Content tagged Digital divide
Ordered by publication date from most to less recent.
(These results include any available translations of the original English documents.)
- IFLA brief on the HABITAT III New Urban Agenda
HABITAT, a platform which gathers every 20 years to shape the future of human settlements, has issued its Quito Declaration on sustainable cities and human settlements for all – the...
Publication - 12 January 2019
- How Libraries Can Connect the Next Four Billion
Half of the world’s population lacks access to information online.In our knowledge society, libraries provide access and opportunity for all. Around the world, public access to...
Publication - 12 January 2019
- Don’t Stop Half Way: IFLA Submits Input to 2018 Review of WSIS Progress
IFLA has answered the UN’s call for contributions on progress towards WSIS Action Lines and Targets. This process makes connecting all libraries to the internet a key priority. IFLA’s...
News - 19 December 2018
- IFLA Input to 2018 WSIS Review
At meetings of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in 2005 and 2015, governments around the world agreed on the importance of connecting libraries as a means of helping everyone to...
Publication - 19 December 2018
- Asia-Pacific Internet Governance Forum 2018
The Asia-Pacific regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) is a key opportunity for stakeholders across Asia-Pacific to debate and look for consensus on issues around how the Internet works....
Event - 2 August 2018
Tags: Access to information, Asia and Oceania, Conference, Digital divide, Digital inclusion, Internet access, Internet governance, FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression)
- Erklärung der IFLA zu digitaler Kompetenz (18. August 2017)
Digital technologies have dramatically changed our lives. However, the physical access to these tools alone does not guarantee that virtually all people can take full advantage of the...
Publication - 27 August 2017
- IFLA Statement on Digital Literacy (18 August 2017)
Digital technologies have dramatically transformed our lives. Yet even with physical access to these tools, it is not a given that all can take full advantage of the opportunities created to...
Publication - 22 August 2017
- EU Digital Assembly 2017 – Libraries As Relevant As Ever in the Internet Age
This year’s European Digital Assembly took place in Malta, bringing together representatives of the EU, national governments, business and civil society. It focused on the opportunities and...
News - 25 June 2017
- More than Wires: IFLA Highlights Role of Libraries in Providing Meaningful Internet Access at EuroDIG
With long established worries about the digital divide meeting rapidly growing concerns about fake news, it is clear that alongside the immense benefits the Internet brings, there are also...
News - 9 June 2017
- World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2017
The 2017 Conference of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) will offer an opportunity to deepen the connections between Internet governance and the achievement of the Sustainable...
Event - 22 May 2017
- Means, Don (2016): “Reaching the Rest of Us: Public Spectrum for Public Access” - Libraries lead in providing public access via TV WhiteSpace to help bring billions of new users into global digital conversation
A paper by Don Means (2016) presented at IFLA WLIC 2016 in Columbus, OH, in the session Connections. Collaboration. Community in Session 81 - Division III Programme. Don Means...
Publication - 13 March 2017
- Stanford Report Finds Public Internet Access in Libraries Top Rated Solution to the Digital Divide
In a new report, Stanford scholars James Fishkin and Max Senges et al. have explored how to actively involve different kinds of stakeholders in internet governance discussions. The researchers...
News - 8 July 2016
- Global Commission Recommends Governments to Invest in Public Access in Libraries
The Global Commission on Internet Governance has just released One Internet, a wide-ranging and pragmatic vision of how all actors can contribute to a sustainable and democratic internet....
News - 22 June 2016
- Libraries’ Role in Connecting the Next 1.5 Billion Recognised
Governments, international organisations, civil society representatives, development banks and industry have underlined their support for public access to the internet in libraries as a means of...
News - 25 April 2016
Tags: Access to information, Access to knowledge, Democracy, Development, Digital divide, Digital resources, Disadvantaged people, Education, Education and training, Freedom of information, Freedom to read, Government information, Internet access, LDP (Library Development Programme)
- Libraries Can Help Connect the Next 4 Billion – IFLA Co-signs Letter to Finance Ministers
IFLA has co-signed a letter calling for universal, open, secure, and affordable broadband connectivity, with full protection of human rights. The letter to Finance Ministers, who are meeting today...
News - 13 April 2016
Tags: Access to information, Access to knowledge, broadband, connectivity, Democracy, Development, Digital divide, Information literacy, Information policy, Information technology, International cooperation, Internet access, Knowledge society, sustainable development goals, LDP (Library Development Programme)
- Papers from the Public Libraries Satellite in Birmingham now available
The Public Libraries Section's Satellite was held at the iconic Library of Birmingham 12-13 August. Over 150 participants from around the world came together to listen to an excting...
News - 5 September 2014
- Public Library Futures in a global digital world. Birmingham 12-13 August 2014
PROGRAM Day 1 Brian Gambles : Presentation Eva Wilenius: Presentation, Paper Huang Qunqing: Presentation, Paper Sarah Dudek & Vera Binz...
Publication - 4 September 2014
- IFLA engages in NETmundial discussions on behalf of libraries and their users
NETmundial outcomes: set of principles for Internet governance and a roadmap for their implementation The NETmundial meeting closed on April 24th with an outcome document adopted by...
News - 25 April 2014
- Libraries on the agenda at NETmundial
IFLA is this week attending the NetMundial meeting in Sao Paolo, Brazil. NetMundial is being organized by the Brazilian Government and /1Net, a forum that gathers international entities of the...
News - 24 April 2014
- Public Library Satellite Program Released!
With only limited places available NOW is the time to register for the Public Libraries Satellite in Birmingham! In a rapidly changing environment please join us explore and examine the...
News - 17 April 2014
- April Webinar: New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations
We are excited to announce the second installment of this year’s webinar series “New Librarians Global Connection: best...
Event - 4 April 2014
Tags: Access to information, Access to knowledge, Archives, Audiovisual and multimedia, Benchmarking, Best practice, Databases, design, Digital divide, Digital preservation, Digital repositories, Digital resources, Electronic resources, Information technology, International cooperation, Internet access, Knowledge management, user design, user experience, ux, Webinar, New Professionals
- IFLAcampLab 2014
registration (EN+RU) | program plus latest updates: EN / RU We are happy to invite you to IFLAcamp Library Creative Laboratory: “A Hero of Our...
Event - 14 March 2014
Tags: Access to information, Access to knowledge, Advocacy, Associations, Collection development, Collections, Communication, Communities of practice, Conference, Conferences, Cooperation, Copyright, Cultural heritage, cycling, Development, Digital divide, Digital repositories, Digital resources, Digitisation, Education and training, IFLAcampLab, Information professionals, Information technology, International cooperation, Knowledge society, Library as place, Library history, Meetings, Members, Networking, New professionals, NPSIG, Policy, Professional development, Russian Federation, unconference, New Professionals
- Library Services to People with Special Needs Annual Session: “Accessibility: High Tech for Access”
The program will start with presentations to introduce access technology products, software and devices. Participants will then visit a "Technology Petting Zoo," where people (companies...
Event - 30 May 2013
Tags: Access to information, Access to knowledge, Acquisitions, Audiovisual and multimedia, Best practice, Digital divide, Digital resources, Disadvantaged people, Education, Education and training, Electronic delivery, Electronic resources, Programme, Services to people with disabilities, Services to the visually impaired, Singapore, Social inclusion, Library Services to People with Special Needs
- Oslo satellite conference 2010
"WITH THE RIGHT TO READ" Oslo IFLA pre-conference on reading August 7th - 9th 2010 IFLA satellite conference on Reading for all -...
Informational Page - 21 July 2009
Tags: Access to information, Access to knowledge, Digital divide, Disadvantaged people, Freedom of expression, Freedom of information, Freedom to read, Reading, Services to people with disabilities, Services to the visually impaired, Library Services to People with Special Needs