Grants to IFLA 2008

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World Library and Information Congress: 74th IFLA General Conference and Council"Libraries without borders: Navigating towards global understanding"
10-14 August 2008, Québec, Canada

Deadline for registration or application submission for 2008
31 January 2008.
The goals of Bibliomondialis are to promote and encourage the participation of delegates from developing countries in IFLA conferences, to increase participation in national and international library science seminars and to encourage and support research focusing on international library science issues.

Call for Poster PresentationsDeadline:13 February 2008
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World Book Capital : Call for nominations 2010

World Book Capital :Call for nominations 2010
The Selection Committee for the World Book Capital is calling for nominations for the World Book Capital 2010. The complete applications, duly substantiated, including a cover or support letter from the mayor of the candidate-city and drafted in one of UNESCO’s official languages (French, English, Spanish, Russian, Arabic or Chinese), should reach UNESCO no later than Monday 31 March 2008.
Amsterdam named “World Book Capital 2008”
Amsterdam is the eighth city to be designated World Book Capital, after Madrid (2001), Alexandria (2002), New Delhi (2003), Antwerp (2004), Montreal (2005), Turin (2006) and Bogotá (2007).
World Book Capital City
Beirut named “World Book Capital 2009”
Beirut selected by UN cultural agency as 2009 World Book Capital

World Summit on the Information Society
Information Literacy for all
National Forum for Information Literacy.
Information Literacy is defined as the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand.
The Campaign for the World's Libraries
There are three core messages to The Campaign for the World's Libraries, modeled after the messages of the U.S. campaign. They are:
Libraries are changing and dynamic places.
Libraries are places of opportunity.
Libraries bridge the world.


Intellectual Property Watch

Intellectual Property Watch UN Committee Questions CAFTA’s IP Provisions On Human Rights Grounds