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 Minutes of the Cape   Town Meeting 2015




Keynote Address Introduction, J. Mark Sweeney, Associate Librarian for Library Services, Library of Congress


Panelist Presentations

·        Protecting a Federal Investment—Archive of American Public Broadcasting (AAPB), Gregory A. Lukow, Chief, National Audio-Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC), Library of Congress

·        Partnering with State Institutions—National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), Teri Sierra, Chief, Serial & Government Publications Division, Library of Congress

·        Promoting International and Intercultural Understanding—World Digital Library (WDL), John Van Oudenaren, Director for Scholarly & Educational Programs, Library of Congress

·        Connecting Members of Congress and their Constituents to the Legislative Process—CONGRESS.GOV, Cliff Cohen, Associate Director for Congressional Information and Publishing,

·        Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress


The Digital Market: What's new in National Libraries, NGOs and the Private Sector

Panelist Presentations

·        Lily Knibbeler, National Librarian, National Library of Netherland

·        Hisanori Tanaka, Director General, Digital Information Department of the National Diet Library, Japan

·        Skip Prichard, President and Chief Executive Officer, OCLC

·        Tom Leighton, Vice President, Thompson Reuters


What is the Next Technology? National Libraries to Look into the Future, Brewster Kahle, Founder, Digital Librarian, Internet Archive

Value of the National Library Patrice Landry, Swiss National Library (10 min)


Evolution of the ISSN network (10 minutes), Gaëlle Bequet, Director, ISSN International Centre / CIEPS


National Cultural Heritage –Sayed Reza Salehi, National Library and Archives Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran (10 min)



 Chairman's report