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The Internet in 2023: Key Issues for Libraries

In the latest of our series of looks ahead on different policy areas, we turn to the internet and wider digital world. Given both our own reliance on technology, as well as its impact on the achievement of wider library goals, evolutions in this space are particularly relevant for our own field to consider. Read More

  • News
  • 27 January 2023

Digital Inclusion and the public libraries against inequalities in access to information

The internet and digital technologies can be both forces for division and forces for inclusion, in all of economic, social, cultural and civic life. Public libraries can have a key influence for the good, through providing a multi-faceted and multi-layered approach to digital inclusion. This talk will explore the nature of public libraries' diverse contribution, and why they should be at the heart of any strategies for digital inclusion. Read More

  • Events
  • 18 October 2022

Digital Inclusion and Libraries in North America: Prospects and Challenges

The Digital Inclusion Team of the IFLA North America Regional Division is pleased to invite you all to its first webinar entitled “Digital Inclusion and Libraries in North America: Prospects and Challenges” to be held on Thursday, October 20th at 2.00 pm EST (1.00 pm Central Time and 11:00 am Pacific Time.  Read More

  • Events
  • 02 October 2022

Libraries for digital and information welfare: AIB (Italian Library Association) for “Repubblica digitale”

Libraries need to be at the heart of discussions around digital policies and internet governance. This is not just because of how much we depend on these in order to be able to do our jobs, but also because our profession brings unique perspectives and skills. To find out how this is happening in Italy, we talked to the Italian Library Association, who shared the below insights. Read More

  • News
  • 29 August 2022