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IFLA 2013 SATELLITE MEETING ON NEWSPAPER & GENLOC SECTIONS Papers Presented Day 1 – 14 August 2013 Digital collections: if you build them, will they visit – or – marketing digital newspaper collections  Zarndt, Frederick et al  [slides] Case… Read More

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  • 29 October 2013

Treaty for print disabled people

Organisations representing library associations, library consortia, and professional librarians in over 150 countries urge WIPO Member States to agree an effective treaty for print disabled people [WORD]   [PDF] We, the undersigned organisations representing over 750,000 professional librarians and serving over… Read More

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  • 11 June 2013

Access & Preservation

Libraries are long-established institutions that play a unique role in collecting, preserving and providing access to knowledge. Access The human right of access to information provided by Article 19 of the UN Declaration of Human Rights depends not only on protecting freedom of expression but… Read More

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  • 15 September 2011

Tietse Pieter Sevensma (1879-1966)

IFLA Secretary General 1929-1958* Tietse Pieter Sevensma (1879–1966), as drawn by P. Herfst Tietse Pieter Sevensma was born 22 July 1879 in Sneek (province of Friesland, the Netherlands). His father was the local manager of a shipping company based in Rotterdam. Young Tietse grew up in… Read More

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  • 09 May 2011

Blue Shield Statement on Egypt

Following the recent events in Egypt, the Blue Shield expresses its great concern about the safeguarding of the country's invaluable cultural heritage... Read More

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  • 02 February 2011
  • By: anonymous

Study Tour Programme

 Section 37 – Genealogy and Local History Section  organizes an annual study tour program in conjunction with the World Library and Information Congress.  This year’s programme will take place on Friday, 13 August 2010, 10:00 – 16:30.  The group will visit the Gothenburg City Library and the Regional State… Read More

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  • 17 July 2010

Strategic Plan 2009-2010

MISSION Our mission is to be a voice for genealogy and local history information professionals in the international information community, to facilitate networking among subject specialists and libraries, archives, museums, and related societies and institutions, and to encourage the development of genealogy and local history collections and user services. Read More

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  • 16 December 2009


2023 Satellite Meeting at Mundaneum 17-19 August 2023, Mons (Belgium) Title: Preserving Our Origins: Approaches to the Organization, Curation, and Historiography of the Cecord of National and International organizations in Libraries, Information, and Documentation. Featuring Keynote Address by Dr. Boyd Rayward on “The emergence of a Post World War II… Read More

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  • 04 November 2009

ICBC Journal Contents

Note: International Cataloguing and Bibliographic Control (ICBC) ceased publication in 2010. For information about alternative publication opportunities within IFLA on cataloguing and bibliographic control research and practice, please refer to the IFLA Journal, professional reports series or contact 2010 Vol 39 No 4 – October/December… Read More

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  • 03 November 2009