11 February 2013

Call for Panelists: Government Libraries as Voices for Open Government

By Guillermo García

Open government is the core issue for the session we are organising for the next IFLA World Library and Information Congress - WLIC 2013.

The theme refers to a collection of  ideas and practices on transparency, collaboration and participation to be applied in the government sector. The engagement of citizens on solving public issues is one of its main goals. Since states increasingly are giving validity to the concept, there is also a need to reflect on how information procedures and processes will be influenced by this way of openness.

We invite proposals for roundtable discussion topics for a two-hour programme during the next IFLA WLIC, to be held in Singapore, from 17-23 August, 2013.  The deadline for submissions is  March 29, 2013.

Complete information -including submission guidelines- is available here.

The call is also available in ArabicSpanish and French.

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