IFLA Satellite Meeting: The Challenge of Multiple Identities. Multiethnicity in Genealogy, Local History and Regional Memory – Challenges and Opportunities for Libraries and other Memory Institutions.

Date: 16-17 August 2017

Location: Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, Gedimino Ave. 51, Vilnius

Organizer: The Genealogy and Local History Section jointly with the Asia and Oceania Section and the Information Technology Section

Sponsors: Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania and Institute of Library and
Information Sciences, Faculty of Communication, Vilnius University.

Registration: participation in the IFLA Satellite Meeting is free of charge but registration is required for the both conference days.

We are pleased to inform you that the registration to IFLA Satellite Meeting will be closed on the 7th of August. We have only a few seats left. Register now to make sure you reserve your seat!

Overview of the Meeting:

Day One – Wednesday 16 AugustAn introduction to E-learning. This will be a combined presentation and workshop conducted by two experienced digital teachers (Tord Høivik and Kari Gerhardsen Vikestad) from Oslo and Akershus University of Applied Sciences, Norway.

Day Two – Thursday 17 August: Genealogy and Local History session includes ten brief and interesting presentations, with speakers from Hong Kong, Japan, Uganda, Nigeria, Brazil, Romania, Latvia and Lithuania, followed by small group discussions.

In the afternoon, our keynote speaker Daniel Horowitz from MyHeritage will present current developments and projects in the new and exciting field of DNA studies applied to genealogy. In
addition, Vigintas Stancelis from University of Vilnius will give a short presentation: Practical application of Open edX platform teaching Local History and Genealogy.


We are pleased to let you all know that the Papers for the Genealogy and Local History Pre-conference are now available at the IFLA Library: library.ifla.org/view/conferences/2017/2017-08-16/730.html

For additional information, please contact:
Bozena Rasmussen (bozennara@gmail.com)