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80th General Conference and Assembly of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) began its work
On August 17th, Lyon Convention Centre (Convention Centre) held an official Opening Ceremony for 80th IFLA Congress. 
80th General Conference and Assembly of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) brings together specialists from all over the world to exchange ideas, share experiences, present for discussion of new information technologies and achievements in librarianship.
During the conference an exhibition showcasing the latest developments in the field of information and library technologies and the newest edition in print and electronic form was exposed.
The forum started in the sections covering the various aspects of librarianship, as well as the development of libraries in different parts of the world. 
President of the National Library of France Bruno Reysin, Lyon Mayor George Kepeneklan, IFLA President Sinikka Sipilä, as well as other officials and invited guests addressed their welcoming speeches to the participants of the Congress. 
 Speakers talked about the role of libraries in modern society and the main trends in the development of libraries such as innovation in library activities, creating digital (electronic) libraries and readers’ access to information resources.
2014 was declared to be the Year of Libraries in France. The Government focuses on the creation of electronic resources. Only the National Library of France provides online access into 3 million publications. Also, the Government is focusing on school libraries and provision of open access for readers. “Strong library is a strong society and a strong state” - such is the basis of national policy in France. Providing library services for people with disabilities is an important issue of national policy as well.
Later on August 17th Congress library equipment, software products and innovative solutions exhibition was exposed in the exhibition hall of Exhibition center. Since August 18th the work is taking place in the breakout sessions.
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