Tag Archive for 'Libraries'

Page 2 of 16

European Commission releases key proposals: Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act

On the 15th of December 2020, the European Commission launched its long-awaited reform on the regulation of major online platforms, the Digital Services Act (DSA). This comes alongside a proposal named the Digital Markets Act (DMA) which aims to address concerns about competition (or a lack thereof) in the technology […]

Read full post…

Libraries Delivering SDG Successes, Even Under COVID-19

The Sustainable Development Goals, and the wider 2030 Agenda that contains them, already represent an ambitious – but necessary – roadmap for a richer, fairer, more sustainable world. 2020 was already supposed to mark the beginning of the Decade of Action – a renewed, reinforced focus on the sorts of […]

Read full post…

Cables, Masts, Data Centres… and Libraries: The Components of a Comprehensive Internet Infrastructure

Infrastructure is what enables things to happen. Typically, we think of it as things like bridges, power networks or pipes, that allow people to travel around, and to receive electricity and running water – physical connections going from one place to the next. Policies for infrastructure are therefore often seen […]

Read full post…

A Driver of Wellbeing in Difficult Times: Marking World Mental Health Day 2020

The COVID-19 Pandemic – and the actions taken to counter it – are of course first and foremost about physical health. Over a million lives have been lost, and many more disrupted, thanks to the spread of the virus. In particular, we are learning more and more about ‘long COVID’, […]

Read full post…

Doing Things Differently, Through Libraries – Celebrating Europe Day 2020

Europe Day marks the anniversary of the 1950 speech by Robert Schuman, then Foreign Minister of France, proposing closer cooperation between the countries of Europe in the management of their coal and steel markets. This is often seen as a key starting point in the process of European integration, which […]

Read full post…

Advoc8: Now and Next Part 2 – What Might a Library Advocacy Agenda for the Post-Pandemic World Look Like?

In our first ‘Now and Next’ blog, we explored a number of potential trends that are likely to shape the library field as it – and the communities it serves – emerge from the restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Just as in the first blog, it is clear that […]

Read full post…

Now and Next: What a Post-COVID World May Bring for Libraries 

Around the world, library and information workers are doing their best, both personally and professionally, to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Even as some libraries are – cautiously – beginning to loosen restrictions, others are seeing them come into place. Naturally, the focus is on the short term – how to keep […]

Read full post…