The IFLA Section on Library and Research Services for Parliaments organized an individual session during the 2014 IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Lyon, France and a number of joint sessions with other Sections.  In addition, the Section held its 30th annual pre-conference satellite meeting in Paris, coordinated and hosted by the French National Assembly.

Links to the Section's sessions and joint sessions, papers (in the IFLA Library) and presentations during WLIC can be found below. For papers and presentations from the Section's pre-conference in Paris, please click here.

Session 106, Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section: Libraries for Democracy: Engaging Citizens, 18 August 2014

Session 102, Law Libraries with Government Information and Official Publications, Library and Research Services for Parliaments and Information Technology: How Safe is the Law? Authentication of Official Gazettes: A Worldwide Report, with particular attention to the technical and practical aspects18 August

  • Introduction to the Issues, SARAH G. HOLTERHOFF (Valparaiso University Law School Library, Valparaiso, Indiana, United States)
  • The authentic e-Official Journal of the European Union – one year on, MARTINE REICHERTS (European Union Commissioner for Justice, Citizenship and Fundamental Rights, Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
  • Authentication of the French Digital Official Journal, DIDIER FRANÇOIS (Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (DILA) – Prime Minister Department, Paris, France)
  • United States Report, CHARLEY BARTH (Office of the Federal Register, National Archives & Records Administration, Washington, D.C. United States)
  • Latin America Report, ALEJANDRO LOPEZ GONZALEZ (Red BOA – American Forum of Official Gazettes- Diario Oficial de la Federacion (Mexico) Mexico D.F., Mexico)
  • Certeza Legal para el Proceso Legislativowith a translation: English, PATRICIA REYES OLMEDO (Universidad de Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile)

Session 121, Law Libraries with Parliamentary Libraries, Information Technology and Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE): Access to law at the digital cross roads: Innovative solutions to complex challenges, 19 August

Session 225, Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning with Library and Research Services for Parliaments and Knowledge Management: Learning Challenges for Librarians and Library Managers – a Knowledge Café, 21 August