IFLA news feed

News from Information Society

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.

9 Juli 2021 | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Digital divide, Digital inclusion, Information society, Internet access, Internet governance, EuroDig

How to make knowledge powerful: IFLA engages in HERMES project on resource sharing

Empowering research by connecting libraries and facilitating access to knowledge: the international HERMES project responds with research, training, and brand new software.

23 Juni 2021 | Document Delivery and Resource Sharing, Access to information, Access to knowledge, Document delivery, resource sharing

Timely, sustainable, and more necessary than ever: Webinar on libraries, open access and infodemics

The pandemic has underlined the importance of access to information for all, but at the same time, the risks of misinformation. Libraries have a huge potential to contribute, as highlighted in a webinar organised by participants in the IFLA-Goethe Institut Emerging International Voices Programme.

31 Mai 2021 | Access to information, Information literacy, Open access, COVID-19

Leveraging Public Access to Connect Underserved Users - IFLA@WSIS 2021

From targeted digital skills coaching to providing an adapted and welcoming space for all - an IFLA-led workshop at the WSIS Forum 2021 examined good practices and key issues in leveraging public access to connect the more vulnerable or underserved user groups.

8 Mai 2021 | WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Digital divide, Digital inclusion

Cities for Digital Rights: Advocacy and engagement opportunities for libraries

A new IFLA briefing offers an overview of the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights, and highlights areas where its targets and goals overlap with the work of the library field, creating scope for engagement, collaboration and advocacy for libraries.

15 April 2021 | Access to information, Access to knowledge, Digital inclusion, Human rights

Libraries for Digital Inclusion: Charting the Course for 2021

Public access in libraries can be a powerful tool to bring more people online - particularly as the world is working to meet global connectivity goals and ambitions in the next few years. But how to realise its potential? You can join the discussion and help shape the agenda of the Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries for 2021!

9 April 2021 | Access to information, Access to knowledge, Digital inclusion

Championing Digital Literacy and Privacy - Toronto Public Library Experiences

As Safer Internet month draws to a close, libraries around the world scale up, maintain and continue to explore new ways to champion digital literacy, online safety and wellbeing in their communities. In a new interview, Pam Ryan discusses the experiences of Toronto Public Library.

25 Februar 2021 | Access to information, Access to knowledge, Digital inclusion, Digitial literacy

Safer Internet Day in Lithuanian Libraries

Every February, libraries around the world support and take part in the Safer Internet Day campaign - to raise awareness and organise learning opportunities to help young people navigate the internet safely and confidently. Jolita Steponaitienė, the President of Lithuanian Librarian‘s Association, offers a look at how libraries in Lithuania continue to champion Safer Interent Day initiatives in 2021.

9 Februar 2021 | Access to information, Digital inclusion, Information literacy, Information technology, Safer Internet Day

IFLA Deeply Concerned by Reports of Restrictions on Access to Information in Myanmar

Following reports of internet shutdowns and other restrictions on access to information in Myanmar, IFLA's President and Secretary General have issued the below statement.

9 Februar 2021 | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Myanmar

List all IFLA news