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IFLA World Report 2010

The annual IFLA World Information Congress was last week and I missed it for the first time in a while. I hope to be there next year.

At this year’s Congress, as usual, they released:

IFLA World Report 2010

Gary at ResourceShelf notes that:

“Here are most of the top-level data categories that can be expanded.

+ Country statistics, introduction and responding institution
+ Estimated Number of Libraries
+ National Library Info
+ Estimated number of research libraries in country
+ Libraries and the Internet
+ Digital Divide
+ Filtering and blocking of information
+ Financial barriers
+ Open Access
+ Legal Issues
+ Copyright laws
+ Laws Guaranteeing FAIFE Principles
+ User Privacy and Anti-terror Legislation
+ Violations of Intellectual Freedom
+ HIV/AIDS Awareness (Library Programs)
+ Women and Freedom of Access to Information
+ The disabled and Freedom of Access to Information
+ Senior citizens and Freedom of Access to Information
+ Libraries and the provision of universal primary education
+ Libraries and environmental sustainability
+ The IFLA Internet Manifesto?
+ The IFLA Glasgow Declaration?
+ The IFLA Manifesto on Transparency, Good Governance and Freedom from Corruption?

Finally, you’ll note an option to view data either per country or in a comparative table.”

You can customize reports too or access the result through a map interface.

You can read the Analysis and Conclusions (53 page PDF) here.

Is your country competitve in the foundations of knowledge economy?


Posted on: August 22, 2010, 9:00 am Category: Uncategorized

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