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Libraries for Digital Inclusion: Charting the Course for 2021

Public access in libraries can be a powerful tool to bring more people online - particularly as the world is working to meet global connectivity goals and ambitions in the next few years. But how to realise its potential? You can join the discussion and help shape the agenda of the Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries for 2021! Read More

  • News
  • 09 April 2021
  • By: anonymous

IGF 2020 Update: Wrapping Up Week 1, and a Look Ahead

The 2020 Internet Governance Forum – the first one to take place fully online – has just wrapped up its first week. Here is a quick look back at some relevant discussions – and engagement ideas for the coming days! Read More

  • News
  • 06 November 2020
  • By: anonymous

A Look Ahead to the 2020 Internet Governance Forum

Between 2 and 17 November, the first fully-virtual Internet Governance Forum will bring together stakeholders from around the globe. IFLA continues to engage – and encourages libraries to take part in – discussions on how the internet works and should be governed in many areas that impact the library field. From digital inclusion to privacy, access to content, accessibility, digital skills and beyond – there are many relevant discussions worth engaging in. Read More

  • News
  • 02 November 2020
  • By: anonymous

IFLA at IGF 2019

Between 25 and 29 November 2019, IFLA participated in the 14th annual Internet Governance Forum meeting in Berlin. The key messages IFLA emphasised were the importance of policy support for public access in libraries, the role of libraries in enabling meaningful connectivity, and in generating meaningful internet content through digitisation efforts. Read More

  • News
  • 02 December 2019
  • By: anonymous

A Look Ahead to the 2019 Annual Internet Governance Forum Meeting

Between 25 and 29 November, 2019, IFLA will be taking part in the 14th annual Internet Governance Forum meeting in Berlin. IFLA has participated in IGF events since 2008; and we continue our involvement in policy discussions relevant for the library field: public internet access facilities, digital and information literacy, intellectual freedom in the digital sphere, and many others. Read More

  • News
  • 21 November 2019
  • By: anonymous

Open Session of the Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries

The Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries (DC-PAL) within the Internet Governance Forum brings together representatives from the library sector, NGOs and technical experts committed to bridging the digital divides and bringing more people online through public internet access in libraries. Each year,… Read More

  • Events
  • 16 November 2019

Advocating for Public Access

The internet has created unprecedented new opportunities to find, use and share information. Libraries around the world have been quick to offer access to it as a key part of their service to users. Read More

  • News
  • 28 August 2019
  • By: anonymous

International Governance Forum 2018

​ The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is an important gathering for discussing how the internet works. Its multistakeholder approach allows for open discussion between civil society organizations from all over the world, businesses and government representatives. This year, IFLA is organising two events on… Read More

  • Events
  • 05 November 2018