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UK’s Crown Copyright and the Government Web

In the UK, all material produced by civil servants, ministers and government departments and agencies in the course of their work belongs to the Crown and is Crown copyright. The material covered ranges from public records, government reports and legislation to Ordnance Survey maps, government reports and official press releases, and even academic articles sponsored by government departments. IFLA Government Libraries Section Information Coordinator, Jonathan Ginn covers the bases. Read More

  • News
  • 17 September 2022
  • By: Jonathan Ginn

Informed Societies and Integrity in Public Information: Opportunities for Building Back Better and SDG Success with Libraries

In cooperation with the UN Library in New York, IFLA is organising a workshop in the margins of the High-Level Political Forum on 11 July. Library participants from around the world will exchange with diplomats and UN officials in order to identify key themes and issues around how to ensure informed societies and uphold integrity in support of the SDGs. Read More

  • Events
  • 06 July 2022

Call for Presentations: GLS Session WLIC Dublin 2022

Theme: “The evolving roles of libraries and knowledge management services in government: the blurring of the distinction between explicit and tacit knowledge and opportunities for new synergies” The Government Libraries Section is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at a session to be held at the IFLA World Library… Read More

  • News
  • 05 April 2022

Libraries and Open Data in 2021: Access, Skills, Engagement

6 March 2021 marks the annual Open Data Day. This international celebration brings together a wide range of stakeholders – from librarians and public servants to developers and statisticians – to showcase creative uses and benefits of open data to drive development and help address today’s societal challenges. Read More

  • News
  • 06 March 2021
  • By: anonymous

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 promote the values of openness, transparency, accountability and public access to information. These principles are of course relevant to the work and values of the library field; and libraries can offer support to digital government initiatives and strategies. The 2020 UN E-Government Survey Report offers some insights on the way libraries can help build inclusive and effective e-governments. Read More

  • News
  • 24 July 2020
  • By: anonymous