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From: Tuula Haavisto (tuulah@kaapeli.fi)
Date: pe 13 marras 1998 - 11:53:42 EET


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Dear colleagues

Sorry for cross-mailing for those who meet this message on several mailing lists.

6-8 January the 2nd International Congress on Internet and Politics will
be organized in Espoo, on the capital region of Finland, with special
programmes in three other cities in Finland on the 9th of Januar.

Among the key-note speakers and their themes there are
Benjamin Barber, Professor/Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
THE INTERNET: A PLACE FOR COMMERCE OR A PLACE FOR US?
Ted Becker, Professor/Auburn University & Christa Slaton, Professor/Auburn
University:
HOW THE INTERNET IS TRANSFORMING REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY AROUND THE WORLD
Chun Wei Choo, Professor/University of Toronto
HUMAN INFORMATION SEEKING BEHAVIORS AND MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION
Bertil Haarder, Vice-President/European Parliament
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AS A LIBERATING FACTOR
and Dr. Jens Thorhauge, the Director of the Danish National Library
Authority
INTERNET AND THE ROLE OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Libraries have been in a central position in making the programme of the
conference. In this conference librarians have a possibility to get in
contact with decisionmakers and researchers.

There are together 16 plenum papers and 34 sessions available, covering
themes like Access to information, New citizenship and democracy in
information society and Democracy, Internet and non-governmental
organisations

Two of the sessions are organized by the Finnish Library Association:

In session n:o 8. Copyright and Public Access to Information, the
copyright lawyer of the Australian Council for Library ans Information
Services, Annabelle Herd, tells why the WIPO Copyright Treaty is in
Australia adopted in a more favorable way for libraries than in Europe and
in the United States. There will also be a panel discussion with Annabelle
Herd, Frode Bakken from Norwegian Library Association, Jukka Liedes from
the Ministry of Education/Finland, and Tarja Koskinen-Olsson from
Kopiosto, one of the Finnish collecting societies and Chair of
IInternational Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations' (IFRRO).

Session 9. Public libraries as open access points to information and
culture, will present two speakers. Marian Koren from the NBLC/Holland
will compare access to information as a right of a human being and as a
citizen right. Matti Sarmela from the Helsinki City Library will tell
about common efforts of Finnish public libraries to organize web
documents.

The participant fee will raise on the 20th of November (1 ecu ~ 6 FIM, 1
US$ ~ 5,1 FIM):
BEFORE 20 NOVEMBER
* 1200 FIM presenters
* 1800 FIM delegates from Universities or Research Institutes
* 2800 FIM other delegates
* 1000 FIM accompanying persons

AFTER 20 NOVEMBER
* 2300 FIM presenters
* 2300 FIM delegates from Universities or Research Institutes
* 3500 FIM other delegates
* 1000 FIM accompanying persons

Intrested can ask me about hotels with reasonable prices (tuulah@fla.fi).

More information about the conference is available on the Internet: http://www.kolumbus.fi/pi99/index2.html

Tuula Haavisto,
member of the organizing committee on behalf of the
Finnish Library Association

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Tuula Haavisto
CECUP Project Manager

e-mail tuulah@fla.fi c/o Virtual Office
mobile tel. +358 - 40 - 568 9396 Haemeentie 153 B
In Finland 040 - 568 9396 FIN-00560 Helsinki
faxes: +358 - 9 - 560 70 550 Finland
and 560 70 554



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