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Conference Programme and Proceedings

Conference Evaluation Form (Acrobat PDF)

IFLA Express No. 2
[Acrobat PDF Version: 73K]

Conference FAQ

List of Participants

Convening Notice & Agenda

IFLA '99 Secretariat


The Aims of IFLA

IFLA and Thailand

Honorary Advisors

National Organizing Committee

65th IFLA Conference Theme and Sub-Topics

Preliminary Programme Summary

Conference Information

IFLA 1999 Exhibition

Library Visits

Social and Cultural Activities



General Information

Bangkok - The City of Angels

Satellite Meetings

Official pre-Session Seminar

Pre-Post Conference Tours

Accompanying Person Tours

Sponsors and Supporters

The Final Programme Advertising


Bangkok Conference logo

65th IFLA Council and General


Bangkok, Thailand, August 20 - August 28, 1999


Message from H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn the Patron of the Thai Library Association

The 65th IFLA General Conference, hosted by the Thai Library Association in 1999, is a most appropriate world forum for library and information professionals to both retrospectively assess their roles and contributions to the building of 20th century progress, and to solve the negative problems which occurred almost parallel to the developments. At the same time, IFLA '99 is an appropriate venue for turning the challenges and crises of the outgoing century into opportunities to build up an Enlightened World of the 21st century. 

There is no denying that academic knowledge and general information are essential elements and motivating forces for all activities directed towards prosperity, peace, intellectual and scientific inventions, aesthetic creation and appreciation, mutual understanding of culture and religion, and the eradication of ignorance, injustice and poverty. 

In the 21st century, which is only a few months ahead,  worldwide access to knowledge and information will serve as a catalyst to meet and tackle problems in everyday life and to build up the quality of life for both the individual as well as the world community. It is therefore necessary for library and information professionals from all parts of the world to take up the challenges and scrutinize every relevant aspect of the theme - On the Threshold of the 21st Century : Libraries as Gateways to an Enlightened World. Now is the time to decide on appropriate programme activities to fulfill the ultimate goal of library and information professionals wordwide: Information for All - All for Information. 

In 1999, IFLA will reach its 72nd Anniversary. According to the Thai traditional belief, it is a golden and very auspicious year. Seventy two years of accumulating professional wisdom and experience will make IFLA the world pillar of the library and information profession and a dynamic catalyst for building up "An Enlightened World" to come in the very near future. 

I wish the best success for IFLA '99 Bangkok.


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