Monthly Archive for August, 2012

Successful events in Helsinki! Lyon will receive WLIC 2014!

Our activities in Helsinki have been successful! We have had many attendees and the sessions and meeting have been participative.
At the closing session, Lyon (France) has been announced as the venue for WLIC 2014!

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Access to Digital Case Law in the United States: A Historical Perspective

Legal information arena will also be covered in our session at IFLA Annual Congress. Dr. Xiaohua Zhu will provide a historical perspective on the access rights to case law information in digital formats in the United States, focusing on the intertwined socio-technical factors as well as the major actors, including the government, information providers, libraries, and public interest groups, who have shaped and changed the access rights.

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Joining Government Libraries Section

Are you interested or have been involved on issues concerning to government libraries? Would you like to contribute to your profession on an international level?

The Government Libraries Section are looking for new members to participate in its activities, projects and initiatives.  If you are interested, just contact us at and we will take care of your nomination.

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Government Libraries in Greece: Present State

Our session at the IFLA Annual Congress will include a presentation that covers the opportunities and contraints for government libraries in Greece. According to the authors Monopoli & Mastora:

The sector of government libraries in Greece is one not adequately researched. Although the Hellenic Statistical Authority of the Ministry of Finance collects statistical data from all public libraries every two years, this data is not sufficiently promoted and exploited to the benefit of the particular community.

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Government Libraries IFLA Section: Newsletter Available

Our Newsletter “The Information Point”, from July 2012, is now available. Articles and reports of activities during the first semester can be found  here.

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The United States Federal Depository Program: Act on Change

An American Federal Program which promotes access to government information. This is the target of one of the presentations  that will be covered in session 193 of the upcoming IFLA World Library and Information Congress.

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