Learning Materials for workshops on the IFLA Internet Manifesto
The IFLA Internet Manifesto was adopted at the 68th IFLA General Conference and Council, August 23rd 2002, Glasgow, Scotland. Since that time the document has been translated into 20 different languages, and has been adopted by over 30 library associations around the world. To help libraries implement the values of the Internet Manifesto, in 2006 IFLA prepared the IFLA Internet Manifesto Guidelines, a significant guidance document that is now available in English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, and Russian.
Since 2005, IFLA has been delivering workshops on the Internet Manifesto around the world. To date, nearly 20 workshops have been held in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and Asia, and more workshops are planned for the future. In the workshops presenters have used various versions of the materials now available here, and have amended and edited the materials each time to reflect the diverse experiences of workshop participants.
The current set of materials is the product of a thorough learning process, and it will help presenters anywhere to reproduce a one-day Internet Manifesto workshop for colleagues, even if Internet access in the library is extremely limited. It is hoped that these materials will help presenters and participants understand more about the values of freedom of access to information and freedom of expression with regards to the Internet, and explain why it is our responsibility as librarians to ensure that access to the Internet remains as free, equal and unhampered as possible.
Last update: 15 December 2015