Congress theme: “Open access to knowledge - promoting sustainable progress”

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Opening ceremony of the 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly

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Last year’s conference in Milan ended with a greeting from the Swedish IFLA committee; “See you in Gothenburg!” As the delegates entered Hall B for the opening session on Wednesday they were greeted by librarian volunteers and given a bag of popular Swedish candy with the words “Happy to see you!” The atmosphere was happy indeed. How can it not be when over 3000 librarians are gathered in the same room?

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Winner announced for the 2010 De Gruyter Saur / IFLA Research Paper award

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And the winner is:

Pauline Nicholas, Electronic Reference Librarian at the Main Library of the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica

 

 

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Libraries in Haiti: an update

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13 August 2010 13:45 - 15:45 | Room: Congressen Hall

Chair: Ingrid Parent, IFLA President-elect.

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New IFLA World Report to be launched today

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IFLA is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new World Report. For the first time, the World Report is being made available online in a fully searchable database, complete with graphical map interface. The new report, which has been developed by a team at the University of Pretoria led by Professor Theo Bothma, contains details of the library environment in 122 countries. Full details will be made available online Saturday, 14 August.

Namali Suraweera, Sri Lanka - Grantee in the Spotlight

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Namali sees this conference as a big opportunity to continue her introduction to international librarianship after participating in an ALP workshop in 2008. She sees the Congress as a great opportunity to network with other professionals, share experiences, and gain solution to problems. Namali is especially interested in ideas she can use to put new technology into practice when she returns home.

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President-Elect Brainstorming Session with Ingrid Parent: Libraries Shape Our Future

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Ingrid Parent, IFLA President-Elect

Friday 13 August - 9:30 – 12:45 | Room H2

Libraries of all kinds engage, equip and inspire individuals to achieve their goals and enhance their knowledge. In doing so, libraries strengthen our communities, large and small, around the world.

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Hans Rosling to speak at tomorrow morning's Plenary Session

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Hans Rosling, Plenary Speaker

A fact based world view

13 August 08:30 - 09:15 | Room: Hall B

Introduction by IFLA President Ellen Tise
 

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Using Impact Evidence for Advocacy

Friday 13 August  9:30 – 11:30 | Room G3

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Speaker`s Preview Room

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The Speaker´s Preview Room is located on the 2nd floor in the Press Centre (next to Room R10).

All presenters are encouraged to go to the Preview as soon as possible to check the compatibility of their presentation with that of the conference centre.