May 28, 2022

IFLA Posts “Principles on Public Access in Libraries”

The following was posted yesterday on the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) web site.

The Principles on Public Access in Libraries were produced by the Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries and discussed by participants at the Internet Governance Forum in Joao Pessoa, Brazil, in November 2015. The IFLA Governing Board endorsed the principles in December 2015.

IFLA coordinates the Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries with Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL).

The principles are organize into eight sections:

  • Infrastructure
  • Policy
  • Copyright
  • Accessibility
  • Privacy
  • Skills development
  • Open access content
  • Local content

Read about each principle in the full text document available here.

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