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IFLA and Israel

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66th IFLA Council and General


Jerusalem, Israel, 13-18 August 2000


Founded in 1927 the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions is an independent international non-governmental association that has formal associate relations with UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation). The aims of IFLA are to promote international understanding, co-operation, discussion, research and development in all fields of library activity and information science, and to provide a body through which librarianship can be represented in matters of international interest. The Federation currently has more than 1,500 members from 140 countries.

IFLA's Executive Board is responsible for IFLA's general policy, management and finance. The Professional Board monitors the planning and programming of professional activities carried out by IFLA's two types of bodies: professional groups (35 sections and 10 round tables organised in 8 divisions) and 5 core programmes. We also have 8 discussion groups linked to a sponsoring section.


  1. General research libraries
  2. Special libraries
  3. Libraries serving the general public
  4. Bibliographic control
  5. Collections and services
  6. Management and technology
  7. Education and research
  8. Regional activities

Core Programmes

  1. Universal Availability of Publications (UAP)
  2. Universal Bibliographic Control and International MARC (UBCIM)
  3. Preservation and Conservation (PAC)
  4. Universal Data Flow and Telecommunications (UDT)
  5. Advancement of Librarianship Programme (ALP)

IFLA Headquarters

P.O. Box 95312
2509 CH The Hague, The Netherlands
Tel: 31 70 314 0884,
Fax: 31 70 383 4827
Website: http://www.ifla.org

IFLA and Israel

Holding the 66th IFLA conference in Israel offers the Israeli library community the opportunity to interact with our international colleagues and to enter into mutually beneficial relationships with the world community of librarians.

With our long-standing commitment to education in general, and reading in particular, the library culture in Israel is at the forefront of public attention. The Israeli library community looks forward to expanding its role in regional development and entering into joint ventures with its neighbors and the international community. The strengthening of our connection with IFLA will contribute to achieving these goals.


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