65th IFLA Council and General
Bangkok, Thailand, August 20 - August 28, 1999
The details of other satellites meetings will be announced in IFLA '99 Express 1.
Collecting and Safeguarding Oral Traditions : An International Conference
Organized as a Satellite Meeting of the General Conference of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
August 16-19, 1999
Khon Kaen, Thailand
Local organization provided by Mahasarakham University
A 4-day Conference will be held on the theme of "Collecting and Safeguarding Oral Traditions" in Khon Kaen, Northeastern Thailand, from 16-19 August 1999. This Conference is open to all with an interest in the preservation of oral traditions.
Within the context of the UNESCO "Memory of the World" Program, the Conference Program will deal with various aspects of collecting and safeguarding oral heritage, including the socio-cultural context; collection methodologies and selection criteria; care, handling, storage and preservation issues; and technical matters. Included in the Conference will be an excursion to the Research Institute of Northeastern Arts and Culture and the Sirindhorn Isan Information Center (Mahasarakham University, Thailand), an academic resource centre with comprehensive information related to all aspects of northeastern Thai cultures and traditions. Participants attending this Conference may wish to attend the 65th IFLA Council and General Conference in Bangkok from 20-28 August, 1999.
The Seminar venue will be the Khon Kaen Sofitel Hotel. Special rates have been arranged, beginning with US$45 per night. There are frequent flights between Khon Kaen and Bangkok. Registration fees have been set at US$220 which includes the cost of all meals not provided by the hotel, the excursion and all other conference expenses. Early registration is recommended. After June 1, 1999, the registration fee will increase to US$270.
To register, please access the REGISTRATION FORM which can be found in Adobe Acrobat PDF format (13KB) on the IFLANET WWW site. The specific URL is:
Additional information may be obtained from IFLA Headquarters or from the Chairperson of the Satellite Meeting Planning Committee.
P.O. Box 95312
2509 CH The Hague
Tel. +31 70 3140884
Fax. +31 70 3834827
Ralph W. Manning
National Library of Canada
Ottawa K1A 0N4
Tel. 613 943-8570
Fax. 613 947-2916
Registration and Hotel Reservation Form [Adobe Acrobat PDF format 13 KB]
SUNDAY, AUGUST 15
MONDAY, AUGUST 16
- Introductory Remarks
- Ralph W. Manning
- Vice Chair, IFLA Professional Board
- Formal Opening
- Dr. Pavich Thongroach
- President, Mahasarakham University
- UNESCO "Memory of the World" Program and Oral Tradition
- Malama S. Meleisea
- UNESCO Representative
- Keynote presentation
- The Value of Traditions in the 21st Century
- The Honourable Professor John D. Waiko,
- Vice Minister of Education, Science and Culture, Papua New Guinea
- Role of libraries in promoting and preserving oral cultures
- Dr. Khunying Maenmas Chavalit
- SEAMEO SPAFA, Library and Documentation Services, Bangkok
- L'importance de la tradition orale pour les enfants : cas des pays du Sahel.
- The importance of oral tradition to children
- Mbathio Sall
- Bibliothèque lecture Développement
- Dakar, Sénégal
- Collecting and preserving the French oral heritage : the role of a national library
- Collecting and preserving the French oral heritage : the role of a national library (version française)
- Joëlle Garcia
- Secretary, IFLA Section on Audiovisual and Multimedia
- Bibliothèque nationale de France, Départment de l'Audiovisuel
TUESDAY, AUGUST 17
- Technical aspects, care, handling & preservation, Part I
- Dietrich Schüller
- Director, Phonogrammarchiv, Vienna
- Kevin Bradley
- Manager, Sound Preservation and Technical Services
- National Library of Australia
- Inter-generational cultural transmission in Singapore: A brief discussion.
- Chong Ching Liang
- Oral History Centre, National Archives of Singapore
- The role of the Fiji (national) museum in collecting oral traditions in Fiji
- Sagale Buadromo
- Fiji Museum
- The oral traditions program of the Vanuatu Cultural Centre
- Mrs. Martha Kaltal
- National Cultural and Historal Sites Survey, Vanuatu Cultural Centre
- Libraries and oral traditions in South America : two cases from Venezuela and Peru
- Haydée Seijas
- Secretary-General, UNUMA Sociedad Civil de Apoyo al Indigena
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18
- Technical aspects, care, handling & preservation, Part II
- Dietrich Schüller
- Kevin Bradley
- Excursion Bus Departure to Mahasarakham University (Research Institute of Northeastern Arts and Culture, Sirindhorn Isan Information Center, Reception and Traditional Performance)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 19
- Cayman Islands Memory Bank : Collecting and Preserving Oral History in Small Island Societies
- Heather R. McLaughlin
- Memory Bank Coordinator, Cayman Islands National Archive
- Oral traditions : from Origins to Digitization
- La Tradition Orale : de la collecte à la numérisation
- A. Raphaël Ndiaye
- Coordonnateur des services d'information, ENDA Tiers-Monde, Dakar, Sénégal
- Oral Tradition in Thailand: A Development Perspective
- Saneh Chamarik
- Local Development Institute - Esarn
- Arctic Circumpolar Route: Traditional Knowledge, and Its Role For Wildlife Management and Utilization by Indigenous Peoples
- Lloyd Binder, President, Kunnek Resource Development Corporation; and Research Associate, Arctic Institute of North America (AINA)
- Magdalena A. K. Muir, International Energy, Environmental and Legal Services; and Research Associate, AINA
- Beyond Print : Using the Internet for Preservation and Stimulation of Local Culture
- Steve Cisler
- Board Member, Association for Community Networking
- Concluding remarks
- Ralph W. Manning
- Vice-Chair, IFLA Professional Board
IFLA Eleventh International Seminar
AUGUST 15-19, 1999
Shanghai Library, SHANGHAI, CHINA
International Seminars on Library Buildings are held every two years. According to the plan of IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) Section on Library Buildings and Equipment, the 11th seminar will be held on August 15-19, 1999, in Shanghai (China), in cooperation with the Shanghai Public Library.
The Seminar is an IFLA satellite event, planned a week before the IFLA General Conference and Council to be held in Bangkok from 20-28 August 1999.
The Organizing Committee has planned a combination of presentation, exhibition, tour and social events designed around the theme « Library Building in a Changing Environment ». It aims to introduce the major developments of library buildings throughout the world and to display successful samples.
Seminar Outlines :
- Development of Library Architecture and its Future Trends
- Socio-economic Impact on the Library Buildings and Equipment
- Library Buildings in a Network Environment
The seminar is open to anybody interested in library buildings. Registration fee is US Dollar 300. Registration fee for accompanying person (s) is US Dollar 150.
Working Languages : English and Chinese
Deadline for Registration : June 30, 1999
Please contact :
- Ms Marie-Françoise BISBROUCK
Ministère de l'Education nationale, de la Recherche et de la Technologie
DES/Sous-Direction des Bibliothèques et de la Documentation
61-65 rue Dutot, 75732 Paris Cedex 15 (France)
Tel : 33/(0)188.8.131.52.06
Fax : 33/(0)184.108.40.206.03
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
- M. Jianming WU
Chief, International Cooperation Division
1555 Huai Hai Zhong Lu
People's Republic of China
Fax : 86/(0)220.127.116.11.06
E-mail : email@example.com
AUGUST 14, SATURDAY
- Arrival and registration
AUGUST 15, SUNDAY
- 9:00 ~9:45 a.m.
- Opening Ceremony for Exhibition:
New Library Buildings of the World
- 10:00~10:45 a.m.
- Opening session
- 10:45 ~12:00 a.m.
- Guest speaker : Dr Brian LANG (UK)
"Library Buildings for the New Millenium"
- 12:00 ~ 1:30 p.m.
- 2:00 ~ 4:00 p.m.
- First Session: Library Buildings in an East Asian
- Ms. Xiaopu ZHOU (China):
"Prospects of Library Buildings in China"
- Mr. MA Yuanliang (China):
"The Development of Library Buildings in Shanghai"
- Ms. SONG Han Kun (Korea):
"The Development and Prospects of the National Assembly Library Building"
- Prof TOMIE Shingi (Japan):
"The Process of Development and the Transition of Method for Facility Planning in Japanese Public Libraries"
- 4:00 ~ 4:15 p.m.
- Tea Break
- 4:15 ~ 5:45 p.m.
- Second Session : Preparation for a new library building
- Ms Marie-Françoise BISBROUCK (France):
"How to Prepare a Draft for a New Library Building: the French
Experience for New University Library Buildings"
- Ms Hannelore JOULY (Germany) :
"The Stuttgart Public Library 21"
- 6:30 ~ 8:30 p.m. : Banquet
AUGUST 16, MONDAY
- 9:00 ~10:30 a.m.
- Third Session : New Technologies and their Impact on New Library Buildings
- Dr Christie KOONTZ/Mr. Dean JUE (United States) :
"The Location of Your Library Buildings: Why it is Important, and How to
Do it Using GIS (Geographic Information System Software)"
- Ms. NGIAN Lek Choh (Singapore):
"Setting up a 3-tier Public Library System in a Changing Environment -
the Singapore Experience"
- 10:30 ~ 10:45 a.m.
- Tea Break
- 10:45 ~ 12:15 a.m.
- Fourth Session : Renovation and Extension of old Buildings
- Mr. David Jones:
"Contextual constraints and opportunities: the State Library of New
South Wales extension and the new Pustaka Negeri Sarawak building"
- Dr. Manual JORBA/Joan RODON (Spain):
"A New Organization in a Renovation Building: An Evaluation"
- 12:30 ~ 2:00 p.m.
- 2:00 ~ 4:00 p.m.
- Fifth Session : Assessment of New Library Buildings
Some Years after their Opening to the Public
- Mr. Jean-Luc BICHET (France):
"From the need to the reality today, diary of Bibliothèque nationale de France project"
- Mr. Wim RENES (Netherlands):
"New Services, New Buildings"
- Mr. Gary E. Strong: (United States):
"The Flushing Branch Library of the Queens Library and its service to an international clientele"
- 6:30 ~ 8:30 p.m.
- Cultural Evening
AUGUST 17, TUESDAY
- 9:00 ~ 11:00 a.m.
- Sixth Session: Concept and Social Environment of New Library Buildings
- Dr. Henryk HOLLENDER (Poland):
"Librarians, politicians and architects in the changing academic
context: a story of the emerging building of the Warsaw University
- Mr. Craig Dykers (Norway):
- Library Tours
- 4:00 ~ 5:00 p.m.
- Closing Session
- 6:00 ~ 8:00 p.m.
AUGUST 18, WEDNESDAY
- Excursion to Hangzhou
AUGUST 19, THURSDAY
- Morning :
- City Tour
- Afternoon :
- Leaving for Bangkok
Sponsored by the Section on Management and Marketing
19-20 August, 1999
The IFLA Section on Management and Marketing is organizing a satellite meeting on "Marketing Your Library" to be held at Srinakharinwirot University, Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of the Humanities, Bangkok on August 19-20, 1999.
This workshop is designed to be an informal, lively interactive workshop on marketing principles as applied to libraries. Course materials will include reading lists, articles, glossary of terms, exercises and case studies. A marketing workbook is being donated to each particpant by the Arthur Wilder Foundation. By the end of the two days, participants will have completed, in class, the essential elements of a library-marketing plan. Time will be set-aside after each module for exercises and assignments.
- Day 1 (August 19)
- Why Marketing for Libraries?
- What do you need to practice Marketing?
- Writing a Mission Statement (What is our business, who do we serve and why?)
- Introducing and Gathering Information About the Library's Operating
- Library Resources
- Library Policy
- Library Technology
- Library User Alternatives
- Characteristics of Library Users
- Developing a SWOT List (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) based on a review of the Library's Environment
- Using Marketing Research to Segment the Library Market
- Identification of Library Users with Shared Characteristics including:
- Demographics (Age, Education, Occupation, Income, and Size of Household)
- Lifestyles (Social Class, Family Life, Attitudes and Values)
- Geographical Characteristics (Residence address or workplace by population)
- Benefits sought by Users (Task completion, job promotion, pleasure)
- Uses made of Library Products and Services (Pre-school education,online searches, library services for local businesses)
- Volume of Materials and Services Used
- Day 1: Evening
- --Gala dinner for all participants, teachers and organizers
- Day 2: (August 20)
- Developing the Library's Market Mix: The "4 P's" (Product, Price, Place, & Promotion)
- Based on your market research, how you can better develop the library's services to users (what your users want and need)
- Products (Services, Materials, Programs, Online Searches)
- Price (Cost of User's Time or related charges)
- Places or Channels of Distribution (Branch libraries, Bookmobiles, Kiosks)
- Promotion Strategies (How do we communicate who we are? Public relations, publicity, design and displays)
- Evaluation of Marketing and Performance Measures
- Presents marketing controls and evaluation and performance measures-methodologies and techniques.
- Wrap Up/Summary: Discussions of how best to integrate marketing procedures into library management in the future.
- The workshop concludes at 1pm on Friday, August 20th
- Registration fee: $25.00 (US); the workshop will be conducted in English; Registration fee includes: all materials, food and beverage (morning and afternoon breaks, two lunches and the gala dinner); housing is available at the nearby Jade Pavilion Hotel, Sukhumvit 22, Bangkok for $25.00 (US) per night.
- Registration is limited to fifty (50) persons. For more information, a complete brochure and to register contact: Alice Calabrese, The Chicago Library System, 224 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 400, Chicago, IL, 60604 (United States)
(fax 01 312.341.1985; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Organisers and Presenters include:
- Dr. Christie Koontz, Florida State University, U.S. (Course Moderator)
Dean Jue, Florida State University, U.S.
Dr. Rejean Savard, University of Montreal, Canada
Thierry Giappiconi, Bibliotheque Municipale, Fresnes, France
Marielle de Miribel, University of Paris
Christina Tovote, Malmo University, Sweden
Alice Calabrese, Chicago Library System, U.S.
John W. Berry, NILRC: A Consortium of Community Colleges, Colleges and Universities, Oak Park, IL, U.S.
Penang, Malaysia, 18-20 August 1999
The Malaysian Committee on Library and Information Services for the Blind and IFLAs Section of Libraries for the blind welcomes registrations for the seminar
All practical questions should be directed to:
the National Council for the Blind,
Wong Yoong Loong, Chairman,
Committee on Library and Information Service for the Blind,
Beatrice Christensen Sköld
Chair IFLA's Standing Committee of Libraries for the Blind
SLB Pre-conference on Bridging the Gap in the Provision of Library Services and Literacy Support for the Blind in Realizing the Information Age, Penang, 18-20 August 1999
Venue: Penang, Malaysia
Fees: USD 400 Including 5 star accommodation for 3 night
- Arrival and optional study tour to a local school for the blind in Penang
- Opening Ceremony,
- Chaired by Beatrice Christensen Sköld, Chair of IFLA Section of Libraries for the Blind
- Wong Yoong Loong, Chairman, Committee on Library and Information Service for the Blind, Malaysia
- Beatrice Christensen Sköld:
Section Activities and Developments in the Area of Libraries for the Blind
- Coffee break
- Session 1: Library services for the Blind: experiences from the region.
Convenor: Ivan Ho Tuck Choy, Executive Director National Council for the Blind Malaysia
- Prayat Punongong, President, the Christian Foundation for the Blind in Thailand and Bryan Roderick Hamman:
A handful of leaves: Library services for the blind in Thailand
- Albert Toh, Head of Library Services, Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped:
- Randy Weisser, Director, Resources for the Blind, Philippines:
A Status Report on the Library for the Blind in the Philippines
- Nongnath Chairat, Department of Library Science, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand:
Mobile Library Service for the Blind and Visually Handicapped in Thailand
- Session 2: Mobile libraries
Convenor: Thelma H. Tate, Rutgers University, New Jersey
- 1 speaker from IFLA Mobile Library Round Table: - to be announced
- Wong Vui Yin, Librarian, Sabah State Library:
Sabah State Library: reaching out to the print handicapped
- Session 3: Latest trends in library services for the blind.
Convenor: Dick tucker, FORCE
- Birgitta Brown, Chief Librarian, City Library of Gothenburg:
The Open Media/Open Learning Project
- Bruno Sperl, Leader of department for international projects, University of Graz:
Support services for students in higher education the Austrian way
- Coffee Break
- Exhibitors' introductions
- Session 4: The Digital Talking Book.
Convenor: Rosemary Kavanagh, Director, Canadian National Institute for the Blind Library
- Hiroshi Kawamura, Director, Information Center and International Relations Division, Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities:
DAISY in Japan; Sigtuna Project and the Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities
- Kjell Hansson & Lars Sönnebo, Swedish Library of Talking Books and Braille, TPB:
DAISY/TIPS: Production of DAISY titles using A/D conversion at The Swedish Library of Talking Books and Braille
Chris Day, Royal National Institute for the Blind, UK:
Digital Talking Books: Delivery Systems and the Future
- Coffee Break
- Session 5: Computerized braille production.
Convenor: Stephen King or Chris Day Royal National Institute for the Blind, UK
- Tetsuji Tanaka, Japan Braille Library:
The Training Workshop on Computerised Braille Production in ASEAN
- Christina Anne Lau Mei Kheng, Manager, Malaysian Braille Press:
The role of the Malaysian Braille Press in the promotion of computerised braille production
- Session 6: The Digital Library Concept
Convenor: Chris Day, Royal National Institute for the Blind
- Dick Tucker: The digital library - prospects for developing countries.
- George Kersher, Recording for the Blind & Dyslectics:
Braille Production the DAISY Way
- Session 7: Tactile materials
Convenor: Rainer Witte, Deutsehe Blindestudienanstalt, Marburg
- Ph. D. Yvonne Eriksson, Research and development officer, TPB:
How to make tactile pictures understandable to the blind reader
- Dr. John Gill, Chief Scientist, Royal National Institute for the Blind, UK:
Presentation of Tactile Materials: The Need for Research
- Session 8: Conclusions
Convenor: Stephen King, RNIB
- Panel Discussion: The user's point of view.
- Norma Toucedo, World Blind Union: Introduction
- Kevin Carey, UK: Users' points of view
- Plan of action (Stephen King)
- Closing remarks
- Hiroshi Kawamura, IFLAs Section of Libraries for the Blind
- Wong Yoong Loong, National Council for the Blind, Malaysia