NA MÍDIA: Free Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil – October 7th and 8th – SIBiUSP – THE FUTURE OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE



Dear Sir or Madam,

The University of São Paulo – USP, established in 1934, is comprised of more than 45 teaching and research units, as well as several specialized centers and museums. It is now recognized as the largest university in Latin America, constituting a community of approximately 110,000 people, including teachers, students and staff. It is in this context that, the University of São Paulo Integrated Library System – SIBiUSP is celebrating 30 years of existence. Created in 1981, the system serves 44 specialized libraries, distributed across nine cities, managing over eight million items in its physical and digital collections.

The activities planned for the celebrations will culminate in a major international conference with the participation of renowned national and international researchers working in the areas of literature, scientific knowledge, research and innovation. The event aims to reflect on the past and explore the scenario the system will be operating in over the next twenty years and will focus on four main themes: The future of books; The future of knowledge access for people with special needs; The future of scientific and intellectual production; and The future of libraries.

We would be honored to welcome you to our event. Please find below the provisional program.

We hope you will enjoy the celebrations and invite you to visit the hot site developed for the 30 Year celebrations:
International Congress 30 years of SIBiUSP – THE FUTURE OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE
7th – 8th October 2011
Parlatino Auditorium of the State Department for Rights of People with Disabilities – Latin America Memorial – Gate 10 – Avenida Auro Soares de Moura Andrade 664, Barra Funda, São Paulo / SP – Brazil
Researchers, professionals, teachers and students generally interested in issues relating to knowledge management and information.
600 (seats allocated in order of registration)

SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION: English/Portuguese/English


Friday, 07 October
09.30 – 12.30 – Roundtable 1: The future of books

  • Galeno Amorim – National Library Foundation (ROUNDTABLE COORDINATOR) (Brazil)
  • *Claudio Ruiz Gallardo – ONG Derechos Digitales (Chile)
  • Jean Claude Guedón – Université de Montréal / OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) (Canada)
  • Roberto Bahiense – Nuvem de Livros/Gol Grupo (Brazil)

14.00-17.00 – Roundtable 2: The future of knowledge access for people with special needs

  • Linamara Rizzo Battistella – Secretary of State of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (ROUNDTABLE COORDINATOR) (Brazil)
  • Albert K. Boekhorst – Information Literacy Section – IFLA / UNESCO (Holland)
  • Mara Gabrilli – Chamber  of Deputies (Brazil)
  • Tone Eli Moseid – Library Services to People with Special Needs Section – IFLA (Norway)

Saturday, 08 October
09.30 – 12.30 – Roundtable 3: The future of scientific and intellectual production

  • *Marco Antonio Zago – Pró-Reitoria de Pesquisa/USP (ROUNDTABLE COORDINATOR) (Brazil)
  • Antonio M. Cunha – University of  Minho (Portugal)
  • Brandon Butler – Policy Initiatives-Association of Research Library (USA)
  • Stuart Shieber – Office for Scholarly Communication – Harvard University (USA)
14.00-17.00 – Roundtable 4: The future of libraries
  • Sueli Mara Soares Pinto Ferreira – Integrated Library System-SIBiUSP (ROUNDTABLE COORDINATOR) (Brazil)
  • David Palmer – Scholarly Communications Team Leader, Hong Kong University (Hong Kong)
  • Mandy Stewart – British Library (UK)
  • Pedro Puntoni –Brasiliana Guita e José Mindlin Library of USP (Brazil)

General Secretary: Eloy Rodriguez – Documentation Services, University of  Minho (Portugal)

International Observer: Malgorzata Lisowska Navarro – Library System, Universidad del Rosario (Colombia)

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