Asia and Oceania Section

Division: Regions

The main objectives of the Section are to initiate, promote and facilitate the development of library and information services and the library profession within the five sub-regions of Asia and Oceania: West Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia and Oceania. The Section works in cooperation with the other Regional Sections and all of IFLA's Sections and Core Activities, especially the Action for Development through Libraries Programme.

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Last update: 17 May 2016

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iConference 2017 - Submissions Open

We are now accepting submissions for iConference 2017, our twelfth annual gathering of scholars, researchers and professionals who share an interest in the critical information issues of contemporary information society. iConference 2017 takes place March 22-25, 2017, in Wuhan, China. The theme of this first-ever Asia-based iConference is “Effect • Expand • Evolve: Global Collaboration Across the Information Community.”

22 July 2016

IFLA International Leaders Programme: Associates announced

The selection committee for the IFLA International Leaders Programme is delighted to announce the Associates selected to participate from 2016-2018. The Programme is an IFLA Key Initiative designed to increase the cohort of leaders who can effectively represent the wider library sector in the international arena, and to develop leaders within IFLA.

21 July 2016

Call for Abstracts - Lives of Data Workshop

The 'Lives of Data' workshop hopes to bring together interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners to examine the historical and emergent conditions of data-driven knowledge production and circulation in Indian and South Asian contexts. We are interested in a conversation which dynamically moves back and forth in science, technology and media history and anthropology to reflect upon the many layered abstractions and materialisations of data, information and knowledge.

20 July 2016