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The Section's session at the 81st IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Cape Town was held on Thursday, 20th August.

Session 220: Parliamentary Libraries – Evolving to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century 

  1. Making information from the Diet available to the public: The history and development as well as current issues in enhancing access to parliamentary documentation.  Hiroyuki Okuyama, Research and Legislative Reference Bureau, National Diet Library, Japan
  2. Georeferenced Libraries: expansion of services in the Cloud for Congress and community. G Francisco Mardones, Department of Legislative and Documental Services, Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional, Chile
  3. From a Reactive Research Section to a Robust Monitoring and Evaluation Legislative Oversight Data Centre: The Transformation of Uganda Parliament Research Service to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century.  John Bagonza Mugabi & Francis Kintu, Research Services, Parliament of Uganda 
  4. Accessibilité du Droit: Vers la redéfinition du rôle des bibliothèques parlementaires.  Natacha Bonnal, Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile, Chile
  5. What are the successes and failures of Parliamentary Constituency Information Centres in communicating parliamentary information to Zimbabwe’s citizens?  Isaiah Munyoro, Library Services, Parliament of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
  6. Library 2.0 @ Parliamentary Libraries. Munazza Mashkoor Abidi, Sindh Assembly Library, Pakistan