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Means, Don (2016): “Reaching the Rest of Us: Public Spectrum for Public Access” – Libraries lead in providing public access via TV WhiteSpace to help bring billions of new users into global digital conversation

A paper by Don Means (2016) presented at IFLA WLIC 2016 in Columbus, OH, in the session Connections. Collaboration. Community in Session 81 – Division III Programme. Don Means, Gigabit Libraries Network (GLN), is an active partner in the Dynamic Coalition of Public Access in Libraries. Abstract: A promising global… Read More

  • Publications
  • 13 March 2017
  • By: Don Means

Internet Governance Forum 2016 Library Diary: Day 2

This was the day for our main session for the Dynamic Coalition for Public Access in Libraries, co-organized by IFLA and EIFL. People from different sectors came to talk about how to ensure public access to the Internet, including Vint Cerf from Google and Carolina Rossini from Facebook. In the auditorium we also had people from Wikipedia and from the Internet tech and policy community, and we discussed participation in national and regional forums. Read More

  • News
  • 09 December 2016
  • By: anonymous

11th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be holding its 11th annual meeting in Guadalajara, Mexico, from 6 to 9 December 2016. The IGF is a multistakeholder space for dialogue regarding policies convened in 2006 by the United Nations General Secretariat. With the UN’s renewal in December… Read More

  • Events
  • 30 August 2016

Public Access in Libraries – Session in Columbus

This session will give an overview of IFLA's advocacy for public access to the Internet in regional and global Internet Governance Forums, and an introduction to the Global Connect Initiative, a programme launched by the U.S. State Department in September 2015 with the purpose of bringing 1.5 billion people online by 2020. Read More

  • News
  • 09 August 2016
  • By: anonymous

Principles on Public Access in Libraries

The Principles on Public Access in Libraries were produced by the Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries and discussed by participants at the Internet Governance Forum in Joao Pessoa, Brazil, in November 2015. The IFLA Governing Board endorsed the principles in December 2015. IFLA coordinates the… Read More

  • Publications
  • 15 March 2016
  • By: IFLA and others

The IFLA Position on Internet Governance

IFLA issued a Position on Internet Governance in 2005 in connection with the second phase of WSIS in Tunisia. As WSIS enters a review period in the run up to its assessment by the UN General Assembly in 2015, the IFLA Governing Board endorsed a revised statement in… Read More

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  • 01 March 2013