Monday, 19 August 2013
19 August, 09:30-12:45
19 August, 13:45-15:45
Exhibition Hall 404-405 (pt. 1) & Nicoll 3 (pt. 2)
Getting e-books into libraries is a global hot topic, and the focus of an all day e-lending session at this year’s IFLA World Library & Information Congress. Four IFLA sections – Copyright & other Legal Matters (CLM) , Management of Library Associations (MLAS), Public Libraries and Metropolitan Libraries – have joined forces to put together a comprehensive programme spanning e-book policy, e-lending principles for libraries and innovative e-lending models and advocacy initiatives around the world.Read more
The International Leaders Programme is a two-year Programme designed to increase the cohort of leaders who can effectively represent the wider library sector in the international arena, and to develop leaders within IFLA.Read more
Learn, Grow, Be involved! These were some of the key points that could be taken away from this year’s Newcomers’ Session. The event enjoyed a very healthy turn out, testament to the excitement and enthusiasm that the delegates have for IFLA.Read more
Launched just three weeks ago, the IFLA Library is part of IFLA’s Digital Content Programme Key Initiative and is designed to provide a repository to collect together IFLA’s own publications for ease of location, search, display and preservation.Read more
Please note the following correction to the IFLA WLIC printed programme:
Session 113: "Bring out the fun of it! - New ways of teaching and communicating statistics" is listed twice.
19 August 2013 16:00 - 18:00 | Room: Exhibition Hall 406
The date scheduled on Wednesday, 21 August as session 186 is incorrect and will *not take place*.
Session 115 on 19 August at 16:00 – 18:00, Knowledge Café: taxonomies & metadata rule
Session 151, on 20 August at 16:00 – 18:00, Hot topics in academic and research libraries
are both now being held in Nicoll 2.
Sunday, 18 August 2013
Minister Yaacob Ibrahim, Ambassador Chan Heng Chee, Mrs Elaine Ng, honoured guests, members of the national organizing committee, and Congress delegates – I join my colleagues in offering you the warmest of welcomes to IFLA’s annual World Library and Information Congress.
It is wonderful to be back in Singapore.Read more
18 August, 10:30-12:00
Exhibition Hall 404-405
Doors open at 10:00
The Opening Session will welcome you with traditional performances from multi-ethnic Singapore. Our Guest-of-Honour is Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim, Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Information. The keynote speaker is Prof Chan Heng Chee, Ambassador-at-Large at the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who will speak on the theme “Are Libraries Ready for the Big Change?”.
IFLA President Ingrid Parent will also give her opening address and set the stage for the coming days.
In the Spotlight
18 August, 10:30-12:00
Session Room 1
Are Libraries ready for the Big Change?
Ambassador Chan Heng Chee is currently Ambassador-at-Large with the Singapore Foreign Ministry and Chairman of the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities in the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). She is a Member of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights and served as Singapore’s Ambassador to the United States from July 1996 to 14 July 2012.Read more
18 August, 12:15-13:30
18 August, 16:00-18:00
IFLA booth F117 in the Exhibition Hall
In the Exhibition Hall you’ll find a great opportunity to explore a wide range of library products, new technologies, books and online services available to libraries and librarians. Approximately 100 exhibiting organisations will be on hand—covering more than 1000 square metres of floor space. Come to the opening and you’ll also get a chance to meet IFLA President-Elect Sinikka Sipilä, IFLA President Ingrid Parent, and IFLA’s Secretary General Jennefer Nicholson.Read more
As usual, IFLA HQ Secretariat will almost entirely re-locate to the Conference Centre to personally assist delegates and IFLA Members with various issues.
Please come and find us in Room 332 to discuss membership opportunities, pick up voting documents for the General Assembly, and any other questions that you would like our help with!
IFLA also has a booth (F117) in the Exhibition Hall together with representatives for next year’s conference in Lyon, France.
18 August, 08:30-10:00
Exhibition Hall 406
The Newcomers session offers a brief introduction to various aspects of the IFLA congress and the IFLA organisation in an informal way. It is a great opportunity to start building and expanding your international professional network!
Two panel sessions led by IFLA Governing Board member Barbara Lison will give you a better idea of how to make the most out of the Conference programme and how to get involved in the IFLA organization.
Coffee and cake will be served at the beginning of the session from 8.30-9.00.
Be sure to pick up your "first timer" badge at the session!
Check the Annual Conference page for programme information before you leave for the Congress. When you go to the link Programme & Proceedings you will find a general overview and an overview per day. In the overviews per day the main conference tracks are indicated with different colours. This year’s tracks are: Open Access and Digital Resources; Policy, Strategy and Advocacy; Users Driving Access and Services; Tools and Techniques and: Ideas, Innovations, Anticipating the New. Plan carefully the sessions you want to attend.Read more
If you join IFLA during the conference*, your membership will be good until the end of next year. That means you can get benefits for the remainder of the current year without charge!
To join IFLA, stop by the IFLA booth F117 in the Exhibition Hall or the IFLA Secretariat in Room 332.
*payments must be received in cash or by credit card during the conference
In the Exhibition Hall, delegates are encouraged to visit the IFLA Booth F117 where you can find information about attending the 2014 IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Lyon. Representatives of the French National Committee will be present to give you information about Lyon and the Conference.Read more
All Congress attendees will be sent an invitation to take an Online evaluation of this year’s WLIC.Please take a moment to fill out the survey and help us improve the IFLA Congress.
A link to the survey will be sent out to all registrants by email approximately one week after the Congress. The survey will be available in all seven official IFLA Languages.
IFLA's Strategic Programmes enable the continuation of our goals in areas such as advocacy, preservation and conservation, freedom of access to information, library development in developing countries, intellectual property, bibliographic standards and digital libraries. Currently IFLA is working on 5 strategic key initiatives:
Members are very welcome to donate to these strategic activities.
If you require a pro-forma invoice in order to make a donation, please contact IFLA Headquarters.
18 August, 13:45-15:45
Session Room 311
The Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) editorial team will hold its Annual IFLA Update meeting today. Members of the Editorial team will give a short presentation about UDC content development, translation services and the new Multilingual UDC Online. Colleagues working with, teaching or doing research on UDC are invited to join us.
This meeting will be an opportunity to hear more about the progress of the UDC Summary online, which is now available in 51 languages. There will also be more information about the forthcoming International UDC Seminar 2013 "Classification & Visualization: Interfaces to Knowledge" which will take place in the National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague, 24-25 October.