ERIC Number: ED299988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
IFLA General Conference, 1987. Conference Opening and Plenary. "Library and Information Services in a Changing World." Papers.
International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).
The three papers in this collection were presented at the opening of the conference and the plenary session. The first is the "Presidential Address: Brighton, 1987 = Eroffnungsansprache zur IFLA Generalkonferenz Brighton 1987" (Hans-Peter Geh). These remarks by the President of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) address the theme of the conference--"Library and Information Services in a Changing World"--with: (1) special attention to a view of IFLA since its founding in 1927; (2) recognition of the 110th anniversary of the British Library Association and the appropriateness of holding the conference on British soil; (3) the wide-ranging activities in library work in the Third World by IFLA; (4) education of the present-day librarians who must adapt to a rapidly changing social and technological environment; (5) new professional fields presenting new job possibilities; and (6) a summary of discussions concerning closer coordination between the professional work done in the Sections and Core Programs. Also included in this collection are: "Preservation Is Justified by Access" (Alexander Wilson, formerly of the British Library, United Kingdom), and "Is the Library a Source of Information in the Developing Countries? = Bibliotheque, Source d'information dans les pays en developpement?" (K. M. Aithnard, Director General, New African Editions, Togo). Two of the papers are given in both the original language and English. (CGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).
Note: Papers presented at the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) General Conference (53rd, Brighton, England, August 16-21, 1987).