De Gruyter Publisher acknowledges the Swedish library association and the librarians from Goteborg in their support of next year’s World Library and Information Congress WLIC 2010.

De Gruyter Publisher will establish a grant fund to support young professionals from the Pacific region, to enable them to have the same chance to go to Goteborg for the IFLA Congress as they would have had in Brisbane. 

Sven Fund, executive of de Gruyter, Berlin, said:

"In times of economic uncertainty for IFLA and its members de Gruyter wants to support the attendance to WLIC 2010 for those who were affected by the change of venue that the IFLA Governing Board had to decide." The President of IFLA, Claudia Lux, said: "IFLA is very grateful for this exceptional sign of support from our publishing partner, de Gruyter. "