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Building a strong library voice in Internet Governance: interview with Bibliosuisse

From digital inclusion to media literacy, libraries have long worked to help build a more equitable digital ecosystem that everyone could access and benefit from. Libraries’ expertise can offer valuable insights to today’s internet governance and policy discussions – and more and more informational professionals are joining these dialogues and platforms. Read More

  • News
  • 14 September 2021

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

Safer Internet Day: Experiences in Latvian Libraries

Every February, many countries celebrate and organise events dedicated to Safer Internet Day. Promoting digital literacy - including the fundamentals of online safety and privacy - has long been an important part of many libraries’ offer. So how can libraries support the Safer Internet Day campaign – and why should they take part? To offer a look from Latvia – a country where libraries have been championing Safer Internet Days for many years – Inga Niedra from the Latvian Culture Information Systems Centre shared some insights. Read More

  • News
  • 09 February 2021
  • By: anonymous

IGF 2020 Update: Wrapping Up Week 1, and a Look Ahead

The 2020 Internet Governance Forum – the first one to take place fully online – has just wrapped up its first week. Here is a quick look back at some relevant discussions – and engagement ideas for the coming days! Read More

  • News
  • 06 November 2020
  • By: anonymous

15th Internet Governance Forum

The 15th United Nations Internet Governance Forum takes place this year virtually, bringing together stakeholders from around the globe to talk about key issues concerning the way the internet works.  IFLA will be engaging throughout, both in sessions where we will highlight the role of libraries in… Read More

  • Events
  • 02 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