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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

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

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

Asia-Pacific Internet Governance Forum 2018

The Asia-Pacific regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) is a key opportunity for stakeholders across Asia-Pacific to debate and look for consensus on issues around how the Internet works.  The conference this year is being held in Vanuatu. This is the first time it will have come… Read More

  • Events
  • 02 August 2018

WiFi4EU… and for Libraries

WiFi4EU is an initiative of the European Commission which promises to expand significantly access to public WiFi around the European Union, with a budget of €120 million. Libraries are explicitly mentioned as beneficiaries. In order to ensure that the library field in… Read More

  • Publications
  • 06 April 2018

Offline Internet: Providing Access without a Connection

For around half of the world’s population, Internet connectivity is not a reality. Often, this is simply because there are no cables, or a good enough mobile signal, where they live. Cut off from information about jobs, education or healthcare, the lack of access risks compounding their marginalisation. A conference in Tempe, United States, looked at how library initiatives to provide 'offline Internet' can better help people bridge the information divide. Read More

  • News
  • 20 February 2018
  • By: anonymous

Stay Safe Online? Go to your Library! IFLA Celebrates Safer Internet Day 2018

Libraries guarantees people access to knowledge through literacy, innovation and creativity. Through the work of libraries, users young and old are empowered to discover, better their lives and stay safe online. They guarantee a strong and democratic society and they enable an open and informed citizenry. Read More

  • News
  • 06 February 2018
  • By: anonymous