19 Aug '11, 5am

Singapore to host library congress in 2013

Singapore to host library congress in 2013

SINGAPORE: Singapore has won the bid to host the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress to be held in August 2013. This will be the first time that Singapore is hosting the congress, which is the flagship professional and trade event for the international library and information industry, said the National Library Board (NLB) on Friday. The congress takes place in August each year in a city selected through a competitive three-stage bidding process that is overseen by the IFLA governing board. The last Asian host city was Seoul, South Korea, in 2006. The 2013 congress is expected to attract over 3,000 participants from over 100 countries who will discuss the developments and new trends in the library arena. The programme will run over eight days. NLB's chief executive officer, Mrs Elaine Ng, said Sing...

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