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A Unique Role: Libraries’ Contribution to Internet Connectivity

With half the world's population still offline, the need for meaningful solutions to ensure that everyone has the possibility to connect is as high as ever. While traditional commercial provision will have a role, alternatives must also be mobilised, not least libraries. This was the message of an event co-organised by IFLA in the margins of the Internet Governance Forum in Paris on 13 November. Read More

  • News
  • 14 November 2018
  • By: anonymous

Pacific Libraries Network Convening

Purpose The purpose of this Convening is to develop the leadership and agree the actions, priorities and next steps necessary to enable the newly established Pacific Libraries Network to thrive and achieve the goals articulated in its Statement of Intent. Background The Pacific… Read More

  • Events
  • 05 September 2018

WiFi4EU… and for Libraries

WiFi4EU is an initiative of the European Commission which promises to expand significantly access to public WiFi around the European Union, with a budget of €120 million. Libraries are explicitly mentioned as beneficiaries. In order to ensure that the library field in… Read More

  • Publications
  • 06 April 2018

La Participación de la IFLA en el Foro de Gobernanza de Internet

El 14 de diciembre a las 16:00hs (CET), acompáñenos en un webinar de 30 minutos para obtener más información sobre la participación de la IFLA en el Foro de Gobernanza de Internet (IGF), cómo la IFLA promueve el acceso público en las bibliotecas alrededor del mundo, y cómo usted puede… Read More

  • Events
  • 12 December 2017

IFLA at the Internet Governance Forum

On December 14 at 11:30 (CET), join us for a 30-minute webinar to learn more about the role of IFLA at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and how IFLA advocates for public access in libraries worldwide and how you can engage and help move things forward. The speaker will… Read More

  • Events
  • 12 December 2017

Realising the Potential of Digital for Development: Not Without Libraries

As highlighted in the Development and Access to Information Report 2017, produced by IFLA in partnership with the Technology and Social Change Group at the University of Washington, for access to information to be meaningful, people need skills and the right conditions. Libraries can play a unique role in delivering both, as highlighted in IFLA's submission to the latest call for examples on Connecting and Enabling the Next Billion. Read More

  • News
  • 31 July 2017
  • By: anonymous

European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) 2017

The 2017 edition of EuroDIG – the European Dialogue on Internet Governance – offers an opportunity both to shape the debate on Internet governance in Europe, and to feed into discussions for the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in December. IFLA will be attending in order… Read More

  • Events
  • 22 May 2017

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