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85 Years IFLA : A History and Chronology of Sessions 1927–2012

Published in honor of the 85th anniversary of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), 85 Years IFLA: A History and Chronology of Sessions 1927-2012 presents a thorough history of the organization from its 1927 founding through 2012. Supplemented with a bibliography, appendixes, and… Read More

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  • 07 September 2012

Libraries in the Early 21st Century: An International Perspective, Volume 2

Following the pattern of the first volume, the second volume of Libraries in the early 21st century: An international perspective extends the range of countries covered. Each chapter covers a different country and describes the modern history, development of libraries and library technology. The careful selection of countries… Read More

  • Publications
  • 01 August 2012
  • By: Ravindra N. Sharma (Ed.)

Libraries in the Early 21st Century: An International Perspective, Volume 1

Libraries have been part of human civilization for centuries. They have been developed and destroyed many times due to acts of war and natural disasters, but they have kept up with the challenges. The introduction of technology in libraries in the last quarter of the twentieth century… Read More

  • Publications
  • 13 December 2011
  • By: Ravindra N. Sharma (Ed.)


2021 The plans for the postponed IFLA 2020 Conference in Dublin were carried forward for the online WLIC 2021 conference The SIG’s theme: Librarians learning from the past to inspire, include and sustain, invited papers that covered issues on librarian oral history as a contribution to the SIG’s… Read More

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  • 04 November 2009

Library History Special Interest Group

What are the turning points in the history of libraries and librarians around the world? Learning from the past Two recent SIG Library History conference sessions: IFLA 2017 Wroclaw Poland – Libraries in Times of Crisis; and IFLA 2018 – Kuala Lumpur – Transform Libraries, Transform Societies: Library Outreach to… Read More

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  • 30 March 2009