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IFLA 2014 Pre-Conference

Digital Transformation and the Changing Role of News Media in the 21st Century

Dates: August 13-14, 2014
Venue: International Telecommunication Union, Geneva, Switzerland
Montbrillant building entrance, 2, rue de Varembé

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Theme: Digital transformation of news media

​Newspapers are highly esteemed historical sources, and their digital transformation multiplies their usage. Current digital news media constantly develop new channels and modes of communication, redefine the roles of all stakeholders, and transform the news into an infinite process. The IFLA 2014 Pre-Conference focuses on the transformation aspects of both digitized as well as born digital news media. ​

Organizer: ​IFLA Newspaper Section - Partner : AGBD


The IFLA Newspaper Section ( is the organizer of this 2014 Satellite Meeting


AGBD is our partner for organizing this conference. L’association genevoise des bibliothécaires et professionnels diplômés en information documentaire (AGBD) est une association à but non lucratif fondée en 1972. C’est un groupe d’intérêt de l’association Bibliothèque Information Suisse (BIS).

Host & Secretariat : International Telecommunication Union

The Satellite Meeting will take place at the International Telecommunication Union, in its Geneva headquarters. 

The Secretariat of the Satellite Meeting is run by the ITU Library & Archives Service. You can contact them by email ( or by phone +41-22-730-53-03. Your contact is Susanne Schafer.



Other IFLA meetings in Geneva !

Three IFLA Satellite Meetings (pre-conferences) are taking place in Geneva at the same moment (FLYER)
  • a Satellite Meeting organized by the IFLA PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION section on 13 and 14 August 2014. This conference is co-organized with the Geneva Library Association (AGBD), Association for International Librarians in Geneva (AILIS) and the School for Information Sciences in Geneva (HEG). It will take place at the Maison de la Paix. Registration is for free. For more information please visit this web site
  • a Satellite Meeting organized by the IFLA FAIFE programme on 14 and 15 August 2014. This conference is co-organized by and will take place in the Château de Bossey; conference presentations will be both in English and in French. For more information please visit this web site

A joint event for all Satellite Meetings on 14th August 2014:
Participants of the three Satellite Meetings will be invited to a cocktail party at the Palais Eynard, on Thursday 14 August at 6 p.m. The cocktail is offered by the City of Geneva, Department of Culture, and by city magistrate Sami Kanaan. For more information please visit this web page

IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 2014 (Lyon, France)

​The IFLA World Library and Information Congress, which is also the IFLA General Conference and Assembly, is traditionally held annually in varying parts of the globe.

The IFLA World Library and Information Congress is the international flagship professional and trade event for the library and information services sector.
It brings together over 3,500 participants from more than 120 countries. It sets the international agenda for the profession and offers opportunities for networking and professional development to all delegates. The congress also offers an international trade exhibition with over 80 exhibitors and an exhibition of approximately 1000sqm. The combined buying power of all delegates can be estimated at more than 1.2 billion dollars.

The Congress IFLA WLIC 2014 will be held in Lyon, France, from 16-22 August 2014.

Congress theme: Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge