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  1. 1. Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities Page titleWorld Library and Information Congress79th IFLA General Conference and AssemblySingapore17-23 August 2013 | www.ifla.orgFinal Announcement www.ifla.org 1
  2. 2. IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 | Singapore Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 | SingaporePage title Table of Contents Let’s keep sharing Let’s keep dreaming Table of Contents 3 Let’s keep innovating Greeting from the Minister for 4 Information, Communications and the Arts Let’s keep learning Official Invitation 5 Let’s keep gathering Important Information 6 Let’s keep collecting Important Dates to Remember 7 Let’s keep digitising About IFLA 8 Let’s keep preserving Congress Information 9 Let’s keep discovering Congress Overview 10 – 11 Let’s keep analysing IFLA WLIC 2013 National Committee 12 Let’s keep learning Satellite Meetings 13 – 14 Let’s keep working OCLC WorldShare Management Services provide Registration Information 15 – 19 libraries with a new approach to managing library Let’s keep building services cooperatively, including integrated Map of Singapore 20 – 21 acquisitions, cataloguing, user administration, Let’s keep dreaming resource sharing and e-resource management. Hotel Reservation 22 – 26 Accompanying Persons Tours 27 Let’s keep innovating Learn more at www.oclc.org. Library Visits 28 – 46 Let’s keep sharing Congress Tours 47 – 49 Let’s keep learning General Information A - Z 50 – 54 Let’s keep gathering Official Airline Network 55 – 56 Let’s keep collecting Let’s keep digitising2 www.ifla.org www.ifla.org 3
  3. 3. IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 | Singapore Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 | SingaporeGreeting from the Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts Official InvitationSingapore looks forward to welcoming delegates to the International Federation of Library Associations and On behalf of the National Committee of the International Federation of Library Associations and InstitutionsInstitutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress 2013. (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) 2013, I am delighted to invite you to the IFLA WLIC August 2013 in Singapore.Libraries are well-loved spaces where people from all walks of life come together to learn, exchange ideasand bond. They are also the gateways to knowledge and ideas, helping to enrich and empower people We are honoured to host the Congress, which is the leading professional event for the internationalwith literacy skills. library and information services sector. In a world of exponential information growth, WLIC’s importance is underscored by the need for international collaboration to ensure equitable access to information andToday, we are living in an increasingly connected world. New innovations and technologies are changing learning opportunities for every citizen. At the WLIC, information professionals have the valuable opportunitythe way we consume and create knowledge. Libraries need to evolve and adopt these new technologies to share insights and shape policies that address global challenges affecting our local communities.to better serve the changing needs of society. Libraries are at the cusp of technological developments that are revolutionising information access and use.The endless possibilities of merging technology and libraries are aptly reflected in the theme, Future Libraries: Information has never been more conveniently available on so many devices and in many formats to pro-Infinite Possibilities. We can look forward to many engaging discussions on library services, best practices, vide a myriad of learning experiences. At the same time, this information deluge presents new challengescontinuing professional development, information literacy and library leadership at the 2013 Congress. to processing, sense-making, and ethical use. Hence, libraries and information professionals have a vitalI believe that through these discussions, we can develop a deeper understanding of the trends that are role to play in harnessing the infinite possibilities that today’s technologies offer for information access andshaping the information landscape. service delivery.Singapore is a small nation where East meets West, where the traditional co-exists with the modern, and It is timely, therefore, that the theme for IFLA WLIC 2013 is Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities. Librarieswhere people of different races and religions live together in harmony. Our libraries constantly ensure that have the power to be a positive force for change on multiple fronts. Libraries empower individuals with theknowledge, whether for education, career advancement, self improvement and leisure, is widely accessible resources to be lifelong learners, while engaging families and communities in collaborative reading andto everyone. Libraries are therefore a key social pillar. While we started humbly, our libraries have grown over learning pursuits. To touch the minds and hearts of communities, librarians and information professionalsthe years. They now house an impressive and ever expanding collection of books, as well as provide world must be connected to the local communities they serve, providing services that are relevant to local needs,class services in line with international standards. So it is with much pride that I look forward to meeting you and connect citizens to the world’s knowledge and creativity.in Singapore, to share the collective experiences of all librarians in shaping a better world. We share IFLA’s commitment to further the interests of library and information professionals and lookWhile in Singapore, let me also invite you to enjoy the various sights, sounds and tastes that our city has forward to making this Congress a stimulating and memorable one for you. Located at the crossroadsto offer. Come and discover our unique blend of cultures, reflected in our food, architecture and way of life. of Asia and with access to the fascinating troves of culture in our surrounding countries, Singapore is aWe welcome you to Singapore in August 2013. cosmopolitan blend of modernity and multi-culturalism with its confluence of diverse races, cultures, and languages. The IFLA WLIC 2013 National Committee and the Singapore library community are pleased to invite you to experience the vibrant sights, sounds, and tastes of Singapore’s cultural tapestry and warm hospitality. See you in Singapore in August 2013!Dr Yaacob Ibrahim Elaine NgMinister for Information, Communications and the Arts Chair of the IFLA WLIC 2013 National CommitteeSingapore4 www.ifla.org www.ifla.org 5
  4. 4. IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 | Singapore Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 | SingaporeImportant Information Important Dates to RememberCongress Organiser Congress Secretariat Start of Online Registration 1 October 2012IFLA WLIC 2013 Start of Accommodation Booking 14 January 2013PO Box 95312 I F LA c/o K.I.T. Group GmbH –NL - 2509 CH The Hague Association & Conference Early Registration Fees Deadline 15 May 2013Netherlands ManagementTel.: +31 70 31 40884 Kurfürstendamm 71 Standard Registration Fees Deadline 14 August 2013Fax: +31 70 38 34827 DE - 10709 BerlinEmail: ifla@ifla.org Germany Onsite Registration 16 August 2013 Tel.: +49 30 24 60 3-329IFLA WLIC 2013 Fax: +49 30 24 60 3-399 Congress Dates 17 – 23 August 2013National Committee Secretariat Email: wlic2013@kit-group.orgNational Library Board#14-01, 100 Victoria StreetSingapore 188064 RegistrationTan Keat Fong c/o K.I.T. Group GmbHTel.: +65 6332 3347 Tel.: +49 30 24 60 3-380Fax: +65 6332 3611 Fax: +49 30 24 60 3-399Email: keatfong@nlb.gov.sg Email: wlic2013-registration@kit-group.orgPetrina AngTel.: +65 6332 3610 AccommodationFax: +65 6332 3611Email: Petrina_Ang@nlb.gov.sg c/o K.I.T. Group GmbH Tel.: +49 30 24 60 3-380 Fax: +49 30 24 60 3-399Congress Venue Email: wlic2013-hotel@kit-group.orgSuntec Singapore InternationalConvention & Exhibition Centre Exhibition / Sponsoring1 Raffles BoulevardSuntec City c/o K.I.T. Group GmbHSingapore 039593 Tel.: +49 30 24 60 3-275 Fax: +49 30 24 60 3-399Estella Kang Email: wlic2013-sponsorship@kit-group.orgTel.: +65 6825 2252Fax: +65 6825 2222Email: Estella.Kang@suntecsingapore.com6 www.ifla.org www.ifla.org 7
  5. 5. IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 | Singapore Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 | SingaporeAbout IFLA Congress InformationIFLA is the international organisation for library and information associations, institutions and librarians Congress Venue Sponsorshipin the user communities they serve throughout the world. It is the trusted global voice of the libraryand information community, and drives equitable access to information and knowledge for all. Suntec Singapore International Convention & IFLA offers a range of commercial sponsorship Exhibition Centre is a world-class venue located opportunities for IFLA WLIC 2013. These can be at the heart of Asia’s most integrated meetings, con- booked online via the Exhibition and Sponsorship To advance the interest of its members IFLA: ventions and exhibitions hub. With versatile floor Ordering System (ESOS®). For further information I F LA space, this award-winning venue with top-notch regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities▪▪ furthers accessibility, protection, and preservation facilities and services is designed to cater to a please contact the Congress Secretariat: of documentary cultural heritage; diverse range of events from 10 to 20,000 persons. wlic2013-sponsorship@kit-group.org▪▪ supports a library and information profession IFLA does this by creating strategic alliances, It offers direct access to 5,200 hotel rooms, 1,000 which anticipates and responds to the needs of enhancing professional education, developing retail outlets, 300 restaurants, 6 museums and a Congress Material communities worldwide; professional standards, disseminating best practice world-class performing arts centre, Esplanade-▪▪ drives high standards in library and information and advancing relevant scientific and professional Theatres on the Bay, all within a 15-minute walk. Congress material will be available for collection services and professional practices; knowledge. It is committed to enabling all members Conveniently located adjacent to the Central Bus- onsite at the registration desk.▪▪ encourages widespread understanding of the of the Federation to engage in, and benefit from, iness District, it is a mere 20 minutes away from value and importance of high quality library and its activities without regard to citizenship, disabi- Changi International Airport. IFLA Congress Communication information services in the public, private and lity, ethnic origin, gender, geographical location, voluntary sectors; language, political philosophy, race or religion. Core Congress Dates IFLA will communicate news items through several▪▪ promotes libraries as vital institutions that enhance channels before and during the Congress, such as people’s lives through equitable access to IFLA embraces the principles of freedom of access 17-23 August 2013 the IFLA Mailing List, a Pre-Congress Newsletter, knowledge and information; to information, ideas and works of imagination and The Opening Ceremony and the Exhibition social media and a special Congress website. freedom of expression embodied in Article 19 of Reception will take place at the Suntec Singapore the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and International Convention & Exhibition Centre on IFLA WLIC 2013 Website that people, communities and organisations need Sunday, 18 August. universal and equitable access to these for their Information regarding the Congress will be social, educational, cultural, democratic and Exhibition frequently updated on the IFLA website. We economic well-being. recommend visiting the IFLA website regularly to IFLA will also hold a trade exhibition at the Suntec keep up-to-date with the latest news and information The Royal Library, the national library of the Singapore International Convention & Exhibition regarding IFLA WLIC 2013. www.ifla.org Netherlands, in The Hague, generously hosts our Centre in conjunction with the World Library and headquarters. Information Congress. Attendees are invited to visit Congress Secretariat the exhibition which will be open from the afternoon of Sunday, 18 August until Wednesday, 21 August. K.I.T. Group GmbH Association & Conference Final opening hours will be included in the Congress Management has been appointed as the Congress Programme. Secretariat for the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013.8 www.ifla.org www.ifla.org 9
  6. 6. IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 | Singapore Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 | SingaporeCongress Overview Congress OverviewFriday 16 August Saturday 17 August Sunday 18 August Monday 19 August Tuesday 20 August Wednesday 21 August Thursday 22 August Friday 23 August PC Meeting Leadership Brief Leadership Forums Plenary Plenary Plenary Sessions 08.30–11.00 08.00–09.30 08.30–10.00 Session Session Session 08.30–10.30 08.30–09.15 08.30–09.15 08.30–09.15 SC Meetings Newcomers Session Sessions Sessions Sessions Sessions 09.45–12.15 08.30–10.00 09.30–11.30 09.30–11.30 09.30–11.30 10.45–12.45 Exhibition 09.30–14.30 SC Meetings Opening Ceremony Sessions Sessions Sessions 12.30–15.00 10.30–12.00 11.45–12.45 11.45–12.45 11.45–12.45 Poster Sessions 09.30–17.30 Poster Session 09.30–17.30 Exhibition 09.30–17.30 Exhibition 09.30–17.30 Full day & Half day GB Meetings SC Meetings President’s Lunch Lunch Break & Library Visits 11.30–17.00 15.15–17.45 (invited) Exhibition Visits 12.15–14.00 12.45–13.45 Lunch Break & Lunch Break & Lunch Break Exhibition Exhibition 12.45–13.45 IFLA Market Visits Visits 12.15–13.30 12.45–13.45 12.45–13.45 Africa Caucus Sessions Sessions Sessions Sessions Sessions Canada Caucus 13.45–15.45 13.45–15.45 13.45–15.45 13.45–15.45 13.45–15.45 17.30–18.30 Caucus Exhibition & Opening Sessions Sessions General Assembly Closing Session Meetings Party 16.00–18.00 16.00–18.00 16.15–18.00 16.15–17.30 18.30–19.30 16.00–18.00 Officers Reception Cultural/Social event (by invitation only)10 www.ifla.org www.ifla.org 11
  7. 7. IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 | Singapore Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 | SingaporeIFLA WLIC 2013 National Committee Satellite MeetingsIFLA WLIC 2013 National Committee Ngian Lek Choh 1. Title/Theme: Copyrights Notwithstanding: Collaborative Newspaper Digitization, Deputy Chief Executive Access and PreservationElaine Ng Director, National Library Dates: 13 to 15 August 2013Chair, IFLA WLIC 2013 National Committee National Library Board Location: National Library of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaChief Executive Officer, National Library Board Sponsor: Newspapers Section Tay Ai ChengGene Tan Assistant Chief Executive 2. Title/Theme: Creating Tomorrow’s LibrariesPresident, Library Association of Singapore Chief Librarian, Public Library Services Dates: 13 to 15 August 2013Director, National Library Arts & National Library Board Location: TBASingapore Memory Office Sponsor: Public Libraries SectionNational Library Board Winston Ong Assistant Chief Executive 3. Title/Theme: Advocacy for School LibrariesChoy Fatt Cheong Corporate Development and Relations Dates: 24 August 2013University Librarian National Library Board Location: University of Malaya, Kuala LumpurNanyang Technological University Sponsor: School Libraries & Resource Centers SectionPuspa Yeow IFLA WLIC 2013 Advisory Board 4. Title/Theme: Redefining and Refining Information Literacy and Reference Services in theDeputy Director Digital AgeTemasek Polytechnic Library Schubert Foo Dates: 15 and 16 August 2013 Associate Dean (General Studies) Location: to be provided by the National Library of SingaporeSylvia Yap College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences Sponsor: Information Literacy Section and Reference & Information Services SectionUniversity Librarian Nanyang Technological UniversityNational University of Singapore 5. Title/Theme: Preserving and Digitizing All Forms of Children’s Literature, to Create the Future Dato’ Raslin bin Abu Bakar (working title)Christopher Khoo Director General Dates: 14 and 15 August 2013Associate Professor National Library of Malaysia Location: Bangkok, Thailand – Host TBAWee Kim Wee School of Communication Sponsor: Libraries for children & Young Adults and PACand Information Wilawan SapphansaenNanyang Technological University Director 6. Title/Theme: In recent years, many libraries have used ethnographic research models to National Library of Thailand conduct research on undergraduate student work habits and how these mightLiew Choon Boon influence the design of library spaces and services. - The focus of the meetingSenior Director, Industry and the Arts Sri Sularsih is to present research on the topic and bring together librarians from researchDirector, Arts and Heritage Division Director institutions who might wish engage in collaborative research in this areaMinistry of Information, Communications and the Arts National Library of Indonesia Dates: 14 and 15 August 2013 Location: Agency For Science, Technology And Research (A*STAR), SingaporeJeannie Lim Sponsor: Library Theory & Research SectionExecutive DirectorConventions & Meetings and Exhibitions &Conferences, Singapore Tourism Board12 www.ifla.org www.ifla.org 13
  8. 8. IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 | Singapore Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 | SingaporeSatellite Meetings Registration Information 7. Title/Theme: The Future of LIS Education in Developing Countries: The Road Ahead Definitions Only fully completed registrations will be accepted. Dates: 14 and 15 August 2013 The registration fee is based on the date of the Location: School of Communications and Information, Nanyang Technological University, K.I.T. Group GmbH Association & Conference receipt of the registration and the payment in full in Singapore Management is the Professional Conference accordance with the deadlines mentioned above. Sponsor: LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group, Div V Organiser appointed by IFLA for the IFLA World Should one deadline be missed, the next applicable Library and Information Congress, 17 – 23 August fee will be charged automatically. The registration 8. Title/Theme: Establishing the Librarian in the Health Research Process 2013 in Singapore. The organiser leads the Congress will only be confirmed upon receipt of payment Dates: 15 August 2013 Secretariat and is responsible for registration in full. Each participant will receive electronic Location: TBA services, hotel accommodation, sponsorship confirmation of their registration. Sponsor: Health & Biosciences Section opportunities, exhibition management and the logistics for social events. If the maximum attendee capacity is reached, the 9. Title/Theme: IFLAcamp² organisers reserve the right to refuse any registration. Dates: pre-conference 2 days, dates TBA General Terms and Conditions for Re- Location: Li Ka Shing Library, Singapore Management University, Singapore gistration To be eligible to register for the Congress, attendees Sponsor: New Professionals Special Interest Group, Div IV must be at least 18 years old. Attendees may be These General Terms and Conditions are valid for asked to present an official identity card stating 10. Title/Theme: Global Collaboration of Information Schools each attendee registered for the IFLA World Library their age. Dates: pre-conference 1 full day, TBA and Information Congress, 17 – 23 August 2013 in Location: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Singapore (hereafter referred to as the ”Congress”). Sponsor: Education & Training Section Any person, delegate, accompanying person, Registration Fees student, media representative, speaker, or exhibitor 11. Title/Theme: Making Ends Meet: High Quality Design of Libraries on a Low Budget is considered an attendee. The registration fee for regular delegates includes Dates: 14 and 15 August 2013 entry to all sessions, the exhibition area, the poster Location: Goethe Inst., Li Ka Shing Library, Singapore Management University, Singapore area, the Opening Ceremony, the Closing Session, Sponsor: Library Buildings & Equipment Section Congress Registration the Exhibition Opening Party, the Cultural Evening and one library visit (based on availability). The registration deadlines are as follows: The registration fee for one-day registrations Early Registration deadline: includes entry to all sessions on the day of 15 May 2013 24.00 CET registration, the exhibition area on the day of regis- tration (if applicable), the poster area on the day of Standard Registration deadline: registration (if applicable) and to the official 14 August 2013 18.00 CET Congress Reception on the day of registration (if applicable). Onsite Registration: from 16 August 2013 The registration fee for accompanying persons includes entry to the exhibition area, the Opening Ceremony, the Closing Session, the Exhibition Opening Party and the Cultural Evening as well14 www.ifla.org www.ifla.org 15
  9. 9. IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 | Singapore Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 | SingaporeRegistration Information Registration Informationas one library visit (based on availability) and one To register as a media representative, please Congress Material Please make sure all bank fees are covered by thehalf-day sightseeing tour. Only one accompanying contact K.I.T. Group at wlic2013-registration@ submitting account and that the payment is free ofperson can be registered per delegate. kit-group.org in order to receive a media registration If the registration form and full payment are recei- charge for the receiver account. Please mention form. There is no registration fee for accredited ved no later than the early registration deadline your first and last name and “WLIC 2013” on theAll IFLA members are entitled to register at the media representatives. However, to register as a (15 May 2013) a Congress bag is included in the bank transfer. All bank transfers must be made bymember rates published. If you are not an IFLA media representative, you must submit a copy of registration fee for full delegates, students, spea- 31 July 2013.Personal Affiliate or Institutional Member, but a your official press card. kers and media representatives. If the registrationmember of your national association which is a form and/or full payment are received after the earlymember of IFLA, please contact your national registration deadline, the Congress Secretariat Letter of Confirmation /association or IFLA Headquarters for the correct Group Registration cannot guarantee that a Congress bag will be Payment Receiptmembership number. This number should be available. Day Delegates receive a Day Bag. Allentered on the registration form. Group Registration will be accepted for a minimum Congress materials will be handed out onsite at the A letter of confirmation / payment receipt will be of 10 participants. Congress bag counter. sent by email once the Congress Secretariat hasTo be able to register as a student, you must received the fully completed registration form andpresent a proof of fulltime enrolment at a recognised Please contact K.I.T. Group at the related payment.university or college for both the time of registration wlic2013-registration@kit-group.org Accepted Methods of Paymentand during the Congress. for further information. Please bring this confirmation to the Congress All registration fees should be paid in advance in venue and go directly to the Self Printing Terminals. Congress Registration Early Fees Standard Fees Onsite Fees EUR and made out to K.I.T. Group, mentioning The barcode on this document will allow you to in EUR(€)*  until 15 May 2013 until 14 August 2013 from 16 August 2013 WLIC 2013. Please do not forget to indicate your print your Congress name badge. first and last name on the payment. Payments can Full Rate - Non Member 600 710 830 be made by: General Information Full Rate - IFLA Member** 445 535 630 1. Credit Card Visa, AMEX or Eurocard/Mastercard are accepted. In addition to the payment receipt, general City/ IFLA Non-salaried Affiliate** 220 255 280 Credit cards are debited in EUR. Congress information will be sent to all delegates IFLA New Graduate Affiliate** 220 255 280 by email approximately six weeks prior to the 2. Bank Transfer Congress in addition to being available on the Student*** 220 255 280 Account Holder: K.I.T. Group GmbH, Commerz- Congress website. This will provide information and bank AG, Kurfürstendamm 237, DE-10719 Berlin advice helping you to prepare for your visit in Accompanying Person 290 355 420 Singapore and attendance at IFLA WLIC 2013. Bank Sorting Code 100 800 00 Please be certain to submit your email address Day Ticket 155 180 210 K.I.T. Group Account Number: 05 140 018 08 when registering. SWIFT-CODE: DRESDEFF100 IBAN: DE55 1008 0000 0514 0018 08* All prices, categories and dates are indicative and subject to change. Reference: Participant number, name, code** IFLA membership number required.*** Student ID or official letter of University must be provided. (e.g. WLIC 2013)16 www.ifla.org www.ifla.org 17
  10. 10. IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 | Singapore Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 | SingaporeRegistration Information Registration InformationLetter of Invitation Registration Cancellation Policy Modification of the Congress General Terms and Conditions for Programme Library VisitsIndividuals requiring an official Letter of Invitation Notification of cancellation must be made in writingcan request one through the Congress website. and sent to the Congress Secretariat Registration The Congress Secretariat and the Congress Org- Full-day Library Visits, MalaysiaThe Letter of Invitation does not financially obligate Department by email or fax. The notification must aniser reserve the right to modify the programme, All Full-day Library Visits to Malaysia require pre-the Congress organisers in any way. All expenses include all the relevant information regarding the which is published as an indication only. registration with a fee and are based on aincurred in relation to the Congress are the sole re- bank account to which a possible refund may be minimum number of 15 attendees. These visits willsponsibility of the attendee. remitted. take place on a coach with an English-speaking Cancellation of the Congress volunteer. Should the minimum number attendees If the written notification of cancellation is received not be reached, the Congress Secretariat reservesVisa Requirements before 15 May 2013 the paid registration fee less an In the event that the Congress cannot be held or is the right to cancel the tour and refund the amount administration fee of 50 EUR will be refunded. No postponed due to events beyond the control of paid. Prices may be subject to change for exceptionalIt is the sole responsibility of the attendee to take refunds will be made for cancellations received af- the Congress Organisers (Force Majeure) or due reasons beyond the control of the Congresscare of his / her visa requirements. Attendees who ter this date. Credit will not be given for unattended to events which are not attributable to wrongful Secretariat.require an entry visa must allow sufficient time for the events or early termination of attendance. intent or gross negligence of the Congress Org-application procedure. Attendees should contact anisers, the Congress Organisers cannot be held Notification of Cancellationthe nearest embassy or consulate to determine the liable by attendees for any damages, costs, or losses Notification of cancellation must be made in writingappropriate timing of their visa applications. It is Registration Name Change incurred, such as transportation costs, accommo- and sent to the Congress Secretariat Registrationrecommended to apply for a visa at least 3 months dation costs, financial losses, etc. Department by email or fax. The notification mustin advance of the Congress. When the registration A handling fee of 50 EUR will be charged for every include all the relevant information regarding thehas already been paid, the registration fee minus name change to an existing Congress registration. Under these circumstances, the Congress Org- bank account to which a possible refund may bea handling fee of 50 EUR will be refunded after the A new registration form for the substitute attendee anisers reserve the right to either retain the entire remitted.Congress if the visa was applied for in time, and should be submitted, as well as a proof for the registration fee and to use it for a future congress,proof of this, together with an official notice from reduced fee if applicable. Name changes will only or to reimburse the attendee after deducting costs If the written notification of cancellation is receivedthe embassy confirming that a visa could not be be accepted until the standard registration deadline already incurred for the organisation of the Congress before 15 May 2013 the paid fee will be refunded.granted, is forwarded to the Congress Secretariat. indicating clearly the new and old name. After the and which could not be recovered from third parties. No refunds will be made for cancellations received standard registration deadline (14 August 2013), all after this date. Credit will not be given for un- name changes must be carried out onsite. attended library visits.Certificate of Attendance All buses for Full-day Library Visits to Malaysia, startA Certificate of Attendance for regular delegates Lost Name Badge and end at the entrance of the Suntec Singaporeand students can only be acquired in the designated International Convention & Exhibition Centre.areas in the congress centre. It cannot be issued The name badge must be worn at all times duringafter the Congress. the Congress. Access to the Congress facilities will not be granted without a proper name badge. If an attendee loses, misplaces or forgets the name badge, a handling fee of 50 EUR will be charged for a new name badge. Upon handing out a new name badge, the lost badge will become invalid.18 www.ifla.org www.ifla.org 19
  11. 11. IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 | Singapore Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 | Singapore 12 (appr. 800 m) 15 (appr. 3.5 km) 8Page title Page title Singapore Botanic Gardens 3 6 14 10 National Library 13 Singapore Art Museum Suntec Singapore Fountain of Wealth International Convention & Exhibition Centre Ministry of Information, 1 Communications and the Arts Building 9 5 11 Singapore Flyer City Hall & Former Supreme Court Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay 4 Merlion 2 (appr. 7,5 km) Gardens by the Bay Chinatown (Bay South) Heritage Centre Lau Pa Sat Festival Market 720 www.ifla.org Sentosa Island www.ifla.org 21
  12. 12. IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 | Singapore Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 | SingaporeHotel Reservation Hotel ReservationReservation Bank Sorting Code: 100 800 00 Changes and Cancellations K.I.T. Group Account Number: 05 140 018 00Please note that demand for hotel rooms in SWIFT-CODE: DRESDEFF100 All changes and cancellations must be sent inSingapore is always very high. In order to avoid IBAN: DE77 1008 0000 0514 0018 00 writing (fax, letter or email), to the Congressdisappointment, early bookings are recommended. Reference: Participant number, name, code Secretariat Accommodation Department. PleaseTelephone reservations will not be accepted. (e.g. WLIC 2013) note that hotels will not accept any changes or cancellations directly.Hotel accommodation is subject to availability and Alternatively a bank transfer for the entirewill be allocated on a first come, first served basis. All accommodation amount can be made by this date. The Congress Secretariat will retain the deposit ofrates include breakfast, GST and service. Please note that all bank transfer costs must be 35 EUR for cancellations received before 3 June prepaid by the transmitter. 2013.All reservations must be made using the officialbooking form. Reservation by email or telephone Cheques will not be accepted. Regarding cancellations received between 3 Junecannot be accepted. 2013 and 10 July 2013; one full night accommo- From 3 June 2013, only payments made by credit dation cost will be charged by the CongressShould the selected hotel be sold out, the Congress card will be accepted, which will be debited upon Secretariat. For cancellations after 10 July 2013Secretariat Accommodation Department reserves the receipt of the booking. no refunds will be possible. After this date, theright to book a hotel in a similar category and price full value of reservation indicated on the hotel range. Should you plan to arrive at your hotel after 18.00, No invoice will be sent until the Congress Secretariat reservation form will be charged under all circum-please inform the Congress Secretariat Accommo- has received full payment. stances. For a reduction in the length of stay ordation Department at wlic2013-hotel@kit-group.org. in case of a no-show, no refunds will be made. Should the Congress Secretariat not receive The entire number of nights booked on the the payment on time or not be able to debit the hotel booking form and confirmed by thePayment provided credit card on 3 June 2013, the hotel Congress Secretariat Accommodation Department reservation will be cancelled corresponding to the will be charged. No-shows will be released at 1. Credit Card cancellation conditions. 09.00 the following day, and the accommodationUpon receipt of the hotel booking the Congress will not be refunded. If the hotel room can beSecretariat Accommodation Department will charge Please indicate WLIC 2013 Hotel, your name and resold, any resulting refunds will be made after thea deposit of 35 EUR. The remaining amount due participant number on all payments. Congress.for the entire accommodation costs will be chargedon 3 June 2013, and the Congress Secretariat willsend out an accommodation invoice. Confirmation & Invoice Alternative Accommodation 2. Bank Transfer until 3 June 2013 Confirmation of the hotel booking will be sent out Delegates are welcome to book their ownAccount Holder: K.I.T. Group GmbH, upon receipt of the housing request. The invoice accommodation other than the accommodationCommerzbank AG, Kurfürstendamm 237, will follow after the payment has been made after service offered by the Congress Secretariat.DE-10719 Berlin 3 June 2013.22 www.ifla.org www.ifla.org 23
  13. 13. IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 | Singapore Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 | SingaporeHotel Reservation Hotel Reservation **Public transport to **Public transport to SUNTEC Singapore SUNTEC Singapore * Double * Double International Convention * Double * Double International Convention No. Hotel single use room Webpage & Exhibition Centre No. Hotel single use room Webpage & Exhibition Centre 5 Stars 6 Landmark S$ 282 S$ 306 http://www.stayvillage.com/ Walk to the Bugis MRT 1 Conrad S$ 450 S$ 480 http://singapore. Walk to the Promenade Hotel landmark/ Station and take the train Centennial conradmeetings.com/ MRT Station and take to the City Hall MRT Sta- Singapore the train to Esplanade tion. SUNTEC is approx. MRT Station. SUNTEC is 500m from this stop. less than 200m from this 7 M Hotel S$ 320 S$ 340 http://www.millenniumho- Walk to the Palmer Rd, station. Singapore tels.com.sg/mhotelsingapo- Bef Shenton Way bus 4 Stars re/index.html stop and take bus number 2 Grand S$ 270 S$ 294 http://www.grandmercure- Walk to the Joo Chiat Rd, 700 to Esplanade Dr, Es- Mecure roxy.com.sg/ Katong Mall bus stop and planade Bridge. SUNTEC Roxy Hotel take bus number 16 to is approx. 400m from this Nicoll Highway, Suntec stop City. SUNTEC is less than 8 Orchard S$ 340 S$ 360 http://www.millenniumho- Walk to the Orchard Rd, 300m from this station. Hotel tels.com.sg/orchardhotel- Delfi Orchard bus stop 3 Holiday Inn S$ 407 S$ 430 http://www.holidayinn.com Walk to the Somerset Singapore singapore/index.html and take bus number Orchard MRT Station and take 36/106/111 to Tema- the train to (CCL) Dhoby sek Boulevard, Suntec Ghaut MRT Station. Convention Ctr. SUNTEC Change here and take is less than 100m from the train to Esplanade this stop. MRT Station. SUNTEC is 9 Peninsula S$ 306 S$ 329 http://www.ytchotels.com. Walk to the Bras Basah less than 200m from this Excelsior sg/peninsulaexcelsior/ MRT Station and take the station. Hotel train to Bras Basah MRT 4 Copthorne S$ 329 S$ 353 http://www.millennium- Walk to the Zion Rd, Blk Station. Change here and King‘s Hotel hotels.com.sg/copthorne- 94 bus stop and take bus travel to the Esplanade Singapore kingssingapore/index.html number 195 to Raffles MRT Station. SUNTEC is Boulevard, Pan Pacific less than 200m from this Hotel. SUNTEC is less stop. than 250m from this stop. 10 Rendezvous S$ 300 S$ 330 http://www.rendezvousho- Walk to the Bras Basah 5 Grand S$ 378 S$ 400 http://www.millenniumho- Walk to the Zion Rd, Blk Grand Hotel tels.com/singapore/ MRT Station and take the Copthorne tels.com.sg/grandcopthor- 94 bus stop and take bus Singapore train to Bras Basah MRT Waterfront newaterfront/index.html number 195 to Raffles Station. Change here and Hotel Boulevard, Pan Pacific travel to the Esplanade Hotel. SUNTEC is less MRT Station. SUNTEC is than 250m from this stop. less than 200m from this stop.24 www.ifla.org www.ifla.org 25
  14. 14. IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 | Singapore Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 | SingaporeHotel Reservation Accompanying Persons Tours **Public transport to SUNTEC Singapore * Double * Double A half-day sightseeing tour is included in the Accompanying Persons registration package. IFLA and International Convention No. Hotel single use room Webpage & Exhibition Centre the National Committee are delighted to offer two options for the Accompanying Persons Programme. 11 Studio M S$ 301 S$ 353 http://www.studiomhotel. Walk to the River Valley Tickets for one half-day guided bus tour can be reserved during the online registration process or Hotel com/ Rd, Opp Mohd Sultan Rd when registering onsite at the Congress. Please note these tours are subject to availability. bus stop and take bus number 195 to Raffles Boulevard, Pan Pacific Hotel. SUNTEC is approx. 200m from this stop. Accompanying Persons Tour 1 12 V Lavender S$ 225 S$ 240 http://www.vhotel.sg/ Walk to the Lavender MRT Hotel Station and take the train Heritage Tour to the City Hall MRT Sta- Date: 19 August 2013 tion. SUNTEC is approx. Time: 09.00 500m from this stop. 3 Stars Trace the amazing adventures of the early Chinese immigrants with a glimpse of the Chinese culture and 13 Hotel S$ 339 S$ 387 http://www.hotelgrandpaci- Walk to the Bras Basah local lifestyle. Learn about the rich cultural history of old Chinatown and gain an insight into the appalling Grand fic.com.sg/ MRT Station and take the Pacific train to Bras Basah MRT living conditions in the dark and cramped quarters of a typical Chinatown shop house in the 1950s. The Station. Change here and walking tour involves visits to medical halls, a temple, a wet market with fresh produce and the opportu- travel to the Esplanade nity to interact with the locals. MRT Station. SUNTEC is less than 200m from this stop. 14 Ibis S$ 235 S$ 253 http://www.accorhotels. Walk to the Bras Basah Accompanying Persons Tour 2 Singapore com/gb/hotel-6657-ibis- MRT Station and take the on singapore-on-bencoolen/ train to Bras Basah MRT Garden City Tour Bencoolen index.shtml Station. Change here and Date: 20 August 2013 travel to the Esplanade Time: 09.00 MRT Station. SUNTEC is less than 200m from this stop. Discover why Singapore is known as the city in a garden! Visit the National Orchid Garden, home to over 15 Ibis S$ 220 S$ 235 http://www.accorhotels. Walk to the Thomson 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids; the HortPark, a one-stop gardening hub of gardening-related, recrea- Singapore com/gb/hotel-7451-ibis- Rd, Opp Thomson Med tional, educational research under one vast canopy in a park setting. Explore Gardens by the Bay: 101 Novena singapore-novena/index. Ctr bus stop and take hectares with three waterfront gardens. shtml bus number 851 to North Bridge Rd, Cosmic Insurance Bldg. SUNTEC is less than 500m from this stop.* All rates are per room and night including GST and breakfast and are indicative and subject to change. Please see final rates when booking online.** Distances and times indicate approximate travel via public transport to the Suntec Exhibition and Convention Centre.26 www.ifla.org www.ifla.org 27

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