Gothenburg program

IFLA Gothenburg 2010The Government Libraries Section will be sponsoring two programs for the 2010 Gothenburg IFLA conference.

Our first program will be: Creating an International Legal Information Policy Agenda:  Issues and Challenges which we will co-sponsor with the Government Information and Official Publications and Law Libraries Sections. This will be a two-hour program, to be held on Thursday 12 August from 13:45 to 15:45. 

Our second program will be: Librarians in Action:  Information Policy & Human Rights. This three-hour program will be co-sponsored with the Government Information and Official Publications, the Knowledge Management, Law Libraries, and the Preservation & Conservation Sections. It will take place on Friday 13th August from 09:30 to 11:30 (part 1) and from 11:45 to 12:45 (part 2).

Case studies around the world show why information policy is important in human rights issues, and illustrate how librarians can contribute to human rights issues in capturing and using information from short term tribunals, commissions, and interventions. Examples include the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the South Africa Truth Commission, the U.S. 9/11 Commission, the Chilean and  Argentinian commissions, work associated with the former Yugoslavia and many others around the globe.

Sustaining the legacy of short term tribunals, commissions, and interventions is as important as the original intervention. The following aspects will be addressed:  legal and ethical issues; policy issues; choices to be made; information management issues;  and preservation of print and electronic archives.


See the WLIC 2010 provisional programme

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