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

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Winners!!

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The winner of the free registration for IFLA 2011 in San Juan, Puerto Rico is:

Chen Ning, National Library of China

The winner of the IFLA T-shirt is: Dace Udre, National Library of Latvia

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Resolutions

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No resolutions were received by the deadline. Two Professional Resolutions were received and according to the Rules of Procedure will not be tabled in the General Assembly and as required will be referred to the Professional Committee. The text of these two Professional Resolutions follows:

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Grace Musoke, Uganda – Grantee in the Spotlight

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Grace MusokeLast Monday I attended the IFLA 2010 satellite meeting "The Global Librarian" (NPSIG with MLAS) in Borås. I had the honour to interview a very interesting lady; one of the Grantees for Gothenburg.

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T-Shirts for Haiti

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The National Organizing committee for 2011 San Juan, Puerto Rico is selling T-shirts to benefit Haiti. All proceeds will go to be used to help Haitian libraries to rebuild and to purchase books and library furnishing. 

Please stop by Booth C122

The price per T-shirt is: 150 SEK or 15 Euros

Experiencing the Poster Session

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Impression of the Poster Session

In the Exhibition Hall you can find the Poster Session, where posters of a wide range of subjects are being held. In the crowded corridors I found three very different posters that caught my interest.

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First announcement of the 2nd IFLA Presidential Conference

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Come and work on the presidential theme! Mark the date!
14-15 April 2011, The Hague, Netherlands

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Expo Opening

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On Wednesday, 11 August, Ingrid Parent- IFLA President-elect gave the opening speech at the exhibition hall.  She thanked the host country Sweden and the host city Gothenburg, as well as the sponsors. She encouraged the audience to “visit as many stands as you can.”, something many of them did.

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Time on your Hands? Go outside!!

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Just outside the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre, you will find some of Gothenburg’s most visited tourist attractions; the amusement park Liseberg,  the science centre Universeum and the Museum of World Culture. Nearby Korsvägen you will also find the main street - the Avenue - providing many opportunities to go shopping.

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IFLA World Report 2010

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The IFLA World Report 2010 will be launched at the WLIC in Gothenburg. This is the fifth Report in the Series that has appeared biennially since 2001. The project was assigned to a research team from the Department of Information Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa, with Prof Theo Bothma as project leader.

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Friday, 13 August 2010

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