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Offline Internet: Providing Access without a Connection

For around half of the world’s population, Internet connectivity is not a reality. Often, this is simply because there are no cables, or a good enough mobile signal, where they live. Cut off from information about jobs, education or healthcare, the lack of access risks compounding their marginalisation. A conference in Tempe, United States, looked at how library initiatives to provide 'offline Internet' can better help people bridge the information divide.

20 February 2018 | FAIFE and Information Society | Access to information, Internet access, Social inclusion, United States

One Step Closer to Access: IFLA Welcomes Progress towards EU Ratification of Marrakesh

Last week, the Council of Ministers of the European Union, representing its Member States, voted to approve the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty. This opens the way to the EU and its 28 Member States formally joining the Treaty in the summer, opening up many new possibilities for access to, and exchange of, books in accessible formats for people with print disabilities.

20 February 2018 | CLM and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Services to the visually impaired, Europe, Marrakesh Treaty

PAC Regional Center for Arab Countries invites to participate in training course in Book Binding Conservation

Qatar National Library (QNL) is pleased to invite all paper and book conservators and conservation technicians from libraries, cultural institutions and museums in Qatar and the Arab world to this 5-day hands-on training, conducted by Mireille Porterie – Owner of L’Atelierre Association for Bookbinding and Restoration

20 February 2018 | PAC

Joint SET/MLAS/CPDWL Call for Papers for IFLA 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

"Win-Win: building strong education, training and continuing professional development together with strong library associations" Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2018

20 February 2018 | SET

LIS Education in Developing Countries Call for Papers for IFLA 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

"Collaboration in LIS education in developing countries using social media" Submit proposals by 18 March 2018

20 February 2018 | SET

Joint SET/STL/CPDWL Call for Papers for IFLA 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Call for Papers on the "Tricks of the Trade of a Data Librarian: Learning it ALL" Deadline for proposals: 8 March 2018

20 February 2018 | SET

Save the date! Launch of IFLA Global Vision Report will kick-off next stage of discussions

Save the date! The results from the world's first-ever global discussion across the library community are to be launched very soon!

19 February 2018 | General IFLA news | IFLA, IFLA Global Vision