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UNESCO Guidelines for the Governance of Digital Platforms

The final version of UNESCO’s guidelines on how digital platforms – and in particular social media – should work offers helpful affirmation of the importance of access to information, skills, and libraries. It also provides a framework for us to engage in wider debates about information regulation. Read More

  • News
  • 22 December 2023

IFLA’s Internet Manifesto 2024 – Why is it relevant and who will benefit?

IFLA approved its fist Internet Manifesto in 2002, providing early recognition of the vital role that the Internet plays in the library and information services field. In 2014, a second version of the manifesto was published, not only to reflect on the changes that the Internet had gone through those years, but also to reaffirm the crucial role of libraries in ensuring equitable access to the Internet and supporting freedom of access to information. Read More

  • News
  • 07 November 2023

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 Signs Joint Letter on EU Copyright Reform

With proposals on European Union copyright reform imminent, IFLA continues to push for ambitious reforms that boost learning, innovation and creativity. It has recently co-signed a letter to seven EU Commissioners, underlining our goals in the process. Read More

  • News
  • 14 September 2016
  • By: anonymous

Response to Public Consultation on the Review of EU Copyright Rules (2014)

5 March 2014 In September 2013, the European Parliament recognised the need to reform EU copyright rules within its European Parliamentary resolution on “Promoting the European Cultural and Creative Sectors as sources of economic growth and jobs” (T7-0368/2013)1. In that resolution, the European Parliament: 52. … Read More

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  • 12 March 2014