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European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) 2021

The 2021 European Dialogue on Internet Governance took place last week, bringing together stakeholders to discuss, collaborate and facilitate good practices around the policies and processes which shape the digital ecosystem today. IFLA summarises some key messages and takeaway lessons for libraries worldwide. Read More

  • News
  • 09 July 2021
  • By: anonymous

Going Digital: Bringing the Library to Teens in the New Normal

By Ms Siti Aisyah Binte Abdul Nasir, Deputy Head (Children & Teens) | Programmes and Exhibitions, Archives and Libraries Group, National Library Board, Singapore In Singapore, the National Library Board (NLB) runs 27 public libraries, with teens making up about 10% of our patrons. When the COVID-19 pandemic came… Read More

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  • 22 May 2021

Why Public Access Matters

​Libraries were early adopters of the internet, seeing its potential to connect people to ever more information.  While numbers of people with home connections has increased, the value and importance of the possibility to connect in or via a library has remained. For… Read More

  • Publications
  • 11 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 take part in – discussions on how the internet works and should be governed in many areas that impact the library field. From digital inclusion to privacy, access to content, accessibility, digital skills and beyond – there are many relevant discussions worth engaging in. Read More

  • News
  • 02 November 2020
  • By: anonymous

Press Release: Every Community Connected – A Call to Action

A coalition of organisations representing libraries and technologists has called on governments and decision-makers to ensure that every community is connected, and, through libraries, has access to the content and skills needed to enjoy the benefits that the internet can bring. Read More

  • News
  • 16 October 2020
  • By: anonymous

Every Community Connected: A Call to Action, a Pledge to Engage

IFLA is proud to sign up to two documents addressing a key issue of our time – the digital divide. The first calls on governments to act to support investment in wider connectivity and the libraries that help users make the most of it. The second represents a pledge to do all in our power to promote digital inclusion, and is open to wider signatures. Read More

  • News
  • 16 October 2020
  • By: anonymous