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Activities & Services

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Joint Activities

A joint steering group with IFLA and the International Publishers' Association (IPA)
The International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS)
World Summit on the Information Society
Geneva, December 2003 and Tunis, December 2005.
@your library: The Campaign for the World's Libraries

Core Activities

Action for Development through Libraries Programme
Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters
Committee on Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression
IFLA - CDNL Alliance for Bibliographic Standards
Preservation and Conservation


I.  General Research Libraries
II.  Special Libraries
III. Libraries Serving the General Public
IV.  Bibliographic Control
V.   Collection and Services
VI.  Management and Technology
VII.  Education and Research
VIII. Regional Activities


  1. National Libraries
  2. Academic and Research Libraries
  3. Library and Research Services for Parliaments
  4. Government Libraries
  5. Social Science Libraries
  6. Geography and Map Libraries
  7. Science and Technology Libraries
  8. Public Libraries
  9. Libraries Serving Disadvantaged Persons
  10. Libraries for Children and Young Adults
  11. School Libraries and Resource Centers
  12. Bibliography
  13. Cataloguing
  14. Acquisition and Collection Development
  15. Document Delivery and Resource Sharing
  16. Serials and Other Continuing Resources
  17. Government Information and Official Publications
  18. Rare Books and Manuscripts
  19. Preservation and Conservation
  20. Library Buildings and Equipment
  21. Information Technology
  22. Statistics and Evaluation
  23. Education and Training
  24. Library Theory and Research
  25. Africa
  26. Asia and Oceania
  27. Latin America and the Caribbean
  28. Health and Biosciences Libraries
  29. Classification and Indexing
  30. Art Libraries
  31. Libraries for the Blind
  32. Library Services to Multicultural Populations
  33. Literacy and Reading
    [before December 2007 called: Reading]
  34. Management and Marketing
  35. Audiovisual and Multimedia
  36. Reference and Information Services
  37. Genealogy and Local History
  38. -
  39. Newspapers
  40. Management of Library Associations
  41. -
  42. Information Literacy
  43. Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning
  44. Library History
  45. -
  46. Metropolitan Libraries
  47. Knowledge Management
  48. Law Libraries

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