On November 5-9, 2008, in Sofia (Bulgaria) took place the General Assembly eIFL.net 2008. Representatives of National Library of Belarus participated in the event.
About 100 experts from 50 countries participated in the conference. International coordinators of programs eIFL.net, representatives of libraries, universities, scientific organizations, and foreign publishing houses and information companies read their papers.
A.V. Skalaban, the representative of National Library of Belarus read a paper “Use of Web 2.0 technologies in modern libraries: National Library of Belarus’ experience” highly appreciated by participants of the conference. Information on the opening of the NLB’s virtual reading room and use of RSS-technologies in the Library attracted a particular attention of participants.
During the conference took place preliminary talks with the heads of eIFL.net Rima Kuprite and Monika Zegbert on opportunities of membership and cooperation of National Library of Belarus with eIFL.net.
Representatives of 20 publishing houses and producers of electronic resources are willing to offer the test access to their resources for the NLB users, as well as organize presentations and training seminars since 2009.