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

Teresa Taboas (author)

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Courage and optimism: driving forces for the future of libraries

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Report on Session 123 — Rethinking the role of public libraries — Public Libraries Section with Metropolitan Libraries

The public library faces many challenges, particularly in the competition for people’s attention by ever more prevalent electronic and mobile technologies. These challenges must not be perceived as threats; instead, they can (and must) be turned into opportunities to transform the library into a multifaceted service that respond to patrons’ varied needs and interests.

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Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Exceptions and Limitations for Libraries

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Session 91 — You spoke - IFLA acted: our International Treaty for libraries and archives — Committee on Copyright and Other Legal Matters (CLM)

This session focused on an issue of critical importance for libraries: challenges related to copyright laws and the impact that they have on access to information.

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