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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

IFLA, EIFL release report on the impacts of public access

The latest report from the Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries, led by IFLA and EIFL, brings together key resources that explain the difference that public access in libraries can make, as well as offering hints and insights that can help drive evaluation of similar efforts.  Read More

  • News
  • 15 November 2022

Connect libraries to connect societies: IFLA submission to WSIS reporting process

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), back in 2005, underlined the imp0rtance of connecting all public libraries to the internet as part of wider efforts to ensure that the internet works for everyone. In our latest submission to the WSIS reporting process, we highlight great examples of how libraries are making this happen, and the need to reaffirm and reinforce the role of libraries in inclusive connectivity. Read More

  • News
  • 10 November 2022

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

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