[Libs-Or] [Fwd: [ALACOUN:13723] Fwd: Sri Lanka Disaster Management
Committee for Libraries,
Information Services and Archives established]
diedrec at charter.net
Fri Jan 7 11:04:42 PST 2005
From: Alfred Kagan <akagan at uiuc.edu>
Date: 2005/01/07 Fri AM 07:03:15 PST
To: ALA Council List <alacoun at ala.org>
Subject: [ALACOUN:13723] Fwd: Sri Lanka Disaster Management Committee for Libraries, Information Services and Archives established
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> From: sophie.felfoldi at ifla.nl
> Date: January 7, 2005 8:13:08 AM CST
> To: ifla-l at infoserv.inist.fr
> Subject: Sri Lanka Disaster Management Committee for Libraries,
> Information Services and Archives established
> Sri Lanka Disaster Management Committee for Libraries, Information
> Services and Archives established
> With the assistance of the National Library and Documentation Centre,
> Unesco, IFLA and a number of Sri Lankan organisations today formally
> established the Sri Lanka Disaster Management Committee for Libraries,
> Information Services and Archives [SL DMC for LISA].
> It comprises representatives from the National Library and
> Documentation Services Board, the Department of National Archives, Sri
> Lanka Library Association, the National Institute for Library and
> Information Sciences, National Science Foundation, from the Ministries
> of Culture, Education & Higher Education and from Unesco and IFLA.
> In draft already are a Constitution, Objectives and an Action Plan.
> The DMC for LISA's primary aim will be to rehabilate libraries,
> archives and information services destroyed or damaged by the tsunami
> after completion of a survey of the damage.
> This is now nearly complete despite the many difficulties occasioned
> by damaged roads and missing bridges and debris everywhere and more
> recently flooding from the monsoon rains.
> A primary aim will be to take the opportunities provided by the
> disastrous tidal waves, three in all, to move forward and develop
> libraries and information services appropriate to the Information
> Society. Lists of requirements are nearly ready and these will be
> agreed at a meeting on Monday (10th of January 2005) after which it is
> intended to be very specific in the requests for monies, library
> furniture and equipment, IT equipment, books and AV and other
> materials and also advice and expertise.
> The list is expected to be available by Monday evening and it is will
> be widely publicised and put up on IFLANET:
> Please watch this space!
> Russell Bowden
> Honorary Fellow of IFLA
> KOTTAWA, Sri Lanka
African Studies Bibliogrpaher and Professor of Library Administration
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