The coming two years will be important ones in the history of international internet governance, providing a number of key opportunities to underline what libraries need in order to fulfil their missions. The 2023 UN Committee on Science and Technology for Development provided an opportunity to set out next steps.
IFLA participted actively in last week's European Regional Forum on Sustainable Development, drawing on the rich experience of Polish libraries in particular in both supporting the response to crises, and in promoting inclusive development.
While we have seen major progress in extending connectivity, are we doing so well in ensuring that everyone has the skills, confidence and access to content necessary to realise the potential of the internet to drive development? Not yet, but libraries can help.
With its explicit references to the importance of access to information and connecting libraries, the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Action Lines remain a key reference point for libraries in engaging in digital policy
From 13-17 March, the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s lead body focused on copyright – the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights – will meet in Geneva. Key discussions include the presentation of a toolkit on preservation, and discussions on facilitating cross-border working. IFLA will be there to represent the needs and interests of libraries.
In this webinar you will learn more about infodemic as a concept and how we went from fake news to infodemic in the last five years; about training initiatives at the World Health Organization (WHO) and the ASEAN-USAID PROSPECT in Jakarta, Indonesia. You will also hear the clarion call on the role of the librarian in advocacy and the skills needed to fight infodemic and infobesity.
Have you ever struggled to understand copyright and licensing for resource sharing? If so, you are not alone. Please join us for this free one-hour webinar that will include a concise overview of copyright and licensing issues, with a specific focus on international resource sharing, followed by a panel discussion with experts in the field.
Due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions, the IFLA-Document Delivery & Resource Sharing and Qatar National Library organizing committees decided to postpone the 17th Interlending and Document Supply Conference.
IFLA President Barbara Lison will deliver a presentation at the Swiss Libraries Congress 2021 (Schweizer Bibliothekskongress 2021) in Bern, Switzerland.