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64th IFLA General Conference
Amsterdam, Netherlands, August 16 - August 21, 1998
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IFLA and the Netherlands
IFLA and The Netherlands: a special relationshipThe Netherlands and IFLA have had a long standing relationship. The Netherlands Association of Librarians was one of the Founding Members of IFLA in 1927 and has been active in IFLA ever since. At this moment the Netherlands has four National Members (The Netherlands Federation of Library Associations (FOBID), The Netherlands Association of Public Libraries (NBLC), The Netherlands Association of Librarians, Documentalists & Literature Researchers, The Consortium of the National Library, the University Libraries and the Library of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (UKB) ) that share the IFLA National Association Membership. Furthermore around 50 institutions in The Netherlands are members of IFLA and a considerable number of Dutch experts are active in IFLA’s professional groups.
IFLA and The Netherlands have a very special relationship which is also signified by the fact that this is the third time that the conference is held in this country. Earlier conferences were held in The Hague and Amsterdam (1939) and Scheveningen (1966), the country has two Honorary Members, receives a yearly grant for the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science for the operation of the IFLA Headquarters and has the Royal Library, The National Library of The Netherlands as its gracious host for the Headquarters.
The Library Community in The Netherlands
The Netherlands Association of Public Libraries (NBLC)
The Netherlands Association of Librarians, Documentalists & Literature Researchers
Consortium of the National Library, the University Libraries and the Library of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (UKB)
Amsterdam Librarian Network (Adamnet)