Vorankündigung: A Library Policy for Europe (Wien, 7.-9.5.2009)

A Library Policy for Europe

The European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA), the National Authorities on Public Libraries in Europe (NAPLE), the Büchereiverband Österreichs (BVOE) and the Vereinigung österreichischer Bibliothekarinnen und Bibliothekare (VOEB) will hold a joint conference on library policy in Vienna, Austria.

7th – 9th May 2009
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2
1010 Vienna

Website: http://www.conference.bvoe.at

Friday, May 8th 2009

Venue: Austrian Academy of Sciences / Festsaal

09:00 Registration
10:30 Welcome and opening
Roswitha Schipfer, Chair of the Austrian Library Association
Maria Seissl, Vice-President of the Austrian Association of Librarians
Maria Antonia Carrato, Chair of NAPLE
Claudia Schmied, Austrian Minister for Education, Arts and Culture
11:15 „A library policy for Europe“
Gerald Leitner, President EBLIDA
11:30 Library policy and legislation
(Chair: Gerald Leitner, President EBLIDA)

  • “Libraries on the agenda”, Claudia Lux, IFLA President
  • “Library legislation in Europe”, Barbara Schleihagen, Director German Library Association
  • “Visibility of public library objectives in national legislation and policies”, Barbro Wigell-Ryyanen, Councilor for Library Affairs, Ministry of Education, Finland & Jens Thorhauge, Director, Danish Agency for Libraries and Media
  • Panel Discussion
13:00 Lunch
14:00 The role of libraries in a European perspective
(Chair: Bob McKee, Chief Executive, CILIP)

  • “Libraries in the Modern Society” – Paul Sturges, Chair IFLA-FAIFE
  • “The i2010 initiative and beyond” – Javier Hernandez-Ros, European Commission (TBC)
  • “Stimulating the libraries of Europe – An analysis of European programmes” – Breda Karun, Country Library National Coordinator, Slovenia
  • Panel Discussion
15:30 Coffee/Tea
16:00 Libraries of the future: creating access for Europe
(Chair: Bas Savenije, Member of the EBLIDA Executive Committee)

  • „EUROPEANA – Access to culture for all?“ – Jill Cousins, Executive Director, EDL Foundation
  • „Open Access: delivering a European agenda for teaching, learning and research“ – Paul Ayris, Director, University College London Library Services
  • „The transformation of copyright“ – Toby Bainton, Chair, EBLIDA Expert Group on Information Law/British Library
  • Panel Discussion
17:30 Closure
20:00 Conference Dinner

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