61st IFLA General Conference - Conference Proceedings - August 20-25, 1995
Round Table on Library History
Annual Report 1994
Department of Library and Information Studies
Loughborough University of Technology, Loughborough
Leics. LE11 3TU
Fax: (44-509) 223053
is Chair of the Round Table on Library History.
University of London Library
London WC1E 7HU
Fax: (44-171) 4361494
The Round Table has an Executive Committee of 22 members from 13 countries.
Projects and Activities
Pamela Spence Richards is the editor of the RTLH Newsletter for which a UK ISSN has been secured.
One of the goals of the Round Table is to arrange for translations of the papers of speakers at IFLA Conferences. The Secretary was assisted by both the speakers and by Annie Gachon (Aix, France) so
there were English, French and German versions of one or both of the papers presented at the Havana Conference.
International Directory of Experts in Library History
Work on the 2nd edition of the Directory of Experts in Library History is progressing and the Round Table expects to publish it at the end of 1995.
The Round Table plans for a pre-conference seminar and, following initial correspondence with the 1995 Organizing Committee, agreement has been reached with the Department of Library Science at Istan
bul University to host the seminar and undertake local arrangements. The Secretary visited Istanbul in June 1994 to work though the arrangements and to view the proposed venue for the meeting. Plans
for the open session have been developed and two speakers have confirmed acceptance.
The Round Table held an open session in Havana with two papers presented:
La historia de las bibliotecas en México, un tema olvidado
by ROSA MARIA FERNANDEZ DE ZAMORA
The development of the historical research carried out during the last ten years is presented, with special attention to its great contribution to the history of the Mexican culture and stressing th
e fact that there is still more to be done, in spite of the progress made.
Expectations and a Worthy, Respectable Position in Society: Means and Aims of Library Work within the Early Labour Movement in Sweden
by MAGNUS TORSTENSSON