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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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ICDL 2010 Conference Announced

Posted by worldlylibrarian on May 6, 2009

Information on the 2010 International Conference on Digital Libraries was recently circulated. Below is the news release and call for submissions from Debal C. Kar, the Organising Secretary of ICDL 2010:

After the overwhelming success of ICDL 2004 and ICDL 2006 which were organized by TERI, New Delhi, it was felt that such an event could be an extremely useful tool to bridge the digital divide that exists in this part of the world. It was able to create awareness and enthusiasm among the community.

Keeping this in mind TERI is planning to organize the 3rd conference in this series, ICDL 2010, during 23-26 February 2010. The conference will also aim at further strengthen the academic collaboration and strategic alliance in development of DL in the world. Theme of the conference is Digital Libraries: Shaping the Information Paradigm?.

This conference is expected to be a major forum focusing on digital libraries and related technologies and issues. The areas of digital library and knowledge management are still nascent in the developing countries but with great potentiality for development. This conference would, therefore, facilitate exchange of ideas and help bridge the knowledge gap in these areas and sustain the knowledge thus gained. It is expected to become a platform to bring together a galaxy of experts, researchers, academics, students, and others.

Taking into account your expertise and interest in this field, we would like to invite you to speak at this conference. Participants will greatly benefit from your long experience. We would also be grateful if you could let us know the topic of your presentation.

An urgent and favourable response is solicited.

Debal C. Kar
Organising Secretary, ICDL 2010

TERI
Darbari Seth Block
India Habitat Place, Lodhi Road
New Delhi – 110 003, India
Tel. (+91 11) 2468 2100 / 2468 2111 Extn 2724
Fax (+91 11) 2468 2144 / 2468 2145
E-mail <dckar@teri.res. in>
Web: http://www.teriin.org

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