Tag Archive for 'access to information'

The Mission of the Public Library Today: Exploring what’s new in the Public Library Manifesto

The forthcoming update to the IFLA-UNESCO Public Library Manifesto re-examines the role of the public library – expanding on previous versions to more thoroughly reflect the ways libraries serve their communities today. Preview some of the updates elements here.

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Five information disorders that could sink the SDGs, and how to prevent this

In IFLA’s work around the SDGs, our core theme is the importance of meaningful access to information as a key driver for development.

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#1Lib1Ref 2022: Your chance to broaden access to verifiable information!

#1Lib1Ref is back, helping to ensure that anyone with access to the internet also has access to a free and verified source of information! Find out how to get invovled.

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Happy Public Domain Day: three ways of looking at why it matters

1 January of each year is Public Domain Day, the day that a new set of historical works enter the public domain, opening up wide new possibilities for access and use. The reason for this all happening on 1 January is because many copyright laws provide protection for a set […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #75: Think about a barrier to use of your services

Libraries have a universal mission. Our goal is to make sure that every person has the possibility to access the information that they need in order to fulfil their potential and realise their rights. In particular, people in difficult situations may be the ones who need information most – to […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #65: Be able to explain why access to information matters

Tomorrow is the International Day for the Universal Access to Information, which highlights the importance of access to information of all sorts for development. However, this access is often only seen narrowly – for example around access to government information for the purpose of supporting transparency. This is of course […]

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Girls in ICT Day: Towards a more fair and equal digital future

This year, 22 April marks the 10th anniversary of the International Girls in ICT Day. Over the past years, libraries in different parts of the world have taken part in the Girls in ICT Day celebrations – with activities which build on a natural alignment between the goals of the Day, and libraries’ experiences with supporting digital literacy and equitable access to knowledge.
So, what do gender digital divides look like in 2021, and what can libraries do to help?

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