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Conference on oral traditions

From: Manning Ralph <rwm>
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 1999
Collecting and Safeguarding Oral Traditions
An International Conference
Organized as a Satellite Meeting of the General Conference of the
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
Khon Kaen, Thailand
August 16-19, 1999

Local organization provided by Mahasarakham University

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 and traditions. Participants attending
this Conference may wish to attend the 65th IFLA Council and General
Conference in Bangkok from 20-28 August, 1999.

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.  Registration fees
have been set at US$220 which includes the cost of all meals not
provided by the hotel, the excursion and all other conference
expenses.  Early registration is recommended.  After June 1, 1999,
the registration fee will increase to US$270. To register, please
access the registration form which can be found in Adobe Acrobat PDF
format (13KB) on the IFLANET WWW site

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

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:66
                Distributed: Thursday, February 11, 1999
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Received on Wednesday, 10 February, 1999

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