ERIC Number: ED207481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Decade of International Library Co-operation Through IFLA: A Third World Perspective.
Soosai, J. S.
The 1971 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) resolution establishing a working group on developing countries has brought about one of the more successful and dramatic changes for IFLA in its relationship with the third world. Its reputation has been transformed from a generally European-American orientation to that of a truly worldwide organization. In response to a 400 percent increase in membership, IFLA in 1976 added a special Division of Regional Activities encompassing Asian, African, and Latin American sections. These regional library activities have been generously supported by the Canadian International Development Agency allowing the establishment of regional secretariats at Kuala Lumpur, Dakar, and Bogota, and support of programs like ELIPA (Experienced Library and Information Personnel in Asia), a computerized bio-database of professionals. Additionally, in cooperation with Unesco, IFLA has supported programs of great promise to the third world, including the development of standards for library statistics, international standards for cataloging, the public library manifesto, and recognition for the problems of universal bibliographic control and availability of publications. (RAA)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: International Federation of Library Associations
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Federation of Library Associations (Manila, Philippines, August 18-23, 1980). For a related document, see IR 009 383.