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Inclusive Smart Cities: Not Without Libraries!

The growing role of technology in our daily lives can only be a force for inclusion if we have the tools necessary for everyone to benefit. In an event at the UN Science, Technology and Innovation Forum (UN STI Forum), IFLA President 2015-2017 Donna Scheeder underlined the role of libraries in ensuring no-one in our cities and communities is left behind. Read More

  • News
  • 06 June 2018
  • By: anonymous

IFLA Statement on Digital Literacy (18 August 2017)

Digital technologies have dramatically transformed our lives. Yet even with physical access to these tools[1], it is not a given that all can take full advantage of the opportunities created to receive, apply, share, and create information. Just as basic literacy… Read More

  • Publications
  • 22 August 2017

EU Digital Assembly 2017 – Libraries As Relevant As Ever in the Internet Age

This year’s European Digital Assembly took place in Malta, bringing together representatives of the EU, national governments, business and civil society. It focused on the opportunities and challenges raised by the development of the digital economy, and how policy makers should respond. Libraries have a clear role in ensuring that the Internet develops in a way that benefits everyone. Read More

  • News
  • 24 June 2017
  • By: anonymous

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2017

The 2017 Conference of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) will offer an opportunity to deepen the connections between Internet governance and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. IFLA has long argued that access to information, ito which the Internet has… 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