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62nd IFLA General Conference
Beijing, CHINA
August 25-31, 1996

  1. Welcome to the '96 Beijing IFLA Conference

    We are very honoured to welcome you to participate in the 62nd IFLA Conference which is to take place from August 25-31, 1996 in Beijing. We chose Beijing as a place for the conference because Beijing is a city with long history and splendid cultural heritage. In this beautiful city librarians from all over the world can take the opportunity to enjoy the heritage. In this beautiful city librarians from all over the world can take the opportunity to enuoy the heritage, work together intensively on pursuing stategies to meet the challenges faced by the international library community and share professional experiences. We are now starting the preparations in order to offer you a pleasant conference environment and many opportunities to enjoy the beauty of the country. Chinese librarians are looking forward to meeting you in August 1996 in Beijing.

    '96 IFLA China Organizing Committee

  2. Theme and Sub-Topics

    Moving towards the end of the century, the social functions performed by libraries are evolving towards new and expanded roles; information is valued as an economic resource and new technologies have made it instantly and globally available. China has therefore chosen the theme mentioned above for the 62nd IFLA General Conference in Beijing in 1996.


    1. Libraries as gateways to information
    2. Continuing education of librarians in a changing environment
    3. Resource sharing: local, national and international issues
    4. Identifying user needs
    5. Taking information to the users
    6. Networking and document delivery
    7. The library as a key to exploiting economic resources
    8. Funding of library and information services: dilemmas and solutions
    9. The role and image of libraries in developing countries

  3. Summary Programme

    August 23 (Friday)
    Morning: Professional Board
    Afternoon: Executive Board and Coordinating Board

    August 24 (Saturday)
    All Day: Standing Committees (in 3 groups)
    Evening: IFLA Officers reception (on invitation only)

    August 25 (Sunday)
    Morning: Introduction to IFLA for Newcomers; Open Forum of Core Programs; UNESCO Open Forum
    Evening: Opening of Exhibition followed by reception

    August 26 (Monday)
    Morning: Contributed Paper Session; Divisional Open Forums
    Afternoon: Official Opening
    Evening: Reception by the Organizing Committee

    August 27 (Tuesday)
    All Day: Sections and Round Table Meetings; poster Sessions
    Evening: Cultural Entertainment by the Ministry of Culture, PRC

    August 28 (Wednesday)
    All Day: Sections and Round Table Meetings; Poster Sessions
    Afternoon: Library Visits
    Evening: Reception by the Local Government

    August 29 (Thursday)
    All Day: Workshops
    Morning: Standing Committees
    Afternoon: Standing Committees
    Evening: Receptions at Libraries Visited

    August 30 (Friday)
    Morning: Standing Committees; Coordinating Board; Executive Board
    Afternoon: Closing Session

    August 31 (Saturday)
    All Day: Excursions

  4. Programme Information

    Acquisition and Collection Development addresses the topic, "The Changing Economics of Acquisitions", Papers will deal with: 1) the economics of digital collections; 2) developments in the supply of printed materials; and 3) acquisitions and collection building in the develping world.

    Art Libraries will have as its theme, "Chinese Libraries and Collections within and outside China".

    Audiovisual and Multimedia's theme, "AV and Multimedia in Libraries from a Chinese and an International Point of View" will present: 1) a survey of AV services in public libraries in China; 2) a survey of international projects where AV is involved; and 3) heritage collections in cooperation between public and national libraries.

    Bibliography's theme is "Authority Control".

    Biological and Medical Sciences Libraries has as theme, "East Meets West in Medical Librarianship". There will be presentations from four Chinese librarians, and librarians from Canada and the USA.

    Cataloguing has as theme, "Cooperative Cataloguing Profjects: Economic Benefits through Resource Sharing". Coopoerative programmes in China, Europe and the United States will be described.

    Children's Libraries' theme, "Children's Libraries in China and Reading Demands of Chinese Children" will be covered by two papers: 1) The current status and prospects of children's libraries in China: and 2) The characteristics of children's reading.

    Classification and Indexing will have speakers from China and Germany speaking on 1) Decomposing Dewey Classification numbers: 2) National problems and international cooperation in classification; and 3) Modern calssification systems and thesauri in China.

    Conservation will meet under the theme, "Preserving the Documentary Heritage of Asia and the Pacific Regions: Approaches from East and West", with speakers from China, the UK, Japan and Thailand.

    Document Delivery and Interlending has as theme, "Copyright Questions in Document Delivery and Interlending" with speakers from North America, Russia, and Southeast Asia.

    Information Technology's theme, "Digital Libraries, Technologies and Organizational Impacts". There will be speakers from France, Japan and Canada speaking on: 1) La BNF, une nouvelle Bibliotheque, un nouveau Système d Information by Serge Salomon, Directeur-adjoint de l'Information et des Nouvelles Technologies de la Bibliotheque nationale de France. 2) A Pilot Electronic Library Project by Mr. Kenji Uetsuki, Assistant Chief of the Planning Division, The National Diet Library, Japan and 3) Myths and Challenges for Digital Library Development by Mr. Terry Kuny, Global Village Research, IFLANET Administration, Canada.

    Geography and Map Libraries will meet under the theme, "Map Libraries in Economic Development" with speakers from Australia and China.

    Government Information and Official Publications has as theme, "Access to Human Rights Documentation".

    Libraries for the Blind will hold its open session on "National Strategies for Library Services for Blind and Visually Impaired Persons", with speakers from Japan, Denmark, Canada, Malaysia and China.

    Libraries Serving Disadvantaged Persons will have as its theme, "The Challenge of Change: Reading Promotion to Special Groups". Four papers dealing with prison libraries, hospital libraries, talking books and easy to read publications will be presented.

    Library Buildings and Equipment has as its theme, "Library Buildings in China", with papers on modern architecture in China; the National Library of China, and the public library of Shanghai.

    Library History's theme, "The History of Libraries and Librarianship in the Far East During the 20th Century", will have papers on 1) the history and nature of librarianship in South Korea from 1945 to 1972; 2) the development of public library service in Japan since the 1960s; and 3) the destruction of Chinese national treasures during the 1900 siege of Beijing.

    Library Theory and Research will have speakers from China, Japan and the United States addressing the following topics: bibliometric studies on library and information research in China; the current state of research on digital libraries in Japan; and research as a basis for the development of standards for libraries.

    Management's theme is "Financing Library Services: Changing Approaches", with speakers from China on value-added services; from Sweden on contracting out in public libraries; from the USA on finding new sources of financial aid for libraries, and on contracting out government library and information services in the USA.

    Management of Library Associations will meet under the theme, "Developing the Work of an Association". The meeting will have the form of a clinic with two short speeches, and a discussion.

    Newspapers will address the topic, "Asian Newspapers".

    Parliamentary Libraries has as its theme, "Regional and Global Cooperation among Parliamentary Libraries: A Ten-Year Vision". There will be four presentations on the following topics: copyright versus open access to information; bringing the electronic library to parliament; and navigating the information superhighway.

    Public Libraries will meet under the theme, "Public Libraries and Economic Change" and will have three speakers: one from China speaking on the establishment and development of the contemporary three-grade network of Shanghai public libraries; one from Singapore speaking on the Singapore Library 2000 Report; and one from the Netherlands on libraries and economic development.

    Rare Books and Manuscripts will address "Collection and Access for Asian Rare Books and Manuscripts". Present plans foresee two Chinese speakers talking about different aspects of rare books work in China, a Japanese speaker to describe the scene in Japan, and a representative from the Chinese Rare Books Project of the Research Libraries Group, who will describe the progress of this American-based initiative.

    School Libraries has as its theme, "Cooperation and Planning with Teachers". In addition to the speaker from China covering China's primary and secondary school libraries and their history, status quo and future developments, three speakers will be identified.

    Science and Technology Libraries will address the topic, "Management of Science and Technology Journals in a Time of Change".

    Social Science Libraries will have speakers addressing the topic, "The Impact of New Technology on Social Science Libraries".

    Statistics theme, "The Use of Statistics for Managing Libraries" will be addressed by four speakers from China. The Section on Statistics is also organizing a browsing session.

    User Education will have its open programme session under the theme, "Information Literacy".

    University Libraries and other General Research Libraries has as theme, "Copyright and Fair Use in the Electronic Information Age: Implications for Academic libraries".

    Women's Issues has as its theme: "The Emerging Power of Women: Traditional and Professional Roles".


    Dr. Fei Xiaotong
    Vice Chairman, The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, PRC.

    Chairman, China Democratic League
    Professor of Sociology, Peking University
    Keynote speech: " The library in the face of a pluralistic and integrated world"


    1. The former Section on Acquisition and Exchange will now be called "Section on Acquisition and Collection Development".

    2. The Round Table on A-V Media will now be called the "Round Table on Audiovisual and Multimedia ".


    IFLA Professional Board will organize a seminar with the theme "Copyright and Libraries" in Tianjin, China from August 21-23, 1996.
    For information and registration:

    British Library Document Supply Centre,
    BOSTON SPA, Wetherby,
    West Yorkshire LS23 TBQ,
    Tel. (44)(937) 546123, 546124;

    Mr. Winston Roberts,
    Coordinator of Professional Activities,

    IFLA headquarters,
    P.O.Box 95312, 2509CH,
    The Hague, Netherlands.


    During the 62nd IFLA General Conference, 25-31 August 1996, workshops are scheduled for Thursday, 29 August. Participants will be limited, with most workshops limited to a maximum of 50 per workshop on a first come, first served basis. Registration for the workshop is compulsory, and participants will be allowed to register for one workshop only.


    ALP Programme joint with Government Libraries. Theme: "Aid Agency Development".
    For information:
    Craig Boaden,

    AusAid Centre for Pacific Development and Training,
    POB 6,
    Mosman NSW 2088,
    Fax: +(61-2) 99609503
    E-mail: cboaden@ausaid.gov.au

    Art Libraries: Theme: "Pay or Profit: Fee or Free?" The topic will be approached from a number of angles: costs of new services; the profit motive in relation to government; business and commercial services; lessons to be learned from experiences where the user has to pay; what the user will really pay for; selling the product-matching user needs.
    For information and registration:
    Jan van der Wateren,

    National Art Library,
    Victoria and Albert Museum,
    London SW7 2RL, UK Fax: +(44-171) 9388275;
    E-mail: 100316.3515@compuserve.com

    Audiovisual Media joint with the Section on Reading. Theme: "From Reading AV Media to Watching Books, towards Multimedia".
    For registration and information:
    Isabelle Giannattasio,

    Departament de la phonotheque et de l'audiovisual,
    Bibliotheque nationale de France,
    63 bis Boulevard de Brandenbourg,
    94854 Ivry sur Seine Cedex,

    Children's Libraries joint with Library Services to Multicultural Populations. Theme: "Storytelling". The workshop will: introduce the current and historical role of storytelling in various parts of the world; introduce a variety of stories and types of storytelling; focus on how storytelling continues by librarians and educators in a variety of cultures and geographic regions; show the value of storytelling in contemporary society; and present the role of storytelling in education, culture, history, literacy, and for a variety of audiences.
    For registration and information:
    Shirley Fitzgibbons,

    School of Library and Information Science,
    Indiana University,
    Bloomington, Indiana 47405,
    Fax: +(1-812) 8556166;
    E-mail: fitzgibb@indiana.edu

    Classification and Indexing. Theme: "Dewey Decimal Classification: Edition 21 and International Perspectives" which will be co-sponsored by OCLC and Forest Press.
    For registration and information:
    Donna Duncan,

    Central Technical Services,
    Redpath Library,
    McGill University Libraries,
    3459 McTavish Street,
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    H3A 1Y1
    Fax: +(1-514) 3988919
    E-mail: duncan@libllan.mcgill.ca

    Document Delivery and Interlending. Theme: "Charging for Document Delivery and Interlending".
    For registration and information:
    Heinz Fuchs,

    Niedersachsische Staats-u.
    Platz der Gottinger Sieben 1,
    D-37073 Gottingen,
    Fax: +(49-551) 39522

    Education and Training: Theme: "Chinese LIS Education".
    For information and registration:
    Steffen Ruckl,

    Information, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin,
    Doro-thleenstrasse 26,
    D-10099, Berlin,
    Fax: +(49-30) 20315335;

    E-mail: steffen=rueckl@rz.hu-berlin.de

    Library Services to Multicultural Populations joint with Classification and Indexing. Theme: "Serving Multicultural Populations in the 21st Century: Universal Standardized Subject Headings--Present Status and Future Prospects".
    For information and registration:
    Suzine Har Nicolescu,

    Medgar Evers College,
    CUNY, 1650 Bedford Avenue,
    Brooklyn, New York 11225,
    Fax +(1-718) 2705147;
    E-mail: shnme@cunyvm.bitnet
    Donna Duncan,
    Central Technical Services,
    Redpath Library,
    McGill University Libraries,
    3459 McTavish Street,
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    H3A 1Y1
    Fax: +(1-514) 3988919;
    E-mail: duncan@libllan.mcgill.ca

    Management of Library Associations: Theme: "How to Run a Library Association".
    For information:
    David Bender,

    Special Libraries Association,
    1700 Eighteenth Street N.W.,
    Washington DC 20009,
    Fax: +(1-202) 2659317;
    E-mail: slal@cabcon.net
    Duane Webster,
    Association of Research Libraries,
    21 Dupont Circle N.W.,
    Washington DC 20036,
    Fax: +(1-202) 8720882;
    E-mail: duane@cni.org

    Parliamentary Libraries. Theme: "Parliamentary Libraries of Asia and the Pacific II".
    For registration:
    William H. Robinson,

    Congressional Research Service,
    Library of Congress Room LM-203,
    Washington DC 20540,
    Fax: +(1-202) 7072615

    Regional Activities will hold a joint workshop of all relevant Sections: Africa, Asia and Oceania, and Latin America and the Caribbean on Medium-Term Programme planning.
    For registration and information:
    A.P. Gakhar,

    Kala Nidhi,
    Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts,
    Janpath, New Delhi 110 001,
    Fax: +(91-11) 3381139;
    E-mail: apg@ignca.ernet.in

    UDT Core Programme. Theme: "Connections and Collaborations: Using the Internet in Libraries".
    For information and registration:
    Louise Lantaigne,

    UDT Core Programme,
    c/o National Libary of Canada,
    395 Wellington Street,
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,
    K1A 0N4
    Fax: (819) 994-6835
    E-mail: iflanet@ifla.org

    University Libraries and Other General Research Libraries. Theme: "Managing Academic Libraries: The Challenge of Change".
    For information and registration:
    Alex Byrne,

    Northern Territory University Library,
    POB 41246,
    Casuarina NT 0811,
    Fax: +(61-89) 467033;
    E-mail: alex@library.ntu.au


    Biological and Medical Sciences Libraries. Theme: "Traditional Chinese Medicine".
    For information:
    Jean-Philippe Accart,
    Centre de Documentation,
    Centre Hospitalier d'Argenteuil,
    69 rue du Lt. Colonel Prud'hom,
    95107 Argenteuil Cedex,
    Fax: +(33-34) 232696

    Cataloguing. Theme: "Retrospective Conversion: Lessons Learned and New Trends".
    For information and registration:
    Paul Burn,

    Cataloguing Services,
    British Library,
    Boston Spa,
    West Yorkshire LS23 7BQ,
    Fax: +(44-1937) 546979

    Libraries for the Blind. Theme: "Digital Talking Books Technology".
    For registration and information:
    Hiroshi Kawamura,

    University of Tokyo Library,
    Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113,
    Fax: +(81-3) 381264208;

    E-mail: kawa@libsunl.u-tokyo.ac.jp

    Library Buildings and Equipment. Theme: "Architectural Competition".
    For registration and information:
    Marie-Francoise Bisbrouck,

    Sous-Direction des Bibliotheques,
    1 rue d'Ulm,
    75005 Paris,
    Fax: +(33-1) 49552578

    Library Theory and Research joint with University Libraries and other General Research Libraries.
    For information:
    Maxine Rochester,

    School of Information Studies,
    Charles Sturt University,
    Locked Bag 675,
    Wagga Wagga,
    NSW 2678,

    Newspapers. Theme: "Microfilming or Digitization for Preservation of Newspapers and other Material".
    For information:
    Geoff Smith,

    Newspaper Library,
    British Library,
    Colindale Avenue,
    London NW9 5HE,
    Else Delauney,
    Bibliotheque nationale de France,
    2 rue Vivienne,
    75084 Paris,

    Science and Technology Libraries. Theme: "Grey Literature in Science and Technology".
    For registration and information:
    Andrei Zemskov,

    National Public Library for Science and Technology,
    12 Kuznetski most,
    103 031 Moscow,
    Fax: +(7-095) 9219862;
    E-mail: rppt@gpntb.msk.su

    Serial Publications. Theme: "The Work of ISSN Centres".
    For information and registration:
    Ms. H. Woodward,

    Secretary on Serial Publications;
    Ms. Santiago,
    Director of ISSN international Centre,
    20, rue Bachaumont 75002
    Fax: (33 1) 40263243
    E-mail: issnc@well.com

    Social Science Libraries. Theme: "Seeking Information for Development Studies".
    For registration and information:
    Leif Lorring,

    National Library of Eduction,
    Danmarks Pedagogiska,
    Postbox 840,
    DK-2400 Copenhagen,
    Fax: +(45) 39660082

    User Education. Theme: "User Education for Remote Library Users".
    For information and registration:
    Martin Kesselman,

    Library of Science and Medicine,
    Rutgers University,
    POB 1029,
    New Jersey 08855-1029,
    Fax: +(1-908) 9323208:
    E-mail: kesselman@zodiac.rutgers.edu


    During the Conference a workshop will be jointly sponsored by China Organizing Committee of '96 Beijing IFLA Conference and Council on East Asian Libraries (U.S.A.). The Theme is "The Evolving Research Libraries and East Asian Studies".
    For information:
    Mr. Kenneth Klein,

    Council on East Asian Libraries
    c/o East Asian Library,
    University of Southern California,
    University Park,
    CA 90089-0182,
    Fax: 213-749-1221

    Mr. Du Ke,
    China Organizing Committee of '96 IFLA General Conference
    c/o National Library of China,
    39 Baishiqiao Road,
    Beijing 100081
    Fax: 0086-10-8416347,
    E-mail: cjsun@sun.ihep.ac.cn

    U.S./China Conference, will be held at National Library of China from August 21-23, 1996. The Theme is "Global Information Access: Challenges and Opportunities", papers will cover 1) China-U.S. Cooperation; 2) National and Global Information Infrastructures; 3) Information Technology; 4) Library and Information Science Education; 5) Preservation Issues; 6) International Properties and Copyright Issues. The conference is sponsored by China Society for Library Science, The National Library of China, American Library Association, Chinese American Librarians Association, The Library of Congress, U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Service.
    For information:
    Dr. Hwa-Wei Lee,
    Dean of University Libraries,

    Ohio University,
    Alden Library 510,
    Ohio 45701-2978
    Tel. 614/593-2705;
    Fax 614/593-2959;
    Ms. Sun Beixin,
    Deputy Director,
    The National Library of China,
    Member, IFLA Executive Board,
    39 Baishiqiao Road,
    Beijing 100081,
    Fax: 0086-10-8419271;
    E-mail: cjsun@sun.ihep.ac.cn

    Chinese American Librarians Association. Theme: "Activities of the Chinese American Librarians in the USA and the Changing World".
    For information:
    Susan T. Bau,

    3924 S. 8th Street,
    Virginia 22204,


    Papers received by IFLA Headquarters before the deadline will be available in pre-printed booklets. Those sent later can be provided upon request in exchange for vouchers.


    The Secretariat
    China Organizing Committee of '96 Beijing IFLA General Conference

    c/o National Library of China
    39 Baishiqiao Road
    Beijing 100081
    Tel. 8416347; 8419260
    Fax. 0086-10-8416347
    E-mail: cjsun@sun.ihep.ac.cn

    Beijing International Convention Center

    8 Beichendong Road
    Chaoyang District
    Beijing 100101
    Tel. 4933308; 4913623
    Fax. 0086-10-4910257

    IFLA Headquarters

    P.O.Box 95312
    2509 CH, The Hague
    The Netherlands
    Tel. 0031-70-3140884
    Fax. 0031-70-3834827
    E-mail: IFLA@ifla.org


    1. Registration Fees

      Before May 1, 1996
      Delegates US $ 350.00
      Accompanying Persons US $ 225.00

      After May 1, 1996
      Delegates US $ 400.00
      Accompanying Persons US $ 250.00

    2. The delegate registration fee covers:
      1. Name badge
      2. Admission to all sessions
      3. All available conference papers and reports
      4. Participation in the exhibition
      5. Opening and closing sessions
      6. All receptions and cultural performance
      7. Professional visits to libraries
      8. Sightseeing tours (including transportation and guide)

      The registration fee for the accompanying persons will cover point 1, 4-8, and 2 half-day tours.

    3. Registration for the Conference
      Mr. Qiu Dongjiang
      Room 5030
      Beijing International Convention Center
      8 Beichendong Road
      Chaoyang District
      Beijing 100101
      Tel. 0086-10-4933308
      Fax. 0086-10-4910257

      Registrations on site will be accepted at the Convention Center while the conference is in session, beginning on August 23,1996.


      New Choice of Hotels:

      1. Beijing Grace Hotel (Category B), located to the East of the Convention Center, 7km in distance. Free transportation from the Hotel to the Convention Center and back is provided.
        Room Rate
        Standard (with 2 beds): US$82.00
        Suite: US$280.00

      2. China Golden Leaf Hotel (Category C), located to the Southeast of the Convention Center. Free transportation from the hotel to the Convention Center and back is provided.
        Room Rate (including Chinese Breakfast)
        Standard (with 2 beds) : US$72.00
        Suite: US$90.00

    5. Payments:
      1. For registration, accommodation and pre- and post conferences bank transfer sent to:
        Bank Account: CHEMICAL BANK, NEW YORK
        Account No: 400-007770
        CHIPS UID: 343306
        Remark: '96 IFLA BICC & A/C 077000121

        Payments must be made to Chemical Bank by telegraph transfer via your local bank.

      2. Credit card
        The world-wide-accepted credit cards, e.g. Visa, Master Card, American Express, Diner's Club and JCB can be used in the main hotels and the Convention Center on-site.
        We accept advance payment by the five credit cards. This procedure can only be done through indirect channels because banks in China do not have the agreement with foreign banks or foreign credit card corporations to be authorized to directly debit the credit card account of the clients abroad. Therefore it will obviously take more time to deal with the operation and your registration will not be confirmed without the receipt of your payments. We are obliged to apologize for any inconvenience which might be caused by delayed confirmation.


      During the conference an exhibition, due to open from August 25-30, 1996 at Beijing International Convention Center, of 4,500 square metres allows enough space for 200 stands. The exhibition consists of three halls: Hall I for the international book fair; Hall II for display of facilities and equipment relating to library services; Hall III for electronic media. Internet connectivity which will be soon realized will help the exhibitors get remote access to their databases world wide.
      During the Exhibition, workshops will be held for the exhibitors to present their new technologies and facilities. The Hall I is sponsored by '96 IFLA China Organizing Committee, organized by China International Book Trading Corp.

      For more information please contact:
      Ms. Wang Hanping

      Exhibition and Advertisement Dept.
      '96 IFLA China Organizing Committee
      Room J511
      c/o National Library of China
      39 Baishiqiao Rd.
      Beijing 100081
      Telephone: 8416347, 4963623, 8415566 ex. 5562
      Fax: 8416347


      1. Visa and Letters of Invitation
        All participants are required to come with visa, so we recommend they consult the Chinese embassies and consulates in their home countries. Visa applications will be accepted from June 1, 1996. Arrival visa will not be offered. An official letter of invitation to facilitate entrance visa application will be sent by the China Organizing Committee upon request. To those participants from the countries without diplomatic relations with China, please apply for visa in the nearby country where Chinese embassy or consulate are located. If you have any problems relating to the visa application, please feel free to contact the International Liaison & Promotion Department, China Organizing Committee 10 workingdays in advance.

      2. Climate
        Late August in Beijing is fairly hot, dry and clear. The average temperature is about 28-30C (84-88F) at the maximum and 18-20C (66-70F) at minimum. Usually shirts or at most a jacket will do very well. A raincoat or umbrella is advised.

      3. New optional one-day sightseeing and evening programs (see the Tables below) are added for the participants and accompanying persons of interest. See IFLA Express No. 1 for further details.

      4. Insurance
        The China Organizing Committee cannot assume responsibility for damages (loss, theft, accident, etc.) incurred by participants in the 62nd IFLA General Conference.

      5. First aid
        There is a first-aid station in the Beijing International Convention Center. For urgent medical problems, you can get assistance in the Sino-Japanese Friendship Hospital.

      6. Handicapped people
        Lifts and toilets reserved for handicapped can be found on each floor of the Convention Center.

      7. Airport to the Convention Center/the Hotels:
        The IFLA reception point, consisting of a group of volunteers, will be at Arrival terminal of the Airport to help you get to the Convention Center or the hotel(s) you reserved.


    National Library of China: a legal deposit library of the national publications, provides services for the reading bodies at various levels and the general public.

    Peking University Library: one of the key university libraries in China.

    Department of Library and Information Science, Peking University, one of the earliest educational institutions for library and information science in China.

    Tsinghua University Library: one of the key university libraries specialized in technology and engineering. It is the IFLA institute member.

    Beijing Normal University Library: founded in 1917, one of the key university libraries in China.

    CPC Central Committee Party School Library: a training school for senior leading members of the Communist Party of China.

    Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications: famous for telecommunication and networking development on campus.

    Beijing Agricultural University Library: an appointed library of collecting the FAO publications.