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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

Internet Governance Forum 2022

This year's Internet Governance Forum (IGF) focuses on the topic of Resilient Internet for a Shared Sustainable and Common Future. IFLA will be present, working to underline how libraries represent an essential link in the chain between internet access, resilience, and inclusiveness.  Read More

  • Events
  • 04 November 2022

A Librarian’s School of Internet Governance Experience: Interview with Nina Nakaora

Internet governance covers a wide range of issues of significant library interest. We rely increasingly on the internet to achieve our mission of providing maximum meaningful access to information, while in turn being key players in ensuring that the internet itself is inclusive. We interviewed Nina Nakaora (Fiji), who participated in this year's Asia Pacific School of Internet Governance (APSIG), ahead of the Asia-Pacific regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF). Read More

  • News
  • 30 September 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

Asia-Pacific regional Internet Governance Forum

Under the theme: 'People at the centre: envisioning a community-led internet that is inclusive, sustainable and trusted', the Asia-Pacific regional Internet Governance Forum brings together governments, business and other stakeholders to address key issues in how the internet is run.  Read More

  • Events
  • 24 August 2022