- To place public access to the Internet through public libraries on the agenda of the IGF as a cross-cutting issue on a number of IGF key themes, e.g. Internet Governance and Development; Access and Diversity; Security, Openness and Privacy; Youth.
- To ensure that EIFL and IFLA, as representatives of libraries and their users, are consulted on issues of Internet Governance within, and outside of, the context of the IGF.
- To create a dialogue between library representatives and policy makers on the potential of public libraries in major policy areas such as social cohesion, education, employment, community development, health and agriculture, in pursuit of sustainable funding and favourable policies towards libraries.
- To feed in IGF-related activities to existing EIFL and IFLA work programmes for ICTD in 2012 and beyond.
- Engage with the national, regional and international IGFs, by
- Drafting a statement on public access in libraries for discussion by the members of the IGF.
- Developing action that IGF stakeholders can take to support public access in libraries.
- Proposing workshops on libraries, public access and issues affecting public access at each annual IGF as well as speaking up about Internet access through public libraries in relevant IGF sessions.
- Holding a meeting of the Dynamic Coalition at each IGF.
- Ensuring the participation of library representatives at two or more regional IGFs (including EuroDIG and at least one regional IGF in a developing country each year).
- Mobilising EIFL and IFLA national members to engage with national IGF initiatives including through proposing and participating in workshops at regional IGFs.
- Providing a discussion list for the Dynamic Coalition and regularly posting relevant news about public access to the Internet through public libraries.
- Expanding the multi-stakeholder list of organizations belonging to the Dynamic Coalition and keeping them up to date through the mailing list, with the aim of bringing the debate about public access in public libraries to the different strands of the IGF forum each year.
- Integrating IGF activities within the context of library activities annually, such as at annual library conferences including the World Library and Information Congress (WLIC), and by presenting learning from the Dynamic Coalition interactions and exchanges and leading discussions on ‘Public Access through public libraries’.
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This Dynamic Coalition is a joint effort between two major global library organisations, Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL - www.eifl.net), and the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA www.ifla.org) and Institutions. Between them these two organisations represent the interests of thousands of public libraries, and millions of users, in all countries of the globe. They also count on a vast network of partners – national and international funders, development and technology agencies, local and national authorities in developed and developing countries, publishers, related professional networks – which can be mobilised for this coalition.
- Global Libraries
- CAFEC (Centre Africain d'Echange Culturel)
- Goethe Institute
- Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School (http://tascha.uw.edu/)
- UNECA (UN Economic Commission for Africa)
- DC-PAL Annual Report 2022
- DC-PAL Annual Report 2021
- DC-PAL Annual Report 2020
- DC-PAL Annual Report and Thematic Paper
- IGF 2022 DC-PAL Session Report
- IGF 2018 DC-PAL Session Report
- IGF 2018 DC-PAL Paper on the SDGs
- IGF 2017 DC-PAL Session Report
- IGF 2017 DC-PAL Substantive Paper
- IGF 2016 DC-PAL Session Report
- IGF 2016 DC-PAL Substantive Paper, 'Delivering Inclusive Development: How Libraries Worldwide Lead in Bringing People Online and Helping Reach the SDGs'
- IGF 2015 DC-PAL Session Report
- DC-PAL Report on Asia Pacific Regional (APr) IGF - July 2015
- DC-PAL Report on EuroDIG - June 2015
- IGF 2014 DC-PAL Session Report
- IGF 2013 DC-PAL Session Report
- IGF 2012 DC-PAL Session Report
Stephen Wyber – Stephen.Wyber[at]ifla.org