The international Forum INTEGRATING BULGARIAN LIBRARY RESOURCES: NALIS – GATEWAY TO BULGARIAN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES, organised by NALIS, gathered key speakers from US, UK, Germany, Bulgaria and was welcomed by the US Ambassador in Bulgaria
The event took place on the 23 and 24 of September in Sofia. On the 23 at the National Library R. Ovenden, the Keeper of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts and Associate Director of the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford, presented the Bulgarian library audience with the recent developments at the Bodleian Libraries. Dr. Ovenden’s lecture attracted many listeners – not only librarians, but also scholars and scientists, so the Reading Room No.5 was literary crowded with people. See the presentation and some pictures.
On the 24 the NALIS Foundation was presented to the Bulgarian society, its integrated catalogue was opened to public, some global tendencies in the integration of library resources were discussed together with the library policies in the respective states. The forum was attended by more than 200 librarians, computer specialists, scholars and scientists who actively participated with various questions. Invited were also representatives of the Bulgarian government and certain non-governmental organisations. See some pictures and presentations.