Rapport sur l’accès à l’information et les bibliothèques

L’IFLA annonce la publication du rapport annuel sur l’accès à l’information et aux bibliothèques à travers le monde, intitulé Access to libraries and information: Towards a fairer world. Il s’agit d’une initiative du Committee on Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE), groupe en charge des questions d’accès à l’information et de liberté d’expression. Selon le communiqué,

The IFLA/FAIFE World Report Series is unique. It is the only source that provides an overview of how libraries around the world are tackling barriers to freedom of access to information and freedom of expression. Its systematic data collection process expands upon previous reports and enables comparison over time. The 2007 edition contains 116 country reports, based on questionnaires and additional research carried out by the Department of Information Science at the University of Pretoria, which provide current details on library statistics; Internet access in libraries and the digital divide; filtering and blocking of online information; user privacy and anti-terror legislation; violations of intellectual freedom; access to HIV/AIDS information; women and freedom of access to information; library codes of ethics, the IFLA Internet Manifesto and the Glasgow Declaration.

The 2007 World Report shows that the digital divide is still a serious reality that needs to be tackled by library communities worldwide in the years to come. Significant inequalities in Internet access exist across the international library community which are often exacerbated by the increasing use of filtering software to protect children and safeguard public morality and religious values. The 2007 World Report shows that in many of IFLA’s member countries, intellectual freedom is still very much under pressure, leaving library users unable to fully express their rights to freedom of access to information.

Ce rapport, publié annuellement, a déjà porté sur divers thèmes, listés dans le site de l’IFLA.

Ce contenu a été mis à jour le 2008-05-26 à 16 h 14 min.