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.


"Taxonomy of Literacies"  

"Taxonomy of Literacies", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 71 Issue 3

20.04.15 Following a review of literature, Peter Howard Stordy of Sheffield University identified two significant dimensions of literacy. These were used to create a literacy framework to enable the classification of literacies and literacy types i.e. a taxonomy of literacies that are directly or indirectly related to digital technologies. 

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.

Information Research

01.04.15: The first issue of this year of Information Research has been published. View

eLearning Africa 2015, Enriching Tomorrow

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 20-22 May 2015 

Programme now online.   

Keynote speakers include:  

  • Mark Surman, Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation and campaigner for an open Internet
  • Sophia Bekele, international entrepreneur, ICT and development policy advisor and philanthropist
  • Shai Reshef, Founder & President of the University of the People