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

Marian Koren (The Netherlands Public Library Association, The Hague, The Netherlands)

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Article publication date: 18 July 2008

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”.

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Citation

Koren, M. (2008), "Challenges for science and society in the digital age: 2nd IFLA Presidential Meeting in Berlin", New Library World, Vol. 109 No. 7/8, pp. 393-395. https://doi.org/10.1108/03074800810888212

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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