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Access to Information Online: Towards an Adequate Transposition of Art. 17 in Europe

The European Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market was recently published in the official journal, marking its entry into force and the start of the implementation process. Civil society organizations defending freedom of expression and freedom of access to information online, among which IFLA, have come together to request an inclusive stakeholder dialogue throughout implementation. Read More

  • News
  • 27 May 2019
  • By: anonymous

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2011 Report

IFLA, along with Electronic Information for Libraries (eIFL) and UNESCO, held an Interactive Facilitation Meeting on Open Access in Geneva, Switzerland on May 19th, as part of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2011. The meeting looked at the current achievements of… Read More

  • Publications
  • 12 January 2019

Internet Governance Guide for Libraries

Internet governance is a complex field that covers the rules, norms and standards that determine how the internet – from the physical connections to the programmes and information that pass over it – works. Given the growing centrality of the internet in the work of libraries,… Read More

  • Publications
  • 18 December 2018

IFLA Submission to the UN High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation

​IFLA has submitted its response to the consultation launched by the United Nations High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation. This highlights the importance of action for access to information, and the need to involve libraries in discussions about the future of the internet. In order to find… Read More

  • Publications
  • 12 December 2018

UNESCO’s Internet Universality Indicators

​ With the internet playing an increasing role in our economic, social and cultural lives, the importance of it being inclusive grows. IFLA’s new brief explains a new tool for assessing whether this is the case. UNESCO has recently published produced a set… Read More

  • Publications
  • 07 December 2018

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

IFLA at Mozfest, London 2018

Mozfest is the annual gathering of supporters of a healthy Internet: accessible to all, decentralized, creative and safe. This year there were many interesting talks and events for IFLA to be part of such as those on privacy, digital rights, privacy in oppressive regimes and inclusion and literacy. Read More

  • News
  • 07 November 2018
  • 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