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.

News

Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science: Literacy, Community and Responsibility

26.08.14 Commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, a project team has developed a national internet-based monitoring instrument to chart the impact of the collaboration between elementary schools and libraries in The Netherlands (in-school as well as out-of-school). The instrument consists of digital questionnaires to students, teachers and school librarians. Approximately 30,000 students, 3,000 teachers and 300 reading consultants are involved.

A paper Measuring the results of the cooperation between public libraries and schools describing the activity was given by Ingrid Bon and Kees Broekhof was given on 20 August in Lyon.

Lyon Declaration On Access to Information and Development 

18.8.2014. The Lyon Declaration On Access to Information and Development outlines the need for access to information to be recognised in the United Nations post-2015 development framework. 

It calls on Member States of the United Nations to acknowledge that access to information, and the skills to use it effectively, are required for sustainable development, and ensure that this is recognised in the post-2015 development agenda by: 

Building Health Literate Organizations: A Guidebook to Achieving Organizational Change 

07.08.2014 Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. This new book is freely available to download (PDF, 1.7Mb). 

It appears to have been written mainly for an American audience, but the principles are universal and it is very clear and easy to read. 

Key Points 

European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) 2014

The European Conference on Information Literacy (or ECIL2014) being organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University and Department of Information and Communication Sciences of Zagreb University.will be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia 20-23 October 2014.