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IFLA Government Libraries Section Mid-Term Conference

In 2019 in the context of its work on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations is focussing in particular on SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions. This goal is core to the work of the IFLA Government Libraries Section. This two-day conference considers how libraries… Read More

  • Events
  • 01 November 2019

Libraries and Good Governance

There is increasing awareness that sustainable development requires effective government. Libraries have a major role to play in delivering this, as part of their broader mission to provide access to information. This briefing explores how libraries can support better policy-making, make it easier for citizens to… Read More

  • Publications
  • 11 May 2018

GIOPS Call for Papers – Global eGovernment: Trust, Transparency, and Transformation

The Government Information and Official Publications Section (GIOPS) invites interested individuals to submit proposals for the open session at the IFLA WLIC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 24-30 August 2018. GIOPS solicits submissions around the theme of Global eGovernment: Trust, Transparency, and Transformation. Proposal Submissions… Read More

  • News
  • 23 January 2018
  • By: anonymous

IFLA responds to the OECD open government consultation

Open Government includes practices that redraw the relationship between public officials and citizens so that both can benefit. IFLA, in its response to an OECD consultation, took the opportunity to reiterate the important role libraries play in the field. Libraries also have worked increasingly to create digital collections in order to maximize access, and make collections available to the public. Read More

  • News
  • 12 September 2017
  • By: anonymous

Brief supporting the Lyon Declaration

After the 2014 IFLA World Library Conference, GIOPS wrote a stament of support for the Lyon Declration accompanied by 3 recommendations ensuring equitable access of information, including government information to all:  A Statement of support  from the Government Information and Official Publications Section (GIOPS) on the Lyon Declaration on Access… Read More

  • Publications
  • 24 June 2015
  • By: GIOPS

Libraries, Development and Government Information

The Government Information and Official Publications Section affirms and offers its strongest support to the IFLA initiative for libraries to suppport development, and joins IFLA in advocating for access to information be included in the post-2015 United Nations development agenda. Read More

  • News
  • 17 July 2014
  • By: Jim Church