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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

Libraries Supporting Open Government: Areas for Engagement and Lessons Learned

Open Government is an umbrella term that covers principles and practices of re-defining the relationship between government and wider society towards more openness, transparency and participation. Relying on their capacity and expertise in ensuring meaningful access to information and supporting user engagement, libraries can help deliver… Read More

  • Publications
  • 04 June 2020

IFLA Government Libraries Section Mid-Term Conference

In 2019 in the context of its work on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations is focussing in particular on SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions. This goal is core to the work of the IFLA Government Libraries Section. This two-day conference considers how libraries… Read More

  • Events
  • 01 November 2019