Libraries and the policy of open access to information and knowledge

Event date: 
10 Nov 2011 - 11 Nov 2011

Conference organizers: The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus, Eurasian Library Assembly, Belarusian Library Association and The National Library of Belarus.

Location: National Library of Belarus

Planned discussion topics:

  • Improvement of legislation and governmental regulation in the sphere of open access to information and knowledge.
  • Library activities for implementation of the right to free access to information and knowledge.
  • Public information and intellectual property protection.
  • National and international programs on free access to information resources of public and special libraries.
  • Simple access to information and knowledge through the modern information technologies.
  • Strategies of development of public information as an instrument of international cooperation.
  • Provision of free access to information resources to socially vulnerable people.
  • Development and cooperation of electronic libraries and archives.
  • Interlibrary cooperation: traditions and prospects in the digital era.
  • Scientific management and human resources for innovative development of libraries.
  • The book of Belarus: past, present, future.

Target participants: representatives of libraries, museums, archives, educational and research institutions, industries and other institutions, legislative and executive bodies and civil society organizations.

Working languages: Russian, Belarusian, English.

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL-OA programme manager will present about Open Access Policies and The Role of the Libraries.

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