Congress theme: “Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities”

Agnes Ang

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Preserving our past for the future

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UNESCO Session

At present, digital information is being lost because its value is underestimated, because of the absence of legal and institutional frameworks or because custodians lack knowledge, skills and funding.

It is essential that we explore these issues in-depth and obtain solutions to preserve as much digital information as possible.”
–Joie Springer, UNESCO

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Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Opening the Exhibition Hall

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Exhibition opening

The IFLA WLIC 2013 Exhibition was officially opened by IFLA President-Elect Sinikka Sipilä on 18 August. Ms Sipilä welcomed all delegates and participants to explore the 1000 m2 exhibition area, a space for library partners and stakeholders to interact and share new technologies and initiatives from around the world. The 88 exhibitors include publishers, vendors, database companies and National Libraries. From 19 to 20 August between 12 noon and 2pm, delegates can also try various local cultural crafts and activities and learn more about the host nation Singapore.

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Monday, 19 August 2013

An Eye Opening Ceremony!

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Opening SessionSingaporean culture and inspirational words at the Opening Session

IFLA delegates were given a glimpse of Singaporean culture through a series of multi-ethnic, beautifully harmonised performances: a Chinese dragon dance, rhythms from an array of traditional and modern percussion, a Chinese lion dance with a welcoming message in Singapore’s four official languages and beautiful dance steps that were distinctly Chinese, Indian and Malay all at the same time. 

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