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International library issues

IFLA moves 2010 conference from Australia to Sweden

Posted by worldlylibrarian on July 10, 2009

IFLA recently announced that their 2010 annual conference is moving from Brisbane, Australia to Goteborg, Sweden.

The current economic crisis, and resulting fears that the Australian conference will lose money, were given as reasons for this change.

There has been some complaints about this decision, particularly on
the International Library and Information Group message boards, with concerns that IFLA may be percieved as being “Euro-centric”, and this was a good opportunity for a conference in the southern hempisphere.
As for myself, Sweden is much easier to reach from Canada than Australia is, so if nothing else it increases the chance that I will be able to attend next year…

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