The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) held its 78th General Conference and Assembly on 11-17 August 2012 in Helsinki, Finland. With about 4,000 participants, this conference was one of the largest IFLA conferences ever.
Abstracts of the regular tracks are available through the programme at the conference website. In addition, I would like to draw attention to the presentations held by a diverse group of representatives at the Exhibition area: http://www.libraries.fi/finnishlibraryworld/presentations/. They cover too many subjects to be summarized here, so please browse the list. Presentations on services of the National Library are also included.
On Friday, we gave short presentations to the visitors at the National Library of Finland. They may be found here:
- http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe201208216331 Esa-Pekka Keskitalo, Satu Niininen, and Matti Pitkälä: Digital Cultural Heritage at the National Library
- http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe201208176317 Aki Lassila: The National Digital Library of Finland – Public Interface FINNA
- For those dealing with electronic legal deposit, there is a description of practices in Finland: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe201101311162
- Requirement specifications for the public interface
- Digital Preservation Implementation Plan (2012), and the original report on digital preservation (2010)
- the Enterprise Architecture of the National Digital Library
- There is also an artcle about the costs and benefits of digital preservation available at http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe201111175828