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  • Eighth International Conference “Crimea 2001”
    "Libraries and Associations in the Transient World:
    New Technologies and New Forms of Cooperation"

    Sudak, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine, June 9-17, 2001


    The Conference "Crimea 2001" will be held under the aegis of IFLA

    The year 2001 topic: Producers and Users of Printed and Electronic Information on the Way to the Information Society

    Main venue: Sudak

    Guest sessions: Yalta, Alushta, Feodosia, Kerch, and Stary Krym

    Main organizer of the Conference:

    • Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology, Moscow, Russia
    Co-organizers of the Conference:
    • Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia
    • Ministry of Culture and Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
    • Ministry of Culture of Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine
    • Russian State Library, Moscow, Russia
    • M.I. Rudomino All-Russian State Library for Foreign Literature, Moscow, Russia
    • International Association of Users and Developers of Electronic Libraries and New Information Technologies, Moscow, Russia
    • Open Society Institute - Russia (Soros Foundation), Moscow, Russia
    • International Library, Information, and Analytical Center, Washington, D.C., USA
    • V.I. Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
    • Sci-Tech Library of "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" Ukrainian National Technical University, Kyiv, Ukraine
    • International Renaissance Foundation, Kyiv, Ukraine
    • The British Council in Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
    Local co-organizers
    • I. Franko Republican Universal Scientific Library, Simferopol, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine
    • I. Gasprinsky Republican Crimean Tatar Library, Simferopol, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine
    • "Biont" and "Laspi" Companies, Yevpatoria, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine
    • "Sudak" Tourist and Health Center, Sudak, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine
    The participation of sponsors and other co-organizers is invited.

    The Eighth International Conference will be held in Sudak and in other famous Crimean towns: Yalta, Alushta, Feodosia, Kerch, and Stary Krym. Sudak is one of the most beautiful and tranquil locales on the Crimean Black Sea coast. The history of Sudak dates to antiquity. It is a small Crimean town of unfailing charm, surrounded by fantastic mountains crowned with picturesque ruins of the medieval Genoese fortress.

    The Conference venue, "Sudak" Tourist and Health Center, is a complex of twenty modern buildings in a garden setting.

    The adjacent beach, some two kilometers long, might well be the best in the Crimea.

    The beach, restaurants, cafes and shops are located on the territory of Sudak Tourist and Health Center.

    Other Crimean towns that will welcome the participants in "Crimea 2001" Conference are also famous and popular outside of the Crimea. A special place among these towns belongs to Yalta.

    During the "Crimea 2001", the "Sudak" Tourist and Health Center will accommodate only the participants in the Conference. The best conference rooms in Yalta, Alushta, Feodosia, Kerch and Stary Krym will be placed at guest and satellite events disposal.

    Discover new picturesque places of the Crimea!


    The following topics for presentations and discussions at sections, round tables, workshops and other events are envisaged:

    • Worldwide Information Infrastructure and Interlibrary Cooperation in the Information Society
    • Development and Preservation of Library Collections. Cooperation of Libraries, Publishers and Book Market
    • Official Publications
    • Online Technologies, CD-ROM, Electronic Publications and Internet in Libraries
    • Electronic (Digital) Libraries
    • Automated Library Systems and Technologies
    • Information Support of Education and Information Society
    • Corporate Library and Information Systems
    • Information and Linguistic Support of Library and Information Systems
    • Library Staff, Profession and Education
    • Development of Library Collections in National Languages
    • Libraries, Municipal Information and Regional Studies
    • Library and Information Services for the Disadvantaged
    • Libraries and Museums in Global Information and Cultural Environment
    • Bibliography and Library Science
    • Ethics and Security of Electronic Information
    • Ecological Information and the Role of Libraries
    • Corporate Libraries
    • History and Theory of Library Science
    • Legal and Business Information
    A series of satellite events is also envisaged including annual conferences of library associations and professional groups.

    The list of sections, round tables, workshops and additional events will be continuously updated and will be finalized by the Program Committee in April 2001.


    The Organizing Committee seeks original research and application-oriented papers, not previously presented elsewhere, which make new contributions to the topics listed above. You are invited to submit an abstract of your proposed paper for consideration by the Conference Program Committee in the electronic form.

    The following guidelines should be observed in the preparation and submission of your papers:

    1. The abstract should be a precis of your paper and should not exceed 0.5-0.7 A4 page in length.

    2. The heading should include the title of your paper, followed by the names and affiliations of the author(s) and the name and address, FAX number and email address of the author who will be presenting the paper at the Conference.

    3. The deadline for the receipt of abstracts is March 15, 2001.

    4. Abstracts for papers to be written and presented in the English language should be sent to Dr. Lester J. Pourciau, Deputy Chair, International Organizing Committee, e-mail:

    Abstracts for papers to be written and presented in the Russian or Ukrainian languages should be sent to Dr. Yakov Shraiberg, Chair, International Organizing Committee, and First Deputy Director, Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology, e-mail:

    5. Upon acceptance of abstracts, authors will be required to forward to full texts of papers by April 15, 2001. Anticipated length of accepted papers should be no more than 6 A4 pages. Short CV of the author is recommended.

    Plenary and guest speakers' papers are up to 30 minutes. Sections' and workshops' papers are up to 20 minutes. Communications are up to 10 minutes. Poster paper: 10 copies (to be provided by the speaker).


    Simultaneous interpretation will be provided at the Conference.


    Conference registration fee is $200 for a full participant and $100 for an accompanying person. The registration fee covers:
    - participation in the Conference and a free ticket to the Vendor Exhibits
    - collection of the Conference proceedings and information materials
    - social and cultural events including a one-day tour, a concert, and Conference receptions
    - Simferopol - Sudak - Simferopol bus transfer on the dates of arrival (June 9 and 10) and departure (June 16 and 17)
    - transportation for guest events to other towns of Crimea
    - organizational expenses for visa support in Moscow and Kyiv.

    Each participant may register up to 2 accompanying persons.


    Participants in five or more previous "Crimea" conferences will be entitled to free registration and free additional social events. Chairpersons and the Crimean Club members, elected by the Conference Organizing Committee, will also receive a free conference registration.

    Participants in four previous "Crimea" conferences will be registered at a 50% discount.

    You are kindly requested to complete the registration form and send it by fax or e-mail or register online no later than 15 April, 2001.


    Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis.

    The accommodation fee (three meals a day included) is fixed and covers the whole stay from noon June 9 through noon June 17, 2001 irrespective of the dates of arrival and departure within this period:

    two-room apartment (prices per person) one-room apartment (prices per person)
    single $ 950 single $ 750
    double $ 550 double $ 425

    Room features: private bathroom, toilet, TV, refrigerator, telephone.
    Daily rates are possible upon the Organizing Committee authorization.


    The Vendor Exhibits will be opened during the Conference to present information products, services, automated systems, software packages, CD-ROM products, books, journals, and other publications. Companies' presentations may be arranged on a preliminary request.

    Exhibition fee (stand rental) covers a table, 2 chairs, partitions, and a power socket:
    2.5 m x 2 m (standard) $300
    5 m x 2 m (extended) $500

    Computers, other equipment and furniture rental are available on a preliminary request.

    E-mail, fax and the Internet service will be provided on a charged basis by the Conference service center.

    There is an additional charge for ALL payments received after April 15, 2001.

    Accommodation and registration fees, stand rental payments received after April 15 will be:
    Before May 15, 2001 – 110%
    Before June 9, 2001 – 120%


    Submission deadline March 15, 2001
    Delivery of full papers April 15, 2001
    Penalty-free registration April 15, 2001
    CRIMEA-2001 International Conference June 9-17, 2001

    Arrival dates are June 9 and 10, 2001.
    Departure dates are June 16 and 17, 2001.
    Professional program: June 11-15
    Please note that cancellations made after May 9 will result in no refund.


    The Conference additional services: pre- and post-conference stay and tour program at "Sudak" Tourist and Health Center (May 25-June 9 or June 17-30). Special conference discount is available.

    The Organizing Committee will render assistance in booking travel tickets within Russia and Ukraine.

    For further information please contact the Organizing Committee.
    Tel: +7(095) 924-9458, +7(095) 923-9998
    Fax: +7(095) 921-9862, +7(095) 925-9750

    Regional managers:
    North America, Central America and Caribbean:
    Tel: +7(095) 921-2563

    Tel: +7(095) 924-9458

    South America, Africa, Australia, and Oceania:
    Tel: +7(095) 923-4124

    The Conference Web-sites:
    (for online registration also)


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