ERIC Number: ED459711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
IFLA in Jerusalem, "Information for Co-Operation: Creating the Global Library for the Future."
Abdallah, Cendrella H.
The purpose of this paper is to analyze and assess the choice of Jerusalem (Israel) for the 66th IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) Council and General Conference (Jerusalem, Israel, August 13-18, 2000) and to provide some recommendations and suggestions for similar situations in the future. The paper asserts that in selecting Jerusalem, IFLA failed to fulfill its aims, its General Conference goals, its General Conference theme for that year, and its criteria for selecting a location. Following an introduction, the first section describes results of the selection of Jerusalem, including a boycott by Arab and Islamic countries and the withdrawal of the Arab Federation for Libraries and Information from the conference altogether. The second section discusses the inescapably political nature of the conference. The third section evaluates the Jerusalem conference. (Contains 13 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Arabs, Conferences, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Islam, Judaism, Library Associations, Political Influences, Religious Factors, Site Selection
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Israel (Jerusalem)