2018 WLIC, Kuala Lumpur

Business Meeting Agendas
Conference Sessions and Events

2018 Midterm meeting, Oslo

Business Meeting Agendas
Conference Sessions and Events

2017 WLIC, Wroclaw

Business Meeting Agendas
Conference Sessions and Events

2017 Associated Conference, Buenos Aires

“Cultural Heritage in Latin American and Caribbean Libraries: challenges and perspectives”

2016 WLIC, Columbus


Business Meetings

Agenda (Supporting documents will be distributed at the meeting)

Saturday 13 August
Session 010     Standing Committee I — Rare Books and Special Collections
09:45 – 12:15 / Room C220-221

Thursday 18 August
Session 217     Standing Committee II — Rare Books and Special Collections
11:30 – 13:00 / Room C224

Conference Sessions

Monday 15 August
Session 091     Worth a Thousand Words: A Global Perspective on Image Description, Discovery, and Access
Rare books and Special collections with Art Libraries
Off-site Location: The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, 1813 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210 (See link for map and directions)

Session Presentations

Tuesday 16 August
Session 146     Data Across Borders: Discovering and Describing Rare Materials
Rare Books and Special Collections

13:45 – 15:45 / Room C112-115 Session 154     Theft in libraries – facing the hidden truth
Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (PAC) with Rare Books and Special Collections
16:00 – 18:00
Room C210-212

Wednesday 17 August
Session 164     Quality management and preservation in the age of mass processing – Preservation and Conservation with Audiovisual and Multimedia and Rare Books and Special Collections
09:30 – 12:45 / Hall E


Section Dinner: Wednesday 17 August at a local restaurant, with invitations extended to the panellists at our sessions and joint sessions, and other interested Congress attendees. Venue to be confirmed.

2016 Midterm Meeting, Lisbon

22-24 February 2016

2015 WLIC, Cape Town

81st IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 15-21 August 2015

Satellite Conference

Managing and promoting special collections Africa: The Bleek-Lloyd collection and beyond. | Friday, 14 August 2015 | All day | University of Cape Town.  Conference WebsiteProgram and Papers.

Conference Session

Session 206 – Fostering collaboration to build and preserve African cultural heritage | Thursday, 20 August, 10:45 – 12:45 | Exhibition Hall 2.

Business Meetings

Session 008 – Standing Committee, Rare Books and Special Collections |Saturday, 15 August 2015 | 9:45 – 12:15 | Ballroom East

Session 172 – Standing Committee, Rare Books and Special Collections |Wednesday, 19 August 2015 | 9:45 – 11:15 | Room 2.41 – 2.43

Business meeting documents can be found here.


Tour of the Special Collections Department, National Library of South Africa.  Wednesday, 19 August, 13:00.

Social Event

Group Dinner: Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 19:00.  Anatoli’s Turkish Restaurant, 24 Napier Street, Greenpoint, Cape Town, 8001.  Phone: (+27) 021 419 2501.

2015 Midterm meeting, London

11-13 March 2015.

Conference:  A coordinated approach to recording and searching provenance records and images: moving forward.  Organised by Raphaële Mouren (Warburg Institute) and Cristina Dondi (CERL Secretary and Lincoln College, Oxford). Sponsored by IFLA RBSC, The Warburg Institute, CERL, 15cBOOKTRADE, CILIP RBSCG.

2014 WLIC, Lyon

80th IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 16-22 August 2014

Business Meetings

Business Meeting — Session 8 — Standing Committee I — Rare Books and Manuscripts | 16 August 2014 | 09:45 – 12:15 | Room: Salle Rhône 1

Business Meeting — Session 179 — Standing Committee II — Rare Books and Manuscripts | 20 August 2014 | 11:30 – 13:00 | Room: Salle Tête d’Or 1

Business meeting documents can be found here.

Conference Sessions

Session 69 — Special Places for Special Collections — Library Buildings and Equipment with Rare Books and Manuscripts | 17 August 2014 | 13:45 – 15:45 | Room: Amphithéâtre | SI

Session 84 — Brave New World: Teaching and Learning Special Collections Librarianship — 18 August 2014 | 09:00 – 17:30 | Off-site at the Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon  (Presentations and Handouts)

Special Events

Monday, August 18.  Section dinner at Brasserie Georges.  Details to be announced at the business meeting.  http://www.brasseriegeorges.com/

Wednesday, August 20.  Afternoon visit to the printing museum in Lyon (Musée de l’imprimerie Lyon). http://www.imprimerie.lyon.fr

Friday, August 22. All-day library tour to Bibliothèques municipales de Grenoble. This library hosts the library of the Grande chartreuse, the first monastery of the order created ad the end of the 11th century, together with a collection related to Stendhal, born in Grenoble, including some original manuscripts of his novels.   Details will be announced at the business meeting. http://www.bm-grenoble.fr

Satellite Conference

History of Librarianship.  Monday- Tuesday, 25-26 August | Ecole nationale supérieure des sciences de l’Information et des bibliothèques (enssib), just a short distance from the IFLA Congress Centre. The attendance is free but registration is mandatory on the website : http://histlibr2014.sciencesconf.org

2013 WLIC, Singapore

79th IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 17-23 August 2013

Conference Session 95: Rare and special collections in the Asian or Oceanian context. 19 August 2013 08:30 – 18:00 | Off-site session at the National Library of Singapore.  More information

Conference Session 132: Presentation of the Digitization Guidelines. 20 August 2013 11:45 – 12:45 | Room: Session Room 324/325  More information

Conference Session 146: Preserving for the future: Integrating physical and digital preservation. 20 August 2013 13:45 – 18:00 | Room: Exhibition Hall 404-405 | SI  More information

Conference Session 202: Images, lost and found: innovative approaches to discovery and use of visual material found in rare books, manuscripts, and special collections. 22 August 2013 08:30 – 11:30 | Room: Summit 2  More information

Poster Presentation Abstract (session 95): Preserving Sri Lanka’s traditional manuscript culture: role of the Palm Leaf Digitization Project of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Piyadasa Ranasinghe and W.M. Tharanga Dilruk Ranasinghe.  Abstract

2012 WLIC, Helsinki

78th IFLA World Library and Information Congress: 11-17 August, Helsinki, Finland

Conference Session 87: Marketing of Rare and Special Collections in a Digital Age, Monday 13 August.  Conference Session 87   Call for Papers

Conference Session 212:  Cataloging Standards and Special Collections, Thursday, 16 August. Conference Session 212

2011 WLIC, San Juan

World Library and Information Congress: 13-18 August, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Theme: Rare and special collections depending on history: Latin America and the Caribbean

2010 WLIC, Gothenburg

World Library and Information Congress: 10-15 August, Gothenburg, Sweden
Theme: Reconstructing libraries: physical evidence for the history of libraries and collections

2009 WLIC, Milan

World Library and Information Congress: 23-27 August 2009, Milan, Italy
Theme: Dispersed cultural collections Preservation, reconstruction and access

IFLA-preconference, Munich, Germany 19-21 August 2009
Theme: Early printed books as material objects

2008 WLIC, Quebec

World Library and Information Congress: 10-14 August 2008, Québec, Canada
Theme: Expanding Frontiers of Knowledge: Documents of Exploration, Discovery, and Travel

2007 WLIC, Durban

World Library and Information Congress: 74th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
10-15 August, Durban, South Africa
Theme: Preservation in African collections: perspectives and case studies

2006 WLIC, Hangzhou

IFLA-preconference, Hangzhou, China, 14-16 August
Theme: Chinese Written and Printed Cultural Heritage and Library Work