India. According to its website,...
Event - 12 September 2019
- Now available: summary of Mozilla's 2019 Internet Health Report
How can the latest digital trends affect the everyday work of libraries? The 2019 Mozilla Internet Health Report highlights the biggest challenges and opportunities to create a healthier...
News - 24 July 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)
- IFLA brief on the HABITAT III New Urban Agenda
HABITAT, a platform which gathers every 20 years to shape the future of human settlements, has issued its Quito Declaration on sustainable cities and human settlements for all – the...
Publication - 12 January 2019
- How Libraries Can Connect the Next Four Billion
Half of the world’s population lacks access to information online.In our knowledge society, libraries provide access and opportunity for all. Around the world, public access to...
Publication - 12 January 2019
- Don’t Stop Half Way: IFLA Submits Input to 2018 Review of WSIS Progress
IFLA has answered the UN’s call for contributions on progress towards WSIS Action Lines and Targets. This process makes connecting all libraries to the internet a key priority. IFLA’s...
News - 19 December 2018
- IFLA Input to 2018 WSIS Review
At meetings of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in 2005 and 2015, governments around the world agreed on the importance of connecting libraries as a means of helping everyone to...
Publication - 19 December 2018
- Asia-Pacific Internet Governance Forum 2018
The Asia-Pacific regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) is a key opportunity for stakeholders across Asia-Pacific to debate and look for consensus on issues around how the Internet works....
Event - 2 August 2018
Tags: Access to information, Asia and Oceania, Conference, Digital divide, Digital inclusion, Internet access, Internet governance, FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression)
- Erklärung der IFLA zu digitaler Kompetenz (18. August 2017)
Digital technologies have dramatically changed our lives. However, the physical access to these tools alone does not guarantee that virtually all people can take full advantage of the...
Publication - 27 August 2017
- IFLA Statement on Digital Literacy (18 August 2017)
Digital technologies have dramatically transformed our lives. Yet even with physical access to these tools, it is not a given that all can take full advantage of the opportunities created to...
Publication - 22 August 2017
- EU Digital Assembly 2017 – Libraries As Relevant As Ever in the Internet Age
This year’s European Digital Assembly took place in Malta, bringing together representatives of the EU, national governments, business and civil society. It focused on the opportunities and...
News - 25 June 2017
- More than Wires: IFLA Highlights Role of Libraries in Providing Meaningful Internet Access at EuroDIG
With long established worries about the digital divide meeting rapidly growing concerns about fake news, it is clear that alongside the immense benefits the Internet brings, there are also...
News - 9 June 2017
- World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2017
The 2017 Conference of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) will offer an opportunity to deepen the connections between Internet governance and the achievement of the Sustainable...
Event - 22 May 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
- Stanford Report Finds Public Internet Access in Libraries Top Rated Solution to the Digital Divide
In a new report, Stanford scholars James Fishkin and Max Senges et al. have explored how to actively involve different kinds of stakeholders in internet governance discussions. The researchers...
News - 8 July 2016
Tags: Access to information, Access to knowledge, Democracy, Digital divide, Freedom of information, IGF, Information policies, Internet access, Internet governance, LDP (Library Development Programme)
- Global Commission Recommends Governments to Invest in Public Access in Libraries
The Global Commission on Internet Governance has just released One Internet, a wide-ranging and pragmatic vision of how all actors can contribute to a sustainable and democratic internet....
News - 22 June 2016
- Libraries’ Role in Connecting the Next 1.5 Billion Recognised
Governments, international organisations, civil society representatives, development banks and industry have underlined their support for public access to the internet in libraries as a means of...
News - 25 April 2016
Tags: Access to information, Access to knowledge, Democracy, Development, Digital divide, Digital resources, Disadvantaged persons, Education, Education and training, Freedom of information, Freedom to read, Government information, Internet access, LDP (Library Development Programme)
- Libraries Can Help Connect the Next 4 Billion – IFLA Co-signs Letter to Finance Ministers
IFLA has co-signed a letter calling for universal, open, secure, and affordable broadband connectivity, with full protection of human rights. The letter to Finance Ministers, who are meeting today...
News - 13 April 2016
Tags: Access to information, Access to knowledge, broadband, connectivity, Democracy, Development, Digital divide, Information literacy, Information policies, Information technology, International cooperation, Internet access, Knowledge society, sustainable development goals, LDP (Library Development Programme)
- Papers from the Public Libraries Satellite in Birmingham now available
The Public Libraries Section's Satellite was held at the iconic Library of Birmingham 12-13 August. Over 150 participants from around the world came together to listen to an excting...
News - 5 September 2014
- Public Library Futures in a global digital world. Birmingham 12-13 August 2014
PROGRAM Day 1 Brian Gambles : Presentation Eva Wilenius: Presentation, Paper Huang Qunqing: Presentation, Paper Sarah Dudek & Vera Binz...
Publication - 4 September 2014
- IFLA engages in NETmundial discussions on behalf of libraries and their users
NETmundial outcomes: set of principles for Internet governance and a roadmap for their implementation The NETmundial meeting closed on April 24th with an outcome document adopted by...
News - 25 April 2014
- Libraries on the agenda at NETmundial
IFLA is this week attending the NetMundial meeting in Sao Paolo, Brazil. NetMundial is being organized by the Brazilian Government and /1Net, a forum that gathers international entities of the...
News - 24 April 2014
- Public Library Satellite Program Released!
With only limited places available NOW is the time to register for the Public Libraries Satellite in Birmingham! In a rapidly changing environment please join us explore and examine the...
News - 17 April 2014
- April Webinar: New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations
We are excited to announce the second installment of this year’s webinar series “New Librarians Global Connection: best...
Event - 4 April 2014
Tags: Access to information, Access to knowledge, Archives, Audiovisual and multimedia resources, Benchmarking, Best practices, Databases, design, Digital divide, Digital preservation, Digital repositories, Digital resources, Electronic resources, Information technology, International cooperation, Internet access, Knowledge management, user design, User experience, ux, Webinar, New Professionals
- IFLAcampLab 2014
registration (EN+RU) | program plus latest updates: EN / RU We are happy to invite you to IFLAcamp Library Creative Laboratory: “A Hero of Our...
Event - 14 March 2014
Tags: Access to information, Access to knowledge, Advocacy, Associations, Collection development, Communications, Communities of practice, Conference, Conferences, Cooperation, Copyright, Cultural heritage, cycling, Development, Digital divide, Digital repositories, Digital resources, Digitisation, Education and training, IFLAcampLab, Information professionals, Information technology, International cooperation, Knowledge society, Library as place, Library collections, Library history, Meetings, Members, Networking, New professionals, NPSIG, Policy, Professional development, Russian Federation, unconference, New Professionals
- Library Services to People with Special Needs Annual Session: “Accessibility: High Tech for Access”
The program will start with presentations to introduce access technology products, software and devices. Participants will then visit a "Technology Petting Zoo," where people (companies...
Event - 30 May 2013
Tags: Access to information, Access to knowledge, Acquisitions, Audiovisual and multimedia resources, Best practices, Digital divide, Digital resources, Disadvantaged persons, Education, Education and training, Electronic document delivery, Electronic resources, Library services to people with disabilities, Programme, Services to the visually impaired, Singapore, Social inclusion, Library Services to People with Special Needs
- Oslo satellite conference 2010
"WITH THE RIGHT TO READ" Oslo IFLA pre-conference on reading August 7th - 9th 2010 IFLA satellite conference on Reading for all -...
Informational Page - 21 July 2009
Tags: Access to information, Access to knowledge, Digital divide, Disadvantaged persons, Freedom of expression, Freedom of information, Freedom to read, Library services to people with disabilities, Reading, Services to the visually impaired, Library Services to People with Special Needs