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IFLA Conference

World Library and Information Congress: 73rd IFLA General Conference and Council

"Libraries for the future: Progress, Development and Partnerships"

19-23 August 2007, Durban, South Africa

Spanish translation  

Satellite Meetings

1. IT and Research in African University Libraries

Dates: 17 August 2007
Location: Innovation Centre, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College Campus, Gate 9 (off Francois Road), Durban
Contact person: Makerere: universitylibrarian@mulib.mak.ug
Durban : Buchanan@ukzn.ac.za
Audience: estimated 50 university libraries' staff
Sponsors: Academic and Research Libraries Section
Co-Sponsors: Makerere (Uganda) University Library and collaborative partners
Publications: Website, proceedings, newsletter
Programme & Proceedings
Call for papers

2. Library Frontiers: Disasters, Emergency Preparedness and Emerging Diseases

Dates: 18 August 2007
Location: Durban, South Africa
Contact person: Paivi Pekkarinen: paivi.pekkarinen@helsinki.fi
Website: http://www.ais.up.ac.za/vet/ifla
Audience: estimated 100+, primarily health librarians
Sponsors: Health and Biosciences Libraries Section
Co-Sponsors: Association of Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA)
Publications: Website
Call for papers

3. Innovative multicultural library services for all, with special reference to literacy, learning and linguistic diversity

Dates: 15 - 17 August 2007
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Contact person: A.J. Swanepoel: SwanepoelAJ@tut.ac.za; Ann Katrin Ursberg: ann.katrin.ursberg@kommun.alvesta.se
Website: https://lib.tut.ac.za/ifla/
Audience: estimated 200, librarians, professionals involved in literacy, learning, linguistics and reading, archives and museum workers, publishers and booksellers, community workers and anyone interested in multicultural issues
Sponsors: Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section in cooperation with the Reading Section and the Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section.
Co-Sponsors: CSX Customer Services http://www.csx.co.za
Publications: Website, other
Call for papers

4. Best practices / Lessons Learned

Dates: 17 August 2007
Location: EG Malherbe Library, Howard College Campus, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Map of location: http://www.ukzn.ac.za/aboutus/images/howard_college.gif Contact person: Theo Bothma: tbothma@up.ac.za
Website: http://www.ifla-km.org
Audience: estimated 80-100 Information Professionals interested in the applications of Knowledge Management
Sponsors: Knowledge Management Section
Co-Sponsors: SirsiDynix
Publications: KM pages on IFLANET
Preliminary programme

5. Electronic resource management systems: a solution with its own challenges

Dates: 16-17 August 2007
Location: Capetown, South Africa
Contact person: Ann Okerson: ann.okerson@yale.edu
Website: http://www.library.yale.edu/preifla2007/capetown_index.html
Audience: estimated 50 serials librarians
Sponsor: Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section
Co-Sponsors: University of Western Cape
Publications: to be decided

6. Mold, Pests and Dust: Preservation Policies and Management

Dates: 1-2 days prior to General Conference
Location: Durban
Contact person: Johann Maree: jmaree@hiddingh.uct.ac.za
Website: http://nlsahopta.nlsa.ac.za/IFLAPAC2007/index.php
Audience: estimated 150 librarians interested in preservation, with a focus on those in developing countries in Africa and elsewhere
Sponsors: Preservation and Conservation Section
Co-Sponsors: PAC Core Activity
Rare Books and Manuscripts Section
Newspapers Section

7. 7th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurements in Libraries and Information Services: Quality assurance and outcomes assessment in libraries and information services

Dates: 13-16 August 2007
Location: Spier hotel and conference centre near Cape Town, the international airport and Stellenbosch http://www.spier.co.za
Contact person: Karin de Jager: kdejager@ched.uct.ac.za
Website: http://www.lib.sun.ac.za/Northumbria7/Index.htm
Audience: estimated 120 professionals in all sectors of library and information
services and research and teaching staff
Sponsors: Statistics and Evaluation Section
Co-Sponsors: the universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch; the Northumbria Conference
Publications: Emerald has undertaken to publish the conference proceedings

8. Managing technologies and library automated systems in developing countries: open source VS commercial options

Dates: 14-16 August 2007
Location: Goethe Institute Dakar (Pencum-Goethe; 2, rue Parchappe) Dakar, Senegal
Contact person: Réjean Savard: rejean.savard@umontreal.ca (Meeting)
Henri Sčne: hsene@ucad.sn (Venue)
Website: http://www.dakar.aliaco.com/
Audience: Librarians, information technology professionals, special emphasis on participants from Africa. 100-150 attendees are expected.
Sponsors: Management and Marketing Section
Co-Sponsors: Information Technology Section
Africa Section
Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar
Publications: preferably a book
Call for papers

9. Continuing Professional Development: Pathways to Leadership in the Library & Information World

(7th IFLA World conference on continuing professional development and workplace learning for the information professions.
Dates: 14-16 August 2007
Location: Johannesburg
Contact persons: Jana Varleys: varlejs@scils.rutgers.edu
Ian Smith: I.Smith@latrobe.edu.au
Website: t.b.a.
Audience: estimated 50, those interested in developing their own and/or colleagues' skills for leading library organisations
Sponsors: Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section
Co-Sponsors: The conference is supported by sponsorship from Webjunction/OCLC and Emerald.
Publications: IFLANET, IFLA/Saur Publications Series

General Information and Call for papers

10. African Libraries for the Future

Dates: 16-17 August 2007
Location: Riverside Hotel, Durban
Contact person: Dr Buhle Mbambo-Thata: mbambtb@unisa.ac.za
Audience: estimated 100 librarians, policy makers
Sponsors: Africa Regional Section
Publications: proceedings
Invitation, General Information and Registration Form

11. Developing the Library into a learning centre

Dates: 13-15 August 2007
Location: University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
Contact person: Mrs Babakisi Fidzani: fidzanib@mopipi.ub.bw
and Dr Priti Jain: jainp@mopipi.ub.bw
Website: http://www.ub.bw/library/ifla/
Audience: estimated 1.500 (sic!) a cademics, politicians, librarians, students, the public in general
Sponsors: Information Literacy Section
Co-Sponsors: University of Botswana Library Services

12. Libraries in the Struggle against Corruption

Dates: 16-17 August 2007
Location: Goethe Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa
Contact persons: For registration: Alexandra de Fortier: alexdf@mweb.co.za and For paper proposals: Paul Sturges: r.p.sturges@lboro.ac.uk
Audience: The conference is open to librarians and representatives of civil society organisations interested in the struggle against corruption. It is free of charge for all pre-registered participants (pre-registration will close on 16th July).
Sponsor: FAIFE Core Activity
Co-Sponsors: Goethe Institut Johannesburg and LIASA FAIFE
Call for papers

13. Library Service for print disabled people: a tool for literacy

Dates: 14-15 & Workshop 16-17 August 2007
Location: LJB Institute, Grahamstown, South Africa
Contact person: Beatrice Christensen Sköld:
Website: http://www.blindlib.org.za
Audience: Estimated 100 people working in libraries and organizations that produce books in accessible formats as well as people working in education from Southern and other parts of Africa where English is spoken
Sponsors: Libraries for the Blind Section
Co-Sponsors: - - -
Publications: IFLANET, Section's smart group, Section's Newsletter, DAISY book
Draft Programme
Grants for participating

14. Parliamentary Libraries and Research Services of the Future of Partnerships for Change

Dates: 15-17 August 2007
Location: Parliament of South Africa, Capetown
Contact person: Albert Ntunja: antunja@parliament.gov.za, Head of the Library of Parliament
Website: http://ifla.parliament.gov.za
Audience: 100-150 parliamentary library and research service directors, managers, and staff with a special emphasis on attracting attendees from African nations
Sponsors: Libraries and Research Services for Parliaments Section
Co-Sponsors: Library and Information Unit, Parliament of South Africa, Capetown
Publications: Section's Newsletter and pages on IFLANET

15. School libraries for the future: Progress, Development and Partnerships

Dates: 18 August 2007
Location: Holiday Inn Marine Parade at the beach front in Durban
Contact person: Mariana Du Toit: marianadt@mweb.co.za
Website: http://www.liasa.org.za/news/SLYLIG_Programme_18Aug2007.pdf
Sponsors: School Libraries and Resource Centers Section
Publications: IFLANET