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World Library and Information Congress: 72nd IFLA General Conference and Council
"Libraries: Dynamic Engines for the Knowledge and Information Society"
20-24 August 2006, Seoul, Korea
Satellite Meetings in conjunction with WLIC Seoul, 2006
1. Resource Sharing, Reference and Collection Development in a Digital Age - a practical approachIFLA sponsors:
Acquisition and Collection Development Section
Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section and
Reference and Information Services Section Audience: Practitioners primarily working in libraries in the region
Estimated attendance: 50 - 100
Location: National library for children and young adults, in Yeoksam-dong, Kangnam-Gu, Seoul (near COEX and the IFLA hotels)
Dates: 17-18 August 2006
Dissemination of Results: IFLANET
Comments: It is hoped that this will be the 1st in a series of training sessions/workshops where the involved sections will have opportunities to disseminate knowledge of IFLA principles, guidelines and best practice to practitioners in that particular region. If successful: to be repeated in South Africa 2007.
Contact: Sook Hyeun LEE, National Library, Seoul.
2. Information Resources in Traditional MedicineIFLA sponsor: Health and Biosciences Libraries Section Audience: Health librarians, doctors, medical professionals
Estimated attendance: 100+
Location: Kyung Hee University Medical Library, Seoul, Korea
Co-Sponsor: IFLA Health and Biosciences Libraries Section would like to thank EBSCO for sponsoring this meeting and Kyunghee University for kindly hosting the day
Dissemination of Results: Journal article(s)
Comments: This is an area of immense interest in countries with their own medical traditions such as Korea. A similar event was held several years ago in Seoul and this would be a follow up meeting to explore what traditional medical resources exist around the world and how local practitioners can access this information.
3. Chinese Written and Printed Cultural Heritage and Library Work
IFLA sponsor: Rare Books and Manuscripts Section
Audience: Asian (in particular Chinese) librarians; curators of special (Eastern) collections in Western libraries and museums; preservation and restauration specialists of Chines books and paper materials
The organizing committee can also be reached via email@example.com.
Liaison person of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section: Jan Bos (firstname.lastname@example.org).
4. Library Management and Marketing in a Multicultural WorldIFLA sponsor: Management and Marketing Section Location: Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China
Dates: Pre-conference 16-17 August 2006
» Shanghai Pudong New Area Government
» Shanghai Library
» Shanghai Pudong New Area Library
» Shanghai Life Sciences Library
» Chinese Academy of Sciences
» Communication and Cooperation Committee
» China Society for Library Science
5. (Annual) Satellite Meeting Parliamentary Libraries
IFLA sponsor: Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section
Audience: Members and other participants Section
6. Scholarly Information on East Asia in the 21st Century
IFLA sponsor: Asia and Oceania SectionAudience:
Location: Yonsei University in Seoul
Dates: 18 August 2006
Co-Sponsors: Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS); Korean Education & Research Information Service (KERIS);
Korean Library Association (KLA)
Contacts: Philip Melzer, Library of Congress, USA and Joy Kim, University of Southern California, USA.
7. Preservation and Conservation in AsiaIFLA sponsors: Preservation and Conservation Section,
Asia and Oceania Section, and
IFLA/PAC Core Activity
Objectives: Library materials including various traditional formats in Asian countries are at a serious crisis. There are some reasons: political and social situations in the area, peculiar climate unsuitable for preservation and insufficient resources for preservation (experts, fund, knowledge, etc.). Under this circumstance, the meeting will aim at the following:
Dates: Pre-conference 16-17 August 2006
Co-Sponsor: National Diet Library, Tokyo, Japan.