Program Satellite Meeting 2019 Belgrade

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“Local History and Genealogy in Multiethnic Societies: The Impact of Genetic Mapping and Digitized Sources”


“Libraries as  Mediators, Producers and Partners in the Development of Community Awareness and Cultural Understanding”

The IFLA Local History and Genealogy Section joint with the IFLA Asia and Oceania Section, invites to IFLA WLIC Preconference Satellite Meeting in Belgrade, Serbia, 21-22 August 2019

Sponsored by
The University Library “Svetozar Markovic”,
71 Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

For Conference Information, Travel etc., see:


         DAY ONE – Wednesday, 21 August

   Conference Chair: Laila Hussein Moustafa, USA

         09.15-09.45  Check-in.  Coffee/Tea


         09.45-10.00  Opening. Practical Information


         10.00-11.00  Special session: Digital Resources for Librarians

FamilySearch Wiki – Together we can accomplish more.Presentation by Russell
Lynch and Cherie Bush, FamilySearch International, USA (15 mins)
DNA Resources for Librarians. Presentation by Russell Lynch and Cherie Bush (15)

Small group discussion (30 minutes) – presenters rotate

         SHORT BREAK


        11.10-13.00  World Café One

  1. Local Chronicles Museums and Libraries in China: Digital Development and Community Outreach. Xiangde Ji & Dan Liu, Chinese Local Chronicles Guidance Group, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China (15 mins – incl. translation)
  2. Communication and Culture along the Jiangsu Grand Canal. Du Ping-Ping, Library, China University of Minging and Technology Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China & Lyuke, Shanghai Publishing and Printing College, Shanghai, China (15)
  3. Standardization of Chinese Local History Compilations. Xinli Qiu & Yongjin Zhou, Chinese Local Chronicles Guidance Group, China (15)
  4. Comparison Study of Terms of Genealogy, Whakapapa, and Family Chronicles of Maoris and Amis. Chihfeng P. Lin, Shih Hsin University, Taiwan (10)Discussion in two groups – with translations (60 minutes) – (presented by Takashi Nagatsuka).

    13.00-14.00  LUNCH BREAK


    14.00-15.45  World Café Two

  5. A Digital Library in the Service of Genetic Genealogy. Velibor Mihich, Milan Rajevac, Branko Todorovic, Society of Serbian Genealogists “Origin”, Serbia (10)
  6. Digital Collaboration: Linkages among Local History Collections in Japan. Takashi Nagatsuka, Tsurumi University, Japan (10)
  7. “Coffee with an Experience”: Library Based Conversations Circles in Rio de Janeiro. Simone Paiva, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Brasil (10)
  8. Participants Remember the Drama Festival “Atgaiva”. Digital Video and Audio Certificates and Their Usage in Educational Activities.  Inga Petkunaite, Šiauliai County Povilas Višinskis Public Library (ŠCPL), Lithuania (10)

         Discussion in four groups (60 minutes) – presenters rotate

       16.00-17.30 DINNER BREAK

18.00 – 20.00 Special event: Library tour

This walking tour starts at 18.00 at the National Library of Serbia and ends at the Belgrade City Library. On the way we will see the remains of the National Library of Serbia before the Second World War. The tour, which lasts for two hours, is guided by Mr Dragan Milošević, a historian and professional tour guide. The guide speaks English and the tour is free of charge.

      DAY TWO – Thursday, 22 August

      10.00 – 12.00  World Cafe Three

9.  Preserving Cultural Heritage in Rural Areas: The Case of the Park County Local
History Archives
Krystyna K. Matusiak, Michelle Schierburg, Renée Bedard,
University of Denver, Colorado, USA (10)

Strategies and Initiatives for Preserving Memories of 1984 Anti-Sikh
       Riots. Simran Kaur, University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University,
Chandigarh, India (10)

The Igboana Collection: Restoring Vitality to Igbo Language and 
       Culture. Mercy Ifeyinwa Anyaegbu, Nnamdi Azikawe University, Awka,
Nigeria (10)

12.  Memories of Travel – The Europeana Migration project in Romania.
       Cristina Ioana Roiu, Romanian Academy Library, Romania (10)

      Discussion in four groups (60 minutes) – presenters rotate

     12.00-12.15 Closing


     12.15-13.00 LUNCH 

13.00-14.00 University Library in Belgrade guided tour in English

     15.00-18.00 TESLA HISTORIC TOUR 

This walking tour starts at 15:00 at Studentski trg, next to the Rectorate building of the University of Belgrade. It includes a visit to the Old Town (Stari Dvor) and it ends at the Nikola Tesla Museum at 18:00. Along the way we will see some of the most prominent sights in Belgrade, including places associated with Nikola Tesla. The guide speaks English. The price is 10 EUR (paid at the registration desk) and includes the ticket to the Museum.

Here is some background information about Nikola Tesla:  The great inventor Nikola Tesla was born in Serbia, which was then ruled by Austria,  in 1856. After studies of engineering and physics he worked as an electrical engineer in various cities in the Austrian Empire until he emigrated to the United States in 1884. There he played a major role in developing motors and other devices that used alternating (rather than direct) current (AC). He became rich by selling patents based on his early inventions and spent the money to explore different ways of using electricity – including electric cars and wireless transmission of energy. He continued to work as an inventor until his death in 1943, although his many patents did not lead to commercial success.  Today, however, there is a growing interest in his ideas throughout the world.


Bozena Rasmussen 13th August, 2019.