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.


20th International Conference on Technology Supported Learning & Training - 

3- 5 December 2014: the 20th event of ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN

The-conference will present the newest e-learning services, technology, research, opinions and expertise that are shaping technology enhanced learning and training, under the overall theme of Changing Learning.


02.09.14 The September issue is now available.  Providing an e-learning journey across the globe, this issue includes the Norwegian pioneering mobile microlearning; how Ireland’s early school leavers are re-engaging with education; capacity building in emerging markets; and, open innovation in German universities. Subscribe to the newsletter.

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.

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. 

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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.