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World Library and Information Congress: 69th IFLA General Conference and Council
Access Point Library:
1 - 9 August 2003, Berlin, Germany
IN THIS DOCUMENT: Invitation
The German National Organising Committee and the German library community take great pleasure in inviting you to the World Library and Information Congress: 69th IFLA General Conference and Council which will take place in Berlin, the new capital of Germany, from 1-9 August 2003.
We are very honoured that Germany's Federal President Johannes Rau has agreed to be Patron for the IFLA 2003 conference.
The World Library and Information Congress: 69th IFLA General Conference and Council will take place in Berlin which is a dynamic example of the process of merging different systems and societies. As capital of the now unified Germany and as a symbol of European integration, Berlin offers a unique opportunity to intensify contacts with colleagues from all over the world.
We sincerely believe that Berlin will offer you a stimulating and interesting scientific and social meeting.
Dr. Georg Ruppelt
Message of Greeting from Federal President Johannes Rau
As patron of the World Library and Information Congress: 69th IFLA General Conference and Council I would like to bid all participants a warm welcome to Berlin.
I am delighted that your conference will be taking place for the first time in Berlin, the capital of reunited Germany. This formerly divided city, once a symbol of the division not only of my own country but also of Europe as a whole, is a tangible reminder of the importance of building bridges between the nations of Europe and the wider world.
As librarians and information specialists dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of knowledge - on which our globalized world crucially depends - you make an outstanding contribution to building such bridges. For that I thank you all.
I hope you will have many productive discussions and enjoyable encounters during your stay in Berlin.
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