ABOUT a thousand librarians from around the world have gathered in Manila from March 25 to 30, 2006 for the 13th general conference of the Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSAL) at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel, Ortigas Center in Mandaluyong City.

CONSAL, now on its 36th year, is holding the conference to serve as a forum for the exchange of views, opinions, and experiences to enable it to draw up realistic and more meaningful programmes of cooperation and formulate appropriate plans of action. Primarily, the gathering hopes to be able to come up with measures to preserve the national heritage of its member countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Topics of plenary papers and panel discussions include:

  • Resource-sharing initiatives
  • Preservation, conservation and copyright
  • Legal depository collaboration programs
  • Library profession, library education and training and development

PCIJ librarian Vernon Totanes (of Filipino Librarian blog fame) is scheduled to deliver a talk on “Blogging 101 for Librarians” tomorrow, March 29, at around 10:30 a.m. Preceding his talk is a presentation on the Philippine e-Library at 8 a.m.

For more information, visit the conference website and blog.

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March 29th, 2006 at 8:32 am

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April 12th, 2006 at 4:59 pm

[…] Bloggers and non-bloggers may attend iblog2 for free. Register here. It will be held at the UP College of Law in Diliman, Quezon City. Check out the map and the schedule of plenary and parallel sessions. For a brief introduction to blogging, read the excerpt below taken from “Blogging 101 for Librarians,” which was presented at the recent Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians held in Manila. […]

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