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.
European Conference on Information Literacy ECIL2015
19-22 October 2015, Tallinn, Estonia
The main theme was Information Literacy, Media Literacy, Smart Lifestyle and Environmental Sustainability. The main topics included:
- the contribution of information literacy to:
- smart lifestyle (healthy lifestyle, employability, educational innovation, open organization and governance of society)
- green practices (healthy lifestyle , education and training, library and information services)
- sustainability of the society (environmental sustainability, open organization and governance of society)
- Information literacy & lifelong learning
- Information literacy in theoretical context (models, standards, indicators)
- Information literacy & related concepts (transversal competencies, media literacy, data literacy, civic literacy, transliteracy, metaliteracy, e-literacy, digital literacy, computer literacy, scientific literacy, visual literacy, digital empowerment)
UN Concludes Post-2015 Negotiations in New York
05.08.15 Member States of the United Nations agreed the final version of the post-2015 Development Agenda. Now known as 2030 Agenda it provides a framework of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a total of 179 Targets spanning economic, environmental and social development. A plan is laid out for all countries to actively engage in making our world better for its people and for the planet.
Access to information, universal literacy, safeguarding of cultural and natural heritage, as well as access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT’s) are strongly represented across the Agenda. NIDA is particularly pleased to the see the mention of access to information within Target 16.10.