17 July 2015

Satellite Conference, IFLA LTR

By Raphaelle Bats

Dear IFLA members and 2015 WLIC participants

Registration is open for the 2015 Pre-Congress Satellite Conference of IFLA’s Library Theory and Research Section. The Conference, onDigital Preservation as a Site of Contestation: National Heritage, Memory, Politics and Power -- Beyond Technology and Management, will take place in Cape Town on 12 and 13 August 2015.

A varied and interesting programme has been compiled. Day 1 will be presented on the campus of the University of the Western Cape, which was a centre of resistance during the anti-apartheid struggle, and which houses the Robben Island Museum Mayibuye Archive. A visit to this Archive is included as part of the programme. The University is in the eastern
suburbs of Greater Cape Town. Transport will be arranged to the campus from the Cape Town International Convention Centre (venue for the IFLA Congress), and back. On Day 2, participants will have an opportunity to visit Robben Island itself, weather permitting. They will make their own way to the Victoria and Albert Waterfront for the crossing to the Island. This will
be followed by an afternoon session in Cape Town’s District Six Museum, for which transport will be arranged. A preliminary programme can be found here.  If bad weather rules out the crossing to Robben Island, an alternative self-guided walking tour can be taken in Cape Town.

More information and a preliminary programme can be found on the Satellite Conference website, at 

Pre-registration is essential, as places are limited.You will find the registration form on the
above website. Inquiries may be addressed to ifla@uwc.ac.za.

We look forward to welcoming you in Cape Town!

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