National Library and Archives of Iran hosting the 5th Users Group Meeting in Tehran


 “The fifth Meeting of the UNIMARC Users Group which is the first meeting of its kind in the Middle East will be held during the days of the 4th Annual Congress of Information Science Specialists” Saeedeh Akbari Daryan (an assistant professor of the NLAI announced.

The secretary of the IranMARC Committee said: “IranMARC development project has begun since 2016 and finalized on September 2018. She added that the book “IranMARC Manual: Bibliographic format” will be published by the March 2019.

The UNIMARC Meeting programme was prepared during the IFLA Congress 2017 to be implemented for the November 2018 in Tehran, and we are deliberately willing it to be coincided with the days of the Congress in order to benefit from the speeches of Ms. Gordana Mazic (The Chair of the Permanent UNIMARC Committee) at the opening, as well as providing opportunity for anyone who is interested in participating in the IranMARC issue.

She added that the chair of the UNIMARC Committee is the Keynote Speakers at the opening ceremony of the fourth congress. In aftermath, the visit of the Alzahra University and the National Palace of Golestan are scheduled. On the second day, the meeting will be run from 10:30 to 17:30.

It is worth mentioning that, 2 hours of the meeting is dedicated to the Iranian experts to talk about their experience on the UNIMARC ,in which, Dr Fattahi (Professor at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad) Dr. Zahra Shadman, (Faculty member of National Library of Iran) and Mr. Hasan Bagheri (Project Manager, National Library Integrated Software (RASA)) and I will deliver our speeches.

On the third day, a visit to the National Library of Iran and the Book Garden as well as meeting with the Head of NLAI and Dr. Khosravi will also be scheduled.

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Akbari Daryan stated: "In addition to the speech by Ms. Gordana Mazic, we will have a speech by Ms. Olga Zhelobinskaya about the archival description through using UNIMARC in the Yeltsin presidential library, which will certainly be useful for the archivists. We will also benefit from the speech made by Dr. Aleš Bošnjak. regarding the experience of UNIMARC in Slovenia.

At the end, she said: We are pleased to invite anyone who is interested in the issue of Knowledge organization and MARC to attend the meeting.