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EuroDIG 2021: Takeaway messages for libraries

The 2021 edition of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance offers an opportunity to take stock of recent developments in the policies and practices within the digital ecosystem which can be of interest and impact libraries in Europe – and around the world. 1)    Moving ahead to champion Open […]

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Digital Day 2021 – Towards a More Green, Creative and Diverse Digital Future

19 March marks the European Digital Day, dedicated to discussing the challenges of navigating the digital transformation, and commitments to act towards a greener, more robust, fair and sustainable digital future. This gives libraries – not just within the EU, but around the world – an opportunity to reflect on their own roles in this transformation.

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World Information Society Day: The Case for Public Access in Libraries Beyond 2020

Over the years, public libraries have brought many new users online – with millions having accessed the internet for the very first time in a library. However, public access can sometimes be seen as a stepping stone towards individual use and subscription/device ownership – a transitional measure on the way to a more universally available home access. But is that the case? What value can public access solutions offer as a complement to individual home or mobile access, rather than a temporary substitute? What shapes could it take in a post-COVID world, as we work to overcome the grueling digital divides?

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