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18 Juni 2018 | Literacy and Reading | Literacy and Reading, Literacy

Internet for People: IFLA signs onto joint letter to G20 Presidency

IFLA has added its name to a letter to Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina and host of the G20 – a gathering of the governments of the world’s biggest economies. The letter sets out a number of areas where policy-makers should act to ensure the Internet works, first and foremost, for its users.

17 Juni 2018 | FAIFE and Information Society | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Censorship, Argentina, Internet governance, Freedom of expression, Privacy

On Track or Off the Rails? IFLA publishes an update current status of transposition of the Marrakesh Directive in Europe

On the occasion of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 12-14 June, IFLA wishes to underline the positive progress that is taking place within the European Union towards transposition of Marrakesh Directive. The update shows where things stand (on 14 June) in the internal process of transposition of European law, looking at key aspects

14 Juni 2018 | CLM and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives

IFLA at EuroDIG 2018

The Pan-European dialogue on Internet governance (EuroDIG) is an open platform for informal and inclusive discussions on public policy issues related to Internet Governance (IG). It was held in Tbilisi, Georgia on the 5th and 6th of June 2018. IFLA participated to the event and organized a workshop on Freedom of Expression.

14 Juni 2018 | FAIFE and CLM

Getting to Grips with Information in a Digital Age: IFLA Joins Reflections at UNESCO Conference

The first UNESCO-IFAP conference on ‘Tangible and Intangible Impacts of Information and Communications in the Digital Age’ took place in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia on 3-8 June 2018. The meeting took a long-term perspective on the implications of digital transformation on the way we learn, share and communicate. IFLA offered words of welcome, underlining the contribution libraries could make to such debates.

13 Juni 2018 | FAIFE and Information Society | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Digital inclusion, Information literacy, Russian Federation, UNESCO, Media and Information Literacy

Celebrating IT innovations in libraries

Celebrate with us our 55th anniversary at IFLA's 2018 WLIC on Sunday 26 Aug! (13.45-15.45, Ballroom 1)

9 Juni 2018 | Information Technology

Transforming the World Together: IFLA President and Secretary General Meet with China’s Librarians

The Library Society of China’s 2018 Conference, held on 31 May – 1 June in Langfang, China, provided a rich opportunity to engage librarians from across the country in building IFLA’s Global Vision. IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón and Secretary General Gerald Leitner attended, speaking and meeting with the thousands of participants.

8 Juni 2018 | LDP and Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | Access to knowledge, Development, China, IFLA Global Vision, IFLA WLIC

Action for Libraries at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (SCCR/36)

IFLA was in Geneva from 28 May to 1 June to advocate for better exceptions and limitations to copyright for libraries. The occasion was the 36th meeting of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). The very good outcome for libraries would not have been possible without work of many IFLA members who urged their representatives to give a positive turn to the discussions at SCCR. We are happy to say that we achieved the goals we had for the week!

7 Juni 2018 | CLM and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Advocacy, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives