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Libraries, Human Rights and the Internet: IFLA Engages in Geneva

Libraries have a major practical role in giving their users access to knowledge and protecting their intellectual freedom. This week in Geneva, IFLA will speak at the World Summit on the Information Society 2017, as well as Human Rights Council consultations, in order to highlight this contribution to governments, business and civil society organisations. Read More

  • News
  • 12 June 2017
  • By: anonymous

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

How To Spot Fake News

Critical thinking is a key skill in media and information literacy, and the mission of libraries is to educate and advocate its importance. Discussions about fake news has led to a new focus on media literacy more broadly, and the role of libraries and other education institutions… Read More

  • Publications
  • 01 February 2017

WSIS+10 Review side event

19 October, 13:15 – 14:30 United Nations Headquarters Conference Building, Room F The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the Internet Democracy Project, and the… Read More

  • Events
  • 16 October 2015

E-Government: Implementation, Adoption and Synthesis in Developing Countries, Vol. 1

E-Government is a hot topic. The integration of Information and Communication Technologies into public service delivery worldwide offers a number of promising opportunities. This text refers in particular to the benefits derived from ubiquitous access to and delivery of government services to citizens, business partners and employees. This book… Read More

  • Publications
  • 13 November 2014
  • By: Kelvin J. Bwalya and Stephen M. Mutula (Eds)