Mid-term meeting, 11-16 September, Riga, Latvia


The Section Officers' Report 2003-2004 was presented to the Section's annual conference and mid-term meeting in Singapore in September 2004.

An article on the "New Metropolitan Libraries Section" was published in the News section of IFLA Journal, vol.30 (2004), issue no.2, p179-181


Redeveloped Central Library in Budapest

Library Director Peter Fodor outlines the recent transformation of Budapest Central Library and and ongoing changes that are taking place


Appeal from the Municipal Library of Prague

Library Director Tomas Rehak appeals for help in the aftermath of the Prague floods in August 2002

Collections Development Survey

Aline Girard-Billon of the Service Technique des Bibliothèques de la Ville de Paris has carried out a questionnaire survey of INTAMEL members' collections development policies. The purpose of the survey, on behalf of the Observatoire Permanent de la Lecture Publique à Paris, was to inform OPLPP's deliberations on resource-sharing and collections development in Paris. 28 INTAMEL member libraries contributed, from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

The survey results were presented by Aline Girard-Billon at a seminar on 6 December 2001 at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France entitled 'Collections of Paris libraries: how to know them better, how to share them'. Her article "Les bibliothèques publiques des grand villes françaises et étrangères" is published in the 'Bulletin des bibliothèques de France', 2002 – No. 4, pp.70-83. http://bbf.enssib.fr/logic/asp/recherche.asp
Click on 'Recherche par auteur ou par titre à partir de 1956' and key in Aline Girard-Billon.

Aline presented her findings, in English, to the INTAMEL Conference in Stockholm in September 2002 and her paper 'Collection development policy in metropolitan public libraries: presentation of the results of a survey sent to Intamel members' will be available online shortly.


INTAMEL in Print

Meet me in Saint Louis: la conférence annuelle de l'Intamel', a report on the INTAMEL 2000 Conference by Aline Girard-Billon of the Ville de Paris, has been published in the Bulletin des bibliothèques de France, 2001-No.1, pp.115-117. http://bbf.enssib.fr/

Seventeen INTAMEL member libraries are featured in the Spring-Summer 2001 issue of Ohio libraries, the journal of the Ohio Library Council [ISSN 1046-4336]. The international content (the entire issue is devoted to "Libraries around the world"), has been facilitated by Clyde Scoles, Director of Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, USA.


New Central Library for Amsterdam

Hans van Velzen, Director of Amsterdam Public Library, reports on plans for building a new Central Library