17 June 2019

IFLA 2019 Athens: Library History SIG Business Meeting and Library History Papers

By Dr Kerry Smith

For those of you coming to Athens, please join us at our SIG business meeting: Sunday 25 August 2019 from 13.45 – 15.45 in Business Room 4 of the conference venue. 

The IFLA Library History Special Interest Group (SIG) decided to partner with the IFLA Section on Local History and Genealogy for a session at the IFLA 2019 conference in Athens:

Session 271, Local History Collections, Genealogy and Oral History as Critical Information Services in Libraries - Local History and Genealogy with Asia & Oceania Section and Library History (SI)

The programme for this session, on Thursday 29 August 2019  from 13:45 - 15:45 in the Trianti room is now on the conference website:

In assisting with the review of the abstracts received, I felt that  4 had a "library history" theme and two* have been listed in the session programme:

  • Safeguarding the local history and tracing the genealogical history of Balifrom generation to generation | Ari Kurnia (Airlangga University, Java, Indonesia)
  • Inheritance and Innovation: Local History Collections in the Academy Library | Shunqing Wang (Fudan University Library, Shanghai, China)
  • *Archival research project. The unknown story of the Athens Municipal Library as part of the city’s history | Georgia Antonopoulou (Athens, Athens, Greece)Vasiliki Sfika (Athens, Athens, Greece)
  • Oral Histories in Africa: Preserving Critical Knowledge | Cherie Bush (FamilySearch International, United States, United States) Russell Lynch (FamilySearch International, United States, United States)
  • *The Manila American Library exhibit at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exhibition | Brendan Luyt (Nanyang Technological University, Jurong West, Singapore) Karryl Kim Sagun (Nanyang Technological University, Jurong West, Singapore

Dr Kerry Smith, FALIA, AM

Convenor IFLA Library History SIG

Library History, Archives, Library history

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