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64th IFLA General Conference
Amsterdam, Netherlands, August 16 - August 21, 1998
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Table of Contents

Conference Programme and Proceedings

IFLA Express No. 2 [Acrobat PDF version: 130K]

Pre Seminar Information

Information for Presenters


Honorary Committee IFLA '98

Conference Theme and Subthemes

The Aims of IFLA

IFLA and the Netherlands

Main Sponsors and Supporters

Netherlands Organising Committee

IFLA Conference Grant

Preliminary Programme Summary

Conference Information

Social and Cultural Activities

Accompanying Persons Programme

Travel Information

General Information

Registration & Hotel Reservation

Important Addresses

Registration & Hotel Reservation

You can register for the Conference and make a hotel reservation by filling out the enclosed registration/accommodation form. This form is to register one participant only and his or her accompanying person(s).

Registration fees

Delegate before May 15, 1998 NLG 750
Delegate after May 15, 1998 NLG 850
Accompanying person before May 15, 1998 NLG 500
Accompanying person after May 15, 1998 NLG 575

The registration fee covers:

For delegates

Name badge * Admission to all sessions * All available conference papers * Admission to the exhibition * Opening and Closing Sessions * All receptions * Professional visits to Libraries * Sightseeing tour on Saturday, August 22

Accompanying persons

Name badge * Admission to Exhibition * Accompanying persons programme (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) * Opening Session * All receptions * Professional visits to Libraries * Sightseeing tour on Saturday, August 22.


Your registration will be confirmed by Congrex Holland bv. If you have not received a confirmation letter six weeks after dispatching your registration, please contact Congrex Holland bv. A final confirmation will be sent to you four weeks prior to the conference. This confirmation letter must be presented upon arrival at the pre-registration desk ( the ĎPAIDí desk) if the account has been settled or at the unsettled account-desk (the ĎNON-PAIDí desk) if a balance is still due.

Cancellations and Refunds

Notification of cancellation and refund requests must be submitted before June 1, 1998 in writing to the Conference Secretariat, Congrex Holland bv. The fee for cancellations received before June 1, 1998 is NLG 150. For cancellations after June 1, 1998 no refunds will be given.

General Hotel Information

Reservations can be made for the major hotels in various categories. On the hotel booking form you are requested to indicate the hotel category and whether you prefer your hotel to be within walking distance from the congress centre or in the city centre. The Conference Secretariat reserves the right to book another hotel should the desired accommodation be fully booked.

Room Reservations

Your reservation will be handled as soon as the hotel booking form together with the hotel room deposit of NLG 450 or NLG 300 depending on the category requested is received by the Conference Secretariat. Participants are advised to reserve hotel rooms well in advance, as rooms cannot be guaranteed after May 15, 1998.

Hotel Deposit

In order to make a reservation a hotel deposit of NLG 450 or NLG 300 will have to be paid in advance to the Conference Secretariat. The hotel deposit will be deducted from the hotel bill upon presentation of the participantís personal hotel voucher, which will be given to you in Amsterdam upon registration.

Cancellation and refunds

If you cancel your reservation, the hotel deposit will be refunded only if notification of cancellation is received in writing by the Conference Secretariat before May 15, 1998. On the other hand, if the Conference Secretariat has not received your hotel deposit by May 15, 1998, your reservation will, regretfully, have to be cancelled. All reservations will be handled on a first come, first serve basis. If you have to cancel after the deadline, your hotel deposit will be refunded only if the hotel can re-allocate your room. Please do not contact the hotel directly as all reservations are handled by the Conference Secretariat.


Within six weeks after receipt of your hotel deposit, you will receive a confirmation of your hotel reservation including name, address of your hotel and costs per night.

Hotel Voucher

Your hotel voucher will be handed over to you upon registration at the Congress. You do not need your hotel voucher to check in at your hotel. Your hotel reservation is confirmed on your registration confirmation letter. When you check out of the hotel, the hotel deposit will be deducted from the bill upon presentation of the hotel voucher.

Hotel reservation

Hotel Categories and Prices

Category Single room Double Room Deposit to be paid
per night per night NLG
A 350/450 375/475 450
B 275/350 300/375 450
C 165/275 230/300 300
D 120/165 165/230 300

Payment of Registration and Hotel Deposit

Payment in Dutch Guilders (NLG) should be made in advance by:
  1. Bankerís Cheque forwarded together with the registration form. The Bankerís Cheque should be purchased at your bank and made out in NLG to IFLA 1998. It is regretted that personal or company cheques cannot be accepted.
  2. Bank transfer in NLG to ABN AMRO bank, Vijzelstraat 68-78, Amsterdam, The Netherlands acc.nr., of IFLA 1998 (swiftcode ABNANL2A), with reference: registration & family name.
  3. Holders of American Express Card, Eurocard/Mastercard and Visa may use their credit cards for charging all the costs. Your card number, expiry date and signature should be filled in on the registration form. Please note that payment by credit card will add up with an administration fee of 5% of the total amount. Please note that we do not accept Diners Club.
Receipt of registration fee and hotel deposit will be confirmed by the Congress Secretariat after receipt of payment. If you have not received a confirmation letter within six weeks after your registration and payment, please contact the Congress Secretariat. A final confirmation of your registration and hotel accommodation will be mailed to you four weeks prior to the Conference.

Registration and Hotel Booking Form [Acrobat PDF version: 13K]