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Re: [ba-unrev-talk] Day 1 report from Doug's visit to Singapore for the World Library Summit

I believe the World Library Summit "Global Knowledge Renaissance" link
should be: http://www.wls.com.sg/? (not .gov)    (01)

Matthew A. Schneider    (02)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mei Lin Fung" <meilin@ix.netcom.com>
To: "Karen Risa Robbins" <krobbins@amtech-usa.org>;
<ba-unrev-talk@bootstrap.org>; "Mary Coppernoll" <Coppernoll@bootstrap.org>;
"Eugene Miya" <miya@mail.arc.nasa.gov>
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 5:36 PM
Subject: [ba-unrev-talk] Day 1 report from Doug's visit to Singapore for the
World Library Summit    (03)

> Cast of characters:
> Doug - Dr. Douglas C. Engelbart
> Bill - Bill Zoellick. www.fastwater.com Working with Doug on Singapore
> initiatives as case studies for Bootstrap Alliance
> Mei Lin - Mei Lin Fung www.isoe.com Chair of the Core Planning Committee,
> Bootstrap Alliance
> World Library Summit "Global Knowledge Renaissance" www.wls.gov.sg
> Day 1 Monday April 22, 2002
> It's the beginning of the first full day in Singapore for Doug, Bill and
> Lin. A delegation of 4, with limo, backup luggage cab and more, met us at
> the airport in the wee small hours of 4/21, then accompanied us to the
> to " make sure we check in ok". Eastern hospitality is easy to get used
> Doug has a palatial suite with fresh flowers in every room, fruit bowl and
> even a finger bowl with an orchid floating in it! Breakfast on Monday is
> with Julie Sabaratnam, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Singapore
> National Library - assigned as Doug's personal liaison for the enter
> duration of our stay, we have instructions to call her anytime of the day
> night if we need help. Over breakfast we meet Prof. Bob Usherwood, Prof.
> Librarianship at the Dept of Info. Studies at the U. of Sheffkeld, UK, and
> former president of the UK Library Association. His latest book? The
> Library as Public Knowledge, 1999.
> We also meet the most prolific Map collector in the world, 80,000 maps!!!!
> And Ann Okerson, from Yale University - organizer at Yale of the North
> Research Libraries consortium, 21 large research libraries that negotiate
> licenses for electronic information, she's also a founding spirit of the
> Internatinoal Coalition of Library Consortia. She's talking about
> and Copyright and how the thoughtful application of priciples of copyright
> can be applied to licensing practices and bring libraries and readers the
> best of both regimes. I can't wait to hear what she has to say about this
> tricky area! She does say, its not going to be easy.
> The rest of the day, we work on Doug's keynote talks. Now we've got some
> sense of the local color and conference flavor, its easier to adjust it to
> connect to the people who are coming. All 850 registrants!
> About Singapore, libraries
> The conference program notes that a recent Wall Street Journal article
> described Singapore libraries as "trendsetting". Two out of every 3
> Singaporeans are members of the public library. The country has spent half
> billion US $'s in the past 5 years on upgrading their libraries which now
> are being built at a size of 100,000 square feet. Library loans are up
> fold since 1995.
> See below for the welcome messages. Some interesting themes going on in
> conference.
> Dr. Tan Chin Nam, Chairman of the National Library Board of Singapore and
> chief civil servant in the Ministray of Information, Technology and the
> Arts:
> The World Library Summit is a pacesetting effort in addresswing the key
> issues aaffecting the evolution of knowledge societies in globalised
> The post 9-11 world calls for greater connectivity, convergence and
> collaboration among nations and across different cultures. Creating,
> an ddeploying knowledge to benefit societies and humanity hae become more
> pressing. ... How to remain relevant in a rapidly transforming knowledge
> infrastructure rests in the skills of today's librarians..
> The Summit is founded on three main ideas: Knowledge Augmentation,
> Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Governance..The exposure to 60 world
> and architects of knowledge communities will stimulate sharing, diffusion
> and exchange, giving birth to new ideas, a new hope for tomorrow and a
> better world for all.
> (650) 328 3816
> Palo Alto
>    (04)