27 August 2009
2010 Theme revealed
World Library and Information Congress: 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, 10-15 August, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Open access to knowledge - promoting sustainable progress
The theme chosen for the World Library and Information Congress in
Gothenburg 2010 energizes and supports the Presidential Theme of IFLA
President, Ellen Tise: Libraries driving access to knowledge.
The 2010 theme is therefore centered around the following:
- Free access to knowledge, as important as freedom
- Accessible for all, including the visually impaired and others with reading difficulties
- Open and inclusive, no matter who you are or
where you come from
- Public domain, a place on the net or in a physical
space, where people contribute and socially
share content produced and owned as a public
- Open for ideas with user driven innovation, where
the user might as well be the producer
- Open access publishing for further knowledge
building and a better balance between copyright
laws and freedom of information
Why is this so essential?
Access to knowledge opens the world of imagination and creativity, thus
progress for one individual becomes progress for the society.