Monthly Archive for December, 2017

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Libraries encourage people to explore the cultural heritage of Europe!

Europe has a rich and diverse cultural heritage. Throughout 2018 this will be promoted through the celebration of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (links to news story). The European Commission, the initiator of the event, has asked member states, communities and civil society to join it in building a […]

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Making Libraries Heard at the Continental Scale

By Mandiaye Ndiaye, IFLA International Leaders Programme associate The beautiful town of Sharm El Sheikh is hosting, from 4-6 December, with the support of the Egyptian National Telecommunications Regulation Authority, the 6th African Internet Governance Forum (AIGF). The general theme this year is ‘Making for an inclusive digital transformation in […]

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Libraries are for Everyone: Celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2017

People with disabilities are all too often marginalised. Physical or mental handicaps too often turn into economic or social disadvantage. Markets are unwilling to provide services for those who don’t have the money to buy dedicated services. Charity plays an important role, but cannot be expected to do everything. Public […]

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