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Government libraries as knowledge platforms for citizen engagement

IFLA World Library and Information Congress 21 August 2014 10:45 - 12:45 | Room: Forum 1

Session during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress

80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly

16-22 August 2014, Lyon, France


- Developing an Open Access Digital Repository (OADR) of official and government publications of Indian citizens

SUNIL GORIA (G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India) and SANJAY K BIHANI (Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, India)


- Digital repository of government publications for effective implementation of e-Governance using DSpace

MANOJ KULKARNI (Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration - YASHADA, Pune, India), KISHOR RAMDAS INGLE (Tata Consultancy Services, Pune, India) and VIJAYKUMAR JAGTAP (Directorate of Libraries Government of Maharashtra, India)


- An electronic document repository of internally generated knowledge: A case of Bank of Uganda Knowledge Management Centre

FELIX R. NSIIMOOMWE (Bank of Uganda, Uganda)


- Putting a roof over their heads – the development of an electronic submission, storage and delivery system for government documents

JOHN MCDONOUGH (Houses of the Oireachtas - Irish Parliament, Ireland)


- The Philippines’ first Science Digital Library

RAYMUND E. LIBORO and LOUISE IAN T. DE LOS REYES (Science Technology Information Institute, Philippines)


- Russian libraries as information and knowledge platforms for citizen engagement

EMMA VOSKANYAN (Russian State Library, Russia)

In keeping with the overall theme of the conference - 'Librarians, Citizens, Societies: Confluence of Knowledge' - the session aims to address the ways that libraries and information services in government agencies are putting in place projects where information and knowledge can be systematized and shared, contributing to solving particular public issues. Subjects of interest include experiences on information governance strategy in the public sector and digital library projects.

Each presenter will have approximately ten minutes to give a short presentation in English. Later, each presenter will lead a table discussion along with a member of the Government Libraries Section (GLS). Members of the audience will be free to attend a table according to their interests. The discussions may focus on the impact of these topics on their library services, how to replicate the plan / project introduced in the presentation, and more. The outcome of each group will be given by the Presenter or a GLS member who participated in the table.