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Second Announcement

The 2nd Shanghai International Library Forum (SILF)

October 12-15, 2004, Shanghai Library

Call for papers

The Shanghai International Library Forum (SILF) is a biennial international event aimed at promoting professional and academic exchange among librarians and information professionals all over the world.  In 2002, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Shanghai Library successfully organized the First Shanghai International Library Forum.  More than 100 representatives from twelve countries attended the forum, 77 papers were published in the proceedings and 53 library and information professionals gave speeches at the meeting.  Knowledge management, reference services, interlibrary cooperation and digitization were the major themes of the first forum.

The 2nd Shanghai International Library Forum will be held on October 12-15, 2004, and the theme of this forum is "City Development and Library Services".  SILF 2004 will bring together librarians, researchers and scholars to discuss the latest achievements, innovations and the future related to the theme.  

In conjunction with the 2nd Shanghai International Library Forum, the Shanghai Library will host the DC (Dublin Core Metadata Initiative)-2004 Conference (

The sub themes are as follows:

I.         The Library and Lifelong Education

II.       The Reference Service and Research

III.     The Digital Library & Digital City

IV.      The Library and City’s Knowledge Infrastructure

V.        The Library and the World Expo

Those who are interested in the above themes are welcome to attend the forum.  Please submit an abstract of your paper to the Shanghai Library before May 12, 2004. The deadline for submitting the complete paper is June 30, 2004.

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Please Contact:

Ms. REN Xiapei: International Cooperation Division, Shanghai Library1555 Huai Hai Zhong Lu, Shanghai 200031, China

Fax: +86-21-64455006

For further information, please consult the website of the Forum at