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World Library and Information Congress: 69th IFLA General Conference and Council

Access Point Library:
Media - Information - Culture

August 1st - 9th 2003 Berlin, Germany
Patron: German Federal President Johannes Rau







Poster Sessions

Guidelines for IFLA Poster Sessions



Poster Sessions


Tuesday - Wednesday
5 - 6 August


  1. Assessment: A Key Element of a Successful Information Literacy Programme.
    Presenters: Buket Akkoyunlu and Serap Kurbanoğlu
  2. ESSPER-WP. All the Colours of Italian Grey Literature in Economics and Social Science.
    Presenters: Vincenzo D'Aquanno
  3. The development of a database of educational Web Sites to promote scientific literacy among people of all age.
    Presenter: Assunta Arte
  4. Paralasis paradigmatica en una Asociación de Bibliotecarios: Come superarlas con creatividad.
    Presenter: Maria Fernanda Astigarraga
  5. Introducing digitisation into Turkish libraries: current attitudes and the way forward.
    Presenter: Selenay Aytac
  6. BIBLIO UNIBZ: Strategien und Massnahmen zur Bekanntmachung und Präsentation der UniversitätsbibliothekBozen.
    Presenter: Frans Berger
  7. Library outside library building: National Insurance Academy Library Model 2003.
    Presenter: Sane Bhagyashree Jayant
  8. Das Berufsbild des/der Fachangestellten für Medien- und Informationsdienste.
    Presenters: Anne-Katrin Brandau, Romy Kobelke, Sandra Schütte and Wiltraut Zick
  9. Das Projekt "Medien- und Informationskompetenz" der Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin.
    Presenter: Christa Bunke
  10. Continuing education areas required by LIS Professionals in Laos, PDR: A Survey Report.
    Presenter: Sujin Butdisuwan
  11. La Biblioteca Palafoxiana, Ayer y Ahora.
    Presenter: Elvia Carreño Velázquez
  12. Dublin Core/T2K cross mapping: experience of an XML application for web resource discovery in the net standards perspective.
    Presenter: Daniela Canali
  13. Fondo Antiguo y su Base de Datos de la Bibloteca Central de la UNAM.
    Presenters: Isabel Chong de la Cruz and Jorge Alberto
  14. Libraries & Cultural History: Documenting the Significance of Libraries in Nation and State.
    Presenter: Donald G. Davis Jr.
  15. La Inteligencia en Acción: Gestionar por el Conocimiento.
    Presenter: Adriana di Domenico
  16. Syracuse University School of Information Studies: Building the Future of the Information Field
    Presenter: Raymond von Dran
  17. The Canadian Web Awareness Program: A Partnership between Media Awareness Network and the Canadian Library Community/ Le Programme canadien: La Toile et les Jeunes: un Partenariat entre le Réseau-Médias et de la communauté des bibliothèques publiques.
    Presenter: Gwynneth Evans
  18. Designing the new Library as a learning space – Ideas and creative innovations to look at!
    Presenters: Karen Falke, Hans-Christoph Hobohm, Elmar Rottkamp and Matthias Bertelmann
  19. SIBi/USP Management Strategies to Keep Pace with Modern Library Trends
    Presenters: Adriana Cybele Ferrari, Mariza Leal de Meirelles Do Coutto and Marcia Rosetto
  20. Building a Cooperative Academic Library Network Serbia: progress on an EU Tempus Project.
    Presenters: Stela Filipi-Matutinovic and Alan Hopkinson
  21. NCBI Advanced Workshop for Bioinformatics Information Specialists: An educational collaboration.
    Presenter: Nicola Gaedeke
  22. Public Libraries in the Internet Age: Indian scenario.
    Presenter: Maitrayee Ghosh
  23. The role of Eprint archives in the access to, and dissemination of, didactic literature: BSI* case study of a Digital Library Program.
    Presenters: Romano Grandi and Raffaella Ingrosso
  24. Building a Global Village One Book Club at a Time: A Look at a New Kind of Critical Literacy.
    Presenters: Paula Griffith and Nancy Votteler
  25. A Survey of Asian Library and Information Science Research.
    Presenter: Yinian Gu
  26. Library Services in a Challenging Environment.
    Presenters: Zewdie Gudeta and Marie Paiva
  27. Electronic Resources: Correlation between the Prices and Usage.
    Presenter: Suzanne D. Gyeszly
  28. Archives libraries and museums working together www.noks.dk Database for searching material in the three institutions.
    Presenter: Ruth Hedegaard
  29. Building partnership with the Faculty at the University.
    Presenters: Mirja Iivonen and Maija Ikonen
  30. The Public Library as a centre of informational and cultural support of national minorities in a multicultural society.
    Presenter: Tatiana Ischimji
  31. Designing a Library Building at an American University in the Arabian Gulf: Cultural, Technological and Design Considerations.
    Presenter: Matthew Ismail
  32. Crosskonkordanz Wirtschaft.
    Presenter: Yvonne Jahns
  33. One Point Access Library: a Tata Memorial Hospital Experience.
    Presenter: Medha V. Joshi
  34. ARKADE – Internet portal for architecture, art, and design at www.arkade.dk.
    Presenter: Lisbeth Raahauge Karlsson
  35. Utilising content management technologies to support knowledge management within a Higher Education College: a case Study.
    Presenter: Catherine Kennedy
  36. The Library of the National Assembly of Armenia: A Mirror of a Society in Transition.
    Presenters: Fatma Khachatryan and Eleanor Valentine
  37. Resource Centres for the Prevention & Control of Blindness.
    Presenter: Amtul Ali Sameera Khundimiri
  38. Création et développement des Bibliothèques Scolaires en Afrique.
    Presenter: Abdellah Kidaei
  39. Biblioteca Baltica.
    Presenter: Hans-Armin Knöppel
  40. Optimum Utilisation of Virtual Libraries to Achieve E-Development.
    Presenter: Randy Emmanuel Kommey
  41. US Public Libraries Geographic Database: Demographic and Library Use Statistics.
    Presenters: Christie Koontz and Darren Hoerner
  42. Information Literacy and Teacher Education: A Study Applied in Turkey.
    Presenters: Serap Kurbanoğlu and Buket Akkoyunly
  43. La Biblioteca Publica Estatal más Importante de México: Visión Para el Siglo 21.
    Presenter: Helen Ladrón de Guevara
  44. Illinois Libraries: Just a Click Away! LSTA Grant Project. Two Illinois Library Systems Merge Digital, Synchronous Web-Based Reference Programs to form the Multitype Effort: MyWebLibrarian.com!
    Presenter: Mary-Carol Lindbloom
  45. Libraries, Legalities, and Culture: School Librarians and Censorship.
    Presenter: Bill Lukenbill
  46. Serving Information Needs of Petroleum Professionals in Distributed Industrial Environment of Eastern Region, ONGC, India.
    Presenter: J.K. Mishra
  47. Cultural Relativism, Transculturism and Sustainable Development: A Note on the Possible Ramifications for Technology-intensive Library Environment.
    Presenter: Nader Naghshineh
  48. Partnering for Delivery of Information to the Developing Countries.
    Presenter: Mary Ochs
  49. The Presentation of Libraries in the Future.
    Presenter: H. Inci Önal
  50. Die Literaturdatenbank des Internationalen Zentralinstituts für das Jugend- und Bildungsfernsehen.
    Presenter: Heike vom Orde
  51. Stadtbibliothek Zadar als Gemeinschaftszentrum.
    Presenters: Ivan Pehar and Martina Dragij
  52. Evidences of the use of Grey Electronic Document as source of specialised Information for Master Degree Students at the PUC-CAMPINAS.
    Presenter: Maria Fátima Pereira
  53. Creating an Electronic Law Library Partnership: the Star Foundation Information Transfer Network.
    Presenters: Kathie Price and Joan Liu
  54. An evaluation of Internet Services in Portuguese Public Libraries.
    Presenters: Maria Carla Proença and José Miguel Baptista Nunes
  55. New Initiatives in Indigenous Library Services.
    Presenter: Loriene Roy
  56. The Learning Resource Centre as Catalyst for Change.
    Presenters: Michael Robinson and Myly Nguyen
  57. Walking Libraries: The impact of Non-motorized Mobile Libraries in Kenya.
    Presenter: Daniel N. Ruheni
  58. Software gratuito y de código abierto: una oportunidad para bibliotecas de países subsesarrollados/Free and open source software: an opportunity for libraries from developing countries.
    Presenter: Samira Sambaíno
  59. Book Aid International: strengthening libraries for development.
    Presenter: Robert Sarjani
  60. Serving Special Information Needs: Outreach to Staff working in the Academic Environment.
    Presenter: Peggy Tahir
  61. Creating a free accessing point library: a survey.
    Presenters: Franco Toni, Gabriella Poppi, Rosalia Ferrara and Cristina Mancini
  62. Creating a free accessing point library: a survey.
    Presenter: Victor Federico Torres
  63. The Metamap Project.
    Presenter: James M. Turner
  64. Re-Engineering of the library services in the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics.
    Presenter: Nirupama Umesh Bawdekar
  65. Bibliothèques universitaires – les lieux de l'intégration et de l'émanation de l'esprit.
    Presenters: Marija Vranic-Ignjacevic and Dragana Besara
  66. Educating for the information literate citizen: the role of faculty and librarians.
    Presenter: Sheila Webber and Bill Johnston
  67. Bridge to Cultural Understanding: Outstanding Translated Children's Books Published in the USA, 1990-2002.
    Presenters: Maureen White, Margaret Hill and Bonnie Dowdy
  68. City Classroom: Citizen Lectures in the Shanghai Library.
    Presenter: Jianming Wu
  69. New Public Libraries system model and information Society Technology in Turkey.
    Presenter: Mesut Yalvac
  70. Lessons from Neighbours? Values and Quality in Polish Librarianship
    Presenter: Mr Henryk Hollender
  71. A mobile library in Nicaragua (Ein Bücherbus in Nicaragua)
    Presenter: Ms Elisabeth Zilz

  73. Centres for Information: Contribution of Regional Sections in local communities and in the Global Network.
    Presenter: Pensri Guaysuwan
  74. Mobile Libraries Section: a Brief History from Roundtable to Section.
    Presenter: Joyce Jelks
  75. Centres for Information: Contribution of Regional Sections in local communities and in the Global Network.
    Presenter: Elizabeth Maria Ramos de Carvalho
  76. IFLA ALP - What are they doing?
    Presenter: Birgitta Sandell
  77. Centres for Information: Contribution of Regional Sections in local communities and in the Global Network.
    Presenter: Henri Sene

Guidelines for IFLA Poster Sessions

These guidelines have been drawn up to assist in raising the quality of the IFLA poster sessions. The Professional Committee regularly monitors poster sessions and is concerned that a high standard is maintained and new ideas and activities are presented, and that recent developments highlighted. It is also concerned to have a diversity of topics exhibited and to encourage newcomers to participate.

All proposals for poster sessions should state clearly to which of IFLA's professional priority/ies they relate. The Professional Priorities can be found at: http://archive.ifla.org/V/cdoc/index.htm


Posters will be on boards measuring 106 cm wide and 159 cm high. Material may be put on the boards by means of magnets or removable double sided tape.

A clear typeface must be used and 24pt is the smallest recommended type size to be used.

The recommended word limit is 250 words.

Full use of colour, bold and larger typefaces is encouraged and all sections of the poster should be clearly legible from a distance of 2 meters.

The use of illustrative material, photographs, etc is recommended.

The design should be thought out so as to give quick impact and attract immediate interest

All posters should be accompanied by a presenter throughout the sessions, Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 August 12:00 - 14.00. The presenter should be able to answer questions and provide further information.

Explanatory handouts are also encouraged to fill in more detail.

Tables to display material will be available nearby.


It is important that the poster illustrates a topical theme that is easily comprehended in a poster format. They should convey a simple message. Projects more suited to discursive presentation should be offered for papers at the appropriate Section's Open Session or workshop. New developments or recent activities, such as posters showing how disasters have been handled, introducing an innovative approach to disseminating information to different communities, showing new approaches to library design, etc. are examples of approaches that might be adopted.

Poster sessions should not be used simply as a means of advertisement, e.g. of conferences, library school courses, etc. which are more appropriately advertised by other means, such as flyers or prospectuses, though innovative data in published form, such as on CD-ROM are welcomed.

Posters which inform conference delegates about activities in less well-known parts of the world, or of projects which have not been written up in the professional literature are especially welcome. Activities which have been the subject of posters sessions in previous years should demonstrate clearly progress made since the previous display.

Posters should not be simply downloaded Powerpoint presentations or Web pages.

Interest and immediate impact are the two qualities that are especially looked for.

The Professional Committee will judge the poster sessions and an award will be made for that which is considered the best.

The criteria for judging poster sessions are:

  • Overall aesthetic quality, clarity of presentation and general appearance
  • Information content
  • Handouts
  • Helpfulness of presenter
  • Overall interest and relevance

Arrangements for Berlin

Presenters should set up their posters between 09:00-18:00 Monday 4 August. Later arrivals may have difficulties in finding sufficient space to set up their posters.

All presenters should be at their posters during the 2 presentation periods. Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 August 12:00 - 14.00.

Posters must be removed on Thursday 7 August 18:00 at the latest. Any posters remaining in the area after those hours will be dismantled and disposed of by the Organisers.


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