Conference Programme




Welcome by Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, Director General for Library Heritage, Cultural Institutes and Copyright, Maurizio Fallace

Welcome by IFLA President, Claudia Lux

Introduction to the conference theme by Chair of IFLA Professional Committee Advisory Board, Patrice Landry


Session 1 – The Digital Library User Experience: a focus on current user research

Session Chair – Caroline Brazier, Associate Director, British Library and Chair of ICADS (IFLA-CDNL Alliance for Digital Strategies)

Speakers –

Professor David Nicholas, Director of Department of Information Studies and CIBER, University College London – London – UK

Daniel Teruggi, INA / Chair of Europeana User Group – Paris – France

Elke Greifeneder, Lecturer, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Assistant Editor of Library HiTech. – Berlin – Germany




Session 2 – Digital Library content: what users want and how they use it

Session Chair – Trine Kolderup Flaten, Library Director, Bergen Public Library and Chair of the IFLA Division Management & Technology

Speakers –

Professor Einar Røttingen, University of Bergen, The Grieg Academy-Department of Music, Bergen – Norway

Susan Hazan, Curator of New Media and Head of the Internet Office, Israel Museum, Jerusalem – Israel




Session 3 Strategies for Institutions: responding to the digital challenge

Session Chair – Ingrid Parent, Assistant Deputy Minister of Documentary Heritage at Library and Archives Canada and Chair of the IFLA Division General Research Libraries

Speakers –

Professor Zhu Qiang, Director of Beijing University Library, Executive Director of the Chinese Academic Libraries and Information Systems – Beijing – China

Rossella Caffo, Director of ICCU (Institute for the Union Catalogue of Italian Libraries and Bibliographic Information); Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities (MiBAC)- Rome – Italy




Session 3 – Strategies for Institutions: responding to the digital challenge (continued)

Speakers –

John Van Oudenaren, Director World Digital Library, Library of Congress – Washington – USA

Herman P. Spruijt, President International Publishers Association (IPA) – Leiden – Netherlands


Closing address – Penny Carnaby, Chief Executive and National Librarian, National Library of New Zealand and Chair of CDNL (Conference of Directors of National Libraries) – Wellington – New Zealand 

Final Summary  – Anna Maria Tammaro –Researcher University of Parma, Italy and chair of the IFLA Division of Education and Research – on behalf of the IFLA Professional Committee 

Closure – Ellen Tise – IFLA President elect