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Newsletter of the Section of Art Libraries
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Theme: Image resources in the visual arts
1. Ian Leith, National Monuments Record, English Heritage, Swindon, UK, How to formulate the photographic question: a context for architectural and topographical photographs in England
ABSTRACT: This paper would provide an overview to the problems of how both professional and amateur users of archives and libraries need to be able to phrase specific questions and where such questions need to be pursued in conventional and online form. It would be based on a forthcoming article in the London Topographical Record  which discusses these issues within the context of a national archive holding over 10 million photographs. It would examine the varying roles of those who produced images and the institutional histories of governmental and commercial agencies which are required in order to properly interpret the lineage of ownership. It would bring into play the need not only to look at the intentions of the photographers but also at their increasing biographical obscurity: without these two facets photographs are in danger of becoming digital fodder without any history of their own. Many key English collections reside in US archives: thus this paper would introduce this international element of how to properly answer the question of 'I am looking for a picture of...'.
2. Alicia García Medina, Istituto Patrimonio Histórica Español; and Teresa Coso, Biblioteca General d'Historia d'Arte, Madrid, Spain, Los recuros fotograficos en bibliotecas y archivos de España: organización y recuperación = Image resources in art libraries in Spain: some examples of bibliographical description and retrieval
ABSTRACT: The interest for graphic information is increased explosively and explored through various communication networks like Internet and the audiovisual Media. The art libraries, museums, cultural centers and art foundations manage and store a lot of images in several departments and in different supports like printed paper, digital supports, books and press references.
Our paper will try to show the different bibliographical descriptions and indexing used in several art libraries and archives for this special material that vary from one institution to other to serve user´s need and to conserve the original graphic material. In spite of the great variety of formats we will try to show the way the different formats for description and indexing used in several institution and how these formats can be compatible to make easier the access to the graphic information and to establish the links to digital graphic supports, just to achieve a precise information for user´s needs.
3. Karen Latimer, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, SOS (self-help or spoon-feeding): the need to teach students the art of retrieving architectural information
ABSTRACT: This paper looks at the programme for educating architecture students atQueen's University in the art of information retrieval. The development of the programme through the undergraduate to postgraduate years is outlined. Particular emphasis is paid to the role the librarian plays in the 1st year project to research, and produce a model of, a seminal building and to the development of PADDI (Planning and Architecture Design Database Ireland) as a teaching tool for researching local architecture. The impact on library management is examined in relation to effective deployment of decreasing staff resources in the face of increasing student numbers; the raising of the profile of library staff within the Faculty; the more focussed allocation of budgets through involvement with course planning; and the development of new services arising from an improved awareness of student needs.
1. Deirdre Donahue, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Archives, Library and Museum Records Department, New York, USA, The role of the Archives, Library and Museum Records Department at the Guggenheim Museum, New York: the Hilla Rebay exhibition test case
ABSTRACT: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's Archives, Library, & Museum Records (ALM) department proposes an IFLA workshop based on it's current involvement with an exhibition on the museum's founding director, and artist, Hilla Rebay.
Recently formed, the Guggenheim's Archives, Library, and Museum Records (ALM) programs recently merged strengthening the department's role as content managers. This union facilitates the management and access to archival, library, and museum collection resources in new ways. The Hilla Rebay exhibition is an example of the department's inter-departmental work from the research and development stage to access to information post-exhibition. Discussion will cover the ALM department's perspectives. For instance, the Museum Records program which develops art documentation and art management policies, procedures, guidelines, and rules, on a variety of levels will discuss database management. Emphasis will be placed upon the introduction of information standards and decisions to integrate electronic resources.
The Museum's Archive program preserves and makes accessible institutional records and all forms of documentation that embody the history of the institution and reflect s the personalities that have shaped it over the years. The Hilla Rebay Foundation Archive, which is housed within the museum's archives is a central collection reflecting the formative history of the institution through the personal papers of Hilla Rebay, the museum's first director. An exhibition devoted to the life of Hilla Rebay provides the archive with a significant opportunity to make core content about the history of the institution available and to work inter-departmentally in promoting the archives program.
The library's participation in the Hilla Rebay exhibition test case will demonstrate its emphasis on communicating and centralizing all of the bibliographic support for an exhibition within the knowledgeable hands of all of its participants. The bibliography of the exhibition, searchable by exhibited object or subject, as well as more broadly browse-able, will form the core of the library's contribution, as well as resources that will link to where other resources are housed in research libraries. Among the resources that will be cataloged and included is the discreet portion of Hilla Rebay's personal library that the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Art Library acquired in 2000. Bibliographic support will include available full-text resources, as well as citations and abstracts of other sources.
The whole test case and any portion therein will be capable of being mounted on the web as an educational support tool, an example of the institution's intention to serve the richness of its past as content on-line, and for the remote patron who has an interest in Hilla Rebay and the lively history of the formation of the Guggenheim's collections.
2. Maria Christina Barbosa de Almeida, University of São Paulo, Library Science and Documentation Department, Brasil, The art libraries and information services network as a way of integrating resources and making them more visible within the parent organization and among their users in the city of São Paulo, Brasil
ABSTRACT: Describes art information services in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, including libraries, archives, documentation sections in art museums and cultural centers, and identifies their main difficulties in accomplishing their objectives. Presents the REDARTE-SP, a network of art libraries and information services in that city, created with the purpose of being a place for discussion of theoretical, technical and organizational issues facing art information services and for the formulation of projects aiming at the development of those services as well as their professionals. Points out the necessity of giving more visibility to those available services and proposes the development of three basic programs aiming at (1) the dissemination of existing art library and information services, (2) the development of collaborative relationship with other departments within the parent organizations, and (3) the development of new approaches for getting a better knowledge of art information users and for getting closer to them.
Those programs will help to avoid information dispersion and provide a better use of the available resources, and improve quality in art information services and products.
3. Susan V. Craig, University of Kansas, Murphy Art and Architecture Library, Lawrence, USA, Spreading the word: libraries as vital players in the information age
ABSTRACT: As the number of online electronic products increase, our students, scholars, and public become more enamoured with the ease of access of going online for their information needs rather than turning to the library. Even when the library has paid for the database and negotiated the license to make it available, users are unlikely to understand that the origin of this information is different than other electronic products available free on the web. Libraries with their centuries of accumulated print collections are in danger of becoming warehouses visited only by the hopelessly romantic who cling to the physical book over the monitor. Hearing our institutional leaders deny funding for expansion of library space because 'everything will soon be electronic', and watching students settle for information from popular journals available in full-text online rather than search out the scholarly treatments in a less convenient format, must sound the battle cry for all librarians to engage in the instructionalprocess. Partnering with teaching faculty or offering workshops in association with popular exhibitions can create new supporters and users for our libraries. Supporters who will help when budgets are imperiled or space wars break out.
4. John Meriton, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Art Library, London, UK, Training the National Art Library
ABSTRACT: The National Art Library has been an educational institution since its inception. Training and education have ever been a part of its fabric. There are two chief categories of education - staff providing training and staff receiving training. The Library's staff provide training to Readers, Museum Staff, fellow Library staff, outside professionals and students of librarianship. The Library is also a curatorial department within the Museum and as such performs an educational rôle by explaining and showing its collections. Training is provided for staff in terms of their professional development. All staff are encouraged to attend courses and conferences, and substantial assistance is given to those undertaking higher degrees in subjects of relevance to their work. Resource constraints determine the methods used to allocated training opportunities. The basic professional librarian grade in the National Art Library is designated a training grade, and these Assistant Librarians or Curatorial Assistants have the opportunity to work in all departments and sections of the Library as well as sharing in the training available to the grade within the Museum. They also have the opportunity to work towards the Associateship of the Library Association. Information technology has revolutionized the workplace and brought with it the need to ensure that all librarians are adequately educated to take advantage of developments and to use their knowledge to raise the standards of information literacy of the Library's users. The Library is presently involved in a Competancies Project with the Museum. The aim is to establish core competencies necessary for the performance of all posts in the Library. Members of staff and their managers will be able to use this to shape development through training. It will also form an important component of the annual staff appraisal and performance reviews.
The IFLA Express is the daily newsletter during the IFLA 2001 Conference by the National Organizing Committee in collaboration with the IFLA Secretariat. It gives delegates information of general interest and information from the IFLA Secretariat, Division and Sections and from the National Organizers.
This is the first pre-conference issue. It informs you on the conference, latest changes of the program and gives a list of exhibitors and sponsors of IFLA 2001.
You can check the IFLA Express at: http://www.congrex.nl/ifla/flash
The second edition of the pre-conference IFLA Express will appear in June.
National Organizing Committee
The Section has reached 100 members by 2 March 2001. The membership list is published in Newsletter No. 46 (2000, No.1), and also available at: htt://www.ifla.org/VII/s30/news/4601.htm#13
New Section members
University of Art and Design Library
Biblioteca del Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife
Swiss Institute for Art Research Library
Oxford University Library Services
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, Library & Documentation
Section member cancellations
Eesti Rahvusraamatukogu/National Library of Estonia
Standing Committee member:
Second Seminar of Museum Libraries, Madrid, 2-4 October 2000
The II Seminario de Bibliotecas de Museos was held in the Museo Arqueológico Nacional in Madrid. It was organised jointly by this Museum and the Subdirección General de Protección del Patrimonio Artístico. The number of attendants was over 200 and the lectures were in charge of prestigious professionals from different institutions (universities, museums and research centres) of four countries.
First day the speakers María Bolaños, from Valladolid University, and Josóóóóó María Luzón, from Complutense University of Madrid, reviewed some aspects of the past and present of museum libraries, their origin and functions. The problems of preservation and conservation of the cultural heritage were also covered by Mercedes Dexéus and Arsenio Sánchez from the Biblioteca Nacional.
The second day's topic was Museum libraries facing Internet and the lectures were given by Fernanda Peset, from Valencia University (Internet Resources for Museum Libraries) and Luis Castrillo, from the Subdirección General de Archivos, (Libraries as Documentation centers for museums). The session ended with the participation of Mº Luisa Bellido, from the Carlos III University in Madrid, who spoke about digitisation in museum libraries and José Antonio Frías, from University of Salamanca, who covered the influence of Internet in library technical procedures.
On the last day an international overview of museum libraries was developed. The situation in Germany (Helmut Hilz, Deutsches Museum, Munich), Morocco (Mohamed Idsalah, École des Sciences de l'Information, Rabat), United States (Esther Bierbaum, Iowa University) was presented and finally Isidro Aguilló (CINDOC-CSIC) spoke about the European Programs for Museum Libraries.
Every day the sessions ended with a round table, in which the speakers of each day participate, and a colloquium. The closing session was chaired by the Director General de Bellas Artes, Joaquín Puig de la Bellacasa, who announced the commitment of continuing with these meetings, and the Subdirector General de Coordinación Bibliotecaria, Fernando Armario, who underlined the importance of museum libraries in the present days.
The Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) has given its financial approval for the database project called 'MEXICOARTE' which has been developed with graduate students of the departments of Library Science and Art History, Facultad de Filosofíãa y Letras, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. The head of the project is Elsa Barberena.
Mexico has played an important role in art and architecture since the prehispanic, colonial, modern and contemporary periods, and has contributed not only to spread mexican culture but to enrich the art world. The core of the artistic and architectural research is the work itself, painting, sculpture, monument, followed by critical studies and finally reinforced by the bibliographical tools, such as indexes, abstracts, encyclopedias, dictionaries, manuals, etc. At the international level , it has been detected a lack of diffusion of Mexican art and architecture in indexes and abstracts. The reasons could be, among others: lack of continuity in their publications, the use of the Spanish language, lack of interest in mexican art and architecture, and sporadic financial resources. Nevertheless, even though conditions are not the best, the database development in these disciplines has achieved several goals, among them: the index of the magazine 'Artes de Mexico' in CD-ROM, the database 'Pepenar' (a union catalog of Latin American art and architecture periodicals), the databases 'Latinoarte', 'Mexicoarte', 'Inbart', 'Artex', 'Bexart', and recently the 'cultural information system' of the Mexican cultural ministry, besides the inclusion of approximately 2,000 Mexican contemporary artists in the 'union list of artists names' and the participation in the 'international directory of art libraries'. The problems are centered on the standardization of the information, and in the compatibility of the computer program, together with the lack of a continuous support of the interested organizations. People who elaborate databases are certain of the cultural richness of their countries, and they commit themselves to spread it in spite of the difficulties involved
Background information about this project: Las bases de datos sobre artes plásticas y arquitectura mexicanes: necesidad, logros, problemàtica = Mexican art and architecture databases: needs, achievements, problems by Elsa Barbarena.
Spanish version available electronically:
English version available electronically:
Published in Art Libraries Journal, vol. 25 (2000) no. 2.
'Archives and/in the Arts' will be the focus of the New England Archivists Spring 2001 meeting scheduled for May 4-5 at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. The program will include sessions on documenting French-Canadian communities, animation, cooperative projects, the use of performing arts archives by contemporary artists, fine arts and performance school archives, non-traditional uses of archives, collaboration, television and videoptape collections, archives in art, and the archives of a performing arts insititution. For more information, visit the NEA web page at: //http://www.lib.umb.edu/newengarch/
Brockton Public Library
Tel: (1) 508 580-7890
Wednesday, 9 May
Morning: Museo de Pontevedra
11.30 Coffee Break
12.00 Visit to Pontevedra Museum
Afternoon: Facultad de Bellas Artes, Pontevedra
18.00 Coffee Break
19.30 Study tour to Pontevedra
Thursday, 10 May (Facultad de Bellas Artes, Pontevedra)
10.00 Working Groups: Subject Headings, Website, etc
12.0 Coffee Break
13.0 12.30 Working Groups: conclusions
BAEP (Bibliotecas de Arte de España y Portugal): present situation and perspectives.
16.30 Visit to Biblioteca Central de la Universidad de Vigo
19.00 Visit to Biblioteca del Campus Pontevedra and Biblioteca de Bellas Artes
Friday, 11 May (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela)
09.30 Librarian lecture about organization and distribution of space in libraries
10.30 Architect lecture about libraries building and design
11.30 Coffee Break
12.00 Round table: 'Professional collaboration between architects and librarians'
13.30 Closing session
16.30 Visit to Centro Galego da Arte Contemporánea
Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid
The UCLA/Getty Summer Institute is a forum for the intensive exploration of new methods for creating, sharing and preserving electronic information in libraries, archives, and other cultural heritage institutions. Information specialists, registrars, librarians, archivists, curators, researchers, and educators with responsibility for managing and disseminating information about their institutions' collections are invited to attend this five-day course. Sessions will take place on the UCLA campus and at the Getty Center.
The Summer Institute will provide theoretical and practical sessions on:
For course and registration information visit: http://dlis.gseis.ucla.edu/si
Or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org UCLA's Department of Information Studies in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
BETHESDA, November 6th, 2000 - CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) has acquired the databases ABC POL SCI and ARTbibliographies Modern from ABC-CLIO. CSA will continue to publish the products in print and make them available through the CSA Internet Database Service (IDS). The ARTbibliographies Modern database provides comprehensive bibliographic coverage of the current literature, articles, books, dissertations, and exhibition catalogues on art and design, from Impressionism onwards (including the field of photography from its invention). Matt Dunie, president of CSA said 'ARTbibliographies Modern represents our first database in the humanities, an area in which we expect substantial growth. CSA has committed significant resources to improving both the range of topics and information delivery mechanisms of our publishing program.'
CSA is a leading publisher of bibliographic databases and print journals used by more than 4,000 research institutions worldwide. Its award-winning Internet Database Service provides World Wide Web access to over 50 databases through its Web sites (http://www.csa.com; http://csa1.co.uk).
For further information, contact Michael Miyazaki, Marketing Manager, CSA (email@example.com) or Sarah Charles, Managing Editor, ABM (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The English language periodical of the Japan Art Documentation Society JADS Information number 5 was published on 31 December 2000. The 16 page issue includes the proceedings of the 2nd Forum on Art Documentation: Art Information towards the Next Millennium; contents and resume from the Bulletin of JADS no. 8 (July 2000); the original text from a paper presented by Jan van der Starre at JADS 13th lecture meeting held at the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo on March 24, 1999; and a listing of the main activities of fiscal 1999. Oversees subscriptions are free, but please pay for the postage by sending 3 international postal coupons (coupon-response international) to:
Japan Art Documentation Society (JADS)
The ARLIS/UK & Ireland News-sheet number 148 published in November 2000 is a special international issue. The issue consists of illustrated reports from 20 art documentation societies from around the world. Some have been in existence for thirty years or more, others such as those in Flanders and Estonia were founded very recently. Within each report there is a history of the society and some information about its aims and current activities.
ARLIS/UK & Ireland administrator: Sonia French,
18 College Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B60 2NE,
United Kingdom E-mail: email@example.com
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is pleased to introduce a new special category of membership for students. This new category provides the opportunity for students who are interested in issues facing the international library and information community to receive the latest information and to support the activities and objectives of the Federation.
The Student Affiliate benefits include:
The annual membership fee is only NLG 110 (50 Euros) per year. The offer is open to students in full- or part-time education. Proof of registration must be provided with application. This may be in the form of a photocopy of an institution student card or an International Student Identity (ISIC) Card. Students may belong to this category for a maximum of two years; after this period they can transfer to Personal Affiliate membership. Kay Raseroka, Chair of IFLA's Membership Development Committee commented: 'I am thrilled that we are now able to offer students the opportunity to join IFLA. They can become involved in the international library and information community at the beginning of their professional lives. Student participation will also provide IFLA with stability and continuity by having members involved at all stages of their careers.'
The IFLA Student Affiliate offer is being run on a four-year trial basis, to determine the level of interest in student involvement in the Federation.
For further information, and application details, please contact Kelly Moore, Membership Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
IFLA's Professional Board has adopted a list of Professional Priorities. These priorities will form the basis and the starting point for all professional activities that the Federation and all its units will undertake over the next few years.
Ralph Manning, Chair of IFLA's Professional Board commented 'I am very pleased that the Professional Board has been able to reach consensus on a statement of professional priorities for IFLA. This statement will play a pivotal role in directing the professional activities of our Federation into the 21st century. This is of particular significance at this time because IFLA has also adopted new Statutes and a new governing structure. The professional priorities will provide a solid framework for implementing that new structure.'
The text of IFLA's Professional Priorities is also available in English, French, German, Russian and Spanish on IFLANET at www.ifla.org.
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is a worldwide, independent, non-governmental organization. The purposes of the Federation as stated in its Statutes are 'to promote high standards of delivery of library and information services; to encourage widespread understanding of the value and importance of high quality library and information services in the private, public and voluntary sectors; and to represent the interests of its Members throughout the world.' The Professional Priorities outlined in this document will provide guidance in the development of IFLA's professional activities. These priorities are to be incorporated into the professional programmes throughout IFLA's organizational structure, recognizing especially that the needs, concerns and views of every region of the world are to be taken into account, particularly those in the developing world. Regional concerns, communication and information exchange among IFLA's members, and the use of electronic technology to facilitate the implementation of its priorities underpin all of these professional priorities.
Supporting the Role of Libraries in Society
IFLA supports the establishment and maintenance of libraries by serving as an international advocate to ensure that the vital role of libraries in the digital age is well understood and acted upon. IFLA lobbies on behalf of libraries with government officials and community leaders, using all available avenues to secure appropriate funding and staffing of library services worldwide.
Defending the Principle of Freedom of Information
IFLA believes that all people have a fundamental right to create and acquire information and to express their views publicly. The right to know and the freedom to express are two aspects of the same principle. Libraries play a key role in securing these rights, and IFLA supports this role by defending the ability of libraries to acquire, organize, preserve and make available the widest variety of materials, reflecting plurality and diversity in the society, and thus to protect and enhance democracy and a free debate; by defending the ability of libraries to ensure that selection and availability of material and services are governed by professional principles, not the political, moral or religious views of individuals or governments; and by defending the ability of libraries to make materials and services available to all users, with no discrimination due to race, creed, gender, religion, age or any other subjective reason.
Promoting Literacy, Reading, and Lifelong Learning
IFLA's programmes promote literacy in many aspects, helping libraries worldwide to develop programmes that support increased literacy for all people, including basic literacy (the ability to use, understand and apply print, writing, speech and visual information in order to communicate and interact effectively), reading (the ability to decipher print and other forms of notation, to understand written language and its construction, and to comprehend the meaning of the written word), information literacy (the ability to formulate and analyze an information need; to identify and appraise sources; to locate, retrieve, organize and store information; to interpret, analyze, synthesize and evaluate that information critically; and to evaluate whether the information need has been satisfied) and lifelong learning (providing for the needs of all learners, whether formal or informal, helping to raise the aspirations and achievements of individuals of all ages and abilities).
Providing Unrestricted Access to Information
IFLA seeks to influence political and economic decisions that have an ethical impact on access to information so that all persons throughout the world have the same opportunity to participate in the information society without regard to physical, regional, social, or cultural barriers. Ongoing technological progress seems to widen the gap between the information rich and the information poor world-wide. IFLA supports programmes which provide support for information access in developing regions of the world.
Balancing the Intellectual Property Rights of Authors with the Needs of Users
IFLA assumes a dual responsibility, both to the producers of intellectual property and to libraries as representatives of information users, because safeguarding and providing access to products of the mind are fundamental to the growth of knowledge.
IFLA works to protect the rights of authors and the role of libraries by playing an active role with organizations such as WIPO and UNESCO in the drafting of appropriate treaties and legislative models which recognize the dichotomy between the rights of authors and the needs of users. IFLA also works to assure that intellectual property rights support the universal availability of information by such activities as encouraging national legislation for legal deposit and assuring the right of libraries to make copies of published documents in a manner consistent with principles of fair use. Safeguarding these rights must involve both the owners of intellectual property and its users. It necessitates working in collaboration with authors, publishers and librarians.
Promoting Resource Sharing
IFLA serves as an international forum and advocate for sharing information in all its forms across national borders. It promotes the communication of bibliographic information which is the basis for all resource sharing, it works to develop cooperative principles for international lending, and it supports a voucher scheme to liberate lending reimbursements from national currencies. IFLA works to encourage the sharing of resources, by supporting traditional lending and document delivery, by promoting the communication and easy exchange of bibliographic information, and by encouraging the development of virtual libraries whose holdings will be accessible without regard to geography or national boundaries.
Preserving Our Intellectual Heritage
Although responsibility for the preservation and conservation of the intellectual heritage in their custody is ultimately the responsibility of individual libraries, IFLA works to promote the establishment of regional, national and international priorities and the application of the best scientific knowledge in the fulfillment of this responsibility. One of IFLA's primary activities is to ensure appropriate coordination at the international level through programmes such as advocacy, training and the development and dissemination of standards and best practices. IFLA also participates in international activities related to disaster preparedness and recovery.
Developing Library Professionals
IFLA works to strengthen the abilities and knowledge of library and information science professionals and paraprofessionals throughout the world in order to improve service to the user. Programmes supported by IFLA encompass all educational processes, including library and information science curricula and continuing education activities such as lectures, seminars, workshops and in-service training.
Promoting Standards, Guidelines, and Best Practices
IFLA actively promotes standards, guidelines and best practices to provide guidance to libraries throughout the world in how to perform core functions well, and in many cases how to perform them in the same manner. The latter is particularly important in areas such as electronic communications where conformity with clear, established and widely accepted and understood standards is indispensable for the exchange of information in cost-effective ways.
Supporting the Infrastructure of Library Associations
IFLA supports the infrastructure of library associations, especially in countries and regions where these are poorly developed, because they provide the essential means for accomplishing IFLA's goals at the national level. Library associations provide many valuable services to librarians. They work to develop effective library programmes and services that meet the needs of library users and advance societal objectives and interests, ensuring public access to information, and preserving and protecting cultural resources.
Representing Libraries in the Technological Marketplace
IFLA serves as an international advocate for libraries and their users, seeking to influence the development of technology in the world marketplace, especially technology that controls the flow and availability of information. IFLA represents both the sophisticated interests of high-tech libraries and the practical concerns of more traditional users. It negotiates on behalf of libraries (and for the benefit of library users) in discussions on international trade and telecommunications, and it also works to encourage the development of affordable technologies that will bring information to all the populations of the world.
Adopted by the Professional Board of IFLA, December 2000
The Hague, Netherlands
The IFLA 2002 National Organising Committee and The Library Association of Great Britain take great pleasure in inviting you to attend the 68th IFLA General Conference and Council to be held in Glasgow, Scotland from Sunday August 18 until Saturday August 24, 2002. We look forward to welcoming you there. It is particularly significant that this conference is returning to Scotland where IFLA was founded in 1927, and we hope you will join us for this special 75th anniversary.
Conference theme. The conference theme is Libraries for Life: Democracy, Diversity, Delivery. Libraries continue to be valued by people of all ages, races and walks of life throughout the world, but our societies are continually changing as a result of new developments. The conference seminars, lectures, workshops and discussion groups will invite you to examine how libraries can continue to provide a variety of services, adapting them to meet the changing needs of our societies and encouraging democratic access to knowledge in the future.
Registration and brochure publication. The print and web versions of the brochure will be launched at IFLA Boston, on Sunday 19th August 2001. All IFLA members will be sent a print copy.
Glasgow. The largest city in Scotland, and an international gateway, Glasgow has many facets. It prospered on trade with the American colonies and most famously on shipbuilding. Today you can explore its rich cultural and industrial heritage at more than twenty museums and art galleries, most of which are free. Regarded as the finest Victorian city in Britain, it was designated UK City of Architecture and Design in 1999. The unique style of architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh adds a further dimension to be explored. Besides the cultural pursuits you can enjoy, Glasgow offers visitors sporting opportunities, over 70 parks and gardens, and much else besides. You will find the widest possible range of shops, as the famous Sauchiehall Street, Buchanan Street and Argyle Street will prove. From the chic Princes Square and the monumental St Enoch Centre to the magnificent Buchanan Galleries, shopping is an essential part of the Glasgow experience. The wide variety of bars, bistros, cafes and restaurants will tempt your palate with choices from wholesome pub food to haute cuisine. You must also not miss tasting Scotland's haggis or world-renowned whisky.
Information about the IFLA 2002 conference can be found on: http://archive.ifla.org/IV/ifla68/ Many participants are planning to use this opportunity for further travel and holidays after the conference. For more 'out of conference' information, a separate picture gallery oriented web site, the 'Glasgow Delegate', is being developed and made available at: http://www.ifla2002.org/
Ms Françoise Lemelle
Ms Margaret Shaw
Ms Svetlana Artamonova
Geert-Jan M. Koot
Ms Jeannette Dixon
Ms Ada Kolganova
Javier DocampoBiblioteca Nacional Paseo de Recoletos, 20
Ms Véronique Goncerut Estebe
Ms Deborah Shorley
Ms Nancy Stokes
Ms Marie Thompson
Ms Eila Rämö
Ruediger HoyerZentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Bibliothek
Ms Ana Paula Récio Calcado Gonçalves Gordo
Ms Kerstin Assarsson-Rizzi
Ms Jeanette Clough
Ms Martha E. Mcphail
Ms Christine Whittington
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