publication . Article . 2003

Access to information: a human right with implications for libraries in the digital age, especially for services to children

Koren, Marian;
Open Access Portuguese
  • Published: 23 May 2003 Journal: Actas do Congresso Nacional de Bibliotecários, Arquivistas e Documentalistas (issn: ad______, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Actas do Congresso Nacional de Bibliotecários, Arquivistas e Documentalistas
Abstract
Access to information is necessary for both human development and democratic participation of all human beings. The digital age offers challenges and threats as every new age does. What direction do libraries take? Whose side are they on? With regard to their users, are libraries prepared to offer new integrated services to all of them? Do young and old benefit from free access to information?The new IFLA/UNESCO Guidelines for the development of public libraries (2001) outline the special responsibilities to meet the needs of children and young people. What are the implications for services in the digital age? What are good examples?In a modern society, informat...
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