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IFLA Intellectual Freedom Checklist

The IFLA Intellectual Freedom Statement celebrates its 20th birthday in 2019. But how well is it being implemented in countries, library associations and libraries? IFLA’s new Intellectual Freedom Checklist provides a tool for finding out. The IFLA Statement on Libraries and Intellectual Freedom… Read More

  • Publications
  • 09 December 2019

IFLA Statement on Censorship (2019)

On the 20th anniversary of IFLA’s Statement on Libraries and Intellectual Freedom, IFLA has published a new statement, offering further guidance and support to members facing censorship challenges.  This offers more guidance – and a reference point – for libraries looking to ensure that their users have… Read More

  • Publications
  • 24 August 2019

Educational Technologies and Student Data – Briefing for Libraries

The use of technology in education is growing, and a new class of technologies has emerged that relies on tracking and analysing vast amounts of student behavioural data to measure their activity, participation or wellbeing. The position of libraries in educational ecosystems means that… Read More

  • Publications
  • 31 July 2019

Now available: Educational Technologies and Student Data – Briefing for Libraries

The use of technology in education is growing, and a new class of technologies has emerged that relies on tracking and analysing vast amounts of student behavioural data. The position of libraries in educational ecosystems means that they may well, both directly and indirectly, come across this trend. This briefing outlines the key ethical and security concerns for libraries to consider, and suggests some ways for libraries to promote responsible and ethical use of Edtech. Read More

  • News
  • 30 July 2019
  • By: anonymous

Access to Information Online: Towards an Adequate Transposition of Art. 17 in Europe

The European Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market was recently published in the official journal, marking its entry into force and the start of the implementation process. Civil society organizations defending freedom of expression and freedom of access to information online, among which IFLA, have come together to request an inclusive stakeholder dialogue throughout implementation. Read More

  • News
  • 27 May 2019
  • By: anonymous

Call for nominations: Chair of IFLA Advisory Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) – term of office August 2019 – August 2021

IFLA has issued a call for nominations for the Chair of its Advisory Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression. Only National Library Associations who have paid their Membership dues for 2018 in full are eligible to nominate. Interested candidates should contact their associations. Read More

  • News
  • 17 April 2019
  • By: anonymous

Access under Threat: IFLA Underlines the Risks Posed by Article 13

Next week’s vote on the European Union’s Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market is an opportunity to advance the situation of libraries. But unless an Article which would effectively force the filtering of speech on the internet is removed, it could also do a lot of harm. Read More

  • News
  • 23 March 2019
  • By: anonymous