ERIC Number: ED441403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
IFLA Council and General Conference: Conference Programme and Proceedings (65th, Bangkok, Thailand, August 20-28, 1999).
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, The Hague (Netherlands).
This proceedings of the 1999 IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) annual conference contains: information on the current, future, and past conferences; a message from H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the patron of the Thai Library Association; a conference program; an alphabetical list of authors; and 112 papers presented at the conference. The conference theme is "On the Threshold of the 21st Century: Libraries as Gateways to an Enlightened World." Subtopics include: (1) strengthening the gateway, including legal aspects of information access, library staff education and training, affordable and efficient communication links, and education at all levels as a component of the lifelong learning process; (2) assuring the quality and quantity of information, including development of quality information sources, development of search engines and other means to access information sources, the changing roles of Universal Bibliographic Control (UBC) and Universal Availability of Publications (UAP), publishing in all media for an enlightened world, and conservation of documentary heritage and provision of wider access; and (3) networking for "quality of life," including libraries for peace and conflict resolution, libraries for cultural development and aesthetic appreciation, libraries for healthy bodies and wholesome minds, environment and culture information networks, and networking services for the disadvantaged and abused. (Each paper contains references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Information Networks, Information Sources, International Programs, Library Associations, Library Education, Library Role, Lifelong Learning, Postsecondary Education
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, The Hague (Netherlands).