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Internet Governance in 2021: takeaways and insights for libraries

The 2021 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) took place in the week of 6 December. As always, this annual event offered libraries an opportunity to take part, listen in and contribute to crucial discussions shaping today’s digital environment. IFLA at the 2021 IGF As a member of the Dynamic Coalition on… Read More

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  • 15 December 2021

European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) 2021

The 2021 European Dialogue on Internet Governance took place last week, bringing together stakeholders to discuss, collaborate and facilitate good practices around the policies and processes which shape the digital ecosystem today. IFLA summarises some key messages and takeaway lessons for libraries worldwide. Read More

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  • 09 July 2021
  • By: anonymous

Going Digital: Bringing the Library to Teens in the New Normal

By Ms Siti Aisyah Binte Abdul Nasir, Deputy Head (Children & Teens) | Programmes and Exhibitions, Archives and Libraries Group, National Library Board, Singapore In Singapore, the National Library Board (NLB) runs 27 public libraries, with teens making up about 10% of our patrons. When the COVID-19 pandemic came… Read More

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  • 22 May 2021

Why Public Access Matters

​Libraries were early adopters of the internet, seeing its potential to connect people to ever more information.  While numbers of people with home connections has increased, the value and importance of the possibility to connect in or via a library has remained. For… Read More

  • Publications
  • 11 November 2020

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

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  • 02 November 2020
  • By: anonymous