Tag Archives: access to information

Call for Applications. ASIRA Online Course on Access to Scientific Information Resources in Agriculture

(6 October 2017) REGISTRATION is now OPEN (until October 15th) for the 4th edition of the online  Access to Scientific Information Resources in Agriculture (ASIRA) course. This course edition runs for 3 weeks between 30th October and 19th November 2017 The main goal of the course is to provide a platform to enhance the visibility, accessibility and usability of data and information in the agricultural domain, particularly in […]


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A good day for access to knowledge: the Treaty of Marrakesh enters into force

(30 September 2016)  Three years and three months after it was signed, the Treaty of Marrakesh enters into force today. It is a time to celebrate a major advance in the struggle to give people with visual impairments equal access to knowledge. As Karen Keninger, Chair of the IFLA Section on Libraries serving People with […]


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Universal Access to Information, Today and Every Day

(28 September 2016) Libraries have always been about preserving and giving access to information. In recent years, governments and others have made increasingly frequent statements stressing the contribution that allowing citizens to obtain and make use of knowledge on an equitable basis can make to a range of policy objectives. Perhaps the most important is […]


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IFLA launches toolkit to support library institutions and associations to advocate for access to information in the UN post-2015 development agenda

(6 October 2014) As the United Nations reflects on the future of global development and the post-2015 agenda, access to information must be recognised as critical to supporting governments to achieve development goals, and enabling citizens to make informed decisions to improve their own lives. IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, believes that libraries […]


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