Welcome to the NIDA website

The Network for Information and Digital Access (NIDA) works to promote utilisation of information through library and information services.

NIDA partners with colleagues and organisations throughout the world to assist:

Our main focus is public access to information, especially through models embracing ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development) within a holistic approach.


NordINFOLIT: Practices, Goals and Visions for Information Literacy in Higher Education

07.05.15: The 8th Creating Knowledge conference will take place at the Hilton Nordica Hotel in Reykjavík, Iceland,

Four sub-themes have been identified: Implementation of information literacy into the curriculum; Assessment of information literacy; Information literacy and writing centres; New challenges for information literacy. 3 June, 2016.

The call for papers will open on 15 May 2015. View details

SLAEurope/CILIP: Information Literacy in the workplace, 21 May 2015

05.05.15:  University of Liverpool in London, 33 Finsbury Square, EC2A 1AG, London.  (18:00 -21.30, UK time) View details

Focusing on the importance of IL in the workplace and what this means for information professionals. Nancy Graham, Stéphane Goldstein and Ian Hunter will lead the discussion.

SLAEurope/CILIP: Information Literacy at the interface,  22 May 2015

07.05.15: University of Liverpool in London, 33 Finsbury Square, EC2A 1AG, London. (09:30 – 13:00) View details

Learning from practice in the classroom and employment this event "will feature information professionals working in corporate settings and within higher education. They will offer insight into the strategies, and practical techniques and approaches to Information Literacy support applied in their respective sectors. These presentations will be followed by facilitated activity which will encourage the generation of new ideas and discussion, helping you to invigorate your own IL practice by learning from those in your sector and outside of it."

European health literacy survey (HLS-EU)

27.04.15  The European Health Literacy Project (HLS-EU) has successfully been completed.  Hosted by Maastricht University and aimed to help establish the issue of health literacy in Europe, HLS-EU was conducted in eight countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland and Spain. View details

Read the article (free access) summarising the results of HLS-EU  

Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference

14.04.15:  June 17-20th 2015, Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Under the broad theme ‘Information & media literacy for lifelong learning: digital citizenship for a digital age. 

Final Program now available.

9th International Conference on e-Learning

04.04.15:  21 – 24 July 2015 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain 

Submissions until 8 May 2015. View details

ECIL (European Conference on Information Literacy) 2015

Information Literacy in the Green - Tallinn, Estonia, 19-22 October 2015

Organized by the Institute of Information Studies of Tallinn University the main themes will include: Information Literacy, Media Literacy, Smart Lifestyle and Environmental Sustainability.

eLearning Africa 2015, Enriching Tomorrow

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 20-22 May 2015 

Programme now online.