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ERIC Number: ED510121
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 407
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-8-7988-0136-8
Libraries, National Security, Freedom of Information Laws and Social Responsibilities. IFLA/FAIFE World Report Series Volume V
Seidelin, Susanne, Ed.; Hamilton, Stuart, Ed.
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (NJ1)
The IFLA/FAIFE World Report Series is unique. It is the only source based on a systematic data collection process that provides an overview of how libraries around the world are tackling barriers to freedom of access to information and freedom of expression. This year's edition includes 84 country reports which detail the extent of Internet access in libraries worldwide and address three specific areas of concern: Anti-terror legislation; freedom of information laws; and the social responsibilities of libraries such as raising awareness of HIV/AIDS and increasing women's access to information. This publication contains the following sections: (1) Acknowledgments (Susanne Seidelin & Stuart Hamilton); (2) Authors; (3) Preface (Kay Raseroka); (4) Introduction (Susanne Seidelin & Stuart Hamilton); (5) Libraries, Liberty and the USA PATRIOT ACT (Marc Lampson); (6) Freedom of Information Legislation, Libraries, and the Global Flow of Information (Barbara Jones); (7) IFLA and Social Responsibility: A Core Value of Librarianship (Al Kagan); (8) Methodology (Stuart Hamilton & Susanne Seidelin); (9) Country Reports (Stuart Hamilton & Susanne Seidelin); and (10) Analysis and conclusions (Stuart Hamilton & Susanne Seidelin). Seven appendices are included: (1) IFLA/FAIFE World Report 2005 Questionnaire; (2) The IFLA/FAIFE World Report Series; (3) National Security Legislation; (4) Follow-up of the work of the Social Responsibilities Discussion Group; (5) Women's Information Needs; (6) The IFLA Internet Manifesto; and (7) The Glasgow Declaration on Libraries, Information Services and Intellectual Freedom. Individual sections contain notes. [Funding for this report was provided by the German Library Umbrella (BID).]
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA).
Authoring Institution: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
Identifiers - Location: Andorra; Angola; Aruba; Australia; Azerbaijan; Bahamas; Belgium; Benin; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Canada; Chile; China; Colombia; Congo; Costa Rica; Croatia; Cuba; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Ecuador; Egypt; Estonia; Ethiopia; Fiji; Finland; Georgia; Germany; Ghana; Guam; Hong Kong; Iceland; India; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Jamaica; Japan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Latvia; Lithuania; Macedonia; Mauritius; Mexico; Moldova; Mongolia; Montenegro; Nepal; Netherlands; New Zealand; Nicaragua; Nigeria; Norway; Pakistan; Papua New Guinea; Peru; Philippines; Poland; Romania; Russia; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Serbia; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Singapore; Slovenia; South Africa; Spain; Sri Lanka; Swaziland; Sweden; Switzerland; Syria; Tanzania; Trinidad and Tobago; Turkmenistan; Uganda; Ukraine; United Kingdom; United States; Uzbekistan; Zambia