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The IFLA Position on Internet Governance

IFLA issued a Position on Internet Governance in 2005 in connection with the second phase of WSIS in Tunisia. As WSIS enters a review period in the run up to its assessment by the UN General Assembly in 2015, the IFLA Governing Board endorsed a revised statement… Read More

  • Publications
  • 15 March 2016
  • By: IFLA and others

IFLA Statement on Privacy in the Library Environment

[PDF] Introduction The rapid advancement of technology has resulted in increasing privacy implications for library and information services, their users, and society. Commercial Internet services, including those used to deliver library and information services, collect extensive data on users and their behaviour. They… Read More

  • Publications
  • 15 December 2015

LGBTQ Users Special Interest Group

The goal of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) special interest group is to address the information needs of LGBTQ+ community members related to library services, programs or collections. To raise awareness of specific issues in professional knowledge about LGBTQ+ lives, we provide opportunities to engage in discussions about… Read More

  • Units
  • 13 January 2014

The problem of blasphemy and defamation of religion laws

[PDF] Introduction Precisely on the day the first words of this Spotlight were written, a newspaper story reported that in a court in Tomsk, Siberia, state prosecutors have filed a case seeking to ban the Bhagavad Gita on the grounds that it is extremist… Read More

  • Publications
  • 04 January 2012
  • By: Paul Sturges, Loughborough University, UK