Congress theme: “Libraries beyond libraries: Integration, Innovation and Information for all”

Monday, 15 August 2011

De Gruyter Saur and IFLA: Celebrating 40 Years of Co-operation with a new Open Access agreement

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de GruyterBerlin/The Hague
9 August 2011

In a common effort to promote the work of IFLA, De Gruyter Saur is making sixteen IFLA Publications available in Open Access over its online platform Reference Global.

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Leave a message for Sjoerd!

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Sjoerd KoopmanAs you may already know, longtime IFLA employee Sjoerd Koopman has just retired.

Sjoerd has been a mainstay of the IFLA Headquarters staff over the last 13 years, a time that has seen IFLA grow and go through many changes. Sjoerd has always willingly taken on the challenges presented by this, and throughout has provided valuable support to the Governing Board, Professional Committee, professional units, members, our corporate and other partners, and staff.

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Welcome to Puerto Rico!

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Puerto RicoPuerto Rico offers miles upon miles of white sand beaches, an unbelievable rainforest and breath-taking mountains. As one of the oldest and most diversified cultures in the world, Puerto Rico is a vibrant, modern, bilingual, multicultural society, one that has been molded by Spanish, African, Indian and U.S. influences.

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Great Expectations à la Caraïbe

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Cindy Jiménez-VeraSince the announcement of the World Library and Information Congress two years ago, I felt honored, privileged and above all committed to taking part. At the time, I did not have any previous involvement in IFLA, although several of my Puerto Rican colleagues were highly involved.

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Building Strong Library Associations: 2011 countries announced

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Since launching in 2010, the Building Strong Library Associations programme (BSLA) has been successfully rolled out in six countries, with a number of workshops and outreach activities taking place. The programme is growing, with more trainers, modules, and content. 

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Newcomers Session

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Sebastian Wilke at the Newcomers SessionDuring the Newcomer’s Session 8 speakers gave their different perspectives of being a participant and organizer of the IFLA Congress.

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Grantee in the spotlight: Shima Moradi

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Shima MoradiI am really thankful to IFLA and other sponsors for giving me the chance to attend the WLIC2011.  And I am sincerely happy to have an opportunity to present my paper this time! For the last five IFLA conferences, I have had a paper and a poster which could not be presented because I was unable to attend.

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Poster Sessions

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Poster SessionsIn the Exhibition Hall you will find over 150 unique poster presentations.

Together these form a kaleidoscopic and representative overview of library and information initiatives and projects—large and small—from around the world.

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President-elect planning session

When?

16 August, 09:30-12:45

Where?

Room: 208 (Session 126)

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Ingrid ParentOn behalf of Ingrid Parent, IFLA’s President-elect, you are all very welcome to join this planning session to think along with her and join in shaping the theme for her IFLA Presidency for 2011-2013.

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IFLA Publications

When?

17 August, 09:30-11:30

Where?

Room: 209 (Session 165)

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Chair: Ingeborg Verheul (IFLA Communications and Services Director)

Here's an opportunity to catch up on important publications that have appeared in IFLA’s Publications Programme during the past year. Authors and editors will be also be presenting some of the top new titles recently published. They will sketch the backgrounds and the importance of these new publications for the various subfields of the profession. The variety is as broad as the IFLA palette of activities: new publications on bibliographic control, school libraries, early printed books, newspaper librarianship, etc.

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