Congress theme: “Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities”

Trend Report

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

In the Spotlight

IFLA Trend Report launched at WLIC 2013 on Monday 19 August

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IFLA Trend ReportDuring yesterday's Plenary Session at the 79th World Library & Information Congress in Singapore, IFLA President Ingrid Parent and Secretary General Jennefer Nicholson launched the IFLA Trend Report, looking into high level trends shaping our global information environment.

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Monday, 19 August 2013

Plenary Session: IFLA Trend Report Launch


19 August, 08:30-09:15


Exhibition Hall 404-405

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IFLA Trend Report​What is the IFLA Trend Report?


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The world around us is rapidly changing. 

Newfound and emerging opportunities for digital communication, collaboration and collective action have the capacity to economically and socially empower billions of people—while also serving as an instrument for extremists and disruption. During the past year IFLA has commissioned a range of experts to look at our shifting environment and identify trends that will affect access to information over the coming years. The result is the IFLA Trend Report which will help libraries worldwide position themselves in relation to emerging issues and provide the best possible services to their users.

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