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Call for contribution for the "Success Stories Database"

Dear Colleagues,

Within the framework of its activities for WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society) and in order to contribute to the ongoing and long term presence of libraries in the world, IFLA has set up a database that aims to showcase the value of libraries to society as a whole.

The aims of the WSIS Declaration of Principles and Action Plan take into account the place of libraries in society today. However, in order to ensure that the actions described become a lasting reality they must become better known so that the funding agencies for the information society, whether they be government or private enterprise, will become more aware of libraries' achievements and the services they provide in making knowledge and information available, and therefore be encouraged to fund future activities.

By listing your library's achievements and projects according to the categories below you will help to ensure that library services to the world's population will be made known now and in the future.
  • Libraries as access point
  • Libraries as ICT learning centres
  • Libraries for continuing education
  • Libraries for specific needs
  • Libraries for cultural heritage

This database is not restricted to projects developed in one institution alone. On the contrary, the strength of libraries in the world today is to cooperate and network on all levels, local, regional, national and international. Please list any such initiatives, especially those with partnerships between advanced and emerging economies.

Add directly your Success Stories in the online database:

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