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Defend net neutrality, defend access to culture

IFLA has joined Creative Commons and Europeana in signing an open letter to European lawmakers, underlining that proposals to impose fees on companies and institutions that share content online pose a real threat to libraries and others in their work to enforce cultural rights.  Read More

  • News
  • 08 June 2023

2018-2019 IFLA LGBT SIG Action Plan and Resource Request Form

Click here for the complete 2018-2019 IFLA LGBTQ+ SIG Action Plan. Objectives of Professional Unit 2018-19: 1. Provide guidelines for LGBTQ+ library services and collections around the world Promoting IFLA Standards to support libraries in the provision of services to their communities;… Read More

  • Publications
  • 26 December 2018
  • By: Anne Redacliff

Net Neutrality Toolkit

Net neutrality refers to the principle that all data or traffic on the Internet should be treated equally. As set out in the IFLA Statement of 2016, unjustified discrimination can lead to certain types of content being prioritised, and others placed in the slow lane. Read More

  • Publications
  • 28 June 2018

IFLA Statement on Net Neutrality and Zero-Rating (2016)

Introduction   Network neutrality[1], or net neutrality, is the principle that all data or traffic on the Internet should be treated equally. Internet users’ freedom of choice should not be restricted or affected giving preferential treatment to certain content, services, applications, or devices… Read More

  • Publications
  • 12 August 2016

The Internet’s New Gatekeepers? Net Neutrality and Libraries

Net Neutrality is the term used to describe the principle by which all traffic over internet connections – films, music, documents – is treated in a non-discriminatory way. When it is compromised, users' choices are influenced or restricted. Come along to the joint FAIFE-CLM session on Monday 15 August at 1:45pm in Hall E at WLIC2016 to hear more about these issues, how they affect libraries, and IFLA's upcoming statement on the subject. Read More

  • News
  • 11 August 2016
  • By: anonymous