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Conference on oral traditions

From: Manning Ralph <rwm>
Date: Monday, November 23, 1998
Collecting and Safeguarding Oral Traditions: An International
Organized as a Satellite Meeting of the General Conference of the
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
August 16-19, 1999
Khon Kaen, Thailand

A 4-day Conference will be held on the theme of  Collecting and
Safeguarding Oral Traditions  in Khon Kaen, Northeastern Thailand,
from 16-19 August 1999.  This Conference is open to all with an
interest in the preservation of oral traditions.

Within the context of the UNESCO  Memory of the World  Program, the
Conference will deal with various aspects of collecting and
safeguarding oral heritage, including the socio-cultural context;
collection methodologies and selection criteria; care, handling,
storage and preservation issues; and technical matters.  Included in
the Conference will be an excursion to the Research Institute of
Northeastern Arts and Culture and the Sirindhorn Isan Information
Center (Mahasarakham University, Thailand), an academic resource
centre with comprehensive information related to all aspects of
northeastern Thai cultures.

The Seminar venue will be the Khon Kaen Sofitel Hotel.  Special
rates have been arranged, beginning with US$45 per night.  There are
frequent flights between Khon Kaen and Bangkok.

This Conference was originally planned as part of the series of
biennial Pre-Session Seminars for developing countries, held under
the auspices of the IFLA Professional Board.  In 1999 it will be
organized as a Satellite Meeting.  Procedures for registration,
including the registration fee for this event will be announced
early in 1999.

Participants attending this Conference may wish to attend the 65th
IFLA Council and General Conference in Bangkok from 20-28 August,

Subsidies for travel and registration will be available to a limited
number of candidates from the developing world.  They will be
selected from the nominations already presented earlier in 1998 for
the originally planned Pre-Session Seminar.  Funding will be made
available from UNESCO, DANIDA, the IFLA ALP Core Programme and the
IFLA PAC Core Programme (South East Asia and the Pacific).

Additional information may be obtained from IFLA Headquarters or
from the Chairperson of the Satellite Meeting Planning Committee.

    IFLA Headquarters
    P.O. Box 95312
    2509 CH The Hague
    Fax: +31-70-3834827
    ifla [at] ifla__org

    Ralph W. Manning
    National Library of Canada
    Ottawa K1A 0N4
    Fax: 613-947-2916
    ralph.manning [at] nlc-bnc__ca

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