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:
- networking and sharing of good practice and relevant experience
- informed project and programme development and research
- dissemination of information, especially of local content
- assessment and evaluation of impact
Our main focus is public access to information, especially through models embracing ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development) within a holistic approach.
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:
- acknowledging the public's right to access information and data, while respecting the right to individual privacy;
- recognising the important role of local authorities, information intermediaries and infrastructure such as ICTs and an open Internet as a means of implementation;
- adopting policy, standards and legislation to ensure the continued funding, integrity, preservation and provision of information by governments, and access by people
- developing targets and indicators that enable measurement of the impact of access to information and data.
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.
- Health literacy is a basic and essential requirement to quality, safety, and equity in health care.
- to improve health literacy, we need to change how people and organizations behave. And we need to embed and spread those changes in the system.
- this book is laid out according to areas UnityPoint Health found useful in its health literacy work as they relate to the attributes of a health literate health care organization.
- this as a guide, rather than a step-by-step manual. Begin where it makes sense to you and your organization, and move from there.
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.