[Irtalk] Fwd: [IFLA-L] IFLA takes library issues to the Internet Governance Forum 2015

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 18:30:56 SAST 2015

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From: Julia Brungs <Julia.Brungs at ifla.org>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2015 15:07
Subject: [IFLA-L] IFLA takes library issues to the Internet Governance
Forum 2015
To: ifla-l at infoserv.inist.fr <ifla-l at infoserv.inist.fr>,
pal-dc at lists.apc.org <pal-dc at lists.apc.org>

Dear all,

The 10th Internet Governance Forum takes place this week in João Pessoa at
a time when Internet Governance experts continue to debate how best to
shape the future of the Internet.

IFLA is attending the IGF for the 8th time, and will bring the library
perspective to workshops on the WSIS+10 Review
<http://www.ifla.org/node/9981?og=7407> and copyright. IFLA will also
convene the fourth meeting of the IGF Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in
where the draft Statement
Principles on Public Access in Libraries will be discussed. IFLA, together
with other stakeholders has been working on this draft statement which will
now be open for consultation during the IGF. The workshop will discuss how
to ensure that we connect the next billion, in absence of technology and
connectivity that can reach every individual, globally. The statement will
be revised after the IGF and finalised in the coming months.


Over the past 10 years the IGF has matured into more than an annual
meeting. Aside from its contribution to regional and national IGFs across
the globe, IGF intersessional work is producing substantial outputs. In
2015 six Best Practice Forums
<http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/best-practice-forums> tackled issues
ranging from countering abuse of women online to policy options for
connecting the next billion
not to mention the ongoing work of the Dynamic Coalitions. These
initiatives have produced outcome documents that will enrich discussions at
the IGF and inform policy making elsewhere in the internet governance
ecosystem. The IGF’s mandate ends this year, with its fate to be determined
by the UN General Assembly in December.

*How can you get involved?*

As always, the IGF is also available for remote participation
<https://www.intgovforum.org/cms/igf2015-cast>, and all sessions are
livestreamed. While the schedule
<https://www.intgovforum.org/cms/igf-2015-schedule>contains many tracks of
interest to library and information professionals, IFLA recommends the
following sessions at this year’s event:

Monday November 9th

2pm: WSIS+10 Review
Workshop Room 10

Wednesday November 11th

11am: Unlocking Internet Economy through Copyright Reform
Workshop Room 5

Thursday November 12th

11am: Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries
Workshop Room 6

You can follow the discussion on twitter: #igf2015
<https://twitter.com/hashtag/IGF2015?src=hash> and other social media

Please also see the webversion <http://www.ifla.org/node/9982>.

Julia Brungs

Policy and Research Officer

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

P.O. Box 95312
2509 CH The Hague

Phone: 0031703140884

Email: Julia.brungs at ifla.org
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