The Library and Information Consortium of Kyrgyzstan, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Kyrgyz Republic, international and public organizations, is holding the VIII International Conference “Issyk-Kul 2007. Libraries and Democratization of Society”.

The conference will take place from 1 to 5 October 2007.

The theme of the 2007 conference:
” Equal opportunities and equal access to knowledge and information in the electronic environment ”

It is planned to organize sections, round tables and presentations on the following topics:

Kyrgyzstan
Sections topics:

Fund formation and knowledge resource management
Organization and use of information in the electronic environment
Corporate communication and collaboration
Development of the information infrastructure of the Central Asian republics and international library cooperation
Roundtable topics:

Young in Librarianship: Advances and Opportunities
Museums, libraries, archives in a single cultural space
Master class: Rural libraries – the gateway to knowledge and information