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62nd IFLA General Conference
25-31 August 1996
Beijing, China

Conference Programme and Proceedings

Alphabetical list of Authors



1. Professional Board I with Core Programme Officers


2. General Research Libraries CB I
3. Special Libraries CB I
4. Libraries Serving the General Public CB I
5. Bibliographic Control CB I
6. Collections and Services CB I
7. Management and Technology CB I
8. Education and Research CB I
9. Regional Activities CB I
10. Executive Board I



11. Art Libraries SC I
12. Classification and Indexing SC I
13. Editors of Library Journals EC
14. Government Information and Official Publications SC I
15. Information Technology SC I      Agenda for the Standing Committee Meeting
16. Libraries Serving Disadvantaged Persons SC I
17. Library Theory and Research SC I
18. Management of Library Associations EC
19. Mobile Libraries EC
20. National Libraries SC I
21. Newspapers EC
22. Reading SC I
23. School Libraries SC I
24. Social Science Libraries SC I
25. User Education EC


26. Bibliography SC I
27. Biological and Medical Sciences Libraries SC I
28. Conservation SC I
29. Continuing Professional Education EC
30. Document Delivery and Interlending SC I
31. Education and Training SC I
33. Management EC
34. Parliamentary Libraries SC I
35. Rare Books and Manuscripts SC I
37. Science and Technology Libraries SC I
38. University Libraries and other General Research Libraries SC I
39. Women's Issues EC


40. Acquisition and Collection Development SC I
41. Audiovisual and Multimedia EC
42. (Open)
43. Cataloguing SC I
44. Children's Libraries SC I
45. Geography and Map Libraries SC I
46. Government Libraries SC I
47. Libraries for the Blind SC I
48. Library Buildings and Equipment SC I
49. Library History EC
50. Library Services to Multicultural Populations SC I
51. Public Libraries SC I
52. Serial Publications SC I
53. Statistics SC I


54. Reception for IFLA Officers (on invitation only) (off-site)



55. Parliamentary Libraries: Workshop Part I (continued as meeting no. 164)
    Theme: "Parliamentary Libraries of Asia and the Pacific II"

    Speakers from Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, New Zealand, Philippines, and Thailand have been identified and will address the following topics:
    1. History of the library
    2. Setting of the library
    3. Organization and staffing of the parliamentary library
    4. Library collections and other resources
    5. Services and products
    6. Developments in automation
    7. Important developments in the library


56. Statistics Browsing Session
    Delegates are invited to bring and present statistical publications on their country's public libraries. The meeting will be an informal exchange of experience and browsing opportunity.
57. Danish Organizing Committee
58. PAC Directors meeting
59. Asia and Oceania SC I
60. Latin America and the Caribbean SC I


61. Internet Discussion Group
    The goals of the IFLA Internet Discussion Group are to provide a forum for exchanging ideas and information about the introduction and support for the use of Internet in libraries and by library users; to further access to Internet around the world, especially in developing countries; to find ways for librarians to be more active in the development of Internet; and to develop ideas for programmes and projects related to this topic. The Internet Discussion Group welcomes participation from all IFLA members interested in Internet.
62. Performance Measurement Discussion Group
63. Principles Underlying Subject Heading Languages Discussion Group
64. Publishers Liaison Committee
65. Africa SC I


66. Caucus: Portuguese-speaking librarians
67. Caucus: CIS
68. Caucus: Third World
69. Caucus: United Kingdom
70. Caucus: USA
71. Caucus: Canada
72. Caucus: France
73. Caucus: Germany
74. Caucus: Netherlands


75. Orientation to IFLA for newcomers SI


76. Open Forums of Core Programmes SI
  1. Progress report of the ALP Core Programme
    BIRGITTA BERGDAHL (ALP Core Programme, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden)
  2. Progress report of the PAC Core Programme
    MARIE-THERESE VARLAMOFF (PAC Core Programme, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, France)
  3. Progress report of the UAP Core Programme
    GRAHAM CORNISH (UAP Core Programme, British Library, Boston Spa, UK)
  4. Progress report of the UBCIM Core Programme
    MARIE-FRANCE PLASSARD (UBCIM Core Programme, Die Deutsche Bibliothek, Frankfurt, Germany)
  5. Progress report of the UDT Core Programme
    LEIGH SWAIN (UDT Core Programme, National Library of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)


77. UNESCO Open Forum SI
  1. Memory of the World Preserving our Documentary Heritage
    ABDELAZIZ ABID (Information and Informatics Division UNESCO)
  2. Revision of the UNESCO Public Library Manifesto
    ABDELAZIZ ABID (Information and Informatics Division UNESCO)


78. Opening of Exhibition and Cocktail



79. Contributed Paper Session I - SI
  1. A study on the factors affecting the non-user of scientific and technical information
    TAE SEUNG KIM (Department of Library and Information Science, Kyounggi University, Suwon, Korea)

  2. The Internet and society: just another dream?

  3. Digital lib: an economic aganda for library research
    TORD HOIVIK (Oslo College, Department of Journalism Library and Information Science, Oslo, Norway)

  4. Free versus fee: the challenge of government libraries in Uganda
    SARAH KAGODA-BATUWA (Economic Policy Research Centre, Uganda)

  5. A general survey of the development of the library journal in China
    (ZHU YING YING, Library and Information Science Department, Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, China)
80. Open Forum of Division of Bibliographic Control SI
  1. Report of the Section on Classification and Indexing
    DONNA DUNCAN (McLennan Library, McGill University, Montreal, Canada)

  2. Report of the Section on Bibliography
    ISABELLE BOUDET (Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France)

  3. Report of the Section on Cataloguing
    SUZANNE JOUGUELET (Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France)
81. CAIFE Committee meeting (closed)
82. ROTNAC EC (closed)


83. Contributed Paper Session II - SI
  1. The impact of national policy on developing information infrastructure: nationwide issues in the United States and China
    YAN QUAN LIU (Golda Meir Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)

  2. Las bibliotecas especializadas y su incidencia en el contexto economico y social de America Latina
    JESUS FRANCISCO GARCIA PEREZ (Biblioteca del Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico)

  3. Exploiting online potential: information, national development and libraries
    T.D. WEBB (University of Hawaii, Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii)

  4. A helping of democracy? - telematics, democracy and libraries
    TUULA HAAVISTO (Finnish Library Association, Helsinki, Finland)

  5. A methodology for the identification of information nees of user
    F.J. DEVADASON (Centre for Library and Information Resources, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand) and P.P. LINGHAM (Bank of Guyana, Georgetown, Guyana)
84. Open Forum of Division of Libraries Serving the General Public SI
  1. Libraries serving the general public
    SISSEL NILSEN (Baerum Public Library, Bekkestua, Norway) and TORNY KJEKSTAD (Norwegian School of Marketing, College Library, Oslo, Norway)

  2. Public libraries and economic development in China

  3. New roles, new skills: library and information services to disadvantaged users
    S.D. LITHGOW (Department of Information and Library Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK)

  4. Origines et genese du braille dans le monde les origines de l'ecriture tactile
    FREDERIC PLAIN-JAPY (Association Valentin Hauy pour le bien des Aveugles, Paris, France)


85. Guest Lecture I - SI


86. Opening Session SI
87. Plenary Session SI


88. Reception hosted by the China Organizing Committee



89. Public Libraries SI
    Theme: "Public Libraries and Economic Development"

  1. About wishful thinking and the question: will the public library survive?
    DICK SCHEEPSTRA (Pro Biblio, Netherlands)

  2. The establishment and development of the three-level network of modern Shanghai public libraries
    WANG LILI (Shanghai Library, Shanghai, China)

  3. Planning the library of the future: the Singapore Library 2000 Study
    JULIE SABARATNAM (Digital Library Cluster and Information Services, National Computer Board, Singapore)
90. Parliamentary Libraries
    Theme: "Regional and Global Cooperation among Parliamentary Libraries: A Ten-Year Vision"

  1. Regional and global cooperation of the future among parliamentary libraries
    RICHARD PARÉ (Library of Parliament, Ottawa, Canada)

  2. Parliamentary libraries and research services: cooperation/coordination and new directions for the future
    DOBRIN KANEV and MARGARITA ANGUELOVA (Research Department, National Assembly of Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria)

  3. Bringing the electronic library to parliament: opportunities and challenges
    JOHN BRUDENWALL (Department of the Parliamentary Library, Parliament House, Canberra, Australia)
91. Geography and Map Libraries
    Theme: "The Links between Map Libraries and Economic Development"

  1. Developing map library services for the business user: experiences from a state university library
    PATRICK MCGLAMERY (Homer Babbidge Library, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA)

  2. Who needs maps of China? The Western Australian experience of map availability
    WILLIAM LAMBLE (Library and Information Service of Western Australia, Alexander Library, Perth Cultural Center, Perth, Australia)

  3. Politiques d'acquisition, de conservation et de diffusion à la cartotheque de l'Institut geographique national
    PIERRE PLANQUES (Institut geographique national, Saint-Mande, France)
92. Rare Books and Manuscripts
    Theme: "Collection and Access for Asian Rare Books and Manuscripts"

  1. The current situation and prospects of the work of Chinese ancient books in libraries of China
    Speaker from Fudan University Library

  2. A survey of the Buddhist Sutra Depository in Lahpolon Temple
    QIU QIAOYING (China)

  3. Chinese rare book resources on RLIN
    SOREN EDGREN (Research Libraries Group Rare Books Project, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA)
93. Information Technology SI
    Theme: "Digital Libraries, Technologies and Organizational Impacts"

  1. Java in Libraries
    KENNETH CHU (Sun Microsystems Computer Company)

  2. La BNF: une nouvelle bibliothèque, un nouveau systeme d'information
    SERGE SALOMON (Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France)

  3. A pilot electronic library project
    KENJI UETSUKI (Planning Division, National Diet Library, Tokyo, Japan)

  4. Myths and challenges for digital library development. [Adobe Acrobat format]
    TERRY KUNY (Global Village Research/IFLANET Administration, National Library of Canada, Ottawa, Canada) and GARY CLEVELAND (National Library of Canada, Ottawa, Canada)
94. Library Buildings and Equipment
    Theme: "Library Buildings in China"

  1. The development of Chinese modern library
    GAO JISHENG (Architecture College, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China)

  2. Building of the National Library of China
    WAN XUFANG (Reference and Research Department, National Library of China, Beijing, China) and HAO SHOUZHEN (Newspapers and Periodicals Department, National Library of China, Beijing, China)

  3. Constructing a new Shanghai library
    WU JIANZHONG (Shanghai Library, Shanghai, China)
95. Women's Issues
  1. A study of the current status and occupational characteristics of women librarians in the Republic of Korea
    EUN JU CHOI (Department of Library and Information Science, Kyonggi University, Suwon, Korea)

  2. Information services provided by the regional libraries for women
    LYUDMILA A. PRONINA (Ryasan Gorki Regional Library, Russia)

  3. Motivation to manage: a comparative study between male and female library and information science students in the USA and India
    SARIA MURGAI (University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA)

  4. Propping up half of the sky in the library: present situation and prospects of Chinese female librarians
    HUANG XIN (Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China)

  5. Report on the UN Women's Conference in China in 1995
    MONICA ERTEL (Apple Computers, Cupertino, California, USA)

96. Executive Board II (with Core Programme hosts and directors)


97. Guest Lecture Series II - SI


98. Poster Sessions
  1. Project of establishing an international information resource centre
    ELENA B. ARTEM'EVA and ELENA B. SOBOLOVA (State Public Library of Scientific and Technical Literature, Novosibirsk, Russia)

  2. Research work of the UAP Core Programme and twinning project for libraries worldwide
    GRAHAM P. CORNISH (IFLA UAP Core Programme, Boston Spa, UK)

  3. A prototype interactive information literacy module accessible through the World Wide Web
    JOHN FRYLINCK and GILLIAN WESTERA (Library and Information Service, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia)

  4. Library and information studies over the Net
    NEIL GREEVE (Department of Information Studies, University of Technology, Perth, Australia)

  5. Putting content on the Internet: the library's role as creator of electronic information
    NANCY R. JOHN (UIC University Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA)

  6. Library preservation in Japan: over 10 years progress
    TORU KOIZUMI (Rikkyo University Library, Tokyo, Japan)

  7. Influence of e-mail/Internet on librarians with special reference to acquisition of documents from the former USSR and neighboring countries in the context of recent change
    KATHLEEN LADIZESKY (Slavonic Acquisitions, British Library Document Supply Centre, Boston Spa, UK)

  8. Iranian information services and their role on economic development

  9. Providing public access from a library to WWW information services free of charge
    PAUL NIEUWENHUYSEN (Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Brussels, Belgium)

  10. Megasystem collaboration: advancing the library information agenda through multicampus cross-continent cooperation
    JORDAN M. SCEPANSKI (Library and Learning, California State University, Long Beach, California, USA)and BARBARA VON WAHLDE (University Libraries, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA)

  11. The virtual library system of the Technical Chamber of Greece
    KATERINA TORAKI (Documentation and Information Unit, Technical Chamber of Greece, Athens, Greece)

  12. Scholarly communication centre: creating a technologically rich environment for teaching and research in the 21st century
    MYOUNG CHUNG WILSON (Alexander Library, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA)

  13. Activities of the Regional Section: Asia and Oceania

  14. Colima: the first electronic information complex in Latin America
    FERIA LOURDES (Universidad de Colima, Colima, Mexico)


99. National Libraries SI
    Theme: "How Are National Libraries Using Information Technology to Forward their Overall Strategy?"

  1. Library 2000: its impact on the National Library Board of Singapore
    NGIAN LEK CHOH (National Library Board, Singapore)

  2. National document and information service
    WARREN HORTON (National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia)

  3. How information technology can improve library communications to remote islands of the Cook Islands
    CARMEN TEMATA (Cook Islands National Library, Rarotonga, Cook Islands)

  4. The National Library of China towards the 21st century
    SUN BEIXIN (National Library of China, Beijing, China)

  5. Kansai-kan project
    MASAKI CHIYO (Administrative Division, National Diet Library, Tokyo, Japan)
100. Conservation
    Theme: "Preserving the Documentary Heritage of Asia"

  1. Library preservation in China
    LIU JIA-ZHEN (China Society for Library Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China)

  2. Rescue and reproduction of Chinese precious documents
    PEI ZHAOYUN (China National Microfilming Center for Library Resources, Beijing, China)

  3. Towards a collective memory of mainland Southeast Asia: field preservation of traditional manuscripts in Thailand, Laos and Myanmar
    RUJAYA ABHAKORN (Chiang Mai University Library, Chiang Mai, Thailand)

  4. From myth to science: mass deacidification technology re-examined
    AKIO YASUE (Preservation Office, National Diet Library, Tokyo, Japan)
101. Continuing Professional Education
    Theme: "Client-Centered Approach: Implications for Continuing Professional Education"

  1. The continuing education customer: key to effective programme development
    DARLENE WEINGAND (School of Library Science, University of Wisconsin, USA)

  2. Future Chinese librarians and their training
    HE QIN (Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA) and MA JIN (Department of Library and Information Science, Peking University, Beijing, China)

  3. Reborn through continuing education in the case of Korea
    YOUNGSOOK LEE (Korean Library Association, Seoul, South Korea)

  4. University librarian's thoughts on continuing education
    WEN PEI ZHI and MA JING KUN (Beijing Normal University Library, Beijing, China)

  5. Campus library services for college/university commuters in the United States and the People's Republic of China
    YAN QUAN LIU, HEATHER (HUA) NIE (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, USA) and YALING CAO (National Library of China, Beijing, China)
102. Cataloguing
    Theme: "Cooperative Cataloguing Projects: Economic Benefits through Resource Sharing".

  1. The commencement and advancement of China's cataloguing-in-publication
    HAO ZHIPING (Archives Library of Chinese Publications, China)

  2. Cooperative cataloguing: supply and exchange of data through a European project: the Italian experience
    ISA DE PINEDO and CRISTINA MAGLIANO (Cataloguing Methodologies and Training Department, Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle Biblioteche Italiane e per le informazioni Bibliografiche, Rome, Italy)

  3. The programme for cooperative cataloguing: mission, goals and potential for international cooperation
    SARAH E. THOMAS (Public Service Collections, Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA)
103. Management of Library Associations
    Theme: "How to Develop your Library Association"

    The meeting will have the form of a clinic with two short speeches, followed by discussion groups on the following topics: a) advocacy; b) communication with members; c) membership benefits; and d) policy development

  1. To develop your library association
    RUDI VAN DER VELDE (NBLC, The Hague, Netherlands)

  2. Speaker to be announced
104. Libraries for the Blind SI
    Theme: "National Strategies on Library Services to the Print Disabled"

  1. Library services for the blind in China
    SONG JIAN MIN (China Library for the Blind, Beijing, China)

  2. A new vista on library services to the visually impaired in the developing countries of Asia: a Malaysian paradigm
    SHELLATAY DEVADASON and MIRIAM ABDUL KADIR (National Library of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

  3. The development of national strategies for library service for blind and print handicapped people in Denmark
    WINNIE VITZANSKY (Danish National Library for the Blind, Copenhagen, Denmark)

  4. International instruments for access to information for all
    HIROSHI KAWAMURA (University of Tokyo Library, Tokyo, Japan)
105. Document Delivery and Interlending
    Theme: Copyright Questions in Document Delivery and Interlending

  1. Copyright in the United States: current developments and initiatives
    MARY E. JACKSON (Association of Research Libraries, Washington DC, USA)

  2. Electronic copyright management systems: dream, nightmare or reality?
    GRAHAM P. CORNISH (UAP Core Programme, Boston Spa, Wetherby, UK)

  3. Copyright and Russian libraries: interlending and document delivery services
    ELENA ERONINA (Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology, Moscow, Russia)


106. Professional Board II


107. Art Libraries SI
    Theme: "Chinese Libraries and Collections within and outside China".

  1. The Chinese art library towards the 21st century: an exposition on the development of the reference library of the Chinese Academy of Arts
    DAI SHU-JUAN (Reference Library, Chinese Academy of Arts, Beijing, China)

  2. The provision and use of materials on Chinese art in London libraries
    ZHENG HAIYAO (National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK)

  3. Copper engraving in China. The first Chinese-European cooperative project in the field of art
    HARMUT WALRAVENS (International ISBN Agency, Berlin State Library, Berlin, Germany)
108. Biological and Medical Sciences Libraries
    Theme: "East Meets West in Medical Librarianship"

  1. Developing medical library and information science education in China
    LIU XIAO-CHUN and FANG PING (Faculty of Medical Library and Information Science, Hunan Medical University, Changsha, China)

  2. East meets West: a decade of partnership in library education between McGill University and China Medical University
    FRANCES GROEN (McGill University Libraries, Montreal, Canada)

  3. East meets West: the training and selecting of successors for medical library directors in China
    XIONG DIZHI and MA LI (Library, China Medical University, Beijing, China)

  4. Views from the West: access to biomedical information from the East in the National Library of Medicine's databases
    LOIS ANN COLAIANNI (Library Operations, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, USA)

  5. Views from the West: the impact of professional values on library performance
    MIRIAM GINMAN (National Library of Health Sciences, Helsinki, Finland)
109. University Libraries and other General Research Libraries SI
    Theme: "Copyright and Fair Use in the Electronic Information Age: Implications for Academic Libraries"

  1. ECUP - European Copyright User Platform
    EMANUELLA J.C. GIAVARRA (European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Association, Brussels, Belgium)

  2. Copyright, libraries, and the electronic information environment: discussions and developments in the United States
    DUANE E. WEBSTER (Association of Research Libraries, Washington DC, USA)

  3. Copyright legislation: fair use and the efficient dissemination of scientific knowledge
    OLE BRONMO (Trondheim University, Trondheim, Norway)
110. Classification and Indexing
  1. Decomposing DDC synthesized numbers
    SONGQIAO LIU (J. Paul Getty Trust, Santa Monica, California, USA)

  2. National problems and international cooperation in classification
    FREDRICH GEISSELMANN (Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany)

  3. Modern classification systems and thesauri in China
    ZHONG QIYU (Department of Library and Information Science, Air Force Political College, Shanghai, China), LIU XIANGSHENG (China Society for Library Science, Beijing, China) and WANG DONG-HO (Chinese Cataloging Department, National Library of China, Beijing, China)
111. Library Theory and Research
  1. Current state of research on digital libraries in Japan
    KIMIO HOSONO (School of Library and Information Science, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan)

  2. A bibliometric study on library and information research in China
    CHEN HUANWEN (Library and Information Science Department, Zhongshan University, China)

  3. Research as a basis of the development of standards for libraries
    BEVERLY LYNCH (Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA)
112. Acquisition and Collection Development
    Theme: "The Changing Economics of Acquisitions"

  1. Electronic information versus print information: a case study at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Library
    MIN-MIN CHANG (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong)

  2. The economic approach to acquisition in a changing environment: a dialogue between a librarian and an economist
    MEITETSU HARUYAMA (Acquisitions Department, National Diet Library, Tokyo, Japan)

  3. Economic issues for building digital libraries: an overview
    ANN SHUMELDA OKERSON (Yale University Library, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)
113. Children's Libraries
    Theme: "Children's Libraries and Children's Reading in China"

  1. The characteristics of the children reader's demand: an investigation on the children readers of Anqing City, Anhui Province, China
    LIU LISHA (Anqing City Library, Anqing, China)

  2. The current status and prospects of children's libraries in China
    ZHENG LILI (Information Management Department, Beijing University, Beijing, China)

  3. The present situation and development trend for China's children's libraries
    NING GUOYU, GAO XINZHAN, and DU CHEN (Tianjin Children's Library, Tianjin, China)
114. Parliamentary Libraries: Informal Open Discussion


115. Cultural Entertainment hosted by the Ministry of Culture



116. Conference of Directors of National Libraries (CDNL) at National Library of China


117. Statistics SI
    Theme: "Statistics for Library Management"

  1. On the necessity of working out the implementing rules for library statistical standards in China
    YUAN KELI (Division of Monograph Cataloguing, National Library of China, Beijing, China)

  2. A comparative study of national public library statistical systems and management in the United States and the People's Republic of China
    YAN QUAN LIU (Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA)

  3. Evaluation principles and methods for the new Fresnes Library
    THIERRY GIAPPICONI (Bibliothèque Municipale de Fresnes, Fresnes, France)

  4. Management support systems and national library statistics: the German case
    ULRICH HOFMANN (Department of Library Science, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany)
118. Reading SI
  1. La discours sur la lecture et l'evolution des bibliothèques publiques au Quebec depuis la fin du 19e siecle
    REJEAN SAVARD (Ecole de Bibliothéconomie et des Sciences de l'Information, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada)

  2. Ambientes y tiempos para que viva la lectura
    STELLA MARIS FERNANDEZ (Centro de Investigaciones Bibliotecologicas, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

  3. The juvenile reader: today and tomorrow
    IRINA V. BAKHMUTSKAYA (Russian State Youth Library, Academy for Humanity Arts, Moscow, Russia) and ZOYA A. YANKOVA (Russian State Youth Library, Moscow, Russia)

  4. Illiteracy in Greece
    EUGENIA KEFALLINEOU (National Library of Greece, Athens, Greece)

  5. Thoughts on how to improve reading guidance service
    QIANG YUANMING (Academic and Research Instruction Department, Hunan Provincial Library for Teenagers and Children, Hunan, China)

  6. Libraries in the system of education (education as quality)
    JADWIGA KOLODZIEJSKA (Books and Readers Institute, Poland)

119. (Open)
120. Serial Publications
  1. Multilingual and Multiscript Issues in Cataloguing
    JOAN M. ALIPRAND (The Research Libraries Group, Inc.)

  2. The Serials and Their Union Catalogue in China
    YAN-MING PAN, JING MA, JIAN-HUA ZENG (National Library in China)

121. Latin America and the Caribbean
    Theme: "El fenómeno de la globalización en la informacion y en la economía"

  1. Las asociaciones profesionales en América Latina en la globalización de finales de siglo

  2. las bibliotecas universitarias como elemento clave en el fenómeno de la globalizatión en la información en América Latina

  3. Globalización de la economía y expansión de las fronteras y de las micro-empresas: el papel de la información en redes a través de bibliotecas virtuales
122. Library History
    Theme: "The History of Libraries and Librarianship in the Far East during the 20th Century"

  1. Historical development of librarianship in South Korea
    CHANSIK CHO (Department of Library and Information Science, Dongduck Women's University, Seoul, Korea)

  2. The destruction of Chinese books in the Peking Siege of 1900
    DONALD G. DAVIS (University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA) and HUANWEN CHENG (Zhongshan University, Guangzchou, China)

  3. The development of public libraries in Japan after World War II
    YOSHITAKA KAWASAKI (Kyoto University, Japan), GENJIRO YAMAGUCHI (Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan) and RYOKO TAKASHIMA (Hokuriku Gakugei Junior College, Kanazawa City, Japan)


123. Professional Board Meeting with Officers and Standing Committee members on preparation of the Medium-Term Programme 1998-2001


124. Poster Sessions (see list under meeting 98)


125. Science and Technology Libraries
    Theme: "Management of Science and Technology Journals in a Time of Change"

  1. DECOMATE: from electronic access to new opportunities in scientific journal management
    DIJKSTRA, JOOST (Tilburg University, Library, POBOX 90153, 5000 LE Tilburg, The Netherlands)

  2. Research on the collection and rational distributin of foreign sci-tech journals in China
    HONGYING XU (Library of Academia Sinica, China)

  3. Availability of journals in electronic form
    OILI KOKKONEN and EVA IJIS (Jyväskylä University Library, Jyväskylä, Finland)

  4. Using the Internet to share information between China and the West.
    NEWTON X. LIU (Vice President, Bridge to Asia,1214 Webster Street #F,Oakland, California 94612 USA)

  5. Collection Development and Electronic Document Delivery: Cooperative Effort for Maximum Service
    NAVJIT BRAR (Head, Access Svs. & Periodicals Trenton State College Library Trenton, NJ 08650 4700 USA)

  6. Science Technology Medicine Serials Cooperative Collection Development inSUNY Libraries
    SUZANNE FEDUNOK (Coles Science Center, Bobst Library, New York University, 70 Washington Square, South New York, NY 10012. USA.)

126. Education and Training
    Theme: "Change and Innovation in Library and Information Science Education"

  1. The library as a key to exploiting economic resources - global competence in the library oils the lock
    HAZEL DAKERS (Hazel Dakars and Associates, Training Stategy Consultancy, London, UK)

  2. Information technology oriented courses in LIS education: a comparison between four LIS schools
    SHAOYI HE (China)

  3. Biculturalism and librarianship in New Zealand: a more fundamental change than information technology
    ROWENA CULLEN (Department of Library and Information Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand)
127. Bibliography
    Theme: "Authority Control"

  1. International standards in authority data control: costs and benefits
    Les normes internationales sur le contrôle des données d'autorité : coûts et profits
    ALAN DANSKIN (Authority Control, British Library, Boston Spa, Wetherby, UK)

  2. The current state of Chinese bibliographic control
    FU PING (National Library of China, Beijing, China)

  3. Publishing of annotated bibliographies: promises and challenges for the '90s
    YAN HONG (Documents and Maps Department, Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA)

  4. AUTHOR: vers une base Européene de notices d'authorité auteurs
    FRANÇOISE BOURDON and SONIA ZILLHARDT (Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France)
128. Mobile Libraries
  1. The travelling library in Harbin, China
    LIU BAO and WANG TIAN YI (Harbin Municipal Library, Harbin, China)

  2. Special bookmobiles in France
    MIREILLE GAYRET (Bibliothèque Centrale de Pret, Corsica, France)

  3. New technology and mobile libraries
    ERNEST DIMATTIA (Ferguson Library, Connecticut, USA)
129. Social Sciences Libraries SI
    Theme: "The Impact of New Technology on Social Science Libraries"

  1. Impact of new technology on libraries - introductory note [available at URL: http://www.fh-potsdam.de/~IFLA/62-hobh.htm]
    HANS-CHRISTOPH HOBOHM (Fachhochschule, Potsdam, Germany)

  2. New tasks and new opportunities for libraries in the digital environment
    CHING-CHIH CHEN (Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

  3. Strategic utilization of Internet: Singapore's IT 2000 and Library 2000 plans
    EDNA REID (Nanyang Technical University, Singapore)

  4. New roles for librarians in supporting researchers in social science: impact of new technology
    DIANN RUSCH-FEJA (Max-Planck Institute für Bildungsforschung, Berlin, Germany)

  5. Digitization and networking: the scheme and practice of establishing the CASS electronic library
    LU BENFU and ZHOU JUNLAN (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China)

  6. Technologies, integration, renewal: Harvard Libraries prepare for the future
    BARBARA GRAHAM (Harvard University Library, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
130. Newspapers
    Theme: "Asian Newspapers"

  1. Access to the past of a nation of immigrants: Asian language newspapers in the United States
    KUEI CHIU (Asian Studies, University of California at Riverside, Riverside, California, USA)

  2. Chinese and American newspapers and periodicals in the United States
    YAN MA (School of Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)

  3. Geman influence on the press in China
    HARMUT WALRAVENS (Berlin State Library, Berlin, Germany)

  4. The newspaper collections of the National Library of China: their use and prospects
    YU SHUJIE (Serials Department, National Library of China, Beijing, China)
131. Libraries Serving Disadvantaged Persons SI
    Theme: "The Challenge of Change: Reading Promotion to Special Groups"

  1. The investigation and consideration about reading conditions of juvenile offenders
    XIONG ZHONGQI (Hunan Provincial Library of Teenagers and Children, Changsha, China)

  2. Easy-to-read: an important part in reading promotion and in the fight against illiteracy
    BROR TRONBACKE (Swedish Easy-to-Read Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden)

  3. Talking newspapers and magazines for visually impaired and other people with print disabilities: an international perspective
    PETER CRADDOCK (Share the Vision, Royal National Institute for the Blind, London, UK)


132. Library tours


133. Government Information and Official Publications
    Theme: "Access to Human Rights Documentation"

  1. Access to United Nations human rights documentation
    LAURIE S. WISEBERG (Human Rights Internet, Ottawa, Canada)

  2. Access to human rights documentation through non-governmental organizations
    JUDITH DUECK (Human Rights Organization and Documentation Systems International, Geneva (HURIDOCS); Gordon Bell High School, Winnipeg, Canada)

  3. Strategies for locating human rights information on the Internet
    HELEN SHEEHY (University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA)
134. School Libraries SI
    Theme: "Cooperation and Planning with Teachers"

  1. China's primary and secondary school libraries: their history, status quo, and future
    JIA XIAOBIN, DU YUNXIANG, SI AIOPIN, and ZHANG XIAOYAN (Library of Foreign Languages, Henan, China)

  2. The types and levels of cooperation with teachers in the high school libraries in Japan
    TERAYA HORIKAWA (Shimane Women's College, Shimane, Japan)

  3. Le CDI, outil pedagogique des enseignmants: pour une mise en place d'une formation a l'information au equipe professeur-documentaliste
    COLETTE CHARRIER (Lycée Guez de Balzac, Argoulemain, France)
135. Editors of Library Journals
    Theme: "Library Journals in Developing Countries: Opportunities and Difficulties"

  1. Información sobre la disponibilidad de revistas bibliotecológicas en América Latina
    EMILIO SETIEN (Cuban Association of Librarians, Havana, Cuba)

  2. The journals of librarianship in developing countries: availability difficulties as seen by periodical jobbers
    LESTER J. POURCIAU (University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, USA)

  3. "Biblioteka": leading periodical for Russian libraries
    STANISLAV SAMSONOV and OLEG BORODIN (Biblioteka, Moscow, Russia)
136. Audiovisual and Multimedia SI
    Theme: "AV and Multimedia in Libraries from a Chinese and an International Point of View"

  1. The AV services at public libraries in China
    WANG QIAN (AV Materials Section, National Library of China, Beijing, China)

  2. International projects and cooperation
    ISABELLE GIANNATTASIO (Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Ivry-sur-Seine, France)

    Heritage collections: cooperation between national sound archives and libraries
    CARLA MARIA SOTGIU (Discoteca di Stato, Rome, Italy)

  3. A comparative study of organization and access for electronics and audiovisual resources in the United States and the People's Republic of China
    YAN MA, STEVEN MILLER and YAN-QUAN LIU (School of Library and Information Science, Golda Meir Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)

  4. Creation of a searchable film/video database on the library Web server
    YAPING LIU (University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA)

  5. Catalogación de audiovisuales: un reparo a la situación international
    MARIA PILAR GALLEGO (Biblioteca National, Madrid, Spain)
137. User Education
    Theme: "Information Literacy: Global Perspectives"

  1. Challenges of literacy development in an information society
    PAYO LINNAKULÄ (Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland)

  2. Information literacy: gaps between concepts and application
    LEENA SIITONEN (LMS Information Consulting, Lieto, Finland)

  3. Information user training in developing countries starting from China
    BAIYUN FENG (Tsinghua University Library, Beijing, China)

  4. Network literacy: new task for librarians on user education
    CHENGREN HU (Anderson Library, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA)
138. Division of Regional Activities
  1. Library and information services as an aid to rural development in Latin America
    SAUL ARMENDARIZ SANCHEZ (Centro de Información Cientifica y Humanistica, Ciudad Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico)
139. Management
    Theme: "Financing Library Services: Changing Approaches"

  1. Expanding information services: value-added library operations
    GU JIAN REN (Jingling University, Nanjing, China)

  2. Contracting out in public libraries
    BARBRO THOMAS (Swedish National Council, Stockholm, Sweden)

  3. Finding new sources of financial aid for libraries
    JOAN HOOD (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA)

  4. Contracting out government library and information services in the US
    MICHAEL KOENIG (Rosary College, River Forest, Illinois, USA)

  5. Review of the work of the Round Table on Management
    PATRICIA LAYZELL WARD (University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK)


140. Banquet in the Great Hall of the People's Republic hosted by the Beijing City Government



141. Open Forum of CAIFE SI


142. Cataloguing: Workshop
    Theme: "Retrospective Conversion: Lessons Learned and New Trends"

  1. The Harvard University Library catalog conversion project
    RICHARD DE GENNARO (Harvard College, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)

  2. Retrospective conversion of CJK materials in the Fung Ping Shan Library, University of Hong Kong
    B.W. LEE (FPS Recon, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

  3. Du tiroir à l'écran: les opérations conduites par le service de conversion rétrospective de la Bibliothèque National de France
    ANNE-MARIE BEAUGENDRE (Développement scientifique et des réseaux, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France)

  4. Retrospective conversion: the British Library Catalogue
    ALAN DANSKIN (Authority Control, British Library, Boston Spa, UK)
143. Library Buildings and Equipment: Workshop (to be confirmed)
144. Library Theory and Research joint with University Libraries: Workshop
    Theme: "Research in the Asian Region" Speakers from Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia will be announced

  1. Welcome
    DR. J. WILLEMSE (Chair, Section of University Libraries)

  2. International Librarianship, an agenda for research: the Asian perspective
    DR. ROBERT D. STUEART (Executive Director and Professor of Information Management, Center for Library and Information Resources, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok)

  3. Developing the corpus of professional knowledge through library research in Malaysia
    DR. ZAITAN OSMAN (Chief Librarian, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur)

  4. The development of a regional documentation centre on ethnic Chinese studies
    CH'NG KIM SEE (Head, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Library, Singapore)

  5. Concluding Overview
    DR. BEVERLY LYNCH (Chair, Section of Library Theory and Research )

145. Libraries for the Blind: Workshop
    Theme: "Digital Talking Books Technology: The Next Generation"

  1. The role of IFLA's Section of Libraries for the Blind in the evolution of the new generation of talking books systems
    BEATRICE CHRISTENSEN SKÖLD (Swedish Library of Talking Books and Braille, Enskede, Sweden)

  2. Developments around the world in regard to new talking book technology: an overview
    STEPHEN P. KING (Technical and Consumer Services, Royal National Institute for the Blind, Peterborough, UK)

  3. The international field testing programme of digital talking book technology
    HIROSHI KAWAMURA (University of Tokyo Library, Tokyo, Japan)

  4. The DAISY project and consortium
    INGAR BECKMAN HIRSCHFELDT (Swedish Library of Talking Books and Braille, Enskede, Sweden) and DIANA HJORT (Labyrinten Data AB)

  5. Demonstration of the Plextalk machine by Hiroshi Kawamura

Standing Committee meetings

146. Public Libraries SC II
147. Acquisition and Collection Development SC II
148. Science and Technology Libraries SC II
149. Social Sciences Libraries SC II
150. Libraries Serving Disadvantaged Persons SC II
151. Rare Books and Manuscripts SC II
152. Conservation SC II
153. Government Information and Official Publications SC II
154. Statistics SC II


155. Art Libraries: Workshop
    Theme: "Pay or Profit: Fee or Free?"

  1. Paying for services: experiences at the Smithsonian Institution
    CECILIA H. CHIN and ILDIKO P. DEANGELIS (National Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA)

  2. Fee to free: the current account from an academic library
    KAREN LATIMER (Science Library, Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland)

  3. Self-financing services in libraries: a method of increasing limited library budgets in post-communist Romania
    JOANA ROBU and SALLY WOOD-LAMONT (Central Library, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Chij-Napola, Romania)

  4. Imagenes digitales y valoracian de costes: la experencia española
    JAVIER DOCAMPO (Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid, Madrid, Spain)

  5. Subsidizing end user access to research databases: from card file to World Wide Web
    JOSEPH BUSCH (Getty Art History Information Program, Santa Monica, California, USA) and ANGELA GIRAL (Avery Architectural and Fine Art Library. Columbia University, New York, New York, USA)

  6. Paid services at the library for foreign literature: new objectives, experience, perspectives
    OLGA SINITSYNA (Arts and Children's Literature Department, M.I. Rudomino All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature, Moscow, Russia)
156. Open
157. Children's Libraries joint with Library Services to Multicultural Populations, School Libraries and INTAMEL: Workshop
    Theme: "Storytelling"

  1. Opening remarks
    ILONA GLASHOFF (Bücherhalle Poppenbüttel, Hamburger Offenliche Bücherhalle, Hamburg, Germany)

  2. Introduction to the workshop
    SHIRLEY FITZGIBBONS (School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA)

  3. Storytelling in China today
    ZHANG YIYUN (Children's Library, Shijingshan District, Beijing, China)

  4. Storytelling as an educational phenomenon
    AUDREY DAIGNEAULT (University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA)

  5. Meeting the needs and interests by age levels

  6. Storytelling as a cultural phenomenon: storytelling in Greenland
    DORTE FUTTRUP (Frederiksberg Seminarium, Denmark)

  7. Storytelling as a cultural phenomenon: storytelling in Greece
    ELGA CAVADIAS (Center for Children's and Adolescents' Books, Athens, Greece)


  8. Storytelling: an author's perspective
    ULF STARK (Sweden)

  9. Storytelling around the world: tale-telling marathon of Guadalajara
    BLANCA CALVO ALONSO-CORTES (Public Library, Guadalajara, Spain)

  10. Storytelling around the world: Jataka tales
    SOMBOON SINGHAMANAN (Department of Library Science, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand)

  11. Storytelling around the world: Anansi stories from the Caribbean
    RITA COX (Toronto Public Library (ret.), Toronto, Canada)

  12. Storytelling as theatre: The last empress of China
    FRIEDA LING (Glendale Public Library, Arizona, USA)
158. Classification and Indexing: Workshop
    Theme: "Dewey Decimal Classification: Edition 21 and International Perspectives"

  1. Welcome and opening remarks
    DONNA DUNCAN (McGill University, Montreal, Canada) and LOIS MAI CHAN (College of Communications and Information Studies. University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA)

  2. DDC 21: an introduction
    JOAN S. MITCHELL (Dewey Decimal Classification, OCLC, Forest Press, USA)

  3. A closer look at life sciences and public administration
    GILES S. MARTIN (University of Newcastle, Australia)

  4. Dewey for Windows
    JULIANNE BEALL (Dewey Decimal Classification, Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA)


  5. The use of Dewey in national bibliographies
    BARBARA L. BELL (College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, USA)

  6. Dewey in Asia/Pacific Libraries
    GILES S. MARTIN (University of Newcastle, Australia)

  7. The use of Dewey in China
    WANG DONG-HO (Chinese Cataloguing Department, National Library of China, Beijing, China)

  8. Translating the DDC
    OCTAVIO G. ROJAS (Rojas Eberhard Editores Ltda., Colombia)
159. Document Delivery and Interlending: Workshop
    Theme: "Charging for Document Delivery and Interlending"

  1. Charging for document delivery and interlending: an introduction
    HEINZ FUCHS (State and University Library of Lower Saxony, Göttingen, Germany)

  2. Determining the cost of an interlibrary loan in North American research libraries: an initial study
    JOAN CHAMBERS (Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA) and MARY E. JACKSON (Association of Research Libraries, Washington DC, USA)

  3. Charging for interlibrary loan: from barter to business
    CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT (Loan Division, Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA)

  4. Charging in document delivery and interlending: the Scandinavian discussion and scene
    FRODE BAKKEN (Tfnsberg Public Library, Tfnsberg, Norway)

  5. The IFLA voucher scheme: an alternative payment for international ILL
    SARA GOULD and GRAHAM P. CORNISH (UAP Core Programme, British Library, Boston Spa, Wetherby, UK)
160. Education and Training: Workshop (note: possibly off-site)
    (will be followed by meeting with local educators)
    Theme: "Chinese Library and Information Science Education"

  1. Recent trends in LIS education in Europe
    OLE HARBO (Royal School of Librarianship, Copenhagen, Denmark)

  2. Recent trends in LIS education in North America
    EVELYN DANIEL (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA)

  3. Transition of LIS education in China: problems and perspectives
    DONG XIAO JING (China)

  4. Chinese librarians and library education in the future
    HE QIN and MA JING (China)

  5. Professional education and occupation training

  6. The essential qualities of the librarian in the age of information
161. Geography and Map Libraries: Workshop (note: not confirmed; possibly off-site)
162. Government Libraries joint with the ALP Core Programme: Workshop
    Theme: "Aid Agency Information Services Assisting Economic Development"

    Aid agencies, both governmental and non-governmental, provide external support for economic development projects in developing countries. In this process, what role do/should their libraries and information centres play? How are they currently performing this role? How should they change to meet future needs? Should they take on a role to monitor and encourage library development in developing countries?

  1. SPREP information service: strengthening links between aid agencies and libraries in developing countries
    SATUI BENTIN (SPREP Library, Western Samoa)

  2. The National Library of Papua New Guinea: outreach and book donation programme in rural areas
    ANDREW S. ITAE (Office of Libraries and Archives, Papua New Guinea)

  3. Aid agencies in Japan and their activities
    YASUSHI YAMAJI (National Diet Library, Tokyo, Japan)

  4. Barriers to technical solutions: institutional, policy and legal barriers to information support to development projects

    Panel Discussion

  5. ALP activities
      a) BIRGITTA SANDELL (ALP Core Programme Office, Uppsala, Sweden)
      b) TIM CULLEN (NRI, UK)
      c) ANITA BRELAND (ADB, Philippines)

  6. Assisting regional and national library associations in developing countries
      a) ARLENE COHEN (PIALA, Micronesia)
      b) DELIA TORRIJOS (UNESCO/PGI, Thailand)
      c) CRAIG BOADEN (AusAID, Australia)
163. Management of Library Associations: Workshop
    Theme: "How to Run a Library Association"

  1. Library associations in underdeveloped regions and their impact on library development
    ARLENE COHEN (University of Guam, Guam)

  2. Programme and member services in a library association
    KAREN MULLER (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, Chicago, Illinois, USA)

  3. Administration and finance in a library association
    CARLA FUNK (Medical Library Association, Chicago, Illinois, USA)
164. Parliamentary Libraries: Workshop Part II (note: continuation of meeting no. 55)
165. Regional Activities: Workshop
    The Division will hold a joint workshop of all relevant Sections: Africa, Asia and Oceania, and Latin America and the Caribbean on Medium-Term Programme planning.
166. Serial Publications joint with the ISSN Centre: Workshop
    Theme: "ISSN Network: The Work of ISSN Centres"

  1. The ISSN Network: missions and activities
    SUZANNE SANTIAGO (ISSN International Centre, Paris, France)

  2. ISSN developments: strategic plan towards 2001
    INGRID PARENT (Acquisitions and Bibliographic Service, National Library of Canada, Ottawa, Canada)

  3. An example of regional cooperation between ISSN Centres and Union Catalogues: NOSP - the Nordic Union Catalogue
    PER MORTEN BRYHN (University Library of Oslo, Oslo, Norway)
167. UDT Core Programme joint with Information Technology: Workshop
    Theme: "Connections and Collaborations: Using the Internet in Libraries"

  1. Introduction to the Internet
    EDWARD J. VALAUSKAS (Managing Editor, First Monday, Chicago, Illinois, USA)

  2. Effective use of Internet e-mail
    TERRY KUNY (Global Village Research, IFLANET Administration, National Library of Canada, Ottawa, Canada)

  3. How do you design Web pages?
    GARY CLEVELAND (National Library of Canada, Ottawa, Canada)

  4. Making information available through IFLANET
    TERRY KUNY (Global Village Research, IFLANET Administration, National Library of Canada, Ottawa, Canada)
168. University Libraries and other General Research Libraries: Workshop
    Theme: "Managing Academic Libraries: The Challenge of Change"

  1. Academic libraries are rapidly assimilating information technology into all their activities including the ways in which services are delivered, resources are acquired and operations are managed. The roles of librarians are changing as they operate in a networked environment in which they assist and train their clients in using remote and local resources delivered in many ways. There is a convergence between libraries and information technology departments. The changing roles and environment pose tremendous challenges for academic library management. The following speakers will discuss how these issues arise in various regions.
      a) ZHU FUCHENG (Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, Nanjing, China)
      b) PRISCILLA YU (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA)
      c) BRUCE ROYAN (University of Stirling, UK)
      d) HANNELORE RADER (Cleveland State University, USA)
      e) ALEX BYRNE (Northern Territory University, Casuarina, Australia)

  2. A guided exploration of some scenarios illustrating these issues by a panel
      b) BRUCE ROYAN
      d) KIRSTEN ENGELSTAD (Norway)
      e) ZHU FUCHENG
      f) PETER DUREY (New Zealand)

  3. Group session: identification of key issues in small groups, with some organized on language basis (eight groups of six)
169. Library Services to Multicultural Populations joint with Classification and Indexing: Workshop
    Theme: "Serving Multicultural Populations in the 21st Century: Universal Standardized Subject Headings - Present Status and Future Prospects"

  1. Welcome and opening remarks
    SUZINE HAR NICOLESCU (Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York, Brooklyn, New York, USA)

  2. History of Library of Congress subject headings, current cooperative projects, and future prospects
    BARBARA TILLETT (Cataloging Policy and Support Office, Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA)

  3. Modern technology and the digitization of subject headings in a multiscript/multicultural environment
    CAROLE MOORE (University of Toronto Libraries, Toronto, Canada)

  4. Access to multilingual databases through universal standardized subject headings: pros and cons of implementation
    MONICA LEI ZENG (School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA)


  5. Adaptation of a universal standardized subject heading system in the Chinese/Japanese/Korean (CJK) environment
    NAITO EISUKE (NACSIS (National Center for Science Information Systems), Tokyo, Japan)

  6. Usefulness of standardized subject headings in China
    LI JIU-QI (China Ethnic Library, Beijing, China) and MA ZHANG-HUA (Library and Information Science Department, Peking University, Beijing, China)

  7. A study on the development of Korean subject headings
    KIM TAE-SOO (Library and Information Science Department, Yonsei University, Korea)

  8. Usefulness of standardized subject headings for Thai publications: a case study of Thammasat University Libraries
    YUKOL SINJERMSIRI and SOMLUX SUWANPANICH (Technical Services Department, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand)

  9. Usefulness of standardized subject headings in Malaysia
    TAN SEIW ENG (Technical Processing Division, University of Malaya Library, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

  10. Usefulness of standardized subject headings
    AUGURIO COLLANTES (Hostos College of the City University of New York (ret.), Rosyln Heights, New York, USA)

  11. What's next? Issues arising from the workshop
    LEI ZHOU (Cataloguing Department, McGill University, Montreal, Canada)


170. CAIFE Committee meeting (closed)


171. Library tours followed by receptions in libraries
172. Acquisition and Collection Development joint with STM Publishing: Workshop
    Theme: "Recent and new Developments in STM Publishing and Information Dissemination: Overview and Outlook for Librarians and Information Specialists"

    This is an introductory seminar, at a low technical level, aimed at librarians with English as a second language. The speaker will provide demonstrations on information captured from the Internet showing intelligent agents such as Yahoo, Lycos, home pages, and electronic publications.

    ARNOUD DE KEMP (Corporate Development, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany)
173. User Education: Workshop
    Theme: "User Education for Remote Library Users"

  1. Reaching out to the remote user
    MARTIN KESSELMAN, JACKIE MARDIKIAN and MYSONG WILSON (Rutgers University Libraries, New Jersey, USA)

  2. Reaching out through technology: a plan of success for instituting outreach education and extension agent programs
    NAVJIT BRAR (Trenton State College Library, Trenton, New Jersey, USA)

  3. Virtual pathfinders
    STEVE SLOAN (University of New Brunswick Library, Canada)

  4. Content analysis and evaluation of library instruction programmes on the World Wide Web
    WIN SHIH and MARK BARICEVIC (Pius XII Memorial Library, Saint Louis University, Missouri, USA)
174. Science and Technology Libraries: Workshop
  1. Technical report literature
    JULIA GELFAND (California University, USA)

  2. International patent literature CONNNIE WU (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA)

  3. The IFLA grey literature project
    ANDREI ZEMSKOV (Russian Sci-Tech Library)

  4. Grey literature in China
    NI BO (Nanjing University, China)
175. Social Sciences Libraries: Workshop Renmin University
    Theme: "Seeking Information for Development Studies"
176. Newspapers joint with Conservation: Workshop
    Theme: "Microfilming or Digitization for Preservation of Newspapers and other Material"

  1. Preservation microfilming of newspapers
    ELSE DELAUNAY (Departament des Periodiques, Bibliothèque National de France, Paris, France)

  2. Preservation digitizing of newspapers
    ALAN HOWELL (State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)

  3. Newspaper microfilming in Japan
    AKIO YASUE (National Diet Library, Tokyo, Japan)

Standing Committees

177. Cataloguing SC II
178. Library Buildings and Equipment SC II
179. Libraries for the Blind SC II
180. Government Libraries SC II
181. National Libraries SC II
182. Biological and Medical Sciences Libraries SC II
183. Library Theory and Research SC II


184. Receptions in libraries (see 171)



185. Art Libraries SC II
186. Children's Libraries SC II
187. Reading SC II
188. Bibliography SC II
189. School Libraries SC II
190. Classification and Indexing SC II
191. Geography and Map Libraries SC II
192. Serial Publications SC II
193. Library Services to Multicultural Populations SC II
194. Parliamentary Libraries SC II
195. Latin America and the Caribbean SC II
196. Africa SC II
197. Asia and Oceania SC II
198. University Libraries SC II
199. Information Technology SC II
200. Education and Training SC II
201. Document Delivery and Interlending SC II


202. IFLA Conference Organizers


203. General Research Libraries CB II
204. Special Libraries CB II
205. Libraries Serving the General Public CB II
206. Bibliographic Control CB II
207. Collections and Services CB II
208. Management and Technology CB II
209. Education and Research CB II
210. Regional Activities CB II


211. Executive Board III (with representatives of BIEF, CDNL, FID, ICA, IPA, and UNESCO)


212. Professional Board III


213. Closing Session (includes Guest Lecture Series III)

Evening free


214. Excursions


  1. CB = Coordinating Board of Division
    SC = Standing Committee of Section
    EC = Executive Committee of Round Table
    SI = Simultaneous Interpretation

  2. All meetings of the various steering bodies (with the exception of the business meetings of the Executive and Professional Boards) may be attended by observers, provided the Chairs have no objections.

  3. Normally, papers are not presented in CB, SC and EC meetings.

  4. Papers are listed in the programme in the language in which they will be delivered. If the original language title has not been received, the English title is given. Note too that because of late receipt of papers, the titles listed may be working titles, but do reflect the content of the paper to be presented.

  5. Papers received by the extended deadline of 15 June (up to code number xxx) will be provided in pre-printed booklets to all participants upon registering. Workshop papers, late-arriving papers and translations can be obtained in exchange for coupons or for cash at the Paper Handling Centre

  6. Complete addresses of the speakers can be found in the list of participants.

  7. Most of the meetings will be held at the Beijing International Conference Center (BICC), with the exception of some workshops which will be held off-site.

  8. Any programme or meeting room changes will be announced in IFLA Express, the daily newsletter.

  9. Division rooms will be available. In principle, extra meetings cannot be scheduled. However, groups may enquire at the IFLA Headquarters Secretariat to find out whether additional rooms are available and to reserve them for their meetings.