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IFLA World Library and Information Congress
19th Aug 2017 - 25th Aug 2017
Libraries. Solidarity. Society.
The IFLA World Library and Information Congress is the international flagship professional and trade event for the library and information services sector.
It brings together over 3,500 participants from more than 120 countries. It sets the international agenda for the profession and offers opportunities for networking and professional development to all delegates.
It is an opportunity for the host country to showcase the status of libraries and information science in their country and region as well as to have their professionals experience international librarianship and international relations in a unique way.
“Libraries. Solidarity. Society.“ A straightforward yet powerful message that resonates with a singular truth in a country where the most powerful union movement of the past century was born and went on to change the face of history. A message from a robust library community that managed not only to survive the challenges of the transformation, but excelled and flourished in the new social and political reality. And now the network of our country‘s information providers is ready to bring you the most exciting and exceptional congress experience.
Special attention will be posed to the long-term preservation of digitised and born digital materials, which poses many challenges for heritage professionals globally, spanning from policy requirements to constantly changing technology infrastructures. Considering both, digitised and born digital materials, IFLA 2017 will explore practical examples of how institutions respond to these challenges. The Conference will highlight challenges and critical aspects, and identify case studies which provide solutions to ensure our digital heritage will survive for future generations and we avoid digital amnesia.