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Challenges for science and society in the digital age 2nd IFLA Presidential Meeting in Berlin

Challenges for science and society in the digital age 2nd IFLA Presidential Meeting in Berlin Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a flavour of the content of the second IFLA Presidential Meeting held in Berlin, Germany in January 2008. Design/methodology/approach – An outline description of the issues, contents and participants of this conference is presented in the paper. Findings – The meeting followed three themes – commercialisation or public financing, how libraries are managed to provide literature for science and society, and digitalisation relating to the cultural and societal context. Originality/value – The paper provides a brief conference report of value to library and information professionals regarding “Libraries on the agenda”. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Library World Emerald Publishing

Challenges for science and society in the digital age 2nd IFLA Presidential Meeting in Berlin

New Library World , Volume 109 (7/8): 3 – Jul 18, 2008

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0307-4803
DOI
10.1108/03074800810888212
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a flavour of the content of the second IFLA Presidential Meeting held in Berlin, Germany in January 2008. Design/methodology/approach – An outline description of the issues, contents and participants of this conference is presented in the paper. Findings – The meeting followed three themes – commercialisation or public financing, how libraries are managed to provide literature for science and society, and digitalisation relating to the cultural and societal context. Originality/value – The paper provides a brief conference report of value to library and information professionals regarding “Libraries on the agenda”.

Journal

New Library WorldEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 18, 2008

Keywords: Conferences; Libraries; Networking

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