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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: 2, rue de Varembé

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. ​

Papers and presentations

You can find the Papers and Presentations of this IFLA Pre-Conference on the IFLA web site at this location

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 took place at the International Telecommunication Union, in its Geneva headquarters. 

The Secretariat of the Satellite Meeting was run by the ITU Library & Archives Service.

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