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.


ECIL (European Conference on Information Literacy) 2015

02.02.15: Information Literacy in the GreenTallinn, 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.

Abstract submission deadline: 16 March 2015

Putting the Framework for Information Literacy into Action: Next Steps WEBCAST

02.03.15: The ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries), USA is hosting a webcast on Wednesday 4th March. 13:00-14:00 US Central time, 20:00-21:00 CET, 19:00-20:00 UK time.  

The webcast will provide an overview of next steps for the Framework and will highlight examples of how librarians are already incorporating it into their work. The presenters are Karen Williams and Sharon Mader. Register 

eLearning Africa Newsletter

27.02.15:  The 9th edition of the newsletter is now available; including keynote speaker Shai Reshef, the Founder and President of the University of the People– the world’s first tuition-free, non-profit, accredited online university.

9th International Conference on e-Learning

27.02.15:  21 – 24 July 2015 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain 

NEW Keynote Speaker: Steven Duggan, Director, Worldwide Education Strategy, Microsoft, USA is confirmed. View details

Radical Information Literacy

19.02.15: A recording of the InformAll seminar "Anyone can cook", discussing the implications of Radical Information Literacy, with a copy of the chat content, is now available.

LILAC2015  Conference 8 -10 April 2015

19.02.15: www.lilacconference.com

Themes for LILAC2015 include:

The programme, updated with inclusion of details of papers, key notes and abstracts, is now available.

eLearning Africa 2015, Enriching Tomorrow

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 20-22 May 2015 

19.02.15:  Details of e-Learning Africa are being constantly added and updated.  A video of an interview with Dr Aida Opoku Mensa, Special Advisor to the executive secretary on the post-2015 development agenda at the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) is also now available.

Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference

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

19.02.15:   The call for papers for the forthcoming Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference, is now open and the keynote speakers have been named as: Dr. Christine Bruce- Professor in the Information Systems School, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Australia and Dr. Tefko Saracevic,  Professor Emeritus, School of Communication, Information and Library Studies Rutgers University USA