October 26, 2014

UNESCO Releases Vancouver Declaration on Digitization and Preservation

From the UNESCO Web Site: The introduction and implementation of measures for greater protection of digital assets is the focus of the UNESCO/UBC Vancouver Declaration, The Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation. Adopted by the participants of the international conference held last September in Vancouver (Canada), the Declaration has now […]

Open Access To Scientific information: Policy Guidelines Released by UNESCO

From the UNESCO Web Site: Addressing a major concern of Member States, UNESCO has released a new publication entitled Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access to demystify the concept of Open Access and provide concrete steps on putting relevant policies in place. [Clip] Besides strengthening capacities to adopt Open Access (OA) […]

Reference: UNESCO Releases World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education (Full Text, Free)

From the UNESCO Web Site: The World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education includes more than 120 maps, charts and tables featuring a wide range of sex-disaggregated indicators produced by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. The Atlas enables readers to visualize the educational pathways of girls and boys in terms of access, participation and progression […]

UNESCO Recognises the Importance of Archives in Contemporary Society

From the International Council on Archives Blog: In the one of the most significant developments for archives at the international level for many years, the General Conference of UNESCO has today adopted the Universal Declaration on Archives proposed by the International Council on Archives. This landmark decision is an important step in improving public understanding […]

UNESCO's Global Open Access Portal Now Online

From the News Release: The Global Open Access Portal (GOAP) presents a snapshot of the status of Open Access (OA) to scientific information around the world. For countries that have been more successful in implementing Open Access, the portal highlights critical success factors and aspects of the enabling environment. For countries and regions that are […]

Reference: New Statistical Report: The 2011 Global Education Digest Now Online

Published by UNESCO. From UN Pulse: The 2011 Global Education Digest, released today by the Institute for Statistics of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), says there are only enough seats for 36 per cent of children who want to enrol in secondary education in sub-Saharan Africa. The report notes that the global […]

New Study: "The Relationship between Local Content, Internet Development and Access Prices"

New Study: “The Relationship between Local Content, Internet Development and Access Prices” The research study “The Relationship between Local Content, Internet Development and Access Prices” is the result of collaboration between the Internet Society (ISOC), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and UNESCO. [Clip] During the joint workshop at the IGF 2011 Janis […]

New Collection of Classical Arabic Literature Available on UNESCO Digital Library Majaliss

From UNESCO: The Arabic word ‘Majaliss’ means ‘a place of sitting’, used to describe various types of formal legislative assemblies in Islamic countries. It is also a common term used for a meeting, dialogue or exchange. UNESCO Digital Library Majaliss offers a modern platform for sharing classical works of Arabic literature. The project Majaliss aims […]

UNESCO is Now Contributing Movies, Podcast, and Documents to iTunes University

From a UNESCO Announcement: By joining  iTunes U, a dedicated area of the iTunes Store that offers free audio and video content from leading educational institutions, UNESCO is reinforcing its efforts to reach out to young men and women around the world, providing multilingual audio, visual and printed materials in education, sciences, culture and communication. […]

UNESCO Releases New Report About Freedom of Expression on Internet (Full Text Avail Online)

From a UNESCO Announcement: “While the Internet is empowering individuals more than ever, there is an increase globally in content filtering and censorship,” this is one of key messages from the launching ceremony of the UNESCO publication, Freedom of Connection – Freedom of Expression: The Changing Legal and Regulatory Ecology Shaping the Internet. Professor [William] […]