UP Library plays key role in developing SA libraries for the future

IFLA (The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.

Founded in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1927 at an international conference, IFLA celebrated its 75th birthday at their conference in Glasgow, Scotland in 2002. The organisation now has 1700 Members in 150 countries around the world.

At the recent international conference, held from August 19 to 23 in Durban, South Africa, 26 UP Library staff members attended and 14 of our experts delivered papers/posters. The theme of the conference was: "Libraries for the future: Progress, Development and Partnerships"

The following papers were delivered by staff from the UP Academic Information Service (Library):

Conference Papers

Pre-Conference Papers

  • Capturing knowledge in institutional repositories / Heila Pienaar and Martie van Deventer
  • E-quality for equality / Monica Hammes and April Mahlangu

Post-Conference Papers


The Department of Information Science was involved as follows:

Conference Papers

Pre-Conference Papers

  • Role and responsibilities of librarians in the establishment and maintenance of a KM programme / Retha Snyman
  • Information and knowledge audits and knowledge maps / Nisha Sewdass

Chapters in IFLA Libraries book:

  • Bothma, TJD, Underwood, P and Ngulube, P (Eds.) 2007. Libraries for the future: progress and development of South African libraries. Pretoria: LIASA. Pp. 230. Archie Dick, Ina Fourie, Maritha Snyman, Theo Bothma (co-author & co-editor)

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