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IGF Baku - Digital Inclusion and Public Access to the Internet (6th November 2012, Workshop 130) | IFLA

IGF Baku - Digital Inclusion and Public Access to the Internet (6th November 2012, Workshop 130) | IFLA | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"IFLA, together with Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) and the Internet Society (ISOC) will hold a workshop during this year''s Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Baku, Azerbaijan. The workshop will highlight the importance of libraries for guaranteeing public access to the internet and the essential role libraries are playing in this. Every day, the world's 230,000 public libraries play a key role in enabling tens of millions of users to access up to date and crucial information through the Internet. You can find further information on this in the background brief.

The workshop is intended to further develop the conversation surrounding libraries as agents for development, and to raise awareness within the IGF's multistakeholder community that libraries are the perfect partner to solve the problem of digital inclusion.

If you are not in Baku, the good news is that you can still join and actively participate in the workshop via remote participation where you can add your questions and comments. We look forward to your active input in the session. If you are in Baku for the IGF, please come and join the discussion in Workshop 130 (6th November, Room 7, 14.30pm Baku time)."

 

More information: http://wsms1.intgovforum.org/content/no130-digital-inclusion-and-public-access-internet-what-policymakers-need-and-how-libraries-

 

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Pittsburgh – The Role of the Library in a Digital World « Workshop Slideshare

Pittsburgh – The Role of the Library in a Digital World « Workshop Slideshare | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

POSTED BY BOBBI NEWMAN:

"Presented at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh June 4th, 2012."

 

"Resources:
The original 23 Things

Additional 23 Things

IMLS 21st Century Skills Assessment

IMLS 21st Century Skills website

Managing Personal Change

Wasting Time Is New Divide in Digital Era - New York Times mentioned during presentation. ALA’s response to the article - ALA Wastes No Time – Our Work on Digital Literacy"

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E-books in Libraries: A Briefing Document developed in preparation for a Workshop on E-Lending in Libraries | Berkman Center

By David O'Brien:

"Beginning with a brief overview of the history and the current state of the e-book publishing market, the document traces the structure of the licensing practices and business models used by distributors to make e-books available in libraries, and identifies select challenges facing libraries and publishers. Where possible, we have made an effort to incorporate stakeholder perspectives and real-world examples to connect analysis to the actual questions, issues, and challenges that arise in practice. The document concludes with a number of informative resources – including news articles, whitepapers, stakeholder and trade association reports, and other online sources – that might inform future conversations, investigations, pilot projects, and best practices in this space."

 

Paper here: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2111396

 

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