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Subject Area: Library and Information Studies
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|Title:||WSIS, IFLA, UNESCO and GATS: networking for libraries on an international level|
|Author(s):||Christel Mahnke, (Goethe-Institute, Munich, Germany)|
|Citation:||Christel Mahnke, (2006) "WSIS, IFLA, UNESCO and GATS: networking for libraries on an international level", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 24 Iss: 4, pp.540 - 546|
|Keywords:||Information society, Libraries, Networking|
|DOI:||10.1108/07378830610715400 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) shows the political dimension of the global information society. The purpose of this article is to consider the state of WSIS after the second phase and show possibilities for libraries to participate in the WSIS implementation. Furthermore, relations between WSIS, GATS and the “UNESCO convention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions” are explained. IFLA, as leading library organization, as well as national associations, is taking up the challenge of advocating libraries as agencies of information societies.
Design/methodology/approach – Provides a report and analysis of WSIS Summit 2003-2005 and WSIS Stocktaking for Libraries.
Findings – Relevance of WSIS Summit 2003-2005 and WSIS Stocktaking for Libraries.
Originality/value – The paper offers first-hand information on the WSIS process. It outlines proposals for networking between libraries and advocacy for libraries on global political level.
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